Inspired Home Workspaces


No matter what you do or who you are, having a special space at home for productivity and inspiration is a must.

 

If working from home is the best choice for you, this beautiful selection of home offices may cause workspace envy.

 

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9226 Hathaway Street | Dallas | $5,499,000

5700 IMPERIAL COURT

5700 Imperial Court | Plano | $2,650,000

5300 SPANISH OAKS

5300 Spanish Oaks | Frisco | $1,999,000

18716 WAINSBOROUGH LANE

18716 Wainsborough Lane | Dallas | $1,350,000

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6206 Royal Lane | Dallas | $1,300,000

1204 TRAIL RIDGE DRIVE

1204 Trail Ridge Drive | McKinney | $1,199,000

2535 HENDRIX AVENUE S

2535 Hendrix Avenue S | Lucas | $1,150,000

6700 CROWN FOREST DRIVE

6700 Crown Forest Drive | Plano | $925,000

2208 STANFORD COURT

2208 Stanford Court | McKinney | $780,000

7214 DYE DRIVE

7214 Dye Drive | Dallas | $675,000

 

To view all North Texas homes on the market with spectacular office or study spaces, visit the mobile-friendly Ebby.com.

 

For more home office inspiration, visit our Pinterest.

As Summer Arrives, Lake Living Beckons


Warmer weather is here and the time is right to take advantage of the lake lifestyle we’re privileged to enjoy in North Texas. And, it’s true that nothing brings family together like a lake home.

 

Long, relaxing weekends await at these lake properties listed with Ebby Halliday Realtors.

 

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176 CR 2921 | Pittsburg | $2,250,000

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388 Stonewall Drive | Streetman | $1,150,000

3_7305 RAMBLEWOOD DRIVE

7305 Ramblewood Drive | Garland | $695,000

4_6902 EDGEWATER DRIVE

6902 Edgewater Drive | McKinney | $650,000

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258 Lakeview Drive | Trinidad | $475,000

6_1628 MONA COURT

1628 Mona Court | Tool | $419,000

 

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

Customer Service Award Winners Announced


Companywide Customer Service Award Winners Announced

 

Ebby Halliday Realtors was founded on three points of service: service to the client, service to the industry and service to the community. That emphasis on service is as apparent today as it was in 1945 when Ebby Halliday Realtors was a one-woman, one-office operation.

 

“As our company celebrates 72 years of service this year, we would like to announce, as we do each year, the companywide winners of our VIP Excellence in Service Award,” says Mary Frances Burleson, president and CEO of Ebby Halliday Realtors. “This award recognizes a level of excellence that is truly above and beyond.”

 

The Ebby Halliday Realtors’ Companywide VIP Excellence in Service winners for 2016:

 

Top Companywide Office – 190 – Richardson Office

Top Companywide Winner – Helen Curry of the Plano Office

Top Companywide Runner-up – Karen Hallman of the 190 – Richardson Office

 

VIP Excellence in Customer Service Award winners are determined by the total number of points received from questions pertaining specifically to service in buyer/seller surveys sent to Ebby clients. In 2016, 99 percent of respondents ranked Ebby Halliday and their sales associate as “Excellent” or “Good.”

 

The 190 – Richardson Office is located at 3621 Shire Blvd., Suite 100, in Richardson, near the corner of State Highway 190 and Jupiter Road. Managed by industry leader Malinda Howell, the office serves the real estate needs of Richardson, Garland, Rowlett, Sachse, Wylie, Murphy, Plano, Allen, Lucas, Lovejoy, Parker, North Dallas, and beyond.

 

“I’m proud to be affiliated with the No. 1 independent real estate company in Texas, and I’m thrilled to be part of the 190 – Richardson Office, our VIP Excellence in Service-award winning office for 2016,” says Ms. Howell. “Ebby Associates throughout our company offer their clients exceptional service day in and day out.”

 

Ms. Curry is widely admired by clients and peers alike for exemplary customer service and her dedication to helping clients enjoy a smooth transition in one of the most important decisions of their lives.

 

“Helen’s stellar reputation has been built on treating her clients and fellow agents with respect, providing remarkable customer service, and doing the right thing,” says Kay Wright, sales manager of Ebby’s Plano Office. “She goes to great lengths to ensure every client has an exceptional real estate experience.”

 

Ms. Hallman is well known for her honesty, integrity and extensive knowledge of the North Texas area.

 

“From the moment you meet Karen, you know she has your best interests in mind,” says Ms. Howell. “She listens closely to her to clients and delivers extraordinary results.”

 

To learn more about all of Ebby Halliday Realtors’ offices, Associates and listings, visit the award-winning ebby.com.

 

PHOTO: Shown, front row, from left, are Companywide VIP Excellence in Service winner Helen Curry, Companywide VIP Runner-up Karen Hallman and 190 – Richardson Sales Manager Malinda Howell. Back row, from left, are Executive Vice President and Director of Sales Offices Betty Misko, President and CEO Mary Frances Burleson and Plano Sales Manager Kay Wright.

PHOTO CREDIT: Daniel Motta

 

 

2016 VIP Excellence in Service Individual Awards by Ebby Office

190 – Richardson

Karen Hallman (also Companywide runner-up)

Ann Stewart – Runner-up

 

Allen

Nancy Spaans

Ann Parsley – Runner-up

 

Arlington

Dorothy Howard

Julie DeMott – Runner-up

 

Campbell/Coit

Suzanne Ussery

Bob Baba – Runner-up

 

Denton

Sue Cogdell

Shelby Bell – Runner-up

 

Ebby’s Little White House

Terri Gum

Ken Leach – Runner-up

 

Flower Mound/Lewisville

Karen Sefcik

Linda Bartley – Runner-up

 

Frisco

Debi Leavitt

Janice Berg – Runner-up

 

Irving/Las Colinas/Coppell

Van Vanaman

Tonya Harp – Runner-up

 

Lakewood/Lake Highlands

Bobby Stephens

C J Prince – Runner-up

 

Mansfield

Joel Arredondo

Mary Prunty – Runner-up

 

McKinney

Christine Hogan

Katherine Niesman – Runner-up

 

Plano

Helen Curry (also Companywide winner)

Linda Jackson – Runner-up

 

Plano/Willow Bend

Pixie Young

Cary McCoy – Runner-up

 

Preston Center

Jay Forrester

Jini Cyr – Runner-up

 

Preston Keller

Sue Nelms

Tannah McGaughy – Runner-up

 

Preston Plano Parkway

Robin Light

Mollie Hancock – Runner-up

 

Rockwall/Heath/Lake Ray Hubbard

Dell Osborn

Kelli Wenzel – Runner-up

 

Sherman

Sheryl Bentley

Traci McCarthy – Runner-up

 

Southlake

Chip Reid

O C Chapa – Runner-up

 

Southwest Dallas/Ellis County

Pam Smith

Karen James – Runner-up

 

Whitesboro

Lisa Moden

John Dean – Runner-up

 

To learn more about Ebby Halliday Realtors, its Associates and listings, visit the award-winning, mobile-friendly ebby.com.

 

 

 

 

Pricing a Property is Serious Business


Pricing a Property is Serious Business

Strategic pricing is the key to selling your home at an attractive price in an acceptable amount of time. While many brokers will gladly list your home, the reality is if it is not properly priced your home may sit on the market month after month and actually help sell competing properties.

 

At Ebby Halliday, our Associates take pricing your property very seriously. Your Ebby Associate will utilize Multiple Listing Service data to create a Competitive Market Analysis that estimates a market-value range for your home based on the recent action of buyers and sellers in your neighborhood. A few of the factors your Ebby Associate will consider when estimating your property’s market value:

 

* Successfully sold homes – Lists the selling price of recently purchased homes comparable to yours.

 

* Competitive properties for sale – Since they are not yet sold, the market value is undetermined, but they are important, as buyers most likely will view and compare these properties with yours.

 

* Pending sales – Though they have not yet closed, homes under contract are a good indicator of value in the current market.

 

* Failed to sell – The listed price of these homes suggests what potential buyers will not pay.

 

If you’re curious about what your home is worth in North Texas’ competitive housing market, visit the award-winning ebby.com, where you’ll find just the right real estate professional for your needs.

 

The Best Day to Buy a Home?


The Best Day to Buy a Home?

 

If you’ve ever bought a home, it’s likely you’ve heard that it’s better to buy in the fall and winter months to get the best deal – given less competition from other buyers in these months when families are entrenched in the back-to-school schedule.

 

But is this conventional wisdom really true? Yes, but with some glaring exceptions.

 

RealtyTrac analyzed more than 32 million home sales and below is what they found.

 

The best month to buy a home?

October.  Of the 2.7 million sales closed in October over the past 15 years, the average sales price was 2.6 percent below the average estimated full market value at the time of sale.

 

Following October as best months were February, July, December and January – all fall or winter months except for July, which was definitely a surprise.

 

The best day to buy?

Monday. Out of 5.5 million home sales over the past 15 years that closed on Monday, buyers realized an average discount of 2.3 percent below full estimated market value at the time of sale.

 

Friday is the second-best weekday to close on a home purchase. Buyers who closed on Friday realized an average discount of 2 percent.

 

The best day of the year to buy?

October 8. According to RealtyTrac data, on average, buyers have purchased 10.8 percent below market value on October 8, followed by November 26 (10.1 percent below market value), December 31 (9.7 percent below market value), October 22 (9.6 percent below market value), and October 15 (9.1 percent below market value).

VIP Customer Service Award Winners Announced


VIP Customer Service Award Winners Announced

 

Ebby Halliday Realtors was founded on three points of service: service to the client, service to the industry and service to the communities it serves. That emphasis on service is as apparent today as it was in 1945 when Ebby Halliday Realtors was a one-woman, one-office operation.

 

“As our company celebrates 71 years of service this year, we would like to announce, as we do each year, the companywide winners of our VIP Excellence in Service Award,” says Mary Frances Burleson, president and CEO of Ebby Halliday Realtors. “This award recognizes a level of excellence that is truly above and beyond.”

 

The Ebby Halliday Realtors’ Companywide VIP Excellence in Service winners for 2015:

* Top Companywide Office – 190 – Richardson Office

* Top Companywide Winner – Ann Stewart of the 190 – Richardson Office

* Top Companywide Runner-up – Dell Osborn of the Rockwall/Heath/Lake Ray Hubbard Office

 

VIP Excellence in Customer Service Award winners are determined by the total number of points received from questions pertaining specifically to service in buyer/seller surveys sent to Ebby clients. In 2015, 99 percent of respondents ranked Ebby Halliday and their sales associate as “Excellent” or “Good.”

 

PHOTO: Shown, from left, are Executive Vice President & Director of Sales Offices Betty Misko, President & CEO Mary Frances Burleson, 190-Richardson Sales Manager Malinda Howell, Companywide VIP Excellence in Service winner Ann Stewart, Rockwall/Heath/Lake Ray Hubbard Sales Manager Sylvia Sotelo-Kidd and Companywide VIP Runner-up Dell Osborn.

 

2015 VIP Excellence in Service individual awards by Ebby office:

190 – Richardson

Ann Stewart

(also Companywide winner)

Cindy Bryant – Runner-up

 

Allen

Nancy Spaans

Stacy Solomon – Runner-up

 

Arlington

Rekha McGee

Laura Bumgarner – Runner-up

 

Campbell/Coit

Lynn Carlton

Jessica McMurtrey – Runner-up

 

Denton

Sue Cogdell

Jeanne Jacobs – Runner-up

 

Ebby’s Little White House

Kay Weeks

Sandy Donsky – Runner-up

 

Flower Mound/Lewisville

Linda Bartley

Becky Garrison – Runner-up

 

Frisco

Kathy Gibson

Janice Berg – Runner-up

 

Irving/Las Colinas/Coppell

Ray Ebbighausen

Tonya Harp – Runner-up

 

Lakewood/Lake Highlands

George Haynes

Dennis Hammett – Runner-up

 

Mansfield

Mary Prunty

Joel Arredondo – Runner-up

 

McKinney

Vikki Twigg

Leslie Reeves – Runner-up

 

Plano

Helen Curry

Dana Glass – Runner-up

 

Plano/Willow Bend

Kimberly Woodard

Pixie Young – Runner-up

 

Preston Center

Ralph Vanduzee

Mary Poss – Runner-up

 

Preston Keller

Elissa Sabel

Sue Nelms – Runner-up

 

Preston Plano Parkway

Joe Washburn

Mollie Hancock – Runner-up

 

Rockwall/Heath/Lake Ray Hubbard

Dell Osborn (also Companywide Runner-up winner)

Charlie Pratt – Runner-up

 

Sherman

Ron Hart

Sheryl Bentley – Runner-up

 

Southlake

Donna Akin

Suzanne Maisto – Runner-up

 

Southwest Dallas/Ellis County

Toni Mooney

Jan Davis – Runner-up

 

Whitesboro

Patty Campbell

Carrie Chown – Runner-up

 

To learn more about Ebby Halliday Realtors, its Associates and listings, visit the award-winning ebby.com.