Davis Named Manager of Ebby’s Denton Office


 

Shelley Davis Named Manager of Ebby’s Denton Office

 

Ebby Halliday Realtors has appointed Shelley Davis sales manager of its Denton office. Chris Kelly, president and chief executive officer, recently made the announcement.

 

“Shelley, who has lived in Denton since 1981, started her career with Ebby as an agent in the Denton office more than 30 years ago,” Kelly says. “A graduate of the University of North Texas, she is passionate about Denton, its schools and family-friendly environment.”

 

Davis will report to Carolyn Rosson, regional vice president.

 

“Among the reasons Shelley joined Ebby Halliday are our company’s stellar reputation, its exceptional training opportunities and the ongoing support we offer agents,” Rosson says. “She believed Ebby Halliday was a place she could grow professionally and she has certainly done that. I am confident her background will benefit our Denton office in many ways.”

 

Davis most recently served as Operations Manager of Ebby’s Corporate Real Estate Services Department. She possesses extensive management and relocation experience.

 

“I’m very excited about the opportunity to serve our Denton agents,” Davis says. “I also am looking forward to adding new and seasoned agents to our Denton team.”

 

Adds Davis, “Our clients are making one of the largest – if not the largest – purchases of their lifetime, so it’s imperative that we get to know them and develop strong working relationships. I want our clients and agents to know that they can rely on me at all times. I plan to build on our office’s success by emphasizing the high standards of the Ebby brand as we continue to grow in the Denton area and across North Texas.”

 

For more information on Ebby’s Denton Office, its Associates and homes for sale in the Denton area, visit denton.ebby.com.

 

Discover the Difference a Realtor Makes


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The North Texas region’s attractive quality of life, strong economy and low cost of living ensure D-FW will continue its steady rise to prominence among the world’s leading metropolitan areas in 2019. If you want to join in on the fun as a North Texas home buyer or seller, now is the time to start looking for a Realtor.

 

This process is different for everyone, but below are a few things to keep in mind:

 

Experience – Look to agents who have put time into their career and the neighborhoods in which they work. This can mean different things, like trusting someone who has spent years in the business or someone who grew up in the area.

 

Personality and interests – Try to do some background work on a potential agent. Many have bio pages, LinkedIn accounts, social media pages, and online reviews. All of these can be helpful, but remember that not having one or the other doesn’t have a direct correlation to how “good” a Realtor is.

 

Career type – Is being a Realtor the person’s full-time career? If you’re on a time schedule, you’ll want to pick someone who’s in the industry full-time.

 

The numbers – If you’re a buyer, don’t choose an agent just because their commission is lower. If you’re a seller, don’t choose them just because they agree with you on how much your home should be listed for. We’ll say two things to justify these points – you get what you pay for, and, in real estate, there’s no telling how much your home will really and truly sell for at the end of the day.

 

Age – Don’t dismiss an agent based on their age, young or old. What makes an agent the right fit for you is not often their age, but their love of their profession, dedication to you, and the points listed above.

 

Need a good place to start looking? Check out our office locations and search all of our wonderful Realtors at Ebby Halliday Realtors, the No. 1 real estate company in Texas by sales volume.

New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home


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At the start of every year, we set goals for our health, well-being and even finances. But what about for the home?

 

These home-improvement resolutions will help make your home cleaner, more gorgeous and enjoyable in 2019.

 

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Clear Clutter

Take the time post-holidays to clear items you no longer wear, use or love. Start room-by-room to keep it manageable, stay organized to avoid duplication and donate any excess to charity. Lightening your home’s load will make it look instantly cleaner and support less-fortunate families in your community with those items taking up precious living space.

 

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Cleaning Schedule

Divvy up daily and weekly tasks for maximum tidiness. Complete chores daily, like dishes in the dishwasher, dirty clothes in the basket, clean clothes in the closet — everything in its place. Clean the entire house weekly with ease using a portable cleaning caddy stocked with supplies, an apron for easily accessible tools and focusing on one type of cleaning task at a time.

 

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Safety + Efficiency

Ensure your home is safe by replacing smoke and carbon monoxide detector batteries. Don’t forget to test for radon and check bathroom, attic and dryer vents, also. Lower your bills and lessen your footprint by installing LED bulbs and low-flow showerheads, adjust or schedule thermostats, run only full loads of dishes and laundry, power down or unplug items not in use, water less and compost more — to name a few tips.

 

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Rearrange to Entertain

Get a fresh new look for hosting friends with a few updates. Adding plants is a cost-effective update that also helps clean the air. Pick an accent color for your entertaining space and add it throughout with a vibrant rug or a stylish throw pillow. And, of course, the timeless trick of rearranging furniture brings new energy to any space.

 

Special Delivery: Christmas Cheer


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Members of the Ebby Halliday Realtors family recently delivered toys and gifts for the excited and deserving students at Ebby Halliday Elementary School.

 

The gifts were handpicked with care by Ebby employees based on the wish lists of the children. Gifts ranged from clothing and dolls to Legos, sports gear and flashcards.

 

Special Delivery: Christmas Cheer

 

Ebby’s namesake school is a multi-cultural community of parents, stakeholders and staff in the Dallas Independent School District dedicated to the development of a respectful and supporting learning environment.

 

Ebby, who passed away in 2014 at the age of 104, believed strongly in the value of education. As a child, she attended a one-room schoolhouse. Through education, perseverance and just plain hard work – and the ever-growing and accomplished team she assembled around her – Ebby went on to create what is today America’s 12th-largest residential real estate company by sales volume.

 

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In her book, “Ebby Halliday: The First Lady of Real Estate” by Michael Poss, Ebby advised readers to “Make the most of opportunities to learn. Go to college, take special courses, read, listen, observe, and get out there and participate.”

 

Ebby’s advice remains sage for young students like those at Ebby Halliday Elementary and older ones alike. At Ebby Halliday Elementary, students are challenged each and every day to reach their full potential as responsible individuals.

 

Special Delivery: Christmas Cheer

 

We’re proud to support the great kids at Ebby Halliday Elementary not only this holiday season, but year-round, and send our warmest wishes to the children, teachers, administrators, and their families.

 

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Special Delivery: Christmas Cheer

Special Delivery: Christmas Cheer

12 Luxe Bath Retreats


The holidays are about giving — not just gifts, but love and joy. With all that delightful cheer comes the hustle and bustle of the season, which can require a little extra relaxation.

 

At the end of the day, wouldn’t it be nice to enjoy a luxurious retreat? These grand master en suites feature indulgent amenities perfect for unwinding and recharging.

 

261 Hunter Court

261 Hunter Court | Bartonville | $4,995,000

 

2204 Plantation Lane

2204 Plantation Lane | Plano | $4,300,000

 

Hillcrest

11525 Hillcrest Road | North Dallas | $3,925,000

 

Chartwell

7979 Chartwell Lane | Fort Worth | $3,490,000

 

King Fisher

2221 King Fisher Drive | Westlake | $3,250,000

 

Glade

2404 Glade Road | Colleyville | $2,950,000

 

Carter

501 Carter Drive | Coppell | $2,590,000

 

Harbord

17612 Harbord Oaks Circle | Far North Dallas | $2,495,000

 

Boston

5813 Boston Lane | McKinney | $2,350,000

 

Carrington

6326 Carrington DriveRichardson | $2,249,000

 

Golden Leaf

5805 Golden Leaf Court | Plano | $2,150,000

 

Rochester

800 Rochester Lane | Southlake | $1,950,000

 

To see more exceptional homes on the market in North Texas, visit the mobile-friendly ebby.com.

Happy Thanksgiving


Happy Thanksgiving

 

We are thankful that we may conduct our business in the Dallas-Fort Worth and North Texas area, one of the most vibrant and dynamic real estate markets in the nation.

 

We are thankful for an opportunity to assist our neighbors, both those who are old friends and those new to the area.

 

We are grateful to each and every one of our sales associates and staff members, our fellow professionals and valued partners in our success.

 

We are thankful, perhaps most of all, for our many clients who place us in their trust and confidence and offer us the opportunity to represent them in the purchase or sale of their homes.

 

We wish you the very, very best for Thanksgiving and the upcoming holidays.

 

7 Thanksgiving-Ready Island Kitchens


As Thanksgiving prep begins, you may be dreaming of a kitchen that can do it all. Whether you’re an expert chef or only cook on Turkey Day, these seven island kitchens currently on the market are the perfect place to prepare your next meal.

 

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2221 King Fisher Drive | Westlake | $3,250,000

 

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2321 Silver Table Drive | Lewisville | $2,199,000

 

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6634 Aberdeen AvenuePreston Hollow | $2,100,000

 

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5209 Limestone Court | Richardson | $1,180,000

 

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7736 Goforth CircleLake Highlands | $1,049,000

 

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218 Wimberly Street | Fort Worth | $425,000

 

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702 Wildgrove Drive | Garland | $329,000

 

To see more homes for sale, visit the award-winning, mobile-friendly Ebby.com.

Love This Listing: Prosper Perfection


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Featuring a beautiful courtyard entry, this luxurious Prosper home offers spacious living with abundant natural light. Situated along Gentle Creek Country Club, the large backyard includes a fantastic outdoor living area with a sparkling pool and picturesque golf course views. Watch the video to learn more about why we love this listing.

Need-to-Know Numbers:

1351 Crooked Stick Drive
• $859,998
• 4 bedrooms
• 4 baths, 1 half-bath
• 4,225 square feet

12 Must-See Open Houses This Weekend


If you’re in the market for a home in North Texas, you’ve come to the right place. Enjoy your weekend with Ebby Halliday Realtors at these exceptional properties.

 

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6243 Forest Lane | North Dallas | $2,395,000

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6016 Shy Drive | Frisco | $1,180,000

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3709 Sunrise Ranch Road | Southlake | $919,000

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3726 Briar Tree Lane | Frisco | $899,000

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4504 Gilbert Avenue A | Oak Lawn | $799,000

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10155 Betty Jane Lane | Dallas | $699,999

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711 Cambridge Manor Lane | Coppell | $699,900

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5004 Hudson Drive | Plano | $599,900

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903 Twin Creeks Drive | Allen | $575,000

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6803 Saint Anne Street | Far North Dallas | $570,000

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311 Ridgewood Drive | Richardson | $539,000

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2430 Springhill Drive | Casa Linda | $399,000

 

To view all the wonderful homes open this weekend and discover dates and times, visit EbbyOpenHouses.com.

Pricing a Property is Serious Business


Pricing a Property is Serious Business

 

Strategic pricing is the key to selling your home at an attractive price in an acceptable amount of time. While many brokers will gladly list your home, the reality is if it is not properly priced your home may sit on the market month after month and actually help sell competing properties.

 

At Ebby Halliday Realtors, our Associates take pricing your property very seriously. Your Ebby Associate will utilize Multiple Listing Service data to create a Competitive Market Analysis that estimates a market-value range for your home based on the recent action of buyers and sellers in your neighborhood. A few of the factors your Ebby Associate will consider when estimating your property’s market value:

 

* Successfully sold homes – Lists the selling price of recently purchased homes comparable to yours.

 

* Competitive properties for sale – Since they are not yet sold, the market value is undetermined, but they are important, as buyers most likely will view and compare these properties with yours.

 

* Pending sales – Though they have not yet closed, homes under contract are a good indicator of value in the current market.

 

* Failed to sell – The listed price of these homes suggests what potential buyers will not pay.

 

If you’re curious about what your home is worth in North Texas’ competitive housing market, visit the award-winning ebby.com, where you’ll find just the right real estate professional for your needs.