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.
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.
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.
There’s no better place to start your weekend Open House Search than the Ebby Open House Search page. Not only will you find almost 300 great open houses, but you can also sort them by all your desired search criteria! Happy touring and stay cool!
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!
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.
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!
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!
Rather than quietly lowering the price …
Million Dollar Coupon
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.
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