PSO’s EncoreYouth Program Educates, Inspires


 

PSO’s EncoreYouth Program Educates, Inspires

 

The Plano Symphony Orchestra’s EncoreYouth program inspires, educates, entertains and involves children and youth in the enjoyment of great music. At Ebby Halliday Realtors, we’re proud to be the title sponsor of this innovative arts initiative.

 

The EncoreYouth program includes a School Concert Education Program, a Young Artists Competition, the very popular “Instrument Petting Zoo” and the Family Symphony Sunday Series.  To learn more about how you and your children can get involved, visit encoreyouthmusic.com.

 

In addition to our sponsorship of this great program, we’re also proud to have served the residential real estate needs of Collin County since 1971, when Ebby personally opened a one-room office in Plano. We now have nine offices serving Collin County: 190 – Richardson, Allen, Campbell/Coit, Frisco, McKinney, Plano, Plano/Willow Bend, Preston Keller and Preston Plano Parkway. Our commitment to this extraordinary part of North Texas is stronger than ever.

 

Let us know how we can assist with your Collin County real estate needs. We’d be honored to help you achieve your goals! To get started, visit the award-winning ebby.com.

Duncanville Rolls Out The Red Carpet


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For the third year in a row, Ebby Halliday Realtors is sponsoring the full season of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s DSO on the GO performance series, which brings the world-renowned orchestra to concert halls and churches across North Texas.

 

On Thursday, May 12, at 7:30 p.m., the Dallas Symphony presents Symphonic Oscars, rolling out the red carpet for your favorite movie scores from JawsGone with the WindBreakfast at Tiffany’s and many more. The performance takes place at Duncanville High School, 900 W. Camp Wisdom Road, in Duncanville.

 

General admission tickets are $19 at mydso.com and student tickets are just $9 when you use promo code STUTIXDUN at checkout.

 

Enjoy the show!

 

Dallas Symphony Orchestra Arrives in Frisco May 7


Dallas Symphony Orchestra Arrives in Frisco May 7

 

For the third year in a row, Ebby Halliday Realtors is sponsoring the full season of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s DSO on the GO performance series, which brings the world-renowned orchestra to concert halls and churches across North Texas.

 

On Saturday, May 7, at 6:30 p.m., the Dallas Symphony presents Latin Fiesta, an evening of passionate tangoes, blazing dances and pulsating rhythms inspired by Latin America. The performance takes place at Stonebriar Community Church, 4801 Legendary Drive, in Frisco. Ticket are only $19 at mydso.com.

Thrift Studio 2016 Pops Up


Thrift Studio 2016 Pops Up

 

Service to the community is one of the founding principles of Ebby Halliday Realtors. As part of our commitment to the entire North Texas community, we’re proud to have been a sponsor of Dwell with Dignity’s Thrift Studio Preview Party last night in the Dallas Design District.

 

Dwell with Dignity is a nonprofit group of interior designers and volunteers dedicated to creating soothing, inspiring homes for those who are struggling. At the core of their being is the belief that if they can change a person’s surroundings, they can change that person’s outlook on life. We couldn’t agree more.

 

Thrift Studio is a 30-day pop-up shop created to provide financial viability and fundraising for Dwell with Dignity through selling donated furniture, housewares, accessories and high-end designer finds to the public. The Thrift Studio pop-up shop is open today through May 7. Please join us in supporting this important cause in our community. For details, visit ThriftStudio.com.

 

 

 

 

 

PSO’s EncoreYouth Program Educates, Inspires


Proud to Sponsor Plano Symphony’s EncoreYouth Program

 

The Plano Symphony Orchestra’s EncoreYouth program inspires, educates, entertains and involves children and youth in the enjoyment of great music. At Ebby Halliday Realtors, we’re proud to be the title sponsor of this innovative arts initiative.

 

The EncoreYouth program includes a School Concert Education Program, a Young Artists Competition, the very popular “Instrument Petting Zoo” and the Family Symphony Sunday Series.  To learn more about how you and your family can get involved, visit encoreyouthmusic.com.

 

In addition to our sponsorship of this great program, we’re also proud to have served the residential real estate needs of Collin County since 1971, when Ebby personally opened a one-room office in Plano. We now have nine offices serving Collin County: 190 – Richardson, Allen, Campbell/Coit, Frisco, McKinney, Plano, Plano/Willow Bend, Preston Keller and Preston Plano Parkway. Our commitment to this extraordinary part of North Texas is stronger than ever.

 

Let us know how we can assist with your Collin County real estate needs. We’d be honored to help you achieve your goals! To get started, visit the award-winning 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.

Escadrille to March in Tournament of Roses Parade


Escadrille to March in Tournament of Roses Parade

The Allen High School Escadrille will perform in the 2016 Tournament of Roses Parade on January 1 in Pasadena, Calif. At Ebby Halliday Realtors, we’re proud to be a Diamond-level sponsor of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for these more than 700 exceptional band students.

 

Members of the Allen Eagle Escadrille are passionate about music, committed to their rigorous schedule, competitive and driven to maintain their title as “The Biggest Band in the Land.” As the premier residential real estate company serving Allen, we’re thrilled for these students and the city of Allen, and excited about the attention this event will bring the community at the national level.

 

The theme of the 2016 Tournament of Roses Parade is “Find Your Adventure.” We’re confident that this trip will be an adventure to remember.

 

Ebby Halliday Realtors is proud to have served the residential real estate needs of Collin County since 1971, when Ebby personally opened a one-room office in the area. We now have nine offices serving Collin County: 190@JupiterAllenCampbell/CoitFriscoMcKinneyPlanoPlano/Willow BendPreston Keller and Preston Plano Parkway. Our commitment to this extraordinary part of North Texas is stronger than ever.

 

DSO Christmas Spectacular Comes to Oak Cliff


DSO Christmas Spectacular Comes to Oak Cliff

 

Looking for a little holiday cheer?

 

You’re invited to experience DSO on the GO’s “Organ and Brass Christmas” December 10 at 7:30 p.m. at Cliff Temple Baptist Church as the Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents a brass and percussion holiday concert extravaganza specially arranged for the church, located at 125 Sunset Ave. in Oak Cliff.

 

General admission tickets, available at DallasSymphony.com, are only $19. Student tickets are just $9 when you enter promo code BRASSYSTU at checkout.

 

This year marks the third in a row that Ebby Halliday Realtors has sponsored the full season of the DSO on the GO performance series, which brings the world-renowned Dallas Symphony to concert halls and churches across North Texas.

Children’s Health Holiday Parade is December 5


Children’s Health Holiday Parade is December 5

 

Mostly sunny skies are in the forecast for the 28th-annual Children’s Health Holiday Parade in Dallas! The iconic parade takes place downtown at 10 a.m. this Saturday, December 5, to ring in the holiday season.

 

We’re proud to again be a sponsor of this much-anticipated community event. Look for Associates and staff members from throughout Ebby Halliday Realtors as they man a giant inflatable Shrek balloon at this year’s parade.

 

The Children’s Health Holiday Parade traditionally draws crowds of more than 400,000 people and is syndicated throughout the United States to more than 100 million homes. The parade supports Children’s Health’s mission to make life better for children in North Texas.

 

The parade is free and open to the public; sidewalk seating is available along the route. Tickets for reserved bleacher seating on Commerce Street are available for purchase on the event’s website. For more information, a parade map, or to purchase reserved seating, visit childrens.com/parade.

 

PHOTOS: 2014 Dallas Children’s Health Holiday Parade, Stacey Verbeek, photographer

 

Children’s Health Holiday Parade is December 5

Children’s Health Holiday Parade is December 5

Children’s Health Holiday Parade is December 5

Children’s Health Holiday Parade is December 5

Children’s Health Holiday Parade is December 5

Children’s Health Holiday Parade is December 5

Children’s Health Holiday Parade is December 5

Children’s Health Holiday Parade is December 5

Children’s Health Holiday Parade is December 5

Adopt an Angel in Our Community


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Recently members of Ebby Halliday Realtors Corporate Office gathered for an early Thanksgiving-style lunch and to launch our annual Adopt an Angel drive benefiting Communities In Schools, Dallas Region. Staff members, many of whom have supported Ebby Halliday Elementary in South Dallas since its inception, took the opportunity to “adopt” the school’s students to ensure they have gifts of their own this holiday season.

 

Communities In Schools, which surrounds students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life, holds true to a couple of simple, yet important, core values:

*  Children come first

*  Education is key to success in life

 

These fundamental values are very much in line with the values of our founder, Ebby Halliday, and the core principles upon which our company was founded, which include service to the community.

 

Ebby often said, “Do something for someone every day.” A great way to do just that is to “adopt” your own angel this holiday season. To get started, visit cisdallas.org.

 

PHOTO: Upon the occasion of her 101st birthday on March 9, 2012, Ebby Halliday was escorted through the halls of her namesake elementary with fourth-grader Robert Ortiz, left, and her niece Joan Patmore at right. Photo courtesy of The Dallas Morning News.