Ebby Halliday Realtors to Open Prosper-Celina Office This July | CandysDirt.com

Cathie Skinner. Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday Realtors.

Big news for the DFW real estate community: Ebby Halliday Realtors has announced plans to open a new Prosper/Celina office this July.

Scheduled to open in July 2017, the roughly 5,000-square-foot office is located at the northeast corner of Highway 289 (Preston Road) and Prosper Trail in Prosper. It will be home to about 50 residential real estate agents serving the greater Prosper/Celina area. A fast-growing suburb in Collin and Denton counties with almost 18,000 residents, Prosper is 32 miles from DFW International Airport and 35 miles from downtown Dallas.

“This state-of-the-art office will greatly enhance our ability to serve the needs of the area’s growing number of home buyers and sellers for many years to come,” says Mary Frances Burleson, president and CEO of the Ebby Halliday Companies, which includes Dallas-based Ebby Halliday Realtors and Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and Fort Worth-based Williams Trew Real Estate, as well as affiliated companies Texas Premier TitleHome Team Insurance, and Home Team Mortgage Company.

The location of the new office is phenomenal, says Ebby Halliday Companies Chief Financial Officer Ron Burgert, who was instrumental in selecting the new site and building out the new office.

“Strategically situated along State Highway 289 (Preston Road), it offers easy access to the 289 and U.S. 380 corridors, as well as the Dallas North Tollway,” he said.

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Barbara Corcorn at Champions Sch of RE

Keynote 2016

Barbara Corcoran, real estate broker, star of the ABC hit investor show Shark Tank, syndicated columnist and author, will be the Champions School of Real Estate® Keynote 2017 Austin featured speaker at the at the Grand Ballroom of the AT&T Conference Center on Thursday, March 2. Sponsors for the event are JP&Associates and ZOCCAM.

The evening event will include networking, hors d’oeuvres, and an opening delivery by entrepreneur and motivational speaker Logan Stout. Over 1,200 attendees are expected at the Champions School of Real Estate® Keynote 2017 event for a gathering that will bring together one of the largest audiences of influential real estate professionals in the major Austin metropolitan area.

Corcoran’s address, “Rags to Riches,” will discuss how she turned a $1,000 loan into a thriving $6 billion dollar business empire. The keynote will be followed by an in-depth Q&A with Champions School of Real Estate®’s founder and CEO, Rita Santamaria, an entrepreneur herself.

“We are thrilled to present Barbara Corcoran as our featured speaker for our Keynote 2017 Austin event,” said Kimberly Dydalewicz, president of Champions School of Real Estate®. “After the sell-out success of our Keynote 2016 events in Dallas and Houston, we know that the Austin real estate community will walk away inspired by Barbara’s personal and professional journey from “Rags to Riches.”

Tickets are still available at a rate of $75 per person or $560 for a group of 8. To register or learn more about Champions School of Real Estate®s Keynote 2017, visit http://www.ChampionsSchool.com/Keynote, follow us on Twitter or like our Facebook page.

Barbara Corcoran at Champions

Keynote 2016

Stylish Broker Open Invite Vivo Realty

UPDATE: David Maez says they’re rescheduling this event to June 23rd at the request of the builder, which gives all you hip cats time to find something to wear!

Folks, why are we not doing more themed open houses? Yes, we do a wonderful event every so often with our themed CandysDirt.com Staff Meetings, but that’s a whole different animal altogether. Why are we not doing more open houses like this 1950s swanky cocktail party-themed shindig from VIVO Luxury?

“The inspiration for this affair is based on the elegant cocktail parties of the 1950s that may have taken place in this home when it was built in 1955,” says VIVO broker and co-founder David Maez. While vintage-inspired cocktail attire is encouraged for the June 23 event at 7037 Royal Lane, you don’t have to dress up if you don’t think it’s the bee’s knees, man.

To better remember an event of this type, Maez says they’ll have a photographer on site, so all the more reason to put on that flared skirt and sharkskin suit.

What other themes would be great for period-inspired open houses?

Robbie Briggs - grand opening Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty offices in The North

There was plenty of great food, great wine, music and people, lots of people, on hand to celebrate the opening of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty’s new Plano office located in the Shops of Legacy on the north side of Legacy, in the same building as Publicis Public Relations. Everyone had fun and got home before the super hail storm that never materialized, at least not in Dallas or Plano. As you can see, neither rain nor hail ever stops a Dallas Realtor from having fun!

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This time it is REALLY happening, as they got a bigger venue so we can all talk about… HOUSE PORN… north of LBJ. I mean, who do I think I am, a Real Housewife or something? Oh boy, I think I know just what my opening line is going to be!

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The iconic Little White House at Preston Road and Northwest Highway has been a fixture in the neighborhood since Ebby Halliday purchased it in 1964. (Photos: Ebby Halliday Realtors)

So much change is happening at the intersection of Preston Road and Northwest Highway. New luxury apartments are being built on the northeast corner of this busy intersection, construction cones seem a permanent fixture on the southwest corner, and Mark Cuban has bought up several lots nearby and razed the existing homes.

But the northwest corner, home of Ebby Halliday’s Little White House — the signature office of the grand dame of Dallas real estate — isn’t changing anytime soon. In fact, the iconic building was just renovated to perfection, offering gorgeous interiors for clients and the latest technology to the Ebby Halliday Realtors who office there.

“The vision for our remodel was an updated, usable, relevant space that works better; one that allows for easy collaboration between agents and staff,” said Keith Newman, the office’s sales manager. “As part of the remodel, every surface was touched, from the lobby, conference rooms, agent offices and workspaces, even the kitchen and bathrooms. While consistent with the office’s exterior, our interior is all-new, with artwork from local galleries, including paintings and vintage sculptures.”

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I met her right before Christmas, as we chowed down on Virginia Cook Relocation Director Maggie Hall’s delicious breakfast casserole –– a Mississippi recipe that was scrumptious. Denaige Pizzutello breakfasted with the entire North Dallas Virginia Cook office before her job began because, well, that’s the kind of leader she is: someone who pitches in to work even before the starting date on her contract.

The Louisiana native moved to Texas in 1995 with her husband, Michael Pizzutello. Prior to joining Virginia Cook Realtors last month, Denaige — her name is French — served as MLS Director for the MetroTex Association of Realtors where she was responsible computer services, training and tech support, Vice President of an east Coast residential brokerage, and Assistant VP/Regional Real Estate Instructor at Republic Texas Title. (more…)