Ask a Pro

The “Real Estate Community” has been rebranded as the “Ask a Pro” community, where both consumers and REALTORS® can engage in asking questions, providing answers, exchanging facts, opinions, and sharing personal experiences.

With over 1,000,000 active registered users on, and more than 47,000 REALTORS® participating online, you can now participate in this vibrant community under its new name. Whether you want to ask a question or share your knowledge, the Ask a Pro community is the perfect platform. This community remains an excellent avenue for members to establish relationships with consumers by imparting their expertise. Consumers are also welcome to join the Ask a Pro community to get their questions addressed by fellow members and gain valuable insights into the Houston real estate market.

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Why I Choose to Participate in the Real Estate Community

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How It Works

Asking Questions

Community members can ask other community members questions that When you ask a question, designate it to the topic/category it belongs to, and 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 ‘My Profile’ in the Real Estate Community.

Points and Levels

To encourage participation and reward great answers, the Real Estate Community has a system of points and levels. Points system allows everyone in the Real Estate Community to recognize how active and helpful you’ve been. Levels are another way to keep track of how active you (and others)

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.


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.

Level Points Symbol
5 Diamond 1,600 +
4 White Gold 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.

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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