The Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS® (KCRAR) Board of Directors voted on Thursday to ratify the merger of the Pittsburg Board of REALTORS® (PBOR) with KCRAR. Pittsburg’s Board of Directors and general membership casted a similar vote earlier this year. PBOR will be dissolved and become the Pittsburg Chapter of KCRAR effective mid-August.
The Pittsburg Chapter of KCRAR will include all of Crawford County in Southeast Kansas. Pittsburg Chapter members will have access to benefits and resources through KCRAR that were not previously offered through their local association. The president of the Pittsburg Board of REALTORS®, Monica Angeles, will be joining the KCRAR Board of Directors through Dec. 2021 followed by Shelly Hildebrandt in 2022 to represent the new Pittsburg Chapter of KCRAR.
“Pittsburg Board of REALTORS® is looking forward to the merger with KCRAR and everything they have offered us,” Angeles said.
Pittsburg Chapter members will continue to utilize their current lockbox and MLS system with a planned conversion of all data and service to Heartland MLS in early 2022.
This merger will bring KCRAR’s jurisdiction to a total of 36 counties across Eastern Kansas and Western Missouri, consisting not only of the new Pittsburg Chapter, but also of the Five County Chapter, the Midwest Missouri Chapter, the St. Joseph Chapter and the Northwest Missouri Chapter.
“We are extremely pleased to be joining our two associations and MLS’s together and look forward to working closely with our fellow REALTORS® in Crawford County to provide the best service possible to their Chapter and our 12,800 members throughout the region,” KCRAR President Tony Conant said.