Comprehensive Education and Training is Ebby Halliday Way

09/02/18 by Steve Smith


Real estate is an ever-changing business and staying on the cutting edge is critical to a real estate professional’s success. Providing education and training for every career phase is a top priority at Ebby Halliday Realtors.


The Dallas-based firm – the largest residential real estate company in Texas by sales volume – offers comprehensive and ongoing training for entry-level, intermediate and advanced education. Its in-house professional training programs are recognized as the best in the industry, according to Debbie Watson, director of career development for the Ebby Halliday Companies.


“With technical training classes, one-on-one mentoring, business coaching and advanced seminars for top-producing Associates, we make it easy for agents to set and achieve high goals,” Watson says.


Ebby School

Newly licensed agents’ professional development begins with “Ebby School,” which is designed to equip them with the resources necessary to start and grow a successful business. On-site group training is taught by members of the company’s senior management, as well as top Associates.  


“Following our industry-leading, two-week program, Associates return to their branch offices prepared to ‘hit the ground running,’ ” Watson says. “They also complete an essential course to help escalate their career paths.”


Personalized Coaching and Mentoring

Each Ebby Halliday branch manager is a highly skilled coach who provides the office’s agents in-depth business planning and assists them in staying on track toward their goals. In addition, the firm offers a Mentoring Program for new Associates, which includes weekly classes, an individually selected coach and hands-on exposure to daily activities and support systems.


Prestigious National Speakers

The Ebby Halliday Companies Career Development Department regularly hosts nationally renowned trainers. Agents sharpen their skills and learn the most current and effective practices to work smarter and increase productivity. 


Online Career Development Courses

Since real estate professionals have different demands on their time and different learning styles, Ebby’s industry-leading online education is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In addition to frequent hands-on training, the firm offers its Associates an extensive library of courses.


Optimizing Time

Ebby Halliday agents may choose from more than 600 courses per year of specialized education; many of which are not available elsewhere. Continuing-education certification and designation classes are offered online and on-site.


“At Ebby Halliday, we hold our agents to a higher standard,” Watson says. “Ebby Associates are required to annually exceed the state’s minimum continuing-education requirements by six hours – an education requirement unique to the company. In this ever-changing business, an agent who stays on the cutting edge through effective continuing education is vitally important to his or her client, and ultimately to a successful real estate transaction.” 


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