Big Oak Ranch has changed over 2,000 children’s lives with a little help from their friends

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Big Oak Ranch brings smiles to kids’ faces. Photo via Big Oak Ranch

Everyone involved with Big Oak Ranch knows just how important it is for children to have support in a loving home. Over the last 47 years, they’ve changed the lives of 2,000 children—and they aren’t stopping anytime soon. Thanks to contributions from RealtySouth’s 150 Top Producers, they’re able to make an even bigger impact than before.

Find out why their work is so important, and see how RealtySouth is making it possible.

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Here’s how top RealtySouth agents are supporting Big Oak Ranch

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Learn how top RealtySouth producers give back. Photo via Mary Fehr for The Bama Buzz

On Tuesday, March 9, 150 Top Producers celebrated their success by giving back to a charity of their choice: Big Oak Ranch. Find out how three top producers got their start in real estate and see what Big Oak Ranch means to them.

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Working in Real Estate is rewarding, challenging + worth it: Hear from 3 Birmingham experts

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From L to R: John Comford, Rosalynn Jackson, Joy Everson. Photos via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Working in real estate is no small feat. It takes hard work, patience, passion and teamwork. We recently caught up with three RealtySouth agents to find out more about their careers including company culture, challenges they face, rewards they experience and advice they have for future agents. Here’s what we learned:

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COVID-19 called 3 Birminghamians to NYC. This is their story

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Megan Drummons and Stephanie Stover working in NYC. Photo via Stephanie Stover

Around the time many of us started #shelteringinplace, some of our Birmingham-area neighbors heard the call to service on the COVID-19 frontlines in New York City. We’ve got one really fun video from a Birmingham-based travel nurse and the personal stories of three others who answered the call. Keep reading for all the details. 

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50 children of Big Oak Ranch got to see the light show at the Birmingham Zoo

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Kids from Big Oak Ranch show off their tickets to ZooLight Safari. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

On December 19, fifty children from Big Oak Ranch took a field trip out to the amazing ZooLight Safari lightshow at the Birmingham Zoo. Learn more about Big Oak Ranch and why this was such a big deal for the children!

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X marks the spot: 13 spooky Birmingham places to check out. FREE map included!

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Abandoned coffins. Photo via Josh Box of Underground Birmingham

A chill is in the air and Halloween is upon us, Birmingham. What better way to celebrate than to go explore some of Birmingham’s very own spooky spots? Below is a list of places where things go bump in the night… get a friend, hop in the car, and check them out, if you dare! 

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Relocating to Birmingham? One family tells how one connection can make all the difference

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Jana Woodruff, realtor, with Debbie and Jesse Avery. We see Debbie has chosen her team. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Moving to a new city (even to our beloved Birmingham) can be tough, no matter how excited you are about the change. We spoke with one family, the Averys, who recently relocated to the Birmingham area from Pennsylvania. 

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Make it a habit. One Birmingham mom tells us why she loves walking her kids to school

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The Lowery family. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

We’re lucky to have so many walkable neighborhoods here in Birmingham. School has just started back, which means kiddos are out and about walking to school across town, from Glen Iris to Roebuck Springs, to Avondale, Homewood, Mountain Brook and beyond. One new Birmingham resident told us how her RealtySouth agent opened her eyes to walkability in Birmingham, and what walking to school means for her and her kids.

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More than a transaction: how two Birmingham realtors built a twenty-year friendship after a home buy

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Erle Morring and Sylvia Crawford of RealtySouth. Photo supplied

More than twenty years ago, Erle Morring gave Birmingham realtor Sylvia Crawford a call. He wanted to look at a home in Southside, and the RealtySouth agent happily showed it to him. Little did they know, this was the start of a decades-long friendship that would also lead to a new career for Morring.

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What is your Birmingham home worth? 5 reasons to consider listing it now

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My husband and I (along with our bulldog) toasting our new home a few years ago.

We all know that buying or selling a house in Birmingham, or anywhere for that matter, can be intimidating. With the right help, it doesn’t have to be! My husband and I found the perfect home for us, thanks to the help of realtor Brian Boehm with RealtySouth.

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Bluff Park 1950s fixer upper gets redo from local online boutique owner. See before and after pics.

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What’s prettier, the sunset or this 1957 Bluff Park home’s new paint job and landscaping? Photo via TheRussoms.com

When first-time home buyer Erin Helton first stepped into her Bluff Park home in 2013, she looked past the paneling and dated carpet. Instead she saw a home that was clean and well maintained, one that she could easily make livable, with the goal of doing more home renovations down the road.

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150 top RealtySouth agents team up with Red Mountain Grace to provide a home to out-of-town patients

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Stacey Booth (left), who spoke about Red Mountain Grace at the RealtySouth event, with breast cancer patient Jeannie McKay. Photo by Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

On Tuesday, March 5, top-performing RealtySouth agents got a first glimpse at the furnished downtown loft they adopted for one year through the nonprofit Red Mountain Grace. Find out how it will help patients and families staying in Birmingham for medical care.

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11 expert tips from a top RealtySouth agent for getting your house ready to sell in Birmingham

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Kristen McGee of RealtySouth with her pups in Birmingham. Photo submitted

Selling season is about to kick into high gear in Birmingham. Get your house market ready with 11 essential tips from one of RealtySouth’s top-performing real estate agents, Kristen McGee.

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