Local Experts With Global Reach


Local Experts With Global Reach

 

Ebby Halliday Realtors and its sales associates possess a unique understanding of the global real estate market. This understanding is a result of our affiliation with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, a network of premier real estate brokers in nearly 50 countries, and its luxury division, Luxury Portfolio International.

 

When marketing a luxury home such as the commanding Mediterranean estate at 5830 Falls Road in Preston Hollow, Ebby agents tap the network of Luxury Portfolio International members and utilize its website, LuxuryPortfolio.com, to expose listings to buyers across the globe.

 

By showcasing luxury listings on LuxuryPortfolio.com, Ebby agents leverage the strength of a website that consistently ranks at the top of Google search results and has more $1 million-plus properties than any other luxury real estate network.

 

The beautiful estate home at 5830 Falls Road is one of many Ebby listings that receive extensive marketing exposure through Luxury Portfolio International. This extraordinary property, offered for $5,250,000, is listed with Patricia Stampley. Let’s take a closer look.

 

Local Experts With Global Reach

 

Local Experts With Global Reach

 

Local Experts With Global Reach

Local Experts With Global Reach

Local Experts With Global Reach

Local Experts With Global Reach

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Local Experts With Global Reach

Local Experts With Global Reach

Local Experts With Global Reach

Local Experts With Global Reach

Local Experts With Global Reach

For more information on 5830 Falls Road, contact Patricia Stampley at 972-741-0770 or stampley@ont.com. To see more extraordinary homes across Dallas-Fort Worth and across the world, visit LuxuryPortolio.com.

 

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Top 5 Tips for House Hunters


Top 5 Tips for House Hunters

 

When shopping for a new home, it’s easy to get swept away by a property’s most charming characteristics — and to play down important things you may regret later. Define your priorities early on to streamline the house-hunting process.

 

Below are five tips to help you stay organized and focused:

 

Location matters.  Location is a key consideration when choosing a home, and there are multiple factors that can affect your decision. Just a few of these include schools, commute times to work, and local amenities such as nearby restaurants, shopping and attractions.

 

List your priorities. You’ll save hours of shopping for a home if you list what you need and want in a home ahead of time. Zero in on the features you must have, would like to have, would prefer not to have — and definitely don’t want.

 

Get pre-approved for a mortgage. How much you can pay for a home is a function of your income, creditworthiness, interest rates, the type of loan and how much cash you have for the down payment and closing costs. Rather than guessing, ask a mortgage banker to give you a full assessment and a pre-approval letter stating how much you’re qualified to borrow. A great place to start is at Home Team Mortgage, Ebby Halliday’s affiliated mortgage company.

 

Use a checklist. Touring multiple properties is a confusing experience for most buyers. Rather than trying to rely on your memory, make notes about the homes you visit. Turn your priorities into a personalized home-shopping checklist and use it to track features of each property.

 

Relax.  Buying a home is a major life-altering event, but it’s not worth getting too stressed out. As with all major occasions in life, it’s important to keep the experience in perspective.

 

Today’s homebuyers have access to a wealth of information, but may not have a way to tailor it to their needs. That’s where a real estate professional can save you a great deal of time and money. To find just the right agent for your real estate needs and to view properties for sale in North Texas, visit the award-winning ebby.com. For information on loan pre-approval, visit hometeammortgage.info.

 

 

Exceptional Opportunity in Dallas’ Greenway Parks


Exceptional Opportunity in Beautiful Greenway Parks

 

Dallas has a lot of great neighborhoods. Among the most unique is Greenway Parks, a pedestrian-oriented neighborhood featuring parks and greenbelts throughout. Designated a Conservation District, Greenway Parks was named one of Texas’ 25 Best Places by the Texas Society of Architects.

 

Located in this treasured North Texas neighborhood is Joe Kobell’s newly listed property at 5343 Wenonah Drive. This exceptional residence is situated on a wooded approximately one-half-acre lot – one of the largest in Greenway Parks – and features four bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths, a living room with fireplace, a dining room, a family room, a study, and guest quarters. Bleached white oak hardwood flooring is present throughout the residence.

 

“This attractive, clean-lined home has a smart floor plan with spacious rooms and ideal light for the collector of art,” says Mr. Kobell. “This is a house that truly is a home.”

 

See it for yourself this Sunday, March 6, from 2 to 4 p.m.

 

For more information on 5343 Wenonah Drive, click here. Contact Mr. Kobell at 214-802-4433 or joekobell@ebby.com.

 

Exceptional Opportunity in Beautiful Greenway Parks

Exceptional Opportunity in Beautiful Greenway Parks

Exceptional Opportunity in Beautiful Greenway Parks

Exceptional Opportunity in Beautiful Greenway Parks

Exceptional Opportunity in Beautiful Greenway Parks

Exceptional Opportunity in Beautiful Greenway Parks

Exceptional Opportunity in Beautiful Greenway Parks

Exceptional Opportunity in Beautiful Greenway Parks

 

 

 

 

Buying or Selling a Home is Life-Changing


 

Buying or Selling a Home is Life-Changing

 

Ebby Halliday, the founder of Ebby Halliday Realtors and an icon in the real estate industry, famously said, “The Constitution of the United States guarantees your right to own the land under your feet, to sell, and to develop it. Whether you want to become an investor, a real estate agent, or a homeowner, real estate is the basis of the American dream.”

 

Ebby passed away in late 2015 at the age of 104 but that sentiment is still central to our core mission of transforming and elevating the home buying and selling process into the wonderful life-changing experience it can be.

 

Most of our clients don’t buy and sell homes very often. It’s relatively unknown territory to them. But it’s our native territory, since 1945. We know the landscape. There’s no trail we haven’t been down before. We are here to help you fully experience one of the biggest, most joyful events of your life.

 

We’re not going to sugarcoat it: Buying or selling a home can be complicated, sometimes very complicated. Fortunately an Ebby Halliday Realtor is here to guide you through the process.

 

It’s also true that in today’s hyper-competitive North Texas real estate market it’s more important than ever to choose the right agent for your needs. To get started, visit ebby.com.

 

 

7 Etiquette Rules Every Home Seller Should Know


 

7 Etiquette Rules Every Home Seller Should Know

 

If you’re trying to sell your home, you’ve probably scrutinized it, staged it, and scrubbed it down as if the folks from Architectural Digest were stopping by for a cover shoot. OK, so it’s in immaculate shape — but your home isn’t the only thing under scrutiny here. You are, too. That’s right: No matter how nice your home is, your behavior can also affect how buyers feel about making an offer.

 

Below are seven etiquette rules sellers should follow to show their home —and themselves — in the best possible light.

 

Leave — Sure, you’re dying to know if prospective buyers will love what you’ve done with the kitchen, but Realtors agree that sellers should not be there lurking in the shadows during an open house or showing.

 

Take your pets with you — You may think Zoey is the cutest dog ever, but not everyone is likely to share that opinion. In addition to having allergies, some home shoppers may not be in the market for a run-in with an animal they don’t know.

 

Move your car — Make it easy for visitors to park and view your home. No one likes parking issues. Having them is a sure way to get a viewing off to a bad start.

 

Offer some refreshments — House hunters can get tired and parched. You can help. Putting out a few small bottled waters in a bowl of ice is always appreciated, along with some light, easy grab-and-go sort of refreshments like mints or cookies.

 

Be patient waiting for feedback­ — Of course, you’re dying to know what buyers thought of your home, but that information may not flow back to you instantaneously. It’s reasonable to ask for feedback from your Realtor after the showing, but understand it may take a day or two for the buyer’s agent to respond.

 

Don’t be greedy — Who doesn’t want top dollar for their home? But an unwillingness to negotiate can kill a possible deal and keep your home on the market long after you were hoping to be unpacking at your new place.

 

Listen to the professionals ­­— If your Realtor has some suggestions for improvements that may help sell your home faster, take them to heart but don’t take them personally. Keep emotions out and listen to what a licensed, trained, professional has to say about your house.

 

To find the right agent for your residential real estate needs, visit the website voted one of the industry’s best by the Web Marketing Association, ebby.com.

International Network Offers Advantages


International Network Offers Advantages

 

Selecting representation when buying or selling a luxury property is critical to your experience and success. Ebby Halliday Realtors offers clients whose homes are priced at $750,000 and above the advantages of its affiliation with Luxury Portfolio International, the luxury marketing arm of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World network.

 

Luxury Portfolio International is a unified collection of the world’s most experienced, visible and highly regarded experts in luxury real estate marketing over 35,000 properties annually on the award-winning luxuryportfolio.com and in prestigious publications around the globe.  Luxury Portfolio markets more $1 million-plus listings than any other luxury real estate network.

 

Luxury Portfolio offers sellers extensive search engine and social media strategies – ensuring their luxury listing is in front of today’s sophisticated consumers where and when they are searching. In addition to leveraging social media platforms, Luxury Portfolio utilizes international partner websites, such as juwai.com, which reaches beyond the Great Firewall of China to target the wealthy Chinese buyer, and wallstreetjournal.com, to reach affluent online viewers. Each property on luxuryportfolio.com is translated to nine languages and 60-plus currencies, which results in consumers visiting the site from almost every country each month.

 

Simply put, sellers who list with Ebby Halliday significantly increase the chances of attracting a qualified buyer to their luxury home due to our affiliation with Luxury Portfolio International. For buyers, finding a home is a personal process of discovery, and Ebby Halliday Realtors and the accomplished global network of Luxury Portfolio brokers is ready to assist in the journey. Explore luxury properties around the world at luxuryportfolio.com.

 

Learn more about Ebby Halliday Realtors, its Associates and all of its listings at the award-winning ebby.com.

 

PHOTOS: Built in 2014, the stunning four-bedroom home at 3826 Medallion Lane in Dallas is offered by Ebby’s Karen Keegan for $1,649,000.

 

International Network Offers Advantages

International Network Offers Advantages

International Network Offers Advantages

International Network Offers Advantages

International Network Offers Advantages

International Network Offers Advantages

 

Home Amenities Likely to Grow in Demand


Home Amenities Likely to Grow in Demand

 

Some amenities that homebuyers now consider “nice-to-have” may soon move into the “must-have” category. Below are three that experts say are likely to grow in demand among home shoppers:

 

Smart homes – More homes will be controlled via a smart phone or tablet in the coming years. Appliances and home systems can be turned on, off, or programmed via mobile devices. Smart refrigerators are emerging that have built-in apps that can even create grocery shopping lists and smart ovens can be remotely controlled to start dinner or check on the status of what’s cooking.

 

Stainless-steel alternatives – Stainless-steel appliances have long dominated but some homebuyers are seeking alternatives. White ice and slate are increasingly popular. Slate is being touted as an easy choice to blend in with other black, white, or stainless steel finishes. It can resist fingerprints and washes easily too.

 

Energy efficiency Many buyers place a premium on finding a home with energy-efficient, cost-effective appliances. Energy Star-qualified appliances use up to 50% less energy than older counterparts. Also gaining popularity are smarter appliances, including dishwashers that can determine the appropriate cycle length and water temperature as well as washers that extract more water from laundry during the spin cycle so the dryer has less to do.

 

Game On: Add Luxury to Your Game Room


Everyone loves a good game room for taking in the sights and sounds of fall football. Just because your room is sporty, doesn’t mean it should be without luxury. Add these products to your game-watching space to score style points.

 

Add Luxury to Your Game Room

Bar Cabinet

IBB Design Fine Furnishings

IBBDesign.com

 

 

mortetenonleatherlounge

James Chaise Lounge

Mortise & Tenon Handmade Furniture

MortiseTenon.com

 

Add Luxury to Your Game Room

Acacia Rectangle Tray

Mark and Graham

MarkAndGraham.com

 

Add Luxury to Your Game Room

Buffalo Check Throw

Faribault Woolen Mill Co.

FaribaultMill.com

 

Add Luxury to Your Game Room

Sven Oxford Blue Chair

Bryght

Bryght.com

 

For more luxurious game room ideas, check out the brand-new Fall/Winter edition of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living, North Texas’ premier luxury home publication.

Now Arriving: Grand Vie Luxury in Living


Now Arriving: Grand Vie Luxury in Living

 

We’re excited to announce that the fall/winter 2015 issue of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living magazine is out and is now being direct-mailed to almost 60,000 luxury homes across Dallas-Fort Worth.

 

Grand Vie is the luxury home publication of Ebby Halliday Realtors and the newest member of the Ebby Halliday Companies, Fort Worth-based Williams Trew Real Estate. It’s the only magazine that covers the full breadth of the luxury home market in North Texas and includes two beautiful versions: East and West, depending upon which side of the Trinity River you reside.

 

In addition to featuring extraordinary luxury properties, the 18th edition of Grand Vie offers plenty of interesting editorial content, including a special section for farm & ranch properties; “Houses of Art,” showcasing some of the area’s top cultural events of the season; fall-inspired recipes from local celebrity chefs Kirstyn Brewer of Victor Tangos and Blaine Staniford of Grace Restaurant; and LuxeTrends, showcasing a collection of the latest luxury lifestyle must-haves. Also in the fall/winter edition: Real estate insider Candy Evans’ take on the North Texas ranch market.

 

We’re confident you’re going to love the fall/winter 2015 edition of Grand Vie as much as we loved putting it together for you. See it all now at grandviemagazine.com.

Fifty Years of Style


Fifty Years of Style

 

NorthPark Center turns 50 on Wednesday. At a time when many malls are struggling, this Dallas icon is at the top of its game.

 

NorthPark is among the top dozen malls in the U.S. Its sales are trending at $1.3 billion this year, or almost $1,100 a square foot, according to a recent Dallas Morning News story. That’s more than twice as productive as the average U.S. regional mall.

 

Known for its artwork, NorthPark has an art director on staff and more than 50 original pieces on display. Landscaping is another major differentiator for NorthPark, which spends two to three times what a typical mall might spend on landscaping.

 

The finest retail, restaurants and entertainment, world-class art and a one-of-a-kind cultural experience in a truly unique setting – the difference is evident to all who visit this Mid-Century treasure in the heart of Dallas.

 

Happy Birthday to NorthPark. We’re already looking forward to the next 50 years.

 

Photos courtesy of NorthParkCenter.com