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2016 BAR and MLS Officers and Directors Announced

The 2016 BAR and MLS Officers and Directors were announced on August 13th, 2015 at the BAR August Awards Luncheon.   2016 BAR Secretary David Lucas, Lucas & Associates 2016 New BAR Board of Directors Members Ginny Willis, ReMax First Choice Anna-Marie Ellison, ERA King Chuck Sparks, E21 Realty Debbie White, LAH Real Estate   2016 […]

New-Home Starts Surge to 2007 Highs

New-Home Starts Surge to 2007 Highs

DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2015 Homebuilders broke ground on new homes at the fastest pace in about eight years, according to statistics released by the Commerce Department Tuesday. “A fresh supply of new homes will therefore reach the market in upcoming months to help relieve the inventory tightness,” says Lawrence Yun, […]

11th Annual REALTOR/Affiliate Trade Show!

11th Annual REALTOR/Affiliate Trade Show!

Birmingham REALTORS® mark your calendars for the 11th Annual REALTOR/Affiliate Trade Show taking place on September 9th at the Cahaba Grand Conference lasting from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM — The Trade Show will feature 58 Affiliate Vendors, 6 Gift Shops/Retailers and four MLS Technology Partners (REALTOR® Learning Labs)

See the Top New Companies in NAR REACH

See the Top New Companies in NAR REACH

The eight diverse companies in this year’s REach class are all focused on ways to help you take your real estate business to the next level. The National Association of REALTORS®’ eight-month technology accelerator program, run by its strategic investment arm, Second Century Ventures, enables companies to increase their exposure to the real estate community […]

BREAKING: AAR Legislative Update

BREAKING: AAR Legislative Update

SB24 Passes Both Houses and Headed to the Governor Legislative Update Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 Alabama lawmakers pass bill to tighten rules on tax-exempt groups With a vote on the last day of the special session, state lawmakers gave final approval today to a bill that would require organizations that are exempt from paying state […]

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 […]