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While Cash Sales & Foreclosures Sales Are Down, Home Values, Median Sales Price, & Listings Continue To Climb

Listings increased nationally by 4.2% with 1.74 million listings. This is very good news to ring in the New Year! A key statistical factor is the number of listings to the number of REALTORS®- we have reached a place with more listings than REALTORS® which bodes well for 2019. While first-time home buyers are up substantially, we must continue to advocate for affordable housing,
The December Housing Minute
2019 Trends That Will Impact Your Business

“Technology disruption of the real estate industry driven by Silicon Valley and institutional investors will reach a point where it’ll threaten the traditional real estate industry. Technological innovation is here and rapidly advancing in the real estate industry and preparing for disruption. iBuying, blockchain, artificial intelligence and machine learning are changing the ways buyers, sellers and investors interact with each other and the properties they are interested in.” — Spitz

Fannie Mae Offers Guidance On How To Continue Your Underwriting For A Sale During The Government Shutdown
BAR will be on this thought leadership panel hosted by the Birmingham Business Journal. BAR has 6 available tickets to attend that will be distributed by lottery. To win your chance at a ticket please enter the lottery below.

The event details:

When: Thursday, January 17, 2019
4:00pm –6:00pm

Where: 3211 2nd Ave S
3211 2nd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35222

Monday Rewind

BAR welcomes our new Communications Associate, Jordan Holliday. Jordan can be reached at:
Jordan@birminghamrealtors.com. Jordan will be overseeing all external communications inclusive of video, graphic design, and social media for the BAR and its committees.
YPN CON IS BACK & Promises to be EPIC!
This event only gets better year after year. While programming is geared to new or young REALTORS®, learning from successful people is universal!

Featuring:
Tommy Choi  from Chicago
Harrison Beacher  from Washington DC
Lee Adkins  from Atlanta
Flux Media Productions  will be in the house to bring a little Texas flavor to BHam!

Date: January 17th
Time: 8:45 AM – 4:45 PM
Where: Iron City
Register: Click Here...
Cost: $50
2020 Committee Applications will open February 1, 2019.

Congratulations to all who were selected for 2019 committees. Remember if you missed the committee application process there are two (2) open committees in 2019 where all REALTORS® are encouraged to attend and participate. Government Affairs Forum & Urban Affairs Forum. Please check the member portal for meeting dates and times.
This Week's Happenings
Register for the MLS Inaugural
C2EX is the latest self study education course for REALTORS® just go to c2ex.realtor to start the course
Remember you can always take Code of Ethics online for free by clicking here...
Thanks for your support!
Gusty Gulas
2019 BAR President
TECH TIP THE WEEK!

Video is still expected to be king in 2019. For those of you MAC users there is nothing more user friendly & FREE than MAC's IMovie. Biteable is also highly recommend at no cost for novice users who want to put something together with photography that still looks like a video. However to remove the Biteable watermark you will have to invest in a paid program. If you are interested in an IMOVIE live training class contact dawn@birminghamrealtors.com
Did you complete your mandatory code of ethics? Check your member education record to ensure its been reported to BAR.

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