HomeServices chairman teases ‘several’ acquisitions in 2019

Ron Peltier is enjoying HomeServices of America’s view from the top, but he’s not spending too long taking it in. On Wednesday, the company spoiled NRT’s two-decade reign as the top real estate brokerage in the country in transaction sides — for the first time in Peltier’s tenure.

You’ll need to go 26 feet down for this underground mansion

A subterranean house, built by Avon executive Girard Henderson in the 1970s, has recently returned to the market with an astonishing $18 million price tag.

Will deal to end shutdown kick-start real estate sales?

Congressional leaders and President Donald Trump reached a deal on a continuing resolution Friday that will fund the government for three weeks. The deal ensures all government employees will receive their paychecks next week, including backpay missed …

RealScout gains major partners for buyer data-sharing initiative

A trio of real estate brokerages are undertaking an initiative to share buyer data and habits among fellow brokerages with the help of RealScout.

Ebby Halliday appoints new CEO as longtime leader steps aside

Mary Frances Burleson, the longtime CEO and president of Ebby Halliday, is stepping down to assume a new role as chairman emeritus as she focuses on the company’s philanthropic efforts, per an announcement this week. Chris Kelly, who formerly served in senior leadership roles at HomeServices of America will take over as CEO.

Agent uses Facebook to track down thief who stole client’s family heirlooms at open house

When broker Haley Larson got a tearful call about her client’s family jewelry going missing, she knew she had to do something.

Buy Warren Buffett’s beach house at slashed price of $7.9 million

Buffett, ranked third among the wealthiest people in the world, reduced the price of the Laguna Beach property from $11 million to $7.9 million.

The real estate industry locks horns

The real estate industry is butting heads in ways I have not witnessed in 25 years. This is a bighorn square off with some mighty young challengers entering the fray.

Amazon reportedly weighs entrance into home insurance biz

Amazon could be getting into the home insurance business, according to a news story published today in The Information.

HomeServices Acquires Ebby Halliday in Latest Move

HomeServices of America, Inc. is acquiring Ebby Halliday Real Estate, Inc., a legacy North Texas powerhouse. The acquisition includes the brands Ebby Halliday, REALTORS®, Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and William Trew Real Estate, as well as affiliates Home Team Mortgage and Texas Premier Title. As has been customary with HomeServices, the brand’s names will remain […]

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