Real Estate Community

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Get Started Today! Real Estate Community Guidelines Real Estate Community is an online community in which HAR members and consumers who register and sign-up (“USERS”) can ask and answer questions on a variety of topics about real estate and the home buying and selling process. is not a publisher of the content provided by Users, and, therefore, has no editorial control over such content. Any statements, advice, opinions or other information or content expressed or made available by Users are those of the respective Users and not In other words, the content available through this site represents the opinions and judgments of the respective information providers or Users. does not endorse, and is not responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any statement, advice or opinion expressed by any User. These guidelines and rules are to help make the community a safe and useful place of real estate information. Your use of Real Estate Community is subject to these Guidelines and the Terms of Use. is owned and operated by Houston REALTORS Information Service, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Houston Association of REALTORS, Inc.

How to Participate

1. Sign Up to Get Started

Inform the community who you are and what are your interests. Accurate and truthful description of yourself and your credentials will give credibility to your questions and answers. NOTE: You must be 18 years of age to participate in the Real Estate Community.

2. Knowledge = Positive Contribution

Your knowledge, opinions and experience paves the way for positive contribution to the community and helps establish relationships with your community or potential home buyers and sellers.

3. Be Respectful

The Real Estate Community is made up of many types of Users, with various backgrounds, knowledge and beliefs; always be considerate of others and do not attack other community Users. Be respectful at all times.

4. Question and Answer Format

The Real Estate Community is a platform for questions and answers about real estate and the home buying and selling process; not a place to vent or post your frustrations from previous real estate transactions. All questions should be posted in the form of a question; answers should answer the question posed by a User. Failure to follow the question and answer format may result in deletion of postings.

5. Disclose Sources

Sources, if applicable, should be cited in answers. Posting of links to other web sites or blogs must be related to real estate and/or the question being asked.

6. Keep Content Relevant

All information posted should be appropriate and real estate related. If your question was answered and you benefitted from it, give it a good mark. For content that is either not relevant, plain spam or off-topic, please report it to us. has the right to remove content and/or prohibit access to Users who fail to abide by the Real Estate Community Guidelines.

7. Please Use English

Users may not use languages or symbols other than English. Users should use correct spelling and grammar to ensure their questions/answers are understood.

8. Stay Cautious

Users should not share their personal, private information such as driver’s license or social security number with other Users. Before pursuing or engaging in a business relationship with another User, you should do some research and meet the User in person before you conduct any business with the User.

9. No Legal Advice

The Real Estate Community is not intended to offer, provide or facilitate legal advice of any kind or nature and shall not be responsible for any such postings, all of which are subject to removal by

10. Violations Subject to Removal reserves the right to remove content which, at our sole determination and discretion, is deemed inappropriate or violates these Guidelines.

What you can't do

You Cannot Post Content or Links to Content:

  1. That are discriminatory, abusive, obscene, threatening, libelous or otherwise objectionable.
  2. That misappropriates information, harasses, threatens, impersonates or invades another’s privacy, or shows belligerence against any individual or groups of individuals for any reason.
  3. That violate federal, state or local law, including but not limited to Federal, State or local Fair Housing Laws. Fair Housing Laws prohibit discrimination in the provision of housing based upon race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin. Questions or answers that violate Fair Housing Laws is prohibited. This includes any posting that victimizes, harasses, degrades or intimidates any individual or group of individuals in the legally protected classes listed above.
  4. That uploads photos or content that are copyrighted or infringes a copyright.
  5. That misrepresents yourself or gives false credentials.
  6. That violate Real Estate Community Guidelines and Terms of Use.
Note: reserves the right to modify these Guidelines at any time.