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The Ebby Halliday Family of Companies was extremely well represented at this week’s MetroTex Association of Realtors Annual Installation & Awards Ceremony.


James Martin from Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s InTown Office was presented with the Lois Hair Bernays Award. The award is presented annually to a Realtor who exemplifies the highest qualities of the real estate profession. Finalists for the award included Carrie Hill, also of the InTown Office.


Malinda Brownlee Howell, sales manager of Ebby’s 190 – Richardson Office and co-sales manager of the firm’s new Cedar Creek Lake Office, was a finalist for the Easterwood Cup, the Association’s highest honor for a Realtor member who is a manager/broker/corporate executive or owner. It recognizes outstanding service to the real estate profession, the community and the MetroTex Association of Realtors.


The 2018 MetroTex Association Officers include Immediate Past President James Martin from Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s InTown Office. Directors serving in 2018-19 include Johnny Mowad of Ebby’s Preston Center Office, Alicia Schroeder of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s InTown Office, Kristin Smith of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s Park Cities Office and Ronda Needham of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s Highland Park Office.


Congratulations and thank you to each award winner, nominee, officer and director. Your service to the real estate industry makes all of us proud to be part of the Ebby Halliday Family of Companies.

Santa Cops Toy Drive Under Way

Santa Cops Toy Drive Under Way

At Ebby Halliday Realtors, we’re proud to serve as a drop-off location for the 2017 Santa Cops toy drive. The drive continues through December 13.


In 1984, Dallas Police officers created and developed Santa Cops, a program designed to assist members of the community who have been victims of crime.


The Santa Cops program has assisted over 10,000 families throughout the years. In recent years, the program has been able to help more than 600 families annually.


The Santa Cops project typically delivers the fruits of its efforts on the Saturday before Christmas to the citizens of Dallas. The best part? Watching children’s faces when officers bring toys to their home.


Items needed:

*  new, unwrapped toys for children of all ages

*  new or lightly used books

*  diapers

*  new blankets, robes, slippers


Santa Cops often needs gifts for older kids. Suggested items:

*  sports items (basketballs, footballs, soccer balls, bean bag toss sets, etc.)

*  bath gift sets

*  arts & crafts items

*  board games

*  age-appropriate books

*  skateboards

*  bicycles

*  bicycle helmets


You’re encouraged to drop by the corporate office of Ebby Halliday Realtors at 4445 Sigma Road near the Galleria between the hours of 9 to 5, Monday through Friday, through December 13, to donate items to the 2017 Santa Cops toy drive. This simple act of kindness is sure to make your holiday season brighter!

Tom Landry Classic Awards Scholarships


Tom Landry Classic Awards Scholarships


After legendary Dallas Cowboys Head Coach Tom Landry’s passing in 2000, the “Tom Landry Classic” was created to honor his legacy. For 17 years now, “the Classic” has had strong ties to North Texas high school football programs and awarded scholarships to the participating schools’ student-athletes. Although the games are played in the fall, the culmination of the Tom Landry Classic is in the spring when a banquet is held to honor scholarship winners.


On April 24, Ebby Halliday Realtors presented its 2016-2017 scholarship winner, Courtney Reid, at the Classic’s annual banquet. It marked the 17th time in as many years that Ebby Halliday has supported the Tom Landry Classic.


Scholarship applicants must exhibit Landry-like characteristics and are selected on the basis of three criteria: academic excellence, community service and leadership.


“Tom Landry was a man of faith and family, which he valued even more than his highly successful 29-year coaching career, and scholarship recipients like Courtney truly excel in balancing those qualities,” says Mary Frances Burleson, president and CEO of Ebby Halliday Realtors.


Courtney, who will graduate from Lovejoy High School in late May, is a member of the Lovejoy Band and has completed more than 100 hours of community service at The Samaritan Inn and the Allen Animal Shelter while in high school. She is an AP Scholar with Distinction, a member of the National Honor Society, a writer for her school’s newspaper, and a member of the speech and debate team. She will attend Texas A&M University and major in Forensic and Investigative Sciences.


Courtney received a commemorative crystal award from Ms. Burleson at the scholarship banquet.


“This event — more specifically, this banquet — allows us to pass on the wonderful legacy of Tom Landry to a whole new generation of young people,” says Tom Landry Classic Executive Director Kris Cumnock.


“Ebby Halliday Realtors was founded on three principles of service: service to our clients, service to our industry and service to our community,” says Burleson. “We are very proud to support the Tom Landry Classic scholarship program and to be part of an organization that places service to others at the forefront of everything we do.”



PHOTO: President & CEO of Ebby Halliday Realtors Mary Frances Burleson and scholarship recipient Courtney Reid

Team Ebby Assists Victims of Tornadoes

Team Ebby Assists Victims of Tornadoes


Yesterday members of Ebby offices located across North Texas assisted Operation Blessing in cleaning up neighborhoods affected by the tornadoes that struck the Dallas area on December 26.


“We had approximately 80 Ebby agents, as well as Texas Premier Title and Home Team Insurance staff in attendance,” says Malinda Howell, sales manager of Ebby’s 190-Richardson Office.


Groups of volunteers removed debris, including broken glass, nails and shingles, and helped remove fences and soiled carpeting, as well as overall cleanup. Ebby’s team of volunteers also canvassed neighborhoods, seeking out homeowners to determine what additional assistance they need.


“I have seen tornado damage in the past, but as we drove into the neighborhood, I was shocked at the devastation and total losses for so many families,” says Kristi Davis, sales manager of Ebby’s Irving/Las Colinas/Coppell Office. “It was such a privilege to help in some small way for the families that have lost all and still have so much ahead of them as they regain their lives, memories, and rebuild.”


Adds Bill Tucker, sales manager of Ebby’s Preston Plano Parkway Office, “It was a very moving, but rewarding experience. Yesterday was my second time out, and we worked in the same neighborhood in Rowlett. I remember that area well from my days as an agent. I was impressed with the turnout and everyone worked hard. We all went home very tired.”


Operation Blessing International is a nonprofit humanitarian organization dedicated to alleviating human need and suffering in the United States and around the world. Operation Blessing provides strategic relief in 37 countries on an ongoing basis through core programs such as disaster relief, health and medical care, hunger relief, vulnerable children and orphan care, safe water and community development.


Team Ebby Assists Victims of Tornadoes