Remembering Ebby Halliday – The “First Lady of Real Estate”

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Dallas Grieves After Real Estate Legend Ebby Halliday Dies at 104


Ebby Halliday, who earned the title the “First Lady of Real Estate”, died peacefully in her sleep Tuesday night at 104 years old. Halliday, chairman of Ebby Halliday, REALTORS®, started her company in 1945 and built it into one of the largest independent real estate companies in the country. She’s also credited as paving the way for women in leadership of the National Association of REALTORS®. –RealtorMag



“While we grieve the loss of Ebby, our legendary founder, friend and mentor, we celebrate a long life well lived,” says Mary Frances Burleson, Ebby Halliday Companies CEO. “Each of us who had the good fortune of knowing Ebby has been touched by the grace, fortitude and compassion with which she lived her life. Ebby had a very simple saying that she lived by, ‘Do something for someone every day.’ That small bit of wisdom served Ebby very, very well.”

“I never traded on being a female. I work like a dog and act like a lady.” –Ebby Halliday, 2005

No one can describe Ebby better than herself. Ebby Halliday: In her own words

My thoughts and prayers are with Ebby’s family and all those at Ebby Halliday Companies. Ebby’s amazing legacy will always live on.