Video: Coming Soon Addendum
Earlier this summer, the board of directors for the North Alabama MLS (NALMLS) approved updates to the "Coming Soon" listing policy and addendum. This video explains the North Alabama MLS (NALMLS) "Coming Soon" Policy. The updated "Coming Soon" policy was approved in June by the NALMLS Board of Directors and was affirmed by the National Association of REALTORS in August. This two minute video will help you avoid potential MLS fines and help you to better serve your client's needs. NOTE: The North Alabama MLS "Coming Soon" addendum is available in the NALMLS forms library.
We appreciate our Qualifying Brokers for the leadership and guidance they provide to our agents and our association. Please help us recognize the Qualifying Broker who stands out from the rest. Submit your nomination on this form by September 29, 2017. The winner will be announced at the REALTOR Gala on January 6th, 2018.

 



Have you ever felt USED and ABUSED by home buyers? Here's your chance to master the art of working with home buyers and rediscover the joy of helping people find homes, on your own terms. Build a Bigger, Better Buyer Business teaches you how to:
* Provide real value to a home buyer
* Create a loyal, long-lasting relationship
* Easily get your buyer agency agreement signed
* Design your own rules that buyers are happy to abide
* Establish a better home buying experience
* Generate referrals from your buyer clients
* Convert buyers into clients
* Stop wasting time and shedding tears from working with the wrong people
* You'll also get 3 hours of Alabama Continuing Education, a buyer presentation, scripts and more. 
Build a Bigger, Better Buyer Business
September 14, 2017 / 9:00am - 12:00pm
Location: HAAR / Cost: $50
 

According to the latest data from the Alabama Center for Real Estate, there were 27, 743 homes listed in Alabama during July, 9% below the inventory level a year ago. It did rise from 20, 557 units during June of this year. Meanwhile home sales rose 6.6% from last year to 5, 322.  READ MORE
We are very excited to partner with Alabama REALTORS and the National Association of REALTORS to offer a 3 component political and advocacy course. We look forward to welcoming some of the best consultants from across the country to Alabama to work with our members. Register today for Candidate Training Academy on September 18th, which will include advocacy training for local REALTORS and affiliates interested in political engagement. LEARN MORE


For questions or concerns about Governmental Affairs please contact Governmental Affairs Liaison Joanna White at joanna@hbrmls.com or Governmental Affairs Committee Chair Tim Brown at tbrown@thefavourgroup.com.
Homeownership remains the number one accomplishment of achieving the American dream, according to the 2017 Hearth State of the American Dream Report, based on a survey of 2,000 Americans. However, Americans fear that portions of their American dream may be slipping away, according to the survey conducted by Hearth, a "fintech" startup that helps homeowners make financial decisions during renovations. Fewer than one in five Americans surveyed say they are fulfilling their American dream. Eighteen percent said they are fully living the American dream, while 36 percent say they are living only parts of it and 28 percent say it's within reach. READ MORE
Save the Date for HAAR Celebrates the Decades - REALTOR Expo 2017
The Huntsville Area Association of Realtors® will host its annual REALTOR® Expo on October 27, 2017 at the Stone Event Center at Campus 805 from
10am-3pm