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Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


At the Ebby Halliday Companies, we believe that diversity, equity and inclusion are vital to the improvement of our work culture, the future of our business and the real estate industry, as well as the future of the region we call home.

In 2019, our President and CEO Chris Kelly joined a growing coalition of CEOs pledging to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Kelly is among more than 1,000 CEOs who have come together for CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, committing himself and the Ebby Halliday Companies to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

“By signing this commitment, the Ebby Halliday Companies pledged to take action to cultivate a workplace where diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected, and where employees feel encouraged to discuss diversity and inclusion,” Kelly says.

Kelly also appointed longtime leaders within the company Sylvia Sotelo Kidd and Pamela Young as the company’s Diversity & Inclusion Officers. Both have worked diligently to diversify recruitment and better ensure that the Ebby Halliday Companies’ offerings reach the widest and most inclusive group of homeowners and buyers.

Areas of North Texas remain underserved by residential real estate brokerages and affiliated core services, such as mortgage, insurance and title, and we are actively working to expand our presence in these sectors, including the construction of a new office in Cedar Hill.

In addition, we recognize the need to expand the diversity with our core services – attracting talent from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities in order to best serve North Texas’ increasingly diverse population.

“We are committed to offering our full range of real estate services to every member of our North Texas community who dreams of making homeownership a reality because we recognize that homeownership represents the single greatest opportunity to shrink the generational wealth and income gap that exists today,” says Kelly. “We are uniquely positioned to do this with our ‘one-door’ approach to real estate. Our complete offering of brokerage, mortgage, title and insurance homeownership services ensures each of our clients experiences the easiest and most secure real estate experience available.”


One America Principles


At the Ebby Halliday Companies, we strongly believe in HUD's One America principles, which encourage an inclusive environment for every individual in the real estate market. Serving homebuyers and sellers is our priority but above that is diversity and inclusion throughout the process. Read more here.



Chris Kelly

Chris Kelly
President,
Chief Executive Officer 



Sylvia Sotelo Kidd

Sylvia Sotelo Kidd
Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Sales Leader,
Rockwall | Heath | Lake Ray Hubbard



Pamela Young

Pamela Young
Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Sales Leader,
Southwest Dallas | Ellis County


 


ABOUT US

With more than 75 years of success helping buyers and sellers across North Texas realize their residential real estate goals, Ebby Halliday Realtors is one of the country's largest and most-admired brokerages.

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OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

Ebby Halliday’s Leadership Team is a seasoned group of professionals bringing great talent and expertise to supporting sales associates’ success.

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OUR ROLE

Through empathy, market knowledge and just plain hard work, we’ll elevate your home-buying or selling process into the wonderful, life-changing experience it can be.

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