Chris Kelly is president and CEO of the Ebby Halliday Companies, which includes real estate brands Ebby Halliday Realtors, Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and Williams Trew. Together with its mortgage, insurance and title operations, the Ebby Halliday Companies are part of Berkshire Hathaway’s HomeServices of America, the nation’s largest residential real estate brokerage company. The Ebby Halliday Companies serve every corner and community across North Texas.
Chris helps navigate the Ebby Halliday Companies’ growing and elite team of real estate professionals and employees that are strategically positioned in over 30 locations. Chris is a 20+ year veteran of the real estate industry, starting his career as an attorney before joining ReeceNichols Real Estate, HomeServices’ wholly-owned company based in Kansas City, in 2007. He has served on the National Association of Realtors RES Advisory Board since 2019 and was named by RISMedia as a 2020 Trailblazer for the real estate industry.
As CEO, Chris is deeply committed to supporting the growth of every real estate professional and employee that is part of the Ebby Halliday Companies Family. Through hands-on coaching, teaching and mentoring, Chris is committed to helping everyone accelerate their professional and personal goals.
Born in Kansas City, Chris attended Kansas State University for his undergraduate studies and went to law school at Santa Clara University and the University of Kansas. Chris is married to Melinda, and they have three children. When he is not busy working, he enjoys an active outdoor lifestyle. He has completed two Ironmans and five Half-Ironmans, as well as numerous marathons and other races. His other great passion is spending time with family and exploring the great State of Texas.