A year ago today, we had not a clue what was just ahead on the horizon. The Ebby Halliday Companies were gearing up for a year of celebration, commemorating 75 years in business. And everyone was already sprinting into the spring market, which got off to an early start.
We all know what happened next.
Now that 2020 is in hindsight, it seems all the more remarkable that anyone had anything other than a terrible or mediocre year. But collectively the market-leading family of Ebby Halliday Realtors, Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, and Williams Trew had a fantastic one. When people needed to move to, from, and within North Texas, the three brands were ready, amassing $7.9 billion in sales volume across the region, $1 billion of which came in the month of July alone. What’s really amazing is that $7.9 billion is $1 billion more than 2019’s total. (Reminder: 2019 had no pandemic.)
For eight months straight now, EHC has also outperformed all competitors in new listings, pending sales, and closed sales. One could possibly attribute this consistent achievement to the company’s unique and diligent approach to making a seamless transaction experience for all clients.
“We offer one ‘door’ to everything you need to buy or sell a home in North Texas,” says CEO Chris Kelly. “Purchasing or selling in any other way after a year like 2020 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.”
Bold leadership moves like that one have payoffs. Kelly was just last week named to the 2021 Swanepoel Power 200, considered the definitive ranking of residential real estate brokerage leaders and executives. The recognition comes on the heels of the Ebby Halliday Companies making The Dallas Morning News “Top 100 Places to Work” for the second year in a row, and with the company’s $110,000 internal fundraiser for area food banks.
2021 has gotten off to a shaky start, but if there’s anything learned from 2020, innovating under pressure and seeing challenges as opportunities can make all the difference in how a year turns out.
January 19, 2021 |