Davis to Manage Flower Mound/Lewisville Office


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Ebby Halliday Realtors has appointed Kristi Davis sales manager of its Flower Mound/Lewisville Office. Mary Frances Burleson, president and chief executive officer, recently made the announcement.

 

“Kristi brings extensive sales and management experience, as well as a strong desire to assist our Flower Mound/Lewisville agents in taking their careers to the next level,” Burleson says. “The recipient of the 2015 Easterwood Cup Broker/Manager of the Year Award presented by the MetroTex Association of Realtors, Kristi offers a long history of distinguished service to our industry and community.”

 

Davis will report to Betty Misko, executive vice president and director of sales offices.

 

“Kristi has managed Ebby’s Irving/Las Colinas/Coppell Office for the past six years and will continue in that capacity,” Misko says. “I am confident her background will serve her well in our Flower Mound/Lewisville Office. She has an innate understanding of how agents learn, grow and prosper.”

 

A Dallas-Fort Worth native and graduate of the University of North Texas, Davis has been in real estate since 2002. Having been a top-producing agent she understands the life of a Realtor, the ebbs and flows of the industry, and the importance of lead generation.

 

“I love what I do,” Davis says. “I feel like I never work a day in my life because I am so passionate about real estate. I am blessed to have had the privilege to manage Ebby’s Irving/Las Colinas/Coppell Office and appreciate the opportunity to also lead our Flower Mound/Lewisville Office.

 

“The Flower Mound/Lewisville housing market is growing by leaps and bounds,” Davis says. “It shares a lot in common with the Irving market, as far as price point and diversity of offerings. I really look forward to increasing Ebby’s market share in this dynamic area of North Texas.”

 

An enthusiastic, natural leader who holds a Broker’s License and the Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager Designation, Davis says she is dedicated to supporting all of her agents by providing the cutting-edge tools, professional development and one-on-one coaching necessary to help them grow their careers.

 

Davis has long been active in the North Texas community. She currently chairs the MetroTex Leadership Academy and is a board member of the Irving Healthcare Foundation. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, reading, and spending time with her nephews.

 

“I am truly excited about my new position as sales manager of Ebby’s Flower Mound/Lewisville Office,” Davis says. “My door will always be open for our agents – in Flower Mound/Lewisville and in Irving/Las Colinas/Coppell – and our valued clients will reap the benefits.”

 

For more information on Ebby’s Flower Mound/Lewisville Office, visit FlowerMound.Ebby.com.

 

To learn more about Ebby Halliday Realtors or to start your home search today, visit the award-winning ebby.com.

Assessed Value vs. Market Value


Assessed Value vs. Market Value

 

Homeowners are often surprised – or even shocked – when they receive their annual statement from the local tax appraiser’s office. Often the assessed value of their home is very different than what they believe the property is worth.

 

Now’s a great time to take a look at the difference between two common real estate terms: “Assessed Value” and “Market Value.”

 

The Assessed Value is the dollar value assigned to a property by a public tax assessor for the purposes of measuring applicable taxes. The number is very often a point of contention with homeowners, who may believe it to be too high or too low. The Assessed Value does not offer a shortcut to a home’s Market Value.

 

The Market Value is the highest estimated price a property will bring in a reasonable amount of time if exposed for sale on the open market. Market Value is influenced by such factors as homes that recently sold in the area, the location of the property, the home’s amenities, and the condition of the property. Of course, Market Value is also influenced by the current economy.

 

Knowing the difference between Assessed Value and Market Value is great. But even better is knowing what your property is worth in today’s fast-paced North Texas housing market. To get started, contact an Ebby Associate today. To find just the right agent for your real estate needs, visit the award-winning ebby.com.

Dallas-area Home Prices Up Almost 10 Percent


 

Dallas-area Home Prices Up Almost 10 Percent

 

Dallas-area home prices were up by more than 9.5 percent in the latest housing report from CoreLogic. The only major market in the report with a bigger gain was Denver, where home prices were up 10.9 percent year-over-year.

 

“Home prices reached the bottom five years ago, and since then have appreciated almost 40 percent,” Anand Nallathambi, president and CEO of CoreLogic, said in the report. “The highest appreciation was in the West, where prices continue to increase at double-digit rates.”

 

North Texas home prices are at record levels. Dallas-Fort Worth topped other major Texas cities for both first-quarter annual price increases and sales, according to a new report by the Texas Association of Realtors.

 

To determine the market value of your North Texas home, contact an Ebby Halliday sales associate today. To get started, visit the award-winning ebby.com.

 

Does Curb Appeal Really Matter?


Fall is here and buyers are out and about discovering homes for sale across North Texas. Not surprisingly, properties with the best “curb appeal” attract the most attention.

 

^4 Westchester Court, Heath

 

“If you’re considering listing your home for sale, your property’s curb appeal should be top of mind,” says Stacey Zimmerman, a sales associate with Ebby’s Preston Plano Parkway Office. “Buyers often pass quick judgment on a property based on its drive-up appeal. A small investment in time and money to spruce up your property’s exterior appearance will likely mean fewer days on the market and a higher sales price.”

 

Below are a few areas in particular on which you should focus:

*  For a burst of color, plant fall flowers.

*  Tidy up your gardens.

*  Remove glass from light fixtures around your home’s front door and clean thoroughly.

*  Wash down your front door. If the sun has faded the paint, consider repainting.

*  Clean and polish your front door’s hardware. Replace it if necessary.

*  Check your house numbers. Are they still in good shape and visible from the street? If not, replace them.

*  Wash the windows. If this isn’t your strong suit, hire a professional.

*  Check your roof to make sure no shingles are missing or are damaged.

*  Remove debris from your gutters and drain spouts.

*  Clean your patio furniture. You want potential buyers to be able to visualize your outdoor living area’s potential.

 

So, just how does one “define” curb appeal? Simply put, you’ll know it when you see it. Check out these Ebby listings that offer it in spades!

 

^2100 La Rochelle, Flower Mound

 

^5543 Morningside, Dallas

 

^11220 Leachman Circle, Dallas

 

^16904 Colegrove, Dallas

 

If you’re considering buying a Dallas-Fort Worth-area home, we hope you’ll consider these and the many other beautiful homes now available at ebby.com. If you’re considering listing your North Texas home, contact an Ebby Associate to learn more about how to prepare it to sell in today’s competitive housing market. To get started, visit the award-winning ebby.com.