Real Estate Icon Turns 103 Years Old

Ebby Halliday, known as the first lady of real estate, celebrated her 103rd birthday on Sunday. Halliday, long known for her contributions to the real estate industry, started Ebby Halliday, REALTORS®, in 1945. It is the largest real estate firm in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Instead of gifts, Halliday asked people to donate to her charity, Ebby’s Place at the YWCA, for her birthday. The organization helps economically challenged women in poverty.

“It is our duty and privilege as REALTORS® to get involved, participate in the activities of our cities, and to help build our communities,” Halliday says.

Ebby Halliday Cos. has participated in more than 19,500 home sales with more than $6.4 billion in sales, according to the Dallas Business Journal.

Source: “A Look Back: Ebby Halliday Turns 103,” Dallas Business Journal (March 10, 2014)

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