KCRAR Builds on ‘Which Role’ Campaign in Consumer-Targeted Instagram Strategy

November 11, 2021 in KCRAR

To reach even more consumers with messaging promoting the value of using a REALTOR®, KCRAR launched a new Instagram strategy earlier this year. KCRAR’s “Which Role” campaign launched in 2017 with six keywords demonstrating the many roles a REALTOR® carries, from negotiator to concierge to firefighter. To give REALTORS® a platform on which to show […]

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Dr. Ted C. Jones Reinvents, Recharges and Reignites at 2022 KCRAR Commercial Forecast

October 22, 2021 in KCRAR

Dr. Ted C. Jones and Jill McCarthy took the screen on Thursday at KCRAR Commercial’s annual Forecast event. Jones’ presentation focused on the “three R’s” of real estate and the economy: reinvent, recharge and reignite. Although the pandemic brought Kansas City to its highest unemployment levels in years, Jones noted that 91% of jobs lost […]

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WSU Center for Real Estate Releases 2022 Kansas Housing Market Forecast

October 14, 2021 in Community

The Annual Wichita State 2022 Kansas Housing Markets Forecast report has been published by the WSU Center for Real Estate and copies are available at the KCRAR Leawood office. This year’s “Out of This World” report analyzes employment, inflation, mortgage rates and more to make predictions for the Kansas housing market in the coming year. […]

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Help House Our KC Neighbors This Winter

October 1, 2021 in Guest Columns

By Tony Conant & Stacey Johnson-Cosby Last winter, two of our unhoused neighbors tragically died from exposure to the cold. This happened right here in the Kansas City area because they simply did not have access to a warm place to stay safe at night. The city put forth efforts to keep people warm from […]

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State Association Conferences to Be Held in Kansas City, Wichita this Fall

August 19, 2021 in KCRAR

Registration is open for the Missouri REALTORS® (MR) Fall Business Conference and the Kansas Association of REALTORS® (KAR) Annual Conference and Expo. Both these conferences offer a full schedule for members to attend CE classes, professional development seminars, networking events and more. The MR conference will take place as a hybrid event Sept. 28 – […]

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Kansas City Ranked as Top Metro for First-Time Homebuyers

July 22, 2021 in Community

LendingTree released its annual ranking of the nation’s 50 largest metropolitan areas by how friendly they are for those buying their first home. Kansas City, Mo. leads the list of top metros for first-time buyers, followed by Oklahoma City, Okla. and Louisville, Ky. The ranking considered the following factors in its ranking: average down payment, average down […]

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2020 Kansas City Real Estate Market Recap: Low Interest Rates, Strong Buyer Demand, Increased Home Sales

January 21, 2021 in Community

The residential housing market across the Greater Kansas City Region remained strong throughout 2020 according to year-end data from the Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS® (KCRAR). Closed sales were up 6.3% for the year, indicating continued buyer demand. While there was no shortage of buyer demand in 2020, the lack of homes for sale led to a 51.3% decrease in inventory from 2019, with the year closing […]

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KCRHA Offers Free KCMO Landlord, Tenant Law Workshop

May 21, 2020 in Community

COVID-19, eviction moratoriums, Healthy Homes, Tenant Bill of Rights… the rental market landscape is changing in Kansas City. With the KCMO Tenant Bill of Rights going into effect June 1, last weekend the Kansas City Regional Housing Alliance (KCRHA) hosted a webinar to help landlords navigate and comply with the new regulations. Renowned local landlord/tenant […]

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Kansas City Urban Core Bus Tour Home Show Back for Fall Edition

September 27, 2019 in Community

A free home show and homebuying seminar will be coming to Kansas City, Mo. on Saturday, Oct. 5 through Sunday, Oct. 6. Experts in various home buying fields will be on-site to answer questions for attendees. On Saturday, a home buying seminar will be held in both Spanish and English from 12 p.m. to 1:30 […]

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Home Show and Bus Tour Coming to Kansas City Urban Core

April 12, 2019 in Community

KCRAR is among a group of local organizations sponsoring the upcoming Kansas City Urban Core Home Show and Bus Tour April 27-28. The event will include a free home show via bus and seminars on various home-buying topics. Members of the KCRAR Diversity Committee will be speaking at the event on neighborhood pride and involvement […]

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