About Us

In any human work there is a level of mastery that cannot be faked, bought, licensed, or casually gained. For it comes slowly over time, filters through generations – an accumulation of the long learning of lives. It comes from the immersion of a family – it’s collective contribution to its work and to the city it helps grow.

Now more than a hundred years after our founding, we at Watts Realty still serve the city we helped build. And we bring to it not years of experience, but generations of it.

We are Watts Realty. Next Generation Real Estate.

Accreditations & Associations


Accredited Management Organization (AMO)

Recognizes excellence among real estate management firms. Only those firms that achieve the highest level of performance, experience and financial stability can earn the AMO credential.

Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)

Ensures recognized expertise in the disciplines of commercial and investment real estate. A CCIM is an invaluable resource to the commercial real estate owner, investor, and user, and is among an elite corps of 7,500 professionals across North America who hold the CCIM designation.  CCIM Alabama Chapter

Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM)

Educates and certifies the competence and professionalism of individuals and organizations engaged in the management of real estate, serves as an advocate on issues affecting the industry, and enhances its members' professional competence so they can better identify and meet the needs of those who use their services. IREM Chapter 43

Certified Property Manager (CPM)

The CPM is an internationally recognized symbol of ethical leadership and a well-managed property. A CPM is an invaluable resource for owners and investors who need ethical and    experienced managers to care for their real estate investments.

Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers (CRB)

The CRB designation is designed for experienced owners, brokers, managers, and supervisors to raise professional standards, strengthen individual and office performance, and sharpen expertise in brokerage management. Since 1968, CRB has represented the highest level of professional achievement in real estate brokerage management.


National Association of Realtors (NAR)

America's largest trade association, representing 1.3 million members, including NAR's institutes, societies, and councils, involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.

Alabama Association of Realtors (AAR)

The largest statewide organization of real estate professionals comprised of over 16,000 members from 26 boards and 1,200 real estate companies. United by adherence to a Code of Ethics, members work as real estate professionals in the sale, lease, appraisal, management and development of residential, commercial, rural and resort properties throughout Alabama.

Alabama Real Estate Commission (AREC)

The Commission has a long-standing tradition dating back to January 1st of 1928 of serving the public through the licensing and regulating of licensees. With over thirty-three employees working in areas of accounting, investigation, public relations, information technology, licensing, and education, AREC ensures excellence in our profession by exhibiting stewardship, service, innovation and integrity in everything we do. The governing leadership of nine commissioners helps build a broad statewide perspective.

Birmingham Association of Realtors (BAR)

Started as far back as 1890, The BAR promotes the value of using a REALTOR®, enhances members’ opportunities to serve professionally and ethically, and advocates for real property rights.

Birmingham Commercial Real Estate Council (BCRC)

The BCRC provides services to Birmingham’s commercial brokers, appraisers, property managers, consultants, developers and others specialists in commercial real estate.

National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP)

NAIOP provides advocacy, education and business opportunities by connecting members in a powerful North American network in the commercial real estate development and investment industry.

National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM)

The National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM®), founded in October 1988, provides a permanent trade organization for the single family and small residential property management industry. NARPM® continues to be the premier professional association of residential property managers, currently representing more than 6,000 members comprised of real estate agents, brokers, managers, and their employees.