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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After the wake-up call: How real estate leaders are combating racial inequities

November 11, 2020 in KCRAR

By Erica Christoffer, REALTOR® Magazine Key Takeaways: Real estate brokers are becoming increasingly conscious of the need for greater diversity in their offices as a matter of fairness and as a good business practice. Brokers can hire trainers, recruiters, and business coaches with a deep understanding of workplace diversity to help meet the needs of […]

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Enrollment Now Open for 2021 Coverage through KCRAR’s Group Health Plans

November 5, 2020 in KCRAR

The annual enrollment period for KCRAR’s insurance plans through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City is now open for members. Since KCRAR partnered with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City in 2019, nearly 500 members and their families have received health coverage through the Association’s group-rate insurance plans. The current enrollment period will offer an insurance effective date of […]

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How to Spot a Phishing Email

October 15, 2020 in KCRAR

Last week, an email was sent to KCRAR and Heartland MLS staff using KCRAR’s domain name that turned out to be a fraudulent email. A frequent tactic among scammers is to disguise fraudulent emails in order to bait a reply or link click from recipients that could give them access to personal information like passwords, […]

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MLS-Touch Releases Upgrade With New Features And Information

in Heartland MLS

MLS-Touch received an update earlier this week, adding even more features, most of which came from user feedback. This new MLS-Touch upgrade, version 3.6, brought with it:   New autocomplete search Realist integration of more than 80 fields with ability to jump between MLS listing and tax data record View parcel boundaries on the map […]

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Help to Accurately Represent the Availability of Listings

August 31, 2020 in KCRAR

As listing inventory remains at historic lows, KCRAR is receiving daily complaints of misrepresentation of the availability of properties to agents and their clients. In order to comply with the REALTOR® Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice, listing agents must “not misrepresent the availability of access to show or inspect a listed property,” according […]

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How Real Estate Investors are Preparing for Environmental Changes

August 6, 2020 in KCRAR

As the economy moves towards a low-carbon future—and homeowners become more aware of their carbon footprint—many real estate professionals are educating themselves on how to better assess and prevent physical climate risks. The Urban Land Institute’s Urban Resilience Program addresses how communities can prepare for the impacts of a shifting climate. In a recent ULI […]

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Taking Action to Make Your Business Anti-Racist

June 16, 2020 in KCRAR

Is it the real estate community’s place to lead conversations about racism and inequality? The Kentucky REALTORS® organization recently pondered that question and decided that after association leaders received letters from members who expressed deep pain over the death of George Floyd, it had a responsibility to step forward. Kentucky REALTORS® held a virtual town […]

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Virtual Education Resources to Share with Agents

May 14, 2020 in Education

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated social distancing regulations, agents can still easily further their professional development from the comfort and safety of their homes through KCRAR and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). KCRAR has moved its classes to live online webinars for the month of May and June, many of which are approved […]

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