Re A L Solutions. Re A L Support. Re A L Success.
The National Association of REALTORS® Reveals Its New Vision For GSE Reform

Highlights of the plan include:

» Leveraging reforms and innovations implemented since the crisis while completing the process with instrumental updates for a fully functioning liquid market.
» Promoting competition in the secondary market through proven structures to correct market failures.
» Preserving the 30-year fixed rate mortgage and focusing the mission on liquid secondary markets for Middle America and underserved borrowers.
» Minimizing the cost to consumers in normal and stress periods while maximizing access for creditworthy borrowers.
» Maintaining simplicity in the transition while avoiding market disruptions.
Registration for our March Luncheon, featuring Dr. Kevin Elko opens today at noon!
For questions, please contact Jordan@BirminghamRealtors.com
Re A L News You Can Use
Great News For Home Buyers As Mortgage Rates Continue To Drop!

“The U.S. economy remains on solid ground, inflation is contained, and the threat of higher short-term rates is fading from view, which has allowed mortgage rates to drift down to their lowest level in 10 months,” says Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s chief economist. 
Philanthropy & Your Business Plan

If you are like most of us, you probably give when asked. Girl Scout Cookies, the Bell Ringers, Boy Scout Popcorn, The Animal Shelter. But here is a thought, give intentionally in alignment with your business plan and core values. Do your clients know that you sponsor little league? Use your values and interests to strengthen your relationships and build more business.

ALABAMA REALTORS® All Membership Meeting


When: Monday February 11, 2019
Time: 9:30 Registration
Where: Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church, Wesley Hall in Montgomery .

Monday Rewind



The 3rd Annual Alabama Residential Real Estate Conference & Expo, co-hosted by BAR, was held at The Club on Thursday. BAR Members were able to attend at a discounted rate!
Hate Cold Calling But Love Your Dog?

Consider putting Rover's name (actually all your customers' & clients' animals' names) in your customer database. Then invite Rover to a park walk-about via Facebook, Eventbrite, postcard, or email. It's a great way to meet fellow dog owners and stay in touch with your customers & clients. They bring Rover, you bring donuts and coffee. Tell Rover he can invite his dog friends and their owners too!
Home Sellers Made Big Profits, $61K, in 2018 Based on National Averages.
Re A L Member Perks
PHONE:   (205) 648-0463 Visit Their Website At http://alabamaroofingpros.com
This Week's Happenings
February 15-17
Birmingham Home Show
Contact Jasmine@birminghamrealtors.com for tickets

March 8
Bowl for Kids' Sake

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

T uesday, February 12, 2019
(9:00 AM-12:00 PM)
3 CE Hours we

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
(9:00 AM to 12:00 PM)
3 CE Hours

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
(1:00 PM to 4:00 PM)
3 CE Hours

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 (9:00 AM to 12:00 PM)
3 CE Hours

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 (1:00 PM to 4:00 PM)
3 CE Hours
Thanks for your support!
Gusty Gulas
2019 BAR President 
TECH TIP THE WEEK

If you have a long list of houses to show, use My Maps by Google! Figure out the best route for all of your showings and just drop a pin. What might have been an overwhelming day of showings can now be a breeze.

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