Throughout 2020, the Ebby Halliday Companies are celebrating 75 years of serving the real estate needs of North Texans and those relocating to the region, according to an announcement by the company this week.
It all began in 1945, when one bold woman parlayed her wisdom, generosity, business acumen and endurance into what is today the No. 1 residential real estate brokerage in Texas.
“Long life is a privilege not everyone—or every company—gets to enjoy,” says Ebby Halliday Companies President and CEO Chris Kelly. “During this anniversary year, we acknowledge this fact with a spirit of gratitude.”
The legacy of Ebby Halliday, who founded Ebby Halliday Realtors® in 1945, is carried out daily in North Texas through 2,000-plus agents and staff across three real estate brands and affiliated mortgage, insurance and title companies. It is now amplified by the Ebby Halliday Companies’ affiliation with HomeServices of America, the country’s No. 1 residential real estate company.
“2020 will be a memorable year for our company as we look back with pride and move forward in anticipation,” Kelly says. “While we celebrate 75 years of success, we can’t wait to see what the next 75 years will bring.”
Acquired by HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, in 2018, the widely admired company has in the past year implemented a concerted effort to modernize homeownership services and ensure that homeownership is available to everyone buying or selling a home in North Texas. Since the acquisition, the Ebby Halliday Companies’ expanded leadership team has focused intensely on ensuring its agents and clients benefit from the latest technology and tools. Among the company’s primary business objectives in 2020 is furthering access to homeownership opportunities for historically marginalized communities.
The Ebby Halliday Companies began as a one-woman, one-office firm. It has grown over the years through strategic acquisitions, including real estate brands Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and Williams Trew, as well as strategically located offices to serve the growing North Texas region. Today, the company takes pride in providing homebuyers and sellers an exceptional experience through Ebby Halliday Realtors®, Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, Williams Trew and affiliated core services companies Prosperity Mortgage, Home Team Insurance and Texas Premier Title.
“Ebby Halliday Companies clients benefit from knowledgeable, respected agents and a team of professionals dedicated to making buying or selling a home one convenient experience,” Kelly says. “While our skilled agents help you navigate the market, our family of affiliated core services companies handle your mortgage, insurance and title needs with the utmost care.”
With a focus on the future, each of the company’s real estate brands will soon rollout state-of-the-art websites that offer a consumer experience unlike any other, Kelly says. The mobile-optimized sites will feature responsive search and massive image galleries.
“The Ebby Halliday Companies have long been a technology innovator and our new sites, as well as numerous other forward-thinking initiatives, are testament to our commitment to our clients and agents,” Kelly says. “Our employees love coming to work every day to innovate the real estate experience for our valued clients and agents. For 75 years now, our clients, agents and employees have been the reason for our success, and we intend to honor their loyalty by making the Ebby Halliday Companies stronger and better than ever. Our future as one company is indeed, very, very bright.”