Award Winners Announced, 2024 Leadership Introduced at KCRAR Holiday Party

December 7, 2023 in KCRAR

Around 400 REALTORS® and Industry Partners gathered this week at the Loews Kansas City Hotel to witness the installation of 2024 KCRAR President Cindy Cunningham and Heartland MLS President Amy Voltz, as well as the announcement of the 2023 KCRAR award winners. The 2023 Good Neighbor Community Service Award was presented to Barbara Walk, RE/MAX […]

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President West: Strive to Serve

September 21, 2023 in Guest Columns

By 2023 KCRAR President Sydney West Happy Fall! As the days cool down and the leaves start to fall, it is the perfect time to begin making plans for 2024. Not just business plans, but ways to enrich our lives and our communities. Last week, I had the privilege to join KCRAR’s eighth annual REALTORS® […]

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Image description: A volunteer reads with a young child in a classroom.

Local REALTORS® Give Back Through Lead to Read Program

August 22, 2023 in Community

When kids go back to school, so will volunteers from KCRAR. REALTORS® from across the Kansas City region are taking one lunch hour a week to read with Kansas City elementary students to build literacy skills and help enable their success in school and in life. These volunteers, called “reading mentors,” read one-on-one in the […]

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KCRAR Midwest Missouri Chapter Launches Fundraiser to Help Address Housing Needs in Community

August 17, 2023 in Community

The Midwest Missouri Chapter of KCRAR is kicking of a months-long fundraising campaign benefitting the Fuller Center for Housing of Johnson County, Missouri, a not-for-profit working to provide adequate shelter for people in need. Between now and Nov. 30, the Midwest Missouri Chapter is encouraging its members to donate to the Fuller Center for a […]

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Dennis Curtin, Sydney West and Bobbi Howe address a small audience at the unveiling of the installation.

REALTOR® Dennis Curtin Honored with Art Installation at Mimi’s Pantry

July 6, 2023 in Community

A 25-foot-long custom painted picnic table was unveiled last week at Mimi’s Pantry to honor the work of founder Dennis Curtin. The art was commissioned by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and painted by local artist JT Daniels with artistic portrayals of the service and community impact of Mimi’s Pantry. The purpose of the […]

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Pittsburg REALTORS® Give Back at Annual Day of Action

June 29, 2023 in Community

16 members of the KCRAR Pittsburg Chapter gathered last week to give back to the community as a part of United Way’s Day of Action. Two groups of KCRAR volunteers spent the day on projects for a local community childcare center and for the Salvation Army. “When the United Way needed volunteers to help with […]

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KCRAR to Host Second Annual Blood Drive with American Red Cross


KCRAR is inviting its members to give back during its second annual blood drive event. On July 25, the American Red Cross will be at the KCRAR Leawood office between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. to accept blood donations. The Red Cross has been collecting blood for over 75 years, and they need to collect […]

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YPN/KC Breaks Records at Battle of the Bands Fundraiser for Habitat KC

June 9, 2023 in KCRAR

KCRAR’s Young Professionals Network (YPN/KC) held its annual fundraiser event on Wednesday, bringing in a record breaking $6,042 for Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City. Seven bands competed for the cause, each featuring REALTORS® or Industry Partners, at this Battle of the Bands event. After hearing musical stylings ranging from bluegrass to pop to classic […]

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Kansas City REALTORS® to Give Back at Upcoming Week-Long Event

May 11, 2023 in KCRAR

KCRAR will be participating in the 2023 REALTOR® Volunteer Days June 3-11, giving local REALTORS® and Industry Partners an opportunity to showcase the time and effort they’ve dedicated to accessible and affordable housing in the Kansas City region. In partnership with the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), REALTORS® in the Kansas City region are being […]

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KCRAR Announces 2022 Award Winners at Annual Holiday Party

December 8, 2022 in KCRAR

Kansas City REALTORS® were honored this week at the KCRAR Holiday Party and Awards Event at the Loews Kansas City Hotel. REALTORS® and Industry Partners from across the Kansas City region were nominated for KCRAR Annual Awards, and five members were selected. The 2022 Good Neighbor Community Service Award was presented to Brent Gieseke, Exit […]

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