Two Ebby Groups Named Among Tops in U.S.


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The O’Gorman Group and the Paulette Greene Group of Ebby Halliday Realtors were recently named to the 2014 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: Top Individuals by Transaction Sides, Top Individuals by Sales Volume, Top Teams by Transaction Sides, and Top Teams by Sales Volume.

 

The O’Gorman Group, led by Preston Keller Associate Cindy O’Gorman, ranked No. 48 on the Teams by Sales Volume List. The O’Gorman Group also ranked 227 on the Top Teams by Sides list, which are based on 2013 sales. The Paulette Greene Group, led by Frisco Associate Paulette Greene, ranked No. 144 on the Teams by Sales Volume list.

 

The Cindy O’Gorman Group sold $146,319,408 in residential real estate in 2013. The group was involved in 257 transaction sides. The Paulette Greene Group sold $97,163,827 in residential real estate during the same period.

 

“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.”

 

 

Summer Essentials For Your Home


Summertime brings an array of occasions, opportunities and excuses to spruce up your home – both inside and out. Whether you’re hosting an alfresco fete under the stars, attending a Fourth of July pool party, or perfecting your landscaping, the home and garden experts at Nicholson-Hardie have the perfect must-have gifts and green-thumb tools. In the summer edition of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living, the luxury home magazine of the Ebby Halliday Companies, the nursery and garden center’s experts reveal some of their top choices.

 

Six-inch Pot of Mixed Succulents

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Featuring a rainbow of rich greens and unique textures, a potted succulent is an ideal contemporary centerpiece for an outdoor table.  $14.99

 

Dramm Pistol Grip Water Nozzle

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Gardening is a breeze with this nine-way adjustable water nozzle that enables green-thumbs to mist and spray to their hearts content.  $18.99

 

La Cadeaux Melamine Dinnerware

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Brings indoor elegance to your alfresco celebrations with gorgeous unbreakable Melamine dinnerware.  From $14.95

 

Campo de’ Fiori Moss Pot

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Authentic, naturally aged terra cotta planters represent the perfect accent to a living room or terrace.  $90 – $185

 

Visit grandviemagazine.com to discover more summer essentials as well as many of the most spectacular homes currently for sale in Dallas-Fort Worth and beyond.

 

 

Harold Leidner Talks Outdoor Living


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Stunning outdoor living areas create an ideal backyard spot for dining al fresco, lounging poolside, enjoying conversations and cocktails, or indulging in quiet time. The layout and features of an outdoor space are as unique as any home, however each one shares a common thread: they were created to be comfortable, functional, relaxing retreats that bring the indoors out.

 

In the brand-new summer edition of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living magazine, the luxury home publication of the Ebby Halliday Companies, we sat down with renowned landscape architect Harold Leidner to learn about current trends in outdoor living, and how to design the perfect space. Leidner’s comments offer insight into how landscaping and outdoor amenities will often distinguish a property from others and allow it to sell faster.

 

GV: In your opinion, what does the perfect outdoor living space include?

 

HL: Whether it is a simple patio for outdoor dining or an elaborate pool and cabana, if it attracts friends and family it will likely be considered a great space and will add value to your property. Sure bets for Texas would be a shade structure with an outdoor kitchen and dining area adjacent to a luxury pool with mature planting and trees.

 

GV: What tips do you have for someone designing an outdoor living space?

 

HL: We would suggest taking a realistic look at your lifestyle and how you would like to use the garden and outdoor space. Find the things that will draw you and your family into the outdoors for both active and relaxing times.

 

To read more of our recent conversation with Harold Leidner, click here.

 

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