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8th Annual Holiday Toy Drive A Success
   Thursday, January 03, 2013 

More than 330 children in Alabama had something from Santa this year, thanks to the generous efforts of our clients, vendors, and friends.

7th Annual Toy Drive a Success!
   Wednesday, January 04, 2012 

The 7th Annual RealSource Holiday Toy Drive was a big success thanks to all our clients, vendors and friends!

MyBusiness Magazine Features RealSource's Innovation
   Monday, May 16, 2011 

RealSource is featured in the May/June 2011 issue of MyBusiness Magazine in an article about business innovators.

RealSource President featured in National Magazine
   Friday, December 17, 2010 

My Business MagazineRealSource president Doris Phillips was featured in My Business magazine.

RealSource Launches Drive for 600 Toys
   Monday, November 22, 2010 

Needed: 600 Toys for Children in our Community

RealSource launches the 6th Annual Holiday Toy Drive and needs your help!


RealSource wins Beautification Award
   Wednesday, September 15, 2010 

RealSource Office BuildingRealSource was named the winner of the City of Pelham Commercial Beautification Award for September 2010 for building and grounds in Pelham, Alabama.

RealSource's Phillips in Good Housekeeping
   Tuesday, February 09, 2010 

Doris Phillips in Good Housekeeping MagazineThe March 2010 issue of Good Housekeeping magazine features RealSource president Doris Phillips.

Another Successful Toys-for-Tots Drive!
   Wednesday, December 23, 2009 

ToysForTotsTrainLogo.gifThank you to everyone that contributed to RealSource's Annual Toys-for-Tots drive. Together over 400 new toys were donated and provided to Toys-for-Tots!

Help Provide a Toy for a Child in Need
   Wednesday, November 19, 2008 

Toys for TotsRealSource is an official Toys-for-Tots collection site.  Bring your new, unwrapped toy by our office and help make the holidays better for a child!

RealSource Now Provides Office Space
   Monday, November 10, 2008 

RealSource now provides furnished offices by the day, month or year. Office plans include utilities (electricity, water, sewer, garbage), furniture, fax and copier access, broadband Internet access, janitorial service, complimentary coffee and more.

  Read More... Interviews RealSource President
   Thursday, October 02, 2008 interviewed RealSource President Doris Phillips to get a better explaination for the public of real estate closing costs and estimates.

Major Shift in Experience Level of Birmingham Real Estate Agents
   Wednesday, October 01, 2008 

Based on survey results from 2007 and 2008, experienced real estate agents and Realtors® in the metro-Birmingham market are becoming more proactive while inexperienced agent’s level of activity is significantly declining.


National News

Sun, 21 Oct 2018 07:01:26 -0500

Many homebuyers are embracing retro looks that were thought to be gone for good. Find out which interior design trends are coming back by reading this room-by-room overview.

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 08:40:20 -0500

Bedbugs might seem like a personal problem rather than a real estate issue, but don't let your assumptions keep you from protecting yourself and your clients from what could turn into a litigious situation. Here's what every real estate agent should know about these pesky little creepy-crawlies.

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 21:30:48 -0500

An upstart, low-fee Colorado brokerage that is trying to blow up the way agents get paid has announced it'll support traditional commissions — even as it also offers incentives for buyers to ditch their agents altogether.

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 20:23:26 -0500

The startup is now offering a more prominent $1,000 credit for buyers who choose to purchase one of the homes Opendoor has for sale, whether they do so directly on their own or by using one of Opendoor's "partner agents."

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 19:34:50 -0500

CertifID, a company providing security and authentication software, just raised its customer guarantee to cover up to $1 million in losses.

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 19:17:11 -0500

The key to working with international clients is understanding the cultures of their home countries. Getting it right pleases your clients and can open a floodgate of referrals.

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 18:17:54 -0500

The Trump Administration proposed new guidelines Friday that would create tax incentives for developers to build in so-called “Opportunity Zones.”

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 17:57:23 -0500

The trade group warned that as teams become more ubiquitous, they will attract the attention of regulators. Already, 24 states have laws in place regarding real estate teams, NAR said.

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 17:08:23 -0500

The industry's top agents descended on Los Angeles this week from all corners of the globe to network, make new connections and hear advice on how to take their business to the next level.

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 16:28:00 -0500

A Houston mansion with nine bathrooms and 15,000 square feet of space is now the country's most expensive foreclosed property, clocking in at $9.75 million.

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 15:42:13 -0500

Now that Eric Blankenstein's old blog post has come to light, the CFPB has asked an independent group to investigate its top enforcement director.

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 15:19:01 -0500

Held on the rooftop of the beautiful Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Luxury Connect's attendees mingled, networked and relaxed together on Wednesday night after a day of learning, exclusive activities and inspiration. Sponsored by Sotheby's International Realty, it was a wonderful evening to cap a great day.

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 14:38:58 -0500

Existing-home sales dropped 3.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted 5.15 million units in September, according to the latest National Association of Realtors report.

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 14:32:38 -0500

The week's top real estate industry stories, a recap of Luxury Connect, and practical advice to use this weekend.

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 13:58:41 -0500

Thursday morning's sessions at this year's Luxury Connect proved again to be inspiring, informative, practical and actionable. From Tom Ferry's dynamic opening session, to Louisette Geiss' brave #MeToo storytelling, to helpful sessions on how to negotiate from some of the best in the luxury business, take a tour through our recap of some of our favorite moments.

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 07:02:00 -0500

At a recent closed-door event in Boston, president of media and marketplace at Zillow Group, Greg Schwartz, spoke to approximately 100 top agents about Primer Agent 4, which has begun its implementation phase in select markets. Here's what we learned. 

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 03:00:05 -0500

How do you plan for a life after working if you have no idea how long you’ll live? Will it be 10 years? 20? More? Teresa Boardman talks through retirement.

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 22:42:16 -0500

As competition in the industry heats up, the tech-enabled, all-cash homebuying and reselling startup Offerpad is not sitting idly by: the company is expanding into two new markets: Dallas, Texas, by Nov. 1 and Tucson, Arizona, by Dec. 3. 

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