President Pierce: Success is a Reflection of Your Contribution to Others

September 8, 2022 in Guest Columns

By Michael Pierce, 2022 KCRAR President As REALTORS®, our primary role is interacting with the community. That can be said on some level for any profession, but for us especially, our business is built on community. We wouldn’t be able to do what we do without the help of our community. That’s why I believe […]

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Looking Out For The Industry: You’re Up To Bat!

August 12, 2022 in Guest Columns

By Alex Goering, 2022 Heartland MLS President If you follow many of your fellow REALTORS® on social media, you’ve probably seen a post or two about an upcoming softball game. All across the city, REALTORS® are preparing for this epic showdown by going to batting cages, playing catch, and searching for their favorite flavor of […]

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President Pierce: Growing from Change

July 28, 2022 in Guest Columns

Michael Pierce, 2022 KCRAR President Real estate professionals are pros at adapting. In our careers, many of us have seen the lows of a housing crisis to the fast-paced low inventory market we’re currently experiencing, and everything in between. What we gain from all these difficult times in the market is experience and perspective. In […]

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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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