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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2023 UMKC REALTOR® Leadership Academy Graduates 17 Kansas City REALTORS®

March 2, 2023 in Education

17 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 new business models, the REALTOR® brand and more. The […]

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Kansas City REALTORS® Advocate for Property Rights in Topeka

February 10, 2023 in Government Affairs

Dozens of Kansas REALTORS® traveled to Topeka this week to advocate for private property rights at the annual Kansas Association of REALTORS® (KAR) Capitol Conference, led by 2023 KAR President Thomas Howe. At the conference, KCRAR Past President Jeff Hill was elected by the KAR Board of Directors as the 2024 KAR First Vice President. […]

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Kansas City REALTOR® Andrea Sheridan Installed as Missouri REALTORS® President

January 19, 2023 in KCRAR

KCRAR Past President Andrea Sheridan was installed this week as 2023 Missouri REALTORS® (MR) President at the MR Winter Business Conference in Kansas City. The event was rainbow themed, which Sheridan used as a metaphor to encourage to members to shine their L.I.G.H.T. — love, invite, grow, help and time. “We take a lot of […]

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KCRAR Announces 2022 Award Winners at Annual Holiday Party

December 8, 2022 in KCRAR

Kansas City REALTORS® were honored this week at the KCRAR Holiday Party and Awards Event at the Loews Kansas City Hotel. REALTORS® and Industry Partners from across the Kansas City region were nominated for KCRAR Annual Awards, and five members were selected. The 2022 Good Neighbor Community Service Award was presented to Brent Gieseke, Exit […]

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Chris Collins, Daniel Hartman elected to KCRAR Board of Directors

November 17, 2022 in KCRAR

KCRAR President Michael Pierce announced at the KCRAR annual meeting this week the election of Chris Collins and Daniel Hartman to the KCRAR Board of Directors. They will both serve three-year terms beginning January 2023. Chris Collins, Keller Williams Key Partners, was elected as KCRAR At-Large Director by the general membership across the Kansas City […]

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