Early in 2011 the District team began working with the Houston Association of Realtors (HAR) on their new mapping system that was under development. HAR had as their chief goal to recognize areas in the region that had changed over time.

With the rapid growth over the past ten years, there were so many new and revitalized areas that they felt clarification was needed. To that end the District hosted meetings of real estate professionals to work with HAR to assist with the reclassification. The District had long maintained that Brays Oaks should be its own designated area in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and not a part of Zone 20, Bellaire South.

In October we were notified that HAR had accepted our recommendations and Brays Oaks will appear as its own designation in the near future and no longer be known commonly as Fondren Southwest. As a part of our rebranding efforts this is another significant step in the right direction or as our Chairman, Etan Mirwis said, “absolutely awesome”.