Applications Open for Three Director Positions on KCRAR Board

July 15, 2021 in KCRAR

KCRAR is now accepting applications for director candidates to serve three-year terms on the KCRAR Board of Directors. The KCRAR Credentials-Election Committee encourages members who are actively involved in the Association to apply for one of the available positions on the Board by Aug. 31. Available positions include: At-Large Broker Owner/Managing Broker – This position […]

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2021 Assessment Appeals Season in Missouri: How You Can Help

April 29, 2021 in Guest Columns

By Derek Ramsay, KCRAR VP of REALTOR® Advocacy Every odd numbered year, County Assessors in Missouri determine the value and subclassification of real property. The amount of taxes imposed are based on the assessed value of their taxable property established by the local assessor and the tax rates which are set by the local governments […]

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HomeVisit Now Available within Heartland MLS Matrix

April 15, 2021 in Heartland MLS

Heartland MLS launched this week the HomeVisit marketing service, which operates within Matrix for users to order marketing materials for their listings, such as photos, videos and more with a non-expiring usage license. Heartland MLS subscribers are offered an ongoing discount for the service as well as promotional discounts available this year. HomeVisit partners with […]

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Create a Personal Safety Plan That Also Avoids Legal Liability

March 11, 2021 in KCRAR

REALTOR® Magazine One-third of real estate professionals have felt unsafe during an open house or showing, according to the 2020 National Association of REALTORS® Member Safety Report. Safety remains a priority among real estate professionals and their brokerages. Having a personal safety plan can help. This plan can address common scenarios that you may risk […]

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NAR Finds Black Home Buyers More Than Twice as Likely to Have Student Loan Debt, Be Rejected for Mortgage Loans Than White Home Buyers

February 17, 2021 in KCRAR

National Association of REALTORS® Key Highlights The U.S. homeownership rate was 64.2% in 2019. At 69.8%, the rate for non-Hispanic white Americans exceeds the national rate. However, the Black homeownership rate – 42% – represents a Black-white homeownership gap of almost 30%. The homeownership rates for Asian Americans and Hispanic Americans are 60.7% and 48.1%, […]

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Clarification on Use of KCRAR Coronavirus Forms

February 11, 2021 in Guest Columns

By Perry Crume, KCRAR Chief Operating Officer Last March when KCRAR was working tirelessly to ensure real estate activities were deemed as “essential services” by local municipalities, everyone was quickly navigating the new landscape. At that time, KCRAR released two optional Coronavirus forms to assist with the unknown.  Recently, there has been some confusion or […]

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NAR Offers Group Life Insurance Plans for REALTORS®

January 14, 2021 in KCRAR

As a part of its REALTOR® Benefits Program, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) has launched a new group life insurance program, in which REALTORS® can enroll to help shield their families from the economic impact of losing a loved one. NAR has introduced three plans that are exclusive to NAR members and offer negotiated […]

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How the Pandemic Is Affecting Where Buyers Move

in KCRAR

By Kaycee Miller, REALTOR® Magazine 3 Takeaways: More buyers are looking for homes in locations not tied to their jobs. High costs are prompting people to move further from metro areas. Some states are seeing an influx of residents. In these turbulent times, one thing is for sure: The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the […]

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In ‘monumental moment,’ NAR cracks down on hate speech

November 20, 2020 in KCRAR

by Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine REALTORS® who engage in hate speech or discriminatory conduct even outside of their real estate practice could face disciplinary action under the Code of Ethics. The National Association of REALTORS®’ Board of Directors on Friday approved a proposal intended to hold members to a higher standard of ethics in […]

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Kathryn Clark, Annie Premis, Harley Todd elected to KCRAR Board of Directors

November 19, 2020 in KCRAR

Ballots were counted this week, and it was announced at the KCRAR annual meeting on Thursday that the KCRAR membership has elected Kathryn Clark, Annie Premis and Harley Todd to serve on the KCRAR Board of Directors from 2021 through 2023. Kathryn Clark, ReeceNichols Alliance Inc., Leawood, Kan., was elected by the general membership to […]

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