he 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 MLS Update for October 2011, reporting the fifth consecutive month of increased sales and a record high October average price, generated coverage from mid- to late November in the following media outlets:

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 (News 2 Houston)
KRIV-TV (Fox 26 News)
KROI-FM (News 92 FM) – new radio station featuring all-news format
KTRK-TV (13 Eyewitness News)
KUHF (Houston Public Radio)
World Property Channel

HAR facilitated an interview with MLS Advisory Group member Mike Weaster for a December 7 story that KTRK-TV Action 13 consumer reporter Jeff Ehling produced about how buyers can prepare to purchase bank-owned properties at auction.

HAR’s new iPad app garnered national and local coverage in November. Inman News published an extensive write-up about the app on November 22. The Houston Chronicle Prime Property blog published its write-up, entitled “HAR brings home app to the brig screen” on November 9. Both stories featured full-color screen captures of the app.

In his November 16 CultureMap column, real estate writer Ralph Bivins declared that Houston’s strong October housing report “was another sign that local housing market is healthy again.”

KUHF/Houston Public Radio business correspondent Andrew Schneider interviewed HAR chairman Carlos P. Bujosa about growing local demand for apartment rentals for a November 2 story that cited O’Connor & Associates apartment occupancy rate data.

These stories and more are chronicled in the HAR Online Newsroom at www.har.com/newsroom.