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Don't Be A Crime Statistic!

It is with sadness that I report to you that another member of our National REALTOR family was murdered in Philadelphia. Orlando Martinez, 54, from New Jersey was found in his vehicle, parked in front of the home he was to show to prospective buyers. The New Jersey REALTOR was shot, and although alive when found by police he died shortly after reaching the hospital. It is believed he was shot on October 30th.

Did you know that male REALTORS are more likely to become a victim of violent crime? Why? It is theorized that they do not feel as vulnerable as women and therefore are less cautious. Please take a minute to review these safety resources and register for the next safety class at BAR.
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This week: Len Levin of RE/Max Advantage
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PLAN ON ATTENDING REALTOR FEST- November 8 3pm-7pm Avondale Brewery
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HOW TO AVOID COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT VIDEO
Housing Inventory Up First Time in 4 Years

The national stock of housing inventory increased by 2% in October. The 25,000 additional listings also came in at cheaper price points. Read more ...
Monday Rewind

We are all extremely proud that Alabama now has two NAR Distinguished Service Award (DSA) winners, both from Birmingham. Fellow DSA, Henry Ray, greeted his fellow DSA, Peyton Norville and his wife Martha, at the Alabama reception at the NAR Fall Conference and Expo.
Copy Cat Conundrum

Your dues dollars are hard at work! NAR is currently defending a lawsuit because its result can impact all of us.  

Since 1990, the Architectural Works Copyright Protection Act (AWCPA) has protected "architectural works," which include architectural plans and drawings. Original plans and drawings for the design of a property, or the property itself, can be protected under the copyright laws. 

The REALTOR® measured the home and created his own drawings to put on the MLS. He Is being sued under the “substantial similarity” clause of the AWCPA. If you are working with new builds, ensure the builder has permission from the architect, to use any drawings or substantially similar drawings.
View the video to learn more about how to avoid copyright infringement.
BROKER BREAKFAST IS FULL- JOIN US NEXT TIME!
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  • Julie Minto- Commitment 2 Excellence
  • Samford University- Economic Overview
  • Steve Murray- REALTRENDS Broker Overview
  • Nicole Blair- Pocket Agent Mentor (PAM)
This Week's Happenings
REALTOR FEST is this Thursday, November 8, from 3-7pm at the Avondale Brewery. Join us for fun, food, games and more! Registration is not required.
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Plan on Attending the 2019 BAR President, Gusty Gulas' inaugural. Click on the invite to learn more.
Code of Ethics
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Build Your Business with Home Snap
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BAR Classrooms 3 Hrs CE
Enroll in the Masters of Real Estate Program (Bachelors Degree is required for admission). www.realtor.edu
NAR offers a brand new and completely free education program, called Commitment 2 Excellence. The online course focuses on 11 core competencies of the industry. Take your business up a notch and register today!
Thanks for your support!
Kim Mangham-Barelare
2018 BAR President
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