Ebby Halliday Companies Named Top Place to Work


The Ebby Halliday Companies, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, has been named one of the Top 100 Places to Work in North Texas in the Large Companies category by The Dallas Morning News. The announcement came at the Morning News’ 12th-annual Top 100 Places to Work event, which took place online on November 12. The Ebby Halliday Companies placed No. 10 in the Large Companies category.

The annual contest is overseen by The Dallas Morning News’ research partner, Workplace Dynamics, a recognized leader in measuring the health of U.S. companies based on employee opinions. Companies are graded in performance of leadership, sense of mission, career opportunities, culture, and pay and benefits.

“It’s so meaningful for the Ebby Halliday Companies to be named one of the Top 100 Places to Work by The Dallas Morning News as we celebrate our 75th anniversary of serving the residential real estate needs of North Texans and those choosing to move here,” says Ebby Halliday Companies President & CEO Chris Kelly. “This is a great honor for us as a company. I’m most proud that our people are so passionate about the workplace they’ve helped build together.” 

The Ebby Halliday Companies is comprised of three real estate brands, Ebby Halliday RealtorsDave Perry-Miller Real Estate and Williams Trew, as well as core-services companies Prosperity MortgageHome Team Insurance and Texas Premier Title

Founded in 1945 as a one-woman, one-office firm, Ebby Halliday today is the largest residential real estate company in Texas by sales volume. It was acquired by HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate and the country’s largest residential real estate company based on transactions, in 2018. 

“Our people are humble, hungry and smart,” Kelly says. “We treat the Ebby Halliday family of companies as one team and share a common goal of service to our clients, service to our industry and service to our community. 

“As an Ebby Halliday Companies client, you’ll benefit from knowledgeable, respected real estate agents and a team of trusted professionals dedicated to making buying or selling your home one convenient experience,” Kelly says. “While our skilled agents help you navigate the market, our family of affiliated core-services companies will handle your mortgage, insurance and title needs with the utmost care.”

For more information about Ebby Halliday Companies brokerage, mortgage, insurance and title services, visit ebby.comdaveperrymiller.com and williamstrew.com

Happy Veterans Day


Happy Veterans Day

Happy Veterans Day to our soldiers, both past and present. On this day, we honor all current and former members of the Armed Services. Our country’s greatness is built on the foundation of your courage and sacrifice.

As a small way of expressing our thanks to you, we’re proud to be part of U.S. Military on the Move, a free real estate rebate and information program developed by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, to allow all active duty, retired military and wounded warriors to earn cash back when they buy or sell a home.

When you buy or sell a home through U.S. Military on the Move, you’ll receive a cash rebate based on the actual sales price – and you’ll receive your rebate at settlement. Military on the Move is offered exclusively by members of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. To be eligible for the program, register with U.S. Military on the Move before contacting a real estate agent. To register, visit usmilitaryonthemove.com.

At the Ebby Halliday Companies, we know that Veterans are highly disciplined, hardworking, team-oriented and accustomed to overcoming obstacles – all skills that translate well to the real estate profession.

This, combined with the fact that Veterans often face challenges re-entering the workforce after serving our country, is why we have implemented our Veterans to Realtors program. The program eases the transition into the real estate profession for Veterans.

“If you live in the North Texas region, and have served in any branch of the military, then you could be qualified for our Veterans to Realtors program,” says Chris Kelly, president and CEO of the Ebby Halliday Companies. “If you are able to make a commitment to real estate and are accepted to the program, we will pay your fee at our company school, and you will receive a $500 reimbursement after your first closing.

“We also recognize that military service is a shared duty and sacrifice for the entire family,” says Kelly. “We are proud to also provide this program to any spouse of an active or reserve-duty military service member.”

If you are a Veteran and would like to get your residential real estate career started, contact Ebby Halliday Companies Recruiting Specialist Shelly Nelson at shellynelson@ebby.com or any branch office sales manager for Ebby Halliday Realtors, Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate or Williams Trew.

Veterans Day is a good time to remember that our freedom isn’t guaranteed. It’s protected by the men and women in our Armed Services. To those who secure our way of life, thank you!

New Lakewood | Lake Highlands Office Offers One Door to Real Estate Services


On October 22, Ebby Halliday Realtors celebrated the opening of its beautiful new Lakewood | Lake Highlands Office at 6465 E. Mockingbird Lane, Suite 450.

“Located in the same shopping center, Hillside Village, as Ebby’s original Lakewood | Lake Highlands Office, this contemporary new office is built for the future,” says Chris Kelly, president and CEO of the Ebby Halliday Companies. “It offers an exceptional East Dallas location and is a statement of our commitment to serving this popular area – and well beyond – for years to come.”

Ebby’s Lakewood | Lake Highlands team is now enjoying a spacious, contemporary environment that includes cutting-edge technology, larger conference rooms and well-appointed meeting areas.

“This new space offers a sophisticated atmosphere and the latest technology in a much-sought-after East Dallas location with amazing new restaurants and retail space,” says René Barrera, sales leader of Ebby’s Lakewood | Lake Highlands Office. “Our sleek new interior is matched by a newly renovated exterior. We’re thrilled with the way they turned out and can’t wait to share our new space with our agents and valued clients.”

Lakewood | Lake Highlands Office will accommodate approximately 100 agents. It offers “one-door” access to everything you need to buy or sell a home, including brokerage, mortgage, title and insurance homeownership services, ensuring the easiest and most secure real estate experience available, Barrera says. 

“We’re proud of our commitment to this unique, extraordinary part of North Texas,” says Barrera. “And , we look forward to serving current and future residents in the manner they have come to expect from Ebby agents for many years to come.”

Throughout 2020, the Ebby Halliday Companies are celebrating 75 years of serving the real estate needs of North Texans and those relocating to the region. It all began in 1945, when one bold woman parlayed her wisdom, generosity, business acumen and endurance into what is today the No. 1 residential real estate brokerage in Texas. 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. 

For more information on Ebby’s Lakewood | Lake Highlands Office, its sales associates and listings, call 214-826-0316 or visit the award-winning ebby.com.

The Weekly Wrap-up


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

Home at 50 Picadilly Park in Frisco, Texas

50 Picadilly Park | Frisco | $2,850,000

Home at 441 Chapel Downs Court in Southlake, Texas

441 Chapel Downs Court | Southlake | $1,949,000

Penthouse at 3525 Turtle Creek Blvd. in Dallas, Texas

3525 Turtle Creek Blvd., No. 22-A | Turtle Creek | $1,150,000

Backyard oasis at 6929 Elmridge Drive in Dallas, Texas

6929 Elmridge Drive | Northwood Hills | $1,050,000

Home at 5965 Caroline Drive in Frisco, Texas

5965 Caroline Drive | Frisco | $975,000

Home at 3112 Royal Sydney Court in Plano, Texas

3112 Royal Sydney Court | Plano | $965,000

Home at 7306 Azalea Lane in North Dallas, Texas

7306 Azalea Lane | North Dallas | $870,000

Home at 7601 Bantry Circle in Dallas, Texas

7601 Bantry Circle | Far North Dallas | $715,000

Home at 4255 Shady Bend Drive in Dallas, Texas

4255 Shady Bend Drive | North Dallas | $698,000

Home at 4062 Park Lane in Dallas, Texas

4062 Park Lane | Midway Hollow | $599,000

Home at 6527 Arborist Lane in Dallas, Texas

6527 Arborist Lane | Northeast Dallas | $519,900

Home at 10019 Apple Creek Drive in Dallas, Texas

10019 Apple Creek Drive | Lake Highlands | $347,777

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

The Weekly Wrap-up


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

Home at 2000 Willow Bend Drive in Plano, Texas

2000 Willow Bend Drive | Plano | $4,599,900

Home at 4919 Swiss Ave. in East Dallas, Texas

4919 Swiss Avenue | East Dallas | $2,100,000

Home at 1776 Prince William Lane in Frisco, Texas

1776 Prince William Lane | Frisco | $1,999,900

Home at 6987 Bob O Link Drive in Dallas, Texas

6987 Bob O Link Drive | Lakewood | $1,375,000

Home at 1433 Cottonwood Valley Court in Irving, Texas

1433 Cottonwood Valley Court | Irving | $1,220,000

Home at 7820 Merit Lane in Plano, Texas

7820 Merit Lane | Plano | $899,900

Townhome at 2811 Thomas Ave. in Dallas, Texas

2811 Thomas Avenue | Uptown | $755,000

Backyard at 1925 Kings Pass in Heath, Texas

1925 Kings Pass | Heath | $725,000

Home at 1809 Waterford Lane in Richardson, Texas

1809 Waterford Lane | Richardson | $649,500

Home at 15509 Crown Cove Lane in Frisco, Texas

15509 Crown Cove Lane | Frisco | $549,950

Residence at 2600 W. 7th St., #2638 in Fort Worth, Texas

2600 W. 7th Street, No. 2638 | Fort Worth | $464,000

Home at 5712 Baltic Blvd. in Plano, Texas

5712 Baltic Boulevard | Plano | $425,000

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

Sales Leaders Earn NAR Diversity Certification


Ebby Halliday Companies sales leaders were recently awarded the At Home with Diversity certification from the National Association of Realtors. 

Leaders from Ebby Halliday Realtors, Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and Williams Trew join more than 17,000 other real estate professionals in North America who have earned the certification after completing an 8-hour course addressing topics of diversity, fair housing, and business planning development. The program is designed to meet the nation’s fair housing commitment by educating and equipping NAR’s members with the tools they need to expand homeownership opportunities. 

These real estate professionals meet the needs of diverse clients, while maintaining a competitive edge. The At Home with Diversity certification allows Realtors to not only apply the multi-faceted skills and tools they learned in the course to business practices, but conveys to clients they’re dynamic real estate professionals with expertise that transcends cultural barriers. 

For more information on the At Home with Diversity certification, visit nar.realtor.ahwd.

Shelly Nelson Named Recruiting Specialist


Shelly Nelson with Ebby Halliday Realtors

Shelly Nelson has been named Recruiting Specialist for the Ebby Halliday Companies. Chris Kelly, president and CEO, recently made the announcement. 

Ebby’s in-house recruiting is recognized among the best in the residential real estate industry. Former Director of Recruiting Merry Shuck will transition to a new role as Director of Market Expansion for the Ebby Halliday Companies.

“I want to thank Merry for her significant contributions and I’m very happy to welcome Shelly Nelson to the Ebby Halliday Companies,” Kelly said. “Widely admired and respected in the North Texas residential real estate industry, Shelly possesses an extensive résumé and an intimate understanding of recruiting.” 

Said Betsy Cameron, vice president of business initiatives for the Ebby Halliday Companies, “Shelly has held recruiting leadership positions at well-known brokerages and worked as a sales manager for a major corporation for 13 years prior to entering the recruiting industry. Her extensive background and industry knowledge are valued assets that will benefit our brands daily.”

A longtime resident of North Texas, Nelson grew up in Lake Highlands and has lived in Frisco since 2011. In addition to having served as a recruiter for two well-known real estate brands, she holds a residential real estate license and has worked as an agent. 

“I am passionate about recruiting, particularly within real estate,” Nelson said. “I love the real estate industry and the people who are part of it; they make a difference in the lives of others in pursuit of the American dream of homeownership.

“Ebby Halliday Companies agents are a very loyal group who are known for professionalism and integrity,” Nelson said. “Ebby is such an iconic brand and our industry-leading training sets our company and agents apart. I am very much looking forward to doing all I can to help attract new and experienced agents to the incredible culture and resources available to them at the Ebby Halliday Companies.”  

Adds Nelson, “As a recruiter, I want to help each person I interact with choose the best route to reach their professional goals. At the Ebby Halliday Companies we offer a time-proven path to a successful real estate career.”

When not working, Nelson enjoys spending time with friends, networking and playing golf. She is the proud mother of adopted twins, who are now in high school.

To contact Shelly Nelson, email shellynelson@ebby.com.

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

The Weekly Wrap-up


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

Dining room at 2561 Westview Court in Prosper, Texas

2561 Westview Court | Prosper | $1,849,900

Kitchen at 1310 Noble Way in Flower Mound, Texas

1310 Noble Way | Flower Mound | $1,599,000

Living area at 421403 E 1920 Road in Antlers, Oklahoma

421403 E 1920 Road | Antlers | $1,500,000

Dining room at 6633 Canyon Oaks Circle in Plano, Texas

6633 Canyon Oaks Circle | Plano | $1,048,000

Kitchen at 5965 Caroline Drive in Frisco, Texas

5965 Caroline Drive | Frisco | $975,000

Living area at 4064 Rochelle Drive in Dallas, Texas

4064 Rochelle Drive | Midway Hollow | $849,900

Kitchen at 2723 State Street in Dallas, Texas

2723 State Street | Uptown | $769,000

Dining room at 7611 Traveller Street in Frisco, Texas

7611 Traveller Street | Frisco | $649,900

Living area at 3215 Sperry Street in Dallas, Texas

3215 Sperry Street | Lakewood | $599,000

Bedroom at 9501 US Highway 377 in Collinsville, Texas

9501 US Highway 377 | Collinsville | $450,000

Kitchen at 2609 Hillside Drive in Highland Village, Texas

2609 Hillside Drive | Highland Village | $420,000

Living area at 3304 Townsend Drive in Dallas, Texas

3304 Townsend Drive | Northwest Dallas | $399,000

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

Ebby Halliday Companies Partner with Nations Home Warranty


The Ebby Halliday Companies are excited to announce a new partnership with Nations Home Warranty, a widely respected Dallas-Fort Worth-based home warranty services provider that has served the North Texas region since 1996. Known for exceptional service, Nations Home Warranty offers concierge service regardless of a home’s price point.   

“The Ebby Halliday Companies take pride in continuing to innovate, adding new tools and services that meet agent and market needs and ultimately provide a preeminent experience for our clients,” says Vice President of Finance and Operations Anthony Jackson. “Adding Nations Home Warranty to our arsenal of tools is exactly the type of service that sets our agents and company apart.”

Says Vice President of Core Services Catherine Sims, “We believe Nations Home Warranty is a great local fit in our market. Partnering with this respected brand is a win-win for our agents and our valued clients.”

Sims says that after working with Jonathan Seem, senior vice president of new channel partnerships, and Julie Jones, vice president of real estate sales for Nations Home Warranty, the direction was clear. “Offering a well-established, well-known and respected second warranty partner that will provide exceptional service to our Associates and their clients is something we really wanted to provide,” she says.

In addition to this new partnership with Nations Home Warranty, the Ebby Halliday Companies proudly partner with American Home Shield to provide home warranty services. 

“Our clients always have a choice on the products and services they utilize in their real estate transactions but through these partnerships we’re making it easier than ever to help our agents stand out as the experts in the marketplace,” says Sims.To learn more about Nations Home Warranty, visit home-warranty.com