Kansas City REALTORS® Step Up to the Plate for RPAC at 2023 Auction

June 29, 2023 in KCRAR

The Closers and the Homerunners took Legends Field again for the annual American Dream Auction and “League of R Own” softball game, this year raising $87,770 for the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC). Around 200 REALTORS®, Industry Partners, family and staff gathered at the home of the Kansas City Monarchs on Wednesday for this fundraising […]

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Johnson County Commission Chairman Meets with Kansas City REALTORS® to Address Initiatives, Challenges

May 19, 2023 in Government Affairs

Mike Kelly, Chairman of the Johnson County Commission, visited the KCRAR classroom last week for the first “Eggs and Issues,” a series in which the KCRAR Advocacy Department brings elected officials to KCRAR to talk with members about issues of importance to the community and the real estate industry. Kelly assumed his role as commissioner […]

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NAR President Testifies About New Mortgage Fees Before Congressional Panel

May 18, 2023 in Government Affairs

National Association of REALTORS® National Association of Realtors® President Kenny Parcell testified before the House Committee on Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance this week about the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) new loan level pricing adjustments (LLPA) fee increase on borrowers with fair to good credit profiles.  Parcell, a Realtor® for 27 years from Spanish Fork, Utah, said the fees were […]

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Five KCRAR Members Inducted into RPAC Hall of Fame at 2023 NAR Spring Conference

May 11, 2023 in Government Affairs

Five KCRAR members were inducted into the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) Hall of Fame this week in Washington, D.C. Larry Apple, Linda Cone, Andrew Mall and Brent Sledd were all newly inducted into the Hall of Fame, indicating a lifetime contribution of $25,000 to RPAC. Additionally, T. David Rogers, who was originally inducted in […]

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President West: Making Moves for the American Dream

May 3, 2023 in Guest Columns

My favorite thing about May and real estate? You might be thinking it’s the exciting May market, and it is an exciting time in the market, although that isn’t my favorite thing…

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Kansas City REALTORS® Advocate for Property Rights in Topeka

February 10, 2023 in Government Affairs

Dozens of Kansas REALTORS® traveled to Topeka this week to advocate for private property rights at the annual Kansas Association of REALTORS® (KAR) Capitol Conference, led by 2023 KAR President Thomas Howe. At the conference, KCRAR Past President Jeff Hill was elected by the KAR Board of Directors as the 2024 KAR First Vice President. […]

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REALTORS® Hit It Out of the Park, Raise $85k at 2022 American Dream Auction

August 19, 2022 in KCRAR

The silent auction kicked off online on Monday, and over the next three days, REALTORS® bid on over 100 items from sports memorabilia to tech gadgets to kitchen appliances and more. On Wednesday, over 20 REALTORS® took the field to play an exhibition softball game, spectated by a crowd of Live Auction attendees. After the […]

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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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Image description: A group of REALTORS® pose with Congresswoman Sharice Davids after their meeting.

REALTORS® Discuss Inventory, Fair Housing with Representative Sharice Davids

May 26, 2022 in Government Affairs

A group of REALTORS® met this week with U.S. Representative Sharice Davids to discuss critical housing bills coming through congress. Kansas Association of REALTORS® (KAR) President and Federal Political Coordinator Andrew Mall led the meeting, opening a conversation with Davids on bills impacting housing supply and fair housing. Mall urged Davids to co-sponsor the Housing […]

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KCRAR Members and CEO Inducted into RPAC Hall of Fame

May 5, 2022 in Government Affairs

Three KCRAR members and its CEO were inducted into the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) Hall of Fame this week in Washington, D.C. Scottie Broderick, Kipp Cooper and Jennifer Langston-Justus were all newly inducted into the Hall of Fame, indicating a lifetime contribution of $25,000 to RPAC. Additionally, Jim Gamble, who was originally inducted in […]

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