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#RealtorDogs Trending on Twitter

#RealtorDogs Trending on Twitter

In honor of last night (and tonight’s) 140th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show (‪#‎WKCDogShow‬), NAR Social decided to have some fun on Twitter using the hashtags ‪#‎BestInShowings‬ and ‪#‎RealtorDogs‬, encouraging REALTOR® members to share via the hashtag pics of their pooches. It was a lot of fun.   [View the story “#REALTORDOGS Trending on Twitter” […]

Just How Low Will Mortgages Go?

Just How Low Will Mortgages Go?

For the sixth consecutive week, mortgage rates were on a downward spiral as the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage hovers near its 2015-low of 3.59 percent, Freddie Mac reports. “The 30-year mortgage rate dropped another 7 basis points this week to 3.65 percent,” says Sean Becketti, Freddie Mac’s chief economist. “This week’s drop leaves the mortgage rate […]

2016 Real Estate Alabama Legislative Update

2016 Real Estate Alabama Legislative Update

2016 Real Estate Legislative Update Compiled by Andrew Sims, BAR Communications Director and Jessica Coates BAR Director of Government Affairs – Additions by Alabama REALTORS® It’s crucial to the success and future of real estate in Alabama that REALTORS® and consumers both know the issues going on statewide and nationally when it comes to real […]

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 […]