KCRAR and Heartland MLS CEO Named ‘NextGen Leader’ by the Kansas City Business Journal

May 13, 2021 in KCRAR

The Kansas City Business Journal announced its 2021 “NextGen Leaders” earlier this week, naming KCRAR and Heartland MLS CEO Kipp Cooper as one of 25 “rising stars in Kansas City business.” Cooper was named among peers including executives from Made in KC, VMLY&R, Burns & McDonnell and more. Cooper has been leading KCRAR and Heartland […]

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Shred Day and Upcycle Challenge Bring in Over $8,000 for Habitat KC

May 6, 2021 in KCRAR

KCRAR members and their clients drove through the KCRAR parking lot on April 30 for the annual Shred Day event, raising $5,205 for Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City. This date coincided with the second annual Upcycle Challenge online auction, which raised and additional $3,101 for Habitat KC. The Shred Day event sponsor, ProShred, shredded […]

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Nine Teams Raising Funds for Habitat KC Through KCRAR Upcycle Challenge

April 15, 2021 in KCRAR

KCRAR launched its second Upcycle Challenge last month, and the competing teams will be auctioning their flipped items beginning Monday, April 19. This year, nine teams shopped Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City’s Martin City ReStore to find an item or items to flip into something new or enhanced. They’ve been working on their projects […]

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KCRAR Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee Leads Initiative to Pay Tuition for Future Urban Core Teacher

April 8, 2021 in KCRAR

The KCRAR Board of Directors voted to approve a proposal, brought to them in March by the KCRAR Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee (DEI), to sponsor a UMKC student through the Institute for Urban Education. This initiative comes after a busy year for DEI. With the goal of bringing the community closer to fair housing […]

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Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City Launches #KCNeedsHousing Social Media Campaign

December 15, 2020 in Community

Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City is working to raise $10,000 this month for their mission to build a Kansas City community where everyone has a safe, healthy and affordable place to call home. They’ve partnered with Central Bank of the Midwest to donate $50 for every Facebook or Instagram post made as a part […]

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Rental Assistance Still Available in Kansas City Metro

December 3, 2020 in Community

It’s the first week of the month, and rent is due. 2020 has been particularly devastating to many renters, and despite various assistance programs created to help keep everyone safe at home during this pandemic, many are unaware that help is out there. Many of these assistance programs, however, will be expiring at the end […]

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KCRAR’s Consumer Marketing Campaign and New Consumer-Focused Website Promote REALTOR® Value to Buyers and Sellers

November 13, 2020 in KCRAR

The industry is in a state of constant change, which requires REALTORS® to be ever-adaptive and take on many roles throughout each transaction. These roles are individually valuable. Collectively, they illustrate the vast expertise and value REALTORS® offer their clients. This message is the focus of KCRAR’s multi-media consumer advertising campaign, “Roles.” The “Roles” Campaign […]

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KC REALTORS® Raise Over $70,000 for Renters and Homeowners Affected by COVID-19

November 5, 2020 in KCRAR

Kansas City REALTORS® and industry partners came together and raised a total of $71,115 for 1K for KC. 1K for KC is an initiative by Charlie Hustle’s Heart of KC Foundation with the goal of helping Kansas City families and individuals financially impacted by the global pandemic and the economic crisis that has followed. Due […]

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KCRAR Donates $30,000 to Housing Assistance for Local Families Through ‘1k for KC’

September 25, 2020 in KCRAR

While the real estate market and industry in Kansas City has remained strong through the COVID-19 pandemic, not all industries or families have been as lucky. That is why the KCRAR Board of Directors approved on Thursday a donation of $30,000 toward the Heart of KC Foundation’s “1K for KC” movement. The goal of 1K for […]

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KCRAR Partners with Habitat KC for Pride Build

September 24, 2020 in KCRAR

Despite the cancelation of this year’s REALTORS® Rock the Block event due to COVID-19, KCRAR continues to partner with Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City on a number of initiatives, including the upcoming Pride Build, for which KCRAR is a sponsor. It is asking for volunteers who would like to join their industry peers to […]

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