Ebby Jacksonville Hosts Grand Opening


We’re thrilled to announce the grand opening of Ebby’s new Jacksonville office was a huge success! The event was well-attended by local dignitaries, company leadership, the office’s agents and staff, and many members of the very supportive Jacksonville-area community.

“Thank you to everyone who took the time to stop by and help celebrate the grand opening and ribbon cutting for our new Ebby Halliday Jacksonville office,” says Natalie Thomas, Sales Leader of Ebby Halliday Realtors’ newest office – one that marks the residential real estate leader’s entry into the East Texas market. “What a celebration it was. We are so proud to have so much love and support from our community!”

The office, formerly Homes & Property Realty, serves the residential real estate needs of Jacksonville, Tyler, Rusk, Bullard, Flint and surrounding East Texas areas.

“Timing is everything, and the timing of this move meets current market needs and positions our combined companies to better serve current and future residents, as well as second-home buyers and sellers, in East Texas,” said President & CEO of the Ebby Halliday Companies Chris Kelly. “This acquisition brings together two like-minded companies with extensive residential real estate experience.”

Add Travis Mathews, Vice President of Operations for the Ebby Halliday Companies, “Over our 77-year history, our company has been built on strategic moves and we believe the addition of these outstanding East Texas real estate professionals helps ensure our leading market position for many years to come.”

In addition to the latest and most relevant real estate technologies, as well as an integrated mortgage, title and insurance experience, agents in Ebby’s new Jacksonville office and their valued clients benefit from Ebby’s longtime affiliation with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, a global network of more than 550 premier real estate brokers, and its luxury division, Luxury Portfolio International. LeadingRE affiliates produce more annual home sales than any other real estate network. 

For more information about Ebby’s Jacksonville office, its sales associates and listings, visit the award-winning ebby.com.

Ebby Halliday Companies Acquire East Texas Brokerage


Residential real estate leader The Ebby Halliday Companies announced today it has acquired Homes & Properties Realty, based in the East Texas town of Jacksonville. Homes & Properties Realty serves the residential real estate needs of Jacksonville, Rusk, Bullard, Flint, Tyler and surrounding East Texas areas.

“Timing is everything, and the timing of this move meets current market needs and positions our combined companies to better serve current and future residents, as well as second-home buyers and sellers, in East Texas,” says President & CEO of the Ebby Halliday Companies Chris Kelly. “This acquisition brings together two like-minded companies with extensive residential real estate experience.”

Travis Mathews, Vice President of Operations for the Ebby Halliday Companies, adds, “Over our 77-year history, our company has been built on strategic moves and we believe the addition of the outstanding real estate professionals of Homes & Properties Realty will help ensure our leading market position for many years to come.”

Natalie Thomas, Sales Leader of Ebby’s Cedar Creek Lake office and Co-Sales Leader of the company’s Forney office, will also serve as Sales Leader of Ebby’s Jacksonville office. “We are thrilled to welcome our colleagues from Homes & Properties Realty to the Ebby Halliday Companies. Their team has a proven record of integrity, service and client satisfaction. We like and respect their approach to the business of people and are very pleased that these highly respected agents are now part of the Ebby family.”

“We are working hard to ensure clients and agents alike will enjoy a smooth transition,” says Malinda Howell, Vice President of Brokerage for the Ebby Halliday Companies. Says Brenda Stahelin, co-owner of Homes & Properties Realty, “It was important to Vickie (Lough, also co-owner) and me to find a partner that fits our company culturally and shares the same values on how to service our clients.” Adds Lough, “I truly believe that we found that partner in Ebby Halliday.”

In addition to the latest and most relevant real estate technologies, as well as an integrated mortgage, title and insurance experience, agents in Ebby’s new Jacksonville office will benefit from the firm’s longtime affiliation with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, a global network of more than 550 premier real estate brokers, and its luxury division, Luxury Portfolio International. LeadingRE affiliates produce more annual home sales than any other real estate network. 

“We take pride in offering our clients knowledgeable sales associates who provide exceptional service. Simply put, Homes & Properties Realty agents are a perfect fit for the Ebby Halliday Companies,” concluded Thomas.

The Ebby Halliday Companies are celebrating 77 years of serving the real estate needs of its valued clients. It all began in 1945, when one bold woman parlayed her wisdom, generosity, business acumen and endurance into what is today is one of America’s most-respected residential real estate brokerages. The legacy of Ebby Halliday is now amplified by the company’s affiliation with HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate and the country’s No. 1 residential real estate company by transactions. The Ebby Halliday Companies are proud to offer the most-convenient, full-service residential real estate experience available, with its in-house brands: Prosperity Home Mortgage, Home Team Insurance, Texas Premier Title and HSTX Title. For more information about Ebby’s Jacksonville office, its sales associates and listings, visit the award-winning ebby.com.