Kelly Marcontell Shares Expertise at Luxury Portfolio SUMMIT


Kelly Marcontell Shares Expertise at Luxury Portfolio SUMMIT

 

It’s an exciting time in luxury real estate, as evidenced by the lively discussion at the recent invitation-only Luxury Portfolio Agent SUMMIT in Las Vegas. A panel of some of the country’s top agents, including Kelly Marcontell of Ebby’s Southlake Office, delivered real-time insights from the field and explored the consumer trends that savvy professionals must understand to set themselves apart.

 

An accomplished luxury real estate professional with 25 years of experience and over $500 million in sales, Kelly has a passion for providing extraordinary service to her valued clients. A longtime top agent, Kelly joined Ebby Halliday Realtors in 2015 and has consistently been ranked among the 1,800-member firm’s Top Producers, including being named the No. 1 team of two lead agents companywide.

 

 Kelly Marcontell Shares Expertise at Luxury Portfolio SUMMIT

 

Luxury Portfolio International is the Ebby Halliday Companies’ partner in marketing luxury properties, offering each extensive national and international exposure. Its website, luxuryportfolio.com, is one of the most-visited luxury home sites in the world.

 

The more than 200 firms that comprise Luxury Portfolio International are some of the most powerful brokerages worldwide. This prestigious network represents more $1 million-plus properties than any other luxury real estate network and provides strong connections to well-respected firms worldwide. Simply put, at Ebby Halliday, we’re ideally positioned to assist with your next luxury home sale or purchase.

 

Learn more about Luxury Portfolio International and explore some of the world’s most-exceptional properties currently for sale at luxuryportfolio.com. Learn more about Ebby Halliday Realtors, its agents and all of the properties for sale in North Texas at the award-winning ebby.com.

 

 

 

Elevate Your Master Bath


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5813 Boston Lane | McKinney

 

Master bathrooms serve as a sanctuary, especially those of the spa-like variety. There’s no better place to relax, unwind and practice a little self-care.

 

Whether you’re dressing for an event or enjoying a peaceful soak, these luxurious bath accessories help create the perfect atmosphere for personal indulgence.

 

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Opalhouse Comfrey Velvet Chaise Lounge | $999.99

 

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Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer | $400

 

3 Diffuser

Diptyque Electric Diffuser | $350

 

4 Robe

Arlotta Cashmere Blend Robe | $315

 

5 Trays

Pigeon and Poodle Verum Vanity Trays | $275

 

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L’Objet Côté Maquis Bath Salts | $150

 

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Live Edge Bath Caddy | $148

 

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16-Wick Centerpiece Candle | $129

 

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Hydrocotton Towels Set | $56.50 to $113

 

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Aesop Geranium Leaf Body Scrub | $35

 

To view some spectacular master baths currently on the market, read: 12 Luxe Bath Retreats

9 Coastal Retreats


If winter in Texas has you feeling too cold for comfort, now is the time to escape to warmer climates. Break away from the chill and soak up some extra sun with Luxury Portfolio International.

 

Ebby Halliday Realtors is an exclusive North Texas member of Luxury Portfolio International, an invitation-only network of more than 200 premier brokerages worldwide. More than 50,000 properties are available to purchase or lease at luxuryportfolio.com, an award-winning website marketing more $1 million-plus listings than any other luxury real estate network.

 

These stunning homes make the perfect coastal retreat from your winter routine.

 

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Garda Lake | Italy | Price Upon Request

 

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Northland | New Zealand | Price Upon Request

 

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Kilauea | Hawaii | $16,750,000

 

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Playa Del Carmen | Mexico | $15,900,000

 

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Dominical | Costa Rica | $7,800,000

 

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Providenciales | Turks and Caicos Islands | $6,500,000

 

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Mykonos | Greece | $5,113,636

 

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Nassau | Bahamas | $2,800,000

 

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Fiji | New Zealand | $2,647,298

 

View more breathtaking properties on luxuryportfolio.com.

Spread Joy This Holiday Season


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Holiday Hostess Gifts

Party invitations are filling calendars with the winter holidays in full swing, and gifts are in order for that hostess (or host) with the most. Draw inspiration from this smart selection of thoughtful gifts to express gratitude and cheer.

 

White Marble Monogram Boards

Whether prepping food or presenting it, this Marble Monogram Board is both versatile and stylish. The monogram adds a sweet personal touch, making it a charming and distinctive gift. Talk about serving up style.

 

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Help your favorite host take coffee service to the next level with this stunning 18-karat Rose Gold Espresso Set. The sophisticated six-piece set stores in a contemporary egg-shaped case that looks lovely adorning any tabletop or coffee cart. Scooping and stirring never looked so good!

 

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Sweeten any gathering with this Signature Candle in Champagne. A fragrant, soy-based candle is the perfect gift for any hostess ready to transform a space for guests or unwind after the party in a warm bath. Cheers either way!

 

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Speaking of sweet, who wouldn’t love an assortment of gourmet treats? Sure to delight any hostess, this Rosé All Day Candy Bento Box is the best way to sample three of Sugarfina’s most popular candies with plenty to share — or just enough to enjoy alone.

 

See more gift ideas and browse luxury listings in the fall/winter 2018 issue of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living magazine.

Grand Vie Showcases Houses of Art


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In addition to showcasing some of Dallas-Fort Worth’s premier luxury properties on the market, the 26th edition of Grand Vie offers a plethora of inspiring editorial content, including “Houses of Art,” featuring some of the area’s top cultural events of the season.

 

Like the changing of seasons, new exhibitions breathe fresh life into venues across Dallas and Fort Worth. Between approaching winter holidays and accumulated vacation time, ’tis the season to enjoy some of the best arts and culture North Texas has to offer.

 

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Dalí: Poetics of the Small, 1929–1936
September 9 to December 9, 2018 at Meadows Museum

 

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Günther Förg: A Fragile Beauty
October 21, 2018 to January 27, 2019 at Dallas Museum of Art

 

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Elf The Musical
November 27 to December 2, 2018 at Music Hall at Fair Park

 

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Ian Davenport: Horizons
September 30, 2018 to March 17, 2019 at Dallas Contemporary

 

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Balenciaga in Black
October 7, 2018 to January 6, 2019 at Kimbell Art Museum

 

Severin Roesen (1816-1872); Still Life of Flowers and Fruit with a River Landscape in the Distance; 1867; Oil on canvas; Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas; 1987.9

From Remington to O’Keeffe: The Carter’s Greatest Hits
October 6, 2018 to May 26, 2019 at Amon Carter Museum of American Art

 

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The Book of Mormon
January 22 to January 27, 2019 at Bass Performance Hall

 

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Laurie Simmons: Big Camera/Little Camera
October 14, 2018 to January 27, 2019 at Modern Art Museum

 

To read the full story and learn more details about each exhibition, visit grandviemagazine.com. To learn more about Ebby Halliday Realtors, its Associates and all of the homes available for purchase in North Texas, visit the award-winning, mobile-friendly ebby.com.

Dreaming of a Home Near the Slopes?


Dreaming of a Home Near the Slopes?

 

When it comes to talk of vacation homes among well-heeled North Texans, there’s one town on the tip of every tongue: Vail.

 

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The Ebby Halliday Companies’ Corporate Real Estate Services Department recently hosted top agent Liz Leeds of Vail’s leading brokerage and fellow Luxury Portfolio International member Slifer Smith & Frampton for a casual come-and-go to learn more about the second-home market in Vail. The event, which took place at Ebby’s new 15,000-square-foot Education and Marketing Center, provided an excellent opportunity for Ebby Halliday Companies agents to get to know one of Vail’s top agents, according to Karen Greene, vice president and director of corporate real estate services.

 

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Selecting representation when buying or selling a luxury property is critical to your experience and success, says Greene. The Ebby Halliday Companies can help through its affiliations with Luxury Portfolio International, the luxury marketing arm of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World network. This best-of-the-best networks offers connections worldwide to brokerages and agents who are experts in their local markets.

 

Dreaming of a Home Near the Slopes?

 

Luxury Portfolio International is a unified collection of the world’s most-experienced, visible and highly regarded experts in luxury real estate, marketing over 50,000 properties annually on the award-winning luxuryportfolio.com and in prestigious publications around the globe. Luxury Portfolio markets more $1 million-plus listings than any other luxury real estate network.

 

Dreaming of a Home Near the Slopes?

 

To discover many of the world’s most extraordinary properties currently for sale, visit luxuryportfolio.com. Learn more about Ebby Halliday Realtors and all of our services at the award-winning ebby.com.

 

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Dreaming of a Home Near the Slopes?

North Texas Luxury Home Market Grows


North Texas Luxury Home Market Grows

 

The fall/winter 2018 edition of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living magazine, the luxury-home publication of Ebby Halliday Realtors and Fort Worth-based Williams Trew Real Estate, recently mailed to more than 60,000 luxury homes across the Dallas-Fort Worth area. As the magazine’s market update feature, “Luxury Home Market Spotlight,” points out, the North Texas region’s thriving economy continues to spur growth in luxury home sales.

 

In the past year, 5.9 percent more homes priced at $800,000 and above have been purchased in the region than during the prior 12 months, according to North Texas Real Estate Information Systems, Inc. MLS statistics. Luxury home sales are up 3.6 percent in Dallas County, 12.1 percent in Tarrant County, and down 5.3% in Collin County.

 

In addition to featuring some of Dallas-Fort Worth’s premier luxury properties, the 26th edition of Grand Vie offers a plethora of interesting editorial content, including “Add a Little Sparkle to Your Holiday,” featuring the Jay Strongwater Collection; “At Home with Mayor Betsy Price,” offering a peek inside the favorite room of Fort Worth’s mayor; “Fresh Openings,” showcasing new retailers and restaurants around town; “Houses of Art,” featuring some of the area’s top cultural events of the season; special sections for lake, farm, ranch and recreation properties; and LuxeTrends, showcasing a collection of the latest luxury lifestyle must-haves. Also in the fall/winter edition: Partner and designer at IBB Design Fine Furnishings, Shay Geyer, shares insight into permanent botanicals for your home.

 

View the digital version of Grand Vie to learn more about the North Texas luxury home market and the extraordinary homes now available at grandviemagazine.com.

 

Grand Vie Showcases Luxury Listings and More


Grand Vie Showcases Luxury Listings and More

 

The 26th edition of Grand Vie features some of Dallas-Fort Worth’s premier luxury properties and offers a plethora of inspiring editorial content, including “Add a Little Sparkle to Your Holiday,” featuring the Jay Strongwater Collection; “At Home with Mayor Betsy Price,” offering a peek inside the favorite room of Fort Worth’s mayor; “Fresh Openings,” showcasing new retailers and restaurants around town; “Houses of Art,” featuring some of the area’s top cultural events of the season; special sections for lake, farm, ranch and recreation properties; and LuxeTrends, showcasing a collection of the latest luxury lifestyle must-haves. Also in the fall/winter edition: Partner and designer at IBB Design Fine Furnishings, Shay Geyer, shares insight into permanent botanicals for your home.

The luxe publication is direct-mailed to approximately 60,000 high-net-worth households in DallasCollinRockwall and Tarrant counties. Charity and event placement is also a significant part of the Grand Vie distribution strategy – placing luxury homes listed by Ebby Halliday and Williams Trew in front of North Texas’ luxury homebuying audience.

 

“Not only has our magazine’s distribution grown significantly across North Texas, it also includes some of the very best luxury real estate companies outside of our local market, in such locations as Beverly Hills/LA, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Miami, Palm Beach, Newport Beach, Santa Barbara and Vail,” says Randall Graham, vice president and director of marketing for Ebby Halliday Realtors. “The trust clients place in us to represent one of their most important assets is a role we are honored to fulfill.”

 

In addition to the exposure they receive in Grand Vie, Ebby Halliday Companies’ luxury listings benefit from extensive national and international exposure provided by luxury marketing partner Luxury Portfolio International and its website luxuryportfolio.com, one of the most-visited luxury home sites in the world.

 

“The more than 200 firms that comprise Luxury Portfolio are some of the most powerful brokerages worldwide,” says Graham. “This prestigious network represents more $1 million-plus properties than any other luxury real estate network and provides strong connections to well-respected firms worldwide. Simply put, we’re ideally positioned to assist with your next luxury home sale or purchase.”

 

To view the digital version of Grand Vie, visit grandviemagazine.com. To learn more about Ebby Halliday Realtors, its Associates and all of the homes available for purchase in North Texas, visit the award-winning, mobile-friendly ebby.com.

 

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.

 

Luxe Tour: 12th Ridge Ranch


Our Luxe Tour series features some of the most extraordinary homes for sale in the North Texas region. Today’s home at 4370 Palm Drive is no exception.

 

This modern rustic ranch is an epic masterpiece in lakefront living, offering more than 20,000 square feet under roof and incredible panoramic views of Cedar Creek Lake. Watch the video for a taste of our latest Luxe Tour.

 

 

For more information on this luxury lake listing, contact Liz Loncar at 903-288-0910 or lizloncar@ebby.com.