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Phishing Schemes Attack BAR Members

Recently BAR members and staff have been the victims of phishing emails and texts. Please watch the video to learn how to protect yourself. Following are a few more tips:

  1. Really look at the sender's email address. The fake NAR email came from although the email appeared to come from NAR. One email came from BARCEO but the email address was not
  2. BAR will never ask you for credit card information but only direct you to the secure member portal.
  3. Microsoft or Google won't contact you about something wrong with your computer. If you are not sure contact them directly.
ENJOY EARLY BIRD PRICING for the SRS designation by reserving your seat today for the April 4 & 5th course. Email: to reserve your seat and pricing discount
4, The IRS will ONLY contact you by snail mail.
Re A L News You Can Use
A New Comprehensive Vision For GSE Reform

On February 7, dozens of industry stakeholders and hundreds of invested attendees will gather for the National Association of Realtors®' first-annual Policy Forum at the Grand Hyatt in Washington. As Congress and the Federal Housing Finance Agency work to develop a framework for GSE reform, NAR will bring together some of the most engaged and influential figures in America's housing finance system.

Good News For Buyers & Sellers!

Last Wednesday, the Federal Reserve voted NOT to increase interest rates. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell used words like “patient” to describe the Fed’s latest approach to increases. His change in tone follows four rate hikes last year. The Fed’s benchmark rate is not directly tied to mortgage rates but does often influence them.

Start Planning To Attend The March 14th Member Luncheon Featuring Dr. Kevin Elko!

Registration opens next week
$25 ticket price
Ticket includes lunch at The Club
Monday Rewind

Our BAR President, Gusty Gulas, introduces our newest BAR member, Oliver Maxwell Gulas. Congratulations Gusty!
Birmingham Home Show- Give Your Clients the Gift of a Ticket to the Show
When: February 15-17
Where: Jefferson Convention Complex
For your free tickets contact
Brokers Does Your Independent Contractor Agreement Address Copyright?

Copyright enforcement is on the upswing and you need to be protected. Recently, at Inman, we learned that copyright & product ownership should be addressed in every independent contractor agreement.First, In your agreements, make sure you address both the agent's responsibility to ensure that the he/she has ownership of the listing photos and/or the right to use them. Second, your Independent Contractor Agreement should specifically address who retains the photos should the agent leave- the brokerage or the agent?
Committee Applications For 2020 Are Now Open

If you are interested in serving on a committee BAR is collecting applications fo the 2020 governance year- just click here. ..
Remember that committee service is a privilege and an honor. There is no guarantee you will be placed on the committee of your choice. We are looking to ensure committee size is manageable <20 and that the commitment is level is high.
Re AL Member Perks
This Week's Happenings
February 7, 2019
Leading Edge ACRE Res
At The Club. BAR Members get a 33% discount use Promo Code BAR

February 15-17th
Bham Hone Show
Contact Jasmine for tickets

March 14- Member Luncheon
Featuring; Dr Kevin Elko
At The Club. Registration opening soon.
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
for your premiere sponsorship of the March Member Luncheon.

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