You can make a difference by volunteering for one  of the many 2021 HAR advisory groups

Bay Area, Fort Bend & Montgomery County Political Advisory Leadership (PAAL)

Develop the candidate questionnaire, conduct candidate interviews, and make TREPAC contribution recommendations to the HAR Board of Directors for county specific council elections. Participate in the Political Affairs Advisory Group’s interviews for state and federal elections covering the Bay Area, Fort Bend or Montgomery County areas. The advisory group will mobilize members to Get Out the Realtor® Vote for the HAR recommended candidates within their respective counties. In addition, the various PAAL’s groups are charged with TREPAC fundraising efforts in their area.

Communications Advisory Group

The Communications Advisory Group enhances the strategic efforts of the HAR Communications Department by ensuring HAR communications products and programs are responsive to member needs and promote and support the value of using a Realtor®.

Governmental Affairs Advisory Group

This advisory group serves as a liaison between the HAR Board of Directors and Members and local, state and federal governments. This group works closely with elected officials and governmental agencies to help promote HAR interests. This group shall maintain an awareness of all matters bearing upon the real estate industry or having impact upon the ownership of private property and suggest appropriate positions and measures.

“I first became involved with HAR through being on several advisory groups, so I know the value that each member brings and the ability of our various groups to help better the entire industry. And if you’re like me that I believe I have benefited greatly from my real estate career, here’s your opportunity to answer my challenge of ‘paying it back.’ Get involved and share your talents! I hope anyone who has the time and desire will apply now to serve in one or more of these important roles for 2021.”Richard Miranda, 2021 HAR Chairman

HAR Engage Advisory Group

This advisory group assists with planning the association’s largest annual member conference which includes educational presentations, discussions and technology demonstrations designed for both agents and brokers to help members increase their real estate knowledge, productivity and success. The event will be held on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at the Norris Conference Center at CityCentre. It is preferred that Advisory Group members have attended at least one HAR Engage conference and are expected to attend three planning meetings, volunteer to promote the event ahead of time and work at the event for several hours the day of Engage.

Information Advisory Group

This group reviews possible applications of HRIS/MLS data sets and formulates recommendations for the HAR and HRIS Board.

 International Advisory Group

The International Advisory Group creates educational programs and networking business opportunities that relate to the global real estate industry. The advisory group also promotes visibility of MLS Area 82 where hundreds of international properties are listed. It is preferred that applicants have the CIPS designation or be enrolled in classes leading to the designation. This group meets four times a year, typically on a Monday from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Management Central Advisory Group

Management Central is a division of HAR geared specifically toward the Real Estate Manager and Broker/Owner. Management Central offers at least two educational events a year and provides an online newsletter distributed every other month. The goal of Management Central is to provide Managers and Brokers with the latest tools to help them further their business through education and networking opportunities.

MLS Advisory Group

The MLS Advisory Group helps establish and maintain MLS policy that is in the best interest of over 40,000 HAR members. In addition to maintaining MLS policy, the MLS Advisory Group also reviews member suggestions and recommends MLS system changes and enhancements that help make all MLS subscribers more professional and efficient.

Political Affairs Advisory Group

This advisory group serves as the political communicator for HAR. The duties of this advisory group include interviewing candidates in order to make recommendations to the HAR Board of Directors regarding endorsements and TREPAC contributions to the candidates for their campaigns. The advisory group will mobilize members by promoting voter registrations and engaging and encouraging HAR members to vote during election cycles.

Professional Development Advisory Group

The Professional Development Advisory Group is made up of members who review existing educational programs and recommend new training programs.

Risk Management Group

The Risk Management Advisory group addresses those areas in both residential and commercial real estate in which non-compliance issues present risk to our membership and to alert the membership as to their existence in an effort to resolve or minimize the risk.

Technology Advisory Group

HAR’s Technology Advisory Group assess and implement existing and new technologies to establish the course for and the products and services provided to our members.

TREPAC Advisory Group

This advisory group shall assist in organizing, hosting, and participating in TREPAC fundraising efforts throughout HAR’s membership. Advisory Group Members serve as TREPAC liaisons giving presentations to members on the importance of investing in their industry as well as informing members of the legislative issues facing members and the real estate industry. As the representatives of HAR TREPAC, it is recommended that all Advisory Group Members be at the $250 Lone Star Statesman TREPAC investment level.

Young Professionals Network (YPN) Advisory Group

As the voice and advocate for HAR’s Young Professionals Network (YPN) develops young real estate professionals through association involvement, career advancement and commitment to the community.

Area Networking Meetings

The different Area Networking Meetings around the greater Houston area facilitate communication and fellowship between members, provide educational programs and promote Association activities from time to time. Each Area Networking Meeting is independently run and only promoted by HAR.