About HAR

Real Estate Community

Real Estate Community allows consumers and REALTORS® to ask questions, post answers, share facts, opinions and personal experiences with each other.

More than 200,000 active registered users interact with more than 22,000 REALTORS® members online. Ask a question or share your knowledge today! The Real Estate Community serves as a great way for members to build relationships with consumers by sharing their knowledge. Consumers can become members of the Real Estate Community to have their questions answered by other community members and to learn more about the Houston real estate market.

Why I Choose to Participate in the Real Estate Community

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Your Participation is appreciated and rewarded!

Points and Levels

To encourage participation and reward great answers, the Real Estate Community has a system of points and levels. The point system allows everyone in the Real Estate Community to recognize how active and helpful you've been.

The number of points you receive depends on the specific action you take. The points table below summarizes the point values for different actions.
Action Points
Post a question 2
Answer a question 2
Have your answer selected as the best answer 10
Get a "thumbs-up" rating on an answer 1
Get a "thumbs-down" rating on an answer 0


Levels are another way to keep track of how active you (and others) have been. The more points you accumulate, the higher your level. Members of the Real Estate Community start at level one, but can earn points to increase their level of participation to level five. A user's level is denoted by a badge on their photo and profile and their total number of points.

Levels are another way to keep track of how active you (and others) have been. The more points you accumulate, the higher your level.
Level Points Symbol
5 (Diamond) 1,600+
4 (Platinum) 900 - 1,599
3 (Gold) 500-899
2 (Silver) 200-499
1 (Bronze) 1-199

Featured as Top Active Agents

REALTORS® who actively participate in the Real Estate Community are rewarded by being promoted as the “Top Active Agents”. Active agents are members who regularly post their own questions and answer questions posted by other members of the Real Estate Community. The most active agents in a specific category are also promoted.

Like: “thumbs up” or a “thumbs down”

Community members can provide feedback for answers by either giving the answer a “thumbs up” or a “thumbs down”. The originator of a question can also choose a “best” answer for their question, awarding the community member that provided the answer with 10 points.

How it Works

Asking Questions

Community members can ask other community members questions that they are seeking answers for. When asking a question, designate the topic/category it belongs in to make it easier for other community members to find and answer it.

Providing Answers

Community members can provide answers to open questions posted by other community members. Your answer to a question may be chosen as the best one, earning you extra points and increasing your user level.

Questions remain open until a “Best Answer” has been chosen, at which point the question is resolved and answers can no longer be posted. Questions can also be flagged as “Favorite”, which are stored in a list for quick reference.

Alert Notifications

Sign up to receive daily alerts containing a list of new questions that have been posted in your favorite categories. Be the first to answer open questions to increase your ranking within the community. You can disable the notifications at any time by clicking on 'HAR Account Settings' in the Real Estate Community.

Community Guidelines

In an effort to maintain the quality and integrity of the content in the Real Estate Community, we have established a set of community guidelines. Members of the community can report abuse if he/she feels that a question or answer violates the community guidelines. The content is then reviewed by staff at HAR. reserves the right to remove content which, at our sole determination and discretion, is deemed inappropriate or violates the Real Estate Community's guidelines.

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