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 Government Affairs

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 Government Affairs

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 Community

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 Community

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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Kansas City Urban Core Bus Tour Home Show Back for Fall Edition

September 27, 2019 in Community

A free home show and homebuying seminar will be coming to Kansas City, Mo. on Saturday, Oct. 5 through Sunday, Oct. 6. Experts in various home buying fields will be on-site to answer questions for attendees. On Saturday, a home buying seminar will be held in both Spanish and English from 12 p.m. to 1:30 […]

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REALTOR® Advocates Meet with Congressman Graves, Republican Whip Scalise

August 16, 2019 in Government Affairs

On Wednesday, KCRAR REALTOR® advocates met with Missouri Congressman Sam Graves in the Northland, as they typically do during each August Congressional recess. This year however, Congressman Graves brought along Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA). Federal Political Coordinator Gary Derks welcomed the Congressmen and guests, reminding all in attendance that homeownership provides an opportunity for […]

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Kansas City REALTOR® Party Supports Candidates for the Upcoming Kansas City, Mo. Election

June 13, 2019 in Government Affairs

On Tuesday, June 18, Kansas City, Mo. voters will have the opportunity to elect new leadership at City Hall. All twelve City Council seats, as well as the Mayor, are on the ballot. As REALTORS®, individual success depends on the ability to promote the benefits of homeownership to buyers and sellers. But too often success […]

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