Equipped with a business degree in marketing from the University of Texas, Elly Sachs Holder soon found herself “flying high” working in sales with American Airlines. At a young age, she was put in charge of sales for North and East Texas, resulting in her nomination for the New York Times and Sales and Marketing magazines’ “Most Successful Young Salesperson” awards.
American Airlines next recognized her creative marketing ability by having her direct all special events and sales promotions for “American Airlines Vacations.” Work assignments took her throughout the United States and Europe - from Innsbruck, Austria, to Lucerne, Switzerland. From Bordeaux, France, where she planned an event for more than 500 at a winery and chateau, to the heartland of England, where she produced an event at Kenilworth Castle.
If she sounds like a “jet-setter,” think again. The irony of Elly Holder, given her background, is her totally down-to-earth demeanor. Her focus is on the client’s needs - then and now - and she brings all of her education, energy, marketing and sales skills to serve buyers and sellers.
This fourth-generation Dallasite knows the area well and has a broad understanding of the neighborhoods, school districts, and total environment of the city. Both of her grandfathers were pioneer citizens of Old Preston Hollow, and both properties had horses. She grew up in one of them and remembers riding her horse up and down Meadowbrook Road! She has also lived in the Park Cities and currently lives in Devonshire.
Elly and her long-time friend and business partner, Gretchen Brasch, have been a successful duo for almost 15 years. They are consistently recognized as Top Producers and Best Agents in the Dallas real estate market and are annually honored as award recipients in various publications including The Wall Street Journal, Modern Luxury, D Magazine, and The Advocate.
A dedicated volunteer, Elly Holder has worked with many organizations over the years including the Twice Blessed House, Baylor University Medical Center, the Hockaday Alumnae Association (she is a Hockaday alumna), the St. Paul Medical Foundation, and the Junior League of Dallas. Her greatest two passions are Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children and supporting organizations that promote organ donation. Also, for many years, Elly was extremely active in the parent’s associations of her children’s schools – St. Mark’s School of Texas, Jesuit College Preparatory, The Lamplighter School, The Parish Episcopal School, and Preston Hollow Presbyterian School.
In Elly’s free time - other than spending time with her two boys - her greatest passion is playing golf! She also enjoys tennis, snow skiing, and fly-fishing!