REALTOR® Involvement Make a Difference in Election Results

While voter turn-out was extremely low at a little over four percent, the Houston Association of REALTORS®’ (HAR) had some great victories from the Saturday, May 6, Joint Elections. In a crowded field of seven candidates running for Mayor of Pasadena, John “JR” Moon, an HAR member and commercial REALTOR®, secured a run-off election spot against retired police officer Jeff Wagner. The winner will be decided by voters who return

Congressional Visits May 17-18

An Overview of NAR 2017 Legislative and Regulatory Priorities The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) is the largest professional trade association in the United States, NAR represents over one million residential REALTORS® and commercial practitioners involved in all facets of the industry, including brokers, sales agents, property managers, appraisers and counselors. NAR fiercely advocates for substantial policy initiatives at the federal level and is a critical component in providing strength

Vote FOR Proposition 1

Election Day is Saturday, May 6. Passing Houston Independent School District’s Proposition 1 is crucial to ensure Houston schools have funding to help students thrive. If the Proposition fails, it could mean: Letting politicians in Austin take our commercial property tax revenue Losing critical funding for our already struggling school district Businesses paying higher tax rates than their neighbors may relocate from Houston “Voting yes will keep more money in

REALTORS® Flock to the State Capitol for REALTOR® Day 2017

Approximately 2,500 REALTORS® and affiliate members from across the state of Texas gathered at the capitol in Austin on April 4 for REALTOR® Day at the Texas Capitol 2017. This number included a six-bus, 230-person delegation from the greater Houston area. HAR members, including HAR and TREPAC leadership, visited with state lawmakers on the following key public policy issues and related bills filed in the 85th Texas Legislature: Home equity

Governmental Affairs Update

What’s Happening at the Local Level? The Political Affairs division of the Governmental Affairs team has been busy scheduling and interviewing candidates for the Saturday May 6, municipal elections in Pasadena, Pearland, and Sugar Land. The Fort Bend Political Affairs Advisory Leadership (PAAL), chaired by Dionne Randle, met with unopposed Sugar Land Council Members Amy Mitchell, Bridget Yeung, and Stephen Porter. In addition, the Fort Bend PAAL interviewed the three