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.

Ebby Joins Exclusive Global Real Estate Community


Ebby Joins Exclusive Global Real Estate Community

 

The Ebby Halliday Companies, which includes Dallas-based Ebby Halliday Realtors and Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and Fort Worth-based Williams Trew, has responded to the increased demands of international buyers attracted to living in North Texas by partnering with Mayfair International Realty of London.

 

“Over the past few years we have seen more international buyers than ever coming to the Dallas and Fort Worth area via London,” says Randall Graham, vice president and director of marketing for the Ebby Halliday Companies. Not just UK and European buyers, but buyers from across the world who use London as their international base. New North Texas residents are drawn by the exceptional opportunities offered by one of the largest concentrations of corporate headquarters in the United States. The vast range of cultural and educational facilities also excites many buyers – a number so significant it is affecting the way we market clients’ homes.

 

“Rather than waiting for buyers to come to us, we are reaching out to buyers,” Graham says. “It’s a positive move that has already brought significant success. Clients love the added coverage their homes receive and buyers love the easy access they have to the Dallas and Fort Worth market.”

 

Ebby’s Mayfair office is located in the heart of London’s West End. The Ebby team in London is highly experienced in international real estate and are experts in property marketing and real estate media. The Ebby Halliday London office also acts as a gateway to the world with real estate connections around the globe.

 

Of particular importance to the Ebby Halliday Companies and its clients is mayfairinternationalrealty.com, which offers properties exposure to the global market and uploads to other premier UK-based websites. The site provides a worldwide portal for luxury properties. Ebby Halliday enjoys the unique benefit of being the only North Texas brokerage whose properties are uploaded to the property search site of Country Life (countrylife.co.uk), regarded as the leading UK magazine for luxury real estate. Properties are also uploaded to the property search site of the Financial Times (ft.com), one of the most important financial publications worldwide.

 

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.

 

PHOTO: Ebby Halliday Companies President & CEO Chris Kelly and Mayfair International Realty’s International Director Annette Reeve and Managing Director Nick Churton.

Endless Summer: 10 Luxury Lake Homes


With a few weeks left to savor the sweetness of summer, many North Texans are drawn to pools and lakes alike.

 

These amazing waterfront properties will have you wishing for one last lake trip before heading back to school. Better yet, make yourself at home and enjoy an endless summer.

 

1_Palm Drive

4370 Palm Drive | Caney City | $7,580,000

 

2_Island Drive

6 Island Drive | Mabank$2,999,000

 

3_Waterside Drive

13300 Waterside Drive | Malakoff$1,995,000

 

4_Blackfoot Trail

123 Blackfoot Trail | Lake Kiowa$1,595,000

 

5_Nautical Point

114 Nautical Point | Mabank$1,399,999

 

6_Pleasantview Road

488 Pleasantview Road | Winnsboro | $1,399,000

 

7_Hide A Way Lane

530 Hide A Way Lane E. | Hideaway$995,000

 

8_Lynn Dell Drive

2944 Lynn Dell Drive | Tool | $995,000

 

9_Jackson Circle

265 Jackson Circle | Kerens$969,000

 

10_Medina Court

1217 Medina Court | Whitney$880,000

 

To view all the extraordinary lake homes for sale in North Texas, visit Ebby.com and enter ‘lake’ in the advanced search keyword field.

O’Gorman Group Among Top Teams in U.S.


 

O’Gorman Group Among Top Teams in U.S.

 

The O’Gorman Group of Ebby Halliday Realtors was recently named to the 2019 REAL Trends Top Thousand. Compiled by The Wall Street Journal and REAL Trends Inc., the “Thousand” is comprised of four annual nationwide Top 250 rankings: Top Individuals by Transaction Sides, Top Individuals by Sales Volume, Top Teams by Transactions Sides and Top Teams by Sales Volume.

 

The O’Gorman Group, led by Preston Keller Associate Cindy O’Gorman, ranked No. 3 in D-FW on the Top Teams by Sales Volume list with $130,630,694 in residential real estate sales in 2018.

 

“Congratulations to The O’Gorman Group for their truly outstanding performance,” says Chris Kelly, president and CEO of the Ebby Halliday Companies. “We are honored and proud to have this extraordinary group of professionals as members of the Ebby Halliday Family.”

 

Cindy O’Gorman began her career in real estate more than 30 years ago and has long been ranked in the top one-half of the top 1 percent of residential real estate agents in the nation. She and her group are well-known for their exceptional national and global marketing, extensive social media exposure, superior customer service with a team of specialists, and expert knowledge of the D-FW real estate market.

 

“I am so honored to be ranked in the top 250 groups nationwide by Real Trends,” says O’Gorman. “The O’Gorman Group looks forward to staying in this elite group ranking every year and we are honored to be among the most-respected agents in the country. Having attained the No. 1 Companywide Top Producer status for Ebby Halliday Realtors for over 28 years in a row, staying in the top 250 nationally has become another annual goal.

 

“My group works hard and continues to prove their knowledge, top-quality customer service and dedication to our buyers and our sellers,” O’Gorman says. “When you choose to work with the O’Gorman Group, you can expect high-quality marketing, extensive visibility, top-notch negotiation expertise and dedicated, knowledgeable Associates.”

 

She adds, “In addition to numerous referrals from relocation companies, our loyal repeat clients consistently refer potential buyers and sellers. The North Texas market is booming and we are seeing many outside investors wanting to put their money into our growing economy. D-FW continues to attract some of the most-successful corporations for their headquarters. It is a wonderful place to live and invest and we are so proud of our strong and growing community.”

 

To contact Ms. O’Gorman, call 972-715-0190 or e-mail cindyogorman@ebby.com.

 

 

Pamela Young Named SWD/EC Sales Leader


Pamela Young Names SWD/EC Sales Leader

 

Ebby Halliday Realtors has appointed Pamela Young sales leader of its Southwest Dallas/Ellis County Office. Chris Kelly, president and chief executive officer, recently made the announcement.

 

“I extend my sincere gratitude to longtime Southwest Dallas/Ellis County Sales Leader Terri Wheeler, who has been with Ebby for 37 years, 25 of those in management,” says Kelly. “Terri will continue to be an important presence in the office she guided and built, and will continue to support agents in a meaningful way going forward.”

 

Young brings extensive real estate experience, as well as a strong desire to assist Ebby’s Southwest Dallas/Ellis County agents in taking their careers to the next level, Kelly says.

 

“Pamela has been a very effective leader of our eResource Department,” he says. “She believes Ebby is a place she can grow professionally and she has certainly done that. I am confident her background will benefit our Southwest Dallas/Ellis County Office in many ways.”

 

Young has been with the Ebby Halliday Companies for 18 years and has considerable experience in leadership positions. She loves the excitement of assisting clients in finding just the right home — and says she has never met a stranger.

 

“I’m a people person, I love to laugh,” says Young. “Relationships are at the heart of real estate, and I am excited about supporting and serving ourSouthwest Dallas/Ellis County agents.My leadership style is, ‘What can I do to help you?’ I want to help agents with networking and ensure that we all enjoy a collaborative culture.”

 

Young, who is passionate about recruiting new and experienced agents to the Southwest Dallas/Ellis County Office, says, “I am very much looking forward to growing the Ebby Halliday brand in the southern sector. As a longtime resident of the area, I am quite involved in the community and very appreciative of how it comes together in supportive and collaborative ways.

 

“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,” Young says. “I want our clients and agents to know that they can rely on me at all times.”

 

In her spare time, Young enjoys learning, cooking, travelling and spending time with her two adult daughters.

 

“I am excited about my move to Ebby’s Southwest Dallas/Ellis County Office,” Young adds. “My door will always be open for my agents, and our valued clients will reap the benefits.”

 

For more information on Ebby’s Southwest Dallas/Ellis County Office, click here.

Renovate Now, Pay at Settlement


Renovate Now, Pay at Settlement

After Curbio

 

We’re excited to announce that Ebby Halliday Companies has entered a marketing partnership with Curbio, the fast-growing real estate technology company that specializes exclusively in pre-sale home renovations.

 

Curbio uses an array of proprietary technology and other tools to deliver on-demand pre-sale home renovation to Realtors and their sellers. Innovations such as same-day estimates, real-time video updates and virtual walk-throughs enable the company to complete projects faster than traditional home improvement companies, resulting in quicker sales and greater proceeds for sellers. Curbio defers payment for renovations until the home is sold, with no deposit or finance charges. Partnerships with major real estate brokerages like Ebby Halliday Companies support Curbio’s strategic decision to work only with homeowners who are represented by a licensed agent. Realtor referrals account for 100 percent of Curbio’s business.

 

“Ebby Halliday Companies takes pride in continuing to innovate, adding new tools and services that meet agent and market needs and ultimately provide a preeminent experience for our clients,” said Randall Graham, vice president and director of marketing, Ebby Halliday Companies. “Adding Curbio to our arsenal of sales tools is exactly the type of service that sets our agents and company apart. Having a partner like Curbio helps our clients decrease days on market and increase their proceeds at closing.”

 

Renovate Now, Pay at Settlement

Before Curbio

 

“We’re excited to partner with Ebby Halliday Companies,” said Curbio VP of Marketing Rikki Rogers. “High-performing agents know that bringing real value to their clients is what makes them a true partner. It’s clear that Ebby Halliday understands the importance of equipping their agents with tools needed to provide a personalized experience ensuring their clients always receive the best service.”

 

The Ebby Halliday Companies include Dallas-based Ebby Halliday Realtors and Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and Fort Worth-based Williams Trew. Ebby Halliday is the largest independently owned 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, the company participated in over 18,000 transactions with a sales volume of more than $7 billion. 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. For more information, visit the award-winning ebby.com.