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HAR in the News

The Houston Association of REALTORS® is making headlines! Here’s a look at some of the media coverage our organization has received over the past few weeks.

HAR’s June 2014 MLS news release and accompanying Houston Housing Minute video update, reporting a rebound in home sales thanks to an increase in new listings, generated coverage from mid- to late July in the following media outlets:

• Community Impact Newspaper
• CultureMap Houston
• Examiner Newspapers
• Houston Business Journal (online and print editions)
• Houston Chronicle (online and print editions as well as Prime Property real estate blog)
• Houston Community Newspapers
• KHOU-TV (11 News)
• KPRC-TV (Local 2)
• KRIV-TV (Fox 26 News)
• KROI-FM (News 92 FM)
• KTRH (NewsRadio 740)
• KTRK-TV (13 Eyewitness News)
• KUHF (Houston Public Media)

On August 12, HAR Chair Chaille Ralph was a guest on HAR board member/TAR Immediate Past Chairman Shad Bogany’s “Real Estate Corner” radio program to discuss current market trends as well as the statewide rollout of HAR.com. The live call-in talk show airs from 6:15 to 7:15 every Tuesday night on 1360AM/KWWJ Radio.

HAR Chair Chaille Ralph was interviewed for an August 7 KTRK-TV/13 Eyewitness News story about the latest company to enter the Houston real estate market promising to cut commissions by tasking consumers with more of the legwork associated with buying or selling a home. Chaille noted that different business models that offer different levels of service are welcome and advised consumers to “ask the right questions, gather the right information and choose the REALTOR® that’s best for your particular situation.”

HAR Immediate Past Chairman Danny Frank spoke to Inman News reporter Paul Hagey about the acquisition of Trulia by Zillow for a story that published on July 28. Danny was also interview by reporter Andrea Brambila for an August 11 story about the recent TAR vote declining to provide member information to HAR.

These stories and more are available in the HAR Online Newsroom at www.har.com/newsroom as well as in HAR Connect.

David Mendel

David Mendel

Public Relations Manager
david.mendel@har.com

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