Veterans Affairs Signals Temporary Suspension of Buyer Agent Payment Ban

May 23, 2024 in Community

Official says the department will temporarily allow VA buyers to directly compensate their agent.

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KCRAR Member Selected as National Volunteering Works Mentor

January 26, 2024 in Community

KCRAR member Craig Conant was selected by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) as a mentor for the 15th annual Volunteering Works program. Conant, who is a 2001 National Good Neighbor Award winner, will be mentoring Arlin Fisher, a REALTOR® from North Dakota. The Volunteering Works program, which matches real estate agents who work on […]

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New Affordable Housing Development by Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City Coming to Olathe

January 11, 2024 in Community

Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City (Habitat KC) broke ground on Monday at Pathway at Heritage Park in Olathe, Kan. This event marks the beginning of a project that will address the need for affordable homeownership in the Johnson County area. “This is an exciting moment for our community,” said Lindsay Hicks, CEO of Habitat […]

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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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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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