Help to Accurately Represent the Availability of Listings

August 31, 2020 in KCRAR

As listing inventory remains at historic lows, KCRAR is receiving daily complaints of misrepresentation of the availability of properties to agents and their clients. In order to comply with the REALTOR® Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice, listing agents must “not misrepresent the availability of access to show or inspect a listed property,” according […]

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Electronic Notary Law Passed in Missouri

July 9, 2020 in Government Affairs

Missouri Governor Mike Parson signed a notary modernization into law on Monday. This law allows for the use of in-person notary on paper, in-person electronic notary and remote electronic notary for the convenience and safety of Notaries Public and those who need notary services. Parson had issued an executive order earlier this year allowing for […]

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Kansas Real Estate Commission makes changes to advertising rules in Kansas

March 6, 2020 in Government Affairs

Significant changes to advertising rules for real estate licensees in Kansas will go into effect on July 1, 2020. These changes will specifically relate to how licensee or team names can be presented in advertising. These new changes will apply to all forms of advertising. The Kansas Real Estate Commission (KREC) defines advertising as “communication […]

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Are Your Agents’ Social Media Ads Breaking the Law?

November 1, 2019 in KCRAR

Your agents have taken all of the required pre- and post-licensing courses. They are current on the REALTOR® Code of Ethics class requirements. Some may even religiously attend your sales meetings. That means they can’t possibly do anything to jeopardize their career or your firm, right? Think again. Even the most studious agents can have […]

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Heartland MLS Reminds Subscribers about Potential License Law Violations Related to Effective Dates on Listing Contracts

May 17, 2019 in Heartland MLS

With the busy spring selling season in full force, Heartland MLS is seeing an expected increase in MLS activity. An unexpected element is the number of listings being entered into the system prior to the effective listing date on the Exclusive Right to Sell contract. Not only is this practice a violation of HMLS policy, […]

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5 Commonly Cited Infractions Seen by the Kansas and Missouri Real Estate Commissions

February 1, 2018 in KCRAR

A panel of legal experts spoke to KCRAR member brokers in December. Among them was Terry Moore, the Missouri Real Estate Commission Director, and Erik Wisner, the Kansas Real Estate Commission Director, who each shared some of their commonly cited infractions. In case you missed the panel, the following are some infractions these two Real […]

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4 Expert Tips to Keep Your Brokerage in Good Legal Health

December 12, 2017 in KCRAR

A panel of legal experts from Kansas and Missouri spoke to brokers on Friday, Dec. 1 in the KCRAR classroom. KCRAR Corporate Attorney Jim Hubbard moderated a discussion between Kansas and Missouri Real Estate Commission Directors Erik Wisner and Terry Moore, Kansas and Missouri Legal Hotline Attorneys Vern Jarboe and Steve Graham, and Field Supervisor […]

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What you need to know when marketing your listings

November 29, 2017 in KCRAR

The National Association of REALTORS® has recently updated the Standards of Practice to make clear that members are prohibited from using misleading imagery in real estate marketing materials. The change reflects NAR’s position that as consumers increasingly rely on photos to assess properties and images that have been excessively altered or distorted can harm the […]

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