Local Experts With Global Reach


Local Experts With Global Reach

 

Ebby Halliday Realtors and its sales associates possess a unique understanding of the global real estate market. This understanding is a result of our affiliation with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, a network of premier real estate brokers in over 70 countries, and its luxury division, Luxury Portfolio International.

 

When marketing a luxury home such as the exceptional Spanish Colonial built in 2006 at 6466 Meadow Road in the heart of Preston Hollow, Ebby agents tap the network of Luxury Portfolio International members and utilize its website, LuxuryPortfolio.com, to expose listings to buyers across the globe.

 

By showcasing luxury listings on LuxuryPortfolio.com, Ebby agents leverage the strength of a website that consistently ranks at the top of Google search results and has more $1 million-plus properties than any other luxury real estate network.

 

The beautiful custom home at 6466 Meadow Road is one of many Ebby listings that receive extensive marketing exposure through Luxury Portfolio International. This extraordinary property, offered for $1,925,000, is listed with Kay Weeks. Let’s take a closer look.

 

Local Experts With Global Reach

Local Experts With Global Reach

Local Experts With Global Reach

Local Experts With Global Reach

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Local Experts With Global Reach

Local Experts With Global Reach

Local Experts With Global Reach

 

For more information on 6646 Meadow Road, contact Kay Weeks at 214-676-8230 or kayweeks@ebby.com. To see more extraordinary homes across Dallas-Fort Worth and across the world, visit LuxuryPortolio.com.

 

North Texas Giving Day is Today


 North Texas Giving Day is Today

 

 

Today, September 20, is North Texas Giving Day, a day when we can all come together and rally behind the nonprofits that make our community a better place to live, work and play. This year North Texas Giving Day is especially meaningful to all of us at the Ebby Halliday Companies as it takes place on the heels of the recent launch of the Ebby Halliday Foundation.

 

Named in honor of Ebby Halliday Acers, the founder of Ebby Halliday Realtors and a prominent Dallas philanthropist who passed away in 2015 at age 104, the namesake foundation continues Ebby’s substantial philanthropic work across North Texas. The Ebby Halliday Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, supports charitable and educational activities that serve women and children in need across our region.

 

“Each of us who had the good fortune of knowing Ebby was touched by the grace, fortitude and compassion with which she lived her life,” says Mary Frances Burleson, president and chief executive officer of the Ebby Halliday Companies and a founding member of the board of directors of the Ebby Halliday Foundation. “Ebby had a very simple saying that she lived by, ‘Do something for someone every day.’ That small bit of wisdom served Ebby very, very well and has had a tremendous impact on many individuals and organizations in North Texas.”

 

Adds Ron Burgert, chief financial officer of the Ebby Halliday Companies and a founding member of the board of directors of the Ebby Halliday Foundation, “With the creation of the Ebby Halliday Foundation, we intend for Ebby’s impact to continue to be felt across our region for a long time.”

 

Until midnight today, Thursday, September 20, you’re encouraged to donate to one or more of the over 2,000 certified nonprofits at NorthTexasGivingDay.org. To donate to the Ebby Halliday Foundation, click here.

 

 

 

Ebby Halliday Foundation Launches


Ebby Halliday Foundation Launches

 

Ebby Halliday Acers, founder of Ebby Halliday Realtors and prominent Dallas philanthropist, is being honored with a namesake foundation that will continue her substantial philanthropic work across North Texas. The Ebby Halliday Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, supports charitable and educational activities that serve women and children in need in the greater North Texas region. Ebby passed away in 2015 at age 104.

 

Having opened the doors to successful careers for thousands of people, Ebby was widely admired for her passionate leadership and tireless altruism.

 

“Each of us who had the good fortune of knowing Ebby was touched by the grace, fortitude and compassion with which she lived her life,” says Mary Frances Burleson, president and chief executive officer of the Ebby Halliday Companies and a founding member of the board of directors of the Ebby Halliday Foundation. “Ebby had a very simple saying that she lived by, ‘Do something for someone every day.’ That small bit of wisdom served Ebby very, very well and has had a tremendous impact on many individuals and organizations in North Texas.”

 

Adds Ron Burgert, chief financial officer of the Ebby Halliday Companies and a founding member of the board of directors of the Ebby Halliday Foundation, “With the creation of the Ebby Halliday Foundation, we intend for Ebby’s impact to continue to be felt across our region for a long time.”

 

Ebby Halliday Foundation Launches

 

Among the many tributes to Ebby’s philanthropic legacy in North Texas are Juliette Fowler Communities’ The Ebby House, an innovative transitional community for young women who have experienced foster care or have been abandoned, displaced or abused; the WiNG’s Center at Ebby’s Place, which helps lift economically challenged working women out of poverty; and the Ebby Halliday Library at Happy Hill Farm in Granbury, a 500-acre farm that is home to North Central Texas Academy, an independent college-preparatory day, boarding and international school which seeks out underserved students. And in 2011, she was honored with the new building and naming of the Ebby Halliday Elementary School in Southeast Dallas.

 

Throughout her life, Ebby’s dedication to her profession and her fellow man remained constant. Ebby was honored with The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans award, which honors the simple but powerful belief that hard work, honesty and determination can conquer all obstacles.

 

“For Ebby, a successful life was about much more than extraordinary sales figures,” says Kay Weeks, a sales associate with Ebby’s Little White House office. “Ebby’s other great passion was service to the community she proudly called home. Ebby’s, and our company’s, philanthropic influence on North Texas cannot be overstated. Ebby did not have children of her own, but she helped educate and support many young people.”

 

To learn more about the Ebby Halliday Foundation and/or to donate, visit ebbyhallidayfoundation.org. For more information, call 214-294-5770 or email info@ebbyhallidayfoundation.org.

 

Ebby House Impacts Young Lives


Ebby House Impacts Young Lives

 

We love the above message, prominently displayed at the top of the staircase at The Ebby House. And, we couldn’t agree more.

 

Ebby House Impacts Young Lives

 

The Ebby House is an innovative transitional community for young women who have experienced foster care or have been abandoned, displaced or abused. Located at Juliette Fowler Communities in Dallas’ Lakewood neighborhood (which we also love!) The Ebby House serves young women ages 18-24 as they make the transition to adulthood and independence.

 

Ebby House Impacts Young Lives

 

Every year, about 1,500 young Texans age-out of the foster care system. Others moved out of the foster care system before reaching the age of 18. Many face severe outcomes due to lack of family and adult connections.

 

Ebby House Impacts Young Lives

 

The Ebby House program seeks to reverse negative trends and outcomes faced by these young women by offering them a home to live in and mentors to love them while they learn to become self-reliant and entrepreneurial – volunteers and mentors themselves – which is reflective of the values and life of Ebby Halliday, our company’s founder.

 

Ebby House Impacts Young Lives

 

To learn more about why The Ebby House is such a special place, click here.

 

DSO on the GO: Enjoy a Concert Close to Home


DSO on the GO: Enjoy a Concert Close to Home

 

Ebby Halliday Realtors is proud to be a return sponsor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s community concert series, DSO on the GO. This September brings five opportunities to enjoy one of the world’s foremost orchestras right in your “backyard.”

 

The first DSO on the GO performance of the 2018/19 season takes place September 7 at Cliff Temple Baptist Church in Oak Cliff, where the DSO will perform an all-Bach program, including Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 and Concerto in C minor for Violin and Oboe. The DSO will repeat this program on September 8 at Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church in Dallas and on September 9 at White’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Southlake. On September 16, the DSO performs The Sounds of Latin America at the Murchison Performing Arts Center at the University of North Texas in Denton and on September 23, the DSO performs Mendelssohn’s Italian at the Tom and Verda Shine Performance Hall at Duncanville High School.

 

 

General admission tickets are $19 and student tickets are $9. Tickets may be purchased at mydso.com or by calling 214.TIX.4DSO.

 

Enjoy the show!

BvB Dallas Tackles Alzheimer’s


 

BvB Dallas Tackles Alzheimer’s

 

We’re proud to once again sponsor Blondes vs. Brunettes Dallas, a powder-puff football game and fundraiser benefitting Alzheimer’s Disease research and awareness.

 

This year’s game takes place Saturday, Aug. 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Cotton Bowl at Fair Park. Each person who donates $25 receives admission to the game and the after-party.

 

Over the past nine years, BvB Dallas has raised over $3 million for Alzheimer’s research and care in North Texas. For more information and to purchase tickets/donate, visit bvbdallas.org.

Agents and Brokerages: Choose Wisely


Agents and Brokerages: Choose Wisely

Mary Frances Burleson, the president and CEO of Ebby Halliday Realtors, recently sent the below letter as part of her Friday email series.
 
If you are considering buying or selling a home, it is likely you may choose your real estate agent based upon a referral from a friend, a relative or a colleague. According to recent surveys by the National Association of Realtors, personal referrals are the primary way both first-time and repeat buyers and sellers select an agent.
 
However, once a specific agent has been referred and has been selected, the brokerage firm the agent is affiliated with should also be carefully considered. Sellers should ask whether the brokerage has a strong online marketing presence, so their listed home receives the most extensive presentation to the market.
 
Today’s buyers vigorously shop online, with approximately 90 percent beginning their home search on the Web; and many tech-savvy buyers use smart phone apps to search for homes for sale.
 
Ebby Halliday Realtors’ website, ebby.com, is among the country’s most powerful and successful real estate sites. The site plus additional features such as proximity search and map search are readily available using free Ebby apps for iPhone or Android.
 
With a 73-year track record of success and more than 1,850 real estate professionals in 35 strategically located North Texas offices, Ebby Halliday Realtors stands ready to assist you with all of your home-buying and selling needs.
 
Mary Frances Burleson

DFW Cities Rank High on First-Time Homebuyers List


 

Three Dallas suburbs have been ranked among the best places in the country for first-time homebuyers, according to a new report by WalletHub.com.

 

The fast-growing cities of Frisco, McKinney and Allen ranked 7th, 8th and 16th among the top markets for first-time buyers, according to the study.

 

WalletHub scored 300 U.S. cities for entry-level home buying using factors including attractiveness, affordability and quality of life.

 

As is often the case with these types of lists, Ebby Halliday Realtors has an office in each of the North Texas cities on the list: Ebby McKinney, Ebby Frisco and Ebby Allen | Fairview | Lucas. If you’re considering buying or selling a home in North Texas – regardless of the town or city – you can find just the right agent for your residential real estate needs at the award-winning, mobile-friendly ebby.com.

 

See NBC DFW’s report on the new WalletHub list of best places for first-time homebuyers.

 

PHOTO:  The five-bedroom home at 5606 Romantik Road in Frisco is listed by Ebby’s Kam Gill for $599,900.

O’Gorman Group Again Among Top Real Estate Teams in U.S.


O’Gorman Group Again Among Top Real Estate Teams in U.S.

 

The O’Gorman Group of Ebby Halliday Realtors was recently named to the 2018 REAL Trends Top Thousand. Compiled by The Wall Street Journal and REAL Trends Inc., the “Thousand” is comprised of four annual nationwide Top 250 rankings: Top Individuals by Transaction Sides, Top Individuals by Sales Volume, Top Teams by Transaction Sides and Top Teams by Sales Volume.

 

The O’Gorman Group, led by Preston Keller Associate Cindy O’Gorman, ranked No. 3 in D-FW on the Teams by Sales Volume List with $133,619,950 in residential real estate sales in 2017.

 

“Congratulations to The O’Gorman Group for their truly outstanding performance,” says Mary Frances Burleson, president and CEO of Ebby Halliday Realtors. “We are so proud to have them as members of the Ebby Halliday Family.”

 

Cindy O’Gorman began her career in real estate more than 30 years ago and has long been ranked in the top one-half of the top 1 percent of residential real estate agents in the nation. She and her group are well-known for their exceptional national and global marketing, extensive social media exposure, superior customer service with a team of specialists, and expert knowledge of the D-FW real estate market.

 

“I am so honored to be ranked in the top 250 groups nationwide by Real Trends,” says O’Gorman. “The O’Gorman Group looks forward to staying in this elite group ranking every year and we are honored to be among the most-respected agents in the country. Having attained the No. 1 Companywide Top Producer status for Ebby Halliday Realtors for over 27 years in a row, staying in the top 250 nationally has become another annual goal.

 

“My group works hard and continues to prove their knowledge, top-quality customer service and dedication to our buyers and our sellers,” O’Gorman says. “When you choose to work with the O’Gorman Group, you can expect high-quality marketing, extensive visibility, top-notch negotiation expertise and dedicated, knowledgeable Associates.”

 

She adds, “In addition to numerous referrals from relocation companies, our loyal repeat clients consistently refer potential buyers and sellers. The North Texas market is booming and we are seeing many outside investors wanting to put their money into our growing economy. D-FW continues to attract some of the most-successful corporations for their headquarters. It is a wonderful place to live and invest and we are so proud of our strong and growing community.”

 

To contact Ms. O’Gorman, call 972-715-0190 or e-mail cindyogorman@ebby.com.

 

PHOTO: Cindy O’Gorman

Cast Your Vote in HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt


 

HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt 2018 is underway. And, if you’re like us, you can’t wait to see inside these extraordinary properties in such categories as Curb Appeal, Amazing Kitchens, Homes with History and Modern Masterpieces, and click the VOTE button for your favorites. After you vote, be sure to enter the sweepstakes for a chance to win $10,000!

 

As always, Ebby Halliday Companies listings are prominently featured in the Ultimate House Hunt:

 

Curb Appeal

Cast Your Vote in HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt

2404 Glade Road | Colleyville – Listed with Kimberly Holt of Ebby Halliday Realtors, this spectacular estate home is ideally situated on nearly 2 acres with gracious gardens and a stocked pond. Dramatic and grand, this home is a masterpiece of intricate architecture and detailed design elements.

 

Amazing Kitchens

Cast Your Vote in HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt

6168 Beverly Drive | Frisco – Listed with The O’Gorman Group of Ebby Halliday Realtors, this home on just under 1 acre overlooking a serene lake offers a dream kitchen with two islands, Renalto pizza oven, LaCornue range, reclaimed terra cotta flooring, custom armoire Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer and built-in coffee zone.

 

Homes with History

Cast Your Vote in HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt

 

6220 Worth St. | Old East Dallas – Listed with Henda Salmeron of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, this Spanish Mission-style home with a grand curving staircase, boxed ceilings, inlaid hardwoods and intricate wood detailing throughout features a masterful renovation with the finest modern amenities.

 

Modern Masterpieces

Cast Your Vote in HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt

 

1 Vanguard Way | Dallas – Listed with Charlotte Thompson of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, this extraordinary residence is located in Urban Reserve, an enclave of 50 modern homes on a mission to bridge the gap between man and nature. This premier property features regionally sourced materials and is sited for maximum enjoyment of the wooded surroundings along White Rock Creek and Trail.

 

This is the fifth-consecutive year HGTV has partnered exclusively with Ebby Halliday’s global real estate network Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and its luxury marketing division Luxury Portfolio International to host the contest, which last year saw over 1 million votes cast, making it one of the most popular contests on HGTV.com.

 

Click here to vote for your favorites now. HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt ends July 17.