Southwest Dallas | Ellis Counties Office Hosts Grand Opening Celebration


Ebby Halliday Realtors recently hosted a grand-opening celebration at its new Southwest Dallas | Ellis Counties office at 905 N. U.S. Highway 67, Suite 100, in Cedar Hill. Attended by local dignitaries, company leadership, the office’s agents and staff members, and other area agents and industry professionals, the event showcased the beautiful new office and its ideal location along the growing Highway 67 corridor.

“Our Southwest Dallas | Ellis Counties office is built for the future,” says Chris Kelly, president & CEO of the Ebby Halliday Companies. “It offers an exceptional location and is a statement of our commitment to serving the Southern Sector for years to come. At the Ebby Halliday Companies, we are committed to growing our brands and offering our full range of real estate services to every member of our North Texas community who dreams of making homeownership a reality.”

The new office, which opened in late 2020, but whose grand-opening celebration was delayed due to COVID concerns, replaces Ebby’s longtime, Southwest Dallas | Ellis County Office and is part of the company’s commitment to better serve those who live in southern Dallas County and the surrounding area, as well as those who are considering relocating there.

“As a company, we recognized that the Southern Sector is underserved by residential real estate brokerages and their affiliated services, such as mortgage, insurance and title,” says Pamela Young, sales leader of Ebby’s Southwest Dallas | Ellis Counties Office. “We are working diligently to expand our presence, which will increase homeownership opportunities and provide expert representation for the area’s buyers and sellers. As part of this commitment, we are dedicated to expanding the diversity of our employees and sales force.”

“Our new office offers new and experienced agents a sophisticated atmosphere and the latest technology in a much-sought-after Cedar Hill location,” says Young. “We’re thrilled with the way it turned out and can’t wait to fill it to capacity with agents. If you’re interested in more information about this exciting new office, please contact me today.”

For more information on Ebby’s Southwest Dallas | Ellis Counties office, its sales associates and listings, call 972-296-0110 or visit ebby.com.

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Record-Breaking Month: $1.1 Billion in Sales, 2,000 Families Served


Month-end numbers have been tallied at the Ebby Halliday Companies and results confirm the local residential real estate powerhouse, comprising Ebby Halliday Realtors, Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and Williams Trew, has again broken a 75-year sales record achieved less than a year ago. 

June 2021 is now officially the North Texas market leader’s best month ever, totaling $1.1 billion in closed sales.  

Chris Kelly, CEO of the Ebby Halliday Companies, took to video email and social media to congratulate more than 2,000+ agents across North Texas on the accomplishment.

“Your previous record did not stand the test of time,” Kelly said, “as less than a year later, you broke it again. Thank you for the unparalleled service you provide to your clients, as that is what this record represents. In just 30 days, you helped almost 2,000 individuals and families. At this rate, we can anticipate year-end numbers to break even more company records.”

So far in the first half of 2021, agents of the Ebby Halliday Companies have helped over 9,000 individuals and families and closed $5 billion in real estate. 

Having celebrated last year 75 years of service to North Texans and those moving to the region, the Ebby Halliday Companies are No. 1 in Texas by transaction sides. The Ebby Halliday Companies were acquired by HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate and the country’s largest residential real estate company based on transactions, in 2018. The Ebby Halliday Companies’ core-services brands include Prosperity Home Mortgage, Home Team Insurance, Texas Premier Title and HSTX Title. For more information, visit ebby.com.

Travis Mathews Named VP of Operations


Travis Mathews has been named Vice President of Operations for the Ebby Halliday Companies. Chris Kelly, President and Chief Executive Officer, recently made the announcement.

“Travis joined the Ebby Halliday Companies in 2019 and has adeptly led our growth strategies through acquisitions, franchising and related expansion opportunities, as well as our IT infrastructure and commercial real estate growth, all while skillfully overseeing our consumer-facing technology and the extensive suite of technology tools available to our agents,” says Kelly. “In his new role, Travis will expand upon these functions to oversee finance and accounting, facilities, and our growing property management and Apartments by Ebby divisions.”

Says Mathews, “As Vice President of Operations for the Ebby Halliday Companies, I have the privilege of leading a dynamic team dedicated to providing the best possible experience for our agents and clients. In this role I am also sharply focused on growing the reach of the Ebby brand, in North Texas and beyond.”  

Mathews has been in the real estate industry for 18 years, starting as an agent with Briggs Freeman Real Estate in 2004. He joined Allie Beth Allman & Associates in 2008, most recently serving as its Chief Operating Officer. In 2018, Mathews joined the Ebby Halliday Companies’ parent company, HomeServices of America, as Director of Operations, overseeing critical and innovative technology initiatives.

“I am so excited with the direction and growth of the Ebby Halliday Companies and to be a part of the incredible momentum this iconic company is experiencing,” Mathews says. “Our leadership, employees and agents are dedicated to providing our valued clients with a world-class residential real estate experience, day in and day out.”

Mathews graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism and earned an MBA from Southern Methodist University. He is married to Brittany Mathews, a real estate agent in Dallas. The couple have two children.

Mathews adds, “I am honored and excited to take on this expanded leadership role with the Ebby Halliday Companies and I am looking forward to building on the extraordinary success and the hard-earned equity of each of our brands.”Having celebrated 75 years of service in 2020 to North Texans and those moving to the region, the Ebby Halliday Companies are No. 1 in Texas by sales volume. The Ebby Halliday Companies were acquired in 2018 by HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate and the country’s largest residential real estate company based on transactions in 2020. The Ebby Halliday Companies’ real estate brands include Ebby Halliday Realtors, Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and Williams Trew. Its core-services brands include Prosperity Home Mortgage, Home Team Insurance, Texas Premier Title and HSTX Title. For more information, visit ebby.com.

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3620 Ranchero Road | Plano | $8,950,000

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19 Armstrong Drive | Frisco | $2,449,000

426 Roaring Fork Circle | Gordonville | $1,500,000

816 Brett | Allen | $1,395,000

6629 Gaston Avenue | Dallas | $1,329,000

5103 Lincolnshire Court | Dallas | $999,900

3309 Waterford Drive | Rowlett | $997,900

Don Tomlinson Named President of Texas Premier Title


Don Tomlinson has been named President of Ebby Halliday Companies’ Texas Premier Title. Tomlinson assumes the role from Martin Ripoll, who, after a 40+ year career in the title industry, has announced his retirement and desire to spend more time with his wife and family.

In 2011, Ripoll helped create Texas Premier Title to better serve the real estate industry across North Texas. Over the last decade, he and his team have closed over 30,000 real estate transactions and collaborated with thousands of real estate professionals to provide a stellar closing experience. Ripoll is known as both a true student of and a teacher in the title industry, and helped develop and launch the careers of countless professionals. His dedication to employees, real estate professionals and clients is renowned in the industry, as is his commitment to service and willingness to solve any issue or challenge. 

Tomlinson assumes the role of President as of June 21. He and Ripoll have been working closely together during the transition period. 

Tomlinson comes to the Ebby Halliday Companies from HomeServices of America sister-company Long & Foster, where he has served as Regional Vice President of RGS Title since 2013.

“During my roles as Managing Attorney and Regional Vice President, I learned something new each day,” Tomlinson says. “This type of role has been my goal for many years, and I’ve spent my time at RGS honing the skills I would need for it through additional education, networking, reading, and listening.” 

“Martin has built something special that will last long into the future,” he continues. “It’s an incredible accomplishment. I have to respect the foundation he built while looking toward the future. My approach will be to take things step-by-step. Current team members are working hard every day, and I will support them while also finding new avenues of growth.” 

Tomlinson is coming from a similar, very active market in the Washington, D.C. area. He plans to use his understanding of the commonalities and adjust to the unique elements of the North Texas market, thinking about the rest of this year but also planning for five, 10 and 20 years from now.

Catherine Sims, Vice President Core Services, spoke of the transition, saying, “While Martin is responsible for elevating Texas Premier Title to the level it is today, we are confident Don is the right leader to continue the upward trajectory with his visionary thinking. We are looking forward to having his title savvy and expertise here in Texas.”

“I’m looking forward to a lot of things about Texas, but the people really stand out to me,” Tomlinson says. “I’ve only met a few on prior visits, but they have been incredibly welcoming. It will be a big move for my East Coast family. We’re really looking forward to becoming part of the community and getting to know the people and places that make Texas unique.”

Texas Premier Title is a full-service title company that take pride in building strong, long-lasting relationships with clients. Strategically located branch offices located throughout the D-FW area provide clients the ability to close at a convenient location. Escrow officers and associates are dedicated to ensuring that every detail of the “contract-to-close” process is executed with excellence for an exceptional customer service experience. For more information, visit txprem.com.

Having celebrated 75 years of service to North Texans and those moving to the region in 2020, the Ebby Halliday Companies are No. 1 in Texas by sales volume. The Ebby Halliday Companies were acquired by HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate and the country’s largest residential real estate company based on transactions, in 2018. In addition to three real estate brands: Ebby Halliday Realtors, Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and Williams Trew, the Ebby Halliday Companies’ core-services brands include Prosperity Home Mortgage, Home Team Insurance, Texas Premier Title and HSTX Title. For more information, visit ebby.com.

Juneteenth: Celebrate Freedom


Juneteenth celebrates freedom, community, and progress while acknowledging the ongoing strides still needed toward racial equality. 

The holiday is the oldest national commemoration of the end to slavery in the United States.

On June 19, 1865, Union troops landed in Galveston, Texas announcing the end to the Civil War and the end to slavery. The news followed two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.

At the Ebby Halliday Companies, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are vital to the improvement of our work culture, the future of the real estate industry, as well as the future of the region we call home. 

We encourage everyone to take advantage of the many events across North Texas to listen, learn, engage, and celebrate the significance of Juneteenth.

2021 Juneteenth Events In DFW

Juneteenth Celebration Presented By Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center & The Dallas Police Department Office of Community Affairs

Saturday, June 19 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center | 2922 MLK Blvd., Dallas, Texas 75215

Juneteenth Celebration Presented By Dallas Heritage Village

Saturday, June 19 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Dallas Heritage Village | 1515 S. Harwood St., Dallas, Texas 75215

DFW Juneteenth Celebration March & Festival

Saturday, June 19 | 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Fair Park | 3809 Grand Ave., Dallas, Texas 75210

Denton Juneteenth Celebration

Saturday, June 19 | 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Fred Moore Park | 701 Wilson St., Denton, Texas 76205

Best Southwest Juneteenth Celebration Hosted by The CIties of DeSoto, Lancaster, Cedar Hill, and Duncanville. 

Saturday, June 19 | 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Grimes Park | 501 E. Wintergreen Road, DeSoto, Texas 75115

Frank Frazier Juneteenth Art Exhibition

Saturday, June 19 | 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Pencil on Paper Gallery | 14466 Midway Road, Farmers Branch, Texas 75244

City of Fort Worth Juneteenth Celebration: Film Screening of The Green Book: Guide to Freedom

Thursday, June 17 | 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Fort Worth Botanic Garden Center Lecture Hall | 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., Fort Worth, Texas 76107

2021 Juneteenth FTW Community Festival 

Saturday, June 19 | 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Panther Island Pavilion | 395 Purcey St., Fort Worth, Texas 76102

Frisco Juneteenth Market

Saturday, June 19 | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Flea Style | 6765 Winning Drive, Ste 830, Frisco, Texas 75034

Juneteenth Freedom Festival

Saturday, June 19 | noon – 8 p.m.

Music City Mall | 2401 S. Stemmons Freeway, Lewisville, Texas 75067

Wylie’s 2nd Annual Juneteenth Freedom Celebration

Saturday, June 19 | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Olde City Park | 112 South Ballard Ave., Wylie, Texas 75098

Learn more about Juneteenth

What is Juneteenth? – Juneteenth World Wide Celebration

What Is Juneteenth? – HISTORY

Visit Black History Museums:

https://civilrightstrail.com/app/uploads/2017/12/CRT-Top-10.pdf

Watch Movies/TV Shows About Black History:

https://www.fastcompany.com/90598537/91-movies-and-tv-shows-to-stream-for-black-history-month

https://www.history.com/news/tulsa-massacre-black-wall-street-before-and-after-photos

Read or Listen to Books:

https://www.aaihs.org/the-best-black-history-books-of-2020/

The Weekly Wrap-Up


Are you searching for a new home? Take a look at some of this week’s fabulous featured properties.

2508 Beacon Crest Drive | Plano | $4,200,000

3790 Hamilton Heights Avenue | Frisco | $1,799,900

1271 Shelby Lane | Celina | $1,699,999

6917 Forest Glen Drive | Dallas | $1,532,000

13203 Glad Acres Drive | Farmers Branch | $1,450,000

6316 Avalon Woods Drive | McKinney | $750,000

To view more spectacular homes for sale, visit ebby.com.

WiNGS, Ebby Halliday Foundation Team Up to Impact Women in DFW


WiNGS – a 113-year-old nonprofit organization that empowers women, fights poverty and impacts generations – has been named the beneficiary of all donations made to the Ebby Halliday Foundation through the end of summer. This partnership continues the legacy and connection between WiNGS (formerly the YWCA of Dallas) and Ebby, and will expand the impact made on women in Dallas through WiNGS programming.

Ebby Halliday embodied the spirit of entrepreneurship, support and mentorship of women, which is foundational to WiNGS’ mission. Causes benefiting women and children were always dear to Ebby, who supported the organization back when it was known as the YWCA. She remained a faithful supporter of the mission of women achieving financial security and self-sufficiency through the transition to WiNGS, and even became the namesake of the WiNGS building, “Ebby’s Place,” which opened in 2015.

“Ebby Halliday was doing the work of WiNGS before she even knew about WiNGS,” said Kate Rose Marquez, CEO of WiNGS. “This partnership is a continuation of her unwavering support of women, and will allow WiNGS to have an even greater impact on families in Dallas.”

“The WiNGs Center at Ebby’s Place goes above and beyond to help women get back on their feet,” said Chris Kelly, President and CEO of the Ebby Halliday Companies and board member of the Ebby Halliday Foundation. “Its goals and our mission of service align perfectly. We’re very proud to support this vital community asset.”

Just as Ebby approached mentorship, WiNGS is not a one-time service – it is an organization that practices the principle of teaching women to fish. The services at WiNGS empower women to become self-sufficient and take ownership over their path to success. WiNGS staff, coaches, nurses and volunteers take a customized approach to tailor resources, action plans and one-on-one mentorship to each client’s specific goal and build resiliency to prepare for the future. WiNGS views “Ebby’s Place” as more than just a physical building, but rather a state of mind.

The Ebby Halliday Foundation is accepting contributions through the donations page on its website. If you would like to contribute to this life-changing cause, and follow in the footsteps of one of Dallas’ great philanthropic leaders, visit https://www.ebbyhallidayfoundation.org/donate.

For more information about WiNGS and Ebby’s Place, visit wingsdallas.org.