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...]

Why Everyone Is Talking About Mortgage Rates

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Borrowing costs got even cheaper for home buyers and refinancers this week, as mortgage rates continued to descend. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.66 percent this week, the lowest weekly average since May 23, 2013, Freddie Mac reports … [Read more...]

2015 Kansas Housing Projections

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Every fall, economist Dr. Stan Longhofer shares his predictions for the upcoming housing market statistic at the Kansas Association of REALTORS® Annual Education Conference and Expo.  This year his team at the Center for Real Estate out of Wichita … [Read more...]

Important Information About AchieveLInks

Thank you for participating in the AchieveLinks® program. We hope you have enjoyed your membership. We regret to inform you that the AchieveLinks® program will be winding down its operations, and will fully cease to operate onMarch 13, 2015. Kansas … [Read more...]

Agents Rely on Print to Get Web Traffic | RealTrends

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WebsiteBox survey respondents spend $500+ annually on postcards, signs and fliers that steer customers to websites. In this era of online marketing, why are business cards, fliers, postcards and lawn signs still essential tools of real-estate … [Read more...]

KAR 2014 Year in Review

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2015 is here!  We took a look back at 2014 to see what you, our members, enjoyed the most on KansasRealtor.com. Our list highlights the top 10 articles from the past year according to the Google Analytics.  The following articles got the most … [Read more...]

Final Safety Tips

Plan Ahead with Escape Routes Upon entering an open house property for the first time, check each room and determine at least two “escape” routes. Make sure all deadbolt locks are unlocked for easy access to the outside. When in Doubt, … [Read more...]

Long-Term Thinking & Don’t get Parked In | REALTOR® Safety

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Tip #21 - Long-Term Thinking If you think it may be some time before a property sells (and you may, therefore, be showing it often), get acquainted with a few of the immediate neighbors. You will feel better knowing they know your vehicle, and … [Read more...]