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Joe Billmeier
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joe@joebhomes.com
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About Joe

Licensed in 1986, I’ll soon celebrate 30 years in real estate.

In the early years, I worked with small firms that also built houses. I learned about building materials and home construction and have utilized that experience to assist homebuyers, throughout my career.

Later, I worked in large offices and multi-branch firms. I learned the benefits and disadvantages of large volume sales operations. For several years, I worked as a branch broker for a big brokerage, managing and training agents.

Some of my most rewarding work came through volunteer leadership positions with the Birmingham Association of Realtors and the Birmingham Multiple Listing Service. I served on the boards of both organizations for several years. We did some interesting and important work putting the MLS listing inventory on the Internet and later, syndicating local listings with companies like Zillow and Trulia. We led the development of a multiple listing and marketing system second to none.

As a member of the Grievance and Professional Standards Committees, I reviewed and screened complaints against fellow Realtors. Professional Standards work involved either chairing or jury duty in disciplinary hearings. A strong background in Realtor ethics and policy and procedure was required.

About midway through my career, I earned the Certified Residential Specialist designation. Unlike many other designations in the industry, the CRS is awarded after concentrated class work plus, many years of high volume sales production. For the Pro Plan qualification, I had to prove ten consecutive years of sales productivity of at least one million dollars per year. Due to the combination of experience and coursework, only 5% of agents hold this certification.

I graduated from UAB with a BA in Political Science. Then, I attended the University of South Alabama earning a Master of Public Administration degree. Early work experience prior to real estate came from the Southern Company Services, Healthcare Services of America, and the Red Cross Blood Services.

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