Burleson Among Industry’s Best

Burleson Among Industry's Best


Mary Frances Burleson, president & CEO of the Ebby Halliday Companies, was just named one of the 100 Most Influential Real Estate Executives by Real Estate Executive Magazine.


The award recognizes and celebrates the service, dedication and hard work Mary Frances has put in while she and our extraordinary team of Associates and staff have built Ebby Halliday into one of the premier real estate brokerages in America.


Ms. Burleson, who has also received the National Association of Realtors’ Distinguished Service Award and the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Highland Park Independent School District, says “Ebby Halliday Realtors was founded on three principles of service: service to the client, service to the industry and service to the community. I am extremely proud to be a part of an organization that places service to others at the forefront of everything we do.”


With more than $6.64 billion in sales in 2014, Ebby Halliday is the No. 1 independently owned residential real estate company in Texas and No. 10 in America, according to REAL Trends, Inc.


Learn more about Ebby Halliday Realtors, its Associates and listings at the award-winning ebby.com.


Keith Newman Named Manager of Ebby’s Little White House




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.