People To Know: Mary Poss

Real Estate
Associate, Ebby Halliday Realtors

Leaving The University of Texas at Austin with degrees in finance and management, Mary Poss returned to her hometown of Dallas to begin a career in commercial banking. Little did she know that a combination of events would one day lead her to a satisfying career in residential real estate with Ebby Halliday, REALTORS®. After years with two major banks, Poss left the corporate world to work with numerous charitable and civic organizations. It was through one of these groups that she first crossed paths with Ebby Halliday and her husband, Maurice Acers. After a meeting one day, Maurice said, “Mary, you should join my wife’s company.” At that same time, a group of friends recruited her to run for a vacant Dallas city council seat. The opportunity appealed to Poss, so she ran and won in 1995. Eight years later and term limited, she had served as mayor pro-tem for five years and acting mayor for six months.

“I believe that I am responsible to my clients to help them continue to enjoy their homes.” -Mary Poss

Special projects immediately presented themselves, and Poss undertook the largest one she could find — raising $6 million to connect five sections of hike-and-bike trails from downtown Dallas to Plano. She assembled grant funds, corporate contributions, and local, state, and federal allocations to meet the goal in less than 18 months.

Halliday and Poss had remained friends, and one day Halliday called Poss and said, “Honey, it’s time you joined the team.” Some invitations are hard to refuse, and this was one of them. From Rookie of the Year to a D Magazine Best Real Estate Agent every year since, she has made her home in residential real estate sales.

Poss provides unique services far beyond closing. “I believe that I am responsible to my clients to help them continue to enjoy their homes,” she says. If you are buying a home, Poss brings her experience in local government as the former acting mayor and mayor pro-tem of the City of Dallas to the table. And as the former chair of the Council of Governments, Poss is extremely knowledgeable of neighborhoods across North Texas. This familiarity enables her to quickly pinpoint the ideal location for your next home. If you are selling your home, she utilizes her extensive network of friends and associates, plus online and print advertising, to produce the maximum exposure and results for your listing.

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