KCRAR Advocates for Real Estate Signs in Warrensburg

April 11, 2024 in Government Affairs

By Derek Ramsay, KCRAR Senior VP of REALTOR® Advocacy You probably don’t realize it, but you may be breaking a law right now, as you read this article. If you have a listing with more than one real estate sign posted in the yard, if you have an open house pointer on the corner of […]

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KCRAR Members Honored at State Conferences

February 1, 2024 in KCRAR

KCRAR members traveled to St. Louis, Mo. and Manhattan, Kan. in January for the Missouri REALTORS® (MR) and Kansas Association of REALTORS® (KAR) annual winter conferences. At the MR conference, KCRAR members Bobbi Howe and Andrea Sheridan were sworn in as MR 2024 President-Elect and Immediate Past President, respectively. Sheridan was also presented with the […]

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Candidate Training Academy Coming to KCRAR Aug. 3

July 13, 2023 in Government Affairs

The Candidate Training Academy gives REALTORS®, Industry Partners and any potential REALTOR® Party Champion candidates an introduction to and expectation of how to run for public office. It is a valuable head start in their political journey…

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Kansas City REALTORS® Step Up to the Plate for RPAC at 2023 Auction

June 29, 2023 in KCRAR

The Closers and the Homerunners took Legends Field again for the annual American Dream Auction and “League of R Own” softball game, this year raising $87,770 for the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC). Around 200 REALTORS®, Industry Partners, family and staff gathered at the home of the Kansas City Monarchs on Wednesday for this fundraising […]

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Real Estate Industry to Host Candidate Forum for KCMO City Council June 5

June 2, 2023 in Government Affairs

By Derek Ramsay, KCRAR Sr. VP of REALTOR® Advocacy In this challenging housing market, government regulations have an even greater impact on the development, affordability and growth of our communities. Whether that impact is positive or negative depends on the people we elect to make those regulations. On Monday, June 5 at 5:30 p.m., join […]

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NAR Applauds White House Task Force for Changes to Address Appraisal Bias

June 1, 2023 in Government Affairs

National Association of REALTORS® National Association of Realtors® President Kenny Parcell issued the following statement today after the White House’s Property Appraisal and Valuation Equity (PAVE) Task Force announced significant regulatory actions and changes to address appraisal bias: “Realtors® are dedicated to upholding fair housing laws in all aspects of real estate, including appraisals,” said […]

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Johnson County Commission Chairman Meets with Kansas City REALTORS® to Address Initiatives, Challenges

May 19, 2023 in Government Affairs

Mike Kelly, Chairman of the Johnson County Commission, visited the KCRAR classroom last week for the first “Eggs and Issues,” a series in which the KCRAR Advocacy Department brings elected officials to KCRAR to talk with members about issues of importance to the community and the real estate industry. Kelly assumed his role as commissioner […]

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NAR President Testifies About New Mortgage Fees Before Congressional Panel

May 18, 2023 in Government Affairs

National Association of REALTORS® National Association of Realtors® President Kenny Parcell testified before the House Committee on Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance this week about the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) new loan level pricing adjustments (LLPA) fee increase on borrowers with fair to good credit profiles.  Parcell, a Realtor® for 27 years from Spanish Fork, Utah, said the fees were […]

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Five KCRAR Members Inducted into RPAC Hall of Fame at 2023 NAR Spring Conference

May 11, 2023 in Government Affairs

Five KCRAR members were inducted into the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) Hall of Fame this week in Washington, D.C. Larry Apple, Linda Cone, Andrew Mall and Brent Sledd were all newly inducted into the Hall of Fame, indicating a lifetime contribution of $25,000 to RPAC. Additionally, T. David Rogers, who was originally inducted in […]

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President West: Making Moves for the American Dream

May 3, 2023 in Guest Columns

My favorite thing about May and real estate? You might be thinking it’s the exciting May market, and it is an exciting time in the market, although that isn’t my favorite thing…

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