“We’re not just selling homes, we’re shaping our communities.” According to Arc Realty Co. South, “agents had a great day celebrating the real estate industry” at REALTOR® Day at the Capitol.
This year was uniquely special as Gov. Kay Ivey signed a proclamation declaring March 14 as “REALTOR Day” in Alabama.
The event featured a Political Panel with Todd Stacy, Senate President Pro Tem Greg Reed, and Senator Minority Leader Bobby Singleton as well as an Economic Development discussion with Liz Bogie and Secretary Gregg Canfield.
Conversations praised the hard work of REALTORS®, including them being among the best champions of economic development in the state. The relationship between REALTORS® and their communities has a far larger impact than simply selling a house. To families and future families, a REALTORS® number one job is to sell the community, the meaningful impact of making a home, and the lasting economic potential of each part of the state.
Additionally, Mecca Musick, Paul Pinvan, and Russell Davis who participated in a Lawsuit Abuse Panel, were inspired by the day’s conversations.
Musick of 256 Today told Yellowhammer, “The Realtors Day event generates vital discussions with Alabama’s political and business leaders. As Secretary of Commerce Gregg Canfield stated at the event, ‘REALTORS® know our communities and their needs more than anyone.’”
A highlight of the event was Keynote speaker Dr. Kimberly Robinson of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. Robinson’s focus was on the Space Center’s ability to generate the highest amount of tourism revenue in the state, and how the number one attraction can work alongside REALTORS® to turn guests into residents.
Robinson stated, “while the Rocket Center works to bring people in, you all are the force making this place a home. You help people see the value in the rich culture, robust economy, and remarkably low cost of living in our state. Thank you all for the work you do to turn Alabama guests into state residents and to retain the folks like me who have always called this their home.”
Finishing their day in Montgomery, Alabama REALTORS® were recognized on the Senate floor and were able to visit with their Legislative leaders at the Alabama State House. The celebratory day was capped off with fellow REALTORS® and members of the Legislature at the annual reception. Cocktails, hors oeuvres, and live music were present to thank attendees for the hard work cultivated by Alabama REALTORS® throughout the year.