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‘Happy’ Hale heads Houston Realtors

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Native Texan Bob Hale is president and CEO of the Houston Association of Realtors. Hale is widely known as a visionary within the real estate industry. Hale believes strongly in providing high-tech member services. During his tenure with HAR, the association's Web site has become the premier real estate portal for Houston, with 300 million hits per month. HAR also offers free Web sites to every member. Hale holds a bachelor of business administration and law degree from the University of Texas. After graduating from law school, he served as the director of governmental affairs for the Texas Association of Realtors. He began representing the Houston Association of Realtors in 1973 as legal and legislative counsel, with an emphasis on association and antitrust law. In 1998, he assumed the role of executive vice president and general counsel. Hale will speak at Real Estate Connect in New York City, Jan. 9-11, 2005. Panel or session at Connect: Internet Leads: Acquiring and Distributing C...