President Goering: The Impact of What We Do

June 23, 2022 in Guest Columns

By Alex Goering, 2022 Heartland MLS President As REALTORS®, we’ve all had those conversations with people who don’t really understand what we do. They assume that we only look at perfectly pristine and Instagram-ready homes. They figure we binge Selling Sunset episodes to stay inspired and educated. We obviously all make millions of dollars, and […]

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President Pierce: In an Ideal World

May 13, 2022 in Guest Columns

You’ve selected a few properties to show your clients based on their requirements and preferences, and you find one that seems like the perfect fit. The MLS says it is active, so you schedule a showing. You arrive at the home with your clients right on time, and the key is waiting for you in […]

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President Goering: Diamonds are Forever

April 14, 2022 in Guest Columns

I know you rolled your eyes when you read that title. The clichés surrounding diamonds are completely played out. We all know the lines that frequently make their way into casual conversation about a diamond’s formation, or a diamond’s alleged natural appeal to women. Needless to say, I feel a little silly about the fact […]

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President Pierce: Learning, Growing and Remaining the Best Option for Consumers

March 11, 2022 in Guest Columns

If the past couple of years have taught us anything, it’s the importance of being adaptable. Constant learning and growing has become a necessity to maintain our businesses as the market changes and as consumers’ needs change. And in the spirit of learning and growing, KCRAR hosts a real estate conference and expo each year […]

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President Goering: The New Spring

February 2, 2022 in Guest Columns

We used to celebrate the coming of the spring market. It was a magical time when buyers were out, and sellers knew it. New agents used to treat the spring market like it was some sort of industry secret. I swear, you could walk into any Starbucks at any given time and find a minimum […]

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President Pierce: Maximizing Your Membership to Achieve Your Goals

January 7, 2022 in Guest Columns

Many of us spend this time of year speaking with our brokers, coaches, and mentors about goal setting for 2022. What are the goals we would like to set for ourselves for 2022, and what is the business plan we can put in place to be our roadmap to achieving the results we desire? These goals […]

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President Lofton: Lessons from 2021

December 17, 2021 in Guest Columns

This year has been one of many lessons for me, as I’m sure it’s been for many of us. Remember that one month there in the middle of the year when we though COVID was almost over? How naive we were just a few short months ago. We’ve learned, sometimes the hard way, how to […]

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President Conant: All I Know So Far

December 9, 2021 in Guest Columns

I always imagined that my final message would be something from Hamilton, like “One Last Time,” where George Washington talks with Hamilton about the things he’s learned in his 40 years of service. But, I’ve since realized a shocking truth – I’m not George Washington! I haven’t served you all for 40 years – I’m not even […]

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President Conant: Vacation

October 14, 2021 in Guest Columns

This past year and a half, we’ve all been forced into a new level of comfort with our day-to-day. With “vacations” looking very different than they used to, if happening at all, it can be hard to have that big something to look forward to. That’s actually given me a new appreciation for my work […]

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President Conant: You’re 10 Out of 10

August 5, 2021 in Guest Columns

“The human mind is very powerful. It can create and inspire, or it can discourage and destroy. It’s up to you!” – Brad Turnbill I’d like to talk a little about mental health today, and I chose the quote above, as well as the song this month, Demi Lovato’s “I Love Me,” to help demonstrate one […]

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