A familiar name is back at Ebby Halliday Realtors as of this summer.
Doug Chitwood began his real estate career with Ebby in 2010 and came back to the brokerage this July.
“As a brand, when I think of Ebby, I think of integrity and knowledge — they’re also leaders in technology,” Chitwood said. “I’m impressed with all of the opportunities I can take advantage of through the company.”
The Carrollton native says getting his real estate license was “the best decision of my life.”
“I love selling real estate – and I love the challenges that I face as an agent in one of America’s most dynamic markets,” Chitwood said. “Nothing feels better than helping a client get the house they want. In this market, that can be an adventure. I genuinely enjoy sharing my expertise with clients to achieve their desired results.”
Chitwood brings a wealth of experience that makes him a valued part of the Ebby team, said Keith Newman, manager of Ebby’s Little White House.
“I am pleased to welcome Doug Chitwood to our accomplished team of agents at Ebby’s Little White House,” Newman said. “His knowledge of North Texas’ niche neighborhoods, affable nature and strong negotiating skills make him a perfect fit for our widely respected team.”
Chitwood originally joined Ebby in 2009 after selling his business. Shortly after starting, he worked with Ebby Halliday herself.
“There was a property in Farmers Branch and Ebby sold it in 1952, which got her in the relocation business, and it was the biggest transaction of hers at that time,” Chitwood said. “I listed that property in 2010 and for about two months, we had daily conversations about what was happening — Ebby was an incredible mentor and an excellent businesswoman at 99.”
Like Ebby, Chitwood is known for earning client loyalty again and again.
“About 95 percent of Doug’s business is referral and that speaks to the level of service he offers,” said Newman.
Those kind of people skills are part of what makes Chitwood such an effective Realtor.
“I’ve always been in sales and I really enjoy working with people,” he said. “In real estate, you’ve got to be able to ‘read’ different personalities — some like to joke around, others are more serious, for example. To be effective, you’ve got to be intuitive and adapt your strategy.”
For a brief period, Chitwood worked with another brokerage in DFW. He said even during that time, he was happy to see an Ebby broker across the table.
“Everybody who starts with the company goes through Ebby School, which offers intensive training and education,” he said. “I have always felt comfortable with the knowledge and professionalism of an Ebby agent and the people representing the Ebby brand. The reputation of Ebby Halliday means a lot to me and to my clients.”