North Texas Market Sizzles this Summer


Colorful inflatable toys floating in a pool

 

While it’s been warm (well, actually quite hot) in North Texas, summer “officially” begins tomorrow. With sales prices up and not a large number of homes for sale, this summer offers homeowners ideal conditions to sell a home in Dallas-Fort Worth. Competition among buyers is heated and multiple offers are common.

 

Just how hot is the North Texas housing market? Consider this:

 

* The average days a home is on the market is only 47 days.

 

*  The median sales price is up 3.4%.

 

*  The number of homes sold is up 2.7%.

 

If you’re considering listing your home, this summer offers a great opportunity. To get started, discover just the right agent for your residential real estate needs at the award-winning, mobile-friendly ebby.com.

11 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.

 

6422 TURNER WAY

6422 Turner Way | Dallas | $1,550,000

6131 STEFANI DRIVE 1

6131 Stefani Drive | Dallas | $1,395,000

2535 Hendrix Avenue S

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

616 Scenic Drive

616 Scenic Drive | Irving | $899,900

 

810 Shallowater Drive

810 Shallowater Drive | Allen | $729,000

1101 THREE RIVERS DRIVE 1 (1)

1101 Three Rivers Drive | Prosper | $675,000

701 KIMBRO AVENUE 1

701 Kimbro Avenue | Lantana | $599,900

1_10943-fernald-ave-dallas-tx-High-Res-1

10943 Fernald Avenue | Dallas | $435,000

708 STILLWATER DRIVE

708 Stillwater Drive | Rockwall | $418,000

2934 Forest Hills Lane (1)

2934 Forest Hills Lane | Richardson | $350,000

7_6_2412-slalom-dr-mckinney-tx-High-Res-7

2412 Slalom Drive | McKinney | $290,000

 

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

Summer Market Sizzles in North Texas


Summer Market Sizzles in North Texas

 

While it’s been warm (well, actually quite hot) for a while in North Texas, summer “officially” started this past week. With sales prices up and not a large number of homes for sale, this summer offers homeowners ideal conditions to sell a home in Dallas-Fort Worth. Competition among buyers is heated and multiple offers are common.

 

Just how hot is the North Texas housing market? Consider this:

 

* The average days a home is on the market is only 39 days.

 

*  The median sales price is up 4.3%.

 

If you’re considering listing your home, this summer offers a great opportunity. To get started, discover just the right agent for your residential real estate needs at the award-winning, mobile-friendly ebby.com.

11 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.

 

2109 CANYON PARK DRIVE 1

2109 Canyon Park Drive | Southlake | $1,095,000

3100 BLUFFS LANE

3100 Bluffs Lane | Parker | $995,000

1821 BLUE FOREST DRIVE

1821 Blue Forest Drive | Prosper | $800,000

2605 CHAMBERS LANE 1

2605 Chambers Lane  | Plano | $795,000

1201 HURON DRIVE 4

1201 Huron Drive | Grapevine | $699,999

169 FALCON POINT DRIVE

169 Falcon Point Drive | Heath | $685,500

325 WINDING SHORE DRIVE

325 Winding Shore Drive | Tool | $625,000

1522 WINTHROP DRIVE

1522 Winthrop Drive | Allen | $555,000

1003 ESTES PARK DRIVE

1003 Estes Park Drive | Allen | $535,000

2664 ALLENDALE

2664 Allendale Drive | Frisco | $525,000

1408 STEEPLEVIEW LANE 1

1408 Steepleview Lane | McKinney | $399,000

 

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

Statement Décor is Blooming


In addition to showcasing the luxury listings of Ebby Halliday Realtors, the spring/summer 2018 issue of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living magazine offers a plethora of interesting editorial content, including “Go for Bold,” which features a sampling of our favorite bold décor pieces from shops around Dallas-Fort Worth.
 

Go for Bold

The home-trends forecast is looking bright this season with vibrant colors, timeless texture and standout style wildly in bloom. Designers are swapping the all-white palette for warm wood and jewel tones, adding depth through lush velvets, floral prints and brass accents.
 
Looking for inspiration? Here is a chic selection of on-trend pieces to boldly transform any space.
 
Dutch Tulips ZGal

Dutch Blooms I by Jackie Von Tobel

West Elm Sofa

Lola Sofa in Plush Velvet Wasabi

Red Driftwood

Todd Smith Driftwood Sculpture

Metro Pillow ZGal

Metro Pillow

Mecox Lamp

Emerald Green Penshell Table Lamp

Maven SB2

Noir Jones 2-Door Sideboard

Maven Zanadoo

Arteriors Zanadoo Large Chandelier

WS Tulip Table

Tulip Pedestal Dining Table, Black Marble

Draper James Howdy Mat

Draper James Howdy Door Mat

Mecox Chair

Caden Peacock Upholstered Chair

IBB Leaf

Tacca Orchid Leaf

WS Rustic Tray

Rustic Tray with Leather Handles

 

For more luxury design and décor content , visit grandviemagazine.com.

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.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

O’Gorman, Greene Among Tops in U.S.


O'Gorman, Greene Among Tops in U.S.
Longtime real estate industry leaders Cindy O’Gorman and Paulette Greene

 

The O’Gorman Group and the Paulette Greene Group were named today to the 2015 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. The new rankings are  based on 2014 sales.

 

The O’Gorman Group, led by Preston Keller Associate Cindy O’Gorman, ranked No. 66 on the Teams by Sales Volume List with $147,324,106 in residential real estate sales in 2014.

 

The Paulette Greene Group, led by Frisco Associate Paulette Greene, ranked No. 210 on the Teams by Sales Volume list with $86,435,838 in residential real estate sales in 2014.

 

“Congratulations to both Cindy O’Gorman and Paulette Greene for their truly outstanding performance,” says Mary Frances Burleson, president and CEO of Ebby Halliday Realtors. “Both of these professionals are widely admired by clients and peers alike. We are so proud to have them as members of the Ebby Halliday Family.”