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KCRAR Advocacy Team Takes Legislative Road Trip to Jefferson City

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On a cold, windy morning in late February, fourteen members of the KCRAR Missouri Advocacy Committee loaded into a transit van headed east. Waiting for them at the Missouri REALTORS® (MR) REALTOR® Party Headquarters in Jefferson City, Mo. was the MR Advocacy Staff, led by Chief Lobbyist Sam Licklider. Licklider began his day at an […]

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REALTOR® Advocates Meet with Congressman Graves, Republican Whip Scalise

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On Wednesday, KCRAR REALTOR® advocates met with Missouri Congressman Sam Graves in the Northland, as they typically do during each August Congressional recess. This year however, Congressman Graves brought along Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA). Federal Political Coordinator Gary Derks welcomed the Congressmen and guests, reminding all in attendance that homeownership provides an opportunity for […]

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Kansas City REALTOR® Party Supports Candidates for the Upcoming Kansas City, Mo. Election

in Missouri Advocacy

On Tuesday, June 18, Kansas City, Mo. voters will have the opportunity to elect new leadership at City Hall. All twelve City Council seats, as well as the Mayor, are on the ballot. As REALTORS®, individual success depends on the ability to promote the benefits of homeownership to buyers and sellers. But too often success […]

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Advocacy Spotlight: Stacey Johnson-Cosby

in Missouri Advocacy

Long-time REALTOR® and KCRAR Member Stacey Johnson-Cosby has not only advocated for homeowners at the local and state association levels, but she has also joined forces with the community on a myriad of committees, tasks forces and projects. Now she is running for Kansas City, Mo. City Council – Sixth District at large in the […]

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Support the Kansas City REALTOR® Party – Vote Tuesday, April 2

in Missouri Advocacy

As REALTORS®, individual success depends on the ability to promote the benefits of homeownership to buyers and sellers. But too often success as an industry depends on defending those same benefits against government intervention. The Kansas City REALTOR® Party, reinforced by RPAC, supports candidates who believe in homeownership and private property rights. Every day elected […]

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Kansas City Mayoral Candidates Discuss Real Estate in Industry Forum

in Missouri Advocacy

Seven Kansas Citizens vying to be the city’s next Mayor met with real estate industry leaders at a Mayoral Candidate Forum in Midtown KC last week. KCRAR, along with the local chapters of the Building Owners and Managers Association, the Homebuilders Association, the Heartland Apartment Association, the Institute of Real Estate Management and the Apartment […]

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First-Time Homebuyer Savings Account Accessible to Missourians

in Missouri Advocacy

Thanks to the effort of Missouri REALTORS®, first-time homebuyers in Missouri have a new tool to help them purchase their first home. Called “Missouri First Home,” these First-Time Homebuyer Savings accounts were approved by the legislature and signed by the Governor in 2018. Sam Licklider, Chief lobbyist for Missouri REALTORS®, said these accounts will help […]

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Missouri Voters Speak Loudly at November Midterm Elections

in Missouri Advocacy

Earlier this month, the Missouri REALTORS® hosted longtime political pundit Charlie Cook to speak to REALTOR® advocates about the upcoming election. Cook told the crowd the midterm elections would be “a blue wave crashing into a red sea wall”. On Tuesday, Nov. 6, the red sea wall in Missouri held fast against the blue wave, […]

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Missouri REALTORS® Supports Safer Roads and Economic Development by Supporting Proposition D

in Missouri Advocacy

Missouri REALTORS® proudly joins Governor Mike Parson, Lt. Governor Mike Kehoe and the long list of associations, businesses, farmers, law enforcement, organized labor and local government leaders endorsing SaferMO, the statewide coalition advocating for Proposition D (Prop D) that will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot. Prop D would gradually increase Missouri motor fuel taxes […]

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REALTORS® Lead the Way in Helping First Time Homebuyers in Missouri

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Buying a first home just got a little easier in Missouri thanks to efforts by Missouri REALTORS®. The Missouri First-Time Homebuyers Savings Account Act passed through the legislature in Jefferson City last week. Missouri REALTORS® issued a Call for Action in late April to all its REALTOR® members to support the First-Time Homebuyer Savings Account, […]

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