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Put Your Talents Towards Building Birmingham.
Join us at Bush Hills to create a community garden sponsored by BAR and NAR. This is an opportunity to network while making a difference. Scroll to the events section of the newsletter for more info.
BAR President Kim-Mangham Barelare wishes everyone a happy Labor Day and speaks of the benefits of service. 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
Silent Angels, the BAR's Charitable Organization, is hosting a fundraiser this fall to create a fund in memoriam of Tricia Hyde. This will be a concert in the park; contact us at i if you are interested in serving on the task force or in participating as talent in the concert.
MLS Manipulation- Is it Widespread?

Those of us in MLS often hear how we are too strict in our interpretation of the rules and too strong in enforcement of our rules. This week's top news highlights just how valuable the vigilance of our MLS staff is.

This week, a Miami agent was sentenced to 2 years house arrest, 15 years probation and being banned from practicing real estate. The agent was charged with extortion when he demanded $800,000 from a top producing team. His reason? They were manipulating the MLS days on market, skewing the perception of value of the homes they were representing. Read the entire article...
Rookie Tip- Help Your Sellers With Inexpensive Fall Staging

Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer and people look forward to the fall football season, the colors of autumn and the smell of cinnamon. Make your open houses count by promoting the anticipation of fall. A few pumpkins and two pots of mums at the entry welcome fall and buyers. Make sure all lights are turned on as the fall sun fades. Light dark corners with a mirror. Cinnamon and vanilla smells are easy with Glade candles. Blankets or afghans draped over a chair suggest warmth and coziness.
Monday Rewind

On Thursday August 30, 2018, Birmingham Association of Realtors®, represented by President Kim Mangham-Barelare and Vice-President Gusty Gulas, was invited by Jefferson County Tax Assessor, Gaynell Hendricks, to attend the Jefferson County Commission meeting in support of the commission voting on the approval for Online Homestead application processing for Jefferson County citizens.
Harvard University Predicts Next Real Estate Market Downturn in 2024
Economist and lecturer, Dr. Fred Foldvary. predicted the 2008 real estate crash. " The next major bust, 18 years after the 1990 downturn, will be around 2008, if there is no major interruption such as a global war"- Dr. Foldvary (1997). Using the same methodology he used to predict the 2008 crash, its appears the next downturn is estimated to occur in 2014. Read the entire article...
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
Get Caught Up On The Magazine Before The Next Issue Publishes
Click Here to access the latest issue of the BAR Magazine. Covering topics from MLS of Choice Policy to Legislative Updates to photos from the Awards Luncheon. This quarterly magazine will continue to bring valuable information pertinent to your bottom line.
This Week's Happenings
BAR and GALMLS will be closed September 3rd for the Labor Day Holiday.
Bush Hills Community Garden Service Day
Saturday September 8, 2018. Enjoy networking while doing good. Volunteer time is 8am- noon. Come dressed to play in the dirt. Garden Site: 1030 Terrace West located between Graymont Ave & 4th St, facing 11th St West.
Registration for the 2018 REALTOR Conference & Expo is now open! Click Here to Register...

Monday, September 17, 2018 (9:00 AM to 12:00 PM) 3 CE Hours

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 (2:00 PM to 4:00 PM)
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Kim Mangham-Barelare
2018 BAR President

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