Burleson Named Real Estate Executive of the Year


Burleson Named Residential Real Estate Executive of the Year

 

Surrounded by members from throughout the Ebby Halliday Companies, Mary Frances Burleson was honored as D CEO’s Residential Real Estate Executive of the Year this past Wednesday night at Dakota’s restaurant in downtown Dallas.

 

Long before she passed away at the age of 104 last September, Ebby Halliday knew who she wanted to succeed her at the helm of the company she founded in 1945. After all, Mary Frances had been by her side for more than 50 years, and has been instrumental in growing the Ebby Halliday Companies into the largest independent residential real estate firm in Texas. As President and CEO, Burleson oversees Ebby Halliday Realtors, Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and Williams Trew Real Estate, with combined sales of $7.85 billion in 2015.

 

Ebby and Mary Frances proved to be quite a powerful duo. Since Ebby’s death, Mary Frances has been repositioning the Ebby Halliday Companies from a legacy company to one that’s on the leading edge of incorporating technology – especially mobile platforms.

 

Burleson, who is also a recipient of the National Association of Realtors’ prestigious Distinguished Service Award, says she has no intention of slowing down. “I’m not going to sit on the porch and rock,” she told D CEO magazine in an interview highlighting her storied career. “If you do, your mind and body atrophy, and I don’t have time for that.”

 

Congratulation to Mary Frances, who often says she is blessed to be part of the best team in residential real estate. We feel equally blessed to have her as our leader.

As Seen in The Dallas Morning News


 

Steeped in Tradition, Poised for the Future

 

The following story appeared on the front page of the DFW Real Estate Finder section of The Dallas Morning News on Sunday, November 8:

 

Ebby Halliday Realtors is celebrating 70 years of serving North Texas’ residential real estate needs in 2015.

 

In 1945, Ebby Halliday founded her then one-woman, one-office firm based on three principles of service: service to the client, service to the industry and service to the community.

 

“For 70 years, our company has exemplified this simple, yet profound, mission,” says President & CEO Mary Frances Burleson. “Each of us at Ebby Halliday Realtors is extremely proud to be part of an organization that places service to others at the forefront of everything we do.”

 

Each year Ebby Halliday Realtors serves the residential real estate needs of more than 20,000 individuals and families moving to, from and within North Texas, always with the commitment of providing exemplary service during what can be one of life’s most-exciting, yet often stressful, events.

 

The company’s commitment to its industry is legendary: Ebby Halliday Realtors is the only real estate firm in America to be honored with three National Association of Realtors Distinguished Service Awards. The winners include Founder and philanthropist Ebby Halliday, who passed away September 8 at age 104, the late Posie Willess, and Ms. Burleson.

 

Ebby Halliday’s third principle, service to the community, has created a dynamic company culture whose philanthropic impact on North Texas cannot be overstated. The firm supports a plethora of community initiatives across North Texas. Just a few of those include the United Way, Vogel Alcove, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s DSO on the GO community concert series, the annual Dallas Children’s Health Holiday Parade, the Junior League, and the Plano Symphony Orchestra’s EncoreYouth program.

 

While Ebby Halliday Realtors is widely respected for its three pillars of service, the company and its Associates are also well known for offering clients the real estate industry’s most cutting-edge technology. Ebby.com and the Ebby Halliday Realtors App are benchmarks in the industry and offer homebuyers and sellers considerable advantages.

 

Ebby Halliday Realtors also offers clients the advantages of its affiliation with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and its global luxury-marketing arm, Luxury Portfolio International. Ebby Halliday was a founding member of the LeadingRE network. By tapping into this worldwide network of 120,000 Associates, Ebby Halliday exposes homes to buyers on six continents. In addition, the company receives inbound clients who are interested in purchasing a home in North Texas. Last year the LeadingRE network was responsible for $314 billion in home sales – more than any national real estate brand.

 

“As the largest in-house relocation team in North Texas, we offer an exhaustive list of services, but the bottom line, in the relocation business, is it all comes down to the agents – having the right people in the right place,” Corporate Real Estate Services Director Karen Greene says. “At Ebby Halliday Realtors, we have a remarkable group of agents who are ready to serve you.”

 

Adds Chief Financial Officer Ron Burgert, “As we celebrate our company’s 70th anniversary, we thank our valued clients and our hard-working Associates and employees. As we look forward to the next 70 years, we’re more committed than ever to honor Ebby Halliday’s extraordinary legacy through exemplary service to our clients, industry and community.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An Extraordinary Year for North Texas Real Estate


An Extraordinary Year for North Texas Real Estate

Fantastic news today for the North Texas economy: residential real estate sales at the Ebby Halliday Companies topped $6.64 billion in 2014. That’s a record in our 70-year history, and an approximately 4% increase over our record-setting sales in 2013.

 

“We are so grateful to our valued clients – both home buyers and sellers – who have entrusted us with one of the largest financial transactions of their lifetime,” says President & CEO Mary Frances Burleson. “Sales records of this magnitude reflect the extraordinary performance of our sales associates. We are so pleased to recognize their professional accomplishment and success – they are the reason Ebby Halliday leads the North Texas real estate market.”

 

The Ebby Halliday Companies participated in 19,189 transactions in 2014 and led all North Texas brokerages with 12.2% market share. The nearest competitor had 5.6% market share.

 

Locally owned Ebby Halliday Realtors was founded in 1945 on three principles: service to the client, service to the industry and service to the community. The company has consistently maintained a focus on service to the community. In addition to its support of many North Texas charitable organizations, the Ebby Halliday Companies belongs to 27 local chambers of commerce, actively promoting the North Texas economy both near and far.

National Awards Recognize Service, Hard Work


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Real Estate Executive Magazine recently announced three prestigious awards involving Ebby Halliday Realtors.

 

*  Ebby was named No. 10 on the magazine’s Top 200 Brokers in America list.

 

*  President & CEO Mary Frances Burleson was named to the magazine’s 100 Most Influential Real Estate Executives in America list.

 

*  The O’Gorman Group, led by longtime Top-Producing Ebby Associate Cindy O’Gorman, was named No. 86 on the magazine’s Top 200 Real Estate Agents list. The O’Gorman Group closed more than $146 million in residential real estate sales in 2013.

 

Each of these awards recognizes and celebrates the service, dedication and hard work of everyone involved in building Ebby Halliday Realtors into one of the premier real estate brokerages in America.

 

A sincere thank-you to our valued clients for entrusting us with the sale or purchase of one of your most-valued assets. While awards are gratifying, our greatest honor is to serve you.

 

To learn more about Ebby Halliday Realtors, visit the award-winning ebby.com.