Sherra Cameron, Hillary Hansen Named Agent Development Directors


Sherra Cameron and Hillary Hansen have been named Agent Development Directors for the Ebby Halliday Companies. Malinda Howell, vice president of Brokerage, recently made the announcement.

When making the announcement, Howell emphasized the Ebby Halliday Companies’ distinct position in the North Texas marketplace as an organization that supports the professional-development needs of its sales associates throughout the entirety of their careers.

Cameron will serve as the Agent Development Director for Ebby Halliday Realtors’ Preston Plano Parkway and Plano | Willow Bend offices. Hansen will serve as the ADD for Ebby’s Plano and Allen | Fairview | Lucas offices.

As Agent Development Directors, Cameron and Hansen will assist in providing training of all real estate tools available to Ebby agents, assist with planning and conducting sales meetings, help implement company initiatives, work with sales leaders to identify talent in the marketplace and interview candidates, and assist with recruiting and onboarding agents.

 “I am thrilled to welcome Sherra and Hillary to their new roles,” Howell said. “Admired and respected in the North Texas residential real estate industry, they both possesses extensive résumés and an intimate understanding of the important work real estate professionals perform each and every day.”

Cameron began her real estate career with Ebby in 2017, and was named a companywide Rookie of the Year in her first year. She is looking forward to sharing her knowledge and expertise in the areas of technology and systems with new and existing agents. She also has extensive knowledge of the mortgage banking industry from her time at a top Fortune 500 financial institution.

Cameron received the prestigious Graduate Realtor Institute designation in 2018. She has a history of volunteerism and a passion for community service. She and her family have resided in Carrollton for over 20 years.

Hansen joined Ebby Halliday in 2012 after graduating from University of North Texas with a degree in business. In her nearly 10 years with Ebby she has become a companywide Top Producer, a member of the Plano | Willow Bend Advisory Board and has been recognized in D Magazine as a Top Producing agent. She holds the Accredited Buyer’s Representative and E-Pro designations.

She is passionate about professional development, is an active member of the Junior League of Collin County, and is a member of the First United Methodist Church of Celina. Hillary is married to Dan Hansen and they live in Celina with their daughter Rile and two dogs.

To contact Sherra Cameron, email sherra@ebby.com. To contact Hillary Hansen, email hillary@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 Ebby Halliday Realtors, Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and Williams Trew. Its core-services companies include Prosperity Home Mortgage, Home Team Insurance, Texas Premier Title and HSTX Title. For more information, visit the award-winning ebby.com.

Curt Kastan Named Sales Leader of Preston Plano Parkway Office


Curt Kastan Named Sales Leader of Ebby’s Preston Plano Parkway Office

 

Ebby Halliday Realtors has appointed Curt Kastan sales leader of its Preston Plano Parkway Office. Chris Kelly, president and chief executive officer, recently made the announcement.

 

“Curt, who most recently served as sales director at another area brokerage, brings a thorough understanding of all aspects of real estate, from marketing and lead generation to working effectively with clients through closing and beyond,” Kelly says. “Curt truly appreciates the wide-ranging educational opportunities and the industry-leading technology available to agents at Ebby Halliday Realtors.”

 

A third-generation real estate sales professional, Kastan literally grew up in the business. His grandparents owned a boutique brokerage on the beach in Ventura, Calif., and his mother was a top-producing luxury agent. Kastan followed in their footsteps, becoming licensed in 2000 and, by building on his family’s knowledge and experience, enjoyed early and sustained success.

 

“With over 20 years of experience, Curt brings real-world knowledge to the role of sales leader,” Kelly says. “He possesses keen marketing and transactional knowledge, luxury property expertise, a tireless work ethic, genuine integrity and a positive outlook. Most important, Curt is thrilled to be joining Ebby’s Preston Plano Parkway family.”

 

Says Kastan, “When I moved to North Texas several years ago it didn’t take long to realize what an iconic brand Ebby Halliday is, and how widely admired the company and its agents are in the real estate industry and beyond. I couldn’t be more excited to join the Ebby team.”

 

A longtime agent whose transition into management was an organic one, Kastan says he is, at heart, a servant leader. “I always try to place myself in others’ ‘shoes.’ I never ask people to do things I haven’t done or am not prepared to do myself.”

 

Kastan says Ebby’s focus on education and technology sets the company apart. “We offer our Associates extensive educational opportunities, including frequent classes on the latest software and social-media platforms,” he says.

 

Kastan adds that while technology is increasingly important, relationships remain paramount in residential real estate.

 

“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,” he says. “I want our clients and agents to know that they can rely on me at all times.”

 

When he is not working, Kastan enjoys spending time with his wife and four children. His oldest daughter, Taylor, is a sales associate in Ebby’s Frisco Office.

 

“I am truly energized by my move to Ebby’s Preston Plano Parkway Office,” Kastan says. “I’m looking forward to continuing to build on our extraordinary success and growing the Ebby brand as Ebby Halliday Realtors approaches 75 years of serving North Texas.”

 

For more information on Ebby’s Preston Plano Parkway Officer, visit PrestonPlanoParkway.Ebby.com.

Santa Visits Ebby Offices


 

Santa Visits Ebby Offices

 

With Christmas rapidly approaching, we’re making it easy to update your family photos with Santa Claus. Over the next two weeks, Santa will make appearances at five Ebby offices across North Texas. So bring the kids – yes, big kids are welcome, too – and catch up with Santa before he heads back to the North Pole to prepare for his big night.

 

*  December 3, 1-4 p.m. – Ebby Lakewood/Lake Highlands, 6441 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas

 

*  December 4, 3-5 p.m. – Ebby Sherman, 3445 FM 1417 N, Sherman

 

*  December 10, noon-2 p.m. – Ebby Preston Plano Parkway, 5013 W. Plano Parkway, Plano

 

*  December 10, 4-6 p.m. – Ebby Rockwall, 2604 Ridge Road, Rockwall

 

*  December 14, 2-5 p.m. – Texas Premier Title (an Ebby Halliday affiliated company), 1415 Legacy Drive, Suite 200, Frisco

 

“This popular holiday tradition started several years ago at Ebby’s Lakewood/Lake Highlands Office and has grown in both number of visitors and number of offices ever since,” says Vice President and Director of Marketing Randall Graham. “At Ebby Halliday, we’re happy to offer these opportunities for photos with Santa before Christmas arrives. I encourage you to make plans to take advantage of this easy and convenient way to update your family’s holiday photos.”

 

With locations across North Texas, Ebby Halliday is one of the oldest and most respected full-service residential real estate firms in the country. Our Associates and employees seek every day to elevate the home-buying and selling process into the wonderful life-changing experience it can be. To learn more, visit the award-winning ebby.com.