Carolyn Rosson Named President of the Ebby Halliday Companies


Carolyn Rosson has been named President of Brokerage of the Ebby Halliday Companies. Over her 41 years at Ebby Halliday, Rosson has held a variety of leadership positions within the organization. Most recently Rosson served as Senior Vice President, overseeing half of the brokerage’s offices under the Ebby Halliday, Dave Perry-Miller and Williams Trew brands. Prior to that, Rosson led the company’s Southlake office.

As President, Rosson will lead the day to day sales operations of the brokerage, ensuring the company continues to provide its sales associates, buyers and sellers a best in class experience. “I’m honored to lead our teams at the Ebby Halliday Companies and to work even more closely with our talented management team, sales associates and employees at all our brands to better serve our clients and our communities,” said Rosson. Malinda Howell will serve as Senior Vice President of Brokerage under Rosson, overseeing the 35 offices of the Ebby Halliday Companies.

Rosson’s new role comes as part of an announcement that Chief Executive Officer Chris Kelly will have the additional title of Executive Vice President for HomeServices of America, the parent company of the Ebby Halliday Companies.

“Carolyn absolutely lives our mission of People First in all that she does,” says Kelly. “As I take on additional duties for HomeServices, I am confident that Carolyn, along with our executive leadership team, will continue to innovate and thrive in the years ahead.”

In addition to his duties at HomeServices, Kelly will continue to be involved in company activities, including a special focus on continuing the already rapid growth and expansion of the company’s footprint in new markets across Texas and Oklahoma, in close collaboration with Travis Mathews, the Chief Operating Officer of the Ebby Halliday Companies.

About the Ebby Halliday Companies

The Ebby Halliday Companies are celebrating 77 years of serving the real estate needs of its valued clients. It all began in 1945, when one bold woman parlayed her wisdom, generosity, business acumen and endurance into what is today is one of America’s most-respected residential real estate brokerages. 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 by transactions. The Ebby Halliday Companies are proud to offer the most-convenient, full-service residential real estate experience available, with its in-house brands: Prosperity Home Mortgage, Home Team Insurance, Texas Premier Title and HSTX Title.

For more information, visit the award-winning ebby.com.

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Are you searching for a new home? Take a look at some of this week’s fabulous featured properties.

3620 Ranchero Road | Plano | $8,950,000

1724 Placid Oaks Lane | Westlake | $7,499,000

69 Kennington Court | Dallas | $2,499,900

19 Armstrong Drive | Frisco | $2,449,000

426 Roaring Fork Circle | Gordonville | $1,500,000

816 Brett | Allen | $1,395,000

6629 Gaston Avenue | Dallas | $1,329,000

5103 Lincolnshire Court | Dallas | $999,900

3309 Waterford Drive | Rowlett | $997,900

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2508 Beacon Crest Drive | Plano | $4,200,000

3790 Hamilton Heights Avenue | Frisco | $1,799,900

1271 Shelby Lane | Celina | $1,699,999

6917 Forest Glen Drive | Dallas | $1,532,000

13203 Glad Acres Drive | Farmers Branch | $1,450,000

6316 Avalon Woods Drive | McKinney | $750,000

To view more spectacular homes for sale, visit ebby.com.

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1201 Gray Branch Road | McKinney | $11,995,000

6414 Walnut Hill Lane | Preston Hollow | $1,899,000

2 Glenmeadow Court | Dallas | $995,000

102 Veterans Lane | Gun Barrel City | $749,000

6921 Mill Falls Drive | Dallas | $650,000

9209 Heatherdale Drive | Lake Highlands | $635,000

To view more spectacular homes for sale, visit ebby.com.

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Are you searching for a new home? Take a look at some of this week’s fabulous featured properties.

5928 Glendora Avenue | Preston Hollow | $3,900,000

11211 Strait Lane | Dallas | $2,199,900

1501 Stony Trail | Prosper | $1,500,000

7205 Balmoral Drive | Colleyville | $925,000

1320 Brittany Way | Prosper | $899,900

7911 Sarahville Drive | Dallas | $799,000 | OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, May 1 from 2 to 4 p.m. and Sunday, May 2 from 2 to 4 p.m.

3420 Shenandoah Street #3420CE | University Park | $479,999

8921 Vinewood Drive | Dallas | $459,900 | OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, May 1 from 1 to 3 p.m.

To view more spectacular homes for sale, visit ebby.com.

Springtime is the Ideal Time


After cooler-than-normal temperatures, it’s welcome news that we’ll be enjoying temperatures in 70s and 80s this weekend in North Texas.

And, you can bet that with our spring weather potential buyers will increasingly be out and about discovering homes for sale across the region. Not surprisingly, those with the best “curb appeal” are often the first to sell.

Buyers often pass quick judgment on a property based on its drive-up appeal. A small investment in time and money to spruce up your property’s appearance could mean fewer days on the market and a higher sales price.

Below are a few areas in particular on which you should focus:

*  For a burst of color, plant spring flowers.

*  Tidy up your gardens.

*  Remove glass from light fixtures around your home’s front door and clean thoroughly.

*  Wash down your front door. If the sun has faded the paint, consider repainting.

*  Clean and polish your front door’s hardware. Replace it if necessary.

*  Check your house numbers. Are they still in good shape and visible from the street? If not, replace them.

*  Wash the windows. If this isn’t your strong suit, hire a professional.

*  Check your roof to make sure no shingles are missing or damaged.

*  Remove debris from your gutters and drain spouts.

*  Clean your patio furniture. You want potential buyers to be able to visualize your outdoor living area’s potential.

If you’re considering listing your home, contact an Ebby Associate to learn more about how to prepare it to sell in today’s ultra-competitive market and how Ebby Halliday Realtors will market your home, both locally and globally, to produce the most-favorable results for you. To get started, visit the award-winning ebby.com.

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Are you searching for a new home? Take a look at some of this week’s fabulous featured properties.

4728 Stonehearth Place | Dallas | $1,599,000

4609 Augusta Drive | Frisco | $1,350,000

5327 Vanderbilt Avenue | Dallas | $1,265,900

560 S Pearl Expressway | Dallas | $849,000

5505 Ellsworth Avenue | Dallas | $729,000

135 Seaside Drive | Gun Barrel City | $725,000

To view more spectacular homes for sale, visit ebby.com.

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Are you searching for a new home? Take a look at some of this week’s fabulous featured properties.

1808 Watermill Court | Plano | $1,999,000

4010 Chama Street | Prosper | $935,000

5709 Club Hill Circle | Dallas | $899,500

7216 Stonetrail Drive | Dallas | $899,000

3304 Hartford Lane | Frisco | $775,000

10118 Caribou Trail | Dallas | $770,000

7310 Crane Drive | Sachse | $399,900

9600 Livenshire Drive | Dallas | $399,900

3304 Townsend Drive | Dallas | $399,000

To view more spectacular homes for sale, visit ebby.com.

Simple, Fast and Free, New Ebby Halliday Companies Home-Search Apps Now Available


The Ebby Halliday Companies’ brand-new, just-released apps mean your new home could be just a tap away. The Ebby Halliday Companies include Ebby Halliday Realtors, Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and Williams Trew.

“With our new apps, MLS listings across North Texas are in the palm of your hand,” says Travis Mathews, vice president of Strategic Growth & Technology for the Ebby Halliday Companies. “Our primary goal for this release was providing consumers with the most intuitive mobile real estate experience possible.”

Whether they’re shopping by price, location or aesthetics, users of the new Ebby Halliday Realtors, Dave Perry-Miller and Williams Trew apps will find it’s easier than ever to browse homes for sale.

“Our new mobile apps provide access to real-time property information and smart messaging tools,” Mathews says. “They make it easy to connect with your agent from any mobile device, as well as create saved searches and add favorites at your convenience. Simply put, our mobile-first home search with built-in chat makes collaboration fast, easy and fun.”

In addition to the ability to connect anytime, anywhere, the new Ebby Halliday Companies apps offer easy-to-use home-search options, including a Draw Tool that allows you to draw custom boundaries using your finger on a map view to filter available homes within a specific area; a Commute Time feature, in which you can view properties within proximity to your work, daycare or other regularly traveled places; and a Home Scan feature that uses augmented-reality technology to overlay property details through your device’s camera.

“In the mobile world that we live in, simplicity is the name of the game,” says Mathews. “It’s simple to find our apps in the Apple App and Google Play Stores. And perhaps most importantly, it’s extremely simple to navigate the apps themselves. They’re fast, look great, and feature such functions as scheduling a showing and pre-qualifying for a mortgage. All while keeping your agent’s contact information at your fingertips.”

The new Ebby Halliday Companies apps seamlessly integrate with ebby.com, daveperrymiller.com and williamstrew.com, so clients’ accounts, saved searches and favorited properties sync between the apps and websites. The Ebby Halliday Realtors, Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and Williams Trew apps are available on the Apple App Store for iPhone and iPad, and on Google Play for Android devices. Download the apps today for free and experience modern home searching with ease.

With locations across North Texas, the Ebby Halliday Companies include some of the most-respected brands in the country. In addition to its real estate brands, Ebby Halliday Realtors, Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and Williams Trew, its core-services companies include Prosperity Home Mortgage, Home Team Insurance and Texas Premier Title. For more information, visit the award-winning ebby.com.

Jennifer Young Named Sales Leader of Ebby’s Preston Keller Office


Jennifer Young is the new sales leader of Ebby Halliday Realtors’ Preston Keller OfficeChris Kelly, president and chief executive officer of the Ebby Halliday Companies, and Carolyn Rosson, vice president of brokerage, recently made the announcement.

“Jennifer brings a thorough understanding of all aspects of real estate, from marketing and lead generation to coaching agents and teams to reach their full potential,” Kelly says. “She is the ideal person to succeed Vivian Black, who has been an incredible leader of our Preston Keller Office for many years.”

Adds Rosson, “We are very excited to welcome Jennifer to her new role with our Preston Keller Office and we are so grateful for Vivian’s leadership and friendship over the years.”

Black, who recently announced her intention to retire, began her real estate career with Ebby Halliday Realtors in 1991 and has led the Preston Keller Office for 29 years.

“Vivian Black has been an extraordinary example for all of us at the Preston Keller Office and I am grateful for the opportunity to lead an office that is so widely respected,” says Young.  

A graduate of Louisiana State University, Young worked as a registered nurse before becoming a real estate agent in 2014. When she moved to Dallas from Louisiana her Realtor was Mike Harvey. Young says Harvey, with his enthusiasm for real estate, convinced her to become an agent. She joined The Harvey Team in 2014, and when the team moved to Ebby in 2015 she joined them in the Preston Keller Office.

“I knew I could learn so much from working with Mike and Pam Harvey,” Young says. “They are so widely admired and respected. Both Mike and Pam have been great mentors and so helpful to me over the years.”

Young says while learning the real estate business from Mike and Pam, she began to notice how much she also enjoys teaching and mentoring. 

“I’m a servant leader at heart,” she says. “As a former nurse, I love to take care of people and I get a lot of joy from watching others succeed. I’m excited about growing our Preston Keller Office to the next level and I am very much looking forward to working with each of our agents on their business plans and helping them achieve their goals.”

Young and her husband, Chris, are the proud parents of four children, ages 16 to 21. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time outdoors, volunteering in the community and cheering on the LSU Tigers. 

“I am honored and excited to take on this leadership role,” Young says. “I’m looking forward to continuing to build on our Preston Keller Office’s extraordinary success and growing our brand as the Ebby Halliday Companies celebrate 75 years of serving North Texas.”

For more information on Ebby’s Preston Keller Office, visit ebby.com. To contact Jennifer Young, email jenniferyoung@ebby.com.