Luxury Portfolio International Magazine Delivers

Luxury Portfolio Magazine Delivers

The new issue of Luxury Portfolio Magazine includes over 160 pages of the hottest trends in luxury real estate, travel, design and more. Individual property features include Ebby agent Kay Weeks’ spectacular Royal Lane listing, Jan Chavoya’s Stonebriar Village listing, Sherry Smith‘s Bells, Texas country estate, a horticulture wonderland in the Texas Hill Country, a Spanish mission estate in Bellevue Hill, Sydney, Australia, a modern penthouse in Lugano, Switzerland, Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch in Los Olivos, California and a masterfully designed New England estate in Topsfield, Massachusetts.


Additionally, the new magazines addresses two financial topics relevant to today’s high-net-worth: a look at affluent U.S. homebuyers investing abroad and a discussion on wealth management and how the family office is impacting the high-net-worth today. It also delivers a rundown of the finest olive oil tasting tours around the world and takes a look at the spirit of cities observing unique urban dwellings.


Click here to view a digital version of the Luxury Portfolio Magazine.

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,

Dallas Leads Nation in Home Price Gains

The Dallas area had the largest year-over-year home price rise in the country in October – up 9.1 percent from the year before, according to a just-released report from CoreLogic Inc. Nationwide, prices were up 6.8 percent from October 2014.





Determining your home’s market value is a job for a properly educated real estate professional. If you’re considering offering your home for sale, contact an Ebby agent to determine the current value of your property. To get started, visit the website voted one of the industry’s best by the Web Marketing Association,

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 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, which reaches beyond the Great Firewall of China to target the wealthy Chinese buyer, and, to reach affluent online viewers. Each property on 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


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


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


Fall: The Coziest Season of Them All

With the days getting shorter and the temperatures getting cooler, it’s time to spend a little more time inside. The new fall/winter edition of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living highlights a few products that prove you don’t need a full overhaul to take your home from summer to fall.



Velvet Ottomans

IBB Design Fine Furnishings


Axis Lumbar Pillow

Laurier Blanc



Leather Log Basket

Life Of Riley



Miya Company Sendan Tokus Salad Plate




Jo Malone London Pomegranate Noir Diffuser

Neiman Marcus



To see more fantastic fall-inspired products as well as some of the most extraordinary homes currently for sale in North Texas and beyond, click here.

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




James Chaise Lounge

Mortise & Tenon Handmade Furniture


Add Luxury to Your Game Room

Acacia Rectangle Tray

Mark and Graham


Add Luxury to Your Game Room

Buffalo Check Throw

Faribault Woolen Mill Co.


Add Luxury to Your Game Room

Sven Oxford Blue Chair



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

Cowboys Kick-Off Event Supports Deserving Students


Cowboys Kick-Off Event Supports Deserving Students


At Ebby Halliday, we’re big on little folks and the communities they create. We’re also proud to have been a return sponsor of the Dallas Cowboys Kickoff Luncheon benefiting the Dallas Cowboys Courage House at Happy Hill Farm.


AT&T Stadium in Arlington was the place to be yesterday afternoon as the playing field at Jerry World hosted hundreds for the annual luncheon benefiting The Dallas Cowboys Courage House at Happy Hill Farm. The event was attended by the entire Dallas Cowboys organization, Happy Hill Farm students and supporters from throughout the North Texas region.


Happy Hill Farm is a 500-acre farm that is home to North Central Texas Academy, an independent, accredited, coeducational, interdenominational college-preparatory, day, boarding and international school near Granbury. Boys and girls ages 5 to 18 live, work and study at Happy Hill Farm, which accepts no federal or state funding.


Traditionally, more than 90 percent of North Central Texas Academy’s budget has come from donations within the private community from caring individuals, corporations and foundations. The Academy seeks out underserved students and provides scholarships in order that these highly motivated boys and girls receive the opportunity to learn, commit, grow, and eventually assume positions of responsibility and leadership in society.


For many years Happy Hill Farm Academy has been near and dear to the Ebby Halliday Companies. The Ebby Halliday Library is located at Happy Hill’s new academic complex.


To learn more about Happy Hill Farm, visit


Cowboys Kick-Off Event Supports Deserving Students


Cowboys Kick-Off Event Supports Deserving Students

Cowboys Kick-Off Event Supports Deserving Students

Cowboys Kick-Off Event Supports Deserving Students

Cowboys Kick-Off Event Supports Deserving Students

Cowboys Kick-Off Event Supports Deserving Students

Cowboys Kick-Off Event Supports Deserving Students


Cowboys Kick-Off Event Supports Deserving Students

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.


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