NAR Offers Group Life Insurance Plans for REALTORS®

January 14, 2021 in KCRAR

As a part of its REALTOR® Benefits Program, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) has launched a new group life insurance program, in which REALTORS® can enroll to help shield their families from the economic impact of losing a loved one. NAR has introduced three plans that are exclusive to NAR members and offer negotiated […]

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NAR Offers Education Sessions Focused on Recent Changes to Code of Ethics

January 7, 2021 in KCRAR

The Board of Directors for the National Association of REALTORS® in November voted in favor of a motion presented by NAR’s Professional Standards Committee making it a violation for REALTORS® to use harassing or hate speech toward any of the protected classes under Article 10 of NAR’s Code of Ethics. Those include race, color, religion, […]

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In ‘monumental moment,’ NAR cracks down on hate speech

November 20, 2020 in KCRAR

by Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine REALTORS® who engage in hate speech or discriminatory conduct even outside of their real estate practice could face disciplinary action under the Code of Ethics. The National Association of REALTORS®’ Board of Directors on Friday approved a proposal intended to hold members to a higher standard of ethics in […]

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The double-edged housing boom: Eye-popping home sales and prices pose longer-term problems

November 11, 2020 in KCRAR

by Lawrence Yun, National Association of REALTORS® Remarkably, in the midst of a pandemic, the housing market is in a clear V-shaped recovery. Sales for both existing and new homes in August hit their highest mark since 2006. The data popped out as round numbers: existing-home sales at an even 6 million and new-home sales […]

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NAR Annual Conference Goes Virtual

October 1, 2020 in KCRAR

  This year, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) kicks-off its first ever virtual REALTORS® Conference & Expo. Taking place from Nov. 2-18, NAR aims for its education sessions to teach attendees how to turn challenges into opportunities to reassess and bounce back bigger and better than before. As online event engagement grows, NAR is […]

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Cybersecurity Checklist: Best Practices for Real Estate Professionals

September 25, 2020 in KCRAR

Cybercrime can be devastating to real estate professionals and their clients. The following checklist offers some best practices to help you curb the risk of cybercrime. Because data protection and cybersecurity laws differ across the country, NAR recommends that you work with an attorney licensed in your state to help you develop cybersecurity-related programs, policies, […]

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KCRAR Member Christian Barnes Appointed as Chair of NAR Committee

August 20, 2020 in KCRAR

2016 KCRAR President Christian Barnes will Chair the National Association of REALTORS’® (NAR) Commitment to Excellence Committee in 2021. The committee is tasked with maintaining and improving the Commitment to Excellence program (C2EX), which is a NAR endorsement program through which REALTORS® evaluate, enhance and showcase their highest levels of professionalism. “I am thrilled to […]

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NAR to Host Virtual Tech Edge Series for REALTORS®

June 11, 2020 in Education

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) is hosting its Tech Edge Series entirely virtually for the first time. The series will include three live streamed events beginning June 30 designed to teach attendees how to be a stronger virtual agent with topics such as best practices for virtual showings, open houses and tours, 360° photos […]

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NAR Calls Housing Market Slump Temporary as Pending Home Sales Fall in March

April 30, 2020 in KCRAR

Pending home sales fell in March, seeing expected declines as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Each of the four major regions saw drops in month-over-month contract activity and year-over-year pending home sales transactions. The Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI),* www.nar.realtor/pending-home-sales, a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, […]

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KCRAR Urges Brokers to Encourage Agents to Take Advantage of NAR TeleHealth

April 21, 2020 in KCRAR

In response to the current health crisis, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) is funding two months of access to Members TeleHealth at no cost to members, via the Right Tools, Right Now program, for any members whose health insurance doesn’t already provide a telehealth solution. Since NAR’s original announcement of this program, it has extended […]

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