For over 60 years, Ebby Halliday has been selling homes in Dallas and is, today, a household name. The Ebby Halliday, REALTORS inventory in 1945, consisted of some 52 houses built on the old Walnut Hill Golf Course in North Dallas. The successful marketing of these hard-to-sell, hard-to-finance, experimental insulated cement homes formed the springboard for the steady growth of Ebby Halliday, REALTORS as we know it today -- one of the largest privately owned residential real estate firms in the country.
Over the years, Ebby Halliday has helped shape the industry, as well as growing her business along with never-ending community service to her beloved hometown. She has been honored with practically every industry and business award given, including the Horatio Alger Award in 2005. However, one of her fondest memories was, at age 97, being named honorary chair of NAR’s 100th anniversary Gala Black Tie Dinner in May 2008.
In December 2008, Ebby launched her biography, “Ebby Halliday: The First Lady of Real Estate. Ebby Halliday shares her story from humble beginnings to becoming the Founder and Chairman of Ebby Halliday, REALTORS, one of the largest independently owned residential real estate companies in the nation. For more information on her book, visit www.ebbysbook.com.