Congratulations to Our Top Associates for First Quarter 2009

Congratulations to our Top Sales Associates for First Quarter 2009. The official announcement of winners was made in a full page ad in the Business Section of today s Dallas Morning News.

These associates exemplify the utmost in professionalism, having established themselves as leaders in our industry. We applaud their accomplishments and join in celebrating their success.

You can see our First Quarter 2009 Honor Roll here.

Ebby CRES Hosts Meet the Author Luncheon for First Quarter 2009 Outbound Referral Contest Winners

The winning Sales Associates from the Southlake Office visit with Ebby Halliday at a recent CRES First Quarter 2009 Awards Luncheon
The winning Sales Associates from the Southlake Office visit with Ebby Halliday at a recent CRES First Quarter 2009 Awards Luncheon

Recently Ebby Corporate Real Estate Services hosted the winning associates of the First Quarter 2009 Outbound Referral contest at Maggiano s Willow Bend to celebrate their national referral achievements. Guest of honor Ebby Halliday spoke about the great state of Texas and how Texas, and especially North Texas, is one of the best real estate markets in the country.

Every Sales Associate who sent a qualified outbound referral, either national or international real estate assistance, and whose office also made their referral goal was invited to attend the luncheon.

At the event, each Sales Associates had the opportunity to have their picture made with Miss Ebby and have their personal copy of Ebby Halliday: The First Lady of Real Estate signed.

A special thanks to Associate Avaan Lieberman of the Plano Office for serving as photographer for the day!

Ebby Salutes Norman Brinker

Today Ebby was tapped for the Methodist Health System Foundation’s video tribute to Norman Brinker, who will receive the 2009 Methodist Health System Folsom Leadership Award during a dinner to be held at the Hilton Anatole Hotel, May 15. Established in 2005, the award recognizes individuals whose demonstrated commitment and excellence in community leadership emulates the achievements of former Dallas Mayor Robert S. Folsom.

Filmed at a mock Chili’s restaurant at the Brinker International headquarters in North Dallas, Ebby is sitting with retired employees Lou Neeb, CEO for Steak & Ale/Chili’s and John Titus, a Steak & Ale executive, as all three tell stories about their good friend Norman Brinker.

Ebby talked about her courtship with husband Maurice in the late 60’s, which often took place at the Bachman Lake Steak & Ale. It was Maurice who introduced her to Mr. Brinker and started a friendship that has spanned over 40 years. Ebby talked about her love for Norman and how he is a business icon and philanthropist, having done so much for the community and especially young people.

“He has the most incredible character and tenacity, and is a role model for overcoming adversity,” said Halliday.

OPEN HOUSE UPDATE: Search More Than 300 This Weekend! continues to be the best resource for weekend open house searches. This weekend alone, features more than 300 Open Houses which you can easily sort by your specific search criteria until you see only the homes that meet your needs. You can view your results in three different formats, depending on your personal preference, and you can even check the “Compare” box next to as many properties as you like, click “Compare” at the bottom of the search results page and easily see at a glance how the homes you chose compare on number of bedrooms, bathrooms, etc. Happy searching!

Ebby s Breakfast with the Mayor

Pictured with Ebby is Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert at the North Dallas Chamber’s annual Breakfast with the Mayor on April 23.

Mayor Leppert began his talk by saying, I may be the Mayor, but Ebby Halliday is the boss!

Held at the Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre, Mayor Leppert provided an update on the state of the city and other issues that impact businesses, residents and the community-at-large including police and crime, public education, environmental initiatives and the economy.

Sponsors included Atmos Energy, Dallas Business Journal, Ebby Halliday, REALTORS, Huitt-Zollars, Inc., Jacobs and Oncor.

Meet Ebby in Richardson

Ebby and author Michael Poss receive a line of fans and well wishers at a recent signing event.
Ebby and author Michael Poss receive a line of fans and well wishers at a recent signing event.

Ebby’s book tour continues! The next public signing of her new biography, Ebby Halliday: The First Lady of Real Estate, will be:

Thursday, April 30

Ebby’s Richardson Office

179 N. Plano Road @ Beltline

Richardson, Texas 75081

Please RSVP to or 469-429-7404.

Books will be available for purchase at the event or you can purchase a copy online at or

No Better Time To Buy!

There may never have been a better time to buy a home than today! Interest rates are at record lows – less than 5% for a 30-year fixed-rate loan. Home prices in the DFW area are some of the most affordable in the nation. With more than 43,000 DFW Metroplex homes on the market, there is an excellent selection of homes available to suit any buyer s needs.

Those who have not owned a home in the past three years may be eligible for a Federal Income Tax credit of up to $8,000 on a home purchased by December 1, 2009. A Home Team Mortgage loan officer can provide complete details on qualifying for a home loan and the 2009 Tax Credit. You can also find more details here.

Today s real estate market offers a truly unique opportunity to buy! Don t miss it!

OPEN HOUSE UPDATE: Search Almost 400 This Weekend!

Looking for the best place to search weekend Open Houses? Check out the Open House Search hub on the new, the best Dallas real estate and DFW real estate website around. Simply click the “Open House” tab in the Home Search Hub on our home page, choose your desired open house day or days, your specific criteria and you’re set. Need to further refine your criteria? That’s not a problem on You can keep sorting our open houses by all your desired criteria until you’re satisfied with the results – no need to browse the ones that don’t interest you. There are almost 400 this weekend alone! Happy house hunting.

Ebby Halliday Serves as Title Sponsor of Preservation Dallas Spring Architectural Tour

The Ebby Halliday Family of Companies, the Dallas luxury real estate leader, is proud to serve as the title sponsor of the Preservation Dallas Spring Arcitectural Tour – Five Decades of Style. The tour features five incredible houses and two Patron houses from the 1920’s to the 1960’s. Each hosue is an outstanding example of the decade in which it was contructed and each representative style continues to incluence Dallas real estate and DFW real estate today. The tour is Saturday, May 2 and begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Angelika Theater in Mockingbird Station with registration and a continental breakfast followed by an architectural presentation on historic housing styles in today’s market. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.

Social Media Sharing now available on

The new keeps getting better. The best Dallas real estate and North Texas real estate website now features a “Share This” button which easily allows for sharing of favorite properties through social media such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, AIM, etc. This green button appears on the detail page of every property on Simply click the button, choose your desired social media network, log in and share the link with your entire network or just a few close friends. With the increasing popularity of social media, this is an excellent and easy way to share your favorite homes with your friends and network. Stay tuned for more updates coming soon!