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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Electronic Notary Law Passed in Missouri

July 9, 2020 in Government Affairs

Missouri Governor Mike Parson signed a notary modernization into law on Monday. This law allows for the use of in-person notary on paper, in-person electronic notary and remote electronic notary for the convenience and safety of Notaries Public and those who need notary services. Parson had issued an executive order earlier this year allowing for […]

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KCRHA Offers Free KCMO Landlord, Tenant Law Workshop

May 21, 2020 in Community

COVID-19, eviction moratoriums, Healthy Homes, Tenant Bill of Rights… the rental market landscape is changing in Kansas City. With the KCMO Tenant Bill of Rights going into effect June 1, last weekend the Kansas City Regional Housing Alliance (KCRHA) hosted a webinar to help landlords navigate and comply with the new regulations. Renowned local landlord/tenant […]

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Missouri Begins Processing Pandemic Unemployment Assistance for Self-Employed and Independent Contractors

April 20, 2020 in Government Affairs

The Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations announced today that it is now processing unemployment claims for self-employed workers, independent contractors and those who otherwise do not qualify for regular unemployment benefits and have been impacted by the coronavirus. Under the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program, those who qualify will be eligible for weekly […]

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Missouri and Kansas Enact Temporary Remote eNotary

April 17, 2020 in Government Affairs

Missouri Governor Mike Parson signed an Executive Order on April 6, authorizing remote electronic notarizations in Missouri. This process will allow for the use of audio-video technology to complete the personal appearance requirement, protecting the health and safety of the notaries public and all parties to the contract. Kansas Governor Laura Kelly signed a similar […]

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Missouri Department of Labor Opens Unemployment Assistance for Independent Contractors

April 15, 2020 in KCRAR News

Today, the Missouri Department of Labor and Industry Relations (DOLIR) began accepting unemployment assistance applications from independent contractors who are Missouri residents. Thanks in part to strong lobbying efforts by the National Association of REALTORS®, the CARES Act, approved by Congress in late March, extended unemployment benefits to independent contractors by creating the new federally […]

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KCRAR Advocacy Team Takes Legislative Road Trip to Jefferson City

March 13, 2020 in Missouri Advocacy

On a cold, windy morning in late February, fourteen members of the KCRAR Missouri Advocacy Committee loaded into a transit van headed east. Waiting for them at the Missouri REALTORS® (MR) REALTOR® Party Headquarters in Jefferson City, Mo. was the MR Advocacy Staff, led by Chief Lobbyist Sam Licklider. Licklider began his day at an […]

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Independence School District to Talk New Programs at Upcoming Lunch and Learn for REALTORS®

February 14, 2020 in KC Metro News

The Independence School District will host a free REALTOR® Lunch and Learn program for Kansas City REALTORS® at the Independence School District Central Office in Independence, Mo. at 12 p.m. on Feb. 27. During this complimentary lunch program, the Independence School District’s leadership team will share the latest information about Independence area schools, including their […]

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Four KCRAR Members Achieve Honors at Missouri REALTORS® Conference

January 24, 2020 in KCRAR

Missouri REALTORS® held their annual business conference this week in St. Charles, Mo. Among the highlights of the conference were the announcements of the organization’s highest honors and achievements. Two KCRAR past presidents were elected into state and regional leadership roles. 2018 KCRAR President Andrea Sheridan was elected to be the 2021 treasurer of Missouri […]

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Jackson County Assessment Department Seeking Agents for Support Services

January 10, 2020 in KC Metro News

The Jackson County Assessment Department is looking for experienced real estate agents who would be interested in providing support services for Board of Equalization appeals. It is seeking to hire real estate professionals to provide real estate support services at the direction of the county’s Director of Assessment. Specifically, real estate professionals would assist in […]

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