As a KCRAR member, you will find many benefits at your disposal, including these:
Heartland Multiple Listing Service
The Heartland MLS is the ultimate resource for real estate listings and sales in the area. This comprehensive database is an absolute must for anyone in the real estate business in the Kansas City Region.
Lock Boxes and Keys
For your convenience, KCRAR administers a lock box system used exclusively by members, which helps you when it’s time to show a property/co-op listing. KCRAR leases lock boxes and records your codes, which facilitates convenient showing and selling.
Standard Forms and Contracts
Because it is easier to do business when everyone uses the same contracts, we have a wide range of residential and commercial forms that have been approved by legal counsel for our members. Forms are available on the KCRAR web site, as is software members can use to manage the contracts online.
Continuing Education and Professional Development
In addition to a wide choice of CE classes, KCRAR offers educational classes, GRI, CRS and other personal development courses. Developed by KCRAR, the Workforce Housing Specialist Certification offers members an excellent way to increase expertise to serve the growing population of moderate-income homebuyers. KCRAR offers convenient schedules and locations for these vital courses, as well as the best instructors in the business. Convenient Internet CE courses are available, too.
This is your source for all things KCRAR. Check out the current CE schedule and enroll for classes. Find out about Association and Regional events. Access the Code of Ethics and Association Bylaws. Link to other industry sites. Have access to important real estate forms and contracts through our members-only section. And meet and email the Board of Directors and the staff.
KCRAR offers web services, software products, products that provide remote MLS access, and more. All are geared toward your business, and only KCRAR members receive deep discounts on many of them.
KCRAR offers many opportunities for members to have input in the Association’s programs, products and services. Members are encouraged to participate by joining a committee, task force, work group or advisory group. Simply call the office at 913-661-1600 and let us know what interests you and we’ll find the proper place to make the best use of your talents.
KCRAR offers a variety of events to its members. Our annual REALTOR® Resource Rally features a trade show where 100 or more exhibitors demonstrate their REALTOR®-related products and services along with educational sessions and a keynote speaker. Other events include golf tournaments, auctions, luncheons and banquets. A multiplicity of activities provides every REALTOR® an opportunity to participate and get involved in their association.
Realeyes, the KCRAR monthly newspaper, and Realeyes Online Update, our online newsletter, are just two of the ways you are kept up-to-date on local and national industry events. Here is the currently-posted issue of Realeyes Online Update and please notice the link at the top of the page where you can access archived issues. Members also receive flyers about events and access to restricted areas on the KCRAR website.
KCRAR REALTOR® Store
You can purchase MLS maps, real estate calculators, sign riders, and more right in the convenient REALTOR® store at the association office. Naturally, KCRAR members receive discounts on all of our store items.
All members of KCRAR must subscribe to a strict Code of Ethics and arbitration ethics as described by the National Association of REALTORS®. Adherence to the Code of Ethics is strictly monitored through various mediation and arbitration processes. The Code of Ethics is one of the most important features of your membership because your clients can be assured that you are part of one of the most recognized and respected organizations in the world.
KCRAR has a two Vice Presidents of Governmental Affairs and a Community Outreach and Governmental Affairs Manager on staff to spearhead lobbying efforts on behalf of the REALTOR® member. These staff members also stay current on the latest local, state and national legislative issues and keep KCRAR members informed.
The REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) is dedicated to protecting private property rights and REALTORS® interests in the legislative arena. In addition, RPAC supports political candidates at the local, state and national level that understand the issues of importance to REALTORS®, in particular the issue of private property rights. RPAC is “Your Best Investment in Real Estate.”
Alliances and Preferred Vendor Relationships
KCRAR members receive discounts at companies like National Tire and Battery, JiffyLube, YMCA of Greater Kansas City, mobile phone services, Paychex, and New Horizons Technology Training. The power of more than 9,000 members means group discounts and preferred pricing for many of your favorite products and services.
Public Awareness Campaigns
Throughout the year, KCRAR and NAR run advertisements touting the advantages of working with a REALTOR®. These ads are designed to direct prospective buyers and sellers to seek out the use of a REALTOR®.
With specialists in events, member services, communication, legislation, real estate issues, education and more, there is bound to be someone on staff who can help answer your questions