Ebby’s 103rd Birthday Gets a National Nod From Inman News

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Ebby's 103rd!

Might as well make it a national holiday, right? Ebby’s 103rd birthday, which was Sunday, is definitely one worth celebrating, says national real estate news source Inman News:

Ebby Halliday, known as “the first lady of real estate,” turned 103 on Sunday. Halliday began her selling career at the age of 8 when she sold Cloverine salve to neighboring farmers and later opened a hat shop, Ebby’s Hats, in Dallas, before founding Ebby Halliday, Realtors in 1945.

Now, the real estate firm is the largest in the Dallas-Fort Worth area by both transaction sides and sales volume, according to Real Trends. Nationally, the firm is the 12th largest by sales volume and 15th largest by transaction sides, representing homes worth a combined $4.8 billion in 2012 in 15,915 transaction sides. *

Halliday asked that, in lieu of gifts, people support an addiction treatment center, Ebby’s Place at the YWCA. *

“It is our duty and privilege as Realtors to get involved, participate in the activities of our cities, and to help build our communities,” she said.

We are so proud of this amazing woman and trail-blazing Realtor! Happy birthday, Ebby, and congratulations on building a legacy in Ebby’s Place that will inspire many generations of women to come!

* Editor’s Note: The Inman News story incorrectly stated 2013 numbers and the purpose of the new Ebby’s Place on Inwood Road. Ebby Halliday Companies sales for 2013 were more than $6.4 billion with more than 19,500 transactions. Ebby’s Place at the YWCA is a new women’s center designed to help lift working women out of poverty.


Joanna England

If Executive Editor Joanna England could house hunt forever, she absolutely would. Instead she covers the North Texas housing market and the economy for CandysDirt.com. While she started out with the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, Joanna's work has appeared in The Dallas Morning News as well as several local media outlets. When she's not knitting or hooping, or enjoying White Rock Lake, she's behind the lens of her camera. She lives in East Dallas with her husband, son, and their furry and feathered menagerie.

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