Association News

Real estate associations support brokers in a number of ways, many of which take place behind the scenes. What’s happening at your local association? How are they serving their members? This monthly feature, penned by association leaders, offers the inside scoop on how associations small and large are helping to improve the industry.

Things are looking up for Houston housing

Indicators so far this year are positive for the Houston real estate market — just in time for the spring homebuying season. 

The National Association of Mortgage Brokers celebrates 50 years

The National Association of Mortgage Brokers has been the voice of the mortgage industry since 1973.

What’s in store for 2024?

Texas REALTORS® Chairman Jef Conn offers his outlook for 2024.

Navigating the 2024 real estate market: Challenges, opportunities and empowering the next generation

New NAR president Tracy Kasper discusses the recent lawsuits against NAR before delving into a market forecast for 2024.

2023: A respectable year for Houston real estate

Despite the fact that sales were down every month of the year, the Houston housing market performed respectably in 2023.

Keeping our eyes and minds wide open at HAR

HAR leadership created a Diversity & Inclusion task force to ensure equity and fairness are applied to all aspects of HAR’s business model.

Texas REALTORS® officially supports five state constitutional amendments. You should, too.

Texas REALTORS® is supporting five amendments on the November ballot.

Standing firm in the face of disaster: The REALTORS® Relief Foundation impact

NAR’s Realtor Relief Foundation garners financial support throughout the year, enabling them to act maximum impact when natural disaster strikes, explains RRF President Michael C. McGrew.

The power of HAR’s advocacy

HAR’s Governmental Affairs and Advocacy Department has three main pillars: government relations, member engagement and advocacy education.

Follow the data, play the long game and launch a real estate podcast on YouTube

Jeff Berger, founder of The National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals, suggests that YouTube is the platform real estate professionals should focus on.

The impact of YPN for new or experienced Texas Realtors®

For a new real estate agent, the decision to be involved in a group of other professionals or Realtors® can have a major impact on the success of a growing career.

Big things ahead for the Women’s Council of Realtors Houston

The Women’s Council of REALTORS® Houston has an exciting lineup of events that showcase its commitment to education and professional development.

Closing the wealth gap in America. Our time is now!

“Our generation gets to be the one that makes a significant contribution to closing the wealth gap,” writes Nuria Rivera, president of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals.

Texas Realtor of the Year: Joanne Justice

Texas REALTORS® named their 2022 Realtor of the Year this week, selecting Joanne Justice of the Arlington Board of Realtors.

Texas REALTORS® shares plans for upcoming REALTOR® Day at the Texas Capitol

Representatives from the National Association of REALTORS®’ “Riding with the Brand” tour will accompany Texas REALTORS® to the Texas Capitol in Austin on March 22.

Multigenerational homebuying and mortgage-readiness fueling Latino homeownership rates

“Latinos are more mortgage ready. Latinos have made strides in income and are more educated in the homebuying process,” said Nidia Fromenta Peguero of Century 21 North East in Danvers, Massachusetts. “They don’t want to rent anymore.”

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