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Texas listing portal HAR.com expands its coverage to Austin

HAR.com now features nearly all Texas real estate listings
  • Home and Rentals portal will roll out upgraded tools in the coming months.
  • The Austin Board of Realtors view inclusion with HAR.com as a way to expand members' resources.
  • Existing homes sales activity is up in Austin, while prices have risen 14 percent year-over-year.

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Following a recent agreement with the Austin Board of Realtors, HAR.com's 'Home and Rentals' portal now features roughly 92 percent of all Texas real estate listings. The portal, which has been in expansion mode since launching in early 2015, now provides homebuyers and sellers access to more than 145,000 active listings for sale or lease, which are spread between 35 markets. Statewide property records can also be accessed, an estimated 8.2 million. The Austin Board of Realtors (ABR) decided to share listings data with HAR.com because the move represented an opportunity to further expand member resources. “Central Texas agents now have expanded statewide exposure, and homebuyers and sellers across Texas can connect with realtors who know the Austin-area market inside and out," said Aaron Farmer, 2016 president of ABR. According to Bob Hale, CEO of the Houston Association of Realtors, the Home and Rentals portal is also expanding via the inclusion of new tools. In t...