KCRAR to Host Cross-Region Blood Drive with American Red Cross

June 23, 2022 in KCRAR

KCRAR is inviting its members to give back the week of July 25 during its multi-day blood drive event. On July 25, the American Red Cross will be at the KCRAR Northland office between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to accept blood donations. They will be at the KCRAR Leawood office on July 26 from […]

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Kansas City REALTORS® Honored as ‘Newsmakers’ by RISMedia

February 3, 2022 in KCRAR

RISMedia released its 2022 Real Estate Newsmakers list this week, on which KCRAR members Brent Gieseke and Tracey Hawkins were named as Crusaders. RISMedia, a real estate news outlet, releases a list of Newsmakers each year made up of stand-out real estate professionals from across the country in nine categories. The Crusader category recognizes “champions […]

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Image description: DEI volunteers pose outside of the VCP Outreach Center in Kansas City.

Kansas City REALTORS® Gather Over 2,500 Items for Veterans in Need this Winter

December 16, 2021 in Community

The Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS’® Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee (DEI) wrapped up its Cold Weather Drive this week, collecting over 2,500 donated items for Veterans Community Project. Local REALTORS® and Industry Partners gathered cold weather items including hats, boots, hand warmers and more throughout November and December. Veterans Community Project was co-founded […]

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Pittsburg Chapter of KCRAR Raises Funds, Announces Awards at Holiday Event


The Pittsburg Chapter of KCRAR raised over $1,300 in donations at its “Jingle Bell Rock Out” Holiday Party last week. The cost of admission raised over $600 for the Pittsburg Children’s Advocacy Center, a non-profit organization that provides child advocacy services to victims of child abuse. In addition to the funds raised for the Pittsburg […]

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Five County Chapter Gives Back at Holiday Event

December 9, 2021 in KCRAR

The Five County Chapter of KCRAR gather dozens of toys for the Nevada, Mo. Fraternal Order of Eagles at its recent holiday party at Gobbler’s Roost. The chapter also held a raffle to raise funds for this year’s scholarships, which it awards annually to graduating high school seniors. The Fraternal Order of Eagles (FOE) is […]

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Image description: Members of the Midwest Missouri Chapter present Refuge on Ming with a donation check of $7,550.

Midwest Missouri Chapter of KCRAR Raises Over $7,500 for Unhoused Residents of Warrensburg, Mo.

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The Midwest Missouri Chapter of KCRAR raised $3,775 during its “Fundraising Showdown” for Refuge on Ming. That donation was matched by KCRAR for a total donation of $7,550 for Refuge on Ming’s mission of sheltering the unsheltered. The fundraising event ran through the month of November, and brokerages in the Midwest Missouri Chapter competed to […]

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St. Joseph Chapter REALTORS® Gather Donations for United Way at Fall Social Event

November 18, 2021 in KCRAR

The KCRAR St. Joseph Chapter raised $2,500 for United Way at its Fall Social event earlier this month. Nearly 125 St. Joseph area REALTORS® and Industry Partners gathered at local event space Room 108, each bringing in a donation for United Way’s housewarming baskets. United Way of Greater St. Joseph serves the needs of the […]

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KCRAR and HMLS Leadership Represent Kansas City at National Real Estate Conference


Over a dozen members of KCRAR and Heartland MLS leadership joined REALTORS® from across the country and around the world in San Diego last week for the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) annual conference. KCRAR members were joined by participants from all 50 states, several U.S. territories and 45 countries to interact with 250 exhibitors […]

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KCRAR Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee Collecting Donations for Veterans Community Project

November 4, 2021 in Community

KCRAR’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee (DEI) is hosting a cold weather drive to benefit Veterans Community Project (VCP). KCRAR is collecting items now through Dec. 15 at the Leawood, Warrensburg and Northland office locations, or members can team up to compete for a prize. Veterans Community Project was co-founded by REALTOR® Mark Solomon, who […]

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Kansas City REALTOR® Brent Gieseke Wins National Good Neighbor Award, Web Choice Award

October 21, 2021 in Community

Kansas City REALTOR® Brent Gieseke has dedicated much of his time, energy and money to serving the needs of refugee families through his work with nonprofit Agape Pamoja. This week, he was recognized for that work by the National Association of REALTORS® with a Good Neighbor Award, earning him a $10,000 grant for Agape Pamoja. […]

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