YPN/KC Raises Over $5k for Habitat KC at REALTOR® Battle of the Bands

June 7, 2024 in KCRAR

The KCRAR Young Professionals Network (YPN/KC) held its second annual REALTOR® Battle of the Bands on Wednesday at Tin Roof, bringing in $5,145 for Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City. Five bands competed for the cause, each featuring REALTORS® or Industry Partners, and the audience voted for their favorite bands via dollars donated to the […]

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KCRAR Member Selected as National Volunteering Works Mentor

January 26, 2024 in Community

KCRAR member Craig Conant was selected by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) as a mentor for the 15th annual Volunteering Works program. Conant, who is a 2001 National Good Neighbor Award winner, will be mentoring Arlin Fisher, a REALTOR® from North Dakota. The Volunteering Works program, which matches real estate agents who work on […]

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Image description: Cindy Cunningham raises her right hand on stage as Darrel Stiles installs her as president at the 2023 Holiday Party.

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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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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