Real estate icon Harley E. Rouda Sr. dies at 83

Son of HER Realtors' founder leads Real Living franchise network

Midwest real estate icon Harley Rouda, Sr., who founded and ran HER Realtors, one of Ohio’s largest real estate agencies and now part of the Real Living franchise network, died last week at age 83.

Rouda was also important on the national real estate scene. In 1991, he served as chairman of the National Association of Realtors. He also served terms as president of both the Ohio Association of Realtors and the Columbus Board of Realtors.