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Dallas’ Ebby Halliday Realtors is crossing the Red River to sell homes

Legacy Dallas real estate sales firm Ebby Halliday Cos. is expanding its reach out of state for the first time to Oklahoma.



a large brick building with a sign in front of a house: Ebby Halliday has two dozen North Texas offices.


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Ebby Halliday has two dozen North Texas offices.

The 75-year-old property sales company is now handling real estate listings north of the Red River.

“We are thrilled to offer those looking to buy or sell in Oklahoma the same great service we have long been known for in North Texas,” President and CEO Chris Kelly said in a statement.

Ebby Halliday operates out of two dozen offices in North Texas, including close to the Oklahoma border in Grayson County.

“2020 has been a significant year of growth as we open new offices in Cedar Hill, Prosper and Forney, and as we expand into the Oklahoma market to serve the needs of our valued clients,” Kelly said.

Ebby Halliday’s Marsha Butler the company’s new broker of record in Oklahoma. She’s an Oklahoma native and works out of the firm’s Prosper and Celina office.

Ebby Halliday Cos in 2018 were acquired by HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate.

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Demand for homes in Nashville area has Realtors knocking on doors

Strangers are knocking on doors and calling phones across the Nashville region, but they aren’t selling anything. They want to buy something — your house.

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Realtors under pressure to find homes for clients who are ready to buy are looking for homeowners who are ready to sell. The problem is, there simply aren’t enough homes for sale to meet demand.

“The market continues to get tighter and tighter and tighter,” said Keller Williams Realtor Roger Poulin, who recently spent an afternoon knocking on doors in East Nashville’s Lockeland Springs neighborhood.

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“Half the people I talked with told me, ‘You’re about the 50th person who’s knocked on my door,’” he said. “It’s a trend.”

The problem is simple arithmetic. During the first half of last year, 23,477 homes were actively listed for sale in the multi-county region. This year, there were 20,809. There were 2,668 fewer homes on the market, said Ryan Turbeville, a Realtor with the Ashton Group of RE/MAX Advantage.



a modern kitchen with an island in the middle of a room: This house at 1101 Ozark St. is priced at $975,000. Realtor Roger Poulin has the listing. The house has an open floor plan with five bedrooms and five baths.


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This house at 1101 Ozark St. is priced at $975,000. Realtor Roger Poulin has the listing. The house has an open floor plan with five bedrooms and five baths.

With fewer choices on the market, Realtors have to get creative.

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“A lot of it’s old school, door knocking, that sort of thing. It still works,” said Turbeville.

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