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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President Conant: Home

June 17, 2021 in Guest Columns

by Tony Conant, 2021 KCRAR President June is in full swing, and I know we’ve all been bored waiting around for the market to pick up, right? Just kidding. I know it’s been a stressful time for many of us, but June serves as a reminder of two very important causes. June is National Homeownership […]

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President Conant: Colors of the Wind

April 1, 2021 in Guest Columns

As promised during KCRAR’s Recharge event last Thursday, my April message, in celebration of Fair Housing Month, is inspired by “Colors of the Wind” by Judy Kuhn, made famous by the Disney movie “Pocahontas” back in 1995. I love this song, not only because it speaks directly to the nature lover in me with verses like: “Come run the […]

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President Lofton: Showing Courtesies 101

March 4, 2021 in Guest Columns

You wake up to review the hot sheet, and a brand-new listing that meets your buyer’s needs is now active! The excitement of rushing to the listing and hoping this is the one has set in. You schedule the showing to realize you are allowed a five-minute window. You will try to work fast but […]

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President Conant: That’s What’s Up

February 4, 2021 in Guest Columns

It should come as no surprise that my February message features a song that has the word “heart” in the title. After all, it is the month of Valentine’s Day, where we traditionally overindulge on chocolate and those little candy hearts and generally take time to show a little extra love to that special someone in […]

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President Lofton: Football and Real Estate, Can We Relate?

January 28, 2021 in Guest Columns

Watching the first quarter of the AFC championship game I will not lie, I was concerned. Can they do this? Again? We were down 9 – not a great start. But something huge happened and quickly changed my thinking. I watched as Travis Kelce and Patrick Mahomes approached their teammate who had made a huge […]

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