Real Estate Icon’s Legacy of Service Carried Out Daily Across North Texas


Throughout 2020, the Ebby Halliday Companies, the parent company of DPM, is celebrating 75 years of serving the real estate needs of North Texans and those relocating to the region. It all began in 1945, when one bold woman parlayed her wisdom, generosity, business acumen and endurance into what is today the No. 1 residential real estate brokerage in Texas.

“Long life is a privilege not everyone – or every company – gets to enjoy,” says Ebby Halliday Companies President & CEO Chris Kelly. “During this anniversary year, we acknowledge this fact with a spirit of gratitude.”

The legacy of Ebby Halliday, who founded Ebby Halliday Realtors in 1945, is carried out daily in North Texas through 2,000-plus agents and staff across three real estate brands and in-house mortgage, insurance and title companies. It is now amplified by the Ebby Halliday Companies’ affiliation with Berkshire Hathaway affiliate HomeServices of America, the country’s No. 1 residential real estate company. 

Acquired by HomeServices in 2018, the Ebby Halliday Companies are modernizing homeownership services and are focused on ensuring that homeownership is available to everyone who wants to own a home in North Texas. Among the company’s primary business objectives in 2020 is furthering access to homeownership opportunities for historically marginalized communities. 

The Ebby Halliday Companies include real estate brands Ebby Halliday RealtorsDave Perry-Miller Real Estate and Williams Trew and core-services companies Prosperity MortgageHome Team Insurance and Texas Premier Title

“Simply put, we offer one ‘door’ to everything you need to buy or sell a home in North Texas,” says Kelly.“ Purchasing or selling in any other way would be like going back in time. Our complete offering of brokerage, mortgage, title and insurance homeownership services ensures you have the easiest and most secure real estate experience. In good times and most importantly, in challenging times, we have stood by North Texas and North Texans for over 75 years. It would be our honor to put our experience and strength to work for you.”

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

Catherine Sims Named VP of Core Services


Catherine Sims Named VP of Core Services

 

Catherine Sims has been named Vice President of Core Services for the Ebby Halliday Companies. Chris Kelly, president and CEO, recently made the announcement. Ebby’s affiliated core-service companies include Home Team Mortgage, The Lending Partners, Home Team Insurance and Texas Premier Title.

 

When making the announcement, Kelly emphasized the Ebby Halliday Companies’ distinct position in the North Texas marketplace as an organization that meets the needs of its sales associates and clients during the entirety of the real estate transaction.

 

“To ensure this unique distinction and ability remains at the forefront of our business strategy, we have created the role of vice president of core services,” Kelly said. “Catherine Sims possesses an intimate understanding of the strength and capabilities of our core services through her past leadership role within The Lending Partners, where she was frequently at the forefront of connecting and communicating with our sales associates and their clients how our amazing mortgage, title and insurance teams deliver an exceptional experience.”

 

Sims has been with Home Team Mortgage and The Lending Partners for over 10 years. She has served as a loan originator and in sales-management positions.

 

Said Sims, “Tom Parker, president of Home Team Mortgage and The Lending Partners, and Besty Sproat, vice president, have been pivotal in my career. I am grateful for the exceptional mentoring they have provided me over the years.

 

“My new role will be the ‘glue’ that pulls together each of our core services,” Sims said. “This model has been very successful within the HomeServices family of companies, of which we are a proud member.” The Ebby Halliday Companies became part of HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, in 2018.

 

“In my mind, there’s no ‘you’ or ‘us,’ it’s just ‘we,’ ” said Sims. “Simply put, at the Ebby Halliday Companies, we are positioned to be grandly successful for both our agents and our clients. No other company in North Texas makes being a one-stop exceptional experience for its agents and home buyers and sellers a priority the way we do. Each and every day, we are helping clients realize a dream. The goal is to make the experience memorable and exciting for them.  In doing so, we all have hit a homerun.”

 

With locations across North Texas, the Ebby Halliday Companies is one of the most respected full-service residential real estate firms in the country. Its real estate brands include Dallas-based Ebby Halliday Realtors and Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and Fort Worth-based Williams Trew. Its affiliated core-service companies include Home Team Mortgage, The Lending Partners, Home Team Insurance and Texas Premier Title.

8 Must-See Open Houses


 

Enjoy your weekend with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and our amazing agents at these properties.

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

4004 Colgate Avenue | University Park | $2,449,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

6215 Rex Drive | Preston Hollow | $2,135,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

2128 Courtland Drive | Frisco | $1,500,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

1654 Handley Drive | East Kessler | $1,150,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

726 W. Greenbriar Lane | East Kessler | $500,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

1600 Abrams Road #10 | Lakewood | $459,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

9449 Hunters Creek Drive | Lake Highlands | $415,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

8621 Redondo Drive | Little Forest Hills | $379,000

 

To view all our open houses and discover dates and times, visit openhouse.daveperrymiller.com.

7 Private Guest Suites


 

Fall has commenced, which means guests will be arriving for holiday visits before you know it.

 

Make their stay all-the-more comfortable by providing them private guest quarters during their visit.

 

These seven spectacular homes can provide family and friends with the ease of staying with loved ones while attaining the luxury of a five-star hotel.

 

 

8 Private Guest Suites

3816 Miramar Avenue | Highland Park | $4,999,000

 

8 Private Guest Suites

7634 Fisher Road | Lakewood | $1,995,000

 

8 Private Guest Suites

4348 Taos Road | Bluffview | $1,975,000

 

8 Private Guest Suites

3207 Saint Johns Drive | Highland Park | $1,575,000

 

8 Private Guest Suites

2909 Fondren Drive | University Park | $1,400,000

 

8 Private Guest Suites

5914 Monticello Avenue | M Streets | $795,000

 

8 Private Guest Suites

517 Limmerhill Drive | Rockwall | $600,000

 

For more magnificent homes, visit daveperrymiller.com.

 

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10 Must-See Open Houses


 

Enjoy your weekend with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and our amazing agents at these properties.

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

10730 Bushire Drive | Les Jardins | $1,844,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

4049 Purdue Avenue | University Park | $1,749,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

2909 Fondren Drive | University Park | $1,400,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

5822 Kenwood Avenue | M Streets | $979,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

434 Francie Way | Allen | $775,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

407 Newell Avenue | Santa Monica | $649,900

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

6644 Blue Valley Lane | Lakewood | $649,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

7644 Fallmeadow Lane | Far North Dallas | $499,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

3613 Kings Hollow Lane | McKinney | $469,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

912 Greenbriar Lane | Richardson | $259,000

 

To view all our open houses and discover dates and times, visit openhouse.daveperrymiller.com.

North Texas Giving Day is Thursday


 

North Texas Giving Day is Thursday

 

Thursday, September 20, is North Texas Giving Day, a day when we can all come together and rally behind the nonprofits that make our community a better place to live, work and play. This year North Texas Giving Day is especially meaningful to all of us at the Ebby Halliday Companies as it takes place on the heels of the recent launch of the Ebby Halliday Foundation.

 

Named in honor of Ebby Halliday Acers, the founder of Ebby Halliday Realtors and a prominent Dallas philanthropist who passed away in 2015 at age 104, the namesake foundation continues Ebby’s substantial philanthropic work across North Texas.

 

Ebby founded Ebby Halliday, REALTORS in 1945. The Dallas-based company, recently acquired by HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, owns Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, which has been a member of the Ebby Halliday Family of Companies for a decade.

 

The Ebby Halliday Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, supports charitable and educational activities that serve women and children in need across our region.

 

“Each of us who had the good fortune of knowing Ebby was touched by the grace, fortitude and compassion with which she lived her life,” says Mary Frances Burleson, president and chief executive officer of the Ebby Halliday Companies and a founding member of the board of directors of the Ebby Halliday Foundation. “Ebby had a very simple saying that she lived by, ‘Do something for someone every day.’ That small bit of wisdom served Ebby very, very well and has had a tremendous impact on many individuals and organizations in North Texas.”

 

Adds Ron Burgert, chief financial officer of the Ebby Halliday Companies and a founding member of the board of directors of the Ebby Halliday Foundation, “With the creation of the Ebby Halliday Foundation, we intend for Ebby’s impact to continue to be felt across our region for a long time.”

 

Until midnight Thursday, September 20, you’re encouraged to donate to one or more of the over 2,000 certified nonprofits at NorthTexasGivingDay.org. To donate to the Ebby Halliday Foundation, click here.

Ebby Halliday Foundation Launches


 

Ebby Halliday Foundation Launches

 

Ebby Halliday Acers, founder of Ebby Halliday, REALTORS and prominent Dallas philanthropist, is being honored with a namesake foundation that will continue her substantial philanthropic work across North Texas. The Ebby Halliday Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, supports charitable and educational activities that serve women and children in need in the greater North Texas region. Ebby passed away in 2015 at age 104.

 

Ebby founded Ebby Halliday, REALTORS in 1945. The Dallas-based company, recently acquired by HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, owns Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, which has been a member of the Ebby Halliday Family of Companies for a decade.

 

Having opened the doors to successful careers for thousands of people, Ebby was widely admired for her passionate leadership and tireless altruism.

 

“Each of us who had the good fortune of knowing Ebby was touched by the grace, fortitude and compassion with which she lived her life,” says Mary Frances Burleson, president and chief executive officer of the Ebby Halliday Companies and a founding member of the board of directors of the Ebby Halliday Foundation. “Ebby had a very simple saying that she lived by, ‘Do something for someone every day.’ That small bit of wisdom served Ebby very, very well and has had a tremendous impact on many individuals and organizations in North Texas.”

 

Adds Ron Burgert, chief financial officer of the Ebby Halliday Companies and a founding member of the board of directors of the Ebby Halliday Foundation, “With the creation of the Ebby Halliday Foundation, we intend for Ebby’s impact to continue to be felt across our region for a long time.”

 

Ebby Halliday Foundation Launches

 

Among the many tributes to Ebby’s philanthropic legacy in North Texas are Juliette Fowler Communities’ The Ebby House, an innovative transitional community for young women who have experienced foster care or have been abandoned, displaced or abused; the WiNG’s Center at Ebby’s Place, which helps lift economically challenged working women out of poverty; and the Ebby Halliday Library at Happy Hill Farm in Granbury, a 500-acre farm that is home to North Central Texas Academy, an independent college-preparatory day, boarding and international school which seeks out underserved students. And in 2011, she was honored with the new building and naming of the Ebby Halliday Elementary School in Southeast Dallas.

 

Throughout her life, Ebby’s dedication to her profession and her fellow man remained constant. Ebby was honored with The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans award, which honors the simple but powerful belief that hard work, honesty and determination can conquer all obstacles.

 

“For Ebby, a successful life was about much more than extraordinary sales figures,” says Kay Weeks, a sales associate with Ebby’s Little White House office. “Ebby’s other great passion was service to the community she proudly called home. Ebby’s, and our company’s, philanthropic influence on North Texas cannot be overstated. Ebby did not have children of her own, but she helped educate and support many young people.”

 

To learn more about the Ebby Halliday Foundation and/or to donate, visit ebbyhallidayfoundation.org. For more information, call 214-294-5770 or email info@ebbyhallidayfoundation.org.

5 Beautiful Tech Products


 

Technology doesn’t just have to be functional. For a luxurious home, it needs to beautiful as well.

 

We’ve collected five tech products that are as aesthetically pleasing as they are useful.

 

5 Beautiful Tech Products

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Shape System | Starting at $4,200

 

Speakers transform into large-scale artwork in Bang & Olufsen’s BeoSound Shape System. The hexagonal tiles are completely customizable — from overall configuration and color down to the number of speakers, dampers and amplifiers.

 

5 Beautiful Tech Products

Samsung The Frame 55-inch LED SmartTV | $1,597.99

 

Speaking of art, Samsung’s The Frame TV keeps your television looking like a thoughtful masterpiece even when it’s off. Owners have access to 100 professionally curated art pieces from 10 different genres. The Frame can be further customized with wood bezel frames or golden edges. Feature it alongside your gallery wall or even sitting atop an easel.

 

5 Beautiful Tech Products

Molekule Air Purifier | $799

 

Breathe a sigh of relief with this air purifier that breaks down toxic pollutants on a molecular level to eliminate them completely from your home. Developed over 20 years, the Molekule air purifier has been determined by research scientists to destroy pollutants 1,000 times smaller than what is filtered by traditional air filters.

 

5 Beautiful Tech Products

Uma Sound Lantern | $479.00

 

Light and sound are fused into one elegant, portable lantern. A soft glow emits from the LED lantern, with its sleek, cone-shaped design and full-grain leather strap. Touch-sensitive volume controls offer 360-degree sound.

 

5 Beautiful Tech Products

Conway Electric For Home First Smart Chip Extension Cord | $149

 

Vintage aesthetic juxtaposes harmoniously with modern technology in Conway Electric’s extension cord. Conway claims that the extension cord is one of the fast-charging USB power cords available. The smart USB ports shut off once your device is fully charged, protecting it from overheating. And with a power cord so stylish, you’ll want to display it instead of hide it away.

 

Read more about our recommended products on the blog:

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Poolside Accessories for On-the-Go Adventures 

Outdoor Furniture for Cool Summer Nights 

10 Must-See Open Houses


 

Enjoy your weekend with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and our amazing agents at these properties.

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

3030 McKinney Avenue #2101-3 | Uptown | $1,400,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

2302 Kessler Parkway | Kessler Park | $1,150,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

6569 Lafayette Way | North Dallas | $999,999

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

6030 Goodwin Avenue | Lower Greenville | $850,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

9920 Spirehaven Lane | Lake Highlands | $789,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

7116 Cornelia Lane | Lakewood | $680,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

5720 Misted Breeze Drive | West Plano | $675,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

10144 Cromwell Drive | Northwest Dallas | $565,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

7332 Rustic Valley Drive | Prestonwood | $549,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

6017 Ellsworth Avenue | Wilshire Heights | $459,000

 

To view all our open houses and discover dates and times, visit openhouse.daveperrymiller.com.