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Don't Miss This Special Opportunity To Hear Richard Simmons III at the REALTOR Conference & Expo, September 20th.

BAR President, Kim Mangham-Barelare, shares her take on this great speaker and encourages everyone to register for the expo and luncheon, to be held September 20th. Register Now...
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
VOTING OPENS FOR BAR OFFICERS & DIRECTORS WEDNESDAY SEPT 12. Watch your email to access the ballot.
Silent Angels, the BAR's Charitable Organization, is hosting a fundraiser this fall to create a fund in memoriam of Tricia Hyde. If you are interested in sharing your talent or participating on a task force please contact Dawn@birminghamrealtors.com.
INVESTMENT IN REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGIES AT AN ALL TIME HIGH

In 2017, venture capital firms invested  nearly $13 billion   in the real estate technology market. What does that mean to you?

A plethora of new technologies designed to increase your profitability A notable newcomer, First.io, a mobile technology designed to effectively increase your portfolio of listings. This mobile app uses your social networks and advanced analytics to determine who will be ready to sell in the next 6-12 months and what is the appropriate follow-up strategy for that particular potential client. To learn what's new in the real estate tech space, read the full article here...
Looking for Inventory? New Subdivision in Pelham Opens Up Model Home

Camellia Ridge, a Newcastle Homes development, is opening its model home next week off Bearden Road across from Pelham High School. 16 spec homes are completed or near completion in Phase 1. Six of those homes are already under contract. The initial phase will offer 30 homes, and 100 additional homesites will come in future phases. According to the Bham Business Journal, the builders are offering 18 different floor plans for the homes priced from the upper $200,000 to the mid-$400,000 range.

Have your Open House do Double-Duty

At your next open house host a drawing for a free fall yard clean up. Hire a landscaping crew for a day to rake and blow leaves, sweep up sidewalks, etc. To win, attendees must drop a business card or fill out a contact sheet. Make sure there are instructions to indicate yes or no if they are working with a REALTOR. No one likes yard work, show up with the crew to take photos to place on your social media.l
Monday Rewind

Last Saturday, September 8th, the Birmingham Association of REALTORS put in a work day at the Bush Hills Community Garden. With many volunteers, and a $2500 grant from the National Association of REALTORS, Community Affairs Coordinator, Jasmine Sanderfer and the BAR Public Relations Committee organized an effort to expand the gardens.
How Race Still Matters in Real Estate

Despite 50 years of the Fair Housing Act, a recent research study conducted by the University of New Mexico and published in the academic journal, Social Currents, discovered that social media networks tend to disadvantage minority home buyers. As a Caucasian REALTOR, " your connections and influence as a real estate professional and community member may potentially benefit some groups of people over others." To learn more about what has been named, the new inequality" read the REALTOR Magazine article here...
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
Registration for the 2018 REALTOR Conference & Expo is now open! Click Here to Register...
FREE FAMILY FUN NIGHT IN THE PARK!

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.
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)
Servpro Pelham
2000 Huntley Pkwy
Pelham, AL 35124

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 (9:00 AM to 11:00 AM)
NO CE Jefferson State Community College, Pell City, AL campus

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 (1:00 PM to 3:00 PM)
NO CE Jefferson State Community College, Pell City, AL campus

Thursday, September 13, 2018 (9:00 AM to 11:00 AM) NO CE
Servpro Pelham,

Thursday, September 13, 2018 (1:00 PM to 3:00 PM) NO CE
Trussville Civic Center,

Friday, September 14, 2018 (9:00 AM to 12:00 PM) BAR
Thanks for your support!
Kim Mangham-Barelare
2018 BAR President

Special Thanks to
Executive Affiliate Partner
LAND TITLE COMPANY
OF ALABAMA

TECH TIP OF THE WEEK!

If you are heavy into social media, BUFFER, may be the FREE mobile app for you!  It allows you to pre schedule posts across multiple accounts so you can knock out a few weeks worth of Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Instagram,, and even Pinterest posts in an hour or two.
Did you know that REALTOR University is now accredited in Alabama. Learn More at www.realtoru.edu
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