Ebby Halliday Cos. Expands Leadership Structure


Ebby Halliday Companies Expands Leadership Structure

 

The Ebby Halliday Companies, the No. 1 residential real estate firm in Texas by sales volume, announced today that the company has expanded its leadership structure to include two regional vice presidents. Carolyn Rosson, sales manager of the Southlake Office, and Malinda Howell, sales manager of the 190 – Richardson Office, have been named regional vice presidents. Rosson and Howell will report to President and CEO Chris Kelly.

 

“Carolyn and Malinda, both respected leaders in the residential real estate industry, will assist and support our sales managers across the North Texas region, as well as our core services, in delivering a remarkable experience to our clients and sales associates,” Kelly said. “Both Malinda and Carolyn have demonstrated exceptional leadership over the years and we are very happy to have them in positions where they can mentor and assist a wider range of sales managers and associates.”

 

Rosson, an industry leader on the local, state and national levels, has created top-producing offices for 25 years by focusing on building a dynamic culture. Rosson began her sales management career in the Las Colinas market and in 2008 became the manager of Ebby’s Southlake Office. She has served on the board of directors of the MetroTex Association of Realtors and as regional vice president of the Texas Association of Realtors. Rosson is Maestro Leadership-certified by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World.

 

Howell began her real estate career with Ebby Halliday in 1998. Also, an industry leader on the local, state and national levels, she possesses a vast knowledge of the Dallas-Fort Worth area and has long served as a mentor to new and experienced real estate agents, as well as new sales managers. Howell is a member of the board of directors of the Texas Association of Realtors and has served as chairwoman of the political action committee for MetroTex Association of Realtors. She is Maestro Leadership-certified by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World.

 

“I am very happy to welcome Malinda and Carolyn to our senior management team,” said Kelly. “This new structure positions the Ebby Halliday Companies for an even brighter future. Our goal is to serve our sales associates with world-class tools and our clients with exceptional service, as they make one of the most financially important decisions of their lives.”

 

PHOTO: Regional Vice Presidents Malinda Howell, left, and Carolyn Rosson with President and CEO Chris Kelly

Holiday Market Benefits Collin County Charities


Holiday Market Benefits Collin County Charities

 

Ebby Halliday Realtors is a sponsor of the Junior League of Collin County’s 23rd-Annual ’Neath the Wreath Holiday Gift Market, which takes place November 8-11 at The Plano Event Center, 2000 E. Spring Creek Parkway. The market features the best in unique holiday and home décor, ladies clothing, accessories, gifts, jewelry, children’s items and gourmet food from over 100 carefully selected merchants.

 

’Neath the Wreath provides critical funding for the Junior League of Collin County, a nonprofit organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

 

Advance tickets to ’Neath the Wreath are $12 at area Tom Thumb stores. Tickets are $15 online and at the door. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit neaththewreath.org.

Dreaming of a Home Near the Slopes?


Dreaming of a Home Near the Slopes?

 

When it comes to talk of vacation homes among well-heeled North Texans, there’s one town on the tip of every tongue: Vail.

 

Dreaming of a Home Near the Slopes?

 

The Ebby Halliday Companies’ Corporate Real Estate Services Department recently hosted top agent Liz Leeds of Vail’s leading brokerage and fellow Luxury Portfolio International member Slifer Smith & Frampton for a casual come-and-go to learn more about the second-home market in Vail. The event, which took place at Ebby’s new 15,000-square-foot Education and Marketing Center, provided an excellent opportunity for Ebby Halliday Companies agents to get to know one of Vail’s top agents, according to Karen Greene, vice president and director of corporate real estate services.

 

Dreaming of a Home Near the Slopes?

 

Selecting representation when buying or selling a luxury property is critical to your experience and success, says Greene. The Ebby Halliday Companies can help through its affiliations with Luxury Portfolio International, the luxury marketing arm of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World network. This best-of-the-best networks offers connections worldwide to brokerages and agents who are experts in their local markets.

 

Dreaming of a Home Near the Slopes?

 

Luxury Portfolio International is a unified collection of the world’s most-experienced, visible and highly regarded experts in luxury real estate, marketing over 50,000 properties annually on the award-winning luxuryportfolio.com and in prestigious publications around the globe. Luxury Portfolio markets more $1 million-plus listings than any other luxury real estate network.

 

Dreaming of a Home Near the Slopes?

 

To discover many of the world’s most extraordinary properties currently for sale, visit luxuryportfolio.com. Learn more about Ebby Halliday Realtors and all of our services at the award-winning ebby.com.

 

Dreaming of a Home Near the Slopes?

 

Dreaming of a Home Near the Slopes?

12 Must-See Open Houses This Weekend


If you’re in the market for a home in North Texas, you’ve come to the right place. Enjoy your weekend with Ebby Halliday Realtors at these exceptional properties.

 

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3513 Potomac Avenue | Highland Park | $1,799,000

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10 Sarah Nash Court | Dallas | $1,699,000

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8124 Castlebridge | The Colony | $1,295,000

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3709 Sunrise Ranch Road | Southlake | $949,500

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610 Oak Grove Lane | Coppell | $800,000

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1425 Waltham Drive | Southlake | $715,000

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210 Boisenberry Drive | Garland | $699,900

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4411 Highlander Drive | Far North Dallas | $649,900

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3721 Spicewood Drive | Prosper | $649,000

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2405 Grant Court | Heath | $575,000

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5334 Bowser Avenue | Oak Lawn | $574,993

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908 Haines Avenue | Bishop Arts District | $525,000

 

To view all the wonderful homes open this weekend and discover dates and times, visit EbbyOpenHouses.com.

 

Ebby Halliday Companies Announces New CEO


Ebby Halliday Companies Announces New CEO

 

The Ebby Halliday Companies announced today that Chris Kelly has been named chief executive officer. Mary Frances Burleson, longtime president and CEO, will now focus on the Ebby Halliday Foundation, a nonprofit organization created to honor the legacy and philanthropic commitment of the company’s namesake, Ebby Halliday. Ebby Halliday Companies is owned by HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate and the nation’s second-largest residential real estate brokerage company.

Kelly joined ReeceNichols Real Estate, HomeServices’ wholly-owned company based in Kansas City, in 2007 and served as corporate legal counsel before being promoted to chief administrative officer of ReeceNichols Real Estate, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Kansas City Realty, Kansas City Title and its other affiliated businesses and services in 2013. In this role, Kelly was actively engaged in virtually all aspects of brokerage operations and as a licensed broker, Kelly provided guidance and direction to the company’s 2,600 licensed REALTORS®. In 2017, Kelly joined HomeServices as Senior Counsel where he supported the company’s acquisitions and technology initiatives.

 

As CEO of the Ebby Halliday Companies, Kelly will shape the company’s strategy and direct operations with a focus on driving future growth while preserving Ebby’s legacy of exceeding clients’ expectations. “Mary Frances and her exceptional leadership team set an incredible level of excellence for the company,” Kelly said. “I am thrilled to join this team of immensely talented agents, sales managers, employees and lending and title professionals. The opportunity to help lead this iconic company to its next level of growth and performance is both humbling and exciting.”

 

“I am pleased to welcome Chris as CEO of the Ebby Halliday Companies,” said Ron Peltier, chairman and CEO of HomeServices. “Chris understands the real estate business from all perspectives and is keenly aware of the opportunities and challenges faced every day in brokerage offices. He is the right leader to grow the company and help position the agents for even greater success.”

 

Mary Frances joined the Ebby Halliday Companies in 1958 and held numerous leadership positions before being named president and CEO in 1989. Throughout her career she has instilled the Ebby Halliday culture of delivering exceptional service through teamwork, market knowledge, empathy for others and integrity as she has set the strategy and led the company’s expansion and day-to-day operations for more than 1,700 sales associates.

 

“I am proud of everyone at Ebby Halliday and what we have achieved,” said Burleson. “Honoring Ebby’s legacy of service to the client, service to the industry and service to the communityhas always been a top priority for me. Chris has shown himself to be a leader with impeccable business ethics, personal sincerity and a deep understanding of the real estate business — all values that align with our heritage while pointing to an exciting future. I believe that Ebby would agree that with Chris at the helm, the future of Ebby Halliday couldn’t be brighter.”

 

“Chris brings extensive industry knowledge to the Ebby Halliday Companies and the HomeServices executive team. I am confident that under his leadership, the Ebby Halliday Companies are well-positioned for future growth,” concluded Peltier. “Mary Frances helped guide Ebby Halliday to become one of the country’s foremost real estate companies. On behalf of HomeServices, we thank Mary Frances for her years of service and her vision and leadership, which helped the Ebby Halliday Companies achieve the market-leading position they enjoy today.”

 

Dallas-based Ebby Halliday, REALTORS® (ebby.com) is the largest residential real estate company in Texas by sales volume and ranked 12th in the United States, according to the 2017 REAL Trends 500report. Founded in 1945, the company has almost 2,000 agents and staff in 35 offices spanning 12,000 square miles of North Texas. In 2017, the company participated in over 18,800 transactions with a sales volume of more than $8 billion. The company acquired Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate (daveperrymiller.com) in 2007, and Williams Trew (williamstrew.com) in 2014. It also has affiliated mortgage and title businesses.

 

HomeServices of America is the country’s second-largest residential real estate brokerage company and, is through its operating companies, one of the country’s premier providers of homeownership services, including brokerage, mortgage, franchising, title, escrow, insurance, and relocation services. HomeServices of America is the owner of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and Real Living Real Estate franchise networks. HomeServices is owned by Berkshire Hathaway Energy, a consolidated subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. HomeServices’ operating companies offer integrated real estate services, including brokerage services, mortgage originations, title and closing services, property and casualty insurance, home warranties, and other homeownership services. HomeServices Relocation, LLC, is the full-service relocation arm of HomeServices of America, which provides every aspect of domestic and international relocation to corporations around the world. Information about HomeServices is available at homeservices.com.

North Texas Luxury Home Market Grows


North Texas Luxury Home Market Grows

 

The fall/winter 2018 edition of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living magazine, the luxury-home publication of Ebby Halliday Realtors and Fort Worth-based Williams Trew Real Estate, recently mailed to more than 60,000 luxury homes across the Dallas-Fort Worth area. As the magazine’s market update feature, “Luxury Home Market Spotlight,” points out, the North Texas region’s thriving economy continues to spur growth in luxury home sales.

 

In the past year, 5.9 percent more homes priced at $800,000 and above have been purchased in the region than during the prior 12 months, according to North Texas Real Estate Information Systems, Inc. MLS statistics. Luxury home sales are up 3.6 percent in Dallas County, 12.1 percent in Tarrant County, and down 5.3% in Collin County.

 

In addition to featuring some of Dallas-Fort Worth’s premier luxury properties, the 26th edition of Grand Vie offers a plethora of interesting editorial content, including “Add a Little Sparkle to Your Holiday,” featuring the Jay Strongwater Collection; “At Home with Mayor Betsy Price,” offering a peek inside the favorite room of Fort Worth’s mayor; “Fresh Openings,” showcasing new retailers and restaurants around town; “Houses of Art,” featuring some of the area’s top cultural events of the season; special sections for lake, farm, ranch and recreation properties; and LuxeTrends, showcasing a collection of the latest luxury lifestyle must-haves. Also in the fall/winter edition: Partner and designer at IBB Design Fine Furnishings, Shay Geyer, shares insight into permanent botanicals for your home.

 

View the digital version of Grand Vie to learn more about the North Texas luxury home market and the extraordinary homes now available at grandviemagazine.com.

 

Not Your Average Pumpkins


It’s the time of year when pumpkin-filled porches are seen in every neighborhood anticipating the welcome of trick-or-treaters. Adorn your stoop with something different this Halloween and draw inspiration from these unique pumpkin decorating ideas.

 

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Unicorn Dreams

Using a few basic craft supplies (think acrylic paint, clay, a hot glue gun), customize any pumpkin into the dreamy-eyed face of a sweet mystical creature or your favorite  pet.

 

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Glitz & Glam

With a little glue or paint and a lot of glitter, have fun mixing designs and colors for pumpkins that sparkle.

 

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Autumnal Bouquet

The easiest pumpkin you’ll ever carve requires slicing off the top, clearing the insides, inserting flowers and you have a pretty pumpkin bouquet — it even makes for the perfect centerpiece well into November.

 

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Chalk It Up

With a coat or two of chalk paint, you can swap out Halloween messages and spooky silhouettes for days.

 

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Spray It Gold

A can of spray paint and a cardboard box are all you need to make simple, chic pumpkins in any color scheme — but isn’t everything prettier in gold?

 

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Melted Magic

Just as it sounds, melt wax (or crayons) in your favorite color combinations for a unique work of art. A bit trickier than the rest, but worth the extra effort.

 

Black and rose cold colored pumpkins

Constellation Creation

Get creative with paint designs by doodling your favorite constellations and add a ribbon or two for good measure.

 

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Gorgeous Gourds

Mix and match your favorite glitter and metallic paints for stylish, hand-crafted cuteness.

Love This Listing: Richardson Retreat


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This stunning, single-story home offers fantastic lighting and designer finishes throughout. Situated in Richardson’s gated Cantera community, the luxurious custom residence features spacious bedrooms, a serene master suite and an exceptional backyard. Watch the video to learn more about why we love this listing.

Need-to-Know Numbers:

5209 Limestone Court
• $1,180,000
• 4 bedrooms
• 4 baths, 1 half-bath
•4,956 square feet

10 Must-See Open Houses This Weekend


If you’re in the market for a home in North Texas, you’ve come to the right place. Enjoy your weekend with Ebby Halliday Realtors at these exceptional properties.

 

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3111 Welborn Street, No. 1703 | Oak Lawn | $1,550,000

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5104 Forest Grove Lane | Plano | $1,250,000

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6236 Turner Way | North Dallas | $1,200,000

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4003 Lost Hollow Court | Parker | $850,000

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418 Valencia Street | Hollywood Heights | $614,500

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2211 Arbol Way | Prosper | $555,000

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2608 Green Oak Drive | Carrollton | $535,000

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1807 Park Highland Way | Arlington | $410,000

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1303 Luverne Drive | Wylie | $385,000

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209 S. Edgefield Avenue | Winnetka Heights | $375,000

 

To view all the wonderful homes open this weekend and discover dates and times, visit EbbyOpenHouses.com.

Architectural Tour Features Distinctive Dilbeck Residences


 

Architectural Tour Features Distinctive Dilbeck Residences

Ebby Halliday Realtors is proud to be a house sponsor of the 2018 Preservation Dallas Fall Architectural Tour, which offers a look inside seven of Charles Dilbeck’s most distinctive residential projects in Dallas. With everything from Dilbeck’s ubiquitous Ranch house, to French Norman estates, to his quirky storybook cottages, the lineup promises a day of magic. The tour, which takes place Saturday, October 27, will be a showcase of rarely seen Dilbeck homes – an opportunity you won’t want to miss.

 

Born in 1907, Charles Dilbeck worked at an early age in Tulsa creating and adapting plans for builders. His lumberyard architect experience directed him toward displays of rough and refined woods, and handcrafted details. Dilbeck took credit for designing the first Texas ranch house and while regional houses are typically attributed to David Williams and O’Neil Ford, Dilbeck was simultaneously designing these homes with fireplaces for screened-in porches, hand-carved mantels, hammered metal work, herringbone patterned plank ceilings, oversized fireplaces and floor plans to capture the southeastern breezes in the summer. Part of Dilbeck’s genius was to create equal volume regardless of the space … small rooms with soaring ceilings and large rooms with more traditional ceiling heights.

 

Architectural Tour Features Distinctive Dilbeck Residences

The day will begin at the Angelika Film Center with morning refreshments and an architectural discussion highlighting Dilbeck’s life and architectural style. A second-to-none team of Dilbeck aficionados has been assembled for all tour facets, including symposium speakers Willis Winters, FAIA, and Jann Patterson Mackey, PhD., who will discuss Dilbeck’s life and work throughout the region, and on the national stage. The entire day will be filled with quirk, romance and eccentricity.

Check in for the tour begins at 8:30 a.m. with refreshments. The symposium begins at 9 a.m., and tour houses are open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Attendees are required to check in at the Angelika Film Center. Reservations are required and non-refundable.

 

TICKETS

The general tour includes the symposium and five distinctive houses. Tickets are $40 for Preservation Dallas members and $50 for the public.

 

The patron-level tour includes access to an additional tour house plus an invitation to the patron party at the Walton House on Thursday, October 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. Patron-level tickets are $85 for Preservation Dallas members and $100 for the public.

 

Reservations are required and non-refundable.

 

Make your reservations here.