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 October 2014 MLS news release and accompanying Houston Housing Minute video update, reporting a 12.3 percent year-over-year increase in home sales, record high prices for an October and historically low inventory, generated coverage from mid- to late November 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)
  • KTRH (NewsRadio 740)
  • KTRK-TV (13 Eyewitness News)
  • KUHF (Houston Public Media)

HAR received extensive coverage in the Houston Business Journal during the month of November, beginning with residential real estate reporter Paul Takahashi’s November 4 story about (Beta)’s new consumer tools and features as the site expands its reach across all of Texas. That article quoted HAR Chief Technology Officer Taqi Rizvi: “Our job is to provide the best information to the consumer because a more educated consumer makes the real estate industry better.”

In a November 11 story about the increasing use of drones and other technology in real estate, Paul again reported on HAR’s online innovations, stating, “By the time it’s fully rolled out, will have more than 100,000 active listings and 8.2 million properties.” That story also featured a timeline showing HAR technological advances beginning with the 1997 launch of the website.

On November 24, Paul reported on the tremendous lure of the Houston housing market on international buyers by covering an HAR conference addressing was to effectively serve today’s multicultural real estate consumer.

These stories and more are available in the HAR Online Newsroom at as well as in HAR Connect.