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The executive board of the Texas Association of Realtors has turned down a request from the Houston Association of Realtors for membership data that would have been displayed on the Houston association's consumer-facing website, The move limits which Texas Realtors will be able to have free, comprehensive agent profile pages on, the second most visited real estate search site in the state, behind only Zillow. "I don't think I've been so disappointed in a board's inactions in a long time," said Pearland, Texas-based brokerage executive Danny Frank, who sits on the board of directors of both groups. "It's just simple-minded 1978-mode protectionism." "They're trying to drive traffic back to their website and not to HAR's website," Frank said of the state association...