By Carlo Calma
Realtor Shad Bogany of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Green has been installed as the 2013 chairman of the board of the Texas Association of Realtors (TAR) during a ceremony at the Texas Realtors Conference Sept. 10.
Bogany, whose term begins Jan. 1, 2013, plays an active role in both state and local level realtor organizations. He previously served as chair of the Houston Association of Realtors (HAR) in 2002, and was named HAR Realtor of the Year in 2004.
“An Opportunity to Give Back”
In regards to his new position, Bogany explained that he looks forward to the opportunity.
“TAR has helped me with my business, and this new position provides an opportunity to give back,” he said. “I want to help Realtors make businesses more profitable and their real estate transactions easier.”
Bogany’s installation coincides with the next state legislature, which he believes is a perfect opportunity to protect Realtors’ interests.
“As the point person for all members for legislative issues, and in developing rules and regulations, my goal is to look out for Realtors and make it easier for them to do business,” said Bogany. “I’m concerned with the whole state, and it’s going to be a challenging role during a challenging year.”
Bogany’s Prior Experience
In addition to his past experience with HAR, and prior to merging with Better Homes and Gardens, he led ERA Bogany Properties to become the top ERA brokerage in Houston, and one of the top ERA franchises in the country.
Outside the realm of selling, Bogany also hosts the Real Estate Corner radio show on KCOH AM 1430.
Bogany’s overall contributions to the Texas real estate industry has many of his colleagues applauding his new position. TAR President Travis Kessler is confident in Bogany’s experience and what he’ll bring for the organization.
“[Bogany] has a keen grasp of changing market forces [...] so Texas Realtors can remain valuable, relevant and central to consumers’ needs,” said Kessler.
Mark Woodruff, partner with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene, shares the same sentiment.
“[Bogan] is highly respected within the real estate industry, and we are proud of his leadership role in TAR,” he said.