Ebby Halliday Companies Join CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion


In 2019, the Ebby Halliday Companies, which include Williams Trew, joined a growing coalition of CEOs pledging to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace. President & CEO Chris Kelly is among the 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 on to 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.


The Ebby Halliday Companies also appointed longtime leaders within the company Sylvia Sotelo Kidd and Pamela Young Diversity & Inclusion Officers. Since their appointments they have worked diligently to diversify recruitment and ensure that the Ebby Halliday Companies’ offerings reach the widest and most-inclusive group of homeowners and buyers.


Organizations joining the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge have taken a step toward effecting positive change, exchanging tangible learning opportunities, creating collaborative conversations and fostering innovation.


“Diversity and inclusion are vital to the improvement of our work culture, the future of our business and industry, as well as the future of the region we are privileged to call home,” says Kelly. “As the market leader in North Texas, it is our responsibility to take action.”


Kelly says that the Ebby Halliday Companies have recognized that the Southern Sector of North Texas is underserved by residential real estate brokerages and affiliated services, such as mortgage, insurance and title, and they are actively working to expand their presence in the Southern Sector, including the construction of a new office in Cedar Hill.


“As we expand our Southern Sector presence, we will increase homeownership opportunities and provide expert representation for the area’s buyers and sellers,” says Kelly. “As part of this commitment, we are dedicated to expanding the diversity of our employees and sales force.”


In addition, the Ebby Halliday Companies – which includes three brokerage brands, as well as in-house mortgage, insurance and title brands – recognized the need to hire loan officers from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities in order to best serve North Texas’ increasingly diverse population. Recruiting, hiring and retaining loan officers to better serve the entire North Texas community is one of the company’s stated goals.


“It is a priority for us to provide our clients loan officers that they enjoy working with and who serve their home-buying and selling needs by providing a variety of loan products appropriate to their needs,” says Kelly. “This is an important initiative for us in 2020 and moving forward into the future.”


To learn more about the Ebby Halliday Companies’ residential real estate brands, visit williamstrew.com, ebby.com and daveperrymiller.com.

Elevating Real Estate and Putting People First

The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the way homes are bought and sold and the Ebby Halliday Companies, which includes Williams Trew, are at the forefront of combining agents’ hard-earned expertise and the latest technology to ensure easy, efficient, and safe transactions for clients.


“At the Ebby Halliday Companies, we believe some of the new ways of doing business are here to stay,” says President & CEO Chris Kelly. “Simply put, they are safe, streamlined, and very efficient.” The Ebby Halliday Companies’ real estate brands include Ebby Halliday Realtors, Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, and Williams Trew. Its Core Services companies include Prosperity Mortgage, Home Team Insurance, and Texas Premier Title.


“Every day our agents and employees are helping individuals and families move to, from and within North Texas,” Kelly says. “How? We’ve created an elevated online experience that takes you inside a home without leaving the comfort of your couch, all while benefitting from our agents’ extensive local market knowledge and expert advice.”


While residential real estate was, and always will be a “relationship” business, there are safe, innovative “solutions” that are enabling today’s buyers and sellers to take advantage of a multitude of technologies across the entirety of the home buying and selling journey.


Too often, consumers are being asked to choose between a technology or a traditional company to fulfill their real estate needs. From home showings to mortgages, to insurance, to closings, when you choose the Ebby Halliday Companies everything can be completed efficiently and virtually – and when combined with the personal touch of a local expert associated with North Texas’ leading residential real estate brokerage, it simply is an unmatched experience.


For home buyers, the Ebby Halliday Companies offer virtual consultations in which your needs and desires will be discussed in detail and a game plan then devised and implemented to achieve them, including the entirety of your mortgage and insurance needs. When you receive information about a home that you’d like to explore further, it’s easy and convenient to take a virtual tour and then secure a physical tour. And, from your initial offer through closing, you can choose to sign all documents electronically from the comfort of your home, including virtual notary services and curbside closings with the Ebby Halliday Companies’ title company.


For home sellers, Ebby Halliday Companies agents are making it easy to connect via phone or video call to discuss your unique situation and goals – and to learn in-depth how your home will be prepared for sale and ultimately sold in the shortest amount of time and for the highest price possible. From photographs, virtual tours, inspections, and showings, all can be done with minimal physical contact for the safety and security of you and your home. Your home will also receive the advantage of the Ebby Halliday Companies’ proven networking – locally, nationally, and internationally – through its affiliation with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and, in the case of luxury listings, Luxury Portfolio International.


“Simply put, we offer one ‘door’ to everything you need to buy or sell a home in North Texas,” says Kelly. “Purchasing or selling in any other way would be like going back in time. More than any other real estate company in our region, our complete offering of brokerage, mortgage, title, and insurance homeownership services ensures you have the easiest and most secure real estate experience. In good times and most importantly, in challenging times, we have stood by North Texas and North Texans for over 75 years. It would be our honor to put our experience and strength to work for you. To learn more and to get started, please contact an Ebby Halliday Companies agent today. People First. Lasting Relationships. Elevating Real Estate. For more information about the Ebby Halliday Companies brokerage, mortgage, insurance, and title services, visit williamstrew.com.