Our People are the Difference


Our People are the Difference

Many things make Ebby Halliday Realtors unique in North Texas – a legacy of sincere service to the community for more than 70 years, the first MLS transaction, and more than $7.85 billion in real estate transactions in the past year – but what really makes the company special is its people.

 

“Ebby always said she was able to achieve what she was able to because she was blessed with a great team,” says President & CEO Mary Frances Burleson. “We care for each other and we care for our clients. This more than anything is what makes this company stand head and shoulders above everyone else in the industry.”

 

Ebby Halliday Realtors is a reflection of Ebby herself, an extraordinary leader who inspired thousands of people with her simple approach of “Do Something for Someone Every Day.” And, as the company has grown, it has attracted many like-minded individuals who have played major roles in enriching its reputation for empathetic, knowledgeable and hardworking sales associates and employees.

 

“We’re a company, a corporation, but we’re hardly faceless,” Burleson says. “We’re made up of real people, with big hearts and keen minds – people who care about serving other people. We are quick to listen and slow to speak. We are given to taking on our clients’ problems as if they’re our own. And we’re determined to always do right by them.”

 

Visit ebby.com to find the right agent for your real estate needs.

 

 

 

Ebby’s Iconic Little White House Gets Makeover


Ebby’s Iconic Little White House Gets Makeover
One of Dallas’ most recognizable landmarks recently received a major upgrade.

 

“While the exterior of Ebby’s Little White House at the corner of Northwest Highway and Preston Road still looks very familiar to the thousands of people who drive by daily, inside our valued clients, Associates and staff members are enjoying a brand-new, beautiful environment,” says Keith Newman, the office’s sales manager.

 

When the Little White House was built several miles north of downtown Dallas in 1926 it was surrounded only by fields. By 1939, enough people lived nearby – almost 800 – that the area incorporated as the Town of Preston Hollow and the building briefly doubled as its town hall.

 

Ebby Halliday bought the property in 1964 for approximately $100,000 and spent almost $50,000 repairing and remodeling the structure before making it her signature office.

 

While it’s the oldest building for miles around, Ebby’s Little White House today features a just-completed, beautiful interior with the latest technology. Below are just a few recent photos taken recently inside this Dallas landmark.

 

Ebby’s Iconic Little White House Gets Makeover

 

Ebby’s Iconic Little White House Gets Makeover

 

Ebby’s Iconic Little White House Gets Makeover

 

Ebby’s Iconic Little White House Gets Makeover

Ebby’s Iconic Little White House Gets Makeover

 

Ebby’s Iconic Little White House Gets Makeover

Ebby’s Iconic Little White House Gets Makeover

Ebby’s Iconic Little White House Gets Makeover

Ebby’s Iconic Little White House Gets Makeover

 

“Ebby’s Little White House offers experienced, high-quality agents and their clients a sophisticated atmosphere and the latest technology in a premier Preston Hollow location,” Newman says. “If you’re interested in more information about this exciting, new – yet iconic – office, please contact me at 214-210-1533 or keithnewman@ebby.com.”

 

For more information on Ebby’s Little White House Office, its Associates and listings, click here or call 214-210-1500.

Preston Center Celebrates Grand Opening


 

Last night our Preston Center Associates and staff, company executives, clients, and guests celebrated the grand opening of Phase I of our beautiful new 10,000-square-foot Preston Center Office at 8333 Douglas Ave. The high-visibility, contemporary office provided the perfect setting for a memorable evening.

 

Said Ginger Gill, Preston Center sales manager, “Our new office offers experienced, high-quality agents a sophisticated atmosphere and the latest technology in a much-sought-after Preston Center location. We’re thrilled with the way Phase I turned out and can’t wait for the completion of our second phase in late January.”

 

The project’s architect is Michael Twichell. Its designer is Gary Owens. Both Phase I and Phase II will feature only Texas artists. Phase II, which will include private offices for Top-Producing agents and teams and a spacious agent workroom, is scheduled to open in late January.

 

A few of the photos from last night’s celebration …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ebby’s new Preston Center Office is currently home to 79 agents. The new office will accommodate approximately 100 agents.

 

For more information on Ebby’s Preston Center Office, visit prestoncenter.ebby.com.

 

 

HPISD Centennial Celebration Big Success


President & CEO of the Ebby Halliday Companies Mary Frances Burleson and HPISD Superintendent Dr. Dawson Orr enjoy the Centennial Celebration.

The Highland Park Independent School District marked its 100th anniversary this past Sunday, with a joyful community celebration of its past, present and future.  The Ebby Halliday Companies, which includes Ebby Halliday Realtors and Dave Perry-Miller & Associates, was the presenting sponsor of the fun-filled event.

 

“The schools have long been the heart of this exceptional community, and our company is pleased to help mark this significant milestone in a meaningful way,” said Mary Frances Burleson, president and CEO of the Ebby Halliday Companies.

 

Ms. Burleson, who graduated from Highland Park High School in 1953, is a recipient of the district’s Distinguished Alumni Award. She’s also a member of the Highland Park Education Foundation’s board of directors.

 

Ms. Burleson proudly wore her 10th-grade beanie to the Community Centennial Celebration, where she was among the dignitaries who addressed the crowd.

 

The booth staffed by the Ebby Halliday Companies was very popular with current HPISD students, thanks to the bowls of free candy that sat between giveaways.

 

Nearby, the district’s Multi-Purpose Activities Center was transformed into a museum that detailed the history of each campus and profiled some of the high school’s notable alums. Among the items on display was the Heisman Trophy won by Doak Walker in 1948, and the Cy Young Awards won by Clayton Kershaw in 2011 and 2013.

 

Congratulations from all of us at the Ebby Halliday Companies to the students, alumni, educators, and parents of the HPISD on 100 fantastic years!

 

Defining Your Luxury Lifestyle


Staying current with the latest and greatest modernisms, experiencing destinations of distinction, and knowing how to pamper one’s self have long been major elements in defining the luxury lifestyle. Our fall/winter 2014 issue of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living magazine includes an innovative collection of trends to add luxury to your life.

 

MEKONG CRUISING

Luxury river cruise specialists Aqua Expeditions will introduce an exciting new itinerary this year, ferrying guests along the Mekong River through Cambodia and Vietnam. Traveling through an area rich in culture and history, you’ll experience the exotic appeal of Southeast Asia with such destinations as the ancient Khmer temples of Angkor Wat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the restful beaches of Sihanoukville, the equally languid hills around Dalat in the Vietnamese highlands and the fast-paced city streets of Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon.  AquaExpeditions.com

 

 

 

LEATHER BATHTUB

It’s indulgent, decadent and the ultimate in personal well-being. The Dionisio bathtub from Visionnaire delivers a tranquil escape from everyday stress with an ideal shape that cradles the body and polyurethane padding upholstered in water-repellent leather for a most luxurious experience. Slip into the Dionisio and you’ll immediately feel a sense of self-rejuvenation wash over you in this superior bathtub.  IPE.it

 

 

 

SKIN RECHARGER

Designed to optimize the skin’s electrical potential while gently massaging facial muscles and stimulating the deep layers of the skin, the Lancer Microcurrent Power Boost is the most advanced mechanism in skincare today. By activating the skin and underlying muscles with an electrical charge, the wand improves circulation and produces oxygen and nutrients to rejuvenate while removing toxins. Emblazoned with pure gold plating, the Microcurrent Power Boost is as lavish as it is effective.  LancerSkincare.com

 

 

 

ELEVATED LIVING

The champions of first-class air, Etihad Airways (voted “Best First Class Airline” by the World Travel Awards six years in a row) takes luxury travel to new heights with on-board Residences. Designed for up to two guests travelling together, the Residences feature a living room, en suite bathroom with a shower and a bedroom for the most refined flying experience available. The VIP Travel Concierge will take care of all your pre-flight arrangements and once onboard the Etihad Butler handles all in-flight and après-flight needs. The in-flight chef is a nice touch, as well! Etihad.com

 

Grand Vie is the exclusive luxury property magazine of the Ebby Halliday Companies. The summer 2014 issue was recently direct-mailed to almost 30,000 luxury homes across the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

 

Visit grandviemagazine.com to learn more about the latest trends in luxury and to discover many of the most spectacular homes currently for sale in Dallas-Fort Worth and beyond.

 

 

 

Preston Center Phase I Complete!


 

We’re excited to announce that Phase I of Ebby’s beautiful new 10,000-square-foot Preston Center Office is now complete! Our extraordinary Preston Center team has moved in and is now enjoying a spacious, modern environment that includes cutting-edge technology, conference rooms with Apple TVs, a training room with all-new computers, premium desk space near windows, a spacious sitting room and an eat-in kitchen.

 

The project’s architect is Michael Twichell. Its designer is Gary Owens. Both Phase I and Phase II will feature only Texas artists.

 

“This high-visibility, contemporary office is built for the future,” says Ron Burgert, chief financial officer of the Ebby Halliday Companies. “It offers an exceptional location and is a statement of our commitment to serving Dallas and the Park Cities for years to come.”

 

Phase II, which will include seven private offices for Top-Producing agents and teams and a spacious agent workroom, is scheduled to open in mid-January.

 

“Our new office offers experienced, high-quality agents a sophisticated atmosphere and the latest technology in a much-sought-after Preston Center location,” says Ginger Gill, sales manager of Ebby’s Preston Center Office. “We’re thrilled with the way Phase I turned out and can’t wait for the completion of our second phase in January.”

 

Ebby’s new Preston Center Office, currently home to 79 agents, primarily serves neighborhoods south of LBJ Freeway, including, but not limited to, Preston Hollow, the Park Cities, Uptown, Intown, East Dallas and Oak Cliff. The new office will accommodate approximately 100 agents.

 

Ready to take a look inside our beautiful new Preston Center Office?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Would you like to learn more about Ebby’s new Preston Center Office? We’d love to hear from you. Call 214-692-0000 or visit prestoncenter.ebby.com.

Preston Center Office Expands into New Space


 

Members of Ebby’s Preston Center Office and company executives gathered Thursday to “break ground” on a new 10,000-square-foot office at 8333 Douglas Ave. Across the street from the Park Cities Hilton and next door to The Shelton high-rise, the new office will be in a more prominent location of the same Preston Center building in which Ebby Halliday Realtors has had a 4,100-square-foot office for 38 years. It will open October 1.

 

“This high-visibility, contemporary office is being built for the future,” says Ron Burgert, chief financial officer of the Ebby Halliday Companies, which includes Ebby Halliday Realtors and Dave Perry-Miller & Associates, as well as the firm’s affiliates, Texas Premier Title, Home Team Insurance and Home Team Mortgage Company. It offers an exceptional location and is a statement of our commitment to serving Dallas and the Park Cities for years to come.”

 

The project’s architect is Michael Twichell. Its designer is Gary Owens.

 

The new Preston Center Office will offer cutting-edge technology, including four conference rooms with Apple TVs and a training room with all-new computers. The space will also include private offices for top-producing agents, premium desk space near windows, a large agent workroom, a spacious sitting room and a kitchen and separate dining area.

 

“Our new office offers experienced, high-quality agents a sophisticated atmosphere and the latest technology in a much-sought-after Preston Center location,” says Ginger Gill, who has been the sales manager of the Preston Center Office for the past four years. “All of us at the Ebby Halliday Companies are excited about this significant, long-term commitment to this premier Dallas neighborhood.”

 

To learn more about Ebby’s Preston Center Office, its Associates and listings, visit prestoncenter.ebby.com.

 

 

Keith Newman Named Manager of Ebby’s Little White House


                                                

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Ebby Halliday Realtors has appointed Keith Newman sales manager of the Ebby’s Little White House Office at the corner of Northwest Highway and Preston Road in Dallas. Mary Frances Burleson, president and chief executive officer, recently made the announcement.

 

“Keith brings extensive real estate sales experience, as well as a strong desire to assist our Little White House agents in taking their careers to the next level,” Burleson says. “Intensely focused on education, marketing and exemplary service to clients, Keith truly appreciates the wide-ranging educational opportunities available to new and seasoned agents at Ebby Halliday.”

 

Newman, who most recently served as sales manager of the company’s Plano/Willow Bend Office, will report to Betty Misko, executive vice president and director of sales offices.

 

“Recognized as a Top Producer at his previous brokerage and an accomplished manager of Ebby’s Plano/Willow Bend Office, Keith has been an extremely effective mentor to other agents,” Misko says. “I am confident his background will benefit Ebby’s Little White House in many ways.”

 

A native of Dallas, Newman has been in real estate sales since 2001 and has extensive experience representing buyers and sellers in a variety of Dallas neighborhoods. Recognized as a D Best Realtor multiple times by D magazine, he enjoys exploring new and innovative ways to be successful in real estate.

 

“I am passionate about technology, particularly mobile technology and the opportunities it offers today’s buyers and sellers,” Newman says.

 

“One of the reasons I chose Ebby Halliday Realtors is the company’s appreciation for both new-agent education and continuing education for seasoned agents,” Newman says. “I really look forward to helping our Little White House Associates take their business to the next level.”

 

Ebby Halliday’s affiliation with Luxury Portfolio International, the luxury division of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World — the largest global network of premier independent luxury brokerages — is another reason Newman chose Ebby Halliday.

 

“Luxury Portfolio markets many of the world’s most remarkable homes,” Newman says. “We are unmatched in the global arena with properties in 30 countries, website visitors from more than 200 countries/territories each month, site translation in nine languages, and an inventory of properties totaling more than $44 billion with an average price of more than $2.6 million.

 

“I am truly excited about my move to Ebby’s Little White House,” Newman says. “My door will always be open for the agents, and our valued clients will reap the benefits.”

 

For more information on Ebby’s Little White House, located at 5999 W. Northwest Highway, click here.

 

 

PHOTO:  Keith Newman is shown with Betty Misko, executive vice president and director of sales offices, left, and Mary Frances Burleson, president and chief executive officer of Ebby Halliday Realtors.

 

Median Park Cities Sales Price Tops $1,000,000


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Steve Brown over at The Dallas Morning News is reporting that the median home sales price in the Park Cities topped $1 million for the first time in the first quarter of 2014.

 

According to the latest data from the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University and the North Texas Real Estate Information Systems, a mid-priced home in Highland Park or University Park now costs $1.1 million. That’s 30 percent more than what the median home sales price in the Park Cities was in first-quarter 2013.

 

Sales of million-dollar plus homes across North Texas are soaring. To date in 2014, 194 houses priced at $1 million and up have sold, according to MLS statistics. That’s a third more of than in first-quarter 2013.

 

To see Brown’s full article, click here. To see all of the homes currently listed in the Park Cities – and across North Texas – click here.

 

Marketing of Luxury Homes Enhanced


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Ebby Halliday Realtors is enhancing its marketing of the Luxury Portfolio International brand. Luxury Portfolio is the luxury property marketing division of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, the largest global network of premier local independent real estate companies. Ebby Halliday is a founding member of the invitation-only network, which produces more annual home sales than any other real estate network.

 

“We are proud to be a founding member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and to offer our clients both sophisticated in-house marketing and the benefits of Luxury Portfolio International’s worldwide reach,” says Randall Graham, vice president and director of marketing for Ebby Halliday Realtors.

 

Ebby Halliday Realtors places luxury listings in front of prospective buyers with premium placement in such publications as FD Luxe; Patron magazine; and in the OnStage playbill distributed to patrons of the AT&T Performing Arts Center. Luxury homes listed with Ebby Halliday also receive exposure in local niche papers such as People Newspapers and online venues popular with affluent international consumers, including CountryLife.co.uk and Juwai.com, the No. 1 Chinese international property website.

 

Through our affiliation with Luxury Portfolio International, Ebby’s luxury listings are often featured in Luxury Portfolio-branded advertising, including full-page ads in The Wall Street Journal, and other prominent publications such as Unique Homes, duPont Registry, Veranda, Smart Money and Velocity, published for CityJet.

 

To learn more about Luxury Portfolio International, click here.