Ebby Acquires Cedar Creek Lake Brokerage


North Texas-based Ebby Halliday Companies announced today it has acquired Johnson Monroe Realtors, a leader in the Cedar Creek Lake residential real estate market for the past 38 years. 

Johnson Monroe Realtors has long been a premier real estate company at Cedar Creek Lake. Its heritage goes back to the original real estate agency in the area, Paschal Real Estate, which began prior to the creation of the Cedar Creek Lake reservoir in 1966.

“Timing is everything, and the timing of this move meets current market needs and positions our combined companies to better serve current and future residents, as well as second-home buyers and sellers, in the Cedar Creek Lake area,” says President & CEO of the Ebby Halliday Companies Chris Kelly. “This acquisition brings together two like-minded companies with over 100 years of residential real estate experience.”

Malinda Howell, Vice President of Brokerage for the Ebby Halliday Companies, adds, “Over our 75-year history, our company has been built on strategic moves and we believe the addition of the outstanding real estate professionals of Johnson Monroe will help ensure our leading market position for many years to come.” 

Natalie Thomas, Sales Leader of Ebby’s Cedar Creek Lake office, will lead the newly combined teams. “We are thrilled to welcome our colleagues from Johnson Monroe and believe this move significantly strengthens our leading position in the Cedar Creek marketplace. Their team has a proven record of integrity, service and client satisfaction. We like and respect their approach to the business of people and are very pleased that these highly respected agents will be joining our office.”

Travis Mathews, Vice President of Strategic Growth for the Ebby Halliday Companies, led the efforts on the acquisition along with Tracy Nowell, the owner and broker for Johnson Monroe. “We are working hard to ensure clients and agents alike will enjoy a smooth transition,” says Mathews. Adds Nowell, “It was important for me to find a partner that fits our company culturally and shares the same values on how to service our clients. I truly believe that we found that partner in Ebby Halliday.”

In addition to the latest and most relevant real estate technologies, as well as an integrated mortgage, title and insurance experience, Johnson Monroe agents joining Ebby Halliday will benefit from the firm’s longtime affiliation with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, a global network of more than 550 premier real estate brokers, and its luxury division, Luxury Portfolio International. LeadingRE affiliates produce more annual home sales than any other real estate network. 

“We take pride in offering our clients knowledgeable sales associates who provide exceptional service. Simply put, Johnson Monroe agents are a perfect fit for the Ebby Halliday Companies,” concluded Thomas.

Throughout 2020, the Ebby Halliday Companies are celebrating 75 years of serving the real estate needs of North Texans and those relocating to the region. It all began in 1945, when one bold woman parlayed her wisdom, generosity, business acumen and endurance into what is today the No. 1 residential real estate brokerage in Texas. The legacy of Ebby Halliday is now amplified by the company’s affiliation with HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate and the country’s No. 1 residential real estate company. The Ebby Halliday Companies’ core-services brands include Prosperity MortgageHome Team Insurance and Texas Premier Title

For more information about Ebby’s Cedar Creek Lake Office, its sales associates and listings, visit the award-winning ebby.com.

Jackson-Thomas to Lead Cedar Creek Lake Office


Natalie Jackson-Thomas Named Manager of Ebby’s Cedar Creek Lake Office

 

Ebby Halliday Realtors has appointed Natalie Jackson-Thomas sales manager of its Cedar Creek Lake Office. Chris Kelly, president and chief executive officer, recently made the announcement.

 

“Natalie 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. “Natalie truly appreciates the wide-ranging educational opportunities available to new and seasoned agents at the Ebby Halliday Companies.”

 

Jackson-Thomas will report to Malinda Howell, regional vice president and former co-manager of Ebby’s Cedar Creek Lake Office.

 

“Natalie joined Ebby’s Cedar Creek Lake Office as a sales associate because of our company’s stellar reputation, its exceptional training opportunities and the ongoing support we offer agents,” Howell says. “She believed Ebby Halliday was a place she could grow professionally and she has certainly done that. I am confident her background as an Ebby sales associate will benefit our Cedar Creek Lake Office in many ways.”

 

A longtime North Texan, Jackson-Thomas has been a Realtor since 2003 and a Cedar Creek Lake-area resident for the past three years. She enjoys the everyday challenges and celebrations that working in residential real estate brings.

 

“I love the variety involved in my real estate career,” Jackson-Thomas says. “One of the reasons I chose Ebby is the company’s appreciation for both new-agent education and continuing education for seasoned agents. I really look forward to helping our Cedar Creek Lake agents take their business to the next level.”

 

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

 

In her spare time, Jackson-Thomas enjoys exploring the Cedar Creek Lake area and spending time with family. She and her husband have four children and one grandchild.

 

“I am truly excited to lead the Cedar Creek Lake Office,” Jackson-Thomas adds. “I plan to build on our office’s extraordinary success by emphasizing the high standards of the Ebby brand as we continue to grow in the Cedar Creek Lake area and across North Texas.”

 

For more information on Ebby’s Cedar Creek Lake Office, visit cedarcreeklake.ebby.com.

Luxe Tour: 12th Ridge Ranch


Our Luxe Tour series features some of the most extraordinary homes for sale in the North Texas region. Today’s home at 4370 Palm Drive is no exception.

 

This modern rustic ranch is an epic masterpiece in lakefront living, offering more than 20,000 square feet under roof and incredible panoramic views of Cedar Creek Lake. Watch the video for a taste of our latest Luxe Tour.

 

 

For more information on this luxury lake listing, contact Liz Loncar at 903-288-0910 or lizloncar@ebby.com.

Love This Listing: Lakeside Delight


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Situated in a secluded neighborhood near Cedar Creek Lake, this exquisite log home boasts high ceilings, huge timbers and handstripped pine throughout. The two-story wall of windows provides incredible views of the open water and the grand patio overlooking the lake offers the perfect space for outdoor entertaining or enjoying a peaceful retreat. The must-see lakefront property includes a boathouse with a boat lift, as well as a double jet ski lift. Watch the video to learn more about why we love this listing.

Need-to-Know Numbers:

•  12747 Honeysuckle Circle
• $475,000
• 3 bedrooms
• 2 baths, 1 half-bath
• 2,377 square feet

Love This Listing: Deep-Water Retreat


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Situated in one of the most desirable neighborhoods on Cedar Creek Lake’s west side, this home is a deep-water, move-in ready retreat. Enjoy lakeside entertaining year-round with three outdoor living areas, including the spacious boathouse with a party deck and lifts. Inside this waterside paradise are hardwood flooring, granite countertops, a wet bar and woodburning fireplace. Watch the video to learn more about why we love this listing.

Need-to-Know Numbers:

325 Winding Shore Drive
• $625,000
• 5 bedrooms
• 3 baths, 1 half-bath
• 2,894 square feet

Ebby’s Cedar Creek Lake Office Now Open


Ebby's Cedar Creek Lake Office Now Open

 

Ebby Halliday Realtors recently opened a new office to serve the residential real estate needs of the Cedar Creek Lake area, an approximately 1 ½ hour drive from Dallas County. The office is located at 314 W. Main St. in Gun Barrel City, Texas.

 

“This new, approximately 3,000-square-foot office greatly enhances our ability to serve the needs of the area’s growing number of home buyers and sellers for many more years to come,” says Ron Burgert, chief financial officer of the Ebby Halliday Companies, which includes three real estate brands, as well as core-service companies Texas Premier TitleHome Team Insurance and Home Team Mortgage Company.

 

Ebby's Cedar Creek Lake Office Now Open

 

Ebby’s Cedar Creek Lake Office is co-managed by respected industry veterans Malinda Brownlee Howell and Ginger Gill and will ultimately be “home” to approximately 20 Cedar Creek Lake-area residential real estate specialists.

 

“Our location on Main Street features a highly visible location and the latest in technology,” says Howell. “It offers an ideal setting for Associates and clients to meet to discuss residential real estate needs, whether that’s a primary home, a frequently visited second home or an occasional weekend retreat. The lake lifestyle is unique, and whether you are buying or selling, we have found the perfect setting from which to serve the entire Cedar Creek Lake area.”

 

Ebby's Cedar Creek Lake Office Now Open

 

“We are assisting clients with one of the most significant transactions of their lifetime,” says Gill. “It is important that we utilize all of the resources we have at our disposal so we can provide the absolute best experience for our valued clients.”

 

Gill adds that Cedar Creek Lake-area sellers who list with Ebby benefit from expanded exposure for their properties. In addition to being listed in the local MLS (NAVICA), Ebby Cedar Creek listings are also in NTREIS, the North Texas MLS. Simply put, Gill says, Ebby’s listings reach more potential buyers – in particular residents of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, who make up the majority of Cedar Creek Lake buyers.

 

Ebby's Cedar Creek Lake Office Now Open

 

Ebby’s newest office is already “home” to a stellar team of experienced Cedar Creek Lake agents, according to Howell. “Buying or selling a lake home can be complicated,” she says. “We are thrilled to launch our new Cedar Creek Lake Office with experienced local agents dedicated to outstanding service and exceeding clients’ expectations.”

 

For more information on Ebby’s Cedar Creek Lake Office, call 903-340-8590 or visit cedarcreeklake.ebby.com.

 

Ebby's Cedar Creek Lake Office Now Open

Ebby's Cedar Creek Lake Office Now Open

Ebby's Cedar Creek Lake Office Now Open

Ebby's Cedar Creek Lake Office Now Open

Cedar Creek Lake Office Coming this Summer


New Cedar Creek Lake Office Coming this Summer 

 

Ebby Halliday Realtors will open a new office this summer to serve the residential real estate needs of the Cedar Creek Lake area, an approximately 1 ½ hour drive from Dallas County. The office will be located at 314 W. Main St. in Gun Barrel City, Texas.

 

New Cedar Creek Lake Office Coming this Summer

 

“This new, approximately 3,000-square-foot office will greatly enhance our ability to serve the needs of the area’s growing number of home buyers and sellers for many more years to come,” says Ron Burgert, chief financial officer of the Ebby Halliday Companies, which includes three real estate brands, as well as affiliated companies Texas Premier TitleHome Team Insurance and Home Team Mortgage Company.

 

New Cedar Creek Lake Office Coming this Summer

 

Ebby’s Cedar Creek Lake Office will be co-managed by respected industry veterans Malinda Brownlee Howell and Ginger Gill and will ultimately be “home” to approximately 20 Cedar Creek Lake-area residential real estate specialists.

 

New Cedar Creek Lake Office Coming this Summer

 

“Our location on Main Street features a highly visible location and the latest in technology,” says Howell. “It will offer an ideal setting for Associates and clients to meet to discuss residential real estate needs, whether that’s a primary home, a frequently visited second home or an occasional weekend retreat. The lake lifestyle is unique, and whether you are buying or selling, we have found the perfect setting from which to serve the entire Cedar Creek Lake area.”

 

New Cedar Creek Lake Office Coming this Summer

 

“We are assisting clients with one of the most significant transactions of their lifetime,” says Gill. “It is important that we utilize all of the resources we have at our disposal so we can provide the absolute best experience for our valued clients.”

 

New Cedar Creek Lake Office Coming this Summer

 

Gill adds that Cedar Creek Lake-area sellers who list with Ebby benefit from expanded exposure for their properties. In addition to being listed in the local MLS (NAVICA), Ebby Cedar Creek listings will also be in NTREIS, the North Texas MLS. Simply put, Gill says, Ebby’s listings reach more potential buyers – in particular residents of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, who make up the majority of Cedar Creek Lake buyers.

 

New Cedar Creek Lake Office Coming this Summer

 

Ebby’s newest office will be “home” to a stellar team of experienced Cedar Creek Lake agents, according to Howell. “Buying or selling a lake home can be complicated,” she says. “We are thrilled to launch our new Cedar Creek Lake Office with experienced local agents dedicated to outstanding service and exceeding clients’ expectations.”

 

New Cedar Creek Lake Office Coming this Summer

 

For more information on Ebby’s Cedar Creek Lake Office, contact Howell at 469-429-7404 or malindahowell@ebby.com or Gill at 214-572-1060 or gingergill@ebby.com, or visit cedarcreeklake.ebby.com.

 

TOP PHOTO: Shown, from left, are Ginger Gill and Malinda Howell, co-managers of Ebby’s Cedar Creek Lake Office.

PHOTO CREDITS: Daniel Motta