Diversity, Equity and Inclusion January Update

January 21, 2022 in Guest Columns

By Donta Littlejohn, 2022 DEI Chair The Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS’® Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee (DEI) is ready to kick the new year off. As this year’s chair, I am excited to lead the committee in 2022 with vice chair Gwen Goins to continue the work that Ernest Hawkins started in 2021. […]

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NAR Announces New Guidance that Reinforces Greater Transparency for Consumers

November 18, 2021 in Heartland MLS

National Association of REALTOR® The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) announced this week the adoption of changes to its guidance for local Multiple Listing Service broker marketplaces that reinforce greater transparency for consumers. The changes ensure disclosure of compensation offered to buyer agents, ensure listings are not excluded from search results based on the amount […]

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Dr. Ted C. Jones Reinvents, Recharges and Reignites at 2022 KCRAR Commercial Forecast

October 22, 2021 in KCRAR

Dr. Ted C. Jones and Jill McCarthy took the screen on Thursday at KCRAR Commercial’s annual Forecast event. Jones’ presentation focused on the “three R’s” of real estate and the economy: reinvent, recharge and reignite. Although the pandemic brought Kansas City to its highest unemployment levels in years, Jones noted that 91% of jobs lost […]

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KCRAR to Discontinue Partnership with Kinetic Global, Introduce Noonlight Safety App

September 16, 2021 in KCRAR

KCRAR will be discontinuing its partnership with Kinetic Global, formerly Lifeline Response, on Sept. 29 and introducing Noonlight as the new KCRAR endorsed safety app. At that time, all member Kinetic Global accounts through the KCRAR partnership will close and the Kinetic Global app will no longer operate for those members. KCRAR will be introducing […]

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KCRAR Committees Welcome Applications for 2022 Volunteers

September 2, 2021 in KCRAR

KCRAR is now accepting applications for its 2022 committees and advisory groups. KCRAR committees and advisory groups offer members the opportunity to help shape the real estate landscape for its 12,000+ members while networking with fellow agents, brokers and Industry Partners. The many committees and groups at KCRAR cover a variety of Association interest areas, […]

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KCRAR Offering Free Class for REALTOR® Office Administrators and Personal Assistants

August 19, 2021 in Education

KCRAR will be bringing back “Achieve Excellence as a REALTOR® Administrator” online on Aug. 27. This class was made specifically for office administrators and personal assistants to learn the ins and outs of KCRAR and Heartland MLS processes, technology and resources. “[The class] more than exceeded my expectations,” said Billie Rader, REALTOR® office administrator and […]

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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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