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  1. 1. Register Today for REALTOR® Celebration• It’s time for REALTOR® Celebration! Every year HAR hosts this festive event for our members to reconnect with old friends and make new acquaintances.• 2013 REALTOR® Celebration is set for Thursday, December 13, at Houston Country Club, so mark your calendars and register today.• Don’t miss out as we welcome Danny Frank as 2013 HAR Chairman and install the new Board of Directors; honor 2010 HAR Chair Margie Dorrance as 2012 REALTOR® of the Year; and salute Troy Cothran as winner of the prestigious John E. Wolf Community Service Award.• The evening festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. with a reception.• Register here today.
  2. 2. Thank You for Your Membership• It seems like prices for just about everything keep going up. Believe it or not, one price that has actually fallen is what HAR members pay for agent dues and fees. The amount HAR charges for dues and MLS subscriber fees combined has actually dropped five percent since 1997, while TAR dues have risen 74 percent and NAR dues have climbed 142 percent in that time.• Throughout the year, HAR is committed to maximizing the value that you, our members, receive for your dues dollar. This has been especially true during these more recent times that have put a tremendous financial strain on so many of us. To that end, the HAR Board of Directors has voted to maintain the current dues level for the 10th year in a row. That means you will not be paying a penny more than last year, or the year before that, or the year before that and quite a few years before that.• Only with the strength and support of all of HAR’s 25,000 residential and commercial members can we remain a successful REALTOR® community, so thank you for your membership. Know that your Association strives to bring you greater value every day.
  3. 3. Weekly HAR Market StatThere is a lot to be thankful for this year beyond the traditional holiday bird.Homebuyers can be thankful for record-low mortgage rates. Sellers can bethankful for the possibility of getting more money in less listing time. Somehomeowners are thankful for the housing recovery because it may alleviateunderwater situations. Tryptophan doesnt seem to be slowing buyer andseller optimism. In the Houston region, for the week ending November 18: • New Listings decreased 1.1% to 1,701 • Pending Sales increased 36.1% to 1,425 • Closed Sales increased 1.5% to 1,137
  4. 4. Designate Yourself for Success Graduate REALTOR® Institute – GRI-2 Marketing The GRI designation is the most widely recognized of the National Real Estate Designations. Consisting of three course, each is taught by experts in their respective fields. This module consists of Seller Services, Buyers Services, Technology and Environment & Green Building. GRI courses may be taken in any order and satisfy your 9 hours of non-legal MCE requirements. TREC rules mandate that each student be on time. Please have your license number with you the day of class. Date: Nov. 29-30 and Dec. 3-4 Time: 8:15 a.m. - 5 p.m. Location: HAR Fort Bend Investment: $295Register at Questions? 713-629-1900 ext. 6