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A Time for Thanks...

As we are grateful for our own good fortune of a roof over our heads and a healthy market, please remember our fellow REALTORS in California. Paradise Assn of REALTORS®, AE, Aubrey Pruis states, "The fires have left more than 16,500 structures uninhabitable, including the Paradise Association of REALTORS® building. There are a lot of agents who are displaced and scattered throughout the towns, waiting for next steps,” Pruis says. "Many people currently are living in cars and parking lots because no temporary shelter is available," Pruis says. “Our community is homeless.”
You can help your fellow REALTORS in California- click here to donate to the REALTORS Relief Fund.
PLAN ON ATTENDING THE INAUGURATION OF GUSTY GULAS 2019 BAR PRESIDENT
Existing Home Sales Up Nationally (NAR Data Source)
Western Area Caravan Charity Auction

Attend the Larry Blankensopp Memorial Christmas Breakfast Buffet
November 29th; Breakfast starts at 8:00am
Hueytown Community Center
BAR's CAGA Wins NAR's Global Platinum Award marking its 4th win in the global arena .

This could not have been accomplished without the outstanding work of the 2018 CAGA leadership team, Janet Hamm Chair, Suanne Nutter, Co-vice Chair, and Phyllis Connell, Past Chair and Co-vice Chair.
NOW is the time to donate to RPAC if you have not done so already! Head on over to the member portal to make your contribution today.
Monday Rewind

At the Tuesday Board of Directors' meeting, Community Affairs Coordinator, Jasmine Sanderfer, was presented with the Elizabeth Mendenhall OWN IT medal, for her work on the BAR Fair Housing documentary, Fair Housing in Birmingham: An Untold Story. The documentary was created in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. Congratulations to the 2018 PR Committee and PR Chair, Deb White, for their leadership and foresight in approving this effort. In addition to multiple sponsors, this video was produced with a grant from NAR.
The BAR RSTORE is temporarily closed for inventory as we move the store online.
Birmingham, A Fountain of Youth?

According to NAR & Lending Tree, the average age of homeowners across the top 100 US Metros is 54, with Florida having the oldest population. Birmingham is strictly in the median ranked #53 out of 100 for age. The average age of a Bham homeowner? 38.8. This youthful number is indicative of the city's desirability amongst young homeowners and ability to draw youth with a solid job market, community amenities, and great climate.

BAR CEO, Dr. Dawn Kennedy, Recognized as Top Influencer in Bham Commercial Real Estate.

Kennedy states, "I am very grateful to the BCRC for looking far into the future. I am looking forward to an amazing 2019. I would be remiss not to thank Felicia Yonter (BAR VP of Member Experience Design) and Austin Blair (2018 BCRC Chair) for their incredible leadership this year."
BAR Local AREAA Chapter Inaugural Meeting, Monday December 3, at 11:30am in BAR Room 206

Members interested in joining the Asian Real Estate Association of America local BAR chapter are invited to attend. Contact: Felicia@birminghamrealtors.com
This Week's Happenings
YOU ARE INVITED!
Plan on Attending the 2019 BAR President, Gusty Gulas' inaugural. Click on the invite to learn more.
Thursday, November 29, 2018 (9:00 AM) to Friday, November 30, 2018 (5:00 PM)30 CE Hours
C2EX is the latest self study education course for REALTORS® just go to c2ex.realtor to start the course
Take the Online Course by clicking here...
Special Thanks to Our
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Thanks for your support!
Kim Mangham-Barelare
2018 BAR President
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