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President Pierce: A Time of Opportunity

December 2, 2022 in Guest Columns

By Michael Pierce, 2022 KCRAR President With lower home sales, higher interest rates, and rising inflation, it is easy to fall into the mindset that your business growth will be an inevitable victim of circumstance. In reality, this is a time of great opportunity for business growth. There are no circumstances that can hinder your growth as a professional […]

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Kansas City REALTORS® Collect Donations for Mimi’s Pantry

December 1, 2022 in KCRAR

REALTORS® from around the Kansas City region joined together in November in support of Mimi’s Pantry, a REALTOR®-founded non-profit fighting food insecurity in Kansas City. Together, Kansas City REALTORS® and Industry Partners donated a total of two barrels of goods and $1,398.40. KCRAR placed donation barrels in its Northland and Leawood offices from Nov. 1 […]

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Heartland MLS Director Rob Wagoner Elected to CMLS Board of Directors

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The Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS) announced this week Heartland MLS Director Rob Wagoner among its newly elected members on the CMLS Board of Directors. Wagoner, along with Brad Bjelke, CEO of Utahrealestate.com (Utah); Jeff Bosch, CEO of IRES, LLC (Colorado); Shelley Specchio, CEO of MIBOR REALTOR® Association (Indiana); and Colette Stevenson, CEO of […]

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Ukrainian Real Estate Agent Speaks in KC, Details the State of Real Estate Amid Ongoing War

November 17, 2022 in KCRAR

Displaying before and after photos of war-torn Kyiv, Ukraine, Arthur Ohanesyan still stressed the importance of organized real estate practice to an audience of Kansas City REALTORS® this week. The former Vice President of the Ukraine Realtors Association stopped by the KCRAR classroom while in the United States raising funds for the Help and Hope […]

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Chris Collins, Daniel Hartman elected to KCRAR Board of Directors

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KCRAR President Michael Pierce announced at the KCRAR annual meeting this week the election of Chris Collins and Daniel Hartman to the KCRAR Board of Directors. They will both serve three-year terms beginning January 2023. Chris Collins, Keller Williams Key Partners, was elected as KCRAR At-Large Director by the general membership across the Kansas City […]

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NAR Finds Share of First-Time Home Buyers Smaller, Older Than Ever Before

November 10, 2022 in KCRAR

National Association of REALTORS® Key Highlights At just 26%, the share of first-time buyers was the lowest since NAR began tracking the data. The typical first-time buyer was 36 years old – an all-time high. The median distance between the home that recent buyers purchased and the home from which they moved was 50 miles […]

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2023 Enrollment Now Open for KCRAR’s Group Health Plans

November 3, 2022 in KCRAR

The annual enrollment period is now open for KCRAR’s insurance plans through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City. After negotiations with insurance providers, KCRAR is able to offer its members and their families health coverage at the lowest possible rate. The current enrollment period will offer an insurance effective date of Jan. 1, 2023. […]

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KCRAR Partners with Charlie Hustle for Another Limited-Edition Shirt Benefitting 1K for KC

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In 2020, the Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS® raised over $100,000 for the 1K for KC movement, much of it through the sale of KCRAR’s limited edition Charlie Hustle T-shirt. This year, the T-shirt is back with a new design but still benefiting the 1K for KC cause. 1K for KC is a movement […]

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Heartland MLS to Launch New Showing System BrokerBay

October 28, 2022 in Heartland MLS

BrokerBay showing system will launch as a new Heartland MLS core offering on Nov. 29. The new platform will replace ShowingTime to schedule listings online from within the HMLS Matrix system. The Heartland MLS Board of Directors and staff vetted several vendors to offer an improved showing system experience for users, landing on BrokerBay, a […]

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KCRAR to Host Donation Drive in Support of REALTOR®-Founded Mimi’s Pantry

October 27, 2022 in KCRAR

KCRAR will be accepting donations to benefit Mimi’s Pantry from Nov. 1 through Nov. 18 to help the organization supply food to those in need during the upcoming holidays. Donation barrels will be available at the KCRAR Leawood and Northland offices for members to drop off food donations, and those who would like to make […]

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