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Pending Home Sales Fell 1.5% Nationally in October

November 30, 2023 in Uncategorized

National Association of REALTORS® Pending home sales dropped 1.5% in October, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. The Northeast posted a monthly gain in transactions while the Midwest, South and West all recorded losses. All four U.S. regions noted year-over-year declines in transactions. The Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI)* – a forward-looking indicator of home […]

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NAR Chief Economist Says Commercial Real Estate Will Revitalize, Calls on Federal Reserve to Consider Cutting Interest Rates

November 16, 2023 in KCRAR

National Association of REALTORS® Commercial property rates are expected to stabilize – aside from office space – and commercial real estate will revitalize, according to NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun. Yun presented yesterday at the Commercial Economic Issues and Trends Forum at 2023 NAR NXT, The Realtor® Experience, in Anaheim, California, to discuss economic trends and […]

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Heartland MLS Benefits: What’s New for Fall 2023

November 9, 2023 in Heartland MLS

BrokerBay: New Technical Support Line Launched this week, all Heartland MLS agents and brokers now have direct access to BrokerBay technical support agents by calling 1-888-534-2324. This new line will be answered by a BrokerBay support specialist between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday. For assistance over the weekend during the same […]

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President West: Cultivating Gratitude

in Guest Columns

It’s that time of year to be grateful. Do you know that the act of expressing gratitude can actually make you feel better? It’s been linked to improving sleep, mood, pain and immunity. If you could put this into a pill, everyone would take it! As my year as President comes to a close, I […]

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2024 Enrollment Now Open for KCRAR’s Group Health Plans

November 2, 2023 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, 2024. […]

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President Niemann: What If?

October 20, 2023 in Guest Columns

Can you sense it? The chill in the air? It signals the arrival of autumn, and as we begin to look forward, 2024 is just around the corner. We are in the process of crafting our business plans for the coming year and setting our goals. There’s a wealth of resources available to assist with […]

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KCRAR to Host Business Planning Workshop at Upcoming Latte & Learn

October 19, 2023 in Education

Instructors Andrea Sheridan and Jennifer Langston-Justus will be leading a business planning workshop at the Nov. 3 Latte & Learn in the KCRAR Leawood classroom. They will be guiding attendees as they plan out their 2024 time, budgets and business models. “Setting a great business plan is like planning a fantastic road trip,” Sheridan said. […]

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POE Myths Dispelled on Kansas City RealTalk

October 5, 2023 in Heartland MLS

Director of Heartland MLS Rob Wagoner and Heartland MLS Compliance Manager Elaina Lueker appeared on this week’s episode of Kansas City RealTalk to clear up common misconceptions about Private Office Exclusive listings (POEs). POEs are a type of listing in HMLS that protect the privacy of sellers who do not wish to publicly market their […]

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5 Ways to Create a Culture of Safety and Security in the Real Estate Industry

in Guest Columns

Guest column by Tracey Hawkins The real estate industry is facing a reckoning, with a growing awareness of the need for a culture shift to prevent harassment, bullying and other unacceptable practices. Leaders in the industry must take action to demonstrate their dedication to providing a safe and supportive environment for all. Here are five […]

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KCRAR President-Elect Named 2023 Kansas Salesperson of the Year

September 29, 2023 in KCRAR

Kansas City REALTOR® and KCRAR 2023 President-Elect Cindy Cunningham was named Salesperson of the Year for the state of Kansas this week at the Kansas Association of REALTORS® (KAR) Annual Conference. Nominees from across the state are judged for this award not only based on dedication to the real estate industry through adherence to the […]

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