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Home prices break records while sales volume reaches the highest level in four years
Houston home shoppers went on a buying spree in May, sending sales volume and pricing through the roof and accounting for the 12th consecutive month of positive sales. Average and median prices broke records while volume of sales reached the highest level since June 2008. Local housing inventory is now at its lowest...
Being a REALTOR® isn’t about helping someone buy, sell or lease a property. It is about building a relationship with the client and being their trusted adviser. You want to not only help them with this first transaction but also any future transactions—and hope they refer you to others because of the great experience they had.
This means that you cannot look at the closing of a single transaction...
Slowly but surely, the pace is picking up. After more than 15 years of lost investments, misguided priorities and stalled initiatives, the transaction management (TM) movement is finally reaching critical mass within the traditional brokerage community. Yet even with this new momentum and apparent enlightenment, the most frequently asked question regarding the transaction management remains: “So...
Along with the Foot Fetish Creep (who is still around making phone calls) and the alleged open house thief (who was arrested and then released on bail), members and consumers have been dealing with fraudulent listings being posted on sites that allow anyone to post information on them. The most frequently reported are Craigslist and HotPads.com (to their credit, each site has been very responsive to...
As you can see from the cover of the magazine, the greater Houston real estate market is going strong. At the same time, we don’t want to get too far ahead of ourselves. We all know things can change quickly. We do remain cautiously optimistic that the trends will continue and that business will be sustainably robust. You may read the latest monthly MLS release here though for more information.
Reflections of Dovie Morgan, 2003 HAR Chair
Q: Describe what HAR was like organizationally during your year – board structure, membership size and any other unique features.
A: HAR had 17,000 members in 2003. At that time, we were the largest REALTOR® association in the country. Our Board had 24 members. We also opened the new Montgomery County branch in the Portofino shopping center in Conroe.
The EDGE: Houston Has Some of the Nation’s Newest Housing, Mortgage Rates Hit New Low, Weekly HAR Market Stat and More
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Meet the Candidates
See who is running for the 2013 Board of Directors Election. Voting begins July 12 and concludes on August 6, 2012.
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Demonstrating Your Return on Investment!
Registration has already opened for The BIG e 2012 Conference. This year’s event will be held on Thursday, October 25, from 9 a.m. – 5:15 p.m., followed immediately by the After Hours Networking Reception, hosted by NRG, at the Monnalisa bar in the Hotel Sorella until 7 p.m.
The BIG e Conference is a one-day real estate and technology conference for the...
Learn about cutting edge technologies that are changing real estate!
Attend this one-day conference hosted by NAR to learn about the latest tech topics, including:
Photo, Video & More!
Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Time: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Investment: $49 – Lunch and registration bag included