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What Agents Want

A recent study by Engel & Völkers, found that 67% of its real estate agency survey respondents were least satisfied with their brokers' efforts to provide coaching & mentorship. In addition at the MLS 5 Board Collaboration, the #2 request of brokers was a plug & play mentor program. BAR has answered this call- join us at the FREE Broker Breakfast (Nov 9 @ 8:30am) to learn more.
FINAL WEEK 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: Glenda Brantley- ERA KIng
PLAN ON ATTENDING REALTORFEST
NAR postpones its backlink vote; in talks with Google

NAR had originally considered a proposal by Redfin to require backlinks to the broker's website in all IDX feeds, to all syndication sites. David Greer, spokesman for NAR stated, "“Since the recommendation was proposed, NAR began working directly with the leading search engine to explore other options to achieve these goals. For this reason, the Committee leadership wants to defer action until the Committee and NAR has all the required information necessary to move forward.” One of the largest MLSs, MRED, produced a white paper expressing concerns about the proposed policy which may have influenced the decision to delay the vote.
What the Experts Think About Home Price Appreciation

Home price appreciation is expected to continue over the next 5 years but at a slower, steady rate. Housing is still one of the best investments a family can utilize to grow their wealth.
The BAR RSTORE is temporarily closed for inventory as we move the store online.
Monday Rewind

This week the BAR Board of Directors had the great pleasure of hosting AL Federal Representative Gary Palmer, of the 6th District, at its board meeting. Pictured with the congressman is BAR's own Federal Political Coordinator (FPC) Hal Tillman Jr.
Pine Mountain Preserve Development in Westover Finally Moving Forward after 10 Years.

This month, the Westover Town Council, approved an Improvement District for the project. Construction on an 83 home units could begin in early 2019. This portion of the project would eventually connect to the main entrance; the vote allows the developers to begin the funding process and construction is anticipated to begin in the Spring of 2019.

A Rose by any Other Name?

A recent study quoted by Inman News found that homes described using the words “gorgeous” or “beautiful” statistically  sold 15 percent faster  than other properties. 
What you Need to Know About the New Tax Law- Watch the Video
This Week's Happenings
FUN & NETWORKING
REALTORFEST is just around the corner after being rescheduled. This active event is a great outlet to de-stress and enjoy the opportunity to network with other members and affiliates. Thursday,November 8, from 4-7pm at the Avondale Brewery.

FOR BROKERS ONLY
Broker Breakfast Nov 9
8:00-11:00am- Register...

Download the NAR Expo App from Google Play or I-Tunes- Just search "NAR ANNUAL"
No Classes this Week
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Executive Affiliate Partner 
Enroll in the Masters of Real Estate Program (Bachelors Degree is required for admission. www.realtor.edu
Thanks for your support!
Kim Mangham-Barelare
2018 BAR President




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