The newest enhancement for your MLS products is integration with Down Payment Resource. For eligible properties, MLS listings display the Down Payment icon below the list price on agent and consumer reports. Down Payment Resource is another great tool to get more buyers into homes! Register for Upcoming Webinars and Learn More About This Valuable Tool
You made our first Vaccine Clinic so successful! We are excited to partner with the Birmingham Realtist Association again and bring you a SECOND Vaccine Clinic on Wednesday, May 5.

If you attended our April 14 clinic, check the time for your 2nd round, or sign up for your 1st round! A follow-up clinic will be held on Wednesday, May 26.

The Vaccination Clinic is open to all BAR Members and their family members 16+. There is no fee for those who do not have insurance.

The Birmingham Emergency Rental Assistance Program is here to help Birmingham residents who’ve fallen behind in paying rent or utilities because of the pandemic. The program is also prepared to help landlords with tenants unable to make rent because of COVID-19. 

This program is ONLY for renters who live within the city limits of Birmingham. Apply Now.
BAR and Greater Alabama MLS track home sales data for the Central Alabama market, including Jefferson, Shelby, Talladega, Coosa, St. Clair, Blount, Bibb, Chilton, Calhoun, Clay, Cleburne, and Randolph counties.

Want to see stats by county or for your city? You must be logged in to Paragon to view the reports.
Learn more about the Listing, Office, and Agent activity from the past month in the ShowingTime report.

Given the latest stimulus package and vaccinations, NAR is projecting that the industry will do well in 2021. Even with the inventory shortage, sales should continue to increase.


eKEY  Pro TrainingEnhance the real estate listing and showing process with many additional features that add efficiency and productivity to the eKEY® app.

eKEY  Basic EssentialsManaging keyboxes is simple with the eKEY app. Set listing access hours, customize shackle codes, and track keybox inventory.

Have you ever wanted to share a property to a client, but were unable to open the mechanical lockbox? Check out the Supra Keybox 101 video.
A Moment of Truth is when the customer touches your process. The term was popularized in 1987 by Jan Carlzon, former CEO of Scandinavian Airlines in his book titled “Moments of Truth.” One of his secrets to delivering a “wow!” level of service is to manage your Moments of Truth. 

There are three critical moments in the customer service process. Know them and you’ll better serve your customers.

The REALTORS® Confidence Index (RCI) survey gathers on-the-ground information from REALTORS® based on their real estate transactions in the month. This report presents key results about market transactions.

Sixty-one percent of REALTORS® reported they had potential buyers looking for work-from-home features such as an extra room, a finished basement, or a bigger home. 

Now, REALTORS® can tap into RPR’s new AARP Livability Index™ for scores on every neighborhood and community in the United States.

Measuring 60 indicators spread across seven categories of livability—housing, neighborhood, transportation, environment, health, engagement and opportunity—the tool quantifies the degree to which a community can meet people’s needs, regardless of age, income, ethnicity or ability.

Down Payment Resource is committed to providing you with the most updated and accurate information on down payment assistance programs. The most recent Down Payment Report focuses on the importance of homeownership education not only for new buyers, but for loan officers and real estate agents as well.

Here’s what you’ll find in this issue of the Down Payment Report: Millennials: Are happy days ending for young buyers? Homeownership Education Saves Mortgages. The latest in down payment legislation and more.
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