Sherra Cameron, Hillary Hansen Named Agent Development Directors


Sherra Cameron and Hillary Hansen have been named Agent Development Directors for the Ebby Halliday Companies. Malinda Howell, vice president of Brokerage, recently made the announcement.

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

Cameron will serve as the Agent Development Director for Ebby Halliday Realtors’ Preston Plano Parkway and Plano | Willow Bend offices. Hansen will serve as the ADD for Ebby’s Plano and Allen | Fairview | Lucas offices.

As Agent Development Directors, Cameron and Hansen 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 sales leaders to identify talent in the marketplace and interview candidates, and assist with recruiting and onboarding agents.

 “I am thrilled to welcome Sherra and Hillary to their new roles,” Howell said. “Admired and respected in the North Texas residential real estate industry, they both possesses extensive résumés and an intimate understanding of the important work real estate professionals perform each and every day.”

Cameron began her real estate career with Ebby in 2017, and was named a companywide Rookie of the Year in her first year. She is looking forward to sharing her knowledge and expertise in the areas of technology and systems with new and existing agents. She also has extensive knowledge of the mortgage banking industry from her time at a top Fortune 500 financial institution.

Cameron received the prestigious Graduate Realtor Institute designation in 2018. She has a history of volunteerism and a passion for community service. She and her family have resided in Carrollton for over 20 years.

Hansen joined Ebby Halliday in 2012 after graduating from University of North Texas with a degree in business. In her nearly 10 years with Ebby she has become a companywide Top Producer, a member of the Plano | Willow Bend Advisory Board and has been recognized in D Magazine as a Top Producing agent. She holds the Accredited Buyer’s Representative and E-Pro designations.

She is passionate about professional development, is an active member of the Junior League of Collin County, and is a member of the First United Methodist Church of Celina. Hillary is married to Dan Hansen and they live in Celina with their daughter Rile and two dogs.

To contact Sherra Cameron, email sherra@ebby.com. To contact Hillary Hansen, email hillary@ebby.com.

With locations across North Texas, the Ebby Halliday Companies include some of the most-respected brands in the country. Its real estate brands include Ebby Halliday Realtors, Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and Williams Trew. Its core-services companies include Prosperity Home Mortgage, Home Team Insurance, Texas Premier Title and HSTX Title. For more information, visit the award-winning ebby.com.

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

5916 Orchard Park Drive | Frisco | $1,500,000

6313 Avalon Woods Drive | McKinney | $950,000

3002 Waterside Court | Garland | $949,000

7911 Sarahville Drive | Dallas | $799,000

7305 Oakbury Lane | McKinney | $670,000

4551 Crossvine Drive | Prosper | $595,000

8002 Minglewood Lane | Dallas | $589,000

2406 Prestwick Drive | Midlothian | $534,900

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

Christy Broussard Named Prosper | Celina Sales Leader


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Christy Broussard is the new Sales Leader of Ebby Halliday’s Prosper | Celina Office. Broussard joins the firm as a 21-year sales veteran with 13 years of experience in management.

“We are excited to welcome Christy to the family, and the timing couldn’t be more perfect with the recent opening of our brand-new office in Prosper,” says Chris Kelly, president & chief executive officer of the Ebby Halliday Companies. “In addition to extensive industry experience and connections all throughout the area, Christy brings a fresh perspective with a spirit of collaboration and will hit the ground running.”

Broussard will report to Carolyn Rosson, Vice President of Brokerage, who says, “I can’t say enough good things about Christy and her reputation for growth. She has a track record of double-digit increases to both agent count and sales volume, and she will build on the strong foundation laid by Cathie Skinner. We are grateful for Cathie’s service and wish her the best as she transitions back to the field and to making her mark for the company in that way.”

Agent development is a passion for Broussard, and she will employ an agile leadership style. 

“I believe communication, commitment and collaboration are key,” says Broussard. “They empower agents to grow strong businesses and live their biggest, best lives. My first order of business will be to get to know everyone and the leadership team. I truly believe it’s our responsibility as leaders to invest in our agents first. When you do that, the outcome is always a positive one. ” 

Broussard is also looking to capitalize on what’s happening in the community right now.

“The Prosper-Celina area is exploding,” Broussard says. “It’s going to be exciting to see every agent grow their business as well as attract new talent to grow with us. I believe the impact we have as Realtors on our community is significant.  And conversely, our community is truly what drives business for agents.”  

“I believe there are different seasons in all of our lives,” Broussard concludes. “I’m very fortunate Ebby Halliday is my next season. I’m grateful to be a part of this incredible company where around two-thirds of the leadership are strong, successful, dynamic women. I’m honored, humbled and blessed to be chosen for the role.”   

When she is not working, Broussard loves spending time with her husband, children and six grandchildren. She and her husband love to take their four-legged fur babies to the dog park, dine out and go to church.

For more information on Ebby’s Prosper | Celina office , visit ProsperCelina.Ebby.com

Springtime is the Ideal Time


After cooler-than-normal temperatures, it’s welcome news that we’ll be enjoying temperatures in 70s and 80s this weekend in North Texas.

And, you can bet that with our spring weather potential buyers will increasingly be out and about discovering homes for sale across the region. Not surprisingly, those with the best “curb appeal” are often the first to sell.

Buyers often pass quick judgment on a property based on its drive-up appeal. A small investment in time and money to spruce up your property’s appearance could mean fewer days on the market and a higher sales price.

Below are a few areas in particular on which you should focus:

*  For a burst of color, plant spring flowers.

*  Tidy up your gardens.

*  Remove glass from light fixtures around your home’s front door and clean thoroughly.

*  Wash down your front door. If the sun has faded the paint, consider repainting.

*  Clean and polish your front door’s hardware. Replace it if necessary.

*  Check your house numbers. Are they still in good shape and visible from the street? If not, replace them.

*  Wash the windows. If this isn’t your strong suit, hire a professional.

*  Check your roof to make sure no shingles are missing or damaged.

*  Remove debris from your gutters and drain spouts.

*  Clean your patio furniture. You want potential buyers to be able to visualize your outdoor living area’s potential.

If you’re considering listing your home, contact an Ebby Associate to learn more about how to prepare it to sell in today’s ultra-competitive market and how Ebby Halliday Realtors will market your home, both locally and globally, to produce the most-favorable results for you. To get started, visit the award-winning ebby.com.

Curious About Your Home’s Value?


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Homeowners are often surprised when they receive their annual statement from the local tax appraiser’s office. Often the assessed value of their home is very different than what they believe the property is worth.

Now’s a great time to take a look at the difference between two common real estate terms: “Assessed Value” and “Market Value.”

The Assessed Value is the dollar value assigned to a property by a public tax assessor for the purposes of measuring applicable taxes. The number is very often a point of contention with homeowners, who may believe it to be too high or too low. The Assessed Value does not offer a shortcut to a home’s Market Value.

The Market Value is the highest estimated price a property will bring in a reasonable amount of time if exposed for sale on the open market. Market Value is influenced by such factors as homes that recently sold in the area, the location of the property, the home’s amenities, and the condition of the property. Of course, Market Value is also influenced by the current economy.

Knowing the difference between Assessed Value and Market Value is great. But even better is knowing what your property is worth in today’s fast-paced North Texas housing market.

To get started, contact an Ebby Associate today. To find the right agent for your real estate needs, visit the award-winning ebby.com.

Doug Selzer Named Sales Leader of Lakewood | Lake Highlands Office


Doug Selzer has been named Sales Leader of Ebby Halliday Realtors’ Lakewood | Lake Highlands Office. Chris Kelly, president and chief executive officer of the Ebby Halliday Companies, and Malinda Howell, vice president of brokerage, recently made the announcement.

A member of the Ebby Halliday family since 2012, Selzer has served as an agent in the office he will be overseeing. He is an active member of the East Dallas community, has served as the East Dallas MLS Representative for MetroTex Association of Realtors and serves as both a mentor in the Ebby Lakewood | Lake Highlands office as well as an instructor for the Ebby EDGE (Education/Discipline/Growth/Excellence) orientation program. 

“Doug has earned a reputation not only as a top producer along with his wife Elizabeth, but someone that lives our People First mission in the way he treats his clients and other agents,” Kelly says. Adds Howell, “As a Dallas native and Lake Highlands resident, Doug has already invested so much of himself in the area. He will help ensure this office remains a vital real estate resource to the surrounding residents.”

Selzer succeeds Rene Barrera, a respected industry veteran who recently took the helm at Ebby’s 190 – Richardson Office after Malinda Howell stepped aside to focus solely on her role as vice president of brokerage of the Ebby Halliday Companies. 

Prior to real estate, Selzer had an extensive background in senior management and leadership within the banking and financial services sectors. This position, he feels, is a natural extension of his career path.

“I have a long history of sales, customer service and management,” he says. “The best part of every role has been helping people – whether it is helping a client buy or sell a house, or helping a new agent be successful in their real estate career.” 

Asked what he will bring to his new role, Selzer replies, “I am a collaborator. I want to work with new and experienced agents alike to share ideas – processes and procedures – that will make everyone better. I also see our office as a resource for the community. Of course, we want to help people buy or sell a house, but I also see us as being a go-to source of real estate information for those who live and work in the area.”

Selzer is a Certified Negotiation Expert and a Historic Home Specialist, in addition to a ‘D Best’ Real Estate Agent since 2018 and an Advocate ‘Top 25 Realtor’ since 2015. He is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College with a degree in Economics and is married to Lakewood | Lake Highlands agent Elizabeth Selzer. They have two sons. Doug enjoys fishing, cooking and relaxing with friends. 

For more information on Ebby’s Lakewood | Lake Highlands Office, visit the award-winning ebby.com. To contact Doug Selzer, email dougselzer@ebby.com.

The Weekly Wrap-Up: Condo Edition


Upscale living, breathtaking skyline views, all while being steps away from everything North Texas has to offer – what more could you want in a condo? This week, we’re highlighting 10 stunning units that will have you daydreaming of the city life.

2525 N Pearl Street #1601 | Oak Lawn | $1,950,000

3510 Turtle Creek Boulevard #4D | Turtle Creek | $899,000

3831 Turtle Creek Boulevard #10G | Turtle Creek | $629,000

2408 Victory Park Lane #841 | Oak Lawn | $507,000

4242 Lomo Alto Drive #N81 | Highland Park | $495,000

5200 Keller Springs Road #1415 | Far North Dallas | $495,000

330 Las Colinas Boulevard E #706 | Irving | $359,000

704 N Plano Road | Richardson | $359,000

3575 Lone Star Circle #518 | Fort Worth | $275,000

2635 Via Valencia | Carrollton | $219,500

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

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

2204 Plantation Lane | Plano | $4,650,000

5300 Deloache Avenue | Dallas | $3,150,000

4919 Swiss Avenue | Dallas | $1,995,000

2834 Elliott Road | Sherman | $1,120,000

3109 Shadow Drive W | Arlington | $1,100,000

230 Oak Tree Drive | Waxahachie | $975,000

1921 Mountain Creek Lane | Prosper | $750,000

3815 Killian | Frisco | $639,900

985 Lazy Brooke Drive | Rockwall | $549,900

7016 Redstone Lane | Plano | $499,000

5200 Keller Springs Road #1415 | Dallas | $495,000

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

Simple, Fast and Free, New Ebby Halliday Companies Home-Search Apps Now Available


The Ebby Halliday Companies’ brand-new, just-released apps mean your new home could be just a tap away. The Ebby Halliday Companies include Ebby Halliday Realtors, Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and Williams Trew.

“With our new apps, MLS listings across North Texas are in the palm of your hand,” says Travis Mathews, vice president of Strategic Growth & Technology for the Ebby Halliday Companies. “Our primary goal for this release was providing consumers with the most intuitive mobile real estate experience possible.”

Whether they’re shopping by price, location or aesthetics, users of the new Ebby Halliday Realtors, Dave Perry-Miller and Williams Trew apps will find it’s easier than ever to browse homes for sale.

“Our new mobile apps provide access to real-time property information and smart messaging tools,” Mathews says. “They make it easy to connect with your agent from any mobile device, as well as create saved searches and add favorites at your convenience. Simply put, our mobile-first home search with built-in chat makes collaboration fast, easy and fun.”

In addition to the ability to connect anytime, anywhere, the new Ebby Halliday Companies apps offer easy-to-use home-search options, including a Draw Tool that allows you to draw custom boundaries using your finger on a map view to filter available homes within a specific area; a Commute Time feature, in which you can view properties within proximity to your work, daycare or other regularly traveled places; and a Home Scan feature that uses augmented-reality technology to overlay property details through your device’s camera.

“In the mobile world that we live in, simplicity is the name of the game,” says Mathews. “It’s simple to find our apps in the Apple App and Google Play Stores. And perhaps most importantly, it’s extremely simple to navigate the apps themselves. They’re fast, look great, and feature such functions as scheduling a showing and pre-qualifying for a mortgage. All while keeping your agent’s contact information at your fingertips.”

The new Ebby Halliday Companies apps seamlessly integrate with ebby.com, daveperrymiller.com and williamstrew.com, so clients’ accounts, saved searches and favorited properties sync between the apps and websites. The Ebby Halliday Realtors, Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and Williams Trew apps are available on the Apple App Store for iPhone and iPad, and on Google Play for Android devices. Download the apps today for free and experience modern home searching with ease.

With locations across North Texas, the Ebby Halliday Companies include some of the most-respected brands in the country. In addition to its real estate brands, Ebby Halliday Realtors, Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and Williams Trew, its core-services companies include Prosperity Home Mortgage, Home Team Insurance and Texas Premier Title. For more information, visit the award-winning ebby.com.

Must Have Backyards for Your Next Super Bowl


Regardless of which team you are rooting for at the Super Bowl this year, we can all agree that the biggest game of the year will be different than most.

Whether you’re one of the very few cheering on from the field, or one of millions watching from home, it’s not too early to start planning the next “normal” Super Bowl event.

To help you plan those exciting football gatherings post-pandemic, we’ve gathered our favorite backyards that will certainly get you in the game day spirit!

1009 Whittington Place | Southlake | $1,895,000

3275 Creekside Drive | Ponder | $1,399,900

4010 Dunhaven Road | Dallas | $1,225,000

3703 N Versailles Avenue | Dallas | $1,150,000

175 Pronghorn Drive | Gordonville | $849,900

659 Brookstone Drive | Irving | $816,000

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