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When the Chips are Down, REALTORS® Come Together

It has been a very difficult time for so many of our members, clients, so-workers and neighbors. What was reaffirmed for me as we all struggled to return to some sense of normalcy is the REALTOR® spirit. We received offers of help from REALTOR® associations, MLSs ad real estate-related corporations all across the country. One association in Alabama that has fewer than 200 members sent a $5,000 contribution to the
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Get Engaged! No Ring Required….

The results are in for the election of the 2018 HAR board of directors. Congratulations to all of the new board members, as well as the returning ones, who will ably lead this organization to even greater heights. You may read here who was elected. I encourage anyone who wants to get more involved to apply for one of the advisory groups or run for the board of directors. It
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New Records Set and Setting the Record Straight

New all-time records were set in June for both median and average sales price in the greater Houston real estate market. The number of transactions closed was also the largest in the history of the MLS. The pending sales figure was up 18.9 percent, so that suggested that July sales will keep up the pace. The luxury end of the market (defined as $750,000 and up) had its eighth consecutive
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Politics, Properties and… Pedicures?!?

As I’m sure everyone has circled on their calendars, the HAR Board of Directors election will start on July 27 and run through August 7. This is your chance to elect the REALTORS® who you feel will best represent your interests and help lead your association in a positive direction. You may read about the candidates running for each of the director positions here and look out for your ballot
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Looking Back Can Help Us Succeed In the Future

Greg Hale was a visionary. Even before video became ubiquitous in the real estate industry, he launched what would become HARTV, the facilities for which were just rebranded as the Greg Hale Studios in his honor. One of the favorite stories about the development of HARTV was when then-Texas Gov. Rick Perry came in to do an interview. Between takes, he leaned over to his communication director and said jokingly,