Ebby s Christy-Norcross-Thomas Team Supports Cats For The Cure

When Lake Highlands volleyball team member Emily Obenhaus was diagnosed with melanoma, her teammates and her community decided to raise cancer awareness through their “Cats for the Cure” campaign and fundraiser. The team began selling pink “Cats for the Cure” t-shirts for $10 with all proceeds being donated to various cancer resesearch foundations in honor of Emily.

Ebby Associates Glen Christy, Robin Norcross and Jason Thomas were quick to jump on board by sponsoring the campaign with an initial order of 72 t-shirts. The shirts were an instant hit and the Christy-Norcross-Thomas Team placed three more orders. So far, 530 shirts have been sold which has raised more than $4,500 for the cause!

The team was on hand at a recent Lady Cats game to present checks to two cancer research organizations.

The Ebby Halliday Companies salute the efforts of the Christy-Norcross-Thomas Team and encourages everyone to keep Emily in their thoughts and prayers.

You can read more about the “Cats for the Cure” campaign at the Lake Highlands Today website here.

Luxury Portfolio Features Ebby Properties in The Wall Street Journal

On Friday, Luxury Portfolio highlighted 30 beautiful listings of the Ebby Halliday Companies in The Wall Street Journal – another example of the marketing power Luxury Portfolio brings to all luxury homes listed by Ebby Halliday Realtors, Ellen Terry Realtors and Dave Perry-Miller & Associates . The full page ad featured a variety of luxury homes from all over the Metroplex ranging in price from $18 million to just under $800,000. If you missed Friday s WSJ, you can see the full ad here .

The Making of a Fall Ad

Tomorrow officially marks the first day of Fall and here’s a little something to get you in the mood. Our friends at Dr. Delphinium Designs & Events were kind enough to once again lend their creative genius to turn one of our beautiful listings into a true work of art.

This particular home is located on famed Strait Lane in Dallas’ Preston Hollow area and is listed by Ellen Terry Sales Associate Lynn Gardner Collins. The final product will appear on the cover of an upcoming magazine (we’ll keep you posted).

While the photo definitely gives you that Fall feeling, in order to meet the magazine deadline, this masterpiece was created and photographed in early September. Only Dr. D could make several hundred pumpkins appear before they were officially in season and even more impressive was how quickly they made them disappear the day after.

It was close to 100 degrees outside that day and that very evening the infamous monsoon rains began, so the timing couldn’t have been more perfect – you’ll notice in the video that the photo was actually taken as the drizzle began. Not even rain can put a damper on the amazing work of photographer Sean Gallagher.

Here’s how this year’s ad was created:

And you can see the making of last year’s ad here.

Thanks to Kelly, Charles and all our friends at Dr. Delphinium and Sean Gallagher for all your help with this project – the end result was fantastic!

Cowboys Stadium Officially Opens. Texas-Style.

The outcome of yesterday’s game may not have been ideal, but the new $1.2 billion Cowboys Stadium made its official debut in true Texas style – with a black tie gala Saturday night hosted by Gene & Jerry Jones.

Those in attendance were a who’s who of both the society and football worlds including Ebby, H. Ross Perot, Bob Costas, John Madden, Tony Dorsett, Bob Lilly, Randy White and Emmitt Smith. The evening’s featured entertainer was legendary performer Diana Ross.

Pictured above with Ebby is her assistant Betty Turner and Sales Associates Ellen Terry and Joe Kobell.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram has more details here.

Ebby.com Honored With WebAward From The Web Marketing Association

What’s the best real estate website around? It’s Ebby.com according to the Web Marketing Association! The winners of the 2009 WebAwards, which are presented by the Web Marketing Association, were recently announced and Ebby.com was honored with a Standard of Excellence Award.

The WebAward recognizes the standard of excellence for which all Web sites should strive and the competition is the premier award recognition program for Web developers and marketers worldwide. In its 13th year, the Web Marketing Association has set the standard for achieving excellence in Internet marketing and website development. The awards were judged by a panel of independent Internet experts on various criteria including design, interactivity, technology, content, innovation, copywriting and ease of use to the target audience.

See the award winning website for yourself and find your perfect home at Ebby.com.

Ebby Wins Big In Collin County

The awards just keep coming. The Star Community Papers just announced the winners of their annual Readers’ Choice Awards and Ebby Halliday Realtors received the Following:

Best Real Estate Office in Frisco

Best Real Estate Office in McKinney

Best Real Estate Office in Plano

Best Mortgage Lender in Allen – Home Team Mortgage

Ebby also has individual Associates who won awards:

Debi Leavitt

#1 Real Estate Agent in Frisco

Tonya Riggs

#1 Real Estate Agent in McKinney

Geri Cook-Lenahan

#1 Real Estate Agent in Plano

Congratulations to Debi, Tonya, Geri, Frisco Office Manager Terri Phipps, McKinney Office Manager Gerry Russell, Plano Office Manager Kay Wright and the Sales Associates and Staff from all these offices. It’s because of people like you that Ebby continues to be The First Name In Real Estate!

Ebby Celebrates Fashion s Night Out at Neiman Marcus Willow Bend

Thursday, September 10 marked Fashion’s Night Out, a global initiative sponsored by Anna Wintour, Vogue and the Council of Fashion Designers of America to promote retail, promote consumer confidence and celebrate fashion.

Ebby was on hand for the celebration at Neiman Marcus Willow Bend where she signed copies of her book, Ebby Halliday: The First Lady of Real Estate. (For enquiring minds, the devil wore St. John). The NM Willow Bend celebration also included an appearance by Robert Stack, founder and designer for Robert Graham, a Top Ten Trends fashion show, sketch artists, bands , the premier of the Holiday Glories Shop, the latest vehicles from Land Rover Frisco and appearances by St. John stylist Lela Briggs and Miss Texas 2009 Kristen Blair.

To see more photos from the evening, click here. You can also see a video of the night’s events below.

Happy Hill Farm Dedicates The T. Boone Pickens Training Center & Guest Lodge

Today, the T. Boone Pickens Training Center & Guest Lodge was officially dedicated at the Happy Hill Farm Academy campus in Granbury. Happy Hill founders Ed & Gloria Shipman along with staff, students, local dignitaries, donors and Ebby were on hand to welcome T. Boone Pickens when he saw the completed project for the first time.

This complex will be utilized to train those interested in duplicating the Academy program in other regions of the country and allow group meetings and retreats on the campus.

Happy Hill Farm Academy has always been a near and dear to the Ebby Halliday Companies, in fact, it was Ebby who introduced Mr. Pickens to Happy Hill a few years ago. The Ebby Halliday Library is located in Happy Hill’s new academic complex.

To see more photos from today’s events, visit the official Ebby Halliday Facebook Page here.

To learn more about Happy Hill Farm Academy, click here.