KC REALTORS® Rock the Block Again With Habitat for Humanity

September 15, 2022 in Community

Around 130 REALTORS® and Industry Partners gathered in the Armourdale neighborhood in Kansas City, Kan. this week for two days of service to their community at KCRAR’s annual REALTORS® Rock the Block event with Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City. Real estate agents from around the region worked on nine homes in the neighborhood, accomplishing […]

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Adding Hope to the Grocery List: Kansas City REALTOR® Named Finalist for National Good Neighbor Award

September 1, 2022 in Community

By Graham Wood, National Association of REALTORS® Cleaning houses for a living isn’t always steady work for Kansas City, Mo., native Kelly Lange. When her clients need to tighten their budgets, Lange’s services are often the first item they cut. So, Lange, 48, sometimes finds herself with little to no work for significant periods of […]

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KCRAR Past President Christian Barnes Named ‘Women Who Means Business’ Honoree

August 25, 2022 in Community

CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Kansas City Homes and Past President of KCRAR Christian Barnes was honored recently by the Kansas City Business Journal as one of their “Women Who Mean Business.” The program honors “top-ranking women in Kansas City businesses who also take an active role in the community and in […]

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Five County Chapter Awards Four Scholarships to 2022 High School Seniors

May 26, 2022 in Community

The Five County Chapter of KCRAR recently awarded its annual scholarships to four graduating high school seniors in the Five County area. REALTORS® in the Chapter raised funds to distribute these scholarships to four students based on a number of merits including GPA and community involvement. This year’s scholarship recipients areTevi Gurley, Jamin Moser, Reese […]

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Platinum Realty Merges with National Brokerage United Real Estate Group

May 5, 2022 in Community

Local Kansas City region broker Scott DeNeve merged his firm, Platinum Realty, with Dallas-based United Real Estate Group, one of the largest real estate brokerages in the United States, expanding its presence in the Midwest. DeNeve said this merger will allow Platinum to leverage United’s technology and national network while still retaining the Platinum Realty […]

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Image description: Carol Waller poses next to her heart, which depicts the Plaza in blue and violet paint.

Kansas City REALTOR® Celebrates Community in Parade of Hearts Arts Installation

April 21, 2022 in Community

The Parade of Hearts displays the work of 154 local artists on 5-foot-tall heart sculptures across the Kansas City region. Included in those featured artists is Kansas City REALTOR® Carol Waller whose heart, titled “The Jewels of the Heartland,” is on display on the corner of Nichols Road and Pennsylvania Avenue at the Country Club […]

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Housing & CREO Departments Present Free Fair Housing and Equality Event May 6

April 14, 2022 in Community

City of Kansas City, Missouri Workshops on homeownership, civil rights and credit resources will highlight topics that will be discussed at a Fair Housing and Equality Summit being co-sponsored next month by the City’s Housing and Community Development and Civil Rights and Equal Opportunity Departments. The free summit is on Friday, May 6, from 8 […]

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Lunch and Learn with the Independence School District April 6

April 1, 2022 in Guest Columns

By Derek Ramsay, KCRAR Senior VP of REALTOR® Advocacy The Vision Statement of the Independence School District (ISD) reads, “A community united to improve the quality of life through education.” Now here’s your chance to see that vision statement in action. As a driving force in our housing market, REALTORS® know how important it is […]

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Image description: DEI volunteers pose outside of the VCP Outreach Center in Kansas City.

Kansas City REALTORS® Gather Over 2,500 Items for Veterans in Need this Winter

December 16, 2021 in Community

The Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS’® Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee (DEI) wrapped up its Cold Weather Drive this week, collecting over 2,500 donated items for Veterans Community Project. Local REALTORS® and Industry Partners gathered cold weather items including hats, boots, hand warmers and more throughout November and December. Veterans Community Project was co-founded […]

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Kansas City REALTOR® Acts in Feature Film Based on True Events of Human Trafficking

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One of Kansas City’s local real estate agents, Anita Cordell, can be seen in the newest feature film released by 24 Flix & Selan Films, Don’t Say My Name. The film, which will be showing in Kansas City on Jan. 10, 2022, is a modern-day horror story portraying true events of human trafficking. In main […]

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