Ebby Halliday Companies Name Dawn Redmond Sales Leader of 190 – Richardson Office


Dawn Redmond has been named Sales Leader of Ebby Halliday Realtors’ 190 – Richardson Office. Chris Kelly, president and chief executive officer of the Ebby Halliday Companies, and Malinda Howell, senior vice president of brokerage, recently made the announcement.

An Ebby Halliday agent for 16 years, Redmond is a widely respected member of the office she will be overseeing. A leader in the North Texas real estate industry and an involved member of the community, she currently serves on the Ebby Halliday Realtors’ Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council and is President of Executive Women International, Dallas.

Redmond earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from the University of California at Los Angeles and a Master’s of Arts from California State University, Long Beach.

“At Ebby Halliday, Dawn has earned a reputation not only as a top-producing agent, but someone that lives our People First mission in the way she treats her clients and other agents,” Kelly says.

Adds Howell, “Dawn is extremely passionate about relationships and helping people achieve their dreams. She knows the culture of the Ebby Halliday Companies and the 190 – Richardson office and her appointment ensures this top-producing office will remain a vital real estate resource to the surrounding area.”

Redmond succeeds René Barrera, a respected industry veteran who has chosen to return to selling real estate at Ebby’s Lakewood | Lake Highlands Office.

Prior to entering the real estate profession, Redmond had an extensive and diverse professional background that included public relations and marketing.

“I have a long history of sales, customer service and management,” she says. “The best part of every role has been helping people – whether it is helping a client buy or sell a home, or helping a new agent be successful in their real estate career.

“I am a servant leader and collaborator who finds joy in creating impact through community service and mentoring,” she adds. “I believe in leaving every situation better than I found it. I always work side by side with whoever I am shepherding.”

Redmond’s real estate designations and certifications include Real Estate Negotiations Expert,  Seniors Real Estate Specialist, Graduate of the Real Estate Institute, Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource,  and Texas Affordable Housing Specialist.

In addition to helping people with their real estate goals and performing community service, Redmond enjoys traveling, eating out and dancing. She is an active Life Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the proud mother of a rising college sophomore and a recent college graduate. 

The Ebby Halliday Companies are celebrating 77 years of serving the real estate needs of its valued clients. It all began in 1945, when one bold woman parlayed her wisdom, generosity, business acumen and endurance into what is today is one of America’s most-respected residential real estate brokerages. The legacy of Ebby Halliday is now amplified by the company’s affiliation with HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate and the country’s No. 1 residential real estate company by transactions. The Ebby Halliday Companies are proud to offer the most-convenient, full-service residential real estate experience available, with its in-house brands: Prosperity Home Mortgage, Home Team Insurance, Texas Premier Title and HSTX Title.

For more information on Ebby’s 190 – Richardson Office, visit the award-winning ebby.com. To contact Dawn Redmond, email dawnredmond@ebby.com.

Hayden Real Estate Joins Ebby Halliday Companies


Residential real estate leader The Ebby Halliday Companies announced today it has acquired Hayden Real Estate, based in Stephenville, located approximately 70 miles southwest of Dallas-Fort Worth. In addition to Stephenville, Hayden Real Estate serves the Farm & Ranch and residential real estate needs of Erath and surrounding counties.

“Hayden Real Estate has long demonstrated a commitment to excellence and superior marketing, technology and property management, and is home to a carefully selected team of agents who operate with the utmost integrity,” says President & CEO of the Ebby Halliday Companies Chris Kelly. “A full-service residential real estate firm built on high expectations and lasting relationships, it is a perfect fit for the Ebby Halliday Companies.”  

Travis Mathews, Chief Operating Officer for the Ebby Halliday Companies, adds, “Over our 77-year history, our company has been built on strategic moves and we believe the addition of the outstanding real estate professionals of Hayden Real Estate will help ensure our leading market position for many years to come.”

Hayden Real Estate was founded by Eric and Jamie Hayden and has been carefully built by adding only the area’s most-respected agents to the firm’s roster of full-time agents. 

“Joining the Ebby Halliday Companies will take us to a whole new level,” says Eric. “We will now offer agents and their clients a dedicated and seasoned support team, enabling us to provide even more exceptional service throughout the entirety of the home buying and selling process.”

Says Jamie, a graduate of Stephenville’s Tarleton State University, “Ebby Halliday is such a respected name in the real estate industry. We couldn’t be happier knowing that our culture of caring will continue and that our agents and clients will benefit from the vast resources of the Ebby Halliday Companies. We like and respect their approach to the business of people and couldn’t be more pleased to be part of the Ebby family.”

In addition to the latest and most relevant real estate technologies, as well as an integrated mortgage, title and insurance experience, agents in Ebby’s Stephenville office will benefit from the firm’s longtime affiliation with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, a global network of more than 550 premier real estate brokers, and its luxury division, Luxury Portfolio International. LeadingRE affiliates produce more annual home sales than any other real estate network in the world. 

“We are thrilled to welcome our colleagues from Hayden Real Estate to the Ebby Halliday Companies,” says Senior Vice President of Brokerage Carolyn Rosson.” Their team has a proven record of integrity, service and client satisfaction, and we believe they are an ideal fit for our Ebby family.” 

“We are so grateful for the extraordinary community of Stephenville,” says Eric. “They have been so amazing and supportive over the years, and we feel blessed to live and work here. We are excited for what the future holds for both our agents and clients as we grow along with Stephenville and the surrounding area.” 

Eric and Jamie, along with the rest of the market-leading team at Hayden Real Estate, are actively involved in the community, sponsoring such organizations as the Tarleton Booster Club and Rodeo, the Stephenville PRCA Rodeo, the Chamber of Commerce, Big Brothers, Big Sisters, and the Stephenville Independent School District. 

The Ebby Halliday Companies are celebrating 77 years of serving the real estate needs of its valued clients. It all began in 1945, when one bold woman parlayed her wisdom, generosity, business acumen and endurance into what is today is one of America’s most-respected residential real estate brokerages. The legacy of Ebby Halliday is now amplified by the company’s affiliation with HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate and the country’s No. 1 residential real estate company by transactions. The Ebby Halliday Companies are proud to offer the most-convenient, full-service residential real estate experience available, with its in-house brands: Prosperity Home Mortgage, Home Team Insurance, Texas Premier Title and HSTX Title.

For more information about Ebby’s Stephenville office, its sales associates and listings, visit the award-winning ebby.com.

Low Inventory Continues as the Spring Market Begins


Spring Market 2022 is shaping up to be even more competitive than 2021. But don’t be intimidated into inaction. Getting what you need and want is still possible with the right mindset… and, more importantly, the right agent!

Now more than ever, a knowledgeable, tenacious representative by your side makes all the difference, especially with such limited inventory. Going in with a plan is critical. And our experienced agents can help you come up with one that’s right for your situation and increases your likelihood of coming out on top as a seller financially, and as a buyer in a multi-offer situation.

If a no-obligation consultation sounds good right about now, we’d love to provide one for you along with a free valuation of your home. Together, we can beat the odds!

Ebby Halliday Realtors is the leading real estate company in Texas and Oklahoma. If you’re thinking of listing, we’re here to provide an instant valuation of your home and help you prepare. Visit Ebby.com and connect with one of our experienced agents today!

Inventory Breakdown by County

All Counties: -17%

Bosque County: +2.1%

Collin County: -27%

Cooke County: -22.4%

Dallas County: -34%

Delta County: +11.8%

Denton County: -30%

Ellis County: +10.7%

Erath County: +9.1%

Fannin County: +29.3%

Grayson County: -22%

Henderson County: -5.1%

Hill County: +4.7%

Hood County: -1.9%

Hopkins County: +8.2%

Hunt County: +9.6%

Johnson County: -7.8%

Kaufman County: -13.6%

Lamar County: +15.5%

Montague County: +36.5%

Navarro County: -1.6%

Palo Pinto County: -15.8%

Parker County: -8%

Rains County: +23.5%

Rockwall County: -17%

Smith County: +-26.0%

Somervell County: +4.3%

Tarrant County: -22%

Van Zandt County: +10.1%

Wise County: -10.1%

Source: NTREIS MLS, 1/1/21-2/25/21 vs. 1/1/22 vs. 2/25/22

Chris Kelly, Leslie Rouda Smith Named to 2022 Swanepoel Power 200 List


Chris Kelly, president & CEO of the Ebby Halliday Companies, and Leslie Rouda Smith, 2022 NAR president and Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate broker associate, were named among “The Most Powerful People in Residential Real Estate” on the just-released Swanepoel Power 200. The prestigious Swanepoel lists are widely considered the most comprehensive compilation of influential CEOs, thought leaders and senior executives in the residential real estate brokerage business. 

“It’s my honor to be named to the Swanepoel Power 200,“ 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.”

The Swanepoel rankings are based on such criteria as personal influence, industry tenure, the office held, the decision-making power of said office, the financial resources of the company or organization, the company or organization’s significance and contribution to the industry, the company’s geographic reach, and the executive’s activities, growth, and potential.

Congratulations to Chris and Leslie on another honor very well deserved!

To see the full Swanepoel Power 200 list, click here.