KCRAR Members to Be Featured Speakers at National Association of REALTORS® Conference

June 9, 2022 in KCRAR

Kansas City REALTOR® Stacey Johnson-Cosby and Industry Partner Tracey “The Safety Lady” Hawkins have been selected as featured speakers at the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Annual Conference. The conference will take place in Orlando, Fla. on Nov. 11-13, where REALTORS® from across the country will gather to hear from expert speakers, participate in national […]

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Platinum Realty Merges with National Brokerage United Real Estate Group

May 5, 2022 in Community

Local Kansas City region broker Scott DeNeve merged his firm, Platinum Realty, with Dallas-based United Real Estate Group, one of the largest real estate brokerages in the United States, expanding its presence in the Midwest. DeNeve said this merger will allow Platinum to leverage United’s technology and national network while still retaining the Platinum Realty […]

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KCRAR Past President Bobbi Howe Honored with Fair Housing Champion Award

April 28, 2022 in KCRAR

Local REALTOR® and 2020 President of the Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS® (KCRAR), Bobbi Howe, was honored this week as a 2022 recipient of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Fair Housing Champion Award. Howe uses her opportunities as an educator, speaker and podcast host to spread the word about systemic racism in real […]

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Image description: Bill Baird poses with fellow KCRAR members at recent event.

Advocacy Spotlight: Bill Baird

March 17, 2022 in Government Affairs

Kansas City region REALTOR® and former Heartland MLS President Bill Baird has put his REALTOR® advocacy into action in his position as Mayor of Lee’s Summit, Mo., and now he is running for re-election in the April 5 election. “I didn’t get into politics until I ran for school board in 2014, and I would […]

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22 Kansas City REALTORS® Graduate from UMKC REALTOR® Leadership Academy

March 3, 2022 in Education

22 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 the risks to the real estate industry found in the National Association […]

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Kansas City REALTORS® Honored as ‘Newsmakers’ by RISMedia

February 3, 2022 in KCRAR

RISMedia released its 2022 Real Estate Newsmakers list this week, on which KCRAR members Brent Gieseke and Tracey Hawkins were named as Crusaders. RISMedia, a real estate news outlet, releases a list of Newsmakers each year made up of stand-out real estate professionals from across the country in nine categories. The Crusader category recognizes “champions […]

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KCRAR Launches New Directory and App to Connect REALTORS®, Consumers to Industry Service Providers

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As a new benefit for members and their clients, KCRAR launched an updated Industry Partner directory this month. Available in print, on kcrar.com and convenient mobile app, the directory offers a comprehensive list of all KCRAR Industry Partners (formerly called affiliate members) for easy access for agents and brokers looking to find reliable providers in […]

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REALTOR® Steve Snook Honored with Emeritus Achievement

January 27, 2022 in KCRAR

KCRAR member Steve Snook was honored at this week’s KCRAR Board of Directors meeting for his recent Emeritus achievement, which recognizes 40 years of REALTOR® membership. Snook joined the REALTOR® Association in 1979, and since then, he has served in many leadership and volunteer positions on the local, state and national levels. In 2006, Snook […]

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KCRAR Members Installed, Elected and Awarded at Missouri REALTORS® Conference

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KCRAR members achieved honors last week at the Missouri REALTORS® (MR) annual business conference last week in St. Louis, Mo. 2018 KCRAR President Andrea Sheridan was installed as MR 2022 President-Elect. She will be leading the State Association under President John D. Mayfield and alongside Treasurer Derek Schriewer and Past President Janet Judd. Additionally, 2020 […]

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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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