Decena Named VP of Corporate Real Estate Services


Harold Decena has been named Vice President of Corporate Real Estate Services for the Ebby Halliday Companies. Chris Kelly, president and chief executive officer of the Ebby Halliday Companies, and Betsy Cameron, vice president of business initiatives, recently made the announcement.

“Harold is a widely admired veteran of the relocation services industry,” Kelly said. “Having led relocation departments at two firms, as well as having effectively served the Ebby Halliday Companies for the past several years in a relocation-services management capacity, Harold is the perfect person to succeed Karen Greene, one of the industry’s most-admired professionals.”

Greene, who recently announced her intention to retire at the end of June, has been a relocation director in North Texas for 35 years. Having long planned to retire in 2020, she has mentored Decena with the goal of a seamless transition in mind.

Greene says that among the things she has most enjoyed about working at the Ebby Halliday Companies are the respect the iconic brand commands nationwide and its long-established relocation department.

“I also enjoyed that every day was different,” Greene says. “In the relocation business, you deal with human beings and a very important part of their lives – their homes. I loved working our agents and the years flew by for me.”

Decena will lead one of the nation’s most-respected and largest in-house Relocation Departments.

“I’m excited to be associated with a company that has deeply established roots,” Decena says. “I consider it an honor to help further the visibility Karen and our team have built in the relocation referral landscape.

“My intention is to build on the success she has established and to further our local and national reputation as a department that helps make relocation a seamless experience for clients,” he says. “I want our clients to have an exceptional experience, but I also want our agents to have a great one. We are so fortunate to have an amazing team of agents at the Ebby Halliday Companies.”

Decena, a licensed real estate agent who also holds the Certified Relocation Professional designation from the Worldwide Employee Relocation Council, will lead a department of eight relocation professionals who are known nationwide for their ability to facilitate the real estate referral process – both incoming and outgoing.

“My leadership style is performance and data driven – it’s all about the results,” Decena says. “I want every member of our department to have the tools necessary to succeed. I genuinely want to help each team member achieve his or her goals. I see myself as their partner in achieving success. At the end of the day, it’s about providing an exceptional real estate experience while continuing to build a respected department and collaborative relationships with our agents and sales leaders.”

For more information on the Ebby Halliday Companies’ corporate real estate services, visit the award-winning ebby.com. To contact Harold Decena, call 972-980-6637 or email harold@ebby.com.

Celebrating its 75th anniversary of serving the real estate needs of North Texas in 2020, the Ebby Halliday Companies are the No. 1 residential real estate firm in Texas by sales volume. In addition to its three real estate brands, Ebby’s Core Services companies include Prosperity MortgageHome Team InsuranceTexas Premier Title and HSTX Title. The Ebby Halliday Companies were acquired by HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate and the country’s largest residential real estate company based on transactions, in 2018. For more information, visit ebby.comdaveperrymiller.com and williamstrew.com.

Relocating To North Texas? We’ve Got You Covered


Moving To North Texas? We've Got You Covered

 

At Ebby Halliday, we’re bullish on North Texas. So many people and corporations are discovering what we’ve known for a long time: Our friendly people, affordable housing, world-class airports, business-friendly environment and no state income tax make our region the perfect place to call home.

 

Individuals and companies who are relocating have access to a lot of information. What they often don’t have is a way to tailor that information to their needs. That’s where the relocation experts at Ebby Halliday Realtors offer an invaluable service. Our team of specialists connects those relocating to North Texas with a real estate agent who not only specializes in their area of interest, but also is knowledgeable about lifestyle issues affecting their move.

 

Relocating individuals have lots of questions. Common concerns include schools and commuting times. The Ebby team can help help demystify North Texas’ many school options and decipher not just distances, but true commute times.

 

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

 

Moving To (or From) Dallas-Fort Worth?


Moving To or From Dallas-Fort Worth?

 

Individuals and companies who are relocating have access to a lot of information. What they often don’t have is a way to tailor that information to their needs.

 

That’s where the relocation experts at Ebby Halliday offer an invaluable service. Ebby’s team of specialists, the largest in-house team in North Texas, connects relocating consumers with a real estate agent who not only specializes in their area of interest, but also is knowledgeable about lifestyle issues affecting their move.

 

 

For outgoing clients, Ebby’s relocation experts coordinate with one of the 500 top real estate firms affiliated with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. As an affiliate of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, Ebby Halliday is part of a network that dominates in markets across the U.S.

 

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

Texas Attracting More Moving Trucks


Texas Attracting More Moving Trucks

 

Two of the country’s leading moving firms agree that Texas was near the top of their migration list in 2014.

 

Texas ranked second in the country for total household moves with Atlas Van Lines in 2014 .

 

California edged out the Lone Star State with 13,967 Atlas moves compared with 13,137 moves for Texas. Florida was third with 10,226 moves.

 

Atlas said more than 55 percent of its business in Texas was shipments coming into the state. Texas was one of only 10 U.S. states where Atlas had more inbound shipments than moves out of the state.

 

United Van Lines ranked Texas seventh nationally for inbound moves in 2014.

 

Oregon was United’s top state for inbound shipments, with 66 percent of the mover’s business to the state coming from outside.

 

United says the states with the largest percentage of outbound moves last year included New Jersey, New York, Illinois and North Dakota.

Business Journal Ranks Ebby No. 1


 

Ebby Halliday Real Estate Inc. has again topped the Dallas Business Journal’s annual list of the Largest North Texas Residential Real Estate Brokerages.

 

The journal’s most-recent list ranked North Texas real estate firms based on closed transactions in 2013. The Ebby Halliday Companies, which includes Ebby Halliday Realtors and Dave Perry-Miller & Associates, closed 19,523 transactions, an almost 20 percent increase over 2012, and approximately 42 percent more transactions than our nearest competitor.

 

The Ebby Halliday Companies’ approximately $6.4 billion in sales volume in 2013 was 25 percent higher than 2012, which also places the Dallas-based firm No. 1 in sales volume in North Texas.

 

A sincere thank-you to our valued clients and our dedicated, hard-working Associates and staff. It’s clear that North Texas is the best place to be in business, and that Ebby Halliday is the best place to be in real estate!

Texas Attracting International Homebuyers


 

Strong growth continues for international real estate activity in the Lone Star State, according to the new 2014 Texas International Homebuyers Report from the Texas Association of Realtors. Among the reports highlights:

 

*  Texas accounted for 12 percent ($11.06 billion) of the international home sales in the U.S. from March 2013 to March 2014 — a 3 percent increase from the previous period and the highest level in the past five years.

 

*  Texas ranked No. 3 in the U.S. for total number of international home sales by state, behind only Florida and California.

 

*  By far, the majority of U.S. home purchases by Mexican buyers from March 2013 to March 2014 were in Texas, with 65 percent of purchases occurring in the Lone Star State.

 

Whether your plans include a move to or from the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Ebby Halliday Realtors is ideally positioned to assist with your real estate needs through our affiliation with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. This accomplished group of more than 500 of the finest residential real estate firms around the world produces more annual home sales than any other real estate network.

 

To learn more about Ebby Halliday’s relocation services or to start your home search today, visit the website voted one of the industry’s best by the Web Marketing Association, ebby.com.

 

Ebby Receives Prestigious Relocation Industry Award


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 Vice President and Director of Corporate Real Estate Services Karen Greene, Director of Corporate Listings Shelley Davis, and Corporate Listings Coordinators Rob Mauga and Ruth Johnson.

 

Ebby Halliday Realtors’ Relocation Department was recently honored with the 2013 SIRVA supplier award for Performance. The award was presented to Vice President and Director of Corporate Real Estate Services Karen Greene at the 11th Annual SIRVA University event in Napa, Calif. SIRVA Worldwide Inc. is a leading global relocation and moving services provider.

 

Ebby Halliday Realtors received the honor for exceeding all SIRVA performance-level agreements, demonstrated by the firm’s ability to sell SIRVA transferees’ properties for the best possible price in the shortest amount of time.

 

“I am very proud of our staff and our entire team of Associates for the exceptional service they offer day in and day out to our valued clients,” says Greene. “This award reflects each of their commitments to providing the highest level of service to those who entrust us with one of the most important transactions of their lifetime.”

 

To learn more about Ebby Halliday’s relocation services, visit the website voted one of the industry’s best by the Web Marketing Association, ebby.com.

Dallas-area Home Prices Hit New Peak


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Dallas-area home prices hit a new peak in December and for the first time registered a double-digit gain year over year, according to the just-released Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller Home Price Index.

 

Prices of pre-owned homes in the area were up 0.2 percent in December from November, the S&P/Case-Shiller report said, and up 10.2 percent from the previous December.

 

Dallas was one of just six cities to show one-month gains. The others were Las Vegas, Miami, San Francisco, Tampa, Fla., and Washington, D.C.

 

Dallas-area home prices have increased year-over-year for 22 straight months. Local home prices are up more than 5 percent since before the recession.

 

To learn the value of your home in today’s fast-paced market, contact an Ebby Associate today. To get started, visit the award-winning ebby.com.

When is the Ideal Time to Sell a Home in D-FW?


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If you’re a regular visitor to the Ebby Blog, you already know that Dallas-Fort Worth is experiencing a record-low number of homes for sale. What you may not have considered is that with this week’s much-improved, spring-like weather (thank goodness!) there will be even more buyers out and about who are serious about purchasing a North Texas home.

 

Savvy sellers who list now face much less competition than they may in the late spring market. And, our agents in the field say even with the recent poor weather there was already a very strong pool of buyers looking for their next home in Dallas-Fort Worth.

 

At Ebby Halliday, we’re bullish on North Texas. And for good reason: Our region is one of the very few in the country that has not only regained — but has now surpassed — pre-recession home sales prices.

 

If you’re considering listing your home, contact one of our Associates to learn more about what your property is worth in today’s market. To find just the right agent, visit the award-winning ebby.com.

 

And, if you’re new to the Ebby Blog, welcome. We’re glad you’re here and hope you’ll find us to be a great source for all things North Texas!

 

 

Relocating?


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Individuals and companies who are relocating have access to a large amount of information. What they often don’t have is a way to tailor that information to their needs. That’s where the relocation experts at Ebby Halliday Realtors offer an invaluable service.

 

Ebby’s team of specialists – the largest such in-house team in North Texas – connects relocating consumers with a real estate agent who not only specializes in their area of interest, but also is knowledgeable about lifestyle issues affecting their move.

 

“Each client is unique and we work tirelessly to help them find just the right home, whether they are moving into or out of North Texas, and whether they are buying or leasing,” Corporate Real Estate Services Director Karen Greene says.

 

For outgoing clients, the relocation team coordinates their needs with another firm affiliated with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. Membership in Leading Real Estate Companies of the World is by invitation only and is limited to the very best residential real estate companies worldwide.

 

“As the largest relocation team in North Texas, we offer an exhaustive list of services, but the bottom line, in the relocation business, is it all comes down to the agents – having the right people in the right place,” Greene says. “At Ebby Halliday, we have a remarkable group of agents who are ready to serve.”

 

To learn more about Ebby’s relocation services, visit the award-winning ebby.com.