5 Ways to Create a Culture of Safety and Security in the Real Estate Industry

October 5, 2023 in Guest Columns

Guest column by Tracey Hawkins The real estate industry is facing a reckoning, with a growing awareness of the need for a culture shift to prevent harassment, bullying and other unacceptable practices. Leaders in the industry must take action to demonstrate their dedication to providing a safe and supportive environment for all. Here are five […]

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Tracey Hawkins Talks Safety, Security with AI on Kansas City RealTalk

September 7, 2023 in KCRAR

The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) among real estate professionals seems to be on the rise as technology advances, but cyber criminals may be using these resources as well, Tracey “the Safety Lady” Hawkins shared on a new episode of Kansas City RealTalk. Generative AI allows users to plug in a prompt, and AI will […]

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NAR Introduces REALTOR® Safety Podcast Hosted by KC Industry Partner

July 20, 2023 in KCRAR

‘Drive With NAR: The Safety Series’ will be hosted by local safety expert Tracey Hawkins The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) recently launched a new podcast, Drive with NAR: The Safety Series, on July 17. The podcast is hosted by Tracey Hawkins, a KCRAR Industry Partner, safety expert and former real estate agent with nearly […]

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Tracey The Safety Lady to Teach Upcoming Latte & Learn at KCRAR

September 8, 2022 in Education

Tracey “The Safety Lady” Hawkins will be teaching an upcoming Latte & Learn session on “Business-Building Safety for Real Estate Agents” on Sept. 16 in the KCRAR Leawood classroom and online. As a featured Latte & Learn for REALTOR® Safety Month, this session will not only go over safety best practices for agents but will […]

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KCRAR’s Annual Shred Event Coming April 29

March 31, 2022 in KCRAR

Drive through the KCRAR Leawood Office parking lot on April 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to safely dispose of any unneeded files. Each box of shred materials will be a $5 donation to raise funds for this year’s REALTORS® Rock the Block event with Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City. KCRAR will also […]

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Image description: Kansas City RealTalk hosts Bobbi and Alex sit across the mics from safety expert Tracey Hawkins as they record a 2019 episode.

7 Podcasts to Listen to This Safety Month

September 23, 2021 in KCRAR

KCRAR’s podcast, Kansas City RealTalk, brings expert guests on the show every other Wednesday to discuss topics such as areas of practice, business strategies and other issues of relevance to real estate professionals. With safety at the forefront of many agents’ minds during their many showings and open houses, Kansas City RealTalk hosts Bobbi Howe […]

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4 ‘Danger Zones’ in Your Daily Work Routine

September 17, 2021 in KCRAR

by Catherine Mesick, REALTOR® Magazine Establishing safety protocols on the job is one of the best ways to protect your personal safety, especially as 14% of REALTORS® say they’ve feared for their physical well-being or the security of their personal information at work, according to the National Association of REALTORS®’ 2021 Member Safety Report. “Crimes against real […]

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Image description: Young woman using the Noonlight safety app outdoors in the city.

KCRAR to Discontinue Partnership with Kinetic Global, Introduce Noonlight Safety App

September 16, 2021 in KCRAR

KCRAR will be discontinuing its partnership with Kinetic Global, formerly Lifeline Response, on Sept. 29 and introducing Noonlight as the new KCRAR endorsed safety app. At that time, all member Kinetic Global accounts through the KCRAR partnership will close and the Kinetic Global app will no longer operate for those members. KCRAR will be introducing […]

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Three Resources Agents Can Use to Help Stay Safe on the Job

September 9, 2021 in KCRAR

REALTOR® Safety Month serves real estate professionals as a reminder each September to keep safety in mind as they go about their daily lives both professionally and personally. However, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and KCRAR both offer resources to help keep agents safe not just in September, but all year. Trust Stamp. This […]

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KCRAR to Bring in National Safety Expert and Self-Defense Instructor for Two Safety Month Classes

September 2, 2021 in Education

Since September is REALTOR® Safety Month, KCRAR will be bringing in Tracey “the Safety Lady” Hawkins to lead the September Latte and Learn session as well as martial arts expert Anthony Welch for a virtual self-defense class. Hawkins is a former real estate agent who has taught thousands of agents across the country to live […]

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