10 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.


1 club oaks

5805 Club Oaks PlazaBent Tree | $2,500,000


2 Memorial

6440 Memorial Drive | Frisco | $1,899,000


3 green knoll

 6655 Green Knoll Drive | North Dallas | $1,495,000


4 Spanky

17110 Spanky Place | Far North Dallas | $989,000


5 meadowlark

240 Meadowlark Drive | Richardson | $699,000


7 rock daisy

9161 Rock Daisy Court | Lake Highlands | $649,990



7036 Portobello Drive | Plano | $589,900


8 arbor

4128 Arbor Avenue | Celina | $519,000


9 lomo alto

4212 Lomo Alto Drive, No. 203 | Highland Park | $499,900


10 timberline

1008 Timberline Lane | Allen | $339,900


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

Celebrate Mom at Swiss Avenue Home Tour

Celebrate Mom at Swiss Avenue Home Tour


It’s one of Dallas’ most time-honored springtime events. Mark your calendar now for the 44th-Annual Swiss Avenue Historic District Mother’s Day Tour, which takes place Saturday, May 13, and Sunday, May 14. Happening this year, just as it does every year, on Mother’s Day Weekend, the tour features seven of the city’s most fabulous early 20th-century homes, including 5500 Swiss, sponsored by Ebby’s Lakewood/Lake Highlands Office.


This fun-filled event also includes an art fair, a vintage auto display, a children’s play area, live entertainment, free horse-drawn carriage rides, complimentary air-conditioned mini-coaches, freshly prepared food, ice-cold beverages, and more.


Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the weekend of the event. Children 12 and under are free. Purchase your tickets now at sahd.org.


PHOTO CREDIT: Louis DeLuca/Dallas Morning News

Ebby House Fills Foster Care Void

Ebby House Fills Foster Care Void


We love the above message prominently displayed at the top of the staircase at The Ebby House. And we couldn’t agree more!


The Ebby House is an innovative transitional community for young women who have aged out of foster care located at Juliette Fowler Communities in Dallas’ Lakewood neighborhood (which we also love!) The Ebby House serves young women ages 18-24 as they make the transition from foster care to living independently.


Every year, about 1,500 young Texans age out of the foster care system. Before the age of 21, many of them face severe outcomes due to lack of family and adult connections. The Ebby House seeks to reverse that trend by offering young women a home to live in and mentors to love them while they learn to become self-reliant, entrepreneurial — volunteers and mentors themselves — reflecting the values and life of our company’s founder, Ebby Halliday.


To learn more about why The Ebby House is such a special place, click here.


Ebby House Fills Foster Care Void


Ebby House Fills Foster Care Void

Ebby House Fills Foster Care Void

Ebby House Fills Foster Care Void

Barrera New Lakewood/Lake Highlands Sales Manager

René Barrera New Lakewood/Lake Highlands Sales Manager


Ebby Halliday Realtors has appointed René Barrera sales manager of its Lakewood/Lake Highlands Office. Mary Frances Burleson, president and chief executive officer, recently made the announcement.


“René brings extensive industry knowledge, as well as a strong desire to assist our Lakewood/Lake Highlands agents in taking their careers to the next level,” Burleson says. “A recipient of the MetroTex Association of Realtors Lois Hair Bernays Salesperson of the Year Award and Ebby Halliday’s Service to the Industry Award, René offers extensive real estate expertise and a long history of service to our industry and the East Dallas community.”


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


“Deeply rooted in East Dallas, René is passionate about serving clients as a fiduciary and helping make the American dream of homeownership a reality,” Misko says. “I am confident his background and sales experience will benefit the Lakewood/Lake Highlands Office in many ways.”


A native of South Texas and a graduate of Texas A&M International University, Barrera has lived in East Dallas since 2000 and been involved in real estate sales and community service in the area for approximately 15 years.


“I love the work I do and I love East Dallas,” says Barrera. “Our community is so rooted in family and tradition.”


A multimillion-dollar producer who holds a Broker’s License as well as numerous professional designations, Barrera is a past president and active member of the Kiwanis Club of White Rock. He is also active in the Knights of Columbus and his children’s school.


An enthusiastic, natural leader who is a graduate of the MetroTex Leadership Academy, Barrera says he is dedicated to supporting the Lakewood/Lake Highlands Office’s agents by sharing his extensive knowledge of negotiations and contracts and helping them build a business that is client-centric.


“I am a strong believer in creating synergy in the office,” Barrera says. “Agents can pick up the phone and I will help them. Being available to our agents, our clients and our community is my priority.”


Barrera says among the many reasons he chose Ebby Halliday is the company’s appreciation for both new-agent education and continuing education for seasoned agents. “Ebby has always been a leader in the real estate industry and in East Dallas,” he adds. “Its technology and training are second to none.”


In his spare time, Barrera enjoys an active outdoors lifestyle. He has run multiple marathons, and loves to train, whether it’s for marathons, triathlons or bike races. He can often be found speeding around White Rock Lake on his bike. Barrera also enjoys restoring his classic ’65 Plymouth Valiant. René’s family includes his wife of 13 years, Julie, and two children, Bianca, age 8, and Isaac, age 6.


“I am truly excited about my new position as sales manager of Ebby’s Lakewood/Lake Highlands Office,” Barrera says. “My door will always be open for our agents, and our valued clients will reap the benefits.”


For more information on Ebby’s Lakewood/Lake Highlands Office, click here.

Ebby Launches New TV Commercial

Ebby Launches New TV Commercial


Ebby Halliday Realtors kicked off the 2016 home buying and selling season by launching a brand-new commercial and far-reaching advertising and marketing campaign on Super Bowl Sunday. Acknowledging the complexities of today’s fast-paced real estate market and emphasizing the importance of choosing the right agent, the campaign includes frequent television advertising, extensive print and digital media, large digital and traditional billboards across the North Texas region, and regular spots on Pandora Radio. The campaign runs through September.


In case you missed it on Super Bowl Sunday, check out our new commercial below.



And, look for it throughout the summer on your favorite shows, including “Saturday Night Live,” “The Voice, ” “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, ” “Sleepy Hollow, ” “American Idol, ” “Jimmy Kimmel Live, ” “Modern Family, ” “Grey’s Anatomy, ” “60 Minutes,” “Life in Pieces” and “The Late Late Show with James Corden.”


To find just the right agent for your residential real estate needs, visit ebby.com.

East Dallas Is Worth Celebrating

East Dallas is Worth Celebrating


At Ebby Halliday, we’re proud of our deep East Dallas roots and equally proud to be the only real estate company sponsor of “East Dallas Is.” This unique, organic community project recently rolled out a new logo and tagline and we’re happy to help get the word out: East Dallas Is the Lake & Garden District.


If you’re a resident of East Dallas or a fan of this unique part of town, you’re invited to drop by Ebby’s Lakewood/Lake Highlands Office and pick up your free “East Dallas Is” yard sign, which sports the beautiful new Lake & Garden District logo. Ebby’s Lakewood/Lake Highlands Office is conveniently located at 6441 E. Mockingbird Lane at the northeast corner of Mockingbird and Abrams.


Whether you live in East Dallas, are considering moving there, or just admire a community with a lot of spirit and soul, we encourage you to support this eclectic, diverse and beautiful part of North Texas. If you’re just visiting the Lake & Garden District, stay awhile – you’ll be glad you did.



East Dallas Is the Lake & Garden District

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The phrase “East Dallas Is …” has been making the rounds on social media for a while now as excitement built as to just what the Big Reveal about this special and unique part of Dallas might be. Today we know: East Dallas is the Lake & Garden District.


At Ebby Halliday, we love the newly revealed logo and we love that it grew out of an organic community project that involved many people who are passionate about their community.


Says Darlene Ellison, a lifelong resident of East Dallas and a longtime leader in the community, “In planning for the future of East Dallas, we believe that drawing recognition toward the area will not only bring greater traffic to local businesses, but it will also assist with enhancing our top-notch schools, maintaining strong property values, and bring an increased awareness of our eclectic, diverse community.”


At Ebby Halliday, we couldn’t agree more. We’re proud of our deep East Dallas roots and equally proud to be the only real estate company sponsor of “East Dallas Is.”


Whether you live in East Dallas, are considering a move there, or just admire a community with a whole lot of spirit and soul, we encourage you to support this unique part of Dallas. If you’re visiting, stay awhile – you’ll be glad you did.