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KCRAR Industry Partner Earns Award of Excellence for Safety Podcast

July 18, 2024 in KCRAR

Instructor, safety expert and KCRAR Industry Partner Tracey Hawkins earned a 2024 Azbee Award of Excellence from the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) for her work on, “Drive With NAR.” Credited alongside Hawkins was Cynthia Strohschein and Graham Wood. “For over 29 years, I have worked internationally to keep agents, brokers, managers, and owners […]

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President Voltz: Preparing for Upcoming Business Changes Related to the NAR Settlement

July 12, 2024 in Guest Columns

By Amy Voltz, 2024 Heartland MLS President Hello fellow REATORS® and friends, I hope you are enjoying these warm temperatures and the lively summer market. As I sit down to write this message, I feel a profound sense of responsibility to address something that’s on my mind—and probably yours too. If you know me personally […]

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2024 American Dream Auction Raises Over $65k for RPAC

July 10, 2024 in KCRAR

Over 130 real estate professionals gathered on June 27 to support the American dream of homeownership at the annual KCRAR American Dream Party & Auction, benefitting the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC). The silent auction, which began on June 23, and the live auction event raised over $65,000 for RPAC. This year’s “Run for the […]

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President Cunningham: Support Homeownership by Attending the American Dream Party Auction

June 17, 2024 in Guest Columns

By Cindy Cunningham, 2024 KCRAR President Don’t miss out on this great annual event! The auction is scheduled for June 27 from 5:30-9 p.m. at The Lodge at Ironwoods (14701 Mission Rd). This year’s “Run for the Roses” theme encourages attendees to dress in their finest Kentucky Derby attire with (most importantly) an impressive hat. […]

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Veterans Affairs Removes Compensation Hurdle for Military Buyers

June 13, 2024 in Community

REALTOR® Magazine The Department of Veterans Affairs officially announced Tuesday a temporary policy allowing VA home buyers to compensate their real estate agent directly. The department says it will determine whether a formal rulemaking process is necessary. The move brings relief to VA home buyers, whom the National Association of REALTORS® has been working feverishly to support […]

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YPN/KC Raises Over $5k for Habitat KC at REALTOR® Battle of the Bands

June 7, 2024 in KCRAR

The KCRAR Young Professionals Network (YPN/KC) held its second annual REALTOR® Battle of the Bands on Wednesday at Tin Roof, bringing in $5,145 for Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City. Five bands competed for the cause, each featuring REALTORS® or Industry Partners, and the audience voted for their favorite bands via dollars donated to the […]

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Johnson County Museum Launches Digital Version of Award-Winning ‘REDLINED’ Exhibit

June 6, 2024 in Community

via Johnson County Museum Overland Park, Kan. — The Johnson County Museum proudly announces the launch of its newest digital exhibition, “REDLINED: Cities, Suburbs, and Segregation.” Set to debut at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center’s Juneteenth celebration on June 8, this innovative online exhibition delves into the complex history of redlining and its […]

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President Voltz: Navigating Market Fluctuations — Strategies for Success

May 24, 2024 in Guest Columns

By Amy Voltz, 2024 Heartland MLS President As REALTORS®, we know that the real estate market is a rollercoaster. The ups and downs can be challenging, but they also present opportunities for growth and success. Here are some strategies to help you navigate market fluctuations and come out ahead. Stay Informed and Adaptable First and […]

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KCRAR’s 2024 Shred Day Raises Over $2,600 for Habitat KC

May 23, 2024 in KCRAR

KCRAR held its annual Shred Day last week, raising approximately $2,628 for this year’s REALTORS® Rock the Block event with Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City. REALTORS® from around the region and their clients drove through the KCRAR office parking lot in Leawood, Kan. to safely dispose of their unneeded files at a small donation […]

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Veterans Affairs Signals Temporary Suspension of Buyer Agent Payment Ban

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Official says the department will temporarily allow VA buyers to directly compensate their agent.

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