Ebby Halliday: Serving Collin County Since 1971

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From left, 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 1972.

With thousands of people moving to Collin County for jobs with Toyota, Liberty Mutual, and many others, it’s not a big surprise that North Texas residential real estate firms are now flocking to the area.

It’s easy to forget that one firm, Ebby Halliday Realtors, has served Collin County since 1971. That’s when Ebby herself opened a one-room office in the growing town of Plano. There was a great deal of home construction going on in the area and Ebby’s office — a builder’s shack with a porta potty — was a favorite gathering spot for homebuilders who knew she always had a hot pot of coffee ready and enjoyed visiting about the potential of this small community north of Dallas.

“Keep in mind that NorthPark Center opened at the corner of Northwest Highway and Central Expressway in 1965 and that many Dallasites were of the belief that civilization didn’t actually exist north of Northwest Highway,” said Mary Frances Burleson, President and CEO of the Ebby Halliday Companies. “That goes to show just how visionary Ebby and her leadership team were about the future growth of the North Texas region.”

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Temporary Plano office of Ebby Halliday in the early 1970s.

Today, Ebby Halliday Realtors has nine offices serving Collin County and the firm’s commitment to this booming part of Dallas-Fort Worth is stronger than ever. In fact, in the first quarter of 2016, Ebby Halliday sold more than twice as much real estate by volume in Plano (15.2 percent), Frisco (14.7 percent) and McKinney (13.8 percent), and 1.5 times as much in Allen (14.8 percent), as its nearest competitor.

In the luxury market segment of $750,000 and above, Ebby led the nearest competitor in Plano by a three-to-one margin with 32 percent of the market, nearly two-to-one in McKinney with 26 percent of the market, and more than two-to-one in Frisco with 22.6 percent of the market.

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Whether you’re considering moving to, from, or within Collin County, Ebby Halliday is poised to serve all of your residential real estate needs. Ebby’s offices serving Collin County include 190 – Richardson, AllenCampbell / CoitFriscoMcKinneyPlanoPlano/Willow BendPreston Keller, and Preston Plano Parkway.

In addition to serving the real estate needs of those living in and moving to Collin County, Ebby Halliday Realtors has long been a strong supporter of the area’s community life – particularly its strong arts and children’s programs. The firm recently found the perfect match when it became the two-year title sponsor of The Plano Symphony Orchestra’s EncoreYouth program, which inspires, educates, entertains and involves children and youth in the enjoyment of great music. The EncoreYouth program includes a School Concert Education Program, a Young Artists Competition, the popular “Instrument Petting Zoo” and the Family Symphony Sunday Series. To learn more about this innovative Collin County arts initiative, visit encoreyouthmusic.com.

Ebby Halliday Realtors also recently served as a Diamond-level sponsor of the Allen High School Escadrille, as they performed at the 2016 Tournament of Roses Parade on Jan. 1 in Pasadena, Calif. Members of “The Biggest Band in the Land,” more than 700 of them, enjoyed a once-in-a-lifetime experience thanks to Ebby and other sponsors.

“Visionary leadership, 45 years of experience serving Collin County’s residential real estate needs, and a sincere commitment to community service make Ebby Halliday Realtors the obvious choice in Collin County,” Burleson said.



Candy Evans

A real estate muckraker, Candy Evans is one of the nation’s leading real estate reporters. She is also the North Texas real estate editor for Forbes.com, CultureMap Dallas, Modern Luxury Dallas, & the Katy Trail Weekly. Candy has written for Joel Kotkin’s The New Geography, Inman Real Estate News, plus a host of national sites. Constantly breaking celebrity real estate news, she scooped former president George W. Bush's Dallas home in 2008. She is the founder and publisher of her signature CandysDirt.com, and SecondShelters.com, devoted to the vacation home market. Her verticals have won many awards, including Best Blog by the venerable National Association of Real Estate Editors, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious journalism associations. Candy holds an active Texas real estate license but does not sell. She is on the Board of Directors of Braemar Hotels & Resorts (BHR).

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