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Real Estate Leader Acquires Tyler-Based Cornerstone Brokerage | New

Residential real estate leader The Ebby Halliday Companies has acquired Tyler-based Cornerstone Brokerage, bolstering their commitment to East Texas.

In addition to Tyler, Cornerstone serves the residential and agricultural real estate needs of Smith and surrounding counties. He will now operate as Ebby Halliday Tyler.

“It’s a very exciting day for the Ebby Halliday Companies as we continue our commitment to serving the incredible communities of East Texas,” said Chris Kelly, President and CEO of the Ebby Halliday Companies. “This acquisition brings together two market-leading, like-minded companies committed to the highest standards in serving our customers and our communities.”

Travis Mathews, COO of Ebby Halliday Companies, said the announcement is the perfect next step after their expansion into Jacksonville, allowing their Tyler and Jacksonville agents to create a growing network and expanded market.

“We are excited to be part of the Tyler brokerage community and to cooperate with our fellow brokers and agents in the best interests of home buyers and sellers,” Mathews said.

Founded in 1997, Cornerstone celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2022. The company’s 19 agents, including its seven partners, have a combined 162 years of real estate experience and have always been dedicated to providing extraordinary real estate service to their clients around the world. east texas.

“We believe that these years of experience, along with listening to and responding to our clients’ needs, have contributed to the growth and success of our business,” said founding partner and broker of Record Andy Guinn. “Our agents and employees are dedicated not only to personal success, but to our overall success.”

Partner Melanie Baker said that although fewer in number, the sales production ranks are at the top of their market.

“This is because our business relies heavily on referrals and repeat customers, providing customer service on a personal level,” Baker said. “Our track record of success is a testament to the respect we’ve earned in the community.”

Partner Steven Farrell said joining the Ebby Halliday Companies takes them to a whole new level.

“We now offer agents and their clients a dedicated and seasoned support team,” said Farrell. “As a member of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, we have worked with the knowledgeable people at Ebby for many years to provide relocation services to our clients. Their approach to business is very similar to ours, always putting people first. »

In addition to their affiliation with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, a global group

network of over 550 leading real estate brokers and its luxury division, agents at Ebby’s office in Tyler will benefit from the latest and most relevant real estate technology. They will also benefit from integrated mortgage, title and insurance experience – a hallmark of Ebby’s approach to making real estate transactions convenient and transparent.

“We are delighted to welcome our colleagues from Tyler to the Ebby Halliday Companies,” said senior brokerage vice president Malinda Howell. “Their team has a hard-won reputation for integrity, service and customer satisfaction, and we believe they are a perfect fit for the Ebby family.”

Guinn, Baker and Farrell, along with the rest of Ebby Halliday Tyler’s team are actively involved in the community. They support organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Christian Women’s Job Corp and Clark’s 5k, which benefits Young Life and honors late Cornerstone partner Clark Crawford’s dream of sending “a busload of kids to camp.”

The Ebby Halliday Companies are celebrating 77 years of serving the real estate needs of their valued clients. It all started in 1945, when a daring woman brought her wisdom, generosity, business acumen and stamina to what is now one of America’s most respected residential real estate agencies. Ebby Halliday’s legacy is now amplified by the company’s affiliation with HomeServices of America, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway and the nation’s largest residential real estate company by transactions. Ebby Halliday Companies prides itself on offering the most convenient, full-service residential real estate experience available, with its in-house brands.

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