Small Firm Representative Director Candidates

AT-LARGE BROKER-OWNER/MANAGER DIRECTOR CANDIDATES

Steve Banks, Banks Real Estate 
Why do you wish to serve as a Director of the Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS®? For the opportunity to serve our industry as a whole and for the greater good of all our members.

What do you see as the primary purpose of this Association? 
To provide a structure and resources necessary for its members to conduct this extraordinary and unique business.

What goals and objectives would you like to see pursued by this Association over the next three years?  To remain relevant and useful to its members


Max Gordon, Max Gordon Real Estate Services 
Why do you wish to serve as a Director of the Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS®? I would like the opportunity to provide leadership to all members of KCRAR, but also share the perspective of a small firm broker and promote special needs and interests that are important to a small firm.

What do you see as the primary purpose of this Association? Identification and promotion of ethical and professional activities and standards for individual members so they will be better able to serve the public and the industry. To facilitate professional collaboration among members of the real estate brokerage industry.

What goals and objectives would you like to see pursued by this Association over the next three years?  Increase active participation by individual members in the activities of KCRAR. Expand educational programs offered to increase and enhance the professionalism of individual members of KCRAR. 


Karen Pritchard, Sallee Realty 
Why do you wish to serve as a Director of the Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS®? After being exposed to the board during our Leadership class, and meeting with Larry Northrop who currently serves on the board, I have learned more about KCRAR and what they do for our membership and I would like to be involved in the process that affects small brokers.

What do you see as the primary purpose of this Association? I feel the primary purpose of the association is to serve its members. While the members  represent a large variety of people, it's important for everyone to feel that they have a voice. I also feel that education and training for new agents is essential to help ensure their success.

What goals and objectives would you like to see pursued by this Association over the next three years?  Establish procedures for education, training and mentorship of new agents. To grow the membership to included more diverse ethnic backgrounds, and more resources for smaller broker companies to ensure success in their business.