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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Create a Personal Safety Plan That Also Avoids Legal Liability

March 11, 2021 in KCRAR

REALTOR® Magazine One-third of real estate professionals have felt unsafe during an open house or showing, according to the 2020 National Association of REALTORS® Member Safety Report. Safety remains a priority among real estate professionals and their brokerages. Having a personal safety plan can help. This plan can address common scenarios that you may risk […]

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President Lofton: Showing Courtesies 101

March 4, 2021 in Guest Columns

You wake up to review the hot sheet, and a brand-new listing that meets your buyer’s needs is now active! The excitement of rushing to the listing and hoping this is the one has set in. You schedule the showing to realize you are allowed a five-minute window. You will try to work fast but […]

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Safety Resources Available to KCRAR Members

January 7, 2021 in KCRAR

KCRAR and the National Association of REALTORS® offer members resources to help them stay as safe as possible while conducting business. As a reminder of the importance of keeping safety top of mind, KCRAR is encouraging its members to take time to review the information, products and other opportunities that are available to protect themselves. In […]

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How to Spot a Phishing Email

October 15, 2020 in KCRAR

Last week, an email was sent to KCRAR and Heartland MLS staff using KCRAR’s domain name that turned out to be a fraudulent email. A frequent tactic among scammers is to disguise fraudulent emails in order to bait a reply or link click from recipients that could give them access to personal information like passwords, […]

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Cybersecurity Checklist: Best Practices for Real Estate Professionals

September 25, 2020 in KCRAR

Cybercrime can be devastating to real estate professionals and their clients. The following checklist offers some best practices to help you curb the risk of cybercrime. Because data protection and cybersecurity laws differ across the country, NAR recommends that you work with an attorney licensed in your state to help you develop cybersecurity-related programs, policies, […]

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