KAR Secures Big Win for Kansas Homeowners

May 6, 2021 in Government Affairs

By Derek Ramsay, KCRAR VP of REALTOR® Advocacy Earlier this week, the Kansas legislature overrode Governor Laura Kelly’s veto of Senate Bill 50. In doing so, the lawmakers sent a clear message that homeownership matters in Kansas. Among other provisions, Senate Bill 50 will allow income taxpayers in Kansas to itemize their state tax filing […]

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Missouri REALTORS® Launches Tech Helpline as No-Cost Resource to Members

March 18, 2021 in KCRAR

Missouri REALTORS® (MR) launched a program called Tech Helpline earlier this week as a service to its members, a tool which is also available to Kansas members through the Kansas Association of REALTORS®. Both of these helplines are available at no cost to members of KAR and MR as a membership benefit. Tech Helpline is […]

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Kansas and Missouri REALTOR® Associations Advocate for Homeowner and Real Estate Issues

January 28, 2021 in Government Affairs

Homeowners and real estate professional are not only affected by federal government policies, but also by legislative issues at the state level. The Kansas Association of REALTORS® (KAR) and Missouri REALTORS® (MR) have advocacy teams monitoring the issues coming to state congress to address any that may prove to be critical to REALTORS® and homeowners. […]

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KCRAR Partners with KAR for New Online CE Platform

December 17, 2020 in Education

KCRAR introduced this week a new platform on which it will be offering online CE classes at no cost to its members. These new class offerings are available on Keynote, which is managed by the Kansas Association of REALTORS® (KAR) and offers classes for both Missouri and Kansas CE credit. These classes are normally priced […]

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KCRAR Members Receive Awards, Appointments at Kansas Conference

October 8, 2020 in KCRAR

KCRAR Members Christian Barnes and Sydney West were honored at the Kansas Association of REALTORS® (KAR) Annual Conference with the REALTOR® of the Year and Salesperson of the Year awards. Additionally, Andrew Mall was installed as KAR Vice President and Crystal Swearingen and Jeff Carson were appointed to state committees. Christian Barnes, recipient of KAR’s […]

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Kansas and Missouri State Associations to Hold Annual Conferences Virtually

August 27, 2020 in Education

The Kansas Association of REALTORS® (KAR) and Missouri REALTORS® (MR) are holding their annual conferences virtually this year, making their professional development sessions available to a wider audience. KAR will be hosting its conference Oct. 5-8 with both CE and non-CE professional development sessions. Speakers will include CEO of Dynamite Productions Cheryl Knowlton, social media […]

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Governor Kelly Vetoes Bill, KAR Issues Call For Action

May 24, 2019 in Government Affairs

The Kansas Association of REALTORS® (KAR) issued a call for action on Wednesday, urging its members to reach out to their legislators in support of HB 2033. For years, Kansas homeowners have been able to deduct mortgage interest and property taxes on their state tax return. But now, anyone who takes the new, larger Federal […]

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Rally for Homeownership During the 2019 KAR Capitol Conference

January 25, 2019 in Government Affairs

On Wednesday, Feb. 6, hundreds of Kansas REALTORS® will gather in the Kansas Capitol in Topeka to rally for property ownership and urge the Kansas Legislature to stop a $30 million hidden state income tax increase on middle class Kansas homeowners. This annual event will be an opportunity to connect with other REALTORS® across the […]

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Kansas REALTORS® Launch Campaign to Stop Hidden State Income Tax Increases on Kansas Homeowners

January 24, 2019 in Government Affairs

The Kansas Association of REALTORS® (KAR) has launched a consumer-focused public awareness campaign to help urge the Kansas Legislature to pass legislation to stop a $30 million hidden state income tax increase on Kansas homeowners. If this effort is not successful, thousands of Kansas homeowners will be forced to pay higher state income taxes, since […]

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A Look Inside 2017’s KAR Capitol Conference

February 9, 2017 in Government Affairs

This past week, REALTORS® from across Kansas gathered in Topeka for the annual Capitol Conference, held by the Kansas Association of REALTORS®. The Capitol Conference is a chance for state-associated REALTORS® to actively lobby for their industry and make their voices heard while advocating for private property rights. For this year’s conference, KCRAR fielded a […]

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