NAR Offers Education Sessions Focused on Recent Changes to Code of Ethics

January 7, 2021 in KCRAR

The Board of Directors for the National Association of REALTORS® in November voted in favor of a motion presented by NAR’s Professional Standards Committee making it a violation for REALTORS® to use harassing or hate speech toward any of the protected classes under Article 10 of NAR’s Code of Ethics. Those include race, color, religion, […]

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After the wake-up call: How real estate leaders are combating racial inequities

November 11, 2020 in KCRAR

By Erica Christoffer, REALTOR® Magazine Key Takeaways: Real estate brokers are becoming increasingly conscious of the need for greater diversity in their offices as a matter of fairness and as a good business practice. Brokers can hire trainers, recruiters, and business coaches with a deep understanding of workplace diversity to help meet the needs of […]

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How REALTORS® Can Stop Housing Inequity

August 19, 2020 in KCRAR

The housing and wealth inequalities that persist between people of color and whites in the U.S. is a result of the unconstitutional federal housing policies of the 20th century. Despite the Fair Housing Act’s passage more than 50 years ago, the legacy of redlining, blockbusting, deed covenants, and steering has created persistent barriers to homeownership […]

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Fostering Equality in the Real Estate Industry

July 31, 2020 in KCRAR

The global conversation surrounding race and discrimination has reached a new level, and it’s important for industries across the board to take this opportunity to learn and grow. This is not a simple issue. There are many challenges that both individuals and businesses will face as they move forward to eradicate discriminatory systems. In the […]

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Steer Clear of ‘Steering’

July 17, 2020 in Guest Columns

“Steering” is the practice of influencing a buyer’s choice of communities based upon one of the protected characteristics under the Fair Housing Act, which are race, color, religion, gender, disability, familial status, or national origin. Steering occurs, for example, when real estate agents do not tell buyers about available properties that meet their criteria, or […]

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Inclusivity Webinar Coming to KCRAR

July 16, 2020 in Education

KCRAR is bringing in national speaker Sher Powers for a free non-CE class called “The Umbrella Effect: Building an Unstoppable, Inclusive Culture” to be held virtually on Friday, Aug. 7 from 9 to 11 a.m. The Umbrella Effect is a fast-paced course that provides practical steps to make difficult conversations more comfortable, and explains how […]

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At Home with Diversity® Certification Course Coming to KCRAR

July 2, 2020 in Education

KCRAR is bringing the At Home with Diversity® Certification course to KCRAR members on July 21 via Zoom webinar. This course is approved for six hours of CE credit in Kansas and Missouri, and the registration cost is being offered to KCRAR members at the discounted rate of $35 (a $99 value). The course work […]

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Taking Action to Make Your Business Anti-Racist

June 16, 2020 in KCRAR

Is it the real estate community’s place to lead conversations about racism and inequality? The Kentucky REALTORS® organization recently pondered that question and decided that after association leaders received letters from members who expressed deep pain over the death of George Floyd, it had a responsibility to step forward. Kentucky REALTORS® held a virtual town […]

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President Howe: Fighting Systemic Racism in Real Estate

June 3, 2020 in Guest Columns

For the last week, I’ve spent a lot of time figuring out what this month’s message would be. Deciding what real estate topic would be appropriate to talk about with all the continued social injustices and racial inequities going on in the world right now has been weighing heavy on my heart. That was when […]

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Fair Housing Resources for REALTORS® to Check Out This Fair Housing Month

April 9, 2020 in KCRAR

Fair Housing Month is here, and even though it looks different this year from other years, various resources are available for real estate professionals to expand their knowledge and understanding of Fair Housing Law from their homes. Fair housing is not only a part of the REALTOR® Code of Ethics, but it is federal law, […]

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