BAR - Re A L Solutions. Re A L Support. Re A L Success.
Please Welcome Your New 2019 BAR Leadership!

President: Gusty Gulas
Vice President: David Lucas
Treasurer: Kelli Gunnells
Secretary: Anna-Marie Ellison
Past President: Kim Mangham- Barelare

Directors: Abra Barnes, Roz Johnson, Erle Moring, Kevin Sargent, Pam Segars-Morris, & Patti Stone
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
How one broker uses his personal passion to drive his business- Watch the video,"A Featured NAR Video"
It is Still a Face-to-Face Business

According to NAR, only 9% of buyers find their REALTOR® online; the same percentage as 10 years ago. Networking, referrals and person-to-person contact is still the most effective manner to secure buyer clients.
Alabama Power is Auctioning Off Residential Lots Online, October 3rd.

The company is letting go of several surplus properties including those in Jefferson, Montgomery, Mobile, Hale, Calhoun, Talladega, Barbour and Etowah counties. Bids in the auction begin at $1.00 per lot and are selling absolute.

For more information visit:

Are you a CRS Designee?

You are invited to a Wine & Cheese Reception with special guest Leigh Brown.
Tuesday September 25th at BAR from 4-6pm.
Monday Rewind

On Thursday, September 20th, at the REALTOR® Trade Show & Expo, attendees were treated to an a cappella rendition of the National Anthem. In addition the program kicked off with the Hoover JROTC with the presentation of the colors. The choir held special meaning to our REALTOR® family, as one of the singers, was the daughter of Past-President, James Harwell, and granddaughter of Past-President, Elizabeth Harwell.
Keep Your Credit On Ice-Great News to Share with Your Clients

Starting last Friday, September 21st the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief & Consumer Protection Act went into effect. Consumers may now freeze access to their credit report for FREE. Even better they can lift the freeze for free so that mortgage providers can assess their credit.

September is REALTOR Safety Month

Sad but true... In 2014 when Beverly Carter was murdered, 22 other agents were also murdered.
Crime against agents is  predatory crime . When an agent has been attacked they have quite literally, been hunted. 
This Week's Happenings
Ready to Golf?

Thursday October 4th
8:00am Shotgun Start
Pinewood Country Club

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.
Did you know that REALTOR University is now accredited in Alabama. Learn More at
Special Thanks to Our
Executive Affiliate Partner
Thanks for your support!
Kim Mangham-Barelare
2018 BAR President


Take a photo of the happy new homeowner and post a congratulations on Instagram. Start a running program (if you are the selling agent- you can still ask for a photo) and soon you will have people following you to see which happy family or single bought which house. Voyeurism is what makes shows like HGTV's House Hunters so popular. Capitalize on it!
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