Mobile Area Association of REALTORS®

MAAR announces support for Mobile City Council members to allow residents to vote on annexation

MOBILE, Ala. – The Mobile Area Association of REALTORS® (MAAR) has declared its full support for the City of Mobile Council members to give the residents an opportunity to vote on the proposed annexation of West Mobile, citing numerous benefits for the local real-estate industry.

The annexation would attract a larger number of potential buyers and sellers, leading to an increased inventory of homes for sale and more opportunities for real estate agents to help clients buy and sell properties.

Furthermore, the annexation would result in improved infrastructure, including better roads, utilities, and public services, increasing property values and making the area more appealing to buyers. It would also bring new businesses and jobs to the area, boosting the local economy and providing more chances for real estate agents to help clients purchase and sell commercial properties.

“This is a significant development for the Mobile area, and we believe it will have a positive impact on the real estate industry,” MAAR Board President Charlie Plyler said. “Not passing it would risk losing out on money, housing, and opportunities.”

The four proposed annexation maps would also increase Mobile’s population to over 200,000, resulting in increased federal funding. A third-party study showed that Mobile County’s net population growth has happened outside the city limits for the last six decades. Failing to annex could lead to continued population loss, negatively affecting the economic and fiscal wellbeing of the city and the overall metropolitan area.

MAAR is urging Mobile City Council members to vote in favor of allowing the city’s residents to join the City of Mobile, given the significant benefits it would provide.

The Mobile Area Association of REALTORS® (MAAR) provides ongoing education, training, information and support services to help members succeed. In partnership with our business affiliates, we add value to the community by advocating private property rights, providing community services and promoting quality of life.