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.

11 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 and our amazing agents at these exceptional properties.

 

6236 TURNER WAY

6236 Turner Way | Dallas | $1,320,000

5378 BEACON HILL DRIVE

5378 Beacon Hill Drive | Frisco | $1,150,000

7323 HILL FOREST DRIVE

7323 Hill Forest Drive | Dallas | $750,000

216 Crystal Court

216 Crystal Court | Heath | $749,000

5675 FOARD DRIVE

5675 Foard Drive | Frisco | $715,000

7780 ARCHES LANE

7780 Arches Lane | Frisco | $679,400

7851 SOUTHFORK BEND 960

7851 Southfork Bend | Irving | $599,000

1309 CADBURY LANE

1309 Cadbury Lane | Keller | $469,900

1307 ASHMORE DRIVE

1307 Ashmore Drive | Keller | $395,000

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3305 Western Bluff Court | Mansfield | $385,000

2213 FOUNTAIN HEAD DRIVE

2213 Fountain Head Drive | Plano | $374,900

 

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

North Texas Cities Among Best Places for Families


North Texas Cities Among Best Places to Raise Family

 

A new study lists several North Texas cities among the best places to raise a family in Texas. SmartAsset looked at 87 cities with a population greater than 25,000 for the study, and measured them on 12 metrics including family poverty rate, median household income, high school graduation rate and violent crime rate. Six North Texas cities took the 2-7 spots in the list. Each of these cities is served by Ebby Halliday Realtors.

 

SmartAsset’s Best Places to Raise a Family in Texas:

*  Leander
*  Frisco
*  Southlake
*  McKinney
*  Mansfield
*  Grapevine
*  Keller
*  Georgetown
*  Round Rock
*  Pearland

 

 

From Smart Assets:

 

Frisco

Frisco is a great Texas city to raise a family. This city has some of the lowest crime rates in the state, ranking fourth in violent crime and ninth in property crime. Another plus for prospective families looking in the area is that Frisco is also relatively young. About 35 percent of the population is 19 or younger, meaning plenty of chances for kids to make friends. Plus, the city boasts a low unemployment rate of only 4.3 percent.

 

To learn more about Frisco, its many housing options, and the Frisco Office of Ebby Halliday Realtors, visit frisco.ebby.com.

 

Southlake

Southlake is a wealthy suburb of the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area, with one of the best education systems in the state. The city graduates almost all of its students: its 99 percent graduation rate is the highest in the top 10. And many of those students achieve high marks in their AP exams. Southlake also has the lowest rate of family poverty in the study. Only 2.1 percent of families here fall under the poverty line.

 

To learn more about Southlake, its many housing options, and the Southlake Office of Ebby Halliday Realtors, visit southlake.ebby.com.

 

McKinney

The quality of local schools is one of the most important factors when deciding where to raise a family. McKinney ranks high on this list because students from this city are some of the highest achieving in the state. McKinney ranked first for both percent of students who take AP exams (almost 40 percent) and percent of those students who score 3 or better on their AP exams (76.7 percent).

 

To learn more about McKinney, its many housing options, and the McKinney Office of Ebby Halliday Realtors, visit mckinney.ebby.com.

 

Mansfield

Mansfield is one of the most livable cities for families in our top 10. It has a very low family poverty rate of 4.4 percent and a large population of young people. Thirty-two percent of the population is under the age of 20. Mansfield is also one of the safest cities in our study. According to FBI data, Mansfield has a crime rate of 1,617 per 100,000 residents, the fifth-best score in our top 10.

 

To learn more about Mansfield, its many housing options, and the Mansfield Office of Ebby Halliday Realtors, visit mansfield.ebby.com.

 

Grapevine

Grapevine posts high marks for its education system. About 96 percent of Grapevine high schoolers graduate and 31.6 percent of them go on to take an AP exam. The city is also rich with employment opportunities. Only 3.6 percent of residents in Grapevine are unemployed.

 

To learn more about Grapevine, its many housing options, and the Grapevine Office of Ebby Halliday Realtors, visit southlake.ebby.com.

 

Keller

Keller offers families a fairly crime-free environment with good schools. Keller ranks second for both property crime rate per 100,000 residents and violent crime rate per 100,000 residents. This city also has a graduation rate of 94 percent.

 

To learn more about Keller, its many housing options, and the Keller Office of Ebby Halliday Realtors, visit southlake.ebby.com.

 

To see the full Smart Assets List of Best Places to Raise a Family in Texas, click here.

 

Now Is the Time to Find Your North Texas Realtor


Now Is the Time to Find Your North Texas Realtor

 

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 2017. 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 independently owned residential real estate brokerage in Texas.

 

Dallas-Fort Worth Housing Market Sizzling Hot


 

Dallas-Fort Worth Housing Market Sizzles

 

Wow, it sure did get hot fast this year! Summer has barely unfurled, but the North Texas residential real estate market is already delivering blistering sales in June. In Dallas-Fort Worth, homes are moving off the market 13.6 percent faster than they did at this time last year as prices continue to hit new record highs.

 

The average home sales price in North Texas in May was $286,200, 6.3% higher than one year ago. However, much of the effect of higher prices is being offset by mortgage rates that are the lowest we’ve seen in three years.

 

Interested in your home’s value in this red-hot market? Contact an Ebby Associate today. To get started, visit the award-winning ebby.com.

 

Is Summer a Good Time to Sell a Home in D-FW?


 

Is Summer a Good Time to Sell a Home in D-FW?

 

While it’s been warm (well, actually quite hot) for a while in North Texas, summer “officially” starts today. With sales prices up and few homes for sale, this summer offers homeowners ideal conditions to sell a home in Dallas-Fort Worth. Competition among buyers is heated and multiple offers are common.

 

Just how hot is the North Texas housing market? Consider that in the past 12 months:

 

* The average days a home is on the market is down 13.6% to only 38 days.

 

*  The median sales price is up 8.5%.

 

*  The number of homes for sale is also down 8.5%, meaning you’ll have less competition.

 

Simply put: If you’re considering listing your home, this summer offers an extraordinary opportunity. Find your Realtor at ebby.com.

Buying or Selling a Home is Life-Changing


Buying or Selling a Home is Life-Changing

 

Ebby Halliday, the founder of Ebby Halliday Realtors and an icon in the real estate industry, famously said, “The Constitution of the United States guarantees your right to own the land under your feet, to sell, and to develop it. Whether you want to become an investor, a real estate agent, or a homeowner, real estate is the basis of the American dream.”

 

Ebby passed away in late 2015 at the age of 104 but that sentiment is still central to our core mission of transforming and elevating the home buying and selling process into the wonderful life-changing experience it can be.

 

Most of our clients don’t buy and sell homes very often. It’s relatively unknown territory to them. But it’s our native territory, since 1945. We know the landscape. There’s no trail we haven’t been down before. We are here to help you fully experience one of the biggest, most joyful events of your life.

 

We’re not going to sugarcoat it: Buying or selling a home can be complicated, sometimes very complicated. Fortunately an Ebby Halliday Realtor is here to guide you through the process.

 

It’s also true that in today’s hyper-competitive North Texas real estate market it’s more important than ever to choose the right agent for your needs. To get started, visit ebby.com.

Global Reach, Human Touch


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Being part of the global economy goes far beyond technology; it requires the human touch. At Ebby Halliday Realtors, we’re proud to belong to the global network whose name says it all — Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. Only the best of the best are part of this collection. Wherever you go, the LeadingRE logo is a symbol of the finest local real estate professionals.

 

When you choose Ebby Halliday to represent your property, you’ll benefit from a global — not just local — real estate company working on your behalf. In addition to the very strong local marketing for which Ebby Halliday has long been known in North Texas, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World provides global marketing and resources, allowing us to provide the very best service to you.

 

The result? The Leading Real Estate Companies of the World network produced more home sales volume last year than any national franchise, over $351 billion, representing over 1.1 million transactions.

 

Global Reach, Human Touch

 

At Ebby Halliday, we understand the importance of global reach — and the human touch. If you’re considering listing your North Texas home for sale, you’ll find just the right agent — with just the right connections —at the award-winning ebby.com.

 

 

 

 

Austin Named Manager of Arlington, Mansfield Offices


Austin Named Manager of Arlington, Mansfield Offices

 

Ebby Halliday Realtors has appointed Nicky Austin sales manager of its Arlington and Mansfield offices. Mary Frances Burleson, president and chief executive officer, recently made the announcement.

 

“Nicky brings an in-depth knowledge of the real estate industry as an accomplished veteran sales associate, and she has a complete understanding of the strength of the Ebby Halliday name and brand in North Texas,” Burleson says. “Nicky is widely known for always going above and beyond to provide truly exceptional customer service.”

 

Adds Betty Misko, executive vice president and director of sales offices, “Through the years, Nicky has earned the highest respect and admiration of her clients and fellow Realtors. Her background and experience will be invaluable assets to the clients and Associates of our Arlington and Mansfield offices.”

 

Austin, who has a degree in Advertising and Public Relations and served as an Ebby Associate for 10 years, grew up in and lives in Arlington, and is very involved civically. She is the chairperson of the Arlington Women’s Alliance, an outreach of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce that focuses on empowering and uniting women through business and community endeavors. The Women’s Alliance pledges to offer leadership, mentoring, and direction to its members and is committed to strengthening women as professional, business, community and civic leaders.

 

“I am very invested in this community,” Austin says. “I love Arlington and the surrounding area. It’s growing and changing, and I’m thrilled to be a part of that positive change.”

 

Austin is also member of the Board of Directors of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce and its Business Development Advisory Council.

 

“As I take on my newest role as the manager of Ebby’s Arlington and Mansfield offices, my primary focus is the same as always – and the same as Ebby Halliday Realtors: service to the client, service to the industry and service to the community,” Austin says. “The Arlington and Mansfield offices will continue to uphold these pillars upon which our company has built its sterling reputation.”

 

Austin’s background as a top-producing sales associate provides her with a deep understanding of all facets of the residential real estate business and she enjoys being a resource and providing support where needed for agents, buyers and sellers.

 

“The most exciting thing for me is to help agents ‘connect the dots,’ work smarter and take their businesses to the next level,” Austin says. “I’m very optimistic about the future of our Arlington and Mansfield offices and look forward to working with a group of agents whose professionalism is unmatched.”

 

For more information on Ebby’s Arlington and Mansfield offices, visit arlington.ebby.com and Mansfield.ebby.com.