President Cunningham: Navigating Spring Courtesies — Etiquette in Real Estate Showings

February 15, 2024 in Guest Columns

By Cindy Cunningham, 2024 KCRAR President With the recent warmer temperatures and an uptick in real estate activity, it seems the spring market has already arrived. However, amidst the excitement of showcasing or viewing homes, it’s important to maintain a sense of etiquette and respect for both the properties and individuals involved. So, I would […]

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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 Conant: I Dare You

January 7, 2021 in Guest Columns

I’d like to start my term as KCRAR president by saying thank you to all our members. At a time like this, I think those two words have come to mean more to me than ever! They mean more than just a simple “Thanks” on an email signature. When I tell someone “Thank you,” I […]

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President Pierce: Clear Cooperation Policy ‘Coming Soon’

February 21, 2020 in Guest Columns

Over the last five years, our market has seen a significant and steady decrease in listing inventory. This decline has ushered in various types of “Pocket Listing” practices in our marketplace. While these practices went by various names (whisper listing, pocket listing, private network listing), they often shared a few pervasive qualities: confusion, frustration and […]

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NAR Passes MLS Proposal to Strengthen Cooperation

November 14, 2019 in Heartland MLS

The National Association of REALTORS®’ Board of Directors approved MLS Statement 8.0, also known as the Clear Cooperation policy, at its meeting Monday. The policy requires listing brokers who are participants in a multiple listing service to submit their listing to the MLS within one business day of marketing the property to the public. NAR’s […]

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President Moyer: Cooperation and Compromise Are Not Dead

August 9, 2019 in Guest Columns

Cooperation and a code of ethics separate us from all other industries as well as the crazy world in which we live. As the country heads into another election cycle and we experience increased division, I am proud to be a REALTOR®. We are truly unique. We compete with one another for a finite number […]

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President Moyer: Are you zealous in maintaining and improving the standards of your calling?

April 12, 2019 in Guest Columns

Under all is the land. Upon its wise utilization and widely allocated ownership depend the survival and growth of free institutions and of our civilization. Realtors® should recognize that the interests of the nation and its citizens require the highest and best use of the land and the widest distribution of land ownership. They require […]

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