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Home Sales Retreat to Pre-Pandemic Levels

June 23, 2022 in KCRAR

By Melissa Dittman Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Home sales are falling from their pandemic-fueled highs as home buyers tighten up their budgets. “Home sales have essentially returned to the levels seen in 2019—prior to the pandemic—after two years of gangbuster performance,” says Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of REALTORS®. Movement in both single-family […]

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KCRAR to Host Cross-Region Blood Drive with American Red Cross

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KCRAR is inviting its members to give back the week of July 25 during its multi-day blood drive event. On July 25, the American Red Cross will be at the KCRAR Northland office between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to accept blood donations. They will be at the KCRAR Leawood office on July 26 from […]

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President Goering: The Impact of What We Do

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By Alex Goering, 2022 Heartland MLS President As REALTORS®, we’ve all had those conversations with people who don’t really understand what we do. They assume that we only look at perfectly pristine and Instagram-ready homes. They figure we binge Selling Sunset episodes to stay inspired and educated. We obviously all make millions of dollars, and […]

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Seller Representative Specialist Designation Course Coming to KCRAR

June 16, 2022 in Education

KCRAR will be holding a Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) designation course in the KCRAR Leawood Classroom on July 27 and 28. This two-day course will not only satisfy a course requirement toward earning a SRS, but it will also offer nine hours of CE credit for agents. The SRS designation is recognized by the National […]

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Upcoming Latte & Learn Session to Demonstrate How to Maximize Benefits of Remine Pro

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As a part of its monthly Latte & Learn series, KCRAR will be hosting a “Introduction to Remine Pro” educational session on July 8 at 9 a.m. Remine launched earlier this year as an added benefit to Heartland MLS subscribers. It is a search, display, public records and client interaction tool that incorporates and displays […]

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How to Use Your Online Presence to Improve Your Real Estate Business

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Guest column by Darren Kipfer, Constellation1 If you’re struggling to get started on social media, or you feel like you’re not using the platforms optimally, try out these strategies for social media and your website to get results online and increase ROI on your digital marketing efforts. SOCIAL MEDIA Think of social media as a […]

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NAR Applauds FHFA Equity Plan for GSEs

June 9, 2022 in Government Affairs

National Association of REALTORS® The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) released finalized equity plans Wednesday for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. According to the FHFA, the plans are intended to “address barriers experienced by renters, aspiring homeowners, and current homeowners before, during, and after getting a mortgage” and include actions to address financial education, access, […]

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KCRAR Members to Be Featured Speakers at National Association of REALTORS® Conference

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Kansas City REALTOR® Stacey Johnson-Cosby and Industry Partner Tracey “The Safety Lady” Hawkins have been selected as featured speakers at the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Annual Conference. The conference will take place in Orlando, Fla. on Nov. 11-13, where REALTORS® from across the country will gather to hear from expert speakers, participate in national […]

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YPN/KC to Host ‘Throwback’ Fundraiser Event for Habitat for Humanity

June 2, 2022 in KCRAR

KCRAR’s Young Professionals Network (YPN/KC) will be hosting its annual fundraiser event this year at John’s Big Deck on June 15 to benefit the upcoming REALTORS® Rock the Block event with Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City. The event will feature “throwback” musical bingo, where attendees can win prizes by recognizing songs from the 1990’s […]

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Contract Signings Hit Slowest Pace in Nearly a Decade

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REALTOR® Magazine The housing market is slowing: Pending home sales fell 3.9% in April, marking the sixth consecutive month for declines and the slowest pace in nearly 10 years. NAR’s Pending Home Sales Index—a forward-looking indicator of home sales based on contract signings—was down 9.1% in April compared to a year earlier. Lawrence Yun, NAR’s […]

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