The 3rd Annual Alabama Residential Real Estate Conference & Expo (ACREres) took place in Birmingham last month. ACREres is presented by the Alabama Center for Real Estate (ACRE). The organization provides research on economic and sales data for the state. Three Sixty Co-founder Nonet Reese has long served on ACRE’s Leadership Council.
Focused on Team Development
We encourage each of our team members to make professional growth a top priority. We know that helps to grow our company also! ACREres provides a full day of educational seminars about the real estate market in Alabama. In addition, the event provides networking opportunities for attendees and a vendor expo. Nonet knows the event is a great experience and she decided to bring Emmy Martin Sorrells and Nancy Carlton Bendinger to join her.
I am focused on networking opportunities for our team, so I was happy to bring Emmy and Nancy to ACREres. Plus, I knew that we would have a lot of fun!Nonet Reese
There has always been a theme for the day at ACREres, and the 2019 theme was “Leading EDGE – Explore, Discover, Grow, Engage.”
Real estate is a dynamic and fast-paced industry. The ACREres 2019 theme is about ‘upskilling’ to excel in a constantly evolving environment. Making just one change today can have a huge impact on your future.Cherie Moman, ACRE Director of Education, Marketing and Communication
To say the day was jam packed is an understatement! ACREres Speakers included experts from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) as well as many other industry leaders. Topics were wide ranging, and sessions included detailed information about local, state and national trends in the industry. Our team felt that two afternoon sessions stood out with some especially useful information.
Sustainability and Green Housing
“Smart, Simple, Sustainable – What Today’s Buyers Want” was led by Amanda Stinton, Director of Leadership and Sustainability for NAR. Amanda discussed the increased demand for comfortable living spaces with reduced energy costs, and how this trend is changing the real estate industry.
My clients ask about green housing topics often. I learned so much at ACREres, and I am thrilled to have information to share from one of NAR’s national experts.Nancy Carlton Bendinger
Alabama Real Estate Market Data
“The State of Alabama Real Estate” panel discussion reviewed and discussed data from 2018 and projections for 2019. The speakers were Stuart Norton, an ACRE Research Coordinator, and Glenn Phillips, CEO of Lake Homes Realty, one of the country’s fastest growing real estate companies. We were happy to see positive numbers for the Auburn-Opelika area, and also that the projections for the state of Alabama are solid. This is due in large part to companies such as Airbus, Amazon, Toyota-Mazda, and Mercedes that are planning to expand their investment in the state in the next couple of years.
It was exciting to see year-end numbers for the state. I was happy to see that the Auburn-Opelika area had the highest median construction sales price out of all of the metro areas!Emmy Martin Sorrells
Work Together, Play Together
Three Sixty learned a long time ago that a team that works AND plays together stays together. After the business of the day concluded, Nonet, Emmy and Nancy went to dinner to relax and talk about the ACREres experience. They agreed that it was well worth their time! Also, they can’t wait to share what they learned with the rest of the Three Sixty team and with clients.
ACRE provides national thought leadership and relevant resources in the areas of research, education and networking that enhance Alabama’s real estate industry. To learn more about ACRE, click here!