Corporate Real Estate Services Team Shines Bright


Corporate Real Estate Services Team Shines Bright

 

Congratulations to the entire Ebby Halliday Companies Corporate Real Estate Services team for receiving 10 nominations recognizing outstanding achievement in 2018 by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World.

 

Ebby’s CRES team was nominated in these categories:

 

*  Sapphire Award, Large Brokerage Category

*  Award of Excellence, Incoming Referral Conversion Rate

*  Award of Excellence, Equivalent Closings Sales Production

*  Award of Excellence, Outgoing Sales Production

*  Award of Excellence, Outgoing Referral Production

*  Pinnacle Award for Most Outgoing Broker-To-Broker Referral Closings

*  Top 5 Outgoing Closings Award

*  Million Dollar Award for Most Outgoing Referral Closings $1 Million And Above

*  Global Alliance Award for Most Outgoing Cross-Border Referral Closings

*  RELO Direct® – Direct Connection Service Excellence Award

 

At Ebby Halliday, we’re proud to be recognized among the most-prestigious brokerages in the country. Other nominees for a Sapphire Award in the Large Brokerage Category include Allen Tate Company, Charlotte, N.C.; Baird & Warner, Chicago; Long & Foster Real Estate, Chantilly, Va.; Sibcy Cline Realtors, Cincinnati; and Watson Realty Corp., Jacksonville.

 

“A special thank you to each agent who sent and closed an outgoing referral in 2018,” remarked Corporate Real Estate Services Director Karen Greene. “While we offer an exhaustive list of services, the bottom line, in the relocation business, is it all comes down to the agents – having the right people in the right place. At the Ebby Halliday Companies, we have a remarkable group of agents who are ready to serve.”

 

In addition to the above nominations, Ebby Halliday Realtors’ website, ebby.com, was nominated for Leading Real Estate Companies of the World’s 2018 Website Quality Certification Best Property Search Award.

 

Award winners will be recognized at Leading Real Estate Companies of the World’s Annual Conference at the Wynn Las Vegas the week of February 18-22.

 

Conference Week brings together professionals from the best residential real estate companies in the world to focus on global real estate trends and providing exceptional experiences to home buyers and sellers. A highlight of the event is celebrating the achievements of those members who have performed at the very highest levels.

 

To learn more about Corporate Real Estate Services at the Ebby Halliday Companies, visit the award-winning ebby.com.

Where to Dine With Your Valentine


Romantic dinner in restaurant

 

Valentine’s Day is this week, but it’s never too late to make plans. We’ve pulled together some of our favorite North Texas dinner spots offering special Valentine’s Day menus.

 

Dee Lincoln Prime – Frisco

Enjoy a four-course dinner on Valentine’s Day at Dee Lincoln Prime, an upscale steakhouse located in “The Star” at the World Headquarters of the Dallas Cowboys. Delicious offerings include grilled quail, chilean sea bass and white chocolate cheesecake for $85 per person.

 

Lavendou Bistro Provençal – Dallas

Classic French bistro, Lavendou Bistro Provençal, will be offering a delicious three-course meal on Valentine’s Day for $69.95 per person. Selections from the chef include lobster bisque, filet mignon and red velvet cake.

 

Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille – Dallas, Frisco, Grapevine

Enjoy a three-course meal at any time of the evening at Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille in Frisco. Book your reservation before 5:30 p.m. for the $59.95 per person option, or after 5:45 p.m. for $74.95 per person.

 

Princi Italia – Plano

This restaurant specializes in “scratch-made Italian fare” prepared using modern techniques. This Valentine’s Day, Princi Italia will offer a four-course dinner for $55 per person. Special selections include beef carpaccio, lobster salad, chilean sea bass and chocolate Italian cream cake.

 

Bistro 31 – Dallas

This classic restaurant in Highland Park Village dishes up savory American and European classics with a modern twist. This Valentine’s Day, Bistro 31 will offer selections including petite sweet oysters, charred tomato soup and lobster.

 

Del Frisco’s Grille – Dallas, Plano, Southlake

If you’re looking for something romantic yet low-key on Valentine’s Day, Del Frisco’s is a great choice. This traditional American steakhouse is offering a sophisticated yet fun Valentine’s Day menu, including shareable appetizers and desserts galore.

 

Table 13 – Addison

This restaurant specializes in fine dining, live music and reliving the 1960s. Table 13 is offering a chef-prepared, fixed-price dinner for $75 per person this Valentine’s Day. Choose from jumbo lump crab cake, shrimp cocktail or bacon-wrapped dates for your starter, and select from a number of delicious entrée options.

 

Abacus – Dallas

Enjoy a four-course menu for Valentine’s Day at Abacus, an upscale restaurant with a relaxed ambience and a passion for food. For $90 per person, enjoy a range of selections from venison empanadas, wagyu beef and lobster thermidor.

 

Sambuca 360 – Plano

This Valentine’s Day, Sambuca 360 will be offering a savory three-course dinner for $55 per person with delicious offerings, including crab bisque, pan-roasted halibut and white chocolate cheesecake. The entertainment for the night will be Memory Trip, a rock and blues band from Dallas.

 

Bullion – Dallas

Dying to take a trip to France? Bullion is the epitome of French cuisine in Dallas and is offering a Valentine’s Day dinner for $135 per person. Enjoy selections from Michelin Star-awarded Chef Bruno Davaillon, including elevated cocktails, peekytoe crab, scallops and a raspberry poached apple.

Act Now to Get Ahead of Spring Home Market


Act Now to Get Ahead of Spring Market

 

Year-over-year home sales for January and the relatively low inventory of homes available to purchase indicate there is no reason to wait until spring to list your home for sale, according to Chris Kelly, president and CEO of the Ebby Halliday Companies.

 

“The latest numbers from North Texas Real Estate Information Systems offer a compelling case for sellers who would like to get a head start on their potential competition,” Kelly says.

 

A few of the highlights from the NTREIS numbers for January 2019 vs. January 2018 include:

 

*  The average sales price for a North Texas home rose 2.8%.

 

*  The average percent of original list price sellers received was 95.2%

 

*  The average days on market was 57 days.

 

“These numbers make it clear that the winter of 2019 offers a great climate in which to list a North Texas property for sale,” Kelly says. “Potential sellers should act now to get ahead of the traditional spring market.”

 

If you’re considering listing your home, contact an Ebby Associate to learn more about the real estate market in your neighborhood and to find out what your home is worth in today’s fast-paced market. To find the ideal agent for your residential real estate needs, visit the award-winning, mobile-friendly ebby.com.

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 Southern

4321 Southern Avenue | Highland Park | $2,075,000

 

2 Savannah

5 Savannah Ridge Drive | Frisco | $1,850,000

 

3 Purdue

3120 Purdue Avenue | University Park | $1,799,000

 

4 Hanover

7809 Hanover Street | Caruth Hills | $1,549,000

 

5 Cottonwood

1809 Cottonwood Valley Circle S. | Irving | $1,485,000

 

6 Creekside

301 Creekside Drive | McKinney | $1,199,000

 

7 Cavender

5729 Cavender Drive | Plano | $924,900

 

8 Bristol

230 Bristol Court | Heath | $799,000

 

9 Regency

612 Regency Crossing | Southlake | $779,900

 

10 Colt

611 Colt Trail | Lucas | $775,000

 

11 Royal

812 Royal Minister Blvd. | Lewisville | $549,900

 

12 Forest

925 Forest Park Court | Keller | $448,000

 

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

Valentine Treats for Your Sweet


Whether you’re planning a date with your sweetheart or spending the day with friends, give your loved ones a delightful treat this Valentine’s Day.

 

From pies and cupcakes to bite-sized cheesecake, these sweet treats make the perfect gift — and an even better dessert!

 

1 Bird Bakery

Bird Bakery’s Cupid Valentine Box puts a cute, modern spin on the classic box of chocolates. Available for preorder, each box contains 12 mini cupcakes in flavors like red velvet and fresh strawberry.

 

2 Sweet Daze

Sweet Daze Dessert Bar offers an extensive collection of Valentine goodies. From artfully designed chocolate-covered strawberries to festive heart-shaped cake pops, you can preorder these handmade treats or limited quantities will be available in-store Feb. 10 through Feb. 14. 

 

3 Val's final

Dallas-favorite (and now a Fort Worth-fave, too) Val’s Cheesecake is offering the “It Takes Two” cheesecake cupcake box. Val suggests melting your beloved’s heart with two delicious cheesecake cupcakes topped with chocolate-covered strawberries — but there are two, so maybe your sweetie will share.

 

6 Emporium

Emporium Pies is taking Valenpies preorders for delivery on Feb. 14. These delicious 7-inch pie brownies are available in Dr. Love, a red velvet chess pie, and Ebony & Ivory, a buttermilk chess pie with chocolate hazelnut spread. Delight even more knowing that a portion of the sales will go towards providing Valenpies for women at the Genesis Women’s Shelter.

 

7 Sprinkles

Sweeter than a box of chocolates, Sprinkles suggests saying “I love you” with a custom XOX box through Feb. 18. Each box includes the perfect mix of cupcakes (think red velvet, raspberry chocolate chip and classics like dark chocolate and vanilla) topped with sugar hearts and sweet messages.

 

5 Pie Pop Co

Who wouldn’t love adorable, bite-sized pies on a stick? Don’t miss The Pie Pop Company’s special edition Valentine’s Pie Pops, filled with dulce de leche or sweet cherry and available for delivery or pickup.

 

4 Krispy Kreme

If you’re missing those traditional conversation hearts, say it with doughnuts instead. Available at participating Krispy Kreme shops through Feb. 14, the all-new Valentine Conversation Doughnuts are topped with edible phrases like “DM ME,” “ALL THE FEELS” and “BE MINE.”

DSO on the GO Coming to Denton


DSO Coming to Denton

 

Ebby Halliday Realtors is proud to be a return sponsor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s community concert series, DSO on the GO, which brings the world-renowned orchestra to concert halls and churches across North Texas.

 

On Sunday, Feb. 10, at 2:30 p.m., the DSO, includingConcertmaster Alexander Kerr and Co-concertmaster Nathan Olson,performs a not-to-be-missed program of Mozart, Arvo Pärt, and Bartókat the Murchison Performing Arts Center, 2100 N. Interstate 35, Denton.

 

General admission tickets are $19. Student tickets are $9 (Promo code: EAGLE). For tickets and information, visit mydso.com or call 214-TIX-4DSO.

 

Enjoy the show!

Ebby Offers Industry-Leading Digital, Social Media Presence


Ebby Offers Industry-Leading Digital Presence

 

With more than 4 million monthly impressions across social media and digital ads, Ebby Halliday Realtors knows how to get its listings in front of today’s homebuyers.

 

At Ebby Halliday – the No. 1 residential real estate firm in Texas by sales volume – a talented team of marketing, advertising and public relations experts work daily to deliver digital and social media content that matters. With Ebby’s more than 18,000 Facebook followers, over 5,000 Twitter followers, more than 5,000 Instagram followers and over 607,000 monthly viewers on Pinterest, you can be assured that when you choose Ebby Halliday to list your home it will receive the digital exposure it deserves.

 

“Simply put, Ebby agents and their listings enjoy unmatched marketing resources,” says Randall Graham, vice president and director of marketing. The department Graham leads is housed in the new, 15,000-square-foot Ebby Halliday Education and Marketing Center.

 

In addition to time-tested, traditional marketing efforts, Ebby agents and the firm’s listings benefit from extensive social media content, including frequent blog, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and Twitter posts. The Ebby Blog is one of the most popular real estate blogs in Texas.

 

Ebby’s website, ebby.com, is one of the most-visited residential real estate sites in America. Offering a responsive, mobile-first approach, the site was built with mobility in mind. Among its features are real-time property alerts, allowing users to be the first to know when properties become available. In addition, each home listed with Ebby Halliday benefits from its own, free Individual Property Website. Ebby agents also enjoy branded websites, which harness the power of ebby.com, yet offer many options for agent customization.

 

“Many North Texans are aware that the award-winning ebby.com offers state-of-the-art features for buying or selling a home, but did you know it’s also one of the area’s best sources for information well beyond homes and housing?” asks Graham.

 

The Ebby Blog offers such categories as DFW Daily, profiling events in the D-FW area; Fabulous Finds, highlighting great homes available in North Texas; and Helpful Hints, offering everything from insight on the latest paint colors to apps that help around the house.

 

Named the Best Real Estate App in America by the Web Marketing Association, the Ebby Halliday Realtors app provides information in a natural way – starting with a map, not a menu. Featuring the latest in augmented reality, it’s perfect for buyers on the go.

 

“While we offer a plethora of innovative marketing and advertising for our agents and their listings, we firmly believe that in real estate it all comes down to agents,” Graham says. “And Ebby Halliday Realtors has a remarkable group of agents who are ready to serve.”

 

For more information, visit ebby.com.

10 Media Rooms for Super Bowl Sunday


It’s almost Super Bowl Sunday, and the biggest game of the year calls for an incredible game-day experience.

 

Whether you’ll be watching for the athletic excellence or for the over-the-top commercials, this Sunday’s game between the Rams and the Patriots offers the ultimate excuse to include a beautiful new media room on your home-shopping wish list.

 

Here’s a few spectacular North Texas media rooms where you could soon be enjoying the next big game.

 

1 Braewood

39 Braewood PlaceGlen Abbey | $3,999,000

 

2 Granada

2021 Granda Trail | Westlake | $2,799,950

 

960

6326 Carrington Drive | North Dallas | $2,249,000

 

4 Stone Cliff

5608 Stone Cliff Court | Far North Dallas | $1,950,000

 

5 Rochester

800 Rochester Lane | Southlake | $1,899,000

 

6 Sea Side

537 Sea Side Lane | McKinney | $1,795,000

 

7 Purdue

4915 Purdue AvenueBluffview | $1,350,000

 

8 Wainsborough

18712 Wainsborough Lane | Far North Dallas | $1,280,000

 

9 Audubon

6903 Audubon Drive | Parker | $1,280,000

 

10 Vistaview

4101 Vistaview Court | Arlington | $950,000

 

To see more exceptional media rooms and view all of the North Texas homes for sale, visit ebby.com.

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

5608 Preakness Lane | Plano | $2,990,000

 

2

10 Sarah Nash Court | Lane Park Estates | $1,599,000

 

3

5619 W. Hanover Avenue  | Devonshire | $1,375,000

 

4

4154 Clover Lane | Dallas | $1,195,000

 

5

9504 Crestview Drive | Denton | $825,000

 

6

341 Parkview Lane | Keller | $799,000

 

7

1006 Wimberly Court | Allen | $795,000

 

8

7007 Joyce Way | Dallas | $735,000

 

9

11556 Seaside Lane | Frisco | $715,000

 

10

3807 Weeburn DriveMidway Hills | $675,000

 

11

6513 Biltmore Lane | McKinney | $575,000

 

12

2205 Woodstock Drive | Colleyville | $449,000

 

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

Texas Homeowner? Don’t Miss the Opportunity for Savings


Texas Homeowner? Don’t Miss the Opportunity for Savings

 

Among the many benefits of living in Texas is the Lone Star State’s Homestead Exemption law, which allows a partial exemption from local property taxes for your primary residence.

 

Applications for property tax exemptions are filed with your local appraisal district. The general deadline for filing an application is April 30.

 

The Application for Residential Homestead Exemption is available here. A list of appraisal district addresses and phone numbers is available here.

 

If you have any questions regarding residential real estate, Ebby Halliday Realtors and our respected Associates are ready to serve you. To find just the right professional for your real estate needs, visit the award-winning, mobile-friendly ebby.com.