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KCRAR to Host Donation Drop-Off Day at ReStore to Benefit Habitat for Humanity

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During a time of year when many KCRAR members would ordinarily be preparing for the REALTORS® Rock the Block volunteer event with KCRAR and Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City, this year looks different. Although the virus has prevented REALTORS® from physically getting together to help those in need in the area, there is still […]

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Volunteer Opportunities Open for 2021 KCRAR Committees

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KCRAR members can volunteer to serve on KCRAR committees and advisory groups to contribute to issues and initiatives that affect REALTORS® throughout the KC Metro and surrounding areas. KCRAR committees and advisory groups help shape the real estate landscape for its 11,500+ members and are open to all current KCRAR members. From Advocacy Committees to […]

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How Real Estate Investors are Preparing for Environmental Changes

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As the economy moves towards a low-carbon future—and homeowners become more aware of their carbon footprint—many real estate professionals are educating themselves on how to better assess and prevent physical climate risks. The Urban Land Institute’s Urban Resilience Program addresses how communities can prepare for the impacts of a shifting climate. In a recent ULI […]

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Tenant Rights and the Pandemic

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COVID-19 has altered the rulebook for property managers and investment property owners for the foreseeable future. Balancing the pressures faced by tenants struggling to pay rent due to job loss with your need to keep up with expenses and safety measures presents distinct challenges. Two of the biggest concerns affecting rental properties are the patchwork […]

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Fostering Equality in the Real Estate Industry

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The global conversation surrounding race and discrimination has reached a new level, and it’s important for industries across the board to take this opportunity to learn and grow. This is not a simple issue. There are many challenges that both individuals and businesses will face as they move forward to eradicate discriminatory systems. In the […]

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Taking Action to Make Your Business Anti-Racist

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Is it the real estate community’s place to lead conversations about racism and inequality? The Kentucky REALTORS® organization recently pondered that question and decided that after association leaders received letters from members who expressed deep pain over the death of George Floyd, it had a responsibility to step forward. Kentucky REALTORS® held a virtual town […]

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NAR Calls Housing Market Slump Temporary as Pending Home Sales Fall in March

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Pending home sales fell in March, seeing expected declines as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Each of the four major regions saw drops in month-over-month contract activity and year-over-year pending home sales transactions. The Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI),* www.nar.realtor/pending-home-sales, a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, […]

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KCRAR Broker Outreach Manager Available for Virtual Brokerage Meetings

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KCRAR and Heartland MLS Broker Outreach Manager, Patti Dauer, is ordinarily available to make office visits during sales meetings, but with stay-at-home orders in place, KCRAR has made the move to virtual office visits. In her office visits, Dauer gives updates and answers questions related to KCRAR Heartland MLS, Matrix and other products and services. […]

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KCRAR Urges Brokers to Encourage Agents to Take Advantage of NAR TeleHealth

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In response to the current health crisis, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) is funding two months of access to Members TeleHealth at no cost to members, via the Right Tools, Right Now program, for any members whose health insurance doesn’t already provide a telehealth solution. Since NAR’s original announcement of this program, it has extended […]

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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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