Firm Celebrates Top Producers, Record-Breaking Year at Annual Awards Evening


Award show season is not just a celebration of Hollywood’s elite. Every February, right here in Dallas, Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate celebrates the biggest and brightest stars of our industry as well.

Last Thursday evening, February 18, as agents gathered at the Dallas Country Club, firm founder Dave Perry-Miller addressed the room, acknowledging the tremendous achievements of everyone there, including the top producers. The excitement was palpable as results were a closely guarded secret heading into the event.

Dave Perry-Miller addresses agents at the Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate Ninth Annual Awards Dinner
Dave Perry-Miller addresses agents at the Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate Ninth Annual Awards Dinner

“The annual awards banquet motivates me to be at the office some mornings at 5:00am and to take client calls until 10:30pm, or later,” says InTown Top Producer Brian Bleeker. “We all work hard to be the best at what we do.”

Perry-Miller also welcomed the Ebby Halliday corporate representatives in attendance, including President/CEO Mary Frances Burleson, CFO Ron Burgert, and Vice President and Director of Sales Betty Misko.

“We celebrate our success this past year as a company with $2.26 billion in sales,” Perry-Miller began. “This evening is our time to gather as a family and celebrate the accomplishments of everyone in this room. You deserve to be recognized for the exceptional level of sales that you created this past year.”

Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate Leadership Team
Ron Burgert (Ebby Halliday CFO), Dave Perry-Miller (Firm Founder), Gaynelle Henger (Preston Center Office Manager), Becky Connatser (InTown Office Manager), Lee Thomas (Park Cities and Lakewood Office Manager), Robb Puckett (Highland Park Office Manager)

The firm’s five office managers then came forward and began handing out the hard-won awards to their respective teams.

PARK CITIES TOP PRODUCERS

  • The Bradley/Levine Team with Lindsey Bradley and Lesli Marcus Levine
  • Stephen Collins
  • Paige and Curt Elliott
  • Phyllis Glover Group with Sissy Pardue
  • Stewart Lee
  • Christine McKenny
  • Julie Provenzano
  • Sharon Quist
  • Debbie Sherrington
  • Brian Smith

 

PARK CITIES OTHER CATEGORIES

  • Top Individual Units: Tie – Claudine King, Julie Provenzano
  • Top Individual GCI: Stephen Collins
  • Top Team Units: Lindsey Bradley, Lesli Marcus Levine
  • Top Team GCI: Christine McKenny, Megan Stern
  • Top Group Units: Phyllis Glover Group with Sissy Pardue
  • Top Group GCI: Phyllis Glover Group with Sissy Pardue
Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate Top Producers 2016 Park Cities Office
Park Cities Top Producers (L-R), front row: Claudine King, Sissy Pardue, Phyllis Glover, Stephen Collins, Paige Elliott. Back row: Stewart Lee, Sharon Quist, Curt Elliott, Christine McKenny. Not pictured: Lindsey Bradley, Lesli Marcus Levine, Julie Provenzano, Debbie Sherrington, Brian Smith, Megan Stern.

LAKEWOOD TOP PRODUCERS

  • Marissa Fontanez
  • Heather Guild Group with Skylar Champion
  • Scott Jackson Team with Ashley Rasmussen and Lauren Moore
  • Nancy Johnson with Alex Simpson
  • Mary Rinne
  • Meg Skinner

 

LAKEWOOD OTHER CATEGORIES

  • Top Individual Units: Nancy Johnson
  • Top Individual GCI: Nancy Johnson
  • Top Team Units: Martin Mayer Team with Erica Martin and Brandi Mayer
  • Top Team GCI: Martin Mayer Team with Erica Martin and Brandi Mayer
  • Top Group Units: Scott Jackson Team with Ashley Rasmussen and Lauren Moore
  • Top Group GCI: Scott Jackson Team with Ashley Rasmussen and Lauren Moore
Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate Top Producers 2016 Lakewood Office
Lakewood Top Producers (L-R), front row: Nancy Johnson, Marissa Fontanez, Meg Skinner, Scott Jackson, Brandi Mayer, Erica Martin, Mary Rinne. Back row: Skylar Champion, Heather Guild, Lauren Moore. Not pictured: Ashley Rasmussen, Alex Simpson.

INTOWN TOP PRODUCERS

  • Hewitt & Habgood Group – Kathy Hewitt, Steve Habgood, Brian Bleeker, Melissa O’Brien
  • Emily Ray-Porter Group – Emily Ray-Porter, Henry Barber, Jessica Hill, Macy Riley
  • Gullotto-Barnes Group – Joseph Gullotto, Jarrad Barnes, Stephene Tolocko, Frances Jacobs
  • Meyer Group – Nadine Meyer, Melanie Till, Michone Reese
  • Brandon Fleeman with Koda Reed
  • J.L. Forke
  • The Wayne Garcia Group – Wayne Garcia, Jerry Gutierrez, Michael Hubach, Amie Myers
  • Christopher Miller
  • Layne-Rothwell Group – Trina Rothwell, Paul Layne
  • The Martin Group – Eloise Martin, James Martin
  • Karen Estes

 

INTOWN OTHER CATEGORIES

  • Top Individual Units: Brandon Fleeman
  • Top Individual GCI: Brandon Fleeman
  • Top Group Units: Hewitt & Habgood Group
  • Top Group GCI: Hewitt & Habgood Group
Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate Top Producers 2016 InTown Office
InTown Top Producers (L-R), front row: Christopher Miller, Macy Riley, Frances Jacobs, Joseph Gullotto, Jarrad Barnes, Stephene Tolocko, Eloise Martin, Melissa O’Brien. Back row: Paul Layne, Trina Rothwell, Henry Barber, Emily Ray-Porter, Brandon Fleeman, Koda Reed, Nadine Meyer, Melanie Till, J.L. Forke, Wayne Garcia, James Martin, Steve Habgood, Brian Bleeker. Not pictured: Karen Estes, Jerry Gutierrez, Kathy Hewitt, Jessica Hill, Michael Hubach, Amie Myers, Michone Reese.

HIGHLAND PARK TOP PRODUCERS

  • The Haven Group – Erin Ballard, Ashley Beane, Thomas Bellinger, Shirley Cohn, John Eller, Forrest Gregg, Sara Johnson, Chari Oglesby, Sharon Palmer, Alexis Pearl, Chris Pyle, Sylvia Scott, Susie Thompson, Kate Looney Walters, Catherine Wilson
  • The Rhodes Group – Tom Rhodes, Jr., Burton Rhodes, Dan Rhodes, Thomas Rhodes, Neil Broussard, Janet Malone, Nina Sachse
  • Ralph Randall
  • Gianna Cerullo
  • Brady Moore
  • Marlene Jaffe
  • Michelle Hopson
  • Stephen Pryor
  • Scott Kaserman

 

HIGHLAND PARK OTHER CATEGORIES

  • Top Individual Units: Brady Moore
  • Top Individual CGI: Ralph Randall
  • Top Group Units: The Haven Group
  • Top Group CGI: The Haven Group
Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate Top Producers 2016 Highland Park Office
Highland Park Top Producers (L-R), front row: Shirley Cohn, Ashley Beane, Susie Thompson, Kate Looney Walters, Catherine Wilson, Sharon Palmer, Nina Sachse. Back row: Mysti Newberry Stewart, Sara Johnson, Thomas Bellinger, Chris Pyle, Forrest Gregg, Stephen Pryor, Ralph Randall, Dan Rhodes, Burton Rhodes, Thomas Rhodes, Brady Moore. Not pictured: Erin Ballard, Neil Broussard, Gianna Cerullo, John Eller, Michelle Hopson, Marlene Jaffe, Scott Kaserman, Janet Malone, Chari Oglesby, Alexis Pearl, Tom Rhodes, Jr., Sylvia Scott.

 

PRESTON CENTER TOP PRODUCERS

  • Updike│Pugh – Jeff Updike, Weston Pugh, Jan Folmar, David Lee
  • Thayer-Braymer Group – Jonathan Thayer, Gayl Braymer
  • Jennifer Miller
  • Mark Cain
  • Martha and McKamy Tiner
  • Chad Shulin
  • Ginger Levine & Jill Rasansky
  • Molly Malone
  • Kim and Taylor Gromatzky
  • Karen Fry

 

PRESTON CENTER OTHER CATEGORIES

  • Top Producer GCI: Jennifer Miller
  • Top Producer Units: Jennifer Miller
  • Top Team GCI: Thayer-Braymer
  • Top Team GCI: Thayer-Braymer
  • Top Group GCI: Updike│Pugh
  • Top Group Units: Updike│Pugh
Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate Top Producers 2016 Preston Center Office
Top producers (L-R), front row: Jill Rasansky, Molly Malone, Mark Cain, Karey Fry, Jennifer Miller, Gayl Braymer. Back row: Ginger Levine, Chad Schulin, Weston Pugh, David Lee, Jeff Updike, Kim Gromatzky, Taylor Gromatzky. Not pictured: Jan Folmar, Jonathan Thayer, Martha Tiner, McKamy Tiner.

As the evening wrapped up, Perry-Miller reiterated the firm’s secret for success.

“So many firms have mission statements. But how many times do you read a mission statement and then become disappointed, angry even, because it says one thing, but the experience you get is so completely different. What makes all of you in this room exceptional is that you live our core principle — treat other people as you would like to be treated — every day, every month, every year. And look at the results!”

Ebby Halliday Companies Account For Quarter of D’s Best Real Estate Agents


D Mag left hand page final copy
These are just some of our D Best Real Estate Agents and Top Producers. (Photo: Greg Stephens)

The release of the July issue of D Magazine, which arrived in subscribers’ mailboxes last week, is an exciting time in our industry. That’s when the magazine publishes its annual list of Dallas’ Best Real Estate Agents.

The intro to this year’s edition includes a lot of numbers: “We mailed nomination ballots to 336 previous Best Real Estate Agent winners, more than 200 mortgage and title companies, and 5,000 D Magazine subscribers. In addition to that, we mailed ballots to 10,000 recent home buyers. … The resulting lists represent … slightly less than 2 percent of the licensed real estate agents in the Dallas area.”

But there are a few numbers missing. The magazine doesn’t tell us how many Best Real Estate Agents there are, nor does it say how many represent each of the leading brokers. To get those numbers, you’d have to enter all of the winners and their brokers into an Excel spreadsheet. So that’s exactly what I did for most of Sunday afternoon.

(Disclaimer: D Magazine also honors Top Producers, whose names are submitted by their respective brokers because they reached certain sales milestones. But their names go on for another five pages after the end of the Best Real Estate Agents list, so you’ll forgive me if I left them out of this little exercise, which — as I mentioned — took most of my afternoon. Also, we honored our top producers of 2014 back in March.)

Here’s what I found: The Ebby Halliday Companies — Ebby Halliday, Realtors (58), Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate (44), and Williams Trew (3) — have a combined 105 agents on this year’s Best list, which includes a total of 412 names. That means 25 percent of the Best Real Estate Agents are with the Ebby Halliday Companies.

D Magazine Hosts Party to Honor 2014 Best Real Estate Agents and Top Producers


Tamera Gaede, David Lee, and Jeff Updike (Photo: Matthew Shelley)
Tamera Gaede, David Lee, and Jeff Updike (Photo: Matthew Shelley)

D Magazine has posted a gallery of photos from its party honoring the 2014 Best Real Estate Agents and Top Producers. Among the Dave Perry-Miller associates photographed were Karen Fry, Susie Germany, Frada Sandler, and Jeff Updike.