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See The CE Classes Coming Up

See The CE Classes Coming Up

Upcoming Education Classes:   Join Juanita here at the Association office on February 8th for day 1 of the ePRO designation. The class is $99 and counts for 6 hours of CE credit. REGISTER ONLINE TODAY On February 9th, Juanita will be teaching two 3 hour CE classes at the Region’s Ballpark downtown. These classes […]

Birmingham City Council Prepares for Legislative Session

Birmingham City Council Prepares for Legislative Session

*Release From Birmingham City Council BIRMINGHAM, AL – On the heels of the upcoming legislative session, Birmingham City Council will meet with area legislators today to discuss matters they would like to present to the Alabama State Senate and House of Representatives. The meeting will begin at 2 p.m. and will take place at the […]

Birmingham REALTORS® Welcome Congressman Gary Palmer

Birmingham REALTORS® Welcome Congressman Gary Palmer

On Wednesday, REALTOR® leadership of the Birmingham Association of REALTORS® welcomed Alabama 6th Congressional District Congressman Gary Palmer to their Association to discuss his work in Washington and covered several topics concerning real estate and homeownership in Alabama. Past BAR President and Federal Political Coordinator Hal Tillman welcomed Congressman Palmer and pledged the continued support […]

Home Survey 2015 from NAR Research

Home Survey 2015 from NAR Research

  This is a great infographic released by NAR Research last week. Although only half of surveyed households believe the economy is currently improving, nearly all young renters eventually want to buy a home, and a convincing majority still view homeownership as part of their American Dream, according to a new quarterly consumer survey released […]

We Worked Hard For Our Members in 2015!

We Worked Hard For Our Members in 2015!

Take a second to look through your 2015 BAR Year in Review Association Report. See what we did in the areas of Government Affairs, Education, and growing the Greater Alabama MLS to the best MLS in Alabama! Just click and flip through the pages.

Statistical Breakdown of 2015 Survey of Buyers and Sellers

Statistical Breakdown of 2015 Survey of Buyers and Sellers

** Data provided by the National Association of REALTORS® 2015 Survey of Home Buyers and Sellers For most home buyers, the purchase of real estate is one of the largest financial transactions they will make. Buyers purchase a home not only for the desire to own a home of their own, but also because of […]

Five Promo Goldmines for Your Business During the Holidays

Five Promo Goldmines for Your Business During the Holidays

Use the holidays to grow your customer pipeline. Entrepreneur.com recently highlighted several ideas for how business owners can promote Small Business Saturday this weekend in their communities. They can help you promote yourself and increase your prospecting during the holidays. Celebrate with an event. You could try a holiday open house for your brokerage where […]

How Today's Technology Will Transform Tomorrow

How Today’s Technology Will Transform Tomorrow

Article originally posted by Meg White of REALTOR® Magazine – Meg White is the managing editor of REALTOR® Magazine. You can reach her at mwhite@realtors.org. From virtual reality to online listings to drones, sometimes the most transformative moment in technology is not the moment of invention but the moment when the industry figures out how best to […]

REALTORS Announce Largest Gain in Homeownership Since Second Quarter of 2004

REALTORS Announce Largest Gain in Homeownership Since Second Quarter of 2004

The nation’s homeownership rate posted its first increase – albeit a slight one – after seven quarterly declines. But the real news is demographic: The biggest gain between July and September was among those under 35 years old. According to the Commerce Department, that’s the first time this group has seen an increase in more than a decade. […]