Kelly Nolan has returned to Ebby Halliday Realtors, the place where her agent career began.

“Yeah, I’m back in the saddle,” she said.  Nolan is currently working on a marketing campaign based on a line from a Beatles song, “the long and winding road leads me back to your door.”

“It’s cool because in a way I’m starting as a new agent but I’m not suffering all of the doubts like, ‘can I do this?’”

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Ebby Halliday's Little White House Welcomes John Murray to the Team | CandysDirt.com

Ebby Halliday’s Little White House has assembled one of the best real estate teams in North Texas. They’ve added to their prestige with Realtor John Murray, who recently came on board. 

Murray, who founded another Dallas brokerage in 2001 and was a partner, made the decision to divest his interest there and come on board at Ebby. That decision was multifaceted, Murray says, and a lot of it rested on his experience with the Ebby team. 

“Ebby has stellar leadership — for example, I’ve worked with Keith [Newman] for many years in the business and I’ve always appreciated his integrity and knowledge of the industry,” Murray said. “It’s a pleasure and honor to be a part of the Ebby Little White House team now.” 

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Doug Chitwood Rejoins Ebby Halliday | CandysDirt.com

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.”

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Richard Schalij

Ebby Halliday‘s Little White House has new talent: Richard Schalij came on board recently, bringing 22 years of real estate experience to the team. 

Schalij has been a Realtor successfully representing buyers and sellers of real estate in the DFW area since 1995. He has received Realtor.com’s coveted Excellence in Online Marketing Award.

“Richard strives to provide top-notch service and to ensure that his client’s listings have a very strong online presence for maximum exposure, and also that his buyer and tenant clients have a strong experienced agent on their side of the transaction— innovative and effective marketing is one of his specialties,” said Keith Newman, manager of Ebby Halliday Realtors’ Little White House office. “We’re thrilled to have him join us from Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage and we see great things in store for our partnership.”

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Dennis Hammett

Ebby Halliday Realtor Dennis Hammett. Photo: Bret Redman

In DFW, the real estate community is a tight-knit group, and I’ve got the scoop on a big move from one of the movers and shakers.

Ebby Halliday Realtor Dennis Hammett is moving from the Lakewood/Lake Highlands office to Ebby’s Little White House this week! He’s making this strategic move to  establish a stronger presence on the west side of 75, starting Jan. 16.

“In order to be more competitive in the luxury markets west of Central Expressway, I have made the decision to make this move,” Hammett said. “This decision was not easy for me and has been filled with a range of emotions because the Lakewood/Lake Highlands family and staff has been the pillar of my success and there are no words to express my appreciation.”

Said Keith Newman, sales manager of Ebby’s Little White House: “We welcome Dennis to the Little White House. He has a proven track record of success that will serve him well as he continues to provide exceptional sales experiences to his valued clients.”

If you remember, Hammett was the 2014 “Rookie of the Year” at Ebby, a well-deserved accolade for a rising star. He’s made his mark in the East Dallas market: Dennis has been named the 2015 Lakewood/Lake Highlands No. 1 Top Producer, a 2016 Lakewood Top Producer, and both 2015 and 2016 D Magazine Best Realtor and Top Producer. All this in his first four years in the real estate business! Can you say natural talent?

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ebby halliday home tour

The home at 4626 Dorset Rd. is one of 11 marvelous properties on the Ebby Halliday Home Tour this Sunday. This home is open from 2-4 p.m.

In the pantheon of tony Dallas neighborhoods, Preston Hollow stands out as one of the most beloved. It features tree-lined streets, a variety of architecturally significant homes, and easy access to well-known public and private schools. In addition, Preston Hollow is only minutes from both the central business and arts districts.

Many famous Dallasites make their homes here, such as President George W. Bush, Mark Cuban, Andy Beal, and former mayor Laura Miller.

“Part of the draw is the stunning collection of properties in Preston Hollow, from ultra-luxury Mediterraneans to chic clean-lined contemporary homes,” said Keith Newman, sales manager at Ebby Halliday’s Little White House. “Buyers have such a range of options here, and they’re high-end properties with a lot of stand-out amenities.”

Ebby Halliday Realtors is pleased to have the opportunity to show 11 incredible Preston Hollow homes on the market now. To showcase these standout properties, the Preston Center office and Ebby’s Little White House have created a home tour Sunday for the public.

“Ebby Halliday knows Preston Hollow and we’ve collaborated for decades with homeowners there to feature their properties in the best light and bring in lots of interested buyers,” said Ginger Gill, sales manager for Ebby’s Preston Center Office. “For buyers, our associates offer extensive expertise of the neighborhood—they know Preston Hollow intimately and can share that knowledge with them.”

Home tour times are staggered between 1 and 5 p.m. so buyers have the most time to visit these stunning properties.

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Ebby Exterior No Clouds

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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