At the Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS® (KCRAR), it’s our goal to set our members up for the highest level of success. KCRAR is the largest trade association in Kansas City, and with it comes an enormous array of benefits to help you in your career and daily life. We hope you will take advantage of the following benefits once you start your journey as a KCRAR member.
Heartland Multiple Listing Service (Heartland MLS)
Heartland MLS is the ultimate resource for real estate listings and sales in the area. Covering 34 counties in Kansas and Missouri, this comprehensive database is a valuable tool for anyone in the real estate business in the Kansas City Region.
Lockbox and Key System
For your convenience, KCRAR administers a secure electronic lockbox system exclusively for members. These iBoxes can be opened through the key system on your phone and are a secure way to store the keys to your listings.
Standard Forms and Contracts
Because it is easier to do business when the listing firm and the selling firm use the same contracts, KCRAR has a wide range of residential and commercial forms that have been approved by legal counsel for exclusive use by KCRAR members. Forms are available on the KCRAR website as well as third party apps like Forms R Us, Zip Forms and dotloop.
Continuing Education and Professional Development
In addition to a wide choice of both live and online CE classes, KCRAR offers many other professional development courses. KCRAR offers convenience schedules and locations for these courses to ensure members meet state continuing education requirements for license renewal with most classes available at no cost to members.
KCRAR Member Portal
An easy way to enroll in classes, pay your bills and more, access to the Member Portal is given to each member of KCRAR so they have easy access to the information and tools they need.
KCRAR offers many opportunities for members to offer input for the Association’s programs, products and services. Members are encouraged to participate by joining a committee, advisory group or task force. On top of opportunities to volunteer for the Association, KCRAR partners with Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City for an annual “REALTORS® Rock the Block” event, where members can join the team to help serve the community.
Events & Networking
The multiplicity of activities and events offered by KCRAR provides every member an opportunity to participate and get involved in the Association. The annual Recharge Real Estate Conference & Expo includes informative speakers and an expo hall of vendors with products showcasing the latest real estate trends. Other events include our annual Holiday Party, Shred Event and much more.
ResourceKC.com is your source for real estate news in the Kansas City area. Operated by KCRAR, this news site will provide you with market and industry updates as well as any Association news. Our weekly round-up email, the Resource Report, aggregates the articles published each week and is delivered to members’ inboxes every Friday. KCRAR’s podcast, Kansas City RealTalk, is hosted by REALTORS® and released every other Wednesday with episodes featuring expert guests who offer insights and knowledge on areas of practice, helpful tips and other industry topics. Find it on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud or wherever you get your podcasts.
Members can purchase signs, books, maps and more in the convenient REALTOR® stores at the KCRAR offices. KCRAR also offers an online store for easy access.
All members of KCRAR subscribe to a strict Code of Ethics as established by the National Association of REALTORS®. Adherence to the Code of Ethics is monitored through various meditation and arbitration processes. The Code of Ethics is one of the most important features of your membership, because your clients can be assured that as a REALTOR®, you are part of one of the most recognized and respected organizations in the world.
KCRAR has an Advocacy staff to spearhead lobbying efforts on behalf of REALTOR® members. These staff members also stay current on the latest local, state and national legislative issues to keep KCRAR members informed.
Public Awareness Campaign
As the Voice for Real Estate in the Kansas City region, KCRAR works to keep consumers informed about the latest real estate news and the value of working with a REALTOR® through a multi-media advertising and media relations campaigns The campaign is shown on television, published in newspapers and magazines and displayed online.
Safety and Wellness Resources
KCRAR offers its members access to a variety of group-rate health insurance plans to fit the needs of each member and their families. We also offer membership to gyms and golf courses around the city through our partnership with GreatLife Golf and Fitness for as low as $9 a month. And, to keep our members as safe as possible, we offer safety classes and trainings, and every KCRAR member can create a free account with Kinetic Global, a safety app for your phone that can help call the authorities in a crisis situation.