Ebby Associates Experience Second Dose of Leader s Choice

Yesterday, Ebby Associates filled the Great Hall at Park Cities Baptist Church for another visit from Mark Leader, Founder & Creator of Leader’s Choice, one of the most successful real estate training programs in the country. Leader’s Choice has more than 18,000 graduates who average a 250% increase in production after the training. This was Mark’s second visit with Ebby Associates, the first was last September when 218 Associates signed up for his nine-week course. The results were impressive:

Associates Graduated: 197

Total Listings: 1,526

Total Sales/Listings Sold: 724

Total Transactions: 3,344

Total Average per Person: 2.1

Total Dollar Volume: $294,192,972

Total Average per Person: $1,493,365

A special thanks to Mary Frances Burleson, Company President & CEO, Betty Misko, Director of Sales Offices and Debbie Watson, Director of Professional Development for arranging Mark’s return visit. And best of luck to all the Associates who have signed up for the next Leader’s Choice class!

For more photos from yesterday’s Leader’s Choice event, visit the official Ebby Halliday Facebook Fan Page here.

Ebby Supports Swing Fore! Yellow Charity Golf Classic on August 31

On August 31st, Ebby Halliday will serve as a sponsor of the Swing Fore! Yellow Charity Golf Classic to help support cancer research. This golf tournament will be hosted by Ed and Linda Armstrong Kelly (Lance Armstrong s mother) and proceeds will benefit LIVESTRONG, The Lance Armstrong Foundation for cancer research.

The tournament will be held at Glen Eagles Country Club in Plano and will include a tournament opening breakfast, an 18-hole scramble, lunch hosted by Ed & Linda Armstrong Kelly, and both a live and silent auction.

This is the inaugural Swing Fore! Yellow Charity Golf Classic and it s off to a great start the goal of 200 players has almost been met and the tournament is expected to raise approximately $200,000 to $300,000, which would put it in the top five gross revenue producing charity tournaments in the Metroplex. In addition, Plano Mayor Phil Dyer has declared August 31st LIVESTRONG Day in Plano.

Players will represent sponsors such as Nike, Avid Golfer, McDonald s, PepsiCo, Bachendorf s, Eagle Golf, The Lance Armstrong Foundation, Ebby Halliday and more.

This is a great chance to take a swing against cancer and make a difference in this fight while enjoying an unbelievable day of golf. If you would like more information, visit www.swing4yellow.com.

And The Winners Are

Congratulations to all the winners in Ebby s Summer Staycation Giveaway! The 12 winning names were randomly drawn from thousands of entries and these lucky people from all over the Metroplex will now enjoy some of the very best services and products our community has to offer. The winners are:

Amanda Ward, Venus

Presidential Package from The Boardroom Salon for Men

Trace Ivey, Garland

Anthony Mahoney, Mesquite

$100 Gift Card to Celebration Market

Elaine Bartlett, Dallas

Dr. Delphinium for Every Season

Isabel Elwell, Garland

The Luxury Gift Envelope

Meg Gould, Dallas

Estee Lauder Gift Basket from Neiman Marcus Willow Bend

Nancy Metzger, Dallas

Gift Basket from Paperie & Co.

Stacey Hail, Dallas

Overnight at The Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek

Brooke Oltmann, Dallas

$50 Gift Card to The Studio Movie Grill

Tanya Wayne, Keller

Dinner for 4 from TJ’s Fresh Seafood Market

Jeanell Spearman, Carrollton

Wine Tasting for 10 from Times Ten Cellars

Gina Pacheco, Oak Leaf

The Ultimate Escape Package from The Spa by Whole Foods Market

Congratulations to all of our winners and thank you to everyone for entering!

A Traditional Spin At One Arts Plaza

Everyone knows the beautiful Lionel Morrison designed One Arts Plaza building that has added the lighted box to the Downtown Dallas skyline. You’ve seen the the clean-line, museum-inspired living spaces and you may have even dined at one of the many great restaurants located in the building. But while you may appreciate contemporary architecture, maybe your personal home tends to lean more to the traditional side – your oriental rugs and treasured antiques just wouldn’t look right in such a modern environment. Or would they?

Recently, one of the units at One Arts Plaza was turned over to interior designer Ann Schooler to see just how accepting one of Dallas’ most chic contemporary buildings would be to traditional furnishings. The result was quite impressive – you can see for youself here. In fact, rumor has it that this particular unit might already be under contract.

If that’s not enough to peak your interest, don’t forget the One Arts Plaza neighborhood is really going to come to life in October when the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts, comprised of four dramatic new venues and a ten-acre urban park, officially opens. Get a sneak peak of the new Dallas Center for the Performing Arts here.

So no matter your personal design taste, now is the perfect time to explore the possibilities of living in the Dallas Arts District, call one of our Associates to set up your tour today.

Blondes vs. Brunettes In The Name of Alzheimer s Research

If you’re looking for something to do on Saturday, consider the Second Annual Blondes vs. Brunettes Powder Puff Football Game, complete with celebrity coaches Pete Delkus and Dale Hansen of WFAA Channel 8. And the best part is it’s for a good cause – proceeds from the game benefit the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Dallas Chapter.

The concept started nine years ago in Washington, D.C. by twins who lost their father to Alzheimer’s disease. It has since spread to Chicago, Houston, Austin and now Dallas. In fact, last year’s Dallas game raised more money than any other inaugural game. And this year’s game is also setting records – with a fundraising goal of $75,000, this game just passed the $100,000 donation mark today!

And we at The Ebby Halliday Companies are proud to have our very own Jenn Thompson of the Douglas Avenue Office serve a second year as quarterback for the Blondes!

Complete details:

Blondes vs. Brunettes Powder Puff Football Game

Saturday, August 15 | 7:00 pm

Wescott Field at Southern Methodist University

To make a donation (minimum $25 donation admits you to the game), click here.

Good luck, Jenn!

$1,000,000 Off Coupon Offered on Fort Myers Villa

Fellow Luxury Portfolio member VIP Realty has an interesting new marketing concept for an almost $7 million Italian Villa in Fort Myers, Florida – they are offering a $1 million off coupon for the property! And this creative strategy worked – media outlets from all over the country have picked up the story, including The Los Angeles Times.

For more information about this creative strategy (or to redeem your coupon), read the complete post from the Luxury Portfolio Blog here.

Ebby Companies Welcome 28 New Associates in July

Comprised of three brands and more than 1,600 Sales Associates and staff in 30 offices that serve more than 12,000 square miles in North Texas, The Ebby Halliday Companies continue to grow. We are pleased to welcome the following new Associates in July:

Stephanie Adams Rockwall

Amparo Aderman Campbell/Coit

Eric Allen Flower Mound/Lewisville

Alisson-Leigh Anderson Douglas

Andrea Bedell Whitesboro

Clarke Doyle Arlington

Karin Edman-Granstrom Lakewood

Barbara Farquhar Southlake

Jennifer Fike McKinney

Raymond Gallaher Ebby’s In-Town

Steve Ganjoo Frisco

Liseth Garcia Tri-Counties

Ronald Gayle Willow Bend Plano

Kelly Gordon Irving/Las Colinas

Frederick Hannum Ellen Terry

Kimberly Karanouh Frisco

Barbara Kind Firewheel/190

Robert Manley III Rockwall

Joetta Matos Frisco

Constance McFarland Allen

Richey Owen Lakewood

Terri Palmer Richardson

Jeffery Patton Rockwall

Nichole Reid Ellen Terry

Rachel Robinson Arlington

Ali Sadjady Richardson

Jacqueline Spika Preston Keller

Brandon Stewart Northeast Dallas

If you would like to learn more about a career with The Ebby Halliday Companies, contact Debbie Watson, Director of Career Development, at 972-980-6610 or debbiewatson@ebby.com.