President Cunningham: April is Fair Housing Month!

April 18, 2024 in Guest Columns

By Cindy Cunningham, 2024 KCRAR President As we embrace Fair Housing Month, it is essential for REALTORS® to reflect on the significance of fair housing laws and their impact on our communities. Established to combat discrimination and ensure equal access to housing opportunities, Fair Housing Month serves as a reminder of the ongoing commitment to […]

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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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Column: Commit to Fair Housing

April 4, 2024 in Guest Columns

By Jennifer Cox, 2024 KCRAR Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee Chair Every April, REALTORS® commemorate the passage of the Fair Housing Act of 1968 and reflect on housing discrimination and segregation, past and present. As real estate professionals, we have an opportunity to be a part of equitable and inclusive change. Navigating fair housing laws is […]

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President Voltz: Reflecting on Change and Resilience

March 21, 2024 in Guest Columns

I hope this message finds you well and enjoying moments of peace amidst your busy lives and recent headlines. As we journey through the ever-evolving landscape of the real estate industry, I find it important to take a moment to reflect on the concept of change and the resilience it requires from each of us. […]

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President Cunningham: Navigating Spring Courtesies — Etiquette in Real Estate Showings

February 15, 2024 in Guest Columns

By Cindy Cunningham, 2024 KCRAR President With the recent warmer temperatures and an uptick in real estate activity, it seems the spring market has already arrived. However, amidst the excitement of showcasing or viewing homes, it’s important to maintain a sense of etiquette and respect for both the properties and individuals involved. So, I would […]

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President Voltz: New Year, SMART You

January 11, 2024 in Guest Columns

By Amy Voltz, 2024 Heartland MLS President As we enter 2024, it’s hard not to feel the “New Year, New You” mentality take over. Companies pay millions in promotions for us to see these types of ads in our social media feed, our email inboxes and even popping up in our mailboxes. Weight loss plans, […]

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President Niemann: Continued Growth

December 8, 2023 in Guest Columns

By Kyle Niemann, 2023 Heartland MLS President “How did it get so late so soon. It’s night before it’s afternoon. December before it’s June. My goodness, how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?”  – Dr. Seuss How did time manage to slip away so quickly? It feels like just […]

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President West: Cultivating Gratitude

November 9, 2023 in Guest Columns

It’s that time of year to be grateful. Do you know that the act of expressing gratitude can actually make you feel better? It’s been linked to improving sleep, mood, pain and immunity. If you could put this into a pill, everyone would take it! As my year as President comes to a close, I […]

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President Niemann: What If?

October 20, 2023 in Guest Columns

Can you sense it? The chill in the air? It signals the arrival of autumn, and as we begin to look forward, 2024 is just around the corner. We are in the process of crafting our business plans for the coming year and setting our goals. There’s a wealth of resources available to assist with […]

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5 Ways to Create a Culture of Safety and Security in the Real Estate Industry

October 5, 2023 in Guest Columns

Guest column by Tracey Hawkins The real estate industry is facing a reckoning, with a growing awareness of the need for a culture shift to prevent harassment, bullying and other unacceptable practices. Leaders in the industry must take action to demonstrate their dedication to providing a safe and supportive environment for all. Here are five […]

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