YPN/KC to Host ‘Throwback’ Fundraiser Event for Habitat for Humanity

June 2, 2022 in KCRAR

KCRAR’s Young Professionals Network (YPN/KC) will be hosting its annual fundraiser event this year at John’s Big Deck on June 15 to benefit the upcoming REALTORS® Rock the Block event with Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City. The event will feature “throwback” musical bingo, where attendees can win prizes by recognizing songs from the 1990’s […]

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REALTORS® Encouraged to Apply for NAR Community Service Grant and Mentorship Program

February 17, 2022 in KCRAR

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) is offering a grant and mentorship for REALTORS® who would like to expand their community service outreach through its Volunteering Works program. Five Volunteering Works applicants will be selected to receive a year of one-on-one mentoring from a member of the Good Neighbor Society and a $1,000 grant as […]

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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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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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Image description: Members of the Midwest Missouri Chapter present Refuge on Ming with a donation check of $7,550.

Midwest Missouri Chapter of KCRAR Raises Over $7,500 for Unhoused Residents of Warrensburg, Mo.

December 9, 2021 in Community

The Midwest Missouri Chapter of KCRAR raised $3,775 during its “Fundraising Showdown” for Refuge on Ming. That donation was matched by KCRAR for a total donation of $7,550 for Refuge on Ming’s mission of sheltering the unsheltered. The fundraising event ran through the month of November, and brokerages in the Midwest Missouri Chapter competed to […]

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St. Joseph Chapter REALTORS® Gather Donations for United Way at Fall Social Event

November 18, 2021 in KCRAR

The KCRAR St. Joseph Chapter raised $2,500 for United Way at its Fall Social event earlier this month. Nearly 125 St. Joseph area REALTORS® and Industry Partners gathered at local event space Room 108, each bringing in a donation for United Way’s housewarming baskets. United Way of Greater St. Joseph serves the needs of the […]

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KCRAR and HMLS Leadership Represent Kansas City at National Real Estate Conference

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Over a dozen members of KCRAR and Heartland MLS leadership joined REALTORS® from across the country and around the world in San Diego last week for the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) annual conference. KCRAR members were joined by participants from all 50 states, several U.S. territories and 45 countries to interact with 250 exhibitors […]

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KCRAR Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee Collecting Donations for Veterans Community Project

November 4, 2021 in Community

KCRAR’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee (DEI) is hosting a cold weather drive to benefit Veterans Community Project (VCP). KCRAR is collecting items now through Dec. 15 at the Leawood, Warrensburg and Northland office locations, or members can team up to compete for a prize. Veterans Community Project was co-founded by REALTOR® Mark Solomon, who […]

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Kansas City REALTOR® Brent Gieseke Wins National Good Neighbor Award, Web Choice Award

October 21, 2021 in Community

Kansas City REALTOR® Brent Gieseke has dedicated much of his time, energy and money to serving the needs of refugee families through his work with nonprofit Agape Pamoja. This week, he was recognized for that work by the National Association of REALTORS® with a Good Neighbor Award, earning him a $10,000 grant for Agape Pamoja. […]

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Image description: Realtors paint a home at Rock the Block.

Kansas City REALTORS® Serve the Community at Annual REALTORS® Rock the Block Event

September 23, 2021 in Community

KCRAR and Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City’s annual REALTORS® Rock the Block event took place this week over the course of four days in Kansas City, Mo. The event brought nearly 200 REALTORS® together from across the Kansas City region to serve the residents of the Lykins neighborhood by doing minor home repairs, including […]

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