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Largest Jump in Listings Since 2003

The number of new listings on®  in September shot up 8% year over year, according to a recent report from That's the biggest jump since 2013, when the country was still clawing its way out of the financial crisis.
The Time is Now to Apply for a BAR Committee. As a reminder, committee members must reapply each year and all members are encouraged to leverage their association through service. Click Here To Apply For A 2019 Committee.
Learn from those who thrived in the industry for over 40 years!

This week: Raymond Gotlieb- Metropolitan Properties, INC.
Home Price Cuts Reach 4 Year High

According to Trulia, In August 17.2% of U.S. listings had a price cut, up from 16.7%. The last time price cuts were this high was 2014.

1st home buyer inventory still low but homes under $200-$299K continue to take the lead (source US Census Bureau)

Mortgage Fraud Growing

Corelogic just released its 2018 Fraud Report. 1 in every 109 mortgage application is fraudulent.
Monday Rewind

Friday, BAR Hosted its First Fair Housing Family Fun Night. The event featured the launch of the BAR produced documentary "Birmingham: The Untold Story". This was followed by Disney Movie "A Wrinkle In Time. Prior to the launch members and the public enjoyed great music, free popcorn, free coke and the offerings of food trucks. The BAR and GALMLS Board of Directors were there to enjoy the evening with family, friends ad nd the public.
Wire Fraud on the Uptake

Last year the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center  received  more than 300,000 complaints, with reported losses of more than $1.4 billion. The real estate sector was heavily targeted with 9,645 victims, who lost more than $56.2 million. This particular crime starts with malicious software (typically an email or attachment clicked on). The hacker reviews the REALTORS email for upcoming closings, and sends a message through the REALTORS email redirecting closing funds. Protect yourself- Never open an attachment from someone you don't know.
The BAR RSTORE is temporarily closed for inventory.
This Week's Happenings
REALTORFEST is just around the corner. This active event is a great outlet to de-stress and enjoy the opportunity to network with other members and affiliates. Thursday October 25, from 4-7pm at the Avondale Brewery.

Broker Breakfast Nov 9
8:00-11:00am- Register...
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Executive Affiliate Partner
Transaction Desk
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM- NO CE

How to Use RPR to Better Serve Your Buyers and Sellers with Data & Analytics
Thursday, October 18, 2018 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM- 3 hrs CE
Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Bessemer. Register...

Code of Ethics
Thursday, October 18, 2018 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM- 3 hrs CE
Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Bessemer. Register...

Collab Center Workshop
Friday, October 19, 2018
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM- No CE
Thanks for your support!
Kim Mangham-Barelare
2018 BAR President


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