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Spring Has Definitely Sprung

I don’t know about you, but I am relieved that the pollen has finally stopped coating my car the moment I’m done washing it. If I wanted a green car, I would have bought one! Now if only everyone’s allergy symptoms would finally clear up! Speaking of spring and everything that’s blooming, I was very happy to see how home sales and rentals throughout greater Houston blossomed in March. Our market... 

The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same

Woodrow Wilson was president. Daylight Saving Time was enacted for the first time. World War I ended. Reverend Billy Graham was born. The Houston Association of REALTORS® (then known as the Houston Real Estate Board) was formed. All those milestones occurred in 1918. As we enter our 100th year of HAR this year, we have much to reflect on regarding how things have changed and how they have stayed the... 

HAR Hosts Annual H-Town Day Event on April 6th!

Get an insider’s look into what is happening around this fabulous city we call home.  This is a free event with an optional charitable donation in support of the 2016 TRLP Group’s fundraising efforts for New Hope Housing at the time of registration.  We hope you will be able to join us…   Blog this!Bookmark on DeliciousDigg this postRecommend on FacebookShare on Linkedinshare... 
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Ratings, Rankings and REALTORS®

Whether it is Yelp, eBay or TripAdvisor, consumers look to ratings to make decisions about things they buy or places they go. Why wouldn’t they also want to know about the REALTOR® they hire for their largest financial transaction of their life? HAR launched the Client Experience Rating many years ago and was on the forefront of providing this service to both consumers and REALTORS®. REALTORS®... 

Looking Back and Looking Forward

“Record-breaking year!” Did anyone expect that we would be saying that when we started 2016? Average sales price, median sales price, dollar volume and transaction volume all reached new highs. With expectations of a weaker real estate market in the greater Houston area due to lower oil prices and job losses, the market showed its resiliency, with a 3.0% increase in single-family home sales compared... 

The EDGE: Week of January 23, 2017

The EDGE: HUD Suspends FHA Mortgage Insurance Premium Cut, Meet Our New HAR Chair and More Click here to download edge012317 Blog this!Bookmark on DeliciousDigg this postRecommend on FacebookShare on Linkedinshare via RedditTumblr itTweet about itBuzz it upSubscribe to the comments on this postPrint for laterBookmark in BrowserTell a friend  Read More →

REALTOR® Celebration 2017

REALTOR® Celebration, the Houston Association of Realtors’ (HAR) biggest event of the year, took place on December 7 at the River Oaks Country Club, and featured the much-anticipated swearing in of the 2017 HAR board of directors and incoming chair, Cindy Hamann, of Heritage Texas Properties. Cindy Hamann Texas Senator John Whitmire administered the oath of office for the new board members while... 

It’s Not Goodbye, But Until We Meet Again…

By the time you receive this magazine, the deadline might have passed to apply for one of the advisory groups or area networking groups. If it isn’t yet December 5 when you are reading this, I strongly encourage you to get involved with your Association. If you’ve missed the emails or postcards (for those 60 or so members who don’t have email addresses), it is dues time. Make sure you pay by... 

Become Politically Involved

HAR invites all members to consider joining one of our Governmental Affairs groups as a volunteer. The following groups are available: Political Affairs Advisory Group (PAAG) Government Affairs Advisory Group (GAAG) Bay Area Political Affairs Advisory Leadership (PAAL) Fort Bend PAAL Montgomery County PAAL Learn more about each group and apply at www.har.com/getinvolved. The deadline to sign up as... 

Call for Leaders in 2017

2017 HAR Leadership Opportunities Volunteer for one of the many HAR advisory groups. Sign up today! Log on to www.har.com/getinvolved (Deadline is December 5, 2016.) Advisory Groups Bay Area Communications Fort Bend Governmental Affairs HAR Engage Information International Management Central MLS Montgomery County Political Affairs Professional Development Professional Standards* Risk Management Technology TREPAC YPN... 
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