KCRAR Regional Chapter Director, Ashlee Ricks, Receives RCE Designation from NAR

March 17, 2022 in KCRAR

Ashlee Ricks, Regional Chapter Director for the Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS® was recently honored by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) for earning the REALTOR® association Certified Executive (RCE) designation during the Association Executives Institute held in Atlanta, Ga. last week. According to NAR, the RCE designation recognizes exceptional efforts made by REALTOR® association executives. Ricks is […]

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KCRAR Names New Chief Operating Officer

March 4, 2022 in KCRAR

KCRAR’s newest staff member, Julie Bolton, stepped into her role as Chief Operating Officer this week, succeeding Perry Crume, who retired at the end of last year. Bolton comes from the Tri-Lakes Board of REALTORS® in Branson, Mo., where she served 6+ years as Association Executive. “I am extremely pleased that Julie agreed to join our […]

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KCRAR and Heartland MLS Take Strides in 2021

January 13, 2022 in KCRAR

2021 was a year of growth for KCRAR, Heartland MLS and Kansas City REALTORS®. In the midst of an ongoing pandemic, and with a housing supply less than 1.5 months throughout the year, KCRAR implemented new innovations to help serve REALTORS® in the Kansas City region. For the safety and varying comfort levels of its […]

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KCRAR and Heartland MLS Introduce 2022 Presidents at Annual Holiday Party

December 2, 2021 in KCRAR

Around 450 REALTORS® and Industry Partners gathered this week at the Loews Kansas City Hotel to witness the installation of KCRAR’s 2022 President Michael Pierce and Heartland MLS’s 2022 President Alex Goering. 2021 KCRAR President Tony Conant and Heartland MLS President Angela Lofton reflected on their accomplishments from the past year before “passing the gavel” […]

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KCRAR Announces Annual Award Winners at Holiday Party


KCRAR presented its annual award winners this week at its Holiday Party and Awards Event at the Loews Kansas City Hotel. Winners were selected by committee based on nominations submitted for REALTORS® and Industry Partners from around the Kansas City region. The 2021 Good Neighbor Community Service Award was presented to Dennis Curtin, real estate […]

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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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2022 Enrollment Now Open for KCRAR’s Group Health Plans

November 4, 2021 in KCRAR

The annual enrollment period is now open for KCRAR’s insurance plans through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City. After negotiations with insurance providers, KCRAR is able to offer its members and their families health coverage at the lowest possible rate.  The current enrollment period will offer an insurance effective date of Jan. 1, 2022. […]

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KCRAR Members Announced as 2022 State Leadership at MR Conference

October 1, 2021 in KCRAR

Missouri REALTORS® (MR) held its annual Fall conference this week in Kansas City. Among the events, many KCRAR members were announced as leaders on the MR Board of Directors or committees. 2018 KCRAR President Andrea Sheridan will be installed in early 2022 as MR President-Elect, and the following KCRAR members are also entering leadership positions […]

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Meet the Candidates: 2022 KCRAR Board of Directors Election

September 30, 2021 in KCRAR

The election for three KCRAR Directors will take place in November. The majority of the Director positions on the KCRAR Board are positions elected by the KCRAR membership. Each position up for election in November is for a three-year term beginning January 2022. REALTOR® members whose representatives are up for election will receive email ballots […]

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Nancy Davis to Retire from KCRAR After 14 Years

September 9, 2021 in KCRAR

Nancy Davis, REALTOR® Advocacy & Commercial Services Assistant at KCRAR, said her time at KCRAR has been full of growth and new experiences. After 14 years with the Association, Davis will be retiring this month. “This is a job like something I’ve never had before,” Davis said. “Just being able to meet all these outgoing […]

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