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.