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President Voltz: Reflecting on Change and Resilience

March 21, 2024 in Guest Columns

I hope this message finds you well and enjoying moments of peace amidst your busy lives and recent headlines. As we journey through the ever-evolving landscape of the real estate industry, I find it important to take a moment to reflect on the concept of change and the resilience it requires from each of us.

Lately we’ve faced significant shifts and challenges, both within our industry and in the broader world around us. From the rapid advancements in digital platforms to the uncertainties brought about by global events, not to mention events of the past week, the pace of change can sometimes feel overwhelming.

I understand that many of us encounter challenges and adversity on behalf of our clients regularly. Whether it’s negotiating deals, navigating complex transactions, or addressing unexpected issues, we often find ourselves facing hurdles in our efforts to serve our clients effectively. However, it is during these moments of adversity that our resilience and determination truly shine through. Resilience is the ability to adapt and thrive in the face of adversity, to persevere when confronted with obstacles, and to emerge stronger on the other side. It’s a testament to our commitment to our clients and our dedication to upholding the highest standards of professionalism in our profession.

As your MLS President, I want to encourage each of you to embrace change with an open mind and a resilient spirit. Rather than viewing change as a hindrance, let us see it as an opportunity for growth and innovation. Let us approach each new challenge as a chance to learn, evolve, and improve both individually and collectively.

Building resilience requires courage, determination, and a willingness to step outside of our comfort zones. It means being open to new ideas, collaborating with others, and seeking out opportunities for personal and professional development.

Together, we can navigate the uncertainties of the future with confidence and grace. By supporting one another, sharing our experiences, and leveraging the collective wisdom of our REALTOR® community, we can overcome any obstacle that comes our way.

As we move forward, let us remember that change is not something to be feared, but rather embraced as a catalyst for growth and transformation. Let us draw strength from our resilience and use it to build a brighter, more prosperous future for ourselves and for those we serve.

I want to express my admiration and trust in our HMLS and KCRAR staff, as well as our esteemed boards of directors, particularly in light of the recent pending NAR lawsuit settlement. Throughout the negotiations and discussions surrounding this critical issue, I’ve witnessed their tireless dedication and commitment to representing our collective interests. As we navigate the changes resulting from the settlement, I encourage each of you to place your confidence in their expertise and steadfast commitment to our REALTOR® community. With their leadership and our united support, I am confident that we will emerge stronger and more resilient, ready to embrace the challenges and opportunities ahead. Thank you for your continued trust and support as we move forward together. I also want to thank you for your unwavering commitment to our profession, and for your dedication to excellence in all that you do. Together, we will continue to thrive in the face of change, and together, we will shape the future of real estate.

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