Act Now to Get Ahead of Spring Home Market


Act Now to Get Ahead of Spring Market

 

Year-over-year home sales for January and the relatively low inventory of homes available to purchase indicate there is no reason to wait until spring to list your home for sale, according to Chris Kelly, president and CEO of the Ebby Halliday Companies.

 

“The latest numbers from North Texas Real Estate Information Systems offer a compelling case for sellers who would like to get a head start on their potential competition,” Kelly says.

 

A few of the highlights from the NTREIS numbers for January 2019 vs. January 2018 include:

 

*  The average sales price for a North Texas home rose 2.8%.

 

*  The average percent of original list price sellers received was 95.2%

 

*  The average days on market was 57 days.

 

“These numbers make it clear that the winter of 2019 offers a great climate in which to list a North Texas property for sale,” Kelly says. “Potential sellers should act now to get ahead of the traditional spring market.”

 

If you’re considering listing your home, contact an Ebby Associate to learn more about the real estate market in your neighborhood and to find out what your home is worth in today’s fast-paced market. To find the ideal agent for your residential real estate needs, visit the award-winning, mobile-friendly ebby.com.

Ebby Offers Industry-Leading Digital, Social Media Presence


Ebby Offers Industry-Leading Digital Presence

 

With more than 4 million monthly impressions across social media and digital ads, Ebby Halliday Realtors knows how to get its listings in front of today’s homebuyers.

 

At Ebby Halliday – the No. 1 residential real estate firm in Texas by sales volume – a talented team of marketing, advertising and public relations experts work daily to deliver digital and social media content that matters. With Ebby’s more than 18,000 Facebook followers, over 5,000 Twitter followers, more than 5,000 Instagram followers and over 607,000 monthly viewers on Pinterest, you can be assured that when you choose Ebby Halliday to list your home it will receive the digital exposure it deserves.

 

“Simply put, Ebby agents and their listings enjoy unmatched marketing resources,” says Randall Graham, vice president and director of marketing. The department Graham leads is housed in the new, 15,000-square-foot Ebby Halliday Education and Marketing Center.

 

In addition to time-tested, traditional marketing efforts, Ebby agents and the firm’s listings benefit from extensive social media content, including frequent blog, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and Twitter posts. The Ebby Blog is one of the most popular real estate blogs in Texas.

 

Ebby’s website, ebby.com, is one of the most-visited residential real estate sites in America. Offering a responsive, mobile-first approach, the site was built with mobility in mind. Among its features are real-time property alerts, allowing users to be the first to know when properties become available. In addition, each home listed with Ebby Halliday benefits from its own, free Individual Property Website. Ebby agents also enjoy branded websites, which harness the power of ebby.com, yet offer many options for agent customization.

 

“Many North Texans are aware that the award-winning ebby.com offers state-of-the-art features for buying or selling a home, but did you know it’s also one of the area’s best sources for information well beyond homes and housing?” asks Graham.

 

The Ebby Blog offers such categories as DFW Daily, profiling events in the D-FW area; Fabulous Finds, highlighting great homes available in North Texas; and Helpful Hints, offering everything from insight on the latest paint colors to apps that help around the house.

 

Named the Best Real Estate App in America by the Web Marketing Association, the Ebby Halliday Realtors app provides information in a natural way – starting with a map, not a menu. Featuring the latest in augmented reality, it’s perfect for buyers on the go.

 

“While we offer a plethora of innovative marketing and advertising for our agents and their listings, we firmly believe that in real estate it all comes down to agents,” Graham says. “And Ebby Halliday Realtors has a remarkable group of agents who are ready to serve.”

 

For more information, visit ebby.com.

MetroTex Event Showcases Industry Leaders


 

MetroTex Event Showcases Industry Leaders

 

The Ebby Halliday Family of Companies was extremely well represented at this week’s MetroTex Association of Realtors Annual Installation & Awards Ceremony.

 

Carrie Hill of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s InTown Office was presented the Ebby Halliday Community Service Award and was a finalist for the Lois Hair Bernays Award. The Ebby Halliday Community Service Award, named for the founder of Ebby Halliday Realtors, recognizes an individual who has made a significant impact to the community by donating time, money, and/or material goods to a program that improves the livability of a local community and is suitable as a role model for all real estate professionals. The Lois Hair Bernays Award is presented annually to a Realtor who exemplifies the highest qualities of the real estate profession. Finalists for the 2018 Lois Hair Bernays Award also included Anna Hudson of Ebby’s Irving | Las Colinas | Coppell Office.

 

The 2019 MetroTex Directors include Steve Habgood of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s InTown Office, Johnny Mowad of Ebby’s Preston Center Office and Kristin Smith of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s Park Cities Office.

 

Congratulations and thank you to each award winner, nominee and director. Your service to the real estate industry makes all of us proud to be part of the Ebby Halliday Family of Companies.

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.

 

10 Must-See Open Houses This Weekend


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 and our amazing agents at these exceptional properties.

 

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5608 Preakness Lane | Plano | $2,990,000

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6923 Ranier Street | Frisco | $2,495,000

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6251 Bristol Place | Frisco | $1,300,000

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7307 Winding Way Drive | Arlington | $825,000

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3930 Shady Hill Drive | Dallas | $749,900

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21 Pecan Grove Circle | Lucas | $699,000

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1921 Blue Forest Drive | Prosper | $665,000

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239 Wagon Trail | Rockwall | $579,900

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6926 Winchester Street | Dallas | $469,000

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10300 Cedar Breaks View | McKinney | $379,900

 

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