National Association of REALTOR® Chief Economist Lawrence Yun was the keynote speaker at the first “State of the Economy” event held Oct. 9 at the Daphne Civic Center. It was the first partnership between the Baldwin County Association of REALTORS® and the Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance.
Pictured is Baldwin County Association of REALTORS® CEO Sheila Dodson, middle, with Paula Knodel, left, and Patsy Miller who recently completed the final course of the Alabama REALTOR® Institute. Miller and Knodel have been awarded the national recognized Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation.
The Baldwin County Association of REALTORS® (BCAR) is proud to announce Sondra Blackwell of Blackwell Realty, Inc. has joined 3,500 elite real estate professionals in over 45 countries by earning her Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation.
“The National Association of REALTORS® has a great influence in Washington, D.C., and their focus is to monitor legislation and its effect on real estate consumers and investors in the USA,” said Malone, 2017 BCAR Board of Directors President. “NAR does a very good job vetting the wide range of legislation that is important to homeownership, and is quick to oppose legislation that would hurt the consumer, or impede homeownership growth across the country.”
"There’s growth in Baldwin County, and growth in the county gives opportunity for growth for jobs and I’m so glad BCAR can give back. We are fortunate to find good talent and people for years to come.”
"BCAR supports professionalism in their members, and programs such as GRI is an excellent foundation."
“The course offers a variety of information, and it prepares the REALTOR® how to teach the client who’s from another country,” Lauster said. “It helps the agent understand visas, tax implications, and liabilities that may not be present in the buyer’s home country. We also teach REALTORS® how to convey real estate information in terms the client will understand.”
"Growth is a good problem to have," said Daphne Mayor Dane Haygood, speaking at a recent "Bagels and Briefs" event sponsored by the Baldwin County Association of Realtors’ (BCAR) Legislative and Political Affairs Committee. "I’d much rather have the pressures of dealing with growth than dealing with issues related to dwindling population, no jobs and few revenue sources for our citizens."
The Baldwin County Association of REALTORS® (BCAR) worked with The Baldwin County Public Schools to teach local children about real estate. Through the Game Changer Grant from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) BCAR, was able to create and distribute activity books to local kindergarteners to teach them and their parents about the importance of homeownership, it’s impact on the community, and how a REALTOR® can help in the process.