In 2021, Chris Kelly led an acquisition that doubled Ebby Halliday Companies’ marketshare in second homes and lake communities, as well as its expansion into Oklahoma. Kelly also led the establishment of the Ebby Halliday Alliance franchise network, which began expanding the brand beyond North Texas in 2021. The franchise network helps brokerages accelerate their growth through strategic partnerships with the Ebby Halliday Companies.
Kelly has also led the company through the post-COVID transition. In June 2021, the Ebby Halliday Companies had the best month in its 76-year history, with approximately $1.1 billion in sales.
Kelly provides coaching, teaching and mentoring to help all members of the team at Ebby Halliday Companies achieve their professional and personal goals. He referenced a quote by James Clear in “Atomic Habits:” “You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems.”