Record-Breaking Month: $1.1 Billion in Sales, 2,000 Families Served


Month-end numbers have been tallied at the Ebby Halliday Companies and results confirm the local residential real estate powerhouse, comprising Williams TrewEbby Halliday Realtors and Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, has again broken a 75-year sales record achieved less than a year ago.

June 2021 is now officially the North Texas market leader’s best month ever, totaling $1.1 billion in closed sales.

Chris Kelly, CEO of the Ebby Halliday Companies, took to video email and social media to congratulate more than 2,000+ agents across North Texas on the accomplishment.

“Your previous record did not stand the test of time,” Kelly said, “as less than a year later, you broke it again. Thank you for the unparalleled service you provide to your clients, as that is what this record represents. In just 30 days, you helped almost 2,000 individuals and families. At this rate, we can anticipate year-end numbers to break even more company records.”

So far in the first half of 2021, agents of the Ebby Halliday Companies have helped over 9,000 individuals and families and closed $5 billion in real estate.

Having celebrated last year 75 years of service to North Texans and those moving to the region, the Ebby Halliday Companies are No. 1 in Texas by transaction sides. The Ebby Halliday Companies were acquired by HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate and the country’s largest residential real estate company based on transactions, in 2018. The Ebby Halliday Companies’ core-services brands include Prosperity Home MortgageHome Team InsuranceTexas Premier Title and HSTX Title.

For more information, visit williamstrew.com.

Williams Trew Opens New Parker County Office


Williams Trew is proud to announce the grand opening of its brand new Parker County Office at 400 Shops Blvd., Suite 200, in Willow Park. The office is set within the premier development in the area, The Shops at Willow Park, offering popular shops, restaurants, multi-family and residential development. Its location is just west of Fort Worth but serves the rapidly growing nine-county area surrounding it.

“This spectacular space will take us well into the future,” says Elizabeth McCoy, Sales Leader of the new location as well as the Camp Bowie and Hulen offices. “For the last 12 months, this office has consistently ranked No. 2 among nearly 1,000 fellow HomeServices of America offices in productivity growth, so the timing for this move is just perfect. Our more than 40 agents are enjoying – and putting to good use – the spacious, modern environment that includes cutting-edge technology, conference rooms, collaboration spaces, a well-equipped kitchen and more.”

While Williams Trew has been serving these areas for years, the office establishes a more regional presence for clients and agents to transact business. “Whether someone is looking for a home with a convenient commute to Fort Worth or Weatherford,” McCoy continues, “or perhaps a commercial building, a recreational property with acreage, or a lake house, the agents in this office are highly experienced with these lines of business and actively living the lifestyles they’re promoting.”

Williams Trew holds significant market share in and around Fort Worth. The appeal of a slower pace of living with a variety of outstanding school districts and proximity to large employers in Fort Worth, make the area especially ideal for its residents.

For more information on the Williams Trew Parker County Office, its sales associates and listings, call 817.441.9070 or visit williamstrew.com.

Williams Trew is a member of the Ebby Halliday Companies, which were acquired by HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, in 2018. HomeServices, the No. 1 residential real estate brokerage in America based on transactions in 2020, is known for its integrity, financial strength and operational excellence. The Ebby Halliday Companies’ core-services brands include Prosperity Home Mortgage, Home Team Insurance, HSTX Title and Texas Premier Title. For more information, visit williamstrew.com.

Travis Mathews Named VP of Operations


Travis Mathews has been named Vice President of Operations for the Ebby Halliday Companies. Chris Kelly, President and Chief Executive Officer, recently made the announcement.

“Travis joined the Ebby Halliday Companies in 2019 and has adeptly led our growth strategies through acquisitions, franchising and related expansion opportunities, as well as our IT infrastructure and commercial real estate growth, all while skillfully overseeing our consumer-facing technology and the extensive suite of technology tools available to our agents,” says Kelly. “In his new role, Travis will expand upon these functions to oversee finance and accounting, facilities, and our growing property management and Apartments by Ebby divisions.”

Says Mathews, “As Vice President of Operations for the Ebby Halliday Companies, I have the privilege of leading a dynamic team dedicated to providing the best possible experience for our agents and clients. In this role I am also sharply focused on growing the reach of the Ebby brand, in North Texas and beyond.”

Mathews has been in the real estate industry for 18 years, starting as an agent with Briggs Freeman Real Estate in 2004. He joined Allie Beth Allman & Associates in 2008, most recently serving as its Chief Operating Officer. In 2018, Mathews joined the Ebby Halliday Companies’ parent company, HomeServices of America, as Director of Operations, overseeing critical and innovative technology initiatives.

“I am so excited with the direction and growth of the Ebby Halliday Companies and to be a part of the incredible momentum this iconic company is experiencing,” Mathews says. “Our leadership, employees and agents are dedicated to providing our valued clients with a world-class residential real estate experience, day in and day out.”

Mathews graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism and earned an MBA from Southern Methodist University. He is married to Brittany Mathews, a real estate agent in Dallas. The couple have two children.

Mathews adds, “I am honored and excited to take on this expanded leadership role with the Ebby Halliday Companies and I am looking forward to building on the extraordinary success and the hard-earned equity of each of our brands.”

Having celebrated 75 years of service in 2020 to North Texans and those moving to the region, the Ebby Halliday Companies are No. 1 in Texas by sales volume. The Ebby Halliday Companies were acquired in 2018 by HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate and the country’s largest residential real estate company based on transactions in 2020. The Ebby Halliday Companies’ real estate brands include Williams TrewEbby Halliday Realtors and Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate. Its core-services brands include Prosperity Home MortgageHome Team InsuranceTexas Premier Title and HSTX Title. For more information, visit williamstrew.com.

Juneteenth: Celebrate Freedom


 

Juneteenth celebrates freedom, community, and progress while acknowledging the ongoing strides still needed toward racial equality.

The holiday is the oldest national commemoration of the end to slavery in the United States.

On June 19, 1865, Union troops landed in Galveston, Texas announcing the end to the Civil War and the end to slavery. The news followed two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.

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

We encourage everyone to take advantage of the many events across North Texas to listen, learn, engage, and celebrate the significance of Juneteenth.

2021 Juneteenth Events In DFW

Juneteenth Celebration Presented By Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center & The Dallas Police Department Office of Community Affairs

Saturday, June 19 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center | 2922 MLK Blvd., Dallas, Texas 75215

Juneteenth Celebration Presented By Dallas Heritage Village

Saturday, June 19 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Dallas Heritage Village | 1515 S. Harwood St., Dallas, Texas 75215

DFW Juneteenth Celebration March & Festival

Saturday, June 19 | 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Fair Park | 3809 Grand Ave., Dallas, Texas 75210

Denton Juneteenth Celebration

Saturday, June 19 | 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Fred Moore Park | 701 Wilson St., Denton, Texas 76205

Best Southwest Juneteenth Celebration Hosted by The CIties of DeSoto, Lancaster, Cedar Hill, and Duncanville. 

Saturday, June 19 | 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Grimes Park | 501 E. Wintergreen Road, DeSoto, Texas 75115

Frank Frazier Juneteenth Art Exhibition

Saturday, June 19 | 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Pencil on Paper Gallery | 14466 Midway Road, Farmers Branch, Texas 75244

City of Fort Worth Juneteenth Celebration: Film Screening of The Green Book: Guide to Freedom

Thursday, June 17 | 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Fort Worth Botanic Garden Center Lecture Hall | 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., Fort Worth, Texas 76107

2021 Juneteenth FTW Community Festival 

Saturday, June 19 | 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Panther Island Pavilion | 395 Purcey St., Fort Worth, Texas 76102

Frisco Juneteenth Market

Saturday, June 19 | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Flea Style | 6765 Winning Drive, Ste 830, Frisco, Texas 75034

Juneteenth Freedom Festival

Saturday, June 19 | noon – 8 p.m.

Music City Mall | 2401 S. Stemmons Freeway, Lewisville, Texas 75067

Wylie’s 2nd Annual Juneteenth Freedom Celebration

Saturday, June 19 | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Olde City Park | 112 South Ballard Ave., Wylie, Texas 75098

Learn more about Juneteenth

What is Juneteenth? – Juneteenth World Wide Celebration

What Is Juneteenth? – HISTORY

Visit Black History Museums:

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Watch Movies/TV Shows About Black History:

https://www.fastcompany.com/90598537/91-movies-and-tv-shows-to-stream-for-black-history-month
https://www.history.com/news/tulsa-massacre-black-wall-street-before-and-after-photos

Read or Listen to Books:

https://www.aaihs.org/the-best-black-history-books-of-2020/

Simple, Fast and Free, New Home-Search Apps Now Available


The Ebby Halliday Companies’ brand-new, just-released apps mean your new home could be just a tap away. 

“With our new apps, MLS listings across North Texas are in the palm of your hand,” says Travis Mathews, vice president of Strategic Growth & Technology for the Ebby Halliday Companies. “Our primary goal for this release was providing consumers with the most intuitive mobile real estate experience possible.”

Whether they’re shopping by price, location or aesthetics, users of the new Williams Trew Real Estate app will find it’s easier than ever to browse homes for sale.

“Our new mobile apps provide access to real-time property information and smart messaging tools,” Mathews says. “They make it easy to connect with your agent from any mobile device, as well as create saved searches and add favorites at your convenience. Simply put, our mobile-first home search with built-in chat makes collaboration fast, easy and fun.”

In addition to the ability to connect anytime, anywhere, the new Ebby Halliday Companies apps offer easy-to-use home-search options, including a Draw Tool that allows you to draw custom boundaries using your finger on a map view to filter available homes within a specific area; a Commute Time feature, in which you can view properties within proximity to your work, daycare or other regularly traveled places; and a Home Scan feature that uses augmented-reality technology to overlay property details through your device’s camera.

“In the mobile world that we live in, simplicity is the name of the game,” says Mathews. “It’s simple to find our apps in the Apple App and Google Play Stores. And perhaps most importantly, it’s extremely simple to navigate the apps themselves. They’re fast, look great, and feature such functions as scheduling a showing and pre-qualifying for a mortgage. All while keeping your agent’s contact information at your fingertips.”

The new Ebby Halliday Companies apps seamlessly integrate with williamstrew.com, ebby.com and daveperrymiller.com, ebby.com so clients’ accounts, saved searches and favorited properties sync between the apps and websites. The Williams Trew, Ebby Halliday Realtors and Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate apps are available on the Apple App Store for iPhone and iPad, and on Google Play for Android devices. Download the apps today for free and experience modern home searching with ease.

With locations across North Texas, the Ebby Halliday Companies include some of the most-respected brands in the country. In addition to its real estate brands, Williams Trew, Ebby Halliday Realtors and Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, its core-services companies include Prosperity Home Mortgage, Home Team Insurance and Texas Premier Title. For more information, visit the williamstrew.com.

Serving You is Our Passion


 

Throughout 2020, the Ebby Halliday Companies – of which Williams Trew is a proud member – are celebrating 75 years of serving the real estate needs of North Texans and those relocating to the region. It all began in 1945, when one bold woman parlayed her wisdom, generosity, business acumen and endurance into what is today the No. 1 residential real estate brokerage in Texas.

 

“Long life is a privilege not everyone – or every company – gets to enjoy,” says Ebby Halliday Companies President & CEO Chris Kelly. “During this anniversary year, we acknowledge this fact with a spirit of gratitude.”

 

The legacy of Ebby Halliday, who founded Ebby Halliday Realtors in 1945, is carried out daily in North Texas through 2,000-plus agents and staff across three real estate brands and in-house mortgage, insurance and title companies. It is now amplified by the Ebby Halliday Companies’ affiliation with Berkshire Hathaway affiliate HomeServices of America, the country’s No. 1 residential real estate company.

 

Acquired by HomeServices in 2018, the Ebby Halliday Companies are modernizing homeownership services and are focused on ensuring that homeownership is available to everyone who wants to own a home in North Texas. Among the company’s primary business objectives in 2020 is furthering access to homeownership opportunities for historically marginalized communities.

 

The Ebby Halliday Companies include real estate brands Williams TrewEbby Halliday Realtors and Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and core-services companies Prosperity Mortgage, Home Team Insurance and Texas Premier Title.

 

“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. 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.”

 

For more information about brokerage, mortgage, insurance and title services, visit williamstrew.com.