The Birmingham Association of REALTORS
(BAR) has Real solutions to drive
your practice to Real Success.
So just what is the BAR advantage?
We are influential voice in local, governmental and community affairs. As we are the largest local REALTOR organization we have the resources to fully staff our government affairs department. Our trained and professional staff representatives, regularly meet and discuss pressing issues with our local legislators, ensuring the REALTOR Voice is heard on local issues such as occupancy tax, signage rules, historic tax credits, water and utility legislation, economic growth tariffs, just to name a few. Our community affairs division works on issues that affect your business practices such as awareness of fair housing legislation, revitalization programs such as the land bank, coordinating Habitat for Humanity builds, but most importantly raising community awareness of the value REALTORS bring to the community and she real estate transaction.
Due to our economies of scale, BAR's MLS, the Greater Alabama MLS, is the most cost effective and least costly MLS in the state. While our fees are incredibly low, the MLS offers a full suite of business services designed to support your success. We offer a lockbox program with rental fees as low as $2 per month. In addition our staff is highly trained and ready to offer real support.
BAR offers a comprehensive program for our commercial REALTORS with a focus on commercial development, commercial CE and commercial networking events. Our main body of REALTORS enjoys regular networking and a varied CE program delivered by outstanding professionals. In addition, our new and young members have programming designed specifically for them in our Young Professionals Network (YPN). If you work with immigrants, foreign nationals or global corporations our Central Alabama Global Alliance offers timely information and networking, as well as educational, programming. We understand that brokers need ReAL support and solutions. Our brokers gain information from our partnership with REAL Trends and Realtors Property Resource (powered with ESRI Data).
As part of our commitment to your success, BAR offers an up-to-date forms program, leading edge technologies such as the RAMCO portal, as well as opportunities for professional and leadership growth! Our leadership academy is second to none in preparing members to take the next step in leadership of their board, churches, or communities. In addition, our communications program is second to none with news, analysis and industry trends.