Looking Out For The Industry: You’re Up To Bat!

August 12, 2022 in Guest Columns

By Alex Goering, 2022 Heartland MLS President If you follow many of your fellow REALTORS® on social media, you’ve probably seen a post or two about an upcoming softball game. All across the city, REALTORS® are preparing for this epic showdown by going to batting cages, playing catch, and searching for their favorite flavor of […]

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President Pierce: Growing from Change

July 28, 2022 in Guest Columns

Michael Pierce, 2022 KCRAR President Real estate professionals are pros at adapting. In our careers, many of us have seen the lows of a housing crisis to the fast-paced low inventory market we’re currently experiencing, and everything in between. What we gain from all these difficult times in the market is experience and perspective. In […]

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President Goering: The Impact of What We Do

June 23, 2022 in Guest Columns

By Alex Goering, 2022 Heartland MLS President As REALTORS®, we’ve all had those conversations with people who don’t really understand what we do. They assume that we only look at perfectly pristine and Instagram-ready homes. They figure we binge Selling Sunset episodes to stay inspired and educated. We obviously all make millions of dollars, and […]

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How to Use Your Online Presence to Improve Your Real Estate Business

June 16, 2022 in Guest Columns

Guest column by Darren Kipfer, Constellation1 If you’re struggling to get started on social media, or you feel like you’re not using the platforms optimally, try out these strategies for social media and your website to get results online and increase ROI on your digital marketing efforts. SOCIAL MEDIA Think of social media as a […]

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President Pierce: In an Ideal World

May 13, 2022 in Guest Columns

You’ve selected a few properties to show your clients based on their requirements and preferences, and you find one that seems like the perfect fit. The MLS says it is active, so you schedule a showing. You arrive at the home with your clients right on time, and the key is waiting for you in […]

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President Goering: Diamonds are Forever

April 14, 2022 in Guest Columns

I know you rolled your eyes when you read that title. The clichés surrounding diamonds are completely played out. We all know the lines that frequently make their way into casual conversation about a diamond’s formation, or a diamond’s alleged natural appeal to women. Needless to say, I feel a little silly about the fact […]

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President Goering: The New Spring

February 2, 2022 in Guest Columns

We used to celebrate the coming of the spring market. It was a magical time when buyers were out, and sellers knew it. New agents used to treat the spring market like it was some sort of industry secret. I swear, you could walk into any Starbucks at any given time and find a minimum […]

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President Conant: All I Know So Far

December 9, 2021 in Guest Columns

I always imagined that my final message would be something from Hamilton, like “One Last Time,” where George Washington talks with Hamilton about the things he’s learned in his 40 years of service. But, I’ve since realized a shocking truth – I’m not George Washington! I haven’t served you all for 40 years – I’m not even […]

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President Conant: Vacation

October 14, 2021 in Guest Columns

This past year and a half, we’ve all been forced into a new level of comfort with our day-to-day. With “vacations” looking very different than they used to, if happening at all, it can be hard to have that big something to look forward to. That’s actually given me a new appreciation for my work […]

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3 Ways to Keep Your Home Safe While Traveling

October 7, 2021 in Guest Columns

By Molly Barnes, Digital Nomad Life Traveling should be a way to get away from the stress of life. Indeed, vacations and trips always seem to have their own form of problems. Still, the burdens of your home should stay at home. Luckily, there are straightforward steps to address the common causes of home stress […]

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