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Bob Hale

Bob Hale

HAR President & CEO


As Houston Association of REALTORS® President and CEO since 1988, Bob has helped build into a household brand across greater Houston and the most frequently visited website for Houston real estate. Bob’s vision and drive have propelled HAR to the largest trade association in Houston and the second largest local REALTOR® association in the country with 30,000 members. The website recently expanded to cover the entire state of Texas, providing additional exposure for member listings.


Bob’s numerous honors include being ranked 23rd in the 2015 Swanepoel Power 200 Most Powerful People in Residential Real Estate, being named one of the most influential people in real estate by Inman News each of the last ten years, receiving the Houston CEO Communicator of the Year Award (Public Relations Society of America), 2010 Communication Leadership Award (International Association of Business Communicators/Houston), 2008 Innovator of the Year Award (Inman News) and One of the 25 Most Influential People in the American real estate industry (National Association of Realtors, REALTOR® Magazine).


Bob champions HAR’s award-winning efforts, including HAR’s cutting-edge MLS that serves 29,000 subscribers across eight counties; generates approximately 3.5 million leads and and 3 million  referrals to member websites; HAR named Most Innovative MLS/Trade Association by Inman News in 2014 for’s statewide expansion and received the Most Innovative Web Service in 2010; the HAR Consumer Research Panel regularly surveys 7,000 Houston real estate consumers about topics that help provide insight for HAR members to enhance their business; the HAR Client Experience Rating program (agent ratings) with nearly 177,000 completed client surveys; Nextgen REALTOR® Group (NRG) named YPN chapter of the year by NAR; more than 40% of’s traffic is via mobile devices.


Bob is a native Texan and graduate of The University of Texas at Austin and UT Law School.



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