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NAR Leaders Talk 2014 Midterm Elections

In this video webcast, NAR President Steve Brown and members of the NAR Government Affairs staff provide an overview of the 2014 midterm elections with a focus on NAR supported candidates and elections important to the future of the real estate business.  

BAR Hosts Agent Safety Town Hall

BAR Hosts Agent Safety Town Hall

  On October 7th, the Birmingham Association of Realtors hosted an Agent Safety Town Hall Meeting at the Association office. All Realtor and Affiliate members were invited to the event, and more than 60 members attended.   The event featured Jefferson County Sheriff Mike Hale and Birmingham Police Chief A.C Roper who both shared insights, […]

Harriett Isaacson Honored by Alabama Association of REALTORS

Harriett Isaacson Honored by Alabama Association of REALTORS

The Alabama Association of REALTORS® (AAR) recently awarded Harriett Isaacson of RealtySouth with its inaugural Harriett Isaacson Excellence in Education Award.   The Harriett Isaacson Excellence in Education Award is named for its inaugural recipient, Harriett Isaacson, who received it this week. This award honors an individual who has provided 20 years as a certified […]

Summer Greene Brings Real Life to Birmingham RPAC Goals

Summer Greene Brings Real Life to Birmingham RPAC Goals

On Thursday, August 21, the Birmingham Association of Realtors® held an all-member luncheon, and 250 members and special guests heard about the power of RPAC and political advocacy from the 2014 NAR RPAC Fundraising Liaison, Summer Greene.   “What Summer brought to our members is first-hand experience seeing the power of political action in the […]

2015 New BAR Officers and Directors Announced

2015 New BAR Officers and Directors Announced

At the all-member luncheon on last week, which took place on Thursday, August 21st at The Club, your new Officers and Directors for 2015 were announced.     In addition to approving these new officers and directors, the membership voted to approve an important amendment to the BAR Constitution and Bylaws. You may read the amendment here.

BREAKING: Trulia Enters into Agreement to be Acquired by Zillow

BREAKING: Trulia Enters into Agreement to be Acquired by Zillow

As a valued real estate professional with a profile on Trulia, I wanted to reach out personally to let you know that we have just announced that Trulia has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Zillow. You can read the details in the complete press release here: ir.trulia.com.   This will be […]

June 2014 Home Sales Surge Ahead by 13 Percent

June 2014 Home Sales Surge Ahead by 13 Percent Mid-Year Report Shows Increase in Total Sales and Average Price ► Total residential sales in June 2014 were 1,272 compared to 1,128 in June a year ago (13% increase) ► Average price in June 2014 was $220,469 compared to $230,349 in June 2013 (4% decrease) ► […]

Kicking Off July CE Classes This Week!

Kicking Off July CE Classes This Week!

  17 Secrets to Bullet Proof Contracts Wednesday, July 9, 2014 9:00 am – 12:00 pm $25.00 if registered by 7/9/14 $30.00 the day of the class. Come join instructor Mike Carraway as he teaches how to make sure your contracts don’t fall through on the sale. REGISTER ONLINE   Property Management A Thurs, July […]

Safest Places to Live in Alabama

The 10 Safest Places In Alabama By Movoto Real Estate   1. City of Helena2. City of Mountain Brook3. City of Vestavia Hills4. City of Pleasant Grove5. City of Alabaster6. City of Hartselle7. City of Fort Payne8. City of Madison9. City of Hoover10. City of Moody   READ THE FULL ARTICLE ONLINE