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KCRAR Members Attend 38th Missouri REALTORS® Capitol Conference

January 23, 2018 in Missouri Advocacy

45 KCRAR members joined over 400 REALTORS® from
across the state in Jefferson City on Jan. 17 for Missouri REALTORS®
thirty-eighth annual Capitol Conference. This conference provided REALTORS®
the opportunity to meet with their elected officials to discuss current issues
of importance to the real estate industry.

The Capitol Conference is designed to provide an opportunity
for Missouri REALTORS® to make their voices heard and make a
positive impact on the real estate industry. This year’s top issues included
the first-time homebuyer saving account, real estate licensee immunity from
liability and historic and low-income housing tax credit.

“As REALTORS®, we don’t just represent our clients
during real estate transactions, we fight to promote and protect homeownership year-round,”
KCRAR President Andrea Sheridan said. “That’s why meeting directly with
our state legislators at Capitol Conference is so important.”

In addition to legislative work at the Capitol, the Missouri
REALTORS® Advocacy Committee also made motions on the following policy
positions to the Board of Directors during the conference, which were
subsequently approved:

  • Missouri REALTORS® supports the Missouri Human
    Rights Act to be substantially equivalent to the federal Fair Housing
    Act.
  • Missouri REALTORS® supports efforts of energy-related
    improvements to real property by commercial and residential property owners
    alike. As programs develop to provide a mechanism for financing such
    improvements, Missouri REALTORS® supports strong consumer protection and safe
    guards all while ensuring mortgage markets remain secure.
  • Missouri
    REALTORS® supports removing owner liability for delinquent and unpaid
    water utilities by a tenant on leased properties. 

“Thank you to the forty-five KCRAR REALTOR®
members who demonstrated the grassroots power of the REALTOR®
Party in Jefferson City last week,” Sheridan said.

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