Ebby Wows WCR

Ebby was a featured speaker today at the joint meeting of the Dallas and Collin County Chapters of the Women’s Council of Realtors at Prestonwood Country Club. Also in attendance were members of the Dallas Association of Mortgage Brokers. Ebby signed copies of her biography, Ebby Halliday: The First Lady of Real Estate, along with author Mike Poss before speaking during the luncheon. She shared many great stories (several very humorous) of her extensive travels with WCR over the years. Ebby’s involvement with WCR is quite extensive – she founded the Dallas Chapter, helped to found the Texas Chapter (where she also served as President) and, in 1957, served as the National President. Ebby is pictured above with Shelly Hammer, President of the WCR Dallas Chapter, Sandra Hunt, WCR State President and Kim Raine, President of the WCR Collin County Chapter.

To see more photos from today’s luncheon, visit the official Ebby Facebook page here.

Happy to be home

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Interested In A Career With Ebby?

If you would like to learn more about a career in real estate with the #1 independently owned residential real estate company in Texas, plan to attend one of the upcoming Ebby Career Seminars. You’ll learn about licensing requirements, start-up business costs, as well as the training, marketing and technology tools Ebby makes available to all Associates. The June Career Seminars are:

Tuesday, June 16

6-7 pm

Ebby s Denton Office

3201 Teasley Lane, #201

Denton, Texas 76210


Thursday, June 18

6-7 pm

Ebby s Flower Mound Office

6000 Long Prairie Road, #100

Flower Mound, Texas 75028


Tuesday, June 23

6-7 pm

Ebby s Willow Bend Office

6400 W. Plano Parkway, #112

(Corner of Park Blvd. & Plano Parkway)

Plano, Texas 75093


If you would like to attend, RSVP to Debbie Watson, Director of Career Development, at 972-980-6610 or debbiewatson@ebby.com.

Ebby Associates Achieve National Rankings

The Wall Street Journal and LORE announced the 2009 rankings of the top real estate professionals in the country based on calendar 2008 results and Ebby Halliday is proud to have four Associates on the list.

The Wall Street Journal/LORE Top 400 is based on a survey of over 7,000 brokerage firms, associations of Realtors® and hundreds of other sources to determine the top real estate professionals in the United States. Now in its 4th year, this ranking is the only independent study of its kind where all of the results from individual submissions are independently verified through third party sources. The definition of what constitutes an individual sales professional and a team has been developed from input from dozens of industry professionals. The following Ebby Associates are featured:

#17 – Top Teams by Sales Volume

Joseph Gullotto

The Gullotto Group

2008 Sales Volume – $148,805,526

#32 – Top Teams by Sales Volume

Cindy O’Gorman

The O’Gorman Group

2008 Sales Volume – $117,619,687

#37 – Top Teams by Transaction Sides

Donna Nichols

The Nichols Network

2008 Transaction Sides – 364

#72 – Top Agents by Transaction Sides

Samantha Reid

2008 Transaction Sides – 160

Congratulations to our four honored Associates!

Ebby Agents Learn Social Networking Strategies From Matthew Ferrara

It was a full house this morning at the Ebby Halliday Corporate Office – Associates from the Ebby Halliday Family of Companies learned social networking strategies from nationally renowned social networking expert, Matthew Ferrara. Matthew explained the value of social networking as a prospecting tool for the real estate industry and how it can be much more beneficial than the more traditional tools commonly used by real estate agents. He pointed out that while 95% of home buyers in 2008 were using social networking daily, only 11% of Realtors had a Facebook presence.

If you missed this morning’s discussion, there’s still time to make the afternoon class – you won’t be disappointed!