As the saying goes, “Communication is Key.” With this in mind, the Communications Department strives to keep our members well-informed and up-to-date by providing you with the latest news and information. We communicate this information in a variety of ways, whether it’s an article in the Houston REALTOR® magazine, an email, a post on the MOP or a topic discussed on #MemberFocusMonday, the goal is always the same: to keep you, our members, informed.

Keep reading to find out all the ways the HAR Communications Department works to keep you “in the know” and to learn more about the Communications Team.


If you are reading this, you obviously are familiar with the Houston REALTOR® magazine. Since going digital in April 2020, we have created multiple formats for our members to read the magazine.



HARConnect is HAR’s information portal. Here you will find the latest news, links to the Houston REALTOR® magazine, updates and information regarding member tools, events, classes, webinars and so much more.


HAR has a very strong social media presence. We utilize Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn and our HAR on the Move podcast to keep you informed about the latest Association news, events and happenings.

One of our most popular presence is on Facebook. It’s our #MemberFocusMonday segment. You can follow us live on Facebook every Monday at 9 a.m. for #MemberFocusMonday.



HAR wants you to stay connected even when you’re on the move. The popular HAR on the Move podcast features new episodes every Wednesday morning, while the Insights podcast launches new episodes every Friday.  If you happen to miss an episode of either you can always catch up by visiting where past episodes are archived.


We send a variety of weekly emails to our members. Some examples include the 5MR, The EDGE, Bob Hale’s Insights and other emails. We also send monthly emails for the MLS Release, the Houston REALTOR® magazine, as well as other Association updates.

In addition, the Communications Department creates and send emails for the Events, Professional Development, TREPAC, MLS and Technology Departments. Our goal is to always keep our members informed.

If you are not receiving our emails, or need to update your subscription, CLICK HERE to get, or stay, connected.


The HAR Online Newsroom serves as a repository of all the real estate news that HAR distributes to media throughout Houston, across the country and around the world. You will find the monthly MLS Home Sales Reports there as well as announcements about general Association news. This is a trusted resource not only for journalists, but for HAR members and real estate consumers as well.

Consumer-facing columns written by HAR’s chairman are published each Sunday in the Real Estate section of the Houston Chronicle. These cover a wide variety of real estate topics such as the importance of always working with a REALTOR®, mortgage pre-approval, curb appeal and homeowner associations (HOAs). Similar columns, penned by the HAR Board’s Southeast District representative are published in the Galveston County Daily News.


HAR is committed to promoting the use of a REALTOR® to consumers. We have ads in various trade publications, a weekly ad in the Houston Chronicle in addition to multiple billboard in the greater Houston Area.

8. MOP

We utilize the Members Only Portal to provide you with information in a variety of ways. We post “breaking news” such as Security Alerts, Technology Updates, Obituaries and more.