Why all the fuss? It’s hard to explain unless you meet Ebby and know something of her history—her pioneering work in real estate sales, her long-time leadership within the REALTOR® organization, and her contributions to the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. “While Ebby Halliday, REALTORS®, has grown to be the largest independent real estate firm in Texas,” said the event co-chairs in a letter published in the evening’s program, “Ebby’s personal commitment to our community has been nothing less than extraordinary. No one gives back like Ebby.”
More than 500 people attended the gala; the event raised $640,000 for FFB-funded research to help find treatments and cures for blindness caused by retinal diseases. That’s a fitting tribute to a woman who has long made community service a centerpiece of her real estate brokerage. Wish I could have been there to raise a toast to the “First Lady of Real Estate”!