D CEO Names Chris Kelly to Dallas 500


D CEO Names Ebby's Chris Kelly to the Dallas 500

 

D CEO, the regional business publication of D Magazine, recently unveiled its fifth-annual list of the most powerful business leaders in North Texas, including Ebby Halliday Companies President & CEO Chris Kelly. The Dallas 500 celebrates the most influential business leaders in North Texas.

 

The Ebby Halliday Companies includes real estate brands Ebby Halliday Realtors, Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and Williams Trew, as well as core-services companies Prosperity Mortgage, Home Team Insurance and Texas Premier Title.

 

Now in its fifth year, the publication is the culmination of months of research by the editors of D CEO, who base selections on extensive contacts in local business circles and hundreds of interviews.

 

Unprecedented in scope, the Dallas 500 provides an engaging, personal look at people at the top of their game in 53 prominent industries. For 2020, 336 of last year’s Dallas 500 were brought back, including Mark Cuban, Ross Perot Jr., Lyda Hill, and Jerry Jones. That means 164 new individuals were added, including Kelly, who became president and CEO of Ebby Halliday in November 2018.

 

“Making the Dallas 500 is no easy feat in a market as large and vibrant as North Texas,” said D CEO Editor Christine Perez. “Those featured in our 2020 edition are at the best of the best; they play an integral role in driving the local economy.”

 

“It’s my honor to be named to the Dallas 500,” Kelly says. “But I want to give credit where credit is due: Our people are what make the Ebby Halliday Companies special. It’s my honor to work alongside an immensely talented team of professionals who are passionate about serving our clients, our communities and our industry. The opportunity to help lead this iconic company to its next level of growth and performance is both humbling and exciting.”

 

Kelly joined ReeceNichols Real Estate, HomeServices’ wholly-owned company based in Kansas City, in 2007 and served as corporate legal counsel before being promoted to chief administrative officer of ReeceNichols Real Estate, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Kansas City Realty, Kansas City Title and its other affiliated businesses and services in 2013. In this role, Kelly was actively engaged in virtually all aspects of brokerage operations and as a licensed broker, Kelly provided guidance and direction to the company’s 2,600 licensed Realtors. In 2017, Kelly joined HomeServices as Senior Counsel where he supported the company’s acquisitions and technology initiatives.

 

As CEO of the Ebby Halliday Companies, Kelly shapes the company’s strategy and leads with a focus on driving future growth while preserving Ebby’s legacy of exceeding clients’ expectations.

 

Founded in 1945 as a one-woman, one-office firm, Ebby Halliday today is the largest residential real estate company in Texas by sales volume. It was acquired by HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate and the country’s largest residential real estate company based on transactions, in 2018.

 

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

Ebby Halliday Companies Named Top Place to Work


Ebby Halliday Companies Named Top Place to Work

 

The Ebby Halliday Companies, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, has been named the No. 11 best place to work in North Texas in the Large Companies category of The Dallas Morning News‘ 2019 Top 100 Places to Work. The announcement came at the 11th-annual Top 100 Places to Work gala event, held November 13 at the Omni Dallas Hotel in downtown Dallas.

 

The annual contest is overseen by The Dallas Morning News‘ research partner, Workplace Dynamics, a recognized leader in measuring the health of U.S. companies based on employee opinions. Companies are graded in performance of leadership, sense of mission, career opportunities, culture, and pay and benefits.

 

This year The Dallas Morning News surveyed 330 D-FW companies that employ 154,197 people. The results were determined by 78,960 responses to determine the 100 best.

 

“It’s so meaningful for the Ebby Halliday Companies to be named one of the Top 100 Places to Work by The Dallas Morning News as we approach our 75th anniversary of serving the residential real estate needs of North Texans and those choosing to move here,” says Ebby Halliday Companies President & CEO Chris Kelly. “This is a great honor for us as a company. I’m most proud that our people are so passionate about the workplace they’ve helped build together.”

 

The Ebby Halliday Companies is comprised of three real estate brands, Dallas-based Ebby Halliday Realtors and Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, and Fort Worth-based Williams Trew, as well as core-services companies Prosperity Mortgage, Home Team Insurance and Texas Premier Title.

 

Founded in 1945 as a one-woman, one-office firm, Ebby Halliday today is the largest residential real estate company in Texas by sales volume. It was acquired by HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate and the country’s largest residential real estate company based on transactions, in 2018.

 

“Our people are humble, hungry and smart,” Kelly says. “We treat the Ebby Halliday family of companies as one team and share a common goal of service to our clients, service to our industry and service to our community.

 

“As an Ebby Halliday Companies client, you’ll benefit from knowledgeable, respected real estate agents and a team of trusted professionals dedicated to making buying or selling your home one convenient experience. While our skilled agents help you navigate the market, our family of affiliated core-services companies will handle your mortgage, insurance and title needs with the utmost care.”

 

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

 

What Our Agents Are Saying

“Working for the Ebby Halliday Companies is a true honor. Knowing that Ebby has my back, pushes me to be my best and ensures I’m prepared for any type of market definitely makes day-to-day easier. Founded on simple principles 75 years ago, Ebby offers exemplary leadership, world-class training, and our offices are like a second family. I know that no matter the situation, Ebby will always stand behind me, and there’s nowhere else I would rather be. Ms. Ebby would be thrilled to see what we’ve accomplished since she left us, and the places we are going!”

–Shaun Hayes

Ebby Preston Center Office

 

“Our success grows from the relationships we establish, our client service and our work in the community. That culture is at the core of who we are. With the resources, the technology and the education that Ebby Halliday Companies provides us, I cannot think of a better company to associate with.”

–Kelly McLean

Camp Bowie Office of Williams Trew

 

“As an agent with the Dave Perry-Miller brand of the Ebby Halliday Companies, I enjoy an exceptional ‘back house,’ in particular marketing, technology and relocation services, and in-house support, including our talented staff and management, as well as a collaborative agent culture that lets us help our clients reach their housing goals.”

–Paige Elliott

Park Cities Office of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate

 

“The concierge level of office support, companywide commitment to serving others, endless training opportunities, international brand recognition and our new CEO, Chris Kelly, makes it so wonderful to be with Ebby Halliday Realtors.”

–Elisha Scott

Ebby’s Little White House Office

DSO on the GO: Classical Concerts Close to Home


DSO on the GO: Classical Concerts Close to Home

 

November offers two opportunities to enjoy one of the world’s foremost orchestras right in your “backyard.”

 

The first Dallas Symphony Orchestra DSO on the GO performance in November takes place on the 16th at Cedar Valley College in Lancaster. The DSO will perform selections from Mozart, Piazzolla, Ravel, Strauss and Grieg.

 

The second opportunity takes place on the 17th at Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco. The program includes selections from Strauss, Debussy, Grieg, Mozart, Piazzolla, Ravel, Bizet and Saint-Saens.

 

General admission tickets are $19 and student tickets are $5 with Promo Code STUDENTGO. Tickets may be purchased at mydso.com or by calling 214.TIX.4DSO.

 

Enjoy the shows!

Tiffany Anderson Named Agent Development Director


 

Tiffany Anderson Named Agent Development Director

 

Tiffany Anderson has been named Agent Development Director for Ebby’s 190 – Richardson office. Anderson, an agent in Ebby’s Plano Office, will also continue in that role.

 

Raised in real estate, Anderson’s journey began as a small child observing her late grandmother as she worked as a professional agent. A problem solver, innovator and people-oriented professional, Tiffany followed in her grandmother’s footsteps. Constant referrals are a testament to the personal service and professionalism she has delivered throughout her career.

 

“We are thrilled to have Tiffany join our office as Agent Development Director,” says Malinda Howell, sales leader of Ebby’s 190 – Richardson Office and Regional Vice President of the Ebby Halliday Companies. “She has the perfect background and experience to fulfill this important new role.”

 

In her new role, Anderson will assist in providing training of all real estate tools available to Ebby agents, assist with planning and conducting sales meetings, help implement company initiatives, work with Howell to identify talent in the marketplace and interview candidates, and assist with recruiting and onboarding agents.

 

“I couldn’t be more excited to take on this new role in Ebby’s 190 – Richardson Office,” says Anderson. “I am looking forward to using the professional skills that I have developed to help our new and established agents take their real estate careers to the next level.”

 

For more information about Ebby’s 190 – Richardson Office, visit 190richardson.ebby.com. For more information about Ebby Halliday Realtors, its Associates and listings, visit the award-winning ebby.com.

 

13 Must-See Open Houses This Weekend


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If you’re in the market for a home in North Texas, you’ve come to the right place. Enjoy your weekend with Ebby Halliday Realtors at these exceptional properties.

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4012 Miramar Avenue | Highland Park | $3,950,000

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5300 Deloache Avenue

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5300 Deloache Avenue | Preston Hollow | $3,495,000

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6034 Park Lane

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6034 Park Lane | Preston Hollow | $2,225,000

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12023 Venice Court

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12023 Venice Court | Frisco | $949,900

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2127 BEAVER CREEK LANE

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2127 Beaver Creek Lane | Southlake | $880,000

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505 W Colorado Boulevard

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505 W. Colorado Boulevard | Kessler Park | $875,000

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11823 Brookhill Lane | North Dallas | $865,000

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4309 Hockaday Drive

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4309 Hockaday Drive | North Dallas | $865,000

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1555 Yuma Drive

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1555 Yuma Drive | Frisco | $789,000

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7710 Pennyburn Drive

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7710 Pennyburn Drive | Far North Dallas | $674,900

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840 Summerfield Drive

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840 Summerfield Drive | Prosper | $584,900

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30 Royal Way

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30 Royal Way | North Dallas | $565,000

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18124 ARAMIS LANE

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18124 Aramis Lane | Far North Dallas | $442,000

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To view all the wonderful homes open this weekend and discover dates and times, visit EbbyOpenHouses.com.

Food + Wine Fest Benefits Texas Scottish Rite for Children in Frisco


Food + Wine Fest Benefits Texas Scottish Rite for Children in Frisco

 

Ebby’s Frisco Office invites you to its inaugural EBBY FRISCO Food + Wine Fest at The Chapel at Ana Villa on Thursday, October 10. One-hundred percent of the proceeds from the event will benefit Texas Scottish Rite for Children in Frisco.

 

“One of the founding principles of the Ebby Halliday Companies is service to the community,” says President and CEO Chris Kelly. “Our agents and employees take pride in serving their neighbors across North Texas, and I couldn’t be more excited about our Frisco Office’s new Food + Wine Fest benefitting Texas Scottish Rite for Children.”

 

Says Bill Tucker, sales manager of Ebby’s Frisco Office, “Ebby Frisco is proud to partner with Texas Scottish Rite for Children, which cares for children with orthopedic conditions, as well as certain related neurological and learning disorders, regardless of the family’s ability to pay.”

 

The EBBY FRISCO Food + Wine Fest’s VIP Experience includes a Riedel Glass Seminar hosted by a Riedel expert. Each participant will receive a Riedel Tasting Set, a $140 value, and taste four extraordinary wines. Afterward, participants are invited to join the EBBY FRISCO Food + Wine Fest walkabout featuring world-class wines and local restaurants offering specially curated appetizers. The VIP Experience is $175.

 

The Ebby Frisco Food + Wine Fest’s Signature Event featuresa wine glass and general admission to a walkabout featuring world-class wines and local restaurants’ specially curated appetizers. The Signature Event is $50.

 

“Participants in our inaugural Food + Wine Fest will enjoy an exceptional evening, all benefitting Texas Scottish Rite for Children, one of the nation’s leading pediatric centers,” Tucker says. “Texas Scottish Rite expanded to Frisco in 2018 with the opening of Scottish Rite for Children Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center and we’re thrilled to once again support such a widely respected, local organization.”

 

The EBBY FRISCO Food + Wine Fest will also feature a silent auction with great prizes, including a wine enthusiast refrigerator filled with 36 bottles of wine; a 5-day/4-night stay at a Mustang Beach home in Port Aransas; a 7-day/6-night stay at a Lake Arrowhead, Calif., home with $400 airfare card; a Dallas Cowboys game-day suite; a Dallas Stars or Mavericks VIP suite; Texas Rangers game packages and memorabilia; an entertainment suite for 20 plus dinner and Dr Pepper products at a Frisco RoughRiders game; a Pizzeria Testa 40-person pizza party; rounds of golf at Stonebriar Country Club, Old American Golf Club and The Tribute; signed Hall of Fame jersey, balls, bats and books; and additional one-of-a-kind sports memorabilia.

 

“Even if you’re not a wine enthusiast you’re invited to the inaugural EBBY FRISCO Food + Wine Fest,” says Tucker. “It’s sure to be a fun time benefitting a great cause.”

 

To learn more about the EBBY FRISCO Food + Wine Fest and to purchase your tickets, visit ebbyfriscofoodandwinefest.org.

Curt Kastan Named Sales Leader of Preston Plano Parkway Office


Curt Kastan Named Sales Leader of Ebby’s Preston Plano Parkway Office

 

Ebby Halliday Realtors has appointed Curt Kastan sales leader of its Preston Plano Parkway Office. Chris Kelly, president and chief executive officer, recently made the announcement.

 

“Curt, who most recently served as sales director at another area brokerage, brings a thorough understanding of all aspects of real estate, from marketing and lead generation to working effectively with clients through closing and beyond,” Kelly says. “Curt truly appreciates the wide-ranging educational opportunities and the industry-leading technology available to agents at Ebby Halliday Realtors.”

 

A third-generation real estate sales professional, Kastan literally grew up in the business. His grandparents owned a boutique brokerage on the beach in Ventura, Calif., and his mother was a top-producing luxury agent. Kastan followed in their footsteps, becoming licensed in 2000 and, by building on his family’s knowledge and experience, enjoyed early and sustained success.

 

“With over 20 years of experience, Curt brings real-world knowledge to the role of sales leader,” Kelly says. “He possesses keen marketing and transactional knowledge, luxury property expertise, a tireless work ethic, genuine integrity and a positive outlook. Most important, Curt is thrilled to be joining Ebby’s Preston Plano Parkway family.”

 

Says Kastan, “When I moved to North Texas several years ago it didn’t take long to realize what an iconic brand Ebby Halliday is, and how widely admired the company and its agents are in the real estate industry and beyond. I couldn’t be more excited to join the Ebby team.”

 

A longtime agent whose transition into management was an organic one, Kastan says he is, at heart, a servant leader. “I always try to place myself in others’ ‘shoes.’ I never ask people to do things I haven’t done or am not prepared to do myself.”

 

Kastan says Ebby’s focus on education and technology sets the company apart. “We offer our Associates extensive educational opportunities, including frequent classes on the latest software and social-media platforms,” he says.

 

Kastan adds that while technology is increasingly important, relationships remain paramount in residential real estate.

 

“Our clients are making one of the largest – if not the largest – purchases of their lifetime so it’s imperative that we get to know them and develop strong working relationships,” he says. “I want our clients and agents to know that they can rely on me at all times.”

 

When he is not working, Kastan enjoys spending time with his wife and four children. His oldest daughter, Taylor, is a sales associate in Ebby’s Frisco Office.

 

“I am truly energized by my move to Ebby’s Preston Plano Parkway Office,” Kastan says. “I’m looking forward to continuing to build on our extraordinary success and growing the Ebby brand as Ebby Halliday Realtors approaches 75 years of serving North Texas.”

 

For more information on Ebby’s Preston Plano Parkway Officer, visit PrestonPlanoParkway.Ebby.com.

Bill Tucker Named Sales Leader of Frisco Office


Bill Tucker Named Sales Leader of Frisco Office

 

Ebby Halliday Realtors has appointed Bill Tucker sales leader of its Frisco Office. Chris Kelly, president and chief executive officer of the Ebby Halliday Companies, recently made the announcement.

 

“Bill brings extensive sales and leadership experience, which includes having served as sales leader of our Preston Plano Parkway Office for the past 10 years,” Kelly says. “A recipient of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World’s prestigious Maestro Leadership certification, Bill is known for promoting a culture of professionalism, collaboration and high ethics.”

 

Says Tucker, “I am excited to use the leadership skills I have acquired to take our Frisco agents and office to even higher levels of performance. True leadership is helping others achieve beyond what they believe is possible.”

 

Tucker, who has been a resident of North Texas since 1996, says he is honored and humbled by the opportunity to lead Ebby’s Frisco Office. “As much as I have enjoyed being the sales leader of our Preston Plano Parkway Office, I am excited about the challenge of being at the helm of Ebby’s largest office.

 

“Having had the privilege of working for Ebby Halliday Realtors for 10 years now, I know many of our Frisco agents and have great respect for what they have achieved,” Tucker says. “I believe I have a firm understanding that it’s not about who is an office’s manager; rather, it’s about our agents. And, the bottom line is we have the right people in the right place, a remarkable group of agents who offer our valued clients an extraordinary level of service.”

 

Active in the North Texas community, Tucker is a member of the usher team at the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation and serves on the Board of Directors of the Plano Symphony Orchestra. In his spare time, he enjoys jogging and cycling, as well as spending time at his wife Arla’s parents’ ranch in northern Arkansas.

 

“I am genuinely excited about my new position as sales leader of Ebby’s Frisco Office,” Tucker says. “My door will always be open for our agents and our valued clients will reap the benefits.”

 

For more information on Ebby’s Frisco Office, visit Frisco.Ebby.com.

 

The Ebby Halliday Companies is the largest residential real estate company in Texas and ranked 12th in the United States by sales volume, according to the 2018 REAL Trends 500 report. Founded in 1945, the company has approximately 1,800 agents and staff in 33 offices spanning 12,000 square miles of North Texas. In 2018, Ebby Halliday was acquired by HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. HomeServices of America is the country’s-largest residential real estate company based on transaction sides, according to the 2018 REAL Trends 500. Visit the award-winning ebby.com.

Mayur Chudasama Named Director of Property Management


Mayur Chudasama Named Director of Property Management

 

Mayur Chudasama has been named Director of Property Management for the Ebby Halliday Companies. Anthony Jackson, vice president of finance & operations, recently made the announcement. Ebby’s Property Management Division is responsible for the day-to-day management of hundreds of single-family homes, townhomes, duplexes and condominiums across North Texas.

 

“I am looking forward to working alongside Mayur as he brings the knowledge and structural expertise that is needed to run a large property management division,” says Jackson. “He is very familiar with the D-FW market and brings extensive experience working with property managers and property owners.”

 

Born and raised in Tulsa, Okla., Chudasama has lived in Dallas-Fort Worth for the past 10 years, where he has overseen the day-to-day management of homes located in 16 major markets across the U.S.

 

A natural leader, Chudasama says he leads by example. “I really enjoy the work of property management and I’m not hesitant to ‘get in the weeds’ as needed – no job is too large, or too small, when it comes to satisfying our valued clients. I want all of our property owners to know that while we are large enough to serve them, we are also small enough to know them.”

 

Chudasama says that during his years in the property-management profession he has seen just about everything and that he is well prepared – and excited – about leading the property-management division of North Texas’ most-respected residential real estate company.

 

Chudasama is married and is the father of two young children, 1 and 3 years old. In his spare time, he enjoys all things fitness-related. He particularly enjoys biking and is a frequent participant in local “5k” runs.

 

“I’m excited to join the Ebby team,” he says. “My new position offers a great opportunity to grow Ebby’s Property Management Division, as well as the opportunity to support some of the best agents in the business. With my professional background and knowledge of proven processes and industry technology, and with the assistance of our talented staff, I am confident that Ebby’s Property Management Division has a very bright future.”

 

With locations across North Texas, the Ebby Halliday Companies is one of the most respected full-service residential real estate firms in the country. Its real estate brands include Dallas-based Ebby Halliday Realtors and Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and Fort Worth-based Williams Trew. Its affiliated core-service companies include Home Team Mortgage, The Lending Partners, Home Team Insurance and Texas Premier Title.

 

For more information on the Property Management Division of the Ebby Halliday Companies, visit the award-winning ebby.com.

DSO on the GO Arriving Soon


DSO on the GO Arriving Soon

 

The Ebby Halliday Companies are proud to be a return sponsor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s community concert series, DSO on the GO, which brings the world-renowned orchestra to concert halls and churches across North Texas.

 

DSO on the Go concerts will begin in September as the orchestra travels to Cliff Temple Baptist Church on September 6, Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church on September 7 and St. Andrews United Methodist Church in Plano on September 8. These concerts will feature members of the DSO string sections and harpsichord in a concert that will place Vivaldi and Piazzolla’s Four Seasons side by side.

 

Members of the DSO winds, brass and string sections will present a concert featuring Gounod’s Petite Symphony for Wind Instruments, Stravinsky’s Concertino for 12 Instruments and Dvořák’s Seranade at Highland Park United Methodist Church.

 

The full orchestra will return to the Jamie Foxx Performing Arts Center in Terrell on September 21 and to Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco on November 17.

 

Tickets may be purchased at mydso.com or by calling 214-TIX-4DSO.