President Niemann: Five Lessons from a Walk with Sunday

February 2, 2023 in Guest Columns

My black lab Sunday and I go for walks. During these walks it gives me a lot of time to think and one day I was thinking about how our walks relate to real estate and life in general.

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President West: Goals and Resolutions

January 19, 2023 in Guest Columns

Whether goals or resolutions, there is no better time than the present to make plans to do things better and make yourself better. I’d like to offer a few suggestions for you to add to yours to make this a “better” year.

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President Goering: Keep Paving the Way

December 30, 2022 in Guest Columns

By Alex Goering, 2022 Heartland MLS President A couple of weeks after my wife and I moved into my parents’ basement, I did exactly what one would expect: I got my real estate license. I was nearly 23, which gave me slightly more credibility than being 22. I would describe myself as charismatic, which is […]

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President Pierce: A Time of Opportunity

December 2, 2022 in Guest Columns

By Michael Pierce, 2022 KCRAR President With lower home sales, higher interest rates, and rising inflation, it is easy to fall into the mindset that your business growth will be an inevitable victim of circumstance. In reality, this is a time of great opportunity for business growth. There are no circumstances that can hinder your growth as a professional […]

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President Goering: Stay the Course

October 21, 2022 in Guest Columns

By Alex Goering, 2022 Heartland MLS President KCRAR and Heartland MLS presidents have been doing these presidential guest columns for a while. As an association junky, some of my favorite people have been “guest columnists,” and I’ve always enjoyed reading the work of my friends. In February of 2020, KCRAR President (and my friend/podcast co-host), […]

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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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