Ebby Halliday Collin County

Ebby Halliday, her brother and Executive Vice President Paul Hanson, Ebby’s first sales associate Mary Lou Muether, and Mary Frances Burleson, who today is President and CEO of the Ebby Halliday Companies, celebrate the opening of the Plano office in 1973. All photos: Ebby Halliday Realtors

Why should you depend on Ebby Halliday Realtors when selling your home?

Since 1945, Ebby Halliday Realtors has provided outstanding service to home buyers and sellers and the North Texas community. With 31 offices located throughout North Texas, Ebby Halliday is the largest independently owned residential real estate company in Texas and the 10th-largest nationwide by sales volume, according to REAL Trends, Inc.

In 2016, the Ebby Halliday Companies, which in addition to Ebby Halliday Realtors includes Dallas-based Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and Fort Worth-based Williams Trew Real Estate, participated in almost 20,000 property transactions with a sales volume of approximately $7.8 billion.

“Our award-winning team of more than 1,700 sales associates remains the highest-rated residential real estate sales force in Texas as a result of our commitment to client service, continuing-education programs, the real estate industry and the communities we serve,” says Mary Frances Burleson, president and CEO of Ebby Halliday.

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Ebby Property Alerts

Our North Texas market is hot, hot, hot, and desirable houses go under contract lightning fast. You blink and your dream home has been snatched up by someone else!

With such big competition, it’s critical to stay informed and on top of the North Texas real estate market. That’s why Ebby Halliday’s Property Alerts are so important and useful. You can get real-time alerts on homes in your area, keep track of properties you’re interested in, and sync your phone with the website so your searches are saved. This tool is a real sanity-saver for anyone who’s looking for a home in one of the hottest real estate markets in the country, the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

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CandysDirt staff meeting

It’s one of the most luxurious homes in Highland Park — or Texas — and we’ve got your ticket to tour at the next CandysDirt staff meeting.

Sitting on almost an acre at 3509 Euclid Ave., this Mediterranean villa is over 18,000 square feet of sophisticated spaces, with six bedrooms, eight full bathrooms, six half baths, four living rooms, three dining rooms, and 11 fireplaces on three stories, built in 2012.

On Thursday, Feb. 16 at 5:30 p.m., we’ll be there to take in the views and enjoy this private, luxe retreat near Armstrong and Abbot avenues in one of the toniest parts of Highland Park.

Just how exquisite is this villa? How about a wine grotto with tasting room, outdoor putting green, indoor golf simulator, sprawling 10-car garage, and a state-of-the-art gym with a steam and aromatherapy room? And the backyard is positively swoon-worthy, with a Tuscan cabana with a sitting room and private baths, sparkling swimming pool and spa, fountains, and a fire pit in the pool.

This masterpiece is the work of Fusch Architects, builder John Sebastian of Sebastian Construction Group, and Harold Leidner Landscape Architects. It is newly listed by JP Piccinini and Monica Shovlin with JP & Associates Realtors for $18 million.

How about a sneak peek before our CandysDirt staff meeting? I’d love to show you this property…

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3928 Amherst A

University Park is one of the top 10 most affluent neighborhoods in the country, ideally situated in DFW, and real estate there goes fast! I’ve found a timeless traditional at 3928 Amherst Ave. that just hit the market and is full of classic and elegant designer features. This property won’t last long!

Thoughtful spaces are everywhere with 4,295 square feet, four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, one half bath, two living areas, and two dining areas on two stories. I love the library with so many built-in bookshelves and media room. Built in 1996, it’s only had one owner, who’s kept this house in excellent condition.

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luxury buyers

Luxury buyers’ needs are very different than they used to be. Once known as a birthright, luxury today is primarily defined by a lifetime of hard work. For affluent consumers worldwide, the No. 1 goal in life has become fulfillment – at work, at home, and in their personal development. This evolution in personal goals has impacted the market for fine objects, real estate, experiences, and services.

No one knows this better than the people at Luxury Portfolio International, the luxury marketing arm of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and the Ebby Halliday Companies’ partner in marketing luxury properties.

Perhaps the person best positioned to explain this change is Luxury Portfolio International Executive Vice President Stephanie Pfeffer Anton. She recently presented an informative update on the global luxury market and new marketing tools to approximately 250 Associates of Ebby Halliday Realtors, Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, and Williams Trew Real Estate.

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Ritz-Carlton

The views are spectacular from the balcony of unit 1504 in tower II of the Ritz-Carlton.

I’ve found a real gem in Uptown, a 15th-story condo at The Tower Residences at Ritz-Carlton. It offers incredible views, a gorgeous contemporary interior, and access to the world-class, five-star hotel amenities and concierge services offered at the Ritz-Carlton.

Unit 1504 at 2555 N. Pearl St. is one of only two properties on the market for under a million dollars in either Ritz-Carlton tower, and the only one bedroom at this price point. That’s notable because the penthouse in this second tower just sold for one of the highest prices ever paid for a high-rise residential unit in Dallas. Additionally, the unit overlooks the landmark Crescent property and the upcoming Crescent Park, a $65- million renovation that will feature an expanded shopping and dining arcade across the street. This is the place to live!

I love how walkable this area is: a block to Klyde Warren Park and the Dallas Arts District; great restaurants
and entertainment on every corner; the American Airlines Center down the street. Because this condo is on the
15th floor, street noise isn’t an issue. Plus, the balcony is not west-facing, so it stays cooler in the unit than
those that face the blazing Texas sun in the afternoon.

This property is listed by Jennifer Cloud Esq with Private Label Realty, who worked closely with the owner to update the space. For example, the once-purple walls are now a nice, neutral tone and contemporary lighting
that takes it up a notch was added in the dining and master areas. It stays the perfect temperature with a Nest thermostat.

They hired Staged by Stapp to ready the unit for sale, and almost everything you see is available for purchase with the condo, which has one bedroom, one full bathroom, one half bath, and 1,375 square feet, with access to the awesome balcony from both the living room and master. I’d love to give you a tour.

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Dallas Arboretum

Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is a long-time sponsor at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. Photo courtesy of the Dallas Arboretum.

Something I’ve seen time and again in my years in Dallas real estate is what good community players most Realtors and brokerages are, bringing support to a multitude of nonprofits and other worthy causes.

Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate always impresses me with their charitable activities and sponsorships around DFW. One of their longest-tenured relationships is with the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens in East Dallas. What a difference they make!

“We are so honored to have Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate support the Dallas Arboretum,” said Mary Brinegar, President and CEO of the Dallas Arboretum. “The firm’s continued generosity has allowed us to offer so many seasonal opportunities for those who visit us.”

The relationship is many years strong, said Marketing Director Catherine Chastain, who heads up sponsorship opportunities for Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate.

“We’ve been working with them a long time — it’s probably one of the nicest family places in Dallas, where people can spend time outdoors enjoying nature,” said Chastain. “I grew up in that area and I can see how much it’s grown and the Arboretum has been a steady presence for many years in East Dallas.”

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Julie Provenzano

Julie Provenzano, left, Dallas Stars player Tyler Seguin, and Rebecca Bruant at the Dallas Stars casino night. All photos: Julie Provenzano

Real estate is a business of relationships, and no one knows that better than Julie Provenzano, a Realtor with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and founder of The Provenzano Group. She’s the official Realtor for the Dallas Stars, handling real estate transactions for all players and management.

“Our business philosophy centers on the relationship more so than the individual transaction,” she said. “Long after the deal closes, we continue on a resource for our clients, whether they need contractor recommendations or resale opinions on remodeling projects. We want to create long-term value with them.”

In addition to The Provenzano Group serving as agents for the players and their families, Dave Perry-Miller is a sponsor of the Dallas Stars, and the official real estate firm of the team. The luxury service that the brand embodies is a perfect fit for the partnership.

“We strive to offer concierge services for the team just as we do for other relocating clients,” Provenzano said. “A move can mean a major upheaval for a family and we try to smooth that transition as much as possible. We take that responsibility seriously and many of our clients become personal friends through the process.”

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