The Weekly Wrap-Up


In the market for a new home? Take a look at some of this week’s fabulous featured properties.

9925 Hathaway Street | Preston Hollow | $1,899,999

3822 Northview Lane | Northwest Dallas | $1,599,000

4137 Caruth Boulevard | University Park | $1,350,000

4016 Saint Johns Circle | Carrollton | $1,250,000

1126 Turner Avenue | Kessler Park | $987,000

5127 Denton Drive | Oak Lawn | $860,000

3810 Seguin Drive | Northwest Dallas | $499,000

4103 Avondale Avenue #5 | Oak Lawn | $400,000

For more exceptional properties, visit daveperrymiller.com.

‘Tis the Season to Sell Your Home


Christmas Decorations At Front Door of House.

Contrary to popular belief, the holiday season – especially this holiday season – may actually be an ideal time to offer your North Texas home for sale! Why?

  • The average home sales price in North Texas is up almost 15 percent over this time last year.
  • Interest rates are at historic lows, which means buyers have more buying power than ever before.
  • Inventory of homes for sale remains at historic lows while showing activity is still tracking higher than this same time last year. 
  • Many people are still working from home, which means a lot of them may want more space, home offices, or just a change of scenery. Combined with lighter work schedules and less (anticipated) travel during the holidays, prospective buyers may use the extra time to search for a new home. 
  • Consumers who shop for a home during the holidays are serious, motivated buyers.
  • Typically there are even fewer homes on the market during the holiday season. Translation: less competition for you.
  • Homes “show” better when decorated for the holidays.
  • Many transferees are not able to wait until the spring market to buy. They are here now and need a home now.
  • By selling now, you’ll have an opportunity to be a non-contingent buyer during the spring, when many more houses will be for sale, which may mean lower prices. This could allow you to sell high and buy low.

To get started, visit daveperrymiller.com.

Ebby Halliday Companies Named Top Place to Work


The Ebby Halliday Companies, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, has been named one of the Top 100 Places to Work in North Texas in the Large Companies category by The Dallas Morning News. The announcement came at the Morning News’ 12th-annual Top 100 Places to Work event, which took place online on November 12. The Ebby Halliday Companies placed No. 10 in the Large Companies category.

The annual contest is overseen by The Dallas Morning News’ research partner, Workplace Dynamics, a recognized leader in measuring the health of U.S. companies based on employee opinions. Companies are graded in performance of leadership, sense of mission, career opportunities, culture, and pay and benefits.

“It’s so meaningful for the Ebby Halliday Companies to be named one of the Top 100 Places to Work by The Dallas Morning News as we celebrate our 75th anniversary of serving the residential real estate needs of North Texans and those choosing to move here,” says Ebby Halliday Companies President & CEO Chris Kelly. “This is a great honor for us as a company. I’m most proud that our people are so passionate about the workplace they’ve helped build together.” 

The Ebby Halliday Companies is comprised of three real estate brands, Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, Ebby Halliday Realtors, and Williams Trew, as well as core-services companies Prosperity Mortgage, Home Team Insurance and Texas Premier Title

Founded in 1945 as a one-woman, one-office firm, Ebby Halliday today is the largest residential real estate company in Texas by sales volume. It was acquired by HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate and the country’s largest residential real estate company based on transactions, in 2018. 

“Our people are humble, hungry and smart,” Kelly says. “We treat the Ebby Halliday family of companies as one team and share a common goal of service to our clients, service to our industry and service to our community. 

“As an Ebby Halliday Companies client, you’ll benefit from knowledgeable, respected real estate agents and a team of trusted professionals dedicated to making buying or selling your home one convenient experience,” Kelly says. “While our skilled agents help you navigate the market, our family of affiliated core-services companies will handle your mortgage, insurance and title needs with the utmost care.”

For more information about Ebby Halliday Companies brokerage, mortgage, insurance and title services, visit daveperrymiller.com ebby.com, and williamstrew.com

Happy Veterans Day


As a small way of expressing our thanks to you, we’re proud to be part of U.S. Military on the Move, a free real estate rebate and information program developed by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, to allow all active duty, retired military and wounded warriors to earn cash back when they buy or sell a home.

When you buy or sell a home through U.S. Military on the Move, you’ll receive a cash rebate based on the actual sales price – and you’ll receive your rebate at settlement. Military on the Move is offered exclusively by members of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. To be eligible for the program, register with U.S. Military on the Move before contacting a real estate agent. To register, visit usmilitaryonthemove.com.

At the Ebby Halliday Companies, we know that Veterans are highly disciplined, hardworking, team-oriented and accustomed to overcoming obstacles – all skills that translate well to the real estate profession.

This, combined with the fact that Veterans often face challenges re-entering the workforce after serving our country, is why we have implemented our Veterans to Realtors program. The program eases the transition into the real estate profession for Veterans.

“If you live in the North Texas region, and have served in any branch of the military, then you could be qualified for our Veterans to Realtors program,” says Chris Kelly, president and CEO of the Ebby Halliday Companies.

“If you are able to make a commitment to real estate and are accepted to the program, we will pay your fee at our company school, and you will receive a $500 reimbursement after your first closing. “We also recognize that military service is a shared duty and sacrifice for the entire family,” says Kelly.

“We are proud to also provide this program to any spouse of an active or reserve duty military service member.

“If you are a Veteran and would like to get your residential real estate career started, contact Ebby Halliday Companies Recruiting Specialist Shelly Nelson at shellynelson@ebby.com or any branch office sales manager for Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, Ebby Halliday Realtors, or Williams Trew.

Veterans Day is a good time to remember that our freedom isn’t guaranteed. It’s protected by the men and women in our Armed Services. To those who secure our way of life, thank you!

The Weekly Wrap-Up


In the market for a new home? Take a look at some of this week’s fabulous featured properties.

4500 Belclaire Avenue | Highland Park | $3,200,000

5414 Belmont Avenue | Vickery Place | $1,249,000

115 Willowbrook | Athens | $1,200,000

5528 Tanbark Road | Preston Hollow | $1,185,000

4606 S. Versailles Avenue | Highland Park | $1,065,000

3529 N. Versailles Avenue | Dallas | $925,000

2900 McKinnon Street #1008 | Uptown | $875,000

7785 Verbena Court | North Dallas | $840,000

943 Turner Avenue | Kessler Park | $680,000

4928 Mill Run Road | North Dallas | $519,000

To view more exceptional properties, visit daveperrymiller.com

The Weekly Wrap-Up


In the market for a new home? Take a look at some of this week’s fabulous featured properties.

3520 Bryn Mawr Drive | University Park | $4,200,000

11715 Pine Forest Drive | North Dallas | $1,489,000

10218 Crestover Drive | Northwest Dallas | $1,195,000

4573 Warwick Lane | Frisco | $1,125,000

11703 Forest Court | North Dallas | $1,000,000

1234 Haines Avenue | Bishop Arts | $824,000

3923 Cole Avenue #301 | Oak Lawn | $695,000

515 S. Manus Drive | Wynnewood North | $550,000

6811 Santa Fe Avenue | Hollywood Heights | $420,000

4031 Holland Avenue F | Oak Lawn | $289,000

To view more exceptional properties, visit daveperrymiller.com.

Your Home Warranty and Insurance Guide


Aerial view beautiful neighborhood in Texas in the autumn season. Row of single-family home with attached garage, garden, swimming pool surrounded by colorful fall foliage leaves

Home warranty or home insurance? We vote both.

American Home Shield home warranty plans help pay to repair or replace home systems and appliances – things like A/C, heating, appliances and more. Homeowners insurance helps with the cost of repairs needed as a result of accidental damage or theft – things like natural disasters, fires and break-ins.

Contact your Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agent to find out more about how American Home Shield can pick up where homeowners insurance leaves off.

Ebby Halliday Companies Partner with Nations Home Warranty


Shot of a mother and son baking together in the kitchen

The Ebby Halliday Companies are excited to announce a new partnership with Nations Home Warranty, a widely respected Dallas-Fort Worth-based home warranty services provider that has served the North Texas region since 1996. Known for exceptional service, Nations Home Warranty offers concierge service regardless of a home’s price point.   

“The Ebby Halliday Companies take pride in continuing to innovate, adding new tools and services that meet agent and market needs and ultimately provide a preeminent experience for our clients,” says Vice President of Finance and Operations Anthony Jackson. “Adding Nations Home Warranty to our arsenal of tools is exactly the type of service that sets our agents and company apart.”

Says Vice President of Core Services Catherine Sims, “We believe Nations Home Warranty is a great local fit in our market. Partnering with this respected brand is a win-win for our agents and our valued clients.”

Sims says that after working with Jonathan Seem, senior vice president of new channel partnerships, and Julie Jones, vice president of real estate sales for Nations Home Warranty, the direction was clear. “Offering a well-established, well-known and respected second warranty partner that will provide exceptional service to our Associates and their clients is something we really wanted to provide,” she says.

In addition to this new partnership with Nations Home Warranty, the Ebby Halliday Companies proudly partner with American Home Shield to provide home warranty services. 

“Our clients always have a choice on the products and services they utilize in their real estate transactions but through these partnerships, we’re making it easier than ever to help our agents stand out as the experts in the marketplace,” says Sims. To learn more about Nations Home Warranty, visit home-warranty.com

Rapid Close Gets You Home Faster


At the Ebby Halliday Companies, we’re proud to offer Rapid Close, a seamless signing experience that allows you to electronically sign most closing documents before closing. Rapid Close is offered through our affiliated mortgage company, Prosperity Home Mortgage.

With Rapid Close, borrowers can sign all eligible documents electronically prior to closing, leaving you with a limited amount of paperwork to sign at the closing table. Rapid Close saves time, allowing you more time to review documents and ask questions before closing – and gets you to the finish line faster!

5 Simple Steps to Rapid Close

Get the Invitation: You’ll receive an email to access your closing package prior to your scheduled closing date.

Review Documents: After a quick account setup, you’ll be able to review all of your loan documents prior to the closing date.

eSign Documents: On the day of closing, you can electronically sign all eligible documents in advance of your in-person meeting.

Documents are Sent: The e-signed documents are then shared with the mortgage consultant and all necessary parties.

In-Person Meeting: Sign the remainder of your documents and complete the closing in-person!

Contact a Prosperity Home Mortgage consultant today to learn more about Rapid Close!