Well-Known Luxury Dallas Real Estate Boutiques Unite Under One Name


Dallas, TX – November 17, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — Ebby Halliday Real Estate Inc. today announced that Ellen Terry, Realtors, one of this area’s most respected residential luxury boutiques, is joining with Dave Perry-Miller & Associates, the area’s fastest growing luxury boutique. The office will conduct business as Dave Perry-Miller & Associates, an Ebby Halliday Company, and Lee G. Thomas will continue as office manager. The Ellen Terry, REALTORS operation joins three Dave Perry-Miller & Associates offices located in Preston Center, Highland Park and Uptown. Both firms are owned by Ebby Halliday Real Estate Inc.

“Timing is everything, and the timing of this move meets current market needs and positions our company to better serve our clients and associates,” says Ebby Halliday Real Estate president and CEO, Mary Frances Burleson. “This natural progression of success creates a new level of synergy for these two luxury boutiques. The goal remains to be a market leader and offer clients and associates the very best tools in which to buy and sell luxury residential real estate.”

“The future is before us as it never has been before,” Ellen Terry said. “This is truly an exciting time, not only for our new alliance, but our associates and the clients we serve.”

Ellen Terry has never been one to sit still, not only focusing on her personal success, but also the success of those around her. This move brings two dynamic groups of professionals together who have a long history and already share a connection through their parent company, Ebby Halliday Real Estate Inc.

“This partnership of similar cultures just makes sense,” said Dave Perry-Miller. “I began my real estate career with Ellen Terry and the philosophies of our companies will blend seamlessly.”

Many of the associates in both offices are the product of Ellen Terry’s training and expertise. Combining the two companies will bring together years of experience and a team of like-minded professionals known for their real estate prowess.

“We built our company on several strategic moves in our almost 70 years in business and we believe this decision to merge these two fine companies will help ensure our market position for many years to come,” says company founder and chairman of the board, Ebby Halliday.

Ron Burgert, company CFO, adds, “From a business standpoint, we are able to combine budgets, marketing and advertising in a more strategic and cost-effective manner. Real estate is cyclical, and as in past mergers of this type, the local real estate market has contracted to create new alliances to great success.”

Ebby Halliday, REALTORS acquired Ellen Terry, Realtors in 1995 and Dave Perry-Miller & Associates in 2007. The firm will continue its mission of focusing on luxury homes in this area’s most desirable neighborhoods. The Ebby Halliday Companies, which also includes Ebby Halliday, Realtors, is already the luxury real estate market leader in North Texas, selling more homes priced at $1 million and greater than any other broker, according to NTREIS MLS sales data.

Ebby Halliday, the grand dame of residential real estate is credited with setting the standards in which today’s real estate practices are conducted. Ebby Halliday, REALTORS, Ellen Terry and Dave Perry-Miller & Associates continue to practice the points of service in which Ebby built her namesake firm: service to the industry, community and clients.

The Ebby Halliday Companies will also maintain its standing as a member of the global luxury network Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate, and as the exclusive Dallas member of Luxury Portfolio International. The Ebby Halliday Companies will continue to market luxury homes on a global basis, as it has for almost 50 years.


Dallas-based Ebby Halliday, Realtors (ebby.com), founded in 1945, is the largest independently owned residential real estate company in Texas and ranked among the top 10 in the nation. With approximately 1,500 sales associates and staff in 30 area offices, the company participates in nearly 13,000 property transactions annually, exceeding a sales volume of nearly $3.5 billion in 2010. Ebby Halliday is one of the oldest and most respected full-service residential real estate firms in the country, offering brokerage, property management, leasing, mortgage, insurance and title services. Ebby Halliday opened Home Team Mortgage Company (hometeammortgage.com) in 1996, Home Team Insurance (hometeamins.com) in 2003 and Texas Premier Title (txprem.com) in 2011.

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