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 MLS Update for November 2010, reporting the highest average and median prices for a November in Houston despite a fifth consecutive monthly decline in sales, generated coverage from mid- to late December 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)
•    KTRK-TV (13 Eyewitness News)
•    KUHF (Houston Public Radio)

In a January 18 story headlined MLSs struggle with standards, consolidation, Inman News quoted HAR President and CEO Bob Hale discussing the growth of the MLS and the possibility of consumer interaction with it. Bob was among the nation’s top real estate industry thought leaders who participated in a series of panel discussions at Inman’s Real Estate Connect conference in New York in January.

The Houston Chronicle reported on December 26 about 2010 REALTOR® of the Year honors for Ed Wolff, president of Beth Wolff REALTORS®, and Ann Woodroof of Prudential Gary Greene, REALTORS®, as recipient of the 2010 John E. Wolf Citizenship Cup Award. HAR honored both on December 14 at REALTOR® Celebration during the swearing-in of the 2011 HAR Board of Directors and Chairman Carlos P. Bujosa.

These stories and more are chronicled in the HAR Online Newsroom at