As the Manager of Ebby Halliday Realtors’ Lakewood/Lake Highlands Office, René Barrera assists, mentors, guides and advises over 60 experienced and new real estate agents each and every day. With over 18 years of real estate experience, René offers extensive professional expertise to the office’s agents and Ebby’s valued clients. René firmly believes his accessibility to the East Dallas community and to other real estate agents is his greatest value as a real estate professional.

A recipient of the MetroTex Association of Realtors’ Lois Hair Bernays Salesperson of the Year Award, the Ebby Halliday Service to the Industry Award and a Multi-Million Dollar Producer, René has acquired extensive real estate expertise and has a long history of service to the real estate industry and the East Dallas community.

René is a past Director and active member of MetroTex Association of Realtors since 2002, a graduate of the Leadership Academy, currently serves on the Government Affairs Committee, and is a former member of the Board of Directors, TREPAC Chair and Vice Chair, Community Outreach, PAC, Budget and Finance Committee and Young Professionals Network Liaison to Board of Directors. Other affiliations René has are past East Dallas MLS Coordinator and past National Association of Realtors Federal Political Coordinator to U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling, 5th District of Texas, East Dallas MLS Committee Coordinator and NAHREP of Dallas Treasurer.


René firmly believes that families buying and selling property is more than structures and contracts; it’s about paving their future.


The son of professors, René was born and raised in Laredo, Texas, and has been an East Dallas resident for over 20 years. Rene’s background includes years of experience in the family Import/Export and trade business, project management and real estate business.

Married for 17 years to Julie, René is the father of two children: Bianca, and Isaac. The family also has a pet dog named Bolt.   

René is a member of the Knights of Columbus, past President and current member of the Kiwanis Club of White Rock and a member of St.Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church.

  •     Multi-Million Dollar Producer
  •     ABR (Accredited Buyer's Representative)
  •     NAHREP Certified Professional
  •     Preservation Dallas Historic House Specialist
  •     Director of Texas Association of Realtors 2011, 2012, 2013
  •     Director of MetroTex Association of Realtors 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
  •     Chair of MetroTex Association of Realtors TREPAC Committee 2011
  •     Leadership MetroTex Graduate 2006
  •     Real Estate Professional, REALTOR® as of 2002
  •     Real Estate Broker as of 2005

Whether you are a new or experienced agent, or a current or prospective Ebby Halliday client, René Barrera would be happy to assist you.

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