In Need of Backpack Donations!

The Douglass Community Neighborhood Association in Plano is hosting a Youth Empowerment Summit this Sunday and they need your help! They are in desperate needs of backpacks for the 100+ students that are registered for the event. I have volunteered for this event for the past 13 years so it is something that is very dear to my heart!

The Empowerment Youth Summit features workshops about money management, self-esteem and “real life” issues. There is also a shopping boutique where kids can collect jeans, school supplies and backpacks. This is where we need your help!  If you would like to donate backpacks, the Plano drop off locations is:

Telecom Electric
1304 Capital Ave.
Plano, TX 75074
(Monday – Friday from 9am to 5pm)

The need for support of the young people is growing…any donations are much appreciated!

Thanks so much, Dawn Redmond

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Collin College in Wylie

Collin College is building in Wylie! Across from City Hall on Country Club Road there is 43.68 acres of land that will be used for the facility. They plan to break ground in Wylie within 3 years, building a 415,000 square foot building with a capacity for 7,500 students. “We are very excited to be establishing a new campus in Wylie and to be making higher education more convenient for southeastern Collin County,” said Dr. Bob Collins, who chairs the Collin College Board of Trustees. “Wylie community leaders, including both city and school district, have been great partners in enabling this project to move forward. Without their help, cooperation and persistence we couldn’t have made this possible.”

Collin College delivers a quality education with low tuition. It serves nearly 52,000 credit and continuing education students annually. It also offers more than 100 degrees and certificates. “The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and workforce development. In addition, the college operates the Collin Higher Education Center, which serves 3,300 additional students each year in partnership with The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Woman’s University, Texas A&M University-Commerce, Texas Tech University and the University of North Texas.”

I am thrilled this will be coming to our area and excited to watch the building process happen over the next few years. It will be a wonderful addition to our community.

-Dawn Redmond





We had a successful Stiletto Walk this past weekend. The Chi Zeta Omega Chapter held it’s 4th annual walk benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association at Breckinridge Park in Richardson. We raised a total of $3,000.00! It was a morning full of high energy with exercise, massages, vendors on hand, information on Alzheimer and healthy snacks. I love serving in our community!

If you are ever interested in participating in any volunteer work around the Murphy/Plano area, feel free to contact me. I can help you find the perfect project to fit your needs!

-Dawn Redmond

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Are you ready?

An article on really interested me today! We all know the famous Pennsylvania groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, did not see his shadow, right?  If his prediction was correct and we do indeed have a warm February, this is recipe for a early spring housing market.  Buyers and sellers need to prepare for this! According to, past data indicates that if February temperatures are above average, then home sales could show a 60% growth compared to 2015. Are you ready?

Let me help you! Contact me today so I can walk you through the entire process of buying and/or selling a home. I am your “new reason to trust real estate.”

-Dawn Redmond



On January 6th, myself and other Ebby agents from across North Texas, assisted in cleaning up neighborhoods that were affected by the recent tornadoes. The devastation I saw will never leave me! I never thought in a million years that clients I once helped to find a home and start their dreams, I would have to one day help them pick up the pieces. This is an experience that humbled me to my core.

We called ourselves “Team Ebby!” We consisted of approximately 80 agents, as well as some staff from our affiliated Title and Mortgage companies. Some duties for clean-up included: removing broken glass, nails and shingles; removing fences and soiled carpet; walking the neighborhood to ask different homeowners what they need. Sometimes all they needed was a shoulder to cry on.

Operation Blessing International (Disaster Relief Services) is the non-profit organization that coordinated Team Ebby. Their main mission during a disaster is to supply meals, lodging, equipment, work order coordination and more. They are always in need of volunteers, so if you would like to learn more about them and possibly sign up to be a part of their team, then just click on this link:



Happy Days Are Here Again

“Do something nice for someone every day.”

“Get up, suit up, show up.”

Favorite quotes from Ms. Ebby Halliday that will forever be etched in my mind!

When I began my career as a real estate agent in 2006, I had no idea who Ebby Halliday was. I only remember seeing her maroon and white signs all around town. It wasn’t until I met another agent in one of my classes who told me about Ebby Halliday and her company that I decided I wanted to work there. I then met Ms. Ebby, signed my name on the dotted line and it has become one of the best decisions I have ever made!


The first time I met Ms. Ebby, she was playing a ukulele while singing “Happy Days Are Here Again.” Who was this 95-year-old CEO who still came to work everyday suited up like she was ready for a listing appointment? Well, I soon learned that she was a lady with a golden heart and an unbelievable work ethic. As busy as she was, she maintained an opened door policy and any of her 1500 agents could stop in and visit with her at any time. She was the first person I knew who stood while working at her desk…even at 95. She drove herself to work daily; until she said people stopped riding with her…she was 98 or 99 at that time:)

When she was 100 years old, she was still very much involved in the decision making at the office. She even fired one of secretaries. After her 100th birthday party, I was helping out with reception at the corporate office. In walked Mr. Ross Perot to see Ms. Ebby. In his hand was a special sword encased in a beautiful frame. Mr. Perot personally stopped by the office to make sure it was hung correctly. I watched as he and Ebby finally found the right location in the foyer for the gift.

It wasn’t until her memorial service that I realized that she was a woman of God. I knew she attended church, many people do, but Ms. Ebby studied the word of God. The pastor of Highland Park Baptist church read the comments about God’s word she scribed in the books that sat by her bedside. She has a building named after her on the campus of Dallas Baptist University and at 101 years of age she made a 3-year monetary commitment to the university, which she fulfilled earlier this year.

In true Ebby fashion, Ms. Halliday planned her own memorial service for her agents, family and friends that was filled with plenty of commentary about her professional and personal achievement. At the conclusion of the service, a video played of her with her ukulele singing “Happy Days Are Here Again.” How fitting this song was at this time. Ebby was happy to meet her maker and to see her friends and family again.

Rest in Peace Ms. Ebby.

-Dawn Redmond

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New Listing in Lewisville!

Check out my new listing at 1169 Courtney Lane in Lewisville…

Lots of windows and views in this move-in ready home featuring an open floor plan with split bedrooms, hardwoods throughout living areas and bedrooms. Custom options include updated kitchen and bathrooms with granite counters, stainless steel appliances, recently installed seamless glass shower, an extended side patio and Pergola swing in the back yard. Nicely landscaped backyard with fruit trees. Near school, freeway and shopping.

Don’t miss out! Contact me for a showing at 972-689-8424 or visit my website at


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New Listing in Maxwell Creek!

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Stunning 5 bedroom, 4 ½ bath, 3-car-garage home for sale in the wonderful community of Maxwell Creek in Murphy. The total square footage is 3,888. This home has upgrades and beautiful features throughout! The dark brown hand-scraped hardwood floors add such an elegant touch. Get ready to fall in love with the master bedroom suite complete with a sitting area, picture window, spa-like bathroom and custom closet. There is tons of storage throughout the home. The second bedroom and full bath downstairs could also be an office. The kitchen is open with plenty of counter space, double ovens, island and a large pantry. New roof as of June 2015, You’ll definitely love this home! Most furnishings are also for sale.

Maxwell Creek is a neighborhood you would want to live in! It’s proximity to many different shopping centers, restaurants and recreational activities make it a perfect spot for the active lifestyle. Children attend the award-winning Wylie ISD School District.

Call me for more details at 972-689-8424!

Dawn Redmond


Ebby Blog


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Ebby Blog of course!

Ebby Blog will keep you updated with DFW events, the latest restaurant openings AND CLOSINGS, fabulous listings in the area, hints and tricks on how to spice up your home and curb appeal and trends in real estate….just to name a few.  Every week new articles are added that you are sure to enjoy.

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Here is a hint:  “At the Ebby Halliday Companies, we’re proud of our undisputed role as the dominant real estate firm in North Texas,” Burleson says. “While the first quarter of 2014 was truly outstanding for our company, what remains most important to us is service to our clients, service to our industry and service to our community.”