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In ‘monumental moment,’ NAR cracks down on hate speech

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by Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine REALTORS® who engage in hate speech or discriminatory conduct even outside of their real estate practice could face disciplinary action under the Code of Ethics. The National Association of REALTORS®’ Board of Directors on Friday approved a proposal intended to hold members to a higher standard of ethics in […]

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KCRAR Holiday Party goes virtual this year

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KCRAR’s Annual Holiday Party and Awards Event will be held virtually this year on Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. Although KCRAR cannot host its members in person for safety reasons, it is still planning a celebratory evening where award winners will be announced, 2021 KCRAR President Tony Conant will be installed, and more surprises for […]

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Kathryn Clark, Annie Premis, Harley Todd elected to KCRAR Board of Directors

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Ballots were counted this week, and it was announced at the KCRAR annual meeting on Thursday that the KCRAR membership has elected Kathryn Clark, Annie Premis and Harley Todd to serve on the KCRAR Board of Directors from 2021 through 2023. Kathryn Clark, ReeceNichols Alliance Inc., Leawood, Kan., was elected by the general membership to […]

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KCRAR’s Consumer Marketing Campaign and New Consumer-Focused Website Promote REALTOR® Value to Buyers and Sellers

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The industry is in a state of constant change, which requires REALTORS® to be ever-adaptive and take on many roles throughout each transaction. These roles are individually valuable. Collectively, they illustrate the vast expertise and value REALTORS® offer their clients. This message is the focus of KCRAR’s multi-media consumer advertising campaign, “Roles.” The “Roles” Campaign […]

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The double-edged housing boom: Eye-popping home sales and prices pose longer-term problems

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by Lawrence Yun, National Association of REALTORS® Remarkably, in the midst of a pandemic, the housing market is in a clear V-shaped recovery. Sales for both existing and new homes in August hit their highest mark since 2006. The data popped out as round numbers: existing-home sales at an even 6 million and new-home sales […]

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After the wake-up call: How real estate leaders are combating racial inequities

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By Erica Christoffer, REALTOR® Magazine Key Takeaways: Real estate brokers are becoming increasingly conscious of the need for greater diversity in their offices as a matter of fairness and as a good business practice. Brokers can hire trainers, recruiters, and business coaches with a deep understanding of workplace diversity to help meet the needs of […]

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Commercial Forecast 2021: ‘Never Set Your Flux Capacitor to 2020!’

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Dr. Ted Jones, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist with Stewart Title, introduced his keynote address at the Commercial Forecast virtual event with a Back to the Future meme: “Whatever you do Marty, NEVER set it to 2020!” While commercial real estate has felt the impact of the shutdown and economic drop-off, there is hope […]

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KC REALTORS® Raise Over $70,000 for Renters and Homeowners Affected by COVID-19

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Kansas City REALTORS® and industry partners came together and raised a total of $71,115 for 1K for KC. 1K for KC is an initiative by Charlie Hustle’s Heart of KC Foundation with the goal of helping Kansas City families and individuals financially impacted by the global pandemic and the economic crisis that has followed. Due […]

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Enrollment Now Open for 2021 Coverage through KCRAR’s Group Health Plans

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The annual enrollment period for KCRAR’s insurance plans through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City is now open for members. Since KCRAR partnered with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City in 2019, nearly 500 members and their families have received health coverage through the Association’s group-rate insurance plans. The current enrollment period will offer an insurance effective date of […]

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KCRAR Launches New, Modernized Website with Single Sign-On Access for Member Convenience

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KCRAR launched its new website this week, bringing with it a revised navigation and updated look. This website takes the place of the former KCRAR.com, while streamlining content on former KCRAR websites, including ResourceKC.com and WhichRole.com.  “During the whole website redevelopment project, our top priority has been the user,” KCRAR Director of Communications Kyla Barcus said. “We […]

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