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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 2018 MLS news release – reporting on a record-breaking month for Houston real estate with sales volume and pricing at all-time highs – generated coverage from mid- to late July in the following media outlets:

  • Bellaire Essentials
  • Community Impact Newspaper
  • CultureMap Houston
  • Examiner Newspapers
  • Houston Agent Magazine
  • Houston Business Journal (online and print editions)
  • Houston Chronicle (online and print editions)
  • Houston Community Newspapers
  • Houston Public Media / KUHF 88.7 FM
  • KHOU-TV / 11 News
  • KPRC-TV / Local 2
  • KRIV-TV / FOX 26 News
  • KTRH / NewsRadio 740
  • KTRK-TV / ABC 13 Eyewitness News
  • Realty News Report (RNR)

HAR Chair Kenya Burrell-VanWormer was the subject of a full-page “Voices & Views” profile in the Houston Chronicle Business section on Sunday, August 12. Headlined “Realtors’ group chair not afraid of change,” Kenya shared her takeaways from the recent Inman Connect conference in San Francisco and discussed the future of the real estate industry in Houston.

The new Car Mode feature of the HAR.com app, which enables consumers to instantly access property sale and rental listing information on their smartphone – hands-free – when safely parked in front of a property, garnered coverage in Inman News on July 19, Houston Agent Magazine on July 24 as well as the Houston Chronicle on August 5.

On August 16, Houston Business Journal web producer Jen Para took online readers on a virtual tour of the 10 most expensive homes sold in July 2018 using data that HAR provided from our MLS. The feature contained a gallery of color photos of the properties courtesy of the listing agents/brokerages cited in the report.

On July 14, Inman News announced (and, naturally, reported on) its Most Innovative MLS, Associations or Real Estate Organizations, and HAR.com was among the finalists. Inman praised our Association for leading the opposition to NAR’s proposed $30 dues increase after 97 percent of our membership said in a survey that they were against it.

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

David Mendel

David Mendel

Public Relations Manager
david.mendel@har.com

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