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Balancing Life & REALTOR® Success

One thing we learned at the Inman Conference 2019, is to create your real estate world, your sphere of influence, your market (clients & customers, your farming area) around your passions and your family life.

Focus your marketing efforts into activities you and your family enjoy. Love to bowl? Sponsor a bowling league and participate in their end of year parties. Bowl with your family while asserting your presence.

Don't just sponsor your son or daughter's little league team. Keep the team stats, take photos and send as a newsletter to all the parents of the team members. Offer the opposing team the pics and stats- introduce yourself to the coach. Send him/her the stats newsletter and ask them to share. Make sure your marketing message aligns with the newsletter & the team, "hit a home run when selling your home". The key is to align your passion with your market.
We hope you had a Happy Valentine's Day! BAR President Gusty Gulas has some advice for how to balance your personal and professional life.
Happy Valentine's Day To Buyers &Sellers- Love, The Mortgage Industry

Mortgage rates hit a 12 month low making it easier for buyers to buy and sellers to sell
Re A L News You Can Use
Where Americans Are Moving

Every year United Van Lines tracks data regarding outbound and inbound movement. According to their data, Alabama is a balanced state, overall. Huntsville & the Birmingham Metro are poised for growth/
Source: United Van Lines National Moving Study. The number one reason for a move: Employment-related. Vermont had the most inbound movement.
Watch What You Text!

A growing number of class action lawsuits are claiming that automated text messages fall under the restrictions imposed by the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, a 1991 law that was enacted to curb unsolicited sales calls. In the class action lawsuits, lawyers say the marketing texts, if they’re sent using auto-dialing technology, fall under the TCPA restriction.
Get upfront written consent to anyone you send marketing texts to.

Monday Rewind

The Birmingham Home Show took place this weekend at the BJCC. BAR Members were were offered up to 10 free tickets each for the event.
Free Bus To Montgomery For REALTOR Day At The Capitol
BAR is offering a fr ee bus ride to all members who want to go to REALTOR® Day in Montgomery on March 12th! If you're interested, REGISTER HERE...
Rookie Tip: Overcoming Pricing Objections

If you are offering a CMA without analysis you will have a hard time overcoming pricing objections. Your CMA should include use of similar expired listings and their price point (like homes that did not sell) and also an analysis of the most popular price point in the neighborhood with a similar home. Use the median price point (not the average) from your Paragon data.
Re A L Member Perks
This Week's Happenings
March 6
RPAC Education Breakfast- FREE to members. Network over breakfast and learn what RPAC is all about. Register here...

March 8
Bowl for Kids' Sake- Register Here...

March 14
Member Luncheon
Featuring Dr. Kevin Elko
At The Club- Register Here...

Friday, February 22, 2019
(1 PM-4 PM)
3 CE Hours

Thursday, March 7, 2019
(8:30 AM to 12:00 PM)

Friday, March 8, 2019
(9:00 AM to 12:00 PM)

Thursday, March 14, 2019
(9:00 AM to 4:30 PM)

Thursday, March 21, 2019
(9:00 AM to 5:00 PM)
3 CE Hours

Brokers' Workshop: Arbitration Myths & Procuring Cause explained
Monday, March 25th, 2019
(9:00am- 10:30am)
Free to brokers & agents
Thanks for your support!
Gusty Gulas
2019 BAR President 
Thank your Mortgage Right for your Believe Luncheon sponsorship!
TECH TIP THE WEEK

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