About Us

Successfully buying or selling a home requires these key ingredients: guidance, real estate experience, knowledge, negotiation skills and off-market networking. Having a trusted team to help you navigate the challenging aspects of a real estate transaction is essential.  Having a pair of smart, sensible professional RealtorsⓇ, who can guide you through what is for many an emotional process, is a distinct advantage.
 
Julie and Kathy have both been full-time RealtorsⓇ since 2005 and have sold and purchased hundreds of homes for their clients. They offer professional expertise and guidance, consistent communication in the manner that you decide is best, and are proactive and highly responsive. Your interests are their first interests! This makes them one of the most sought-after teams in the Metroplex. Whether you are purchasing or selling a $50,000 condo or a $20,000,000 estate, you can be confident that you have top-notch professionals representing you!
 
And you are guaranteed to have fun in the process!
 
Both are Ebby Halliday Luxury Portfolio Specialists, members of the elite Relocation Team and repeat Multi-million Dollar Producers. They were awarded D Magazine Top Producer and Best RealtorⓇ designations numerous times, including the years 2015, 2016 and 2017. 
 
With so many individual awards to their credit, imagine the synergy created when they joined forces as the Pillans Murray Group! You could not ask for greater knowledge, experience, and responsiveness. Their incredibly broad and diverse network inside and outside the industry help them bring qualified buyers to their listed homes and locate the perfect homes for their buying clientele. Unmatched negotiation skills enable them to get you the most favorable price fitting your needs as a seller or buyer.
 
Julie Pillans
Being a Dallas area native has given Julie an extensive network of people and an intimate understanding of the area and trends in the marketplace.  She has held positions in every aspect of real estate from property leasing to relocation.  Julie is known for her direct approach and unfailing honesty, which have earned the respect of clients and peers alike. 
 
She is also known throughout the industry, and by her clientele, for her pragmatic advice, keen negotiation skills, exceptional discretion and dry wit. As a consistent top producer, she makes time to mentor new associates and give back to the community.
 
Julie serves on the board of Color Me Empowered, heads a United Way drive and has received the Ebby Halliday VIP Customer Service Award multiple times, including 2017.
 
Kathy Murray
Kathy has lived in the Dallas area since 1986 and is known as a marketing whiz with over 25 years of Sales, Marketing and Account Management with several Fortune 500 companies in addition to her expansive experience as a RealtorⓇ.
 
She offers encyclopedic knowledge of a vast number of Metroplex neighborhoods. If you are purchasing a home she will likely know the answer to your questions or do the needed research to find out. When marketing your home for sale, she creates an in-depth analysis, establishes a creative, tailored marketing plan and takes any fear and guesswork out of the process. She will lay the foundation and handcraft a personalized strategy for success, which will be attained by various means including print and social media.
 
As a consummate professional, Kathy is known for her intuitiveness, empathy, and patience. Direct and practical, she provides clients with a well-rounded perspective and exceptional expert advice. 
 
Kathy is known for her generosity supporting multiple charities in the Metroplex. She is a member of the Brookhaven Country Club, Oak Cliff Woman’s Club and has been a resident of Greenway Crest for over 22 years.

“We understand that you are not just buying a home: you are buying a lifestyle, a community and a neighborhood.”

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Leaders

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Julie Pillans

(214)803-6323

juliepillans@ebby.com

Associates

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Kathy Murray

(214)809-2244

kathymurray@ebby.com