KAR Legislative Update – February 20th, 2015

We are now approaching the first deadline of the legislative session, which is known as “First Turnaround.” This means that all non-exempt bills must have passed their house of origin (either the House or Senate) by the end of Friday, February 28. … [Read more...]

Kansas Real Estate Housing Statistics | January 2015

Kansas Real Estate Housing Statistics | January 2015

Kansas home sales fell by 6.3 percent in January 2015 compared to the same period last year, according to new figures released by the Kansas Association of REALTORS®. Sales totaled 1,833 units in January, down from 1,956 units in 2014. In comparison, … [Read more...]

Mac Users: Protect Your Data with Time Machine

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All modern Mac computers come with a built in backup solution that many Mac users do not utilize. This utility is known as Time Machine; it is very simple to use, and, most importantly, it’s FREE (external hard drive not included.) While there are … [Read more...]

Agent Productivity based on business model | RealTrends

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We broke down data from five years of REAL Trends 500 and Up-and-comers reports and four years of the REAL Trends The Thousand to show you just how productive agents are based on the brokerage model. This article originally appears in the … [Read more...]

KAR Legislative Update – Feb. 6th, 2015

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Over the past week, the activity level has picked up in the Legislature as major action has begun to address the budget deficit. You will find below the highlights of our activities for this week. Please review these notes and let us know if you have … [Read more...]

NAR Safety Fact Sheet

More than a decade ago, the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® launched the REALTOR® Safety Program to educate REALTORS® on the potential risks they face while on the job. Over the years, the program has produced videos, hosted webinars, created … [Read more...]

Get REALTOR® Party Mobile Alerts and enter to win $250

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Introducing REALTOR® Party Mobile Alerts, the latest way for REALTORS® to stay informed via a text message when a Call for Action is launched.  In a matter of minutes, you can take action by simply following a link we send to your mobile device. And, … [Read more...]

Three Outlook Essentials: Attachments, Signatures & AutoArchive

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Microsoft Outlook, versions 2010-2013, is a useful tool in the life of an active REALTOR®. We receive a lot of calls requesting assistance with some basic tasks. These are the top three: open or save attachments, add a signature, set up the … [Read more...]

Kansas Real Estate Housing Statistics | December 2014

Kansas Housing Market Stats - December 2014

Kansas home sales rose by 6.2 percent in December 2014 compared to the same period last year, according to new figures released by the Kansas Association of REALTORS®. Sales totaled 2,710 units in December, up from 2,551 units in 2013. In comparison, … [Read more...]

Brokers: Avoid Legal Liability by Properly Managing Independent Contractor Relationships

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The overwhelming majority of real estate licensees affiliate with their supervising brokers as independent contractors. However, brokers must properly manage these relationships to avoid legal liability by crossing the line into treating independent … [Read more...]