4 Podcasts to Listen to this Fair Housing Month

April 1, 2022 in Community

KCRAR’s podcast, Kansas City RealTalk, hosts expert guests each week to discuss a wide range of real estate topics. With over 80 episodes in the archives, many fair housing and inclusion related episodes are worth revisiting for Fair Housing Month. Find them on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or any major podcast platform. Ernest Hawkins and Donta […]

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KCRAR Kicks Off Black History Month Social Media Challenge

February 3, 2022 in KCRAR

Earlier this week, KCRAR launched its Black History Month Social Media Challenge, wherein it encourages its members to use this month to learn about the past and support in the present. Each week, KCRAR will issue a new challenge for its members to commit to accomplishing over the course of February. “Kansas City has a […]

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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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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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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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KCRAR Committees Welcome Applications for 2022 Volunteers

September 2, 2021 in KCRAR

KCRAR is now accepting applications for its 2022 committees and advisory groups. KCRAR committees and advisory groups offer members the opportunity to help shape the real estate landscape for its 12,000+ members while networking with fellow agents, brokers and Industry Partners. The many committees and groups at KCRAR cover a variety of Association interest areas, […]

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President Conant: Home

June 17, 2021 in Guest Columns

by Tony Conant, 2021 KCRAR President June is in full swing, and I know we’ve all been bored waiting around for the market to pick up, right? Just kidding. I know it’s been a stressful time for many of us, but June serves as a reminder of two very important causes. June is National Homeownership […]

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3 Fair Housing Education Resources REALTORS® Can Use This Month

April 15, 2021 in Education

Though REALTORS® are responsible for upholding Fair Housing law all year, Fair Housing Month can serve as a reminder for real estate professionals to remain vigilant against bias and discrimination. Resources are available through the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and other organizations to help real estate professionals educate and test themselves on their understanding […]

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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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