Statewide Essential Services Notice to Our Clients


 Statewide Essential Service Notice to Clients

 

The safety and well-being of our clients, employees and agents is always our top priority. Per the Executive Order issued by Governor Abbott on March 31, 2020 with an effective period of April 2nd through April 30, we are providing the below information with respect to our businesses and services. Our goal is to meet the needs of our clients while doing our part to take proactive measures to help keep all of you safe.

 

Can the Ebby Halliday Companies perform their services at this time?

 

* Yes, per the Governor’s Executive Order, real estate services have been deemed an essential service within the State of Texas.

* For the health and safety of our workforce, we have executed our remote-work plan.

* In addition, our Core Services partners Prosperity Mortgage, Texas Premier Title, HSTX Title and Home Team Insurance also remain fully operational. These companies are classified as Essential Businesses as Financial Services.

 

What does this mean for my current listing?

 

* Your listing will continue to display 24/7 across all our websites (ebby.com/daveperrymiller.com/williamstrew.com). Prospective buyers can still view all information about your property and connect with your listing agent directly through the website and over the phone to request additional information.

* Per the Executive Order, if you permit, showings may still take place with adherence to the CDC and local health officials’ hygienic and social distancing guidelines, including the wearing of masks by all agents and prospective buyers. However, this is a decision all sellers will make based on their individual circumstances.

* We are advising against Open Houses at this time due to the difficulty in enforcing CDC social distancing at such events.

* Together, with our Core Services departments, we have streamlined the process for you, allowing:

– All contracts to be executed electronically;

– Complete online and over the phone loan application and approval process;

– Online insurance review and coverage; and

– Enhanced closing process between our mortgage and title partners, allow more documents to be signed online, and the rest can be signed in our title offices or via a mobile notary closer from your home or place of convenience.

* Your agent will continue to promote your home through our websites, social media channels and via video.

 

What does this mean for my current home search?            

 

* All listings across North Texas will continue to appear on the websites of the Ebby Halliday Companies.

* Showings may be conducted, if allowed by the seller and if handled under the standards set by the CDC and local health officials for hygienic practices and social distancing, including the wearing of masks by all parties.

* In the event you choose to write an offer on a property, you can:

– Sign all contracts and forms electronically;

– Complete online and over the phone loan application and approval process;

– Complete your insurance review and obtain coverage; and

– Shorten the closing process by partnering with our mortgage and title partners, allowing more documents to be signed online, and the rest can be signed in our title offices or via a mobile notary closer from your home or place of convenience.

 

What if I have a pending contract?

 

* The Executive Order allows us to continue to service your contract all the way through closing.

* Our Core Services partners remain open and operating. Your lending, title and insurance needs will be fully met and your agent can continue to guide you through the process.

* Mobile Closings offer you the opportunity to sign necessary documents from your home or other convenient location. In addition, you will still be able to close in our title offices.

* In the event a party cannot close due to the circumstances presented by the COVID-19 crisis, your agents have access to the appropriate forms to extend the closing if agreed to by all parties.

 

Stay healthy and be well!

Thank You


Thank You

 

All of us at the Ebby Halliday Companies would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to those who are working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic – in North Texas and across the world. We are forever indebted to everyone who is working tirelessly during this unprecedented situation.

 

Thank you to health care workers, police officers, firefighters, grocery store workers, delivery drivers and countless other individuals who continue to work so bravely during this time. Your daily sacrifices allow us to have a well-functioning society and bring us hope for a brighter future.

 

Thank you to those in leadership positions, including the many individuals who are working day and night to do everything you can to help us through this time of crisis. As we are aware, the worst may be yet to come, so we are appreciative of your leadership in the days ahead.

 

Thank you to teachers, who almost overnight became online educators. And thank you to parents, many of whom are now not only coordinating their children’s education but also working from home for the first time.

 

Thank you to our neighbors, friends and family members – and our many valued clients who entrust us with your real estate needs. The worst of times has the potential to bring out the best in us – and across North Texas and around the world, we have witnessed neighbors helping neighbors, and those who have extra reaching out to those who do not have enough.

 

The Ebby Halliday Companies are rooted in North Texas and it has been our honor to serve this great region for 75 years. We have seen the good times and the bad times. We believe strongly that we will reach the other side of the COVID-19 pandemic a stronger and more compassionate region. Be safe, put your own and your family’s health as your first priority, and continue to help our neighbors and communities. We are in this together.

Shelter-In-Place Notice to Our Valued Clients


Shelter-in-Place Notice to Our Valued Clients

 

The safety and well-being of our clients, employees and agents are always our top priority. Per the Shelter-In-Place Amended Order issued by Judge Jenkins that covers the period of March 23 through April 3 for Dallas County, our agents and employees will be required to work remotely. Our goal is to meet the needs of our clients while doing our part to take proactive measures to help keep all of you safe.

 

We plan to be fully operational through a remote-work plan designed to ensure that our sales team and clients are supported. We will also continue to monitor and adhere to the guidelines set forth by our health agencies, real estate associations, and local authorities, including all applicable “Shelter-In-Place” orders.

 

Can the Ebby Halliday Companies perform their services remotely?

 

* Yes, we have been preparing for this for the past several weeks and our company has executed its remote-work plan. All accounting, human resources, marketing and other critical functions will continue. We ask for your patience as some processes may take a bit more time due to the logistics of working remotely.

 

* In addition, our Core Services partners Prosperity Mortgage, Texas Premier Title, HSTX Title and Home Team Insurance remain fully operational. These companies are classified as Essential Businesses within the Financial Sector and therefore may continue to operate as normal through the period the Order is in effect.

 

What does this mean for my current listing?

* Your listings will continue to display 24/7 across all our websites (ebby.com/daveperrymiller.com/williamstrew.com). Prospective buyers can still view all information about your property and connect with your listing agent directly through the website and over the phone to request additional information.

 

* Together, with our Core Services departments, we have streamlined the process for you, allowing:

– All contracts to be executed electronically;

– Complete online and over the phone loan application and approval processes;

– Online Insurance review and coverage; and

– Enhanced closing process between our mortgage and title partners, allow more documents to be signed online, and the rest can be signed in our title offices or via a mobile notary closer from your home or place of convenience.

 

* During the term of the Shelter-In-Place Order, it is unlikely that your listing can be physically shown or have an open house. Your agent will continue to promote your home through our websites, social media channels and via video. Recent information released by Google indicated home searching inquiries were at an all-time high, therefore it may be favorable to continue the online exposure of your listing until such time as physical showings are again permitted. If you determine it is in your best interests to temporarily withdraw your listing, your listing agent can work the details with you.

 

What does this mean for my current home search?

* All listings across North Texas will continue to appear on the websites of the Ebby Halliday Companies, and through our websites, you can connect directly with an agent to learn more about a listing, a neighborhood or community. At a time when physically viewing properties may be limited, this is an excellent way to continue to monitor the market.

 

* Agents may also be able to cooperate with one another to obtain additional video information regarding a property, if the property does not already have an existing video tour.

 

* In the event you choose to write an offer on a property, you can:

– Sign all contracts and forms electronically;

– Complete online and over the phone loan application and approval processes;

– Complete your Insurance review and obtain coverage; and

– Shorten the closing process by partnering with our mortgage and title partners, allowing more documents to be signed online, and the rest can be signed in our title offices or via a mobile notary closer from your home or place of convenience.

 

What if I have a pending contract?

* Our Core Services partners remain open and operating. Your lending, title and insurance needs will be fully met and your agent can continue to guide you through the process.

 

* Mobile Closings offer you the opportunity to sign necessary documents from your home or other convenient location. In addition, you will still be able to close in our title offices.

 

* Our title companies are working with the County Recorder offices to ensure that the recording of your transaction can still take place during the period of the Shelter-In-Place order.

 

* We are working to clarify with the County if moving companies and other ancillary services connected to closing a real estate transaction are exempted from the Amended Order. As soon as we have additional information we will immediately notify your agent.

 

* In the event a party cannot close due to the circumstances presented by the COVID-19 crisis or the Amended Order, your agents have access to the appropriate forms to extend the closing if agreed to by all parties.

 

What about the delivery of my earnest money or option fees?

* Your agent has instructions on the available alternatives for handling both the earnest money and option fee in an electronic manner.

 

What else do I need to be aware of?

* Do not click on any suspicious links or messages purporting to help you in this crisis from sources that you do not know. Hackers are already attempting to exploit this crisis to take advantage of the public.

 

Stay healthy and be well!

Cathy Keetch Named Sales Leader of Arlington, Mansfield Offices


Cathy Keetch Named Sales Leader of Arlington, Mansfield Offices

 

Cathy Keetch has been named sales leader of the Ebby Halliday Companies’ Arlington and Mansfield offices. Chris Kelly, president and chief executive officer of the Ebby Halliday Companies, recently made the announcement.

 

“Cathy is a widely admired veteran of the North Texas real estate industry,” Kelly said. “Known for always going above and beyond for clients, she possesses a thorough understanding of residential real estate and a deep appreciation for our company’s reputation for outstanding service.”

 

Said Carolyn Rosson, vice president of brokerage for the Ebby Halliday Companies, “Cathy brings to her new role an extensive and varied background in the real estate profession, having previously served in brokerages, title companies and law firms. Her background and experience will be invaluable assets to the clients and sales associates of our Arlington and Mansfield offices.”

 

Before entering real estate, Keetch, a graduate of Texas Christian University, was a special education teacher. She received her real estate license in 1995. A servant leader throughout her professional career, she believes to be a great leader you must serve others first.

 

“My decision to join Ebby was easy because of the company’s history,” Keetch said. “I plan to nurture and grow the incredible culture Ebby and many others have built over the past 75 years.”

 

Keetch most recently worked for a well-known title company and is passionate about serving families.

 

“I love people,” she said.  â€œI will be ever-mindful of our agent’s needs, the needs of their valued clients, as well as the needs of the Arlington and Mansfield communities.”

 

“As the sales leader of Ebby’s Arlington and Mansfield offices, my guiding principle will be the same as our company’s – service to our clients, service to our industry and service to our communities,” Keetch says. “The Arlington and Mansfield offices will continue to uphold these pillars upon which our company has built its reputation. I couldn’t be more excited to walk alongside our Arlington and Mansfield agents as they grow their careers and businesses.”

 

When not busy working, Keetch enjoys spending free time with her family, including her three children, ages 18, 20 and 22. She is also passionate about nurturing friendships and travel.

 

For more information on Ebby’s Arlington and Mansfield offices, visit Arlington.Ebby.com and Mansfield.Ebby.com. To contact Cathy Keetch, email cathykeetch@ebby.com.

 

Founded in 1945 as a one-woman, one-office firm, the Ebby Halliday Companies are today 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. The Ebby Halliday Companies’ core-services brands include Prosperity Mortgage, Home Team Insurance and Texas Premier Title. For more information, visit the award-winning ebby.com.

 

 

How May We Serve You?


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As your North Texas residential real estate partner, Ebby Halliday Realtors continues to closely monitor the impacts of the COVID-19 Coronavirus.

 

“We recognize that the nature of our relationship with you is a little different than most businesses,” says Chris Kelly, president and CEO of the Ebby Halliday Companies. “We aren’t a business that you stop into occasionally, or one that you can get take-out from over the next several weeks. Our business brings us into your homes. And right now, ‘home’ is where national and local health officials are saying we are the safest and where we should be. That alone means we need to be more mindful than ever of the commitment we have to you and your home.

 

“As we strive to ensure the health and safety of our clients, sales associates, employees and community, it is important for you to know what we are doing as a company,” Kelly says. “We want you to have peace of mind while we help you find that new home or sell your current one at a very unique time in our market. We have robust continuity plans across all of our business lines. All of us will need to exercise a degree of patience in everything we do, as some parts of any business may simply take a little longer – but our doors, whether physically or virtually, will remain open and we are honored to meet your needs. During this time of uncertainty, serving you remains our priority.”

 

Among the ways Ebby Halliday Realtors agents are serving clients:

 

Virtual Tours – Want to see a property or have an open house? Virtual open houses and tours may be the right answer for you.

 

Contracts – Have contracts or agreements in the pipeline? All can be handled electronically and efficiently from the comfort of your home.

 

Loans, Insurance and Closing – Need to apply for a loan, obtain insurance or close on a property? The Ebby Halliday Companies’ mortgage, title and insurance partners Prosperity Mortgage, Home Team Insurance and Texas Premier Title, offer online, over-the-phone and mobile services.

 

As always, all North Texas homes for sale are available for viewing on ebby.com.

 

“As we mark 75 years of conducting business in North Texas, we are reminded of the wars, recessions, natural disasters and other challenges this great company has seen and survived,” Kelly says. “In many of those moments, the future was unclear, but our company steadied its course, did what was necessary and came out stronger on the other side. This will be no different. I encourage you to be mindful of your and your family’s health in the coming weeks, and on behalf of all us at the Ebby Halliday Companies I thank you for trusting us with your home.”

 

 

 

Pizzutello Named Professional Development Officer


Pizzutello Named Professional Development Officer

 

Denaige Pizzutello has been named Professional Development Officer for the Ebby Halliday Companies. Chris Kelly, president and CEO, recently made the announcement. Ebby’s in-house professional-development programs are recognized among the best in the residential real estate industry.

 

When making the announcement, Kelly emphasized the Ebby Halliday Companies’ distinct position in the North Texas marketplace as an organization that meets the professional-development needs of its sales associates throughout the entirety of their careers.

 

“I am thrilled to welcome Denaige Pizzutello to the Ebby Halliday Companies,” Kelly said. “Admired and respected in the North Texas residential real estate industry, Denaige possesses an extensive résumé and an intimate understanding of the importance of high-quality education and development for real estate professionals.”

 

Said Betsy Cameron, vice president of business initiatives for the Ebby Halliday Companies, “Denaige has held senior leadership positions at well-known brokerages and title companies, as well as at the Greater Dallas and Collin County Associations of Realtors.  Her extensive background and industry knowledge will benefit agents and employees throughout our brands.”

 

A longtime resident of North Texas, Pizzutello grew up in a very large and close-knit Cajun family in Louisiana, where she developed her lifelong passion for serving others. She served six years in the United States Army as a Counterintelligence Special Agent and earned a Congressional Appointment to West Point. She is a two-time recipient of the Army Commendation, Achievement and Good Conduct medals. Pizzutello attended the United States Defense Language Institute, the U.S. Military Academy Preparatory School and the U.S. Army Intelligence Center & School.

 

Following her military service, she began a residential real estate career focused on professional development.

 

“I am passionate about teaching the technology behind real estate,” Pizzutello said. “I love the real estate industry and the people who are part of it; they make a difference in the lives of others in pursuit of the American dream of homeownership.”

 

“When I first came to Texas in 1994, I didn’t know who Ebby was – but I quickly learned,” she added. “Ebby Halliday Companies agents are a very loyal and professional group who are highly respected by their peers. I am very much looking forward to doing whatever I can to help them take their careers to the next level.”

 

When not working, Pizzutello enjoys spending time traveling, especially to her favorite happy place in Seaside, Florida, with her husband Mike, their 19-year-old daughter Franki and as many family members as they can recruit!  She loves reading and photography, and she is extremely proud of her military service.

 

To contact Denaige Pizzutello, email denaige@ebby.com.

 

Party Kicks Off 75th Anniversary Celebration


Party Kicks Off 75th Anniversary Celebration

 

On January 30, members from throughout the Ebby Halliday Companies officially kicked off the company’s 75thAnniversary year with a fun-filled party featuring Emerald City Band. With more than 1,800 attendees, the party celebrated what all began in 1945, when one bold woman parlayed her wisdom, generosity, business acumen and endurance into what is today the No. 1 residential real estate company in Texas.

 

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“Long life is a privilege not everyone – or every company – gets to enjoy,” says Ebby Halliday Companies President & CEO Chris Kelly. “During this anniversary year, we acknowledge this fact with a spirit of gratitude.”

 

Party Kicks Off 75th Anniversary Celebration

 

The legacy of Ebby Halliday is carried out daily in North Texas through 2,000-plus agents and staff across three real estate brands and affiliated mortgage, insurance and title companies. It is now amplified by the Ebby Halliday Companies’ affiliation with HomeServices of America, the country’s No. 1 residential real estate company.

 

Party Kicks Off 75th Anniversary Celebration

 

“2020 will be a memorable year for our company as we look back with pride and move forward in anticipation,” Kelly says. “While we celebrate 75 years of success, we can’t wait to see what the next 75 years will bring.”

 

 

For more information about Ebby Halliday Companies brokerage, mortgage, insurance and title services, visit ebby.com, daveperrymiller.com and williamstrew.com.

 

Party Kicks Off 75th Anniversary Celebration

Party Kicks Off 75th Anniversary Celebration

Party Kicks Off 75th Anniversary Celebration

Party Kicks Off 75th Anniversary Celebration

Party Kicks Off 75th Anniversary Celebration

Party Kicks Off 75th Anniversary Celebration

Party Kicks Off 75th Anniversary Celebration

Party Kicks Off 75th Anniversary Celebration

Party Kicks Off 75th Anniversary Celebration

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Party Kicks Off 75th Anniversary Celebration

Party Kicks Off 75th Anniversary Celebration

Party Kicks Off 75th Anniversary Celebration

Party Kicks Off 75th Anniversary Celebration

Party Kicks Off 75th Anniversary Celebration

Party Kicks Off 75th Anniversary Celebration

To see all of the photos from the Ebby Halliday Companies’ 75th Anniversary party, click here.

We’re Celebrating 75 Years of Service


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Throughout 2020, the Ebby Halliday Companies are celebrating 75 years of serving the real estate needs of North Texans and those relocating to the region. It all began in 1945, when one bold woman parlayed her wisdom, generosity, business acumen and endurance into what is today the No. 1 residential real estate brokerage in Texas.

 

“Long life is a privilege not everyone – or every company – gets to enjoy,” says Ebby Halliday Companies President & CEO Chris Kelly. “During this anniversary year, we acknowledge this fact with a spirit of gratitude.”

 

 

The legacy of Ebby Halliday, who founded Ebby Halliday Realtors in 1945, is carried out daily in North Texas through 2,000-plus agents and staff across three real estate brands and affiliated mortgage, insurance and title companies. It is now amplified by the Ebby Halliday Companies’ affiliation with HomeServices of America, the country’s No. 1 residential real estate company.

 

“2020 will be a memorable year for our company as we look back with pride and move forward in anticipation,” Kelly says. “While we celebrate 75 years of success, we can’t wait to see what the next 75 years will bring.”

 

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Acquired by HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, in 2018, the widely admired company has in the past year implemented a concerted effort to modernize homeownership services and ensure that homeownership is available to everyone buying or selling a home in North Texas. Since the acquisition, the Ebby Halliday Companies’ expanded leadership team has focused intensely on ensuring its agents and clients benefit from the latest technology and tools. Among the company’s primary business objectives in 2020 is furthering access to homeownership opportunities for historically marginalized communities.

 

“The Ebby Halliday Companies have long been an innovator in the industry,” Kelly says. “Our employees love coming to work every day to innovate the real estate experience for our valued clients and agents. For 75 years now, our clients, agents and employees have been the reason for our success, and we intend to honor their loyalty by making the Ebby Halliday Companies stronger and better than ever. Our future as one company is indeed, very, very bright.”

 

For more information about the Ebby Halliday Companies brokerage, mortgage, insurance and title services, visit ebby.com, daveperrymiller.com and williamstrew.com.

Join Our Veterans to Realtors Program


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The Ebby Halliday Companies, which include Dallas-based Ebby Halliday Realtors and Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and Fort Worth-based Williams Trew, know that Veterans are highly disciplined, hardworking, team-oriented and accustomed to overcoming obstacles – all skills that translate well to the real estate profession.

 

This, combined with the fact that Veterans often face challenges re-entering the workforce after servng our country, is why the Ebby Halliday Companies have implemented the Veterans to Realtors program. The program eases the transition into the real estate profession for our valued Veterans.

 

 

“If you live in the North Texas region, and have served in any branch of the military, then you could be qualified for our Veterans to Realtors program,” says Chris Kelly, president and CEO of the Ebby Halliday Companies. “If you are able to make a commitment to real estate and are accepted to the program, we will pay your fee at our company school, and you will receive a $500 reimbursement after your first closing.

 

“We also recognize that military service is a shared duty and sacrifice for the entire family,” says Kelly. “We are proud to also provide this program to any spouse of an active or reserve-duty military service member.”

 

When you join the Ebby Halliday Companies team, you join a company with a proven track record in the North Texas region for over 70 years. To get your residential real career started, contact Ebby Halliday Companies Talent Recruitment Director Merry Shuck at merry@ebby.com or any branch office sales manager for Ebby Halliday Realtors, Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate or Williams Trew.

Happy Hill Farm Choir Spreads Holiday Cheer


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Members of the Ebby Halliday Companies Home Office recently enjoyed a visit from the Happy Hill Farm Choir. Each year during December, the choir makes the rounds to spread holiday cheer to the farm’s corporate supporters. The multi-talented choir treated the Home Office audience to spirited renditions of holiday songs.

 

“The Ebby Home Office team always looks forward to its annual visit from the Happy Hill Choir,” says Chris Kelly, president and CEO of Ebby Halliday Companies. “Over the years, the farm has helped so many young people grow into happy, productive adults. We are thrilled to be a part of that effort.”

 

Happy Hill Farm is a 500-acre farm that is home to North Central Texas Academy, an independent, accredited, coeducational and interdenominational college-preparatory day, boarding and international school near Granbury. Boys and girls ages 5 to 18 live, work and study at Happy Hill Farm, which accepts no federal or state funding.

 

Traditionally, more than 90% of North Central Texas Academy’s budget has come from donations within the private community from caring individuals, corporations and foundations. The Academy seeks out underserved students and provides scholarships in order that these highly motivated boys and girls receive the opportunity to learn, commit, grow, and eventually assume positions of responsibility and leadership in society.

 

For many years Happy Hill Farm has been near and dear to the Ebby Halliday Companies. The Ebby Halliday Library is located at Happy Hill’s academic complex.

 

To learn more about Happy Hill Farm or to donate, visit happyhillfarm.org.