The spring issue of A Distinctive Style magazine features a great story on company founder and Chairman of the Board Ebby Halliday. The story is part of the online magazine s Strong Women series. As always, Ebby is in the best of company: Other profiles in the issue include poet Maya Angelou and Emmy award-winning actress Holland Taylor.

Written by Rachel Sokol, the article traces the story of Ebby s arrival in Dallas via train in 1938 to her status today as the First Lady of Real Estate. True to form for Ebby, she gives credit to her team, ably led by Mary Frances Burleson, president and CEO of the Ebby Halliday Companies.

Mary Frances is the woman to lead us into the 21st century, Ebby is quoted in the article. She has been a driving force in pointing us toward a vast utilization of all our latest technologies and impressive expansions.

Not only does the story provide insight into the impact Ebby and Mary Frances Burleson have had on the residential real estate industry, it adeptly summarizes the growth of Ebby Halliday, REALTORS®, the company s early and ongoing adoption of emerging technologies, and its impressive rise to the top of residential real estate firms in Texas. Starting as a one-woman office in 1945, Ebby Halliday, REALTORS® is today the largest residential real estate firm in the state and the 12th-largest in the United States, according to REAL Trends, Inc.

Rachel Sokol s Distinctive Style article ends with Ebby providing words of wisdom for young women pursuing their dreams, My advice is simple: Act like a lady and work like a man. And, know your business.

Click here for the spring issue of A Distinctive Style magazine, where you may read the full article about Ebby and Mary Frances starting on page 30.

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