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


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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Rebuilding Lives for Refugees: Kansas City REALTOR® Named Finalist for National Good Neighbor Award

September 2, 2021 in Community

by Melissa Dittmann Tracey, National Association of REALTORS® REALTOR® Brent Gieseke is spreading “agape pamoja,” words pulled from different cultures that reflect the mission of a nonprofit organization where he helps refugees. “Agape” is a Greek word for “love,” and “pamoja” is Swahili for “community” or “togetherness.” Gieseke, a sales associate with EXIT Realty Professionals, […]

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REALTORS® Hold Clothing Drive for Northland Non-Profit

July 22, 2021 in Community

Agents from RE/MAX Innovations recently organized a clothing drive to benefit the Clay County Clothes Closet, a non-profit organization that has been serving the clothing needs of impoverished residents of Clay County, Mo. since 1959. Angela Stephenson, managing broker for RE/MAX Innovations, assisted in the drop off of the office’s donation, which filled the bed […]

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REALTORS® Relief Foundation Announces 20th Anniversary Campaign

July 1, 2021 in Community

National Association of REALTORS® WASHINGTON (June 28, 2021) – The REALTORS® Relief Foundation was created in the immediate aftermath of September 11, 2001, with the belief that no American should be left homeless because of a terrorist attack or natural disaster. Realtors® raised $8.4 million within 100 days of the attacks, and in the years since have […]

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YPN/KC to Host Dog-Friendly Fundraiser for REALTORS® Rock the Block

June 3, 2021 in KCRAR

KCRAR’s Young Professionals Network (YPN/KC) is hosting a fundraising event on June 23 from 4-6 p.m. at Bar K to raise funds for this year’s REALTORS® Rock the Block event, benefiting Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City. Bar K is a bar and restaurant near Kansas City’s River Market for people and their dogs, featuring […]

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REALTORS working on a home at the 2019 REALTORS Rock the Block event.

6 Ways REALTORS® Can Give Back During Fair Housing Month and Beyond

April 22, 2021 in Community

Each year during Fair Housing Month, REALTORS® can be reminded of their ongoing duty to combat racism and discrimination to bring the community closer to fair and equitable housing for all. This is a goal that Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City shares, which is why KCRAR has an ongoing partnership with Habitat KC to […]

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