Lake Living: Serving Our Community with Pride

The Tuscaloosa Association of Realtors won several awards at the ARPAC & Advocacy Awards luncheon, held during the Alabama Association of Realtors Capitol Conference in Montgomery in February, including the 100 Percent of ARPAC Goal Award, the Call for Action Participation Goal Award, and the Robert C. "Bob" Meeks 2016 ARPAC Award. Pictured are (L to R, Front Row): Chris Lee and Tom Owings. (L to R, Back Row): Melanie Foster, Donna Petty, Vanessa Lockhart, Dedra Cabaniss, Katherine Manderson, Shay Lawson, Julie Cook, and Chelsea Carnes. The Tuscaloosa Association of Realtors won several awards at the ARPAC & Advocacy Awards luncheon, held during the Alabama Association of Realtors Capitol Conference in Montgomery in February, including the 100 Percent of ARPAC Goal Award, the Call for Action Participation Goal Award, and the Robert C. "Bob" Meeks 2016 ARPAC Award. Pictured are (L to R, Front Row): Chris Lee and Tom Owings. (L to R, Back Row): Melanie Foster, Donna Petty, Vanessa Lockhart, Dedra Cabaniss, Katherine Manderson, Shay Lawson, Julie Cook, and Chelsea Carnes. Allison Adams

Whether official or not, spring has sprung. I always know, because Realtor's phones start ringing. 

Tuscaloosa's community is one of cohesive cooperation, pulling together for this city in tragedy as well as triumph. I have experienced this especially in the Realtor world. 

You assume Realtors are a competitive bunch. Well, yes, some are, but my experience with professionals in this Association is quite pleasant. I began in Montgomery, when we had paperback books and hand delivered contracts. I rode the wave of flips and steals on the Alabama Gulf Coast just before the market crashed. I experienced the cunning of Birmingham "insiders." And I must say, buyers and sellers in this market experience something quite rare. 

Realtor representative Morgan Ashurst of Mobile marveled over the charities we adopt together each year: United Way, the Bright Minds Reading Program, Bark in the Park to support the Will May Dog Park (mark your calendars, it’s March 25), Habitat for Humanity, Clean Up Lake Tuscaloosa, "Gifts for Those Who Gave," Project Blessings (where Realtors together find a family in need of work on a home), Caring Days’ Tailgate Party, a Red Cross blood drive, a Salvation Army food drive, the TES Winter Clothing Drive, and Toys for Tots. 

Whew. Busy group, right?

Past President Dedra Cabaniss had a goal to have additional charities sponsored at each luncheon, with hundreds filling monthly wish lists at Indian Hills Country Club. 

National remains perplexed that our group stands firm, providing year-round free opportunities to further our educations and collaborate. 

You will see us all competing on billboards and magazines, but the fun thing is, we work together for you to get your home sold, or to help you find one. 

If you or your business know of a charity we can reach out to, we are always looking to serve. 

You may contact me, Allison Adams (PR Chairman - Tuscaloosa Association of REALTORS) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Allison Adams

Broker Associate at Lake Homes Realty / LakeHomes.com - As a landowner and former owner of my own Real Estate company on the Gulf Coast, I am thrilled to be a part of cutting edge marketing and technology with LAKE HOMES REALTY, who will market your lake front property assuring that it gets seen.

Website: www.linkedin.com/in/allisonpadams

Druid City Living (DCL) is Tuscaloosa, Alabama's premier community newspaper, covering the great people, places and activities of the area.

 

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