Save the Dates and Important Announcements

Broker Breakfast, Friday, March 5th from 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
HYBRID event with an in-person breakfast and Zoom option. Breakfast will be provided for the first 30 "registered" in-person attendees. Event Flyer.

  • Building up a new agent for success
  • Brokerage finances
  • The latest from AAR's Legal Hotline

  • Abra Barnes – 2019 BAR Broker of the Year
  • Kimberly Benefield – 2018 BAR Broker of the Year
  • Franklin Johnson – AAR's Senior Associate Counsel
  • David Lucas – 2021 BAR Past President

Brought to you by the Member Benefits and Services Committee.
2020 BAR Awards Applications
Applications for the 2020 BAR Awards are open on Sunday, February 14. Be on the lookout for an email with more information about the application process.

Questions? Contact Davis Guthrie:
BAR Membership Meeting and Bylaws Vote + Meet the CEO!
Spread the word, official announcement coming Monday, February 8.

Thursday, February 18, at 10:00 AM, there will be a BAR Membership meeting and bylaws vote, via Zoom.
Many thanks to our members, Marcus Brown, Kelli Gunnells, William Parker, Sheila Smoot, and Chip Watts, who participated in The Pathway to Home Ownership: A Brown Bag Series with the Birmingham City Council! Watch and learn about Rental Assistance Relief from Covid-19.

April 8, 2021 | Location TBA
Hybrid Event: In-person and Zoom

Topics: Current and future market trends, interest rates, housing inventory, economic forecasts, and more.

Speakers: Lawrence Yun, Elliot Eisenberg, Billy Ivey, and more to be announced.
Announcements & Events to Share with Your Agents

Friday, February 12 | 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

FREE for BAR Members – In the spirit of Valentine's Day, we would like to show love and appreciation. Come grab a breakfast sandwich and material from Committees & Affiliates. Pre-register now!

Applications close: February 12, 2021

All Leadership Academy applicants must complete the NAR Leadership Skills Assessment. Access assessment here.
We are creating a Black History Month video to share with the Association and the community. We want to include the voices of our members!

Filming: Monday, February 8, at BAR from 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM.

Are you interested in speaking? Please contact William Baylor or Connor Kendrick:
Broker Resources
Real estate sales tips, strategies, and marketing information to share with your agents.

Resource Highlight – Handouts for Customers: Download useful handouts for Buyers, Sellers, and Homeowners covering topics: Reasons to Own a Home, Why Work with a REALTOR®, Checklist: For the New Owners, and more!
As a broker, you need access to resources and strategies for growing and maintaining a successful, ethical, and resilient real estate business from content created for brokers.

Resource Highlight – NAR Insurance Program: NAR's Insurance Program provides errors and omissions, directors and officers, employment practices, crime coverage, cyber coverage, and limited patent infringement protection.
Run your office efficiently and minimize your risk for legal liability. Created by the NAR Legal Team, this covers everything:
  • Hiring and training employees
  • Licensing issues
  • Dealing with consumers
  • Key intellectual property concepts
  • Deal with tough business issues.
The Power of an Idea. Perception is Key. Leaders Are People Too. Steve Murray, president of REAL Trends, shares his top lessons learned from coaches, brokerage leaders, and more in this series.

Click here for quick, two-minute videos with nuggets of information and takeaways to implement in your own business.
Click the links above to download flyers to share with your agents & post in your office.
Many of you requested access to the graphics we display in our lobby. Click here to download the slides and display them in your own office!
BAR Broker Beat