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Brokerages Adapt to New Realities

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While it’s hardly business as usual in the midst of a global pandemic, real estate brokerages have been quick to respond to the changing times to keep business moving forward. In areas of the country where shelter-in-place or stay-at-home orders have been instituted to curb the COVID-19 outbreak, real estate, title, and mortgage companies have […]

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Are Your Agents’ Social Media Ads Breaking the Law?

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Your agents have taken all of the required pre- and post-licensing courses. They are current on the REALTOR® Code of Ethics class requirements. Some may even religiously attend your sales meetings. That means they can’t possibly do anything to jeopardize their career or your firm, right? Think again. Even the most studious agents can have […]

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4 Steps Brokers Can Take to Help Keep Their Agents Safe

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It’s REALTOR® Safety Month, but September isn’t the only month of the year where agents should be thinking about their safety on the job. KCRAR works to provide its members with the tools and knowledge they need to help protect themselves, as well as point brokers in the direction of in-depth safety plans and resources. […]

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Small Firm Broker Forum Addresses Cyber Security

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Brokers of small firms from around the city gathered in the KCRAR classroom yesterday for a special panel on cyber security and fraud as well as updates from the Missouri Real Estate Commission (MREC) and the Kansas Real Estate Commission (KREC). After a welcome and introduction from KCRAR Small Firm Broker Representative Max Gordon and […]

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Supra to Stop Support of DisplayKeys

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Supra will no longer support DisplayKeys in KCRAR jurisdiction beginning Jan. 1, 2020. This means all KCRAR DisplayKey users must upgrade their service to the Supra eKey before Dec. 31 and start experiencing the extra features and benefits the eKey provides. The cost of the eKey is $20.35 per month and is set up to […]

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Rock the Block Home Adoptions Open to Brokers

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Broker home adoptions are open for the 2019 REALTORS® Rock the Block volunteer event. KCRAR has once again partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City to Rock the Block—this year Sept. 18 in Kansas City, Kan. This year, ten homes are up for adoption, and each adoption requires 20 volunteers. Brokers can adopt a […]

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‘Achieve Excellence as a REALTOR® Administrator’ Coming in July

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KCRAR is bringing back another orientation for office administrators and personal assistants. This session is for administrators and personal assistants who have not yet taken the orientation, as it will go over all the fundamentals administrators need to know about KCRAR to better equip them at work and help streamline office processes. The session will […]

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At-a-Glance Guide to Heartland MLS Recent Changes

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Over the summer, Heartland MLS made a few changes, and it wants to make it as easy as possible to understand each change. The following is a summary of all changes made within the last few months, so brokers can easily inform their agents of everything they need to know. New Field Requirements and Options: […]

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CoreLogic Report: Mortgage Fraud is on the Increase

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CoreLogic® (NYSE: CLGX), a global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, today released its latest Mortgage Fraud Report. The report shows a 12.4 percent year-over-year increase in fraud risk at the end of the second quarter, as measured by the CoreLogic Mortgage Application Fraud Risk Index. The analysis found that during the second quarter […]

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Safety Tips from the Small Brokerage Firm Forum

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Tracey “The Safety Lady” Hawkins came to the Small Brokerage Firm Forum last Wednesday to share some tips and important safety practices for not just Safety Month, but every day of the year. Hawkins is a national trainer who specializes on REALTOR® safety. Hawkins’ overarching theme in her conversation was that “safety culture starts at […]

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