3 Fair Housing Education Resources REALTORS® Can Use This Month

April 15, 2021 in Education

Though REALTORS® are responsible for upholding Fair Housing law all year, Fair Housing Month can serve as a reminder for real estate professionals to remain vigilant against bias and discrimination. Resources are available through the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and other organizations to help real estate professionals educate and test themselves on their understanding […]

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Code of Ethics Required Training Deadline Approaching

April 8, 2021 in Education

For more than 100 years, the REALTOR® Code of Ethics has set the standard for the consistent business practices of REALTORS®.  The promise of upholding this Code is what differentiates REALTORS ® from non-member licensees. It also ensures that not only will consumers be well-served, but that a spirit of cooperation and mutual respect is […]

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Consumer Content Available for Member Use Through NAR

March 11, 2021 in KCRAR

The National Association of REALTORS’® (NAR) REALTOR® Content Resource provides hundreds of consumer-targeted articles on topics like home buying and selling, home improvement, maintenance, taxes, insurance and community issues for agents and brokers to share on their websites, blogs, email marketing or social media. KCRAR members have access to this resource as a free NAR […]

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Create a Personal Safety Plan That Also Avoids Legal Liability

in KCRAR

REALTOR® Magazine One-third of real estate professionals have felt unsafe during an open house or showing, according to the 2020 National Association of REALTORS® Member Safety Report. Safety remains a priority among real estate professionals and their brokerages. Having a personal safety plan can help. This plan can address common scenarios that you may risk […]

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Heartland MLS Adopts Changes to Rules and Regulations Effective March 1

February 25, 2021 in Heartland MLS

Heartland MLS announced this week the implementation of a National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) mandated change to its rules and regulations, as well as two HMLS Board of Directors approved updates that will take effect on the same date, March 1, 2021. This update to the HMLS Rules and Regulations will primarily involve the enforcement […]

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NAR Finds Black Home Buyers More Than Twice as Likely to Have Student Loan Debt, Be Rejected for Mortgage Loans Than White Home Buyers

February 17, 2021 in KCRAR

National Association of REALTORS® Key Highlights The U.S. homeownership rate was 64.2% in 2019. At 69.8%, the rate for non-Hispanic white Americans exceeds the national rate. However, the Black homeownership rate – 42% – represents a Black-white homeownership gap of almost 30%. The homeownership rates for Asian Americans and Hispanic Americans are 60.7% and 48.1%, […]

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NAR Joins Coalition Calling for Clarity in Rental Assistance

February 5, 2021 in Government Affairs

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Housing groups, including the National Association of REALTORS®, are urging federal agencies to provide more information on the distribution of $25 billion in rental assistance under current COVID-19 relief legislation, which was signed into law in December. The coalition of real estate trade organizations says the funds are critical […]

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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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