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What is HIREBA?

The Houston Independent Real Estate Brokers Association is a dynamic, volunteer-run organization that serves the non-franchise Houston real estate brokerage community. Twice monthly networking meetings are designed to further advance the professional development of the already highly-skilled and experienced broker.

Our REALTOR® membership represents many brokerage firms. As many as eight agents from each firm may also join HIREBA if their broker or associate sponsoring broker is also a HIREBA REALTOR® member. Our members represent both residential and commercial specialists, each with an average of more than fifteen years’ experience in real estate.

Upcoming Events

Jan 23     George W. Bamberg Jr., R. E., Morris, Lendais, Hollrah & Snowden—Panel Discussion                
Legal challenges facing Houston Realtors

Feb 13   
Tammy Koppa, Arthur Surveying Co, L.P.—Seminar

             Understanding the ins and outs of surveys.

Feb 27    Dr. James Gaines, Texas A&M Research Center Director—Seminar   

             Texas Real Estate update for 2019

Mar 13   
Welcome W. Wilson Sr. Chairman of the Welcome Group-Seminar  

             Mr. Wilson reflects on his career from college administrator to civil defense chief to Real Estate mogul.


Recent Blogs

Dr. Ted Jones 2019 Economic Forecast

As a Member you don't have to wait until Dr. Jones speaks at our September 25 meeting.  You have the advantage or the opportunity to download his 2019 Economic Forecast now.   Just log onto the HIREBA website.  Click on Documents on the top Menu.  Scroll down to 2019 meetings, click on Dr. Jones Economic Forecast and download it..

What are the benefits

Bimonthly meetings for brokers and their agents

Listen to keynote Speakers discuss what is happening in Real Estate now, new technology, and economic trends.

Network with real estate brokers who are industry leaders

Members have the opportunity to showcase one of their listings at monthly meetings.

Members have the opportunity to visit with affiliate members from the legal, mortgage industry, appraisal, title, insurance, home warranty, and home inspection industry.  

Monthly Real Estate updates on events and news in real estate

Featured member profile on HIREBA website

HAR-TAR-TREPAC , Legislative and political updates from members serving on HAR committees

Free CE credit courses covering technology, HAR tools, and other member needs.


Member Testimonial

Joining HIREBA was the best $100 I have ever spent in Real Estate.   I get to go to bimonthly meetings and listen to keynote speakers discuss current Real Estate issues.   While I enjoy all the Starbucks coffee I can drink to go along with my free breakfast.   I can seek answers to my real estate problems from Brokers and affiliates with many years of experience.   Once the meeting begins I get to present one of my listings to the group.   Talking about its location, upgrades, price, and by the way do you have a buyer for me.    There is a bus trip usually in October to a place of interest to the group.   While in the bus a speaker will give us the history and details of the location we are going to.  Along the route we will stop for lunch where another speaker will talk about Real Estate.   If all this was not enough there are 3 social events each year at first class restaurants, where I can network and enjoy appetizers and drink at no cost.   I can only say thank you HIREBA for being there.   WGE


Affiliate Memberships are available

Affiliate membership is open to a select number of service providers in mortgage and banking, title insurance, property and errors & omissions insurance and other real estate service providers. Affiliate members keep REALTOR® members updated on changes in their fields and actively participate in HIREBA meetings and events.

We are always seeking new Affiliates to join and share their knowledge and experience to our members.
HIREBA will allow up to 3 new Service Affiliates per each category....we have several Service Affiliate openings, such as; Plumber, Electrician, Pool Tech, Appliance Tech, General Contractor, Maid Service, etc.


Contact affiliate Director LINK


Other Benefits

Legal Updates
Top real estate attorneys keep us current on court decisions impacting our industry.

Members serving on the HAR MLS Committee help us maximize the benefits of the ever-changing MLS, TEMPO and

Technology Updates
Updates leading experts in their respective fields update us frequently.

TREC & TAR Form Updates
Keeping our Members informed whenever changes occur. 

Legislative Updates
We stay on tope of issues affecting our business and our clients' with regular updates from HAR's staff and leadership.

Governmental Updates
Speakers from Harris County Flood Control, HCAD, METRO, the Westchase District, the Uptown District and the Texas Savings and Loan Commission, as well as HIREBA members serving on HAR's Governmental and Political Affairs Action Groups keep us current.