Haiti Response HAR donated $10,000 toward relief efforts in Haiti following the devastating earthquake that struck the Caribbean nation on January 12. The HAR board of directors approved the allocation by unanimous vote at its January board meeting. At the request of HAR Chair Margie Dorrance, board members wore a ribbon during the meeting and after adjournment as a symbol of their support for the people of Haiti.
HAR Continues to be on the National Forefront for You! One of the biggest issues in the industry right now is the proposed REALTORS® Property Resource (RPR) HAR is investigating the ramifications of providing HARMLS listing information to the RPR, In the meantime, HAR hosted a national forum called Real Estate Information Symposium (REIS) in late March with leaders from Google, Zillow, First American CoreLogic, Move Inc., REALTOR®.com, REALTOR® Property Resource (RPR), MRIS, SoCal MLS, as well as the CEO of NAR. There was informative discussion about all of the options, and an HAR task force is helping decide what is ultimately best for our members.
740AM or 790AM’s radio broadcast of the Super Bowl included HAR spots touting that there’s no time like now to buy a home. They even threw in five live “brought to you by the 25,000 members of the Houston Association of REALTORS®” mentions throughout the preceding week…and a billboard promoting the radio broadcast and sponsors.
Comcast Newsmakers ran throughout the month of January about the tax credit.
Numerous TV interviews with Channel 11, 13 and 26.
Houston Chronicle chair’s columns about the tax credits.