Inman News has named the Houston Association of REALTORS® (HAR) ‘Most Innovative MLS or Real Estate Trade Association’ for 2014. The honor was announced July 16 to a gathering of real estate industry leaders in San Francisco during Inman’s annual Real Estate Connect conference.
“HAR has consistently led the way for our industry with innovations that serve the real estate professional and consumer alike,” said Inman News publisher Bradley Inman.
“What a wonderful recognition as HAR continues to deliver on a longstanding commitment to serve its members and the real estate consumer with leading-edge services,” said HAR Chair Chaille Ralph of Heritage Texas Properties.
HAR was the first MLS to sign up as a publisher through ListHub, launching a Texas-wide real estate portal allowing other Texas brokers to take advantage of HAR.com’s high traffic volume and cachet.
HAR faced formidable competition in the MLS/Association category. Other finalists included the Austin Board of REALTORS®(ABoR), California Regional MLS, Inc., Combined Los Angeles/Westside MLS (CLAW), Greater Alabama MLS, Midwest Real Estate Data, NAR, North Alabama MLS, Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), Real Estate Data Protection Legal Association Nonprofit (REDPLAN) and Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO).
The Inman Innovator Awards honor forward-thinking technologies, Web services, business models and innovators in online real estate, brokerage and media companies. They are considered among the most prestigious and coveted honors in real estate.
For more about the announcement, see www.inman.com.