Would you like access to seemingly endless information and data about real estate markets in Alabama? If so, you need to be connected with the Alabama Center for Real Estate (ACRE). The Center for Real Estate is part of the Culverhouse College of Commerce at the University of Alabama. ACRE provides a plethora of resources for many different types of stakeholders. Developers, real estate licensees and brokers, University students, economic development offices, and Alabamans all benefit from the work of the Center.
ACRE was founded as a partnership among the University of Alabama, Alabama Association of REALTORS (AAR), and the Alabama Real Estate Commission (AREC). ACRE offers great educational opportunities to students at the University, and also to licensees around the state. ACRE hosts well-attended continuing education, professional development, and networking events for licensees who practice residential, property management, commercial, and industrial real estate. Each month ACRE publishes a report with the sales and market data from all 27 multiple listing services around the state of Alabama. These reports offer insights into current and historical market trends.
ACRE is the go-to source for information you need about real estate in Alabama. If you are a licensee or broker, take advantage of the weekly email updates that ACRE sends out. You will be hard-pressed to find more talented people than ACRE’s leadership. My friend, Grayson Glaze, serves as the Executive Director and works hard to minister to the real estate industry across our state. K.C. Conway was recently brought on as the Director of Research and Corporate Engagement. K.C. is known nationally for his insights and is highly sought after to speak at Realtor and professional groups around the country. It is a privilege for me to serve with these talented people as the Vice Chair of the Advisory Board of Trustees for 2018. If you are not familiar with the Alabama Center for Real Estate, please take a few minutes to visit their website now to learn more about this great resource for our state.
Written by: Jonathan Goode is an Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) and licensed land broker in Alabama and Mississippi. He co-hosts the weekly radio program, The Land Show, that covers many of these topics for people interested in buying or selling land in Alabama.