2024 UMKC REALTOR® Leadership Academy Graduates 18 Kansas City REALTORS®

March 7, 2024 in Education

18 KCRAR REALTORS® graduated Wednesday from the University of Missouri Kansas City REALTOR® Leadership Academy, a seven-month program where students studied advanced industry principles, leadership development and business management practices. These students worked on team-based assignments throughout the term, and on Wednesday presented their capstone projects, which explored topics including the use of artificial intelligence in the […]

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KCRAR Members Honored at State Conferences

February 1, 2024 in KCRAR

KCRAR members traveled to St. Louis, Mo. and Manhattan, Kan. in January for the Missouri REALTORS® (MR) and Kansas Association of REALTORS® (KAR) annual winter conferences. At the MR conference, KCRAR members Bobbi Howe and Andrea Sheridan were sworn in as MR 2024 President-Elect and Immediate Past President, respectively. Sheridan was also presented with the […]

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KCRAR Member Selected as National Volunteering Works Mentor

January 26, 2024 in Community

KCRAR member Craig Conant was selected by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) as a mentor for the 15th annual Volunteering Works program. Conant, who is a 2001 National Good Neighbor Award winner, will be mentoring Arlin Fisher, a REALTOR® from North Dakota. The Volunteering Works program, which matches real estate agents who work on […]

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Southeast Kansas Association of REALTORS® to Merge with KCRAR

December 14, 2023 in KCRAR

The Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS® (KCRAR) Board of Directors voted last month to ratify the merger of the Southeast Kansas Association of REALTORS® (SEKAR) with KCRAR. The SEKAR Board of Directors and general membership casted a similar vote earlier this year. SEKAR will be dissolved and become the Southeast Kansas Chapter of KCRAR […]

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KCRAR President-Elect Named 2023 Kansas Salesperson of the Year

September 29, 2023 in KCRAR

Kansas City REALTOR® and KCRAR 2023 President-Elect Cindy Cunningham was named Salesperson of the Year for the state of Kansas this week at the Kansas Association of REALTORS® (KAR) Annual Conference. Nominees from across the state are judged for this award not only based on dedication to the real estate industry through adherence to the […]

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Kansas City REALTOR® Named 2023 Missouri REALTOR® of the Year

September 21, 2023 in KCRAR

KCRAR member Jennifer Langston-Justus was named Missouri REALTOR® of the Year this week at the Missouri REALTORS® (MR) Fall Business Conference. MR gives this award annual to a REALTOR® who exemplifies “REALTOR® Spirit.” Nominees from across the state of Missouri are judged on adherence to the REALTOR® Code of Ethics, efforts to encourage good real estate […]

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Kansas City REALTOR® Heather Bortnick Named 2023 ‘Women Who Means Business’ Honoree 

August 24, 2023 in KCRAR

Heather Bortnick, President of the Koehler Bortnick Team with ReeceNichols, was honored recently by the Kansas City Business Journal as one of its 2023 “Women Who Mean Business.” The program honors “top-ranking women in Kansas City who also take an active role in the community and in helping lift other women,” according to the Kansas […]

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NAR Introduces REALTOR® Safety Podcast Hosted by KC Industry Partner

July 20, 2023 in KCRAR

‘Drive With NAR: The Safety Series’ will be hosted by local safety expert Tracey Hawkins The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) recently launched a new podcast, Drive with NAR: The Safety Series, on July 17. The podcast is hosted by Tracey Hawkins, a KCRAR Industry Partner, safety expert and former real estate agent with nearly […]

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Pittsburg REALTOR® Brokerage Named 2023 Small Business of the Year

May 25, 2023 in Community

KCRAR Pittsburg Chapter member Brian Jones, owner of Jones Heritage REALTORS®, was honored last week by the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce with the 2023 Small Business of the Year Award. The award is presented by the chamber each year at its annual banquet to a small business based on evidence of successful operation of […]

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Kansas City REALTOR® Jennifer Justus to Compete at American Royal

April 27, 2023 in Community

Kansas City REALTOR® Jennifer Justus joins the American Royal Rodeo for the second year as a mounted shooter at the Hale Arena in Kansas City, Mo. May 4-6. The event, which Justus has been involved in for three years, involves firing at targets with a single action revolver on horseback. “I love this sport!” Justus […]

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