Well-known Fort Worth realtor retiring after 4 decades

Joan Trew, co-founder of Williams Trew Real Estate in Fort Worth.

Joan Trew, co-founder of Williams Trew Real Estate in Fort Worth.


Well-known co-founder of real estate company Williams Trew is retiring after starting a successful business that has earned her recognition and recognition over the years.

Joan Trew began her real estate career 44 years ago and now plans to spend time with her family and enjoy the arts.

“I am blessed with three children, eight grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren,” Trew said in a press release.

“The family alone will keep me busy. I look forward to spending time with them and friends while still calling Fort Worth my home. I also have a great passion for art and like to support the museums and the symphony. I think I’ll do a little more of that too, ”she said.

Trew, who was born in Opp, Alabama, moved to Fort Worth in 1950.

She began her real estate career in 1977 at William Rigg Realtors, where she met her future business partner Martha Williams.

In the mid-1990s, both women were top producers and vice-presidents of the broker, according to the press release.

In 2000, Trew and Williams decided to start their own company with Marshall Boyd.

Williams Trew is part of the Ebby Halliday Companies, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway’s HomeServices of America.

Over the years, Trew has been recognized for her accomplishments.

In 1987, Texas Monthly magazine named her one of Six Outstanding Real Estate Agents.

In 2002, Trew received the Great Women of Texas Award from the Fort Worth Business Press. In 2016 she was named Executive of the Year by the Fort Worth Business Hall of Fame.

Earlier this year, Trew also received the RL Purvis Distinguished Service Award from the Greater Fort Worth Association of Realtors.

Giving back to the community

In 1981, Trew found the location for the first Ronald McDonald house in Fort Worth, and she completed the transaction. The Ronald McDonald House was located in a historic mansion on 8th Avenue.

In 2015, Trew and Williams co-led the American Heart Association’s GO Red campaign in Tarrant County.

“One thing that made Joan so successful was that she never focused on the number of homes she’s closed over the years. She has always said that she loves selling Fort Worth, both the lifestyle and the value of being part of the community, ”said Martha Williams.

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