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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Potential Fair Housing Issues to Keep in Mind During the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 2, 2020 in KCRAR News

When an infectious disease, such as Coronavirus, is associated with a specific population or nationality, fear and anxiety may lead to social stigma and potential discrimination. REALTORS® must be mindful of their obligations under the Fair Housing Act and be sure not to discriminate against any particular segment of the population. Below are a few […]

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Fair Housing Education Session Coming to KCRAR

October 11, 2019 in Education

The KCRAR Diversity Committee is hosting a free education event on “Potential Fair Housing Landmines from Offer to Close” on Nov. 1 in the KCRAR classroom. The event will run from 9:30 to 11 a.m. and will feature expert panelists exploring a variety of topics to help agents avoid fair housing violations. A mobile barista […]

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Registration underway for August 29 Fair Housing and Equality Summit

August 13, 2019 in KC Metro News

National and local housing experts are meeting in Kansas City on Aug. 29 for the Fair Housing and Equality Summit. The summit will be held in the Kansas City Convention Center lobby, 301 W. 13th St., from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is free and includes parking and lunch, but attendees must preregister […]

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Focus on Fair Housing

April 27, 2018 in Guest Columns

April 2018 is the 50thanniversary of the Fair Housing Act of 1968, as amended in 1988, which prohibits discrimination in activities related to housing based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status and disability. Activities related to housing include rental, selling, buying and financing. This article is not legal advice or opinion of […]

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What you need to know when marketing your listings

November 29, 2017 in KCRAR

The National Association of REALTORS® has recently updated the Standards of Practice to make clear that members are prohibited from using misleading imagery in real estate marketing materials. The change reflects NAR’s position that as consumers increasingly rely on photos to assess properties and images that have been excessively altered or distorted can harm the […]

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