O’Gorman Group Among Top Teams in U.S.


 

O’Gorman Group Among Top Teams in U.S.

 

The O’Gorman Group of Ebby Halliday Realtors was recently named to the 2019 REAL Trends Top Thousand. Compiled by The Wall Street Journal and REAL Trends Inc., the “Thousand” is comprised of four annual nationwide Top 250 rankings: Top Individuals by Transaction Sides, Top Individuals by Sales Volume, Top Teams by Transactions Sides and Top Teams by Sales Volume.

 

The O’Gorman Group, led by Preston Keller Associate Cindy O’Gorman, ranked No. 3 in D-FW on the Top Teams by Sales Volume list with $130,630,694 in residential real estate sales in 2018.

 

“Congratulations to The O’Gorman Group for their truly outstanding performance,” says Chris Kelly, president and CEO of the Ebby Halliday Companies. “We are honored and proud to have this extraordinary group of professionals as members of the Ebby Halliday Family.”

 

Cindy O’Gorman began her career in real estate more than 30 years ago and has long been ranked in the top one-half of the top 1 percent of residential real estate agents in the nation. She and her group are well-known for their exceptional national and global marketing, extensive social media exposure, superior customer service with a team of specialists, and expert knowledge of the D-FW real estate market.

 

“I am so honored to be ranked in the top 250 groups nationwide by Real Trends,” says O’Gorman. “The O’Gorman Group looks forward to staying in this elite group ranking every year and we are honored to be among the most-respected agents in the country. Having attained the No. 1 Companywide Top Producer status for Ebby Halliday Realtors for over 28 years in a row, staying in the top 250 nationally has become another annual goal.

 

“My group works hard and continues to prove their knowledge, top-quality customer service and dedication to our buyers and our sellers,” O’Gorman says. “When you choose to work with the O’Gorman Group, you can expect high-quality marketing, extensive visibility, top-notch negotiation expertise and dedicated, knowledgeable Associates.”

 

She adds, “In addition to numerous referrals from relocation companies, our loyal repeat clients consistently refer potential buyers and sellers. The North Texas market is booming and we are seeing many outside investors wanting to put their money into our growing economy. D-FW continues to attract some of the most-successful corporations for their headquarters. It is a wonderful place to live and invest and we are so proud of our strong and growing community.”

 

To contact Ms. O’Gorman, call 972-715-0190 or e-mail cindyogorman@ebby.com.

 

 

Pamela Young Named SWD/EC Sales Leader


Pamela Young Names SWD/EC Sales Leader

 

Ebby Halliday Realtors has appointed Pamela Young sales leader of its Southwest Dallas/Ellis County Office. Chris Kelly, president and chief executive officer, recently made the announcement.

 

“I extend my sincere gratitude to longtime Southwest Dallas/Ellis County Sales Leader Terri Wheeler, who has been with Ebby for 37 years, 25 of those in management,” says Kelly. “Terri will continue to be an important presence in the office she guided and built, and will continue to support agents in a meaningful way going forward.”

 

Young brings extensive real estate experience, as well as a strong desire to assist Ebby’s Southwest Dallas/Ellis County agents in taking their careers to the next level, Kelly says.

 

“Pamela has been a very effective leader of our eResource Department,” he says. “She believes Ebby is a place she can grow professionally and she has certainly done that. I am confident her background will benefit our Southwest Dallas/Ellis County Office in many ways.”

 

Young has been with the Ebby Halliday Companies for 18 years and has considerable experience in leadership positions. She loves the excitement of assisting clients in finding just the right home — and says she has never met a stranger.

 

“I’m a people person, I love to laugh,” says Young. “Relationships are at the heart of real estate, and I am excited about supporting and serving ourSouthwest Dallas/Ellis County agents.My leadership style is, ‘What can I do to help you?’ I want to help agents with networking and ensure that we all enjoy a collaborative culture.”

 

Young, who is passionate about recruiting new and experienced agents to the Southwest Dallas/Ellis County Office, says, “I am very much looking forward to growing the Ebby Halliday brand in the southern sector. As a longtime resident of the area, I am quite involved in the community and very appreciative of how it comes together in supportive and collaborative ways.

 

“Our clients are making one of the largest — if not the largest — purchases of their lifetime so it’s imperative that we get to know them and develop strong working relationships,” Young says. “I want our clients and agents to know that they can rely on me at all times.”

 

In her spare time, Young enjoys learning, cooking, travelling and spending time with her two adult daughters.

 

“I am excited about my move to Ebby’s Southwest Dallas/Ellis County Office,” Young adds. “My door will always be open for my agents, and our valued clients will reap the benefits.”

 

For more information on Ebby’s Southwest Dallas/Ellis County Office, click here.

July Fourth Fireworks and Fun


fireworks for a national holiday in Dallas

 

The Fourth of July is almost here, and no matter where in North Texas you’re planning to be for Independence Day, there’s a way to celebrate. From Addison to Waxahachie, there is no shortage of events to toast our nation’s birth.

 

Addison Kaboom Town: July 3

Arlington 4th of July Parade : July 4

Bedford 4th Fest Independence Day Celebration: July 4

Burleson Independence Day Celebration: July 4

Celebrate Coppell – Party in the Park: June 29

Celina Splash & Blast: June 29

Cleburne 4th of July Celebration: July 4

Dallas Fair Park Fourth: July 4

Denison Fourth of July Fireworks: July 4

Denton Fourth of July Jubilee: July 4

DeSoto Old Fashioned Fourth Fireworks Celebration: July 4

Farmers Branch Independence Day Celebration: July 3

Flower Mound Independence Fest: July 3

Fort Worth 4th of July Celebration: July 4

Frisco Freedom Fest: July 4

Grand Prairie Lone Stars & Stripes Fireworks: July 4 & 5

Granbury’s Old-Fashioned 4th of July: July 3 & 4

Grapevine Lake July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza: July 4

Heath’s Independence Day Parade and Celebration: July 4

Highland Park 4th of July Parade: July 4

Irving’s Independence Day Celebration: July 4

Lake Highlands Fourth of July Parade: July 4

Lake Texoma Fireworks at Roosevelt Bridge: July 5

Lewisville Sounds of Red, White & Lewisville: July 4

Little Elm July Jubilee: July 4

Mansfield Rockin 4th of July: July 3

McKinney Red, White and Boom: July 4

Midlothian Independence Day Fireworks: July 3

Plano’s Freedom Celebration: July 4

Pottsboro’s 4th of July Fireworks at Highport Marina: July 6

Prosper’s Pride in the Sky: July 3

Richardson’s Family 4th Celebration: July 4

Rockwall’s 4th of July Parade & Fireworks: July 4

Royse City’s Celebrating Freedom Fireworks: June 28

Rowlett Fireworks on Main: July 4

Sherman Lights on the Lake: July 3

Southlake Stars & Stripes: July 3

Waxahachie Crape Myrtle Festival & Parade: July 3 & 4

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.

 

1_Melissa

4550 Melissa Lane | North Dallas | $2,497,500

 

2_Versailles

5880 Versailles Avenue | Frisco | $1,500,000

 

3_Gladewater

1628 Gladewater Drive | Allen | $929,900

 

4_Woodcreek

5802 SWoodcreek Circle | McKinney | $900,000

 

5_Club Hill

17189 Club Hill Drive | North Dallas$899,999

 

6_Clear Brook

690 Clear Brook Drive | Keller | $850,000

 

7_Cobblestone Parks

927 Cobblestone Parks DriveKeller | $839,000

 

8_Flintshire

5914 Flintshire Lane | Far North Dallas | $749,000

 

9_Colvin

3750 Colvin Court | Turtle Creek | $639,000

 

10_Boardwalk

832 Boardwalk Way | Little Elm$512,900

 

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

Vote Your Faves in HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt


HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt 2019 is underway. And if you’re like us, you can’t wait to see inside these extraordinary properties and click the ‘VOTE’ button for your favorites. After you vote, be sure to enter the sweepstakes for a chance to win $10,000!

 

As always, Ebby Halliday Realtors listings are prominently featured in the Ultimate House Hunt:

 

Modern Backyard Made for Entertaining

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2221 King Fisher DriveWestlake – Listed with Trisha Hoelscher, this transitional home features broad sliding doors that open the home’s interior to its exterior living spaces. Sage green trim pops against the white stone exterior and ties in with the surrounding Texas landscape.

 

Mansion With Manicured Grounds

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10121 Waller Drive | Preston Hollow – Listed with Mary Poss, this luxurious slice of heaven has five bedrooms, eight bathrooms, an acre of land and over 10,000 square feet of living space in which to make yourself comfortable.

 

Enchanting Sunken Garden

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25 Braewood Place | Dallas – Listed with The O’Gorman Group, this cozy patio includes a fire pit and rocking chairs, where family and guests may enjoy temperate Dallas nights. The patio is trimmed by a koi pond and terraced flower beds and is accessible by a slate bridge, lending to its intimate feel.

 

This is the sixth-consecutive year HGTV has partnered exclusively with Ebby Halliday’s global real estate network Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and its luxury marketing division Luxury Portfolio International to host the contest, which last year saw over 1 million votes cast, making it one of the most popular contests on HGTV.com.

 

View all the finalists and cast your vote here today!

25-Year Pin Awarded to Ebby Family Members


25-Year Pin Awarded to Members of Ebby Family

 

One of the surest signs of a great company is longtime employees, or in our case, sales associates and staff members. The Ebby Halliday Companies are fortunate to have countless individuals who have been with our firm for many years and each year we take the time to honor those who have reached their 25th Anniversary with Ebby Halliday.

 

Recently, longtime members of the Ebby Halliday family received the 25-Year Pin at a luncheon at Fearing’s at the Ritz-Carlton Dallas honoring their significant contributions to the company. In addition to the honorees, this special event was attended by President and CEO Chris Kelly, Executive Vice President and Director of Sales Offices Betty Misko, Regional Vice Presidents Carolyn Rosson and Malinda Howell, Vice President and Director of Marketing Randall Graham and Chairman Emeritus Mary Frances Burleson.

 

Everyone enjoyed spending time together, reminiscing about their time with the company, and sharing favorite memories. “This special occasion reminds us that our company has longevity and that staff members and sales associates enjoy being here,” says Kelly. “It’s also a great reminder that we are quite a family of caring people.”

 

We extend a special thank you to the following Associates and staff members celebrating their 25th year:

 

Kathy Gibson

Frisco

Lou Nettle

Ebby’s Little White House

Stewart Lee

Dave Perry-Miller Real EstatePark Cities

Karen Mackanos-Long

Preston Plano Parkway

Joan Erickson, receptionist

Preston Keller

Marilyn Donsky Pailet

Preston Center

Sheila LaTorres

190-Richardson

 

 

PHOTO: Vice President and Director of Marketing Randall Graham, Regional Vice Presidents Malinda Howell and Carolyn Rosson, Ebby’s Little White House Sales Leader Betsy Cameron, Preston Plano Parkway Sales Leader Bill Tucker, Preston Center Sales Leader Ginger Gill, President & CEO Chris Kelly, Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate Associate Stewart Lee, Preston Plano Parkway Associate Karen Mackanos-Long, Preston Center Associate Marilyn Donsky Pailet, Ebby’s Little White House Associate Lou Nettle, 190-Richardson Associate Sheila LaTorres, Frisco Associate Kathy Gibson, Chairman Emeritus Mary Frances Burleson, Executive Vice President and Director of Sales Offices Betty Misko and Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate – Park Cities Sales Leader Lee Thomas. Not shown is Preston Keller Receptionist Joan Erickson.

 

For more photos from the 25-Year Pin celebration, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Renovate Now, Pay at Settlement


Renovate Now, Pay at Settlement

After Curbio

 

We’re excited to announce that Ebby Halliday Companies has entered a marketing partnership with Curbio, the fast-growing real estate technology company that specializes exclusively in pre-sale home renovations.

 

Curbio uses an array of proprietary technology and other tools to deliver on-demand pre-sale home renovation to Realtors and their sellers. Innovations such as same-day estimates, real-time video updates and virtual walk-throughs enable the company to complete projects faster than traditional home improvement companies, resulting in quicker sales and greater proceeds for sellers. Curbio defers payment for renovations until the home is sold, with no deposit or finance charges. Partnerships with major real estate brokerages like Ebby Halliday Companies support Curbio’s strategic decision to work only with homeowners who are represented by a licensed agent. Realtor referrals account for 100 percent of Curbio’s business.

 

“Ebby Halliday Companies takes pride in continuing to innovate, adding new tools and services that meet agent and market needs and ultimately provide a preeminent experience for our clients,” said Randall Graham, vice president and director of marketing, Ebby Halliday Companies. “Adding Curbio to our arsenal of sales tools is exactly the type of service that sets our agents and company apart. Having a partner like Curbio helps our clients decrease days on market and increase their proceeds at closing.”

 

Renovate Now, Pay at Settlement

Before Curbio

 

“We’re excited to partner with Ebby Halliday Companies,” said Curbio VP of Marketing Rikki Rogers. “High-performing agents know that bringing real value to their clients is what makes them a true partner. It’s clear that Ebby Halliday understands the importance of equipping their agents with tools needed to provide a personalized experience ensuring their clients always receive the best service.”

 

The Ebby Halliday Companies include Dallas-based Ebby Halliday Realtors and Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and Fort Worth-based Williams Trew. Ebby Halliday is the largest independently owned residential real estate company in Texas and ranked 12th in the United States by sales volume, according to the 2018 REAL Trends 500 report. Founded in 1945, the company has approximately 1,800 agents and staff in 33 offices spanning 12,000 square miles of North Texas. In 2018, the company participated in over 18,000 transactions with a sales volume of more than $7 billion. In 2018, Ebby Halliday was acquired by HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. HomeServices of America is the country’s-largest residential real estate company based on transaction sides, according to the 2018 REAL Trends 500. For more information, visit the award-winning ebby.com.

13 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.

 

1_Brookshire

6614 Brookshire DriveNorth Dallas | $2,199,000

 

2_Twin Lakes

3529 Twin Lakes WayPlano$1,999,900

 

3_Evening Glen

1008 Evening Glen CourtSouthlake$1,985,000

 

4_Lakeview

2730 Lakeview Drive | Prosper$1,399,000

 

5_Serenity

1205 Serenity Lane | McKinney$1,089,000

 

6_Miller

5247 Miller Avenue | Dallas$1,050,000

 

7_Woods Edge

17531 Woods Edge Drive | Dallas$899,000

 

8_Hickory

3980 Hickory Grove Lane | Frisco$850,000

 

9_Ferndale

4079 Ferndale LaneFrisco | $829,900

 

10_Crockett

1601 Crockett Circle | Irving$750,000

 

11_Kirin

2857 Kirin Road | Carrollton$599,990

 

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1500 Roxboro Lane | McKinney | $539,000

 

12_Caroline

2308 Caroline Court | Lewisville$428,150

 

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

North Texas Market Sizzles this Summer


Colorful inflatable toys floating in a pool

 

While it’s been warm (well, actually quite hot) in North Texas, summer “officially” begins tomorrow. With sales prices up and not a large number of homes for sale, this summer offers homeowners ideal conditions to sell a home in Dallas-Fort Worth. Competition among buyers is heated and multiple offers are common.

 

Just how hot is the North Texas housing market? Consider this:

 

* The average days a home is on the market is only 47 days.

 

*  The median sales price is up 3.4%.

 

*  The number of homes sold is up 2.7%.

 

If you’re considering listing your home, this summer offers a great opportunity. To get started, discover just the right agent for your residential real estate needs at the award-winning, mobile-friendly ebby.com.

Perfect Pools for Summer


Ready to make a splash? Summer officially begins Friday, and there’s no better way to refresh than by taking a dip in your own backyard.

 

Whether you’re hosting a pool party or low-key lounging, these homes feature some of the most stunning pools in North Texas.

 

1_10121 Waller

10121 Waller Drive | Preston Hollow | $6,400,000

 

2_9121 David Fort

9121 David Fort Road | Argyle$5,500,000

 

3_3405 Rambling

3405 Rambling Way | Plano$4,275,000

 

4_1820 Beam

1820 Beam Drive | Southlake$2,425,000

 

5_6808 Mulhouse

6808 Mulhouse Court | Plano$2,395,000

 

6_639 Stratford

639 Stratford Lane | Coppell | $1,798,000

 

8_488 Pleasantview

488 Pleasantview Road | Winnsboro$1,399,000

 

7_4009 Preston

4009 Preston Lakes Circle | Celina$1,125,000

 

9_4549 Hallmark

4549 Hallmark Drive | North Dallas$985,000

 

10_4833 Cypress

4833 Cypress Point | Frisco$800,000

 

11_13 Brae Loch

13 Brae Loch | Garland$799,000

 

12_7992 County

7992 County Road 2584 | Royse City$684,900

 

13_2201 Amherst

2201 Amherst Circle | McKinney$599,000

 

14_922 Fairway

922 Fairway View Drive | Mansfield$479,900

 

15_1013 Sundrop

1013 Sundrop Drive | Little Elm$439,500

 

To view all the homes with sparkling pools available across North Texas, visit the mobile-friendly Ebby.com.