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5 Home Security Tips for New Homeowners

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By Aimee Adams As a new homeowner, home security is essential. Many areas in Kansas City have low-crime rates, but regardless of where your home is located, crime can happen. Fortunately, you can take appropriate steps to deter burglars from targeting your home. Here are five ways to help protect your house, belongings and most […]

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Clarification on Use of KCRAR Coronavirus Forms

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By Perry Crume, KCRAR Chief Operating Officer Last March when KCRAR was working tirelessly to ensure real estate activities were deemed as “essential services” by local municipalities, everyone was quickly navigating the new landscape. At that time, KCRAR released two optional Coronavirus forms to assist with the unknown.  Recently, there has been some confusion or […]

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President Conant: That’s What’s Up

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It should come as no surprise that my February message features a song that has the word “heart” in the title. After all, it is the month of Valentine’s Day, where we traditionally overindulge on chocolate and those little candy hearts and generally take time to show a little extra love to that special someone in […]

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President Lofton: Football and Real Estate, Can We Relate?

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Watching the first quarter of the AFC championship game I will not lie, I was concerned. Can they do this? Again? We were down 9 – not a great start. But something huge happened and quickly changed my thinking. I watched as Travis Kelce and Patrick Mahomes approached their teammate who had made a huge […]

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President Conant: I Dare You

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I’d like to start my term as KCRAR president by saying thank you to all our members. At a time like this, I think those two words have come to mean more to me than ever! They mean more than just a simple “Thanks” on an email signature. When I tell someone “Thank you,” I […]

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President Pierce: The Leaders Among Us

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As the year draws to a close, it’s fairly customary for the outgoing MLS President to write an article reflecting back on what we accomplished as an MLS over the last year. I certainly am honored for the opportunity to serve in this position, pleased with what we accomplished in such an unusual year, and thankful for […]

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President Howe: Final Lessons

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Welcome to the fifth installment of a five-part series based on my keynote address, Lessons from The Other Side. To recap, this keynote was developed by watching my mom, a top producing REALTOR® in our community, go through the ups and the downs of this industry on a daily basis. Ultimately in the end, it […]

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CEO Kipp Cooper: New COVID-19 Instant Test and Resources Available to KCRAR Members

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By Kipp Cooper, CEO of KCRAR and Heartland MLS This past week one of the first vaccines for COVID-19 was approved in the United Kingdom. At this time, it seems hopeful that similar approvals will occur in the United States soon. While this is very encouraging news, it will likely be months before vaccines will […]

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REALTOR® Party Wins Big on Election Night

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Guest Column by Derek Ramsay, KCRAR VP of REALTOR® Advocacy It’s been said that “all politics is local,” and while much of the nation has been focused on the election for President of the United States, REALTOR® advocate volunteers, supported by the KCRAR advocacy team, vetted candidates at the local and state levels for their […]

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President Howe: Money is Just Money; Take Care of Yourself

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Welcome to the fourth installment of a five-part series based on my keynote address, Lessons from The Other Side. In case you are new to this series, this keynote was developed by watching my mom, a top producing REALTOR® in our community, go through the ups and the downs on this industry on a daily […]

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