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Saturday, January 16th
8:00 AM – 10:30 AM

We are asking for your help and participation as we help our homeless neighbors.
Monday, January 18th
11:00 AM – 12:30 AM

Virtual Celebration highlighting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s contributions to social justice, unity, and equality in the Real Estate Industry. 
Thursday, January 21, 2021
9:00 AM-10:30 AM, Virtually
A Free Member Benefit

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Friday, January 22nd
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Free for BAR Members
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Happy New Year to Everybody!

So glad that 2020 is behind us and lots of prayers and mental positivity for 2021. I thank David Lucas for the exceptional job he did as the 2020 BAR President. Our industry was deemed an “Essential Service” due to David Lucas’ forward-thinking. If you received a 1099 this year, you should raise a glass to the man.

For economic indicators for the upcoming years- I heard from the Head of the Federal Reserve Bank in Atlanta that they would continue to operate on a 0% through 2023. This is amazing and encouraging and, in part, is a big reason interest rates remain so low.

Inventory remains low, continuing to drive a seller’s market: buyer urgency, pricing, and days on the market are far exceptional on the listing side. As you know, the three legs of the stool in real estate are condition, location, and price. In a regular market with the legs in balance, a sale occurs. Even during a Covid-19 market with a significantly reduced inventory, the ‘three-legged stool’ analogy remains. If homes are on the market for elongated periods, then one of the three legs is shorter, leaving that property on the market a bit longer. 

Last but not least, I would like to thank the staff at the Association for being nimble and able to pivot on a moment’s notice to work from home while still providing our members the benefits and the level of service that we aspire to deliver. 

I wish you much success in 2021.

Kelli Gunnells
2021 BAR President
Brought to you by the Birmingham Association of REALTORS®
What's the road ahead following the challenges of 2020? A critical look at important economic issues facing Alabama. 

Key Economic Expert:
Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist,
National Association of REALTORS®
More economic experts to be announced soon.
Do you know a rising star in real estate?
Nomination deadline: January 15, at 12:00pm
Announcements, Training, & Benefits

Now is a good time to update your profile & credit card on file in the member portal.

Need help with the Portal or Auto Pay? Click the button below for helpful PDFs.

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  • January 15th - AutoPay Runs
  • January 31st @ 12:00 Noon - Late fees apply.
Links to helpful information:
Portal Access, click HERE
Portal Help, click HERE
BAR Auto Pay Policy, click HERE
  • Invoices, payments, registration, profile, and more
  • Supra and Paragon Tips
  • CE, Code of Ethics, Orientation

Register today for NAR's Center for REALTOR® Financial Wellness Tax Summit and learn new tips for filing your quarterly taxes to avoid audits and owing unexpected, and oftentimes overwhelming amounts back to the IRS.

Many NEW programs and events are happening in the first quarter of this year!

Many programs are Free as a part of your REALTOR® Member Benefits.

Programs Presented By:
Government Affairs
Community Affairs
Member Benefits & Services Committee
RPAC Committee

Benefit Highlight: Stay Home and Stay Safe With Your Telemedicine Benefit Members TeleHealth is here for you when you need it. Access quality virtual healthcare for you and your family for just $7/month. Learn more.

NAR has partnered with companies to provide value-added offers and significant savings on products and services you use in your business and personal life.

  • Fair Housing resources
  • Articles, educational websites, and books
  • Actionable steps to incorporate diversity and inclusion
At Home With Diversity® (AHWD) is a NAR certification program. This 6 to 7-hour class can be taken online or in person and addresses the topics of diversity, fair housing, and business planning development. 

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