Texas listing portal HAR.com expands its coverage to Austin

Texas listing portal HAR.com expands its coverage to Austin

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 pro...
By Erik Pisor | Friday, April 22, 2016
Tiny home a first for Houston

Tiny home a first for Houston

Sitting on stilts and featuring only 288 square feet of interior space one Houston home can almost be dubbed an adult tree house. The dwelling is said to be the only home of its kind currently on the market, with a list price of $110,000. Located in ...
By Erik Pisor | Friday, December 18, 2015
HAR to eliminate ‘old school’ way of sharing listings

HAR to eliminate ‘old school’ way of sharing listings

The need for better consumer-realtor collaboration has motivated the Houston Association of Realtors to upgrade its Homes and Rentals portal. In roughly a month, the site will feature a new Apple TV application along with tools that allow a consumer ...
By Erik Pisor | Friday, November 20, 2015
New HAR.com goes live with listings from all over Texas

New HAR.com goes live with listings from all over Texas

HAR.com, the popular consumer-facing real estate search portal operated by the Houston Association of Realtors, has officially relaunched with listings from throughout the state of Texas. Last year HAR.com announced that it had become the first multi...
By Andrea V. Brambila | Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Car-dependent Texans get search-by-commute tool

Car-dependent Texans get search-by-commute tool

With an eye on attracting prospective homebuyers, the Houston Association of Realtors has rolled out a search-by-commute tool on its new statewide website. “We operate under a ‘give the consumer what they want’ perspective at HAR,&#...
By Andrea V. Brambila | Thursday, January 29, 2015
Texas Realtors won’t provide member info to competing statewide Realtor site, HAR.com

Texas Realtors won’t provide member info to competing statewide Realtor site, HAR.com

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, HAR.com. The mo...
By Andrea V. Brambila | Monday, August 11, 2014
Houston Realtors demo real estate search portal that covers all of Texas

Houston Realtors demo real estate search portal that covers all of Texas

HOUSTON -- The Houston Association of Realtors today demoed a new version of its consumer-facing website that it's testing as it prepares to expand HAR.com’s coverage area to the entire state of Texas, and also do something that third-party portals...
By Inman | Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Visits to real estate websites surge 25 percent from December to January

Visits to real estate websites surge 25 percent from December to January

Homes.com, Apartment Guide and Rent.com all moved up in Experian Marketing Services’ rankings of top real estate websites in January, surging past MSN Real Estate. Century 21 maintained its position as the only franchisor website in the top 20,...
By Inman | Tuesday, February 4, 2014
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Top 10 real estate websites in December

For the sixth month in a row, Yahoo Real Estate was the most popular real estate-related website in December, according to the ......
By Inman | Monday, January 30, 2012
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Yahoo Real Estate leads top 10 website rankings for third straight month

For the third month in a row, Yahoo Real Estate was the most visited real estate website in the country in September, according to the latest rankings from Web metrics firm Experian Hitwise. The National Association of Realtors' official search po...
By Inman | Monday, October 17, 2011
Thumbnail Houston Association of Realtors rolls out Android app

Houston Association of Realtors rolls out Android app

The Houston Association of Realtors has launched a free mobile app for Android devices that features multiple listing service access for HAR members and a range of search tools for members and consumers. "HAR members who subscribe to the (MLS)...
By Inman | Wednesday, September 28, 2011
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Houston Realtors launch iPhone app

The Houston Association of Realtors is offering an iPhone application that doubles as a consumer property-search portal and a members-only portable multiple listing service. At more than 25,000 members, HAR is the second-largest local Realtor ass...
By Inman | Thursday, November 4, 2010
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Agent-review sites gaining ground

If they were looking for someone to handle the biggest financial transaction of their lives, you'd think that most people would ask for something more substantial than a thumbs-up from the guy down the block. Not that neighbors aren't to be trusted ...
By Mary Umberger | Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Thumbnail Break down MLS walls and consumers still value Realtors

Break down MLS walls and consumers still value Realtors

Consumers appreciate public property-search Web sites set up by multiple listing services, though such sites remain a divisive issue for industry professionals, according to a report released today by WAV Group, a real estate consulting company. ...
By Glenn Roberts Jr. | Friday, March 14, 2008
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Public MLS sites stir up controversy

Bob Hale, CEO of the Houston Association of Realtors, joins InmanTV to discuss the hot-button issue of consumer-facing property listings sites provided by MLSs. Hale's MLS has attracted consumer attention with HAR.com, and Hale talks about what makes...
By Jessica Swesey | Friday, March 7, 2008
New HAR Site Corners Houston Real Estate Search

New HAR Site Corners Houston Real Estate Search

Inman News reports this week that Houston Association of Realtors web site got a facelift. Funnily enough, as I was researching my post 10 Kick Ass Real Estate Search Sites, I’d gone over to HAR.com and noticed the new site ......
By Joel Burslem | Thursday, February 21, 2008