Why Join BAR?

The Birmingham Association of REALTORS® (BAR) has Real solutions to drive your practice to Real Success.

So just what is the BAR advantage? We are an influential voice in local, governmental, and community affairs. As we are the largest local REALTOR® organization, we have the resources to staff our government affairs department fully. Our trained and professional staff representatives regularly meet and discuss pressing issues with our local legislators, ensuring the REALTOR® Voice is heard on local issues such as occupancy tax, signage rules, historic tax credits, water and utility legislation, economic growth tariffs, just to name a few. Our community affairs division works on issues that affect your business practices, such as awareness of fair housing legislation, revitalization programs such as the land bank, coordinating Habitat for Humanity Builds, but most importantly, raising community awareness of the value REALTORS® bring to the community and the real estate transaction.

BAR Dues and Fees

At BAR we strive to provide great value for your dues. BAR collects for the state and national associations as well. In addition to your BAR, AAR & NAR dues, your invoice will include the following:

  • BAR initiation fees (This is a one-time fee provided you keep your membership current.)
  • AAR initiation fees (This is a one-time fee provided you keep your membership current.)
  • BAR, AAR, and NAR REALTOR® Dues (Annual) NAR and AAR Image Assessment (Annual)
  • RPAC contribution* $35 (Annual) *RPAC contributions are voluntary and are not tax-deductible.

The prices below reflect how much it will cost to join BAR in the given months. For reference, BAR renews every year on January 1st for $596. 

Join Month

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Combined Dues and Assesments

$596

$552.50

$509

$464.50

$421

$377.50

$333

$298.50

$246

$201.50

$158

$114.50

One-time Fees

$225

$225

$225

$225

$225

$225

$225

$225

$225

$225

$225

$225

Total Due to BAR

$821

$777.50

$734

$689.50

$646

$602.50

$558

$514.50

$471

$426.50

$383

$339.50

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