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Get the ShowingTime Mobile App

Get the ShowingTime Mobile App

Do you use ShowingTime to manage showings on their listings, great news.  There is an app for that.  The ShowingTime app will connect via your smartphone or mobile device, directly to your MLS account.  Schedule and view upcoming showings directly from your mobile device.  See the attached brochure for details and instructions.

6 Tech Edge Takeaways to Share With Agents

6 Tech Edge Takeaways to Share With Agents

READ THE ORIGINAL POST ON REALTOR® MAGAZINE   1. Articulate the hows and whys. Two of the most common real estate questions asked online are “What can I afford?” and “How’s the market?” Savvy brokers and agents can preemptively answer these questions on their website, on social media, and in blog posts for shoppers in […]

Affiliate Spotlight: We Know You Need Good Service

Affiliate Spotlight: We Know You Need Good Service

For the last twenty or so years, home inspections have become routine when buying or selling a home.  After the home inspector has completed the inspection report and notes the deficiencies with the home, each party will need an accurate cost estimate for whatever repairs are necessary. Who better to provide that repair estimate than […]

Consider Joining 2016 Alabama REALTOR Committees

Consider Joining 2016 Alabama REALTOR Committees

Birmingham REALTOR® members, we are calling for you to consider serving on state Association committees. This is a great chance for you to see the bigger picture of the Real Estate industry in the state of Alabama, and make sure Birmingham has great representation down in Montgomery. Attached you will find the 2016 Committee Request […]

YPN Raise The BAR For RPAC

YPN Raise The BAR For RPAC

On Thursday, July 16th, members of the Birmingham Association of REALTORS® Young Professional Network raised the BAR yet again as they came together for the inaugural RPAC Trivia Night and raised over $700 for the REALTOR® Political Action Committee. With 15 members of the YPN came out and donated their Fair Share of $36 for the […]

Affiliate Spotlight: The Perfect Closing Gift

Affiliate Spotlight: The Perfect Closing Gift

Greetings REALTORS® — My name is Elizabeth Stephenson, and I am with Cutco Closing Gifts, a specialty division of Cutco, focused solely on the real estate industry. If you are familiar with Cutco, they have a huge student work/internship program, which is how I started with them in 2010 as I was wrapping up my […]

Put that Phone Down and Go Get Some Fresh Air!

Put that Phone Down and Go Get Some Fresh Air!

After a long winter and busy spring, most people are thrilled to see June arrive. With the beautiful weather and summer in full swing, homeowners should be taking advantage of their outdoor spaces. However, many homeowners report they aren’t utilizing their outdoor spaces all that much. To encourage owners to get outside and love their […]

Are Foreign Buyers Heading for Gulf Coast?

Are Foreign Buyers Heading for Gulf Coast?

It’s not uncommon to hear of friends, family and neighbors packing up and heading to a second home in warmer states during the winter months. After all, many parts of the country experience brutally long bouts of cold and snowy weather. However, U.S. citizens are not the only people looking to spend at least some […]

REALTORS® Jump on the Texting Train

REALTORS® Jump on the Texting Train

Most people would agree that there are more options and ways to connect with others today than ever before. Cell phones, email, social media, and video chatting have opened up a whole new world of possibilities. For REALTORS®, this means two things—there are more ways to connect with clients and prospective buyers, and REALTORS® must […]

REALTORS® to Honor Birmingham's Veterans

REALTORS® to Honor Birmingham’s Veterans

BIRMINGHAM, June 9, 2015 – To honor Birmingham and Alabama’s Veterans, REALTORS® from the Birmingham Association of REALTORS® will be delivering gift bags to residents at Birmingham’s Veteran’s Hospital on Thursday, June 11. “Remembering and thanking our Veterans is a privilege for all Americans,” said James Harwell, 2015 BAR President.  “We especially don’t want to […]