Santa Claus Visits Ebby Offices


Santa Comes to Town

 

With Christmas rapidly approaching, we’re making it easy to update your family photos with Santa Claus.

Over the next three weeks, Santa will make appearances at six Ebby offices across North Texas. So, bring the kids – yes, big kids are welcome, too – and catch up with Santa before he heads back to the North Pole to prepare for his big night.

 

Santa Claus

 

Sunday, December 1 – 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Ebby Allen | Fairview | Lucas, 955 State Highway 121, Suite 130, Allen

 

Saturday, December 7 – 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Ebby Preston Plano Parkway, 5013 West Plano Parkway, Plano

 

Saturday, December 7 – 1 to 4 p.m.

Ebby Lakewood | Lake Highlands, 6441 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas

 

Monday, December 9 – 4 to 6 p.m.

Ebby Prosper | Celina, 1170 N. Preston Road, Suite 160, Prosper

 

Wednesday, December 11 – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Ebby Flower Mound | Lewisville, 6000 Long Prairie Road, Flower Mound

 

Saturday, December 14 – 4 to 6 p.m.

Ebby Rockwall | Heath | Lake Ray Hubbard â€“ 2604 Ridge Road, Rockwall

 

Ebby Halliday Realtors, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, is one of the most respected full-service residential real estate firms in the country, offering brokerage and leasing, as well as mortgage, insurance and title services – creating a one-stop-shop experience for clients. To learn more, visit the award-winning, mobile-friendly ebby.com.

8 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 Armstrong

49 Armstrong Drive | Frisco | $1,195,000

 

2 Glendora

7209 Glendora Avenue | North Dallas | $975,000

 

3 Green Park

2406 Green Park Drive | Arlington | $899,000

 

4 Colvin

3750 Colvin Court | Oak Lawn | $579,900

 

5 Winding Hollow

1708 Winding Hollow Lane | McKinney | $412,000

 

6 County Road

886 County Road 2425 | Decatur | $372,000

 

7 Cortona

6890 Cortona Lane | Frisco | $339,000

 

8 Jomar

3212 Jomar Drive | Plano | $318,000

 

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

10 Feast-Worthy Dining Rooms


With Thanksgiving around the corner, we’re getting in the spirit with some of our favorite dining rooms. No matter the size of your gathering, these inviting spaces serve as the perfect backdrop for spending time with family and friends.

 

1_7 Riva Ridge

7 Riva Ridge | Frisco | $4,150,000

 

2_130 White Cap Lane

130 White Cap LaneMabank$2,450,000

 

3_1416 Cottonwood Valley

1416 Cottonwood Valley CourtIrving$1,950,000

 

4_1003 Ashlawn Drive

1003 Ashlawn DriveSouthlake$1,100,000

 

5_2603 Stone Haven

2603 Stone Haven CourtArlington$895,000

 

6_7332 Hill Forest Drive

7332 Hill Forest DriveNorth Dallas$884,900

 

7_2141 Waterrock Drive

2141 Waterrock DriveAllen$785,000

 

8_6404 Brandon Court

6404 Brandon CourtPlano$624,950

 

9_4416 Highlander Drive 1

4416 Highlander DriveFar North Dallas$585,000

 

10_7935 Canal Street

7935 Canal StreetFrisco$364,000

 

To see more beautiful dining rooms currently on the market, visit Ebby.com.

Grand Vie: Celebrate the Season


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It’s a wonderful time for entertaining guests. Liven up your gatherings with this inspired libation from bartender Christopher Smith of R+D Kitchen in the Park Cities.

Cheers to sipping spirits with family and friends! See the recipe in our fall/winter issue of Grand Vie.

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.

 

1 Saint Andrews

5532 Saint Andrews Court | Plano | $1,699,000

 

2 Shelterwood

11219 Shelterwood LaneRusswood Acres | $1,244,500

 

3 Armstrong

49 Armstrong Drive | Frisco | $1,195,000

 

4 Ridgelea

8402 Ridgelea Street | Bluffview | $899,000

 

5 Meadowdale

4221 Meadowdale Lane | North Dallas | $845,000

 

6 Mirage

11528 Mirage Lane | Frisco | $779,900

 

7 Ridgedale

5431 Ridgedale Avenue | Knox Park | $729,900

 

8 Midcrest

6858 Midcrest Drive | Far North Dallas | $699,000

 

8 FM 2933

3988 FM 2933 | McKinney | $679,000

 

10 Colvin

3750 Colvin Court | Oak Lawn | $579,900

 

11 Darrow

7613 Darrow Drive | McKinney | $489,500

 

12 Milsap

1616 Milsap Road | McKinney | $458,000

 

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

Get Your Fireplace Winter-Ready


Cozy winter drink

 

Colder weather is here and it’s time to get your fireplace roaring again. Before you fill your home with the warmth and scent of a crackling fire, there are some precautions to take.

 

Check the Chimney

Have you called a chimney sweep recently? Experts recommend having your chimney cleaned once a year. A fireplace is only as good as its chimney, so inspect the exterior structure to make sure there are no issues.

 

Open the Flue

Ever started a fire and had the room fill with smoke? If you’re new to fireplaces, you may not realize that this happens when the flue is closed. Simply look up and reach for a chain or lever to open it up before you light the fire.

 

Vacuum

A quick vacuuming of the flue, smoke shelf and the surrounding hearth is the last step in preparation for fabulous fires in the coming months.

D CEO Names Chris Kelly to Dallas 500


D CEO Names Ebby's Chris Kelly to the Dallas 500

 

D CEO, the regional business publication of D Magazine, recently unveiled its fifth-annual list of the most powerful business leaders in North Texas, including Ebby Halliday Companies President & CEO Chris Kelly. The Dallas 500 celebrates the most influential business leaders in North Texas.

 

The Ebby Halliday Companies includes real estate brands Ebby Halliday Realtors, Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and Williams Trew, as well as core-services companies Prosperity Mortgage, Home Team Insurance and Texas Premier Title.

 

Now in its fifth year, the publication is the culmination of months of research by the editors of D CEO, who base selections on extensive contacts in local business circles and hundreds of interviews.

 

Unprecedented in scope, the Dallas 500 provides an engaging, personal look at people at the top of their game in 53 prominent industries. For 2020, 336 of last year’s Dallas 500 were brought back, including Mark Cuban, Ross Perot Jr., Lyda Hill, and Jerry Jones. That means 164 new individuals were added, including Kelly, who became president and CEO of Ebby Halliday in November 2018.

 

“Making the Dallas 500 is no easy feat in a market as large and vibrant as North Texas,” said D CEO Editor Christine Perez. “Those featured in our 2020 edition are at the best of the best; they play an integral role in driving the local economy.”

 

“It’s my honor to be named to the Dallas 500,” Kelly says. “But I want to give credit where credit is due: Our people are what make the Ebby Halliday Companies special. It’s my honor to work alongside an immensely talented team of professionals who are passionate about serving our clients, our communities and our industry. The opportunity to help lead this iconic company to its next level of growth and performance is both humbling and exciting.”

 

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 shapes the company’s strategy and leads with a focus on driving future growth while preserving Ebby’s legacy of exceeding clients’ expectations.

 

Founded in 1945 as a one-woman, one-office firm, Ebby Halliday today is the largest residential real estate company in Texas by sales volume. It was acquired by HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate and the country’s largest residential real estate company based on transactions, in 2018.

 

For more information about Ebby Halliday Companies brokerage, mortgage, insurance and title services, visit ebby.com, daveperrymiller.com and williamstrew.com.

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 Kenshire

7406 Kenshire Lane | North Dallas | $2,385,000

 

2 Lakewood

5024 Lakewood Drive | Plano | $1,299,000

 

3 Forefront

6476 Forefront Avenue | Frisco | $899,900

 

4 Woods Edge

17531 Woods Edge Drive | Far North Dallas | $835,000

 

5 Fawnwood

2101 Fawnwood Drive | Plano | $795,000

 

6 Glenbrook

4100 Glenbrook Drive | Richardson | $629,000

 

7 Shoreside

5823 Shoreside Bend | Irving | $619,000

 

8 Marblewood

2412 Marblewood Drive | Plano | $540,000

 

9 Garrett

2617 N. Garrett Avenue | Knox Park | $524,000

 

10 Winding Way

4103 Winding Way Court | Dallas | $349,900

 

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

Market Snapshot: November 2019


Curious how the North Texas housing market is performing? Take a look at the latest stats.

Market Snapshot BlogBased on data from NTREIS for Oct. 2019 – avg. sales price: Oct. 2019 vs. Oct. 2018

Ebby Halliday Companies Named Top Place to Work


Ebby Halliday Companies Named Top Place to Work

 

The Ebby Halliday Companies, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, has been named the No. 11 best place to work in North Texas in the Large Companies category of The Dallas Morning News‘ 2019 Top 100 Places to Work. The announcement came at the 11th-annual Top 100 Places to Work gala event, held November 13 at the Omni Dallas Hotel in downtown Dallas.

 

The annual contest is overseen by The Dallas Morning News‘ research partner, Workplace Dynamics, a recognized leader in measuring the health of U.S. companies based on employee opinions. Companies are graded in performance of leadership, sense of mission, career opportunities, culture, and pay and benefits.

 

This year The Dallas Morning News surveyed 330 D-FW companies that employ 154,197 people. The results were determined by 78,960 responses to determine the 100 best.

 

“It’s so meaningful for the Ebby Halliday Companies to be named one of the Top 100 Places to Work by The Dallas Morning News as we approach our 75th anniversary of serving the residential real estate needs of North Texans and those choosing to move here,” says Ebby Halliday Companies President & CEO Chris Kelly. “This is a great honor for us as a company. I’m most proud that our people are so passionate about the workplace they’ve helped build together.”

 

The Ebby Halliday Companies is comprised of three real estate brands, Dallas-based Ebby Halliday Realtors and Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, and Fort Worth-based Williams Trew, as well as core-services companies Prosperity Mortgage, Home Team Insurance and Texas Premier Title.

 

Founded in 1945 as a one-woman, one-office firm, Ebby Halliday today is the largest residential real estate company in Texas by sales volume. It was acquired by HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate and the country’s largest residential real estate company based on transactions, in 2018.

 

“Our people are humble, hungry and smart,” Kelly says. “We treat the Ebby Halliday family of companies as one team and share a common goal of service to our clients, service to our industry and service to our community.

 

“As an Ebby Halliday Companies client, you’ll benefit from knowledgeable, respected real estate agents and a team of trusted professionals dedicated to making buying or selling your home one convenient experience. While our skilled agents help you navigate the market, our family of affiliated core-services companies will handle your mortgage, insurance and title needs with the utmost care.”

 

For more information about Ebby Halliday Companies brokerage, mortgage, insurance and title services, visit ebby.com, daveperrymiller.com and williamstrew.com.

 

What Our Agents Are Saying

“Working for the Ebby Halliday Companies is a true honor. Knowing that Ebby has my back, pushes me to be my best and ensures I’m prepared for any type of market definitely makes day-to-day easier. Founded on simple principles 75 years ago, Ebby offers exemplary leadership, world-class training, and our offices are like a second family. I know that no matter the situation, Ebby will always stand behind me, and there’s nowhere else I would rather be. Ms. Ebby would be thrilled to see what we’ve accomplished since she left us, and the places we are going!”

–Shaun Hayes

Ebby Preston Center Office

 

“Our success grows from the relationships we establish, our client service and our work in the community. That culture is at the core of who we are. With the resources, the technology and the education that Ebby Halliday Companies provides us, I cannot think of a better company to associate with.”

–Kelly McLean

Camp Bowie Office of Williams Trew

 

“As an agent with the Dave Perry-Miller brand of the Ebby Halliday Companies, I enjoy an exceptional ‘back house,’ in particular marketing, technology and relocation services, and in-house support, including our talented staff and management, as well as a collaborative agent culture that lets us help our clients reach their housing goals.”

–Paige Elliott

Park Cities Office of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate

 

“The concierge level of office support, companywide commitment to serving others, endless training opportunities, international brand recognition and our new CEO, Chris Kelly, makes it so wonderful to be with Ebby Halliday Realtors.”

–Elisha Scott

Ebby’s Little White House Office