2023 ‘REALTORS® Rock the Block’ Serves Homeowners of Oak Park Neighborhood

September 14, 2023 in Community

Nearly 100 REALTORS® gathered in the Oak Park neighborhood in Kansas City, Mo. this week for REALTORS® Rock the Block, an annual event with Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City and the Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS® (KCRAR) which aims to revitalize a neighborhood through home beautification projects. REALTOR® volunteers spent the day painting, […]

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Kansas City REALTOR® Heather Bortnick Named 2023 ‘Women Who Means Business’ Honoree 

August 24, 2023 in KCRAR

Heather Bortnick, President of the Koehler Bortnick Team with ReeceNichols, was honored recently by the Kansas City Business Journal as one of its 2023 “Women Who Mean Business.” The program honors “top-ranking women in Kansas City who also take an active role in the community and in helping lift other women,” according to the Kansas […]

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Image description: A volunteer reads with a young child in a classroom.

Local REALTORS® Give Back Through Lead to Read Program

August 22, 2023 in Community

When kids go back to school, so will volunteers from KCRAR. REALTORS® from across the Kansas City region are taking one lunch hour a week to read with Kansas City elementary students to build literacy skills and help enable their success in school and in life. These volunteers, called “reading mentors,” read one-on-one in the […]

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KCRAR Contributes to Disaster Relief Efforts in Hawaii

August 18, 2023 in KCRAR

The KCRAR Charitable Fund recently contributed $5,000 to the REALTORS® Relief Foundation after fires recently devastated communities on the Hawaiian island of Maui. The REALTORS® Relief Foundation (RRF) announced $1.5 million in disaster relief aid has been made available to Hawaii REALTORS® in support of the REALTORS® Association of Maui. “Maui’s recent wildfires have deeply […]

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KCNAREB to Host Golf Event Fundraiser for Scholarship Program

August 9, 2023 in Guest Columns

Guest column by Jabari Mack, Kansas City REALTOR®, Chair of KCNAREB Education Committee Did you know that according to the NAR 2023 member profile, only 5% of its members are Black/African American? This is a dilemma the Greater Kansas City Association of Real Estate Brokers (KCNAREB) is determined to fix, and you can help make […]

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REALTOR® Dennis Curtin Honored with Art Installation at Mimi’s Pantry

July 6, 2023 in Community

A 25-foot-long custom painted picnic table was unveiled last week at Mimi’s Pantry to honor the work of founder Dennis Curtin. The art was commissioned by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and painted by local artist JT Daniels with artistic portrayals of the service and community impact of Mimi’s Pantry. The purpose of the […]

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Image description: Jeff Carson and another KCRAR member view the Redlined exhibit at last year's reception event.

KCRAR Sponsors Development of Digital Redlined Exhibit

June 15, 2023 in Community

The Johnson County Museum designated KCRAR as the “Presenting Sponsor” of its digital exhibit exploring the history of redlining in the Kansas City region. The digital exhibit is still in the works but will be an expansion of its in-person exhibit entitled, “REDLINED: Cities, Suburbs and Segregation,” which displayed in the museum from Jan. 2022 […]

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Kansas City REALTOR® Jennifer Justus to Compete at American Royal

April 27, 2023 in Community

Kansas City REALTOR® Jennifer Justus joins the American Royal Rodeo for the second year as a mounted shooter at the Hale Arena in Kansas City, Mo. May 4-6. The event, which Justus has been involved in for three years, involves firing at targets with a single action revolver on horseback. “I love this sport!” Justus […]

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KCRAR Partners with Charlie Hustle for Another Limited-Edition Shirt Benefitting 1K for KC

November 3, 2022 in KCRAR

In 2020, the Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS® raised over $100,000 for the 1K for KC movement, much of it through the sale of KCRAR’s limited edition Charlie Hustle T-shirt. This year, the T-shirt is back with a new design but still benefiting the 1K for KC cause. 1K for KC is a movement […]

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Kansas City REALTOR® Fights Food Insecurity, Earns National Award

October 6, 2022 in Community

When Kansas City REALTOR® Dennis Curtin saw a need in the community, he stepped in to fill that need, starting a food pantry from the ground up. This week, he was honored for his work by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) as a 2022 Good Neighbor Award winner, an honor only given to five […]

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