Friends and followers, after almost 14 years of service to the State of Alabama, Bill Watts retired from the Alabama Real Estate Commission as of this past week.
Bill has served since 2007 and has been appointed by three different governors...a bipartisan Senate feat very few have ever accomplished. While he did not serve as long as the honorable Commissioner Roy Bragg, who’s work was incomplete at his untimely death in 2007, Bill was appointed to Commissioner Bragg’s remaining term by Governor Bob Riley. As such, he has become the second-longest serving commissioner in AREC’s history, second only to Commissioner Bragg.
Our family was raised to “give back” to the industry that has provided so much to us, especially as a fourth generation National Association of REALTORS® family. Bill is extremely honored to have been able to serve his state and his industry, both faithfully and ethically, over the last 14 years as a Commissioner. He also very much appreciated the opportunity to mentor new Commissioners during his three terms.
He has had a tremendous impact on the real estate industry in our state and his service to our industry will not be easily forgotten. Not only has he been the President of the Birmingham Association of REALTORS®, Inc. as well as the President of the Alabama Association of REALTORS, he is also our company's first duel designee as both a CPM at the Institute of Real Estate Management & a CCIM at the CCIM Institute. When our firm became an Accredited Management Organization (AMO) in 2006, Bill continued a legacy of service our family started in 1906.
Bill will continue working for his clients on a daily basis and remain Chairman of the Board of Watts Realty.
Please help us congratulate Bill on his retirement and for his service!