‘The Property Perspective’ Premieres


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We’re excited to announce the launch of “The Property Perspective,” Ebby Halliday Realtors’ brand-new feature each Friday morning on CBS 11! The 60-second spots will introduce D-FW residents to the wide variety of homes available across the Metroplex, including some of the most exceptional properties to hit the market in recent days. “The Property Perspective” airs at 6:50 a.m. Fridays, starting April 25.

 

“From urban to suburban, large to small, homes featured on ‘The Property Perspective’ come in all shapes, sizes and styles,” says Mary Frances Burleson, president and CEO of the Ebby Halliday Companies. “The common denominator is each offers a great buying opportunity.”

 

In addition to showcasing D-FW-area homes for sale, “The Property Perspective” will provide timely, relevant updates on what’s happening in the local housing market. Topics covered include, but are not limited to, sales-price trends, average days on market, and current mortgage interest rates.

 

To view “The Property Perspective” by Ebby Halliday Realtors, tune in to CBS 11 each Friday morning at 6:50 a.m. You’ll be glad you did!

 

Ebby Opens New Technology Training Center


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The Ebby Halliday Companies recently opened the new Ebby Halliday Technology Training Center. The center focuses on technological education, hosting primary and continuing-education courses – as well as group meetings – for North Texas’ largest residential real estate sales force. The Ebby Halliday Technology Training Center is at the corner of East Hebron Parkway and Old Denton Road in Carrollton.

 

The  center features two spacious classrooms with large-screen projection systems, desktop computers and plenty of desk space for laptop and tablet users. Together, the classrooms accommodate approximately 115 people.

 

Says Debbie Watson, director of Professional Development for the Ebby Halliday Companies, “The Ebby Halliday Technology Training Center will host classes throughout the year, introducing our Associates and staff members to the latest technologies and reinforcing previously introduced concepts and software. Ebby Halliday has long been a leader in the adoption of technology, and we intend to remain at the forefront of the real estate industry as technology becomes increasingly important.”

 

To see inside the new Ebby Technology Training Center, click here.

Media Room Madness


It’s almost Super Bowl Sunday and the biggest game of the year calls for the ultimate game-day experience. Whether you’ll be watching for the awe-inspiring athletic excellence or for the over-the-top commercials, this Sunday’s game between the Seahawks and the Broncos offers the ultimate excuse to include a beautiful new media room on your home-shopping wish list. Here’s just a few of the spectacular North Texas media rooms where you could soon be enjoying the next big game.

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Have a favorite? Comment below and let us know!

1. 12269 Pecan Forest Drive, Dallas 2. 5323 Swiss Ave., Dallas 3. 2748 Montreaux, Frisco 4. 7004 Peters Path, Colleyville 5. 2701 Club Lake Trail, McKinney

An evening with Garry Kasparov


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Looking for a stimulating evening that’s sure to elevate the discourse in your home? Then mark your calendar now for the SMU Tate Lecture Series Ebby Halliday Companies Lecture featuring Garry Kasparov on March 4.

 

Garry was the youngest-ever world chess champion at 22, and holds the distinction of being the longest No. 1 rated chess player ever. He also is a renowned global human-rights activist and the author of several books, including, “How Life Imitates Chess,” an in-depth look at the  parallels between decision-making in chess and in the business world.

 

Born in Baku, in what was then the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic (now the Republic of Azerbaijan), Kasparov taught himself how to play chess at 5 years old by watching his relatives solve chess puzzles in a newspaper. He went on to become the world’s No. 1 ranked player for more than 21 years, a record that far outstrips all other champions.

 

An evening with Garry Kasparov is sure to be a memorable and intellectually rewarding experience. Now, it’s your move: Tickets for the Ebby Halliday Companies Lecture are priced from $45 and may be purchased at smu.edu/tateseries.

Ebby Spirit Shines at Corporate Challenge


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Thanks to everyone in the Ebby Halliday Family of Companies who participated in the 2013 Corporate Challenge benefiting Special Olympics Texas! Team Ebby members gathered one last time this week at Blue Mesa in Addison to reminisce and celebrate their accomplishments.

 

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2013 marked the second year in a row that members of the Ebby Halliday Companies showed the true meaning of Ebby spirit by participating in the event. The Olympic-style competition between approximately 50 North Texas companies involved more than 20 athletic and non-athletic events over a two-month period to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics Texas. To date, more than $1.4 million has been raised!

 

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Whether you participated on the field or on the sideline, thanks for supporting Special Olympics Texas. We can’t wait for the 2014 Corporate Challenge!

A Remarkable Year for North Texas Real Estate


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We have great economic news today for all North Texans. Residential real estate sales at the Ebby Halliday Companies, which includes Ebby Halliday Realtors and Dave Perry-Miller & Associates, topped $6.4 billion in 2013. That’s a record in our 68-year history and, remarkably, is a 25 percent increase over 2012.

 

“We are so grateful to our valued clients – both home buyers and sellers – who have entrusted us with one of the largest financial transactions of their lifetime,” says Mary Frances Burleson, president and CEO of the Ebby Halliday Companies. “Sales records of this magnitude reflect the exceptional performance of our more than 1,500 Associates. We are so pleased to recognize their professional accomplishment and success – they are the reason the Ebby Halliday Companies lead the North Texas real estate market.”

 

Thank you Mary Frances. We couldn’t have said it any better!

 

To learn more about Ebby Halliday Realtors, its Associates and listings, visit ebby.com. For more information about Dave Perry-Miller & Associates, its Associates and listings, visit daveperrymiller.com.

North Texas Home Sales Reach Highest Level Ever in 2013


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A 17 percent jump in home purchases in 2013 pushed North Texas pre-owned home sales to their highest level ever, according to Steve Brown over at The Dallas Morning News.
Almost 88,500 pre-owned single-family homes were sold in the region in 2013. And median sales prices were up by 10 percent from 2012 levels, according to just-released data from the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University and North Texas Real Estate Information Systems.
Real estate agents say 2013 home sales would have been even stronger if they had more properties to offer consumers. In December, there was a record-low 2.6-month supply of pre-owned houses for sale in North Texas.
Even with the tight supply, agents say 2013 was their best year in memory, with multiple offers for houses and bidding wars for many properties.
“What a fabulous year,” said Mary Frances Burleson, president and CEO of Ebby Halliday Realtors, in the DMN article. “We had the best year in our company’s 68-year history.”

Start Your Day the Luxury Way


There’s no sugar coating it: getting up in the morning is for the birds. We all know the feeling, when that invasive alarm pulls you from a deep sleep and all you want is to push “snooze.” But alas, a few simple luxuries can make all the difference, so the Ebby Halliday Companies’ partner in luxury home marketing, Luxury Portfolio International, came up with a list of ways to pamper yourself when it’s time to rise and shine. You never know what the day will bring, but adding a little luxury to your morning routine will certainly make getting out of bed that much easier! Your morning sets the tone for the rest of your day, so greet it with open arms and a touch of luxury to maximize enjoyment and success in your life.

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De’Longhi PrimaDonna Exclusive           Dean & Deluca Jasmine Pearl Tea

Your morning sets the tone for the rest of your day, so greet it with open arms and a touch of luxury to maximize enjoyment and success in your life.

 

We’re On Google+


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The time has come for Ebby Halliday, REALTORS® to join the Google+ world! It seems like everyday there is another social media outlet and another way to connect with our agents, clients, and all of you out there on the social media. We think Google+ is here to stay and we’re excited to join in on the fun. Hopefully it will be one more way to connect with you and keep you informed. This page will act very similarly to our Facebook page, but don’t worry, we’ll keep you on your toes. Join us on Google+ by clicking here.

Ebby Halliday Companies Associates Nominated for Prestigious Awards


On December 9, the MetroTex Association of REALTORS® will hold its annual Awards and Charity Event at the Las Colinas Country Club. Proceeds from the event benefit North Texas schools.

 

The Ebby Halliday Family of Companies is proud to once again be strongly represented among the award finalists.

 

Johnny Mowad from the Preston Center Office and James Martin from the Dave Perry-Miller & Associates Intown office are finalists for the Lois Hair Bernays Award (the Salesperson of the Year Award). The award recognizes a non-designated REALTOR® who has made significant contributions to the community and organized real estate.

Katherene Hough from the Ebby Lakewood Office and Valerie Keener from the 190@Jupiter Office are finalists for the Ebby Halliday Community Service Award. The award recognizes an individual who has made a significant impact to the community by donating time, money, and/or material goods to a program that improves the livability of a local community and is suitable as a role model for all real estate professionals. It is named to honor one of the association’s most active community service volunteers Ebby Halliday.

 

Congratulations to all of our Ebby Halliday Family of Companies finalists!

 

To learn more and to register to attend the MetroTex Association of REALTORS® Annual Awards and Charity Event, click here.