Want To Become An Ebby Associate?


If you’re interested in learning more about a career with the #1 Independently owned residential real estate company in Texas, be sure to attend the upcoming Ebby Career Seminar on May 28th at the Ebby Richardson office. You’ll learn about licensing requirements, training, marketing and technology tools as well as what sets Ebby apart from other brokers such as direct internet leads, results-driven training/mentoring, available health benefits and more.

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

Career Seminar

Thursday, May 28

6-7 pm

Ebby’s Richardson Office

179 N. Plano Road @ Belt Line

Richardson, Texas 75081

972-783-0000

Tax Holiday For Energy Star


Great news for Texas homeowners looking to remodel or uprade – everything from air conditioner units to compact fluorescent light bulbs will be sold tax-free over Memorial Day weekend May 23-25. To qualify for the tax-free offer, products must be Energy Star-qualified.

According to the state comptroller’s office, the tax-free weekend includes:

• Air conditioners priced under $6,000 (both room and central units)

• Washing machines

• Ceiling fans

• Dehumidifiers

• Dishwashers

• Light bulbs (incandescent and fluorescent)

• Programmable thermostats

• Refrigerators priced under $2,000.

For more information, see the complete article from the San Antonio Express-News, here.

Ebby Presents Laura Bush with International Maura Award


Ebby and her Executive Assistants Betty Turner and Anne Anderson with Former First Lady Laura Bush at the 2009 Maura Awards at the Women's Museum
Ebby and her Executive Assistants Betty Turner and Anne Anderson with Former First Lady Laura Bush at the 2009 Maura Awards at the Women's Museum at Fair Park

Last night, Ebby presented Former First Lady Laura Bush with the first International Maura Award at the Women’s Museum at Fair Park. Mrs. Bush was given the award for her work as First Lady in raising the world’s attention to conditions affecting the health, education and welfare of women and children throughout the world.

Established in 1978 by the Women’s Center of Dallas, the Maura Award pays tribute to individuals for extraordinary contributions to the success and well-being of women and children in the Dallas Metroplex.

Ebby was the first and only recipient of the Lifetime Maura Award in 2007.

Listen To Ebby On Satellite Radio This Weekend


Ebby being interviewed by Gil Gross via telephone earlier this week for "Real Estate Today".

Ebby was interviewed this week for a radio show, Real Estate Today, produced by the National Association of Realtors. The interview will be broadcast Saturday, May 9 and Sunday, May 10 on Satellite Radio and online (see details below).

Listen to the interview on the Web at www.RETRadio.com, anytime after 5 a.m. tomorrow and via Satellite Radio on:

XM Satellite Radio

America s Talk, XM Channel 158, Saturday 4-6 pm CST

Talk Radio, XM Channel 165, Saturday 12-2 pm CST

Sirius Satellite Radio

Sirius / XM Stars, Channel 102

Saturday, May 9 from 5 7 am and Sunday, May 10 from 8 10 pm CST

NOTE: Ebby’s interview is scheduled for the second half of the show

Ebby Companies Welcome Pam O Connor


The Ebby Halliday Companies welcomed Pam O’Connor, President & CEO of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World to Dallas on Tuesday. Ms. O’Connor spoke at the North Dallas MLS meeting at Macaroni Grill on Northwest Highway, which was hosted by Ellen Terry, Realtors. She was introduced by Lee Thomas, manager of the Ellen Terry office and Ebby Halliday who was one of the four founding members of RELO, which is now known as LeadingRE.

Ms. O’Connor spoke about various national real estate trends and focused on the luxury market with statistics from Luxury Portfolio Fine Property Collection, the luxury division of LeadingRE. Highlights of her speech included information on significant luxury properties currently for sale such as the Aaron Spelling and Leona Helmsley Estates, the sale of 27 Luxury Portfolio properties priced over $5 million in First Quarter 2009 as well as insight on the “Recession Chic” mentality of today’s value-conscious luxury consumer.

Ms. O’Connor ended the discussion with a brief overview of the rising popularity of social networking, stating that 6 out of 10 wealthy consumers online now use some form of social networking.