DSO on the GO Visits UNT

DSO on the GO Visits UNT


Next week offers another prime opportunity to enjoy the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s DSO on the GO concert series. You’re invited to experience the DSO Thursday, April 2, at 8 p.m. at the Murchison Performing Arts Center at the University of North Texas in Denton.


This year is the third in a row that the Ebby Halliday Companies are sponsoring the full season of the DSO on the GO performance series, which brings the orchestra to concert halls and churches across North Texas.


Tickets are $29 for the public and $9 for UNT students. They are available through the UNT Box Office at music.UNT.edu or by calling 940-369-7802.

Irving Music Factory Under Construction

Irving Music Factory Under Construction


The Irving Music Factory, now under construction near U.S. Highway 114 and Las Colinas Boulevard, will offer live music and a whole lot more.


The anchor to the development is a $40 million state-of-the-art music venue that can be switched from a 4,000-seat indoor theater to an outdoor amphitheater with double that capacity. The Pavilion at The Music Factory will be walking distance from the Irving Convention Center.


The 18-acre pedestrian-friendly Irving Music Factory will also be home to an Alamo Drafthouse, a 100,000-square-foot office park and more than 20 restaurants. The first two restaurants to be announced are Gloria’s, the popular local Latin eatery, and a new-to-the-area sushi restaurant called Kabuki. More restaurants will be announced in the coming weeks.


“The Music Factory will give area residents and tourists alike a brand-new, world-class entertainment center,” says Kristi Davis, sales manager of Ebby’s Irving/Las Colinas/Coppell Office. “We’re super-excited about the positive impact this exciting new development will have on a part of the metroplex we already love.”


The Irving Music Factory is expected to open in April 2016.

Now Arriving: Grand Vie Luxury in Living



The spring 2015 issue of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living magazine is out and is now being direct-mailed to 50,000 luxury homes across Dallas-Fort Worth. With this edition of Grand Vie, we are very pleased to present the addition of properties and Associates from Fort Worth’s leading real estate boutique, Williams Trew, an Ebby Halliday Company.


Grand Vie, now in its fifth year of publication, is bigger and better than ever. For this edition, we photographed two cover homes and produced two versions of the magazine (East and West) depending on which side of the Trinity River you reside.


In addition to the beautiful properties represented by Ebby Halliday and Williams Trew, we included two new special sections for farm & ranch and lake properties; Q&As with leading North Texas landscape architects Harold Leidner of Dallas and Angelynn Harvey of Fort Worth; and a new feature, “Houses of Art,” showcasing some of the area’s top cultural events of the season.


And, as if any of us needs another reason to own a Texas lake house, real estate blogger Candy Evans dishes on why a North Texas lake house may just be the perfect vacation home.


We’re confident you’re going to love the new Grand Vie. To view the digital version of North Texas’ premier luxury home publication, visit grandviemagazine.com.

Happy Birthday Ebby!

Happy Birthday Ebby!


Ebby Halliday, the founder of Ebby Halliday Realtors and one of Texas’ most-admired entrepreneurs, celebrates her 104th birthday today! Always committed to following one of her company’s founding principles — service to the community — Ebby is again using her birthday as a way to benefit others.


Ebby has lived a life of service that is truly remarkable — a life that has positively impacted literally thousands of people along the way. So, it’s not surprising that Ebby has asked, that in lieu of gifts, if you would like to honor her birthday that you make a donation to Ebby’s Place at the YWCA of Metropolitan Dallas.


Over the past year, the 20,000-square-foot building near Love Field has been transformed into a beautiful new community outreach center that will help lift economically challenged working women out of poverty. Ebby’s Place, opening this spring, will be a gathering spot where women come to be mentored, coached and encouraged by their peers.


To honor Ebby’s wish, simply click here or drop a check in the mail to the YWCA of Metropolitan Dallas, with a notation on the check that it’s for Ebby’s Place. Send your check to: YWCA, Attention Rena Smith, 2603 Inwood Road, Dallas, TX. 75235.


And, to share your favorite Ebby memory or story to be included in a special keepsake book that will be bound and presented to Ebby, simply click here.


Happy 104th Birthday Ebby!

Most Powerful People in Real Estate Named




Ebby Halliday Realtors is well represented in the latest Swanepoel Power 200 list – an annual list that highlights the most powerful people in residential real estate in North America.


Our founder and favorite philanthropist, Ebby Halliday Acers, and our President & CEO Mary Frances Burleson are featured prominently on the 2014/15 Swanepoel 200. The list is widely considered the most comprehensive compilation of influential CEOs, thought leaders and senior executives in the residential real estate brokerage business.


The Swanepoel rankings are based on such criteria as personal influence, industry tenure, the office held, the decision-making power of said office, the financial resources of the company or organization, the company or organization’s significance and contribution to the industry, the company’s geographic reach, and the executive’s activities, growth, and potential.


Congratulations to Ebby and Mary Frances on another honor very well deserved!


To see the full Swanepoel Power 200 list, click here.


PHOTO: Ebby Halliday Acers and Mary Frances Burleson are shown with their National Association of Realtors Distinguished Service Awards.



Ebby Associates Nominated for Prestigious Awards

On December 8, the MetroTex Association of Realtors will hold its annual Awards and Charity Event. Proceeds from the event benefit North Texas schools.


Ebby Halliday Realtors is proud to once again be represented among the award finalists.


Ebby Halliday, Realtors Associates Nominated for Prestigious Awards

Johnny Mowad from the Preston Center Office is a finalist 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.


Ebby Halliday Companies Associates Nominated for Prestigious Awards

Sandy Donsky from Ebby’s Little White House Office is a finalist 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 Realtors finalists!


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

Mary Frances Burleson Honored

CEO of RISMedia John Featherston, President & CEO of the Ebby Halliday Companies Mary Frances Burleson, and Retail Sales Executive Tim Owens from Bank of America


At its annual Power Broker Dinner held in conjunction with the National Association of Realtors Conference & Expo, RISMedia honored Ebby Halliday Companies President & CEO Mary Frances Burleson with its National Homeownership Award. The award was presented by Tim Owens, retail sales executive for Bank of America Home Loans, the award’s sponsor, on November 7 in New Orleans.


The National Homeownership Award is given to a member of the real estate community who continuously demonstrates extraordinary contributions toward increasing homeownership and building better communities. Mary Frances Burleson embodies those qualities and more, Owens noted.


“Mary Frances is a true industry icon who has devoted decades of service to this industry,” Owens said while presenting her the award.


“I am honored to be recognized with RISMedia’s National Homeownership Award,” says Burleson. “I have been fortunate to serve a company founded by the legendary Ebby Halliday, whose impact on the residential real estate industry is unmatched. Our Associates, who seek every day to follow Ebby’s example of service, are the basis of our company’s success.”


Congratulations Mary Frances on a well-deserved honor. Your service to our industry makes all of us at the Ebby Halliday Companies very proud.





National Awards Recognize Service, Hard Work



Real Estate Executive Magazine recently announced three prestigious awards involving Ebby Halliday Realtors.


*  Ebby was named No. 10 on the magazine’s Top 200 Brokers in America list.


*  President & CEO Mary Frances Burleson was named to the magazine’s 100 Most Influential Real Estate Executives in America list.


*  The O’Gorman Group, led by longtime Top-Producing Ebby Associate Cindy O’Gorman, was named No. 86 on the magazine’s Top 200 Real Estate Agents list. The O’Gorman Group closed more than $146 million in residential real estate sales in 2013.


Each of these awards recognizes and celebrates the service, dedication and hard work of everyone involved in building Ebby Halliday Realtors into one of the premier real estate brokerages in America.


A sincere thank-you to our valued clients for entrusting us with the sale or purchase of one of your most-valued assets. While awards are gratifying, our greatest honor is to serve you.


To learn more about Ebby Halliday Realtors, visit the award-winning ebby.com.



Burleson Named Among Most Influential Leaders


Mary Frances Burleson, president & CEO of the Ebby Halliday Companies, was just named one of the 100 Most Influential Real Estate Executives by Real Estate Executive Magazine.


The award recognizes and celebrates the service, dedication and hard work Mary Frances has put in while she and our extraordinary team of Associates and staff have built the Ebby Halliday Companies into one of the premier real estate brokerages in America.


Ms. Burleson, who has also received the National Association of Realtors’ Distinguished Service Award and the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Highland Park Independent School District, says “Ebby Halliday Realtors was founded on three principles of service: service to the client, service to the industry and service to the community. I am extremely proud to be a part of an organization that places service to others at the forefront of everything we do.”


With more than $6.4 billion in sales in 2013, Ebby Halliday is the No. 1 independently owned residential real estate company in Texas and No. 9 in America, according to REAL Trends, Inc.





Frisco Office Hosts Chelsea Santas Event


As the holiday shopping season kicks off in earnest, Ebby’s Frisco Office will host “Chelsea Santas for City House!” This prime seasonal shopping opportunity takes place November 5-6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and features the works of internationally renowned artist Chelsea Fair.


A resident of Frisco, Fair has been handcrafting Old World-style Santa Clauses and his different facades in her workshop for more than 20 years. Today those handcrafted Kriss Kringles can be found on the shelves at Neiman Marcus stores, in the White House and in the homes of celebrities nationwide.


Fair enjoys humanizing her Santas by creating different personas, including a cowboy, a golfer and one of the top sellers, Pancho Navidad. Each one of Santa’s costumes is made by hand and sewn out of faux furs and velvet.


Chelsea Santas for CityHouse! takes place at Ebby’s Frisco Office at 1415 Legacy Drive, Suite 100, and offers very attractive discount pricing. A portion of the proceeds benefit the nonprofit City House, which provides emergency shelter and transitional residential services to children and young adults who are in need due to abuse, neglect or homelessness. To learn more about City House, visit cityhouse.org.


To learn more about Chelsea Santas, visit chelseasantas.com.