President Niemann: A New Season of Technology

April 6, 2023 in Guest Columns

Even with the nicer weather, I still spend a lot of time with technology, and our Heartland MLS board is always looking for new technologies to enhance the platforms we already have in place.

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Column: We are Better Together

March 9, 2023 in Guest Columns

I want to do something to bridge the gap between the people I know who have shown me kindness and those I do not know who would do me and other Asian people harm. It is an exercise in “East meets West” and “West meets East” to promote understanding and decrease misinformation.

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President West: Relationships Matter

March 1, 2023 in Guest Columns

As REALTORS®, we have a business built on relationships. Relationships with our clients, relationships with our vendors, relationships with our community, and especially our relationships with other REALTORS®…

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Column: The Black History All Year Challenge

February 24, 2023 in Guest Columns

February is a great time to highlight some of the issues that have historically and currently hold Black Americans back; however, those issues don’t stop after the month is over. I implore each member to not only learn and take actionable steps during February, but to extend those efforts throughout the year and become true advocates of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the real estate industry.

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President Niemann: Five Lessons from a Walk with Sunday

February 2, 2023 in Guest Columns

My black lab Sunday and I go for walks. During these walks it gives me a lot of time to think and one day I was thinking about how our walks relate to real estate and life in general.

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President West: Goals and Resolutions

January 19, 2023 in Guest Columns

Whether goals or resolutions, there is no better time than the present to make plans to do things better and make yourself better. I’d like to offer a few suggestions for you to add to yours to make this a “better” year.

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President Goering: Keep Paving the Way

December 30, 2022 in Guest Columns

By Alex Goering, 2022 Heartland MLS President A couple of weeks after my wife and I moved into my parents’ basement, I did exactly what one would expect: I got my real estate license. I was nearly 23, which gave me slightly more credibility than being 22. I would describe myself as charismatic, which is […]

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President Pierce: A Time of Opportunity

December 2, 2022 in Guest Columns

By Michael Pierce, 2022 KCRAR President With lower home sales, higher interest rates, and rising inflation, it is easy to fall into the mindset that your business growth will be an inevitable victim of circumstance. In reality, this is a time of great opportunity for business growth. There are no circumstances that can hinder your growth as a professional […]

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DEI Undertakes Homebuyer Seminar, REALTOR® Redlined Event

October 27, 2022 in Guest Columns

By Donta Littlejohn, 2022 DEI Chair Over the last few months, KCRAR’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee (DEI) has been hard at work finding ways to partner with the community and bring together our REALTOR® membership. We have found great partnerships with the Johnson County Museum and Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City. On Oct. […]

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President Goering: Stay the Course

October 21, 2022 in Guest Columns

By Alex Goering, 2022 Heartland MLS President KCRAR and Heartland MLS presidents have been doing these presidential guest columns for a while. As an association junky, some of my favorite people have been “guest columnists,” and I’ve always enjoyed reading the work of my friends. In February of 2020, KCRAR President (and my friend/podcast co-host), […]

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