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Time is Running Out to Register for the 2018 Trade Show & Expo with the BAR Election Luncheon!

T his is a cannot miss event featuring over 65 exhibitors, the BAR election results, Leadership Academy graduation, Realtor Emeritus Honors, and special speaker Richard Simmons III
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
SEPTEMBER IS REALTOR SAFETY MONTH- WATCH THE VIDEO TO LEARN WAYS TO PROTECT YOURSELF
REMEMBER TO VOTE IN THE BAR ELECTIONS
HomeSnap Introduces New Search By Commute Time

The HomeSnap app is one of the many benefits including in your GALMLS fees. This app, as well as many others, fulfill BAR's value proposition of leading edge technologies. To learn more how to use this new feature in HomeSnap
AARP releases its 2018 Home & Community Preferences Survey

7 in 10 homeowners would consider building or living in an accessory dwelling; especially if it helps to care for a loved one. Nearly 1/2 of adults 50 or over say they will never move from their current home. Learn more about how aging Boomers are impacting the real estate market.

Want to Try Door Knocking for Listings but Feel Uncomfortable with the Cold Call?

Contact a local food bank and offer to host a food drive. Have your contact information printed on the bag and any other information you want to convey in the bag. Knock on the door and hand out the bag indicating all they need to do is leave the bag on their porch on a specific pick-up day. This gives you the opportunity to introduce yourself without hard selling. You will also alert them to your commitment to the community.
Monday Rewind

Last week, the Central Alabama Global Alliance had a guest speaker, Andrew Graziani (currency specialist) of Moneycorp. Our members who work in global transactions learned the latest information regarding bank margins and transfer requirements.   If you are interested in learning more about how to work with immigrants or foreign investors join the Alliance at its quarterly sunset social. There is no cost to attend the social following the trade show & expo, Thursday September 20 at the Wine Loft,
2200 1st Ave N #100, Birmingham, Alabama 35203, 5:30-7:30pm.
Baby Boomers May be Creating the Next Housing Crisis

Why? Americans over the age of 60 were more than three times as likely to carry mortgage debt in 2015 compared to 1980, according to an analysis of Census data by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College. This disturbing trend is one of many facets contributing to low inventory, as boomers are aging in place due to the inability to downsize.
September is REALTOR Safety Month

BAR is pleased to announce we will be offering our REALTOR Safety course this month.
Monday, September 17, 2018 (9:00 AM to 12:00 PM) 3 CE Hours
Remember the YPN Afterglow following the Expo at Lake Wilburn Signature Homes' Clubhouse- Food sponsored by Wayne's
This Week's Happenings
Registration for the 2018 REALTOR Conference & Expo is now open! Click Here to Register...
FREE FAMILY FUN NIGHT IN THE PARK!

Friday October 12th at Railroad Park from 5:30-10pm, the BAR will be hosting two movies- a 20 minute indy film about fair housing in Birmingham followed by the Disney movie, "A Wrinkle in Time". Food Trucks, Moonwalk and Family Fun! The entire community is invited, just bring a blanket, BAR sponsors are providing popcorn and Coca-Cola. No registration required.
Monday, September 17, 2018 (9:00 AM to 12:00 PM) 3 CE Hours

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 (9:00 AM to 12:00 PM)
3 CE Hours
Did you know that REALTOR University is now accredited in Alabama. Learn More at www.realtoru.edu
Special Thanks to Our
Executive Affiliate Partner
Thanks for your support!
Kim Mangham-Barelare
2018 BAR President

TECH TIP OF THE WEEK!

NAR's Cybersecurity check list:

Email and Password Hygiene

Never click on unknown attachments or links, as doing so can download malware onto your device.

Use encrypted email, a transaction management platform, or a document-sharing program to share sensitive information.

Regularly purge your email account, and archive important emails in a secure location.

Use long, complicated passwords such as phrases or a combination of letters, numbers, symbols.
Do not use the same password for multiple accounts.Consider using a password manager.

Use two-factor authentication whenever it is available.

Avoid doing business over unsecured Wi-Fi.
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