Serving the residential real estate needs of North Texas since 1945, Ebby Halliday is one of the most-respected real estate companies in the country. The firm, which participated in more than 18,800 transactions in 2017, with a sales volume of more than $8 billion, ranks 12th in the nation in sales volume. Through membership in Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, Luxury Portfolio International, Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate, and numerous other national and international real estate industry networks, the Ebby Halliday Companies and its sales associates are ideally positioned to represent buyers and sellers across North Texas.
HomeServices of America is the country’s second-largest residential real estate brokerage company and, through its operating companies, is one of the largest providers of integrated real estate services. HomeServices of America is the owner of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Real Living Real Estate and Prudential Real Estate franchise networks. HomeServices is owned by Berkshire Hathaway Energy, a consolidated subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. HomeServices’ operating companies offer integrated real estate services, including brokerage services, mortgage originations, title and closing services, property and casualty insurance, home warranties, and other homeownership services. HomeServices Relocation, LLC, is the full-service relocation arm of HomeServices of America, which provides every aspect of domestic and international relocation to corporations around the world. Information about HomeServices is available at homeservices.com.
PHOTO: Ebby Halliday Companies CFO Ron Burgert, Ebby Halliday Companies President and CEO Mary Frances Burleson and Chairman and CEO of HomeServices of America Ron Peltier.
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.
Heads up, the property tax protest deadline is earlier this year than in previous years. Those wishing to protest, must do so by May 15, 2018, or 30 days after a tax notice is delivered, whichever is later.
As the magazine’s market update feature, “Luxury Home Market Spotlight: The Trend,” points out, the North Texas region’s substantial economic growth has brought an increase in luxury home sales. In the past year, 18.8 percent more homes priced at $800,000 and above have been purchased than during the prior 12 months, according to North Texas Real Estate Information Systems, Inc. MLS statistics. Luxury home sales are up 19.9 percent in Dallas County, 16.3 percent in Collin County, and 18.5 percent in Tarrant County.
In addition to featuring some of Dallas-Fort Worth’s premier luxury properties, the 25th edition of Grand Vie offers a plethora of interesting editorial content, including “Rosewood Mansion,” profiling the Texas gem on Turtle Creek; “Celebrity Homes,” a peek at the spectacular properties of notable owners like singer Kelly Clarkson; “The Scoop,” highlighting fresh retailers and restaurants budding around town; a special section for lake and ranch properties; and partner and designer of IBB Design Fine Furnishings, Shay Geyer, shares tips for getting your home in shape this season.
The just-released Real Trends 500 list of the top residential real estate firms in the United States ranks Ebby Halliday Real Estate Inc. 12th in the nation based on closed sales volume.
The REAL Trends 500 is an annual report that identifies the country’s largest and most successful residential real estate firms. The report represents the most trusted standard of measuring the performance of the nation’s leading firms.
“Congratulations to all of our dedicated, hard-working Associates and staff members who made these phenomenal sales numbers possible,” says Mary Frances Burleson, president and CEO of the Ebby Halliday Companies. “And I thank our clients who trust us to represent their real estate needs. Our clients benefit from many advantages that are a direct result of the Ebby Halliday Companies’ status as the North Texas market-share leader.”
Ebby Halliday Realtors’ reputation as a trusted resource for today’s real estate consumers was validated by the just-released 30th-annual Power Broker Report, published by RISMedia. A definitive source for news and information about the residential real estate industry, RISMedia ranked Ebby Halliday the No. 11 residential real estate firm in the United States based on 2017 sales volume. With $8,038,878,667 in sales, Ebby Halliday moved up one spot from the prior year in the latest Power Broker Report.
Says Mary Frances Burleson, president and CEO of the Ebby Halliday Companies, “Congratulations to all of our dedicated, hard-working Associates and staff members who made these extraordinary sales numbers possible. I also thank our valued clients who trust us to represent their real estate needs. Our clients benefit from the many advantages and resources that are a direct result of Ebby Halliday’s status as the North Texas market-share leader.”
The Power Broker Report honors the business feats of brokerage firms and real estate leaders who shape the industry. In 2014, RISMedia honored Ms. Burleson with its National Homeownership Award, recognizing her important contributions to the residential real estate industry.
With locations across North Texas, Ebby Halliday is one of the most respected full-service residential real estate firms in the country. The company and its Associates seek every day to elevate the home buying and selling process into the wonderful life-changing experience it can be. To learn more about Ebby Halliday Realtors, its Associates and all of the properties available for purchase in North Texas, visit the award-winning ebby.com.
Mary Frances Burleson, president & CEO of Ebby Halliday Realtors, ranks No. 15 on the just-released Swanepoel Power 200 “Top 20 Women Leaders in Residential Real Estate 2018” list. Ms. Burleson also placed No. 65 on the “Most Powerful People in Residential Real Estate” list. The Swanepoel lists are widely considered the most comprehensive compilation of influential CEOs, thought leaders and senior executives in the residential real estate brokerage business. To view the Swanepoel Power 200 list, visit swanepoel.com/power200.
The Swanepoel rankings are based on such criteria as personal influence, industry tenure, the office held, the decision-making power of said office, the financial resources of the company or organization, the company or organization’s significance and contribution to the industry, the company’s geographic reach, and the executive’s activities, growth, and potential.
Congratulations to Mary Frances on another honor very well deserved!
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