Kristi Davis

Take one look at her and you can tell why everyone loves Kristi Davis: she’s gorgeous, full of fun and energy, and one of the hardest-working Realtors in North Texas.

Which is why Ebby Halliday has just appointed Kristi Davis sales manager of its bustling Frisco Office. 

“Kristi brings extensive sales and management experience, as well as a strong desire to assist our Frisco agents in taking their careers to the next level,” says Mary Frances Burleson, president and Chief Executive Officer.  “A recipient of the Easterwood Cup Broker/Manager of the Year Award presented by the MetroTex Association of REALTORS®, Kristi offers a long history of distinguished service to our industry and community.”

A Dallas-Fort Worth native, Davis has been in real estate since 2002. Having been a top-producing agent she understands the life of a REALTOR®, the ebbs and flows of the industry, and the importance of lead generation.

“I am confident Kristi’s background will serve her well in our Frisco Office,” says Betty Misko, executive vice president and director of sales offices for the Ebby Halliday Companies. “She has an innate understanding of how agents learn, grow and prosper.”

Speaking of growth, Ebby Halliday is opening up FIVE (5!) new offices this year in Prosper, a second Rockwall office, and Cedar Creek Lake. A new office is coming to the existing Allen Ebby office, and Williams Trew, an Ebby Halliday Company, is opening an Aledo office.

Kristi formerly managed Ebby’s Irving and Flower Mound/Lewisville offices. (more…)

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Clayton Bailey

“That’s going to get flagged by the home inspector.”

These words, no matter how deftly delivered, can strike fear into the heart of every home seller. So who are these “inspectors” that can make your knees tremble and hold your home hostage from a quick sale?

They are really your ally, whether you’re selling or buying. They’re the gatekeepers that protect buyers from things that are not readily evident, like old electrical wiring or a pipe about to fail. They also protect sellers from losing a sale by revealing issues that can be remedied prior to putting the home on the market. They are a necessity and we’re lucky to have some great inspectors in Dallas-Fort Worth.

Clayton Bailey owns Green Scene Home Inspections in Dallas. He’s heavily involved in supporting the real estate community, always volunteering and, full disclosure, helped me get through a giant rope spider maze, during our training with the  MetroTex Leadership Academy. He’s a good guy. Bailey took time out of crawling under houses and through attics to answer a few questions for us. (more…)

Dallas City Center has been keeping us on our toes with news lately. Word came in today that the fabulously talented Andra Stovall will take up the reins as Assistant Director /Director of Career Development on August 27th! She has a massive background of real estate experience including TREPAC Chairman for the Arlington Board of Realtors, Southwest Dallas County WCR President and so many “Affiliates of the Year” for various real estate organizations that we can’t count them all! Stovall was part of my MetroTex Leadership Academy Class 21 last year, so I know her capabilities up close and personal. Anyone who’s ever been through the challenges of that leadership can run the darned country. Stovall makes the 8th MetroTex Leadership alum for Dallas City Center, meaning, yes indeed the agency can do anything!

Stovall was with First American Home Buyers Protection for over seven years and not looking for a new opportunity, but Kevin Caskey has that special talent of making an offer you can’t refuse.

“I have not been this excited about anything in a long time,” she said. “ Kevin and I are going to make a great team.”

Stovall will be focused on coaching, consulting and helping agents stay on track.

“We’re at a point now where we want to step up service to our agents and help them increase their production,” Caskey said. “Andra has the right personality and background to help us build and grow the office.”

It doesn’t hurt that Stovall knows everyone in Dallas, yes everyone! Including Nancy Guerriero, another veteran Dallas agent now over at City Place.

“She’s also involved in the MetroTex Realtor’s In Action program so can help us implement our community service ideas and expand our outreach,” Caskey said.

Dallas City Center is having their big bash tomorrow night celebrating the new location, the new look, the new name and of course the new Assistant Director! Oh yeah, we’ll be blogging about it so you don’t miss a thing!