National Association of Realtors Midyear kicks off in D.C.

The National Association of Realtors Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo kicked off this week, and members will finally have the chance to vote on the controversial dues hike NAR proposed earlier this month.

Read NAR’s response to HAR’s stance on raising dues

National Association of Realtors Treasurer Tom Riley responds to Kenya Burrell-VanWormer’s piece, “Reallocate funds or raise dues — that is the question.”

Reallocate funds or raise dues — that is the question

Let me start by saying that the National Association of Realtors is not the bad guy. Neither is the Houston Association of Realtors, or anyone else who opposes the proposed dues increase.

Houston Association of Realtors overwhelmingly opposes $30 annual NAR dues increase

The Houston affiliate voted overwhelmingly last Monday to oppose the increase after an internal survey found that 97 percent of the local affiliate’s 34,000 members opposed the additional fees…

ICNY 18 Data: Integrating big data and AI into the MLS

Listen in as Houston Association of Realtors’ Sam Scott and Remine co-founder and CFO Mark Schacknies take the Inman Connect stage to dive into big data and artificial intelligence issues as they pertain to the multiple listing service (MLS) …

Realtors scale up good deeds in disaster-torn communities this holiday season

Every Christmas Eve, Houston Association of Realtors’ chair Cindy Hamann drops off a blanket and a bottle of wine to several random and very thankful homeless people in downtown Houston. Realtors like Hamann are doing wonderful deeds all over the count…

How can real estate better prepare for natural disasters?

Real estate industry leaders consider how more organized recovery and rebuilding efforts, sustainable housing and insurance resources could come into play …

Ex-husband charged in slain Houston agent’s murder

On Aug. 25, Houston real estate agent Crystal McDowell was last seen leaving her boyfriend’s home as she went to pick up her two children, Maui and Madden, from her ex-husband’s home before Hurricane Harvey made landfall the next day …

To Florida, Love Texas: Agents offer hurricane advice

According to some agents in the area, the store shelves in South Florida are already looking scarce. Miami agent Nick Quay had to evacuate from his island home, and is now sharing traffic updates with his Facebook followers and letting them know where …

What experts say Hurricane Harvey communities need most

There is a feeling in the real estate industry that writing a check isn’t enough when it comes to giving — that you have to physically do something to truly make a contribution …