Thwart Thieves & Be in Charge | REALTOR® Safety

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Tip #19 - Thwart Thieves Remind your clients that strangers will be walking through their home during showings or open houses. Tell them to hide any valuables in a safe place. For security’s sake, remember to remove keys, credit cards, jewelry, … [Read more...]

Have your Excuse Ready & Nothing Personal | REALTOR® Safety

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Tip #17 - Have your Excuse Ready Part of being prepared to deal with a threatening situation is having “an out.” Prepare a scenario in advance so that you can leave – or you can encourage someone who makes you uncomfortable to leave. Examples: … [Read more...]

Major Changes to Kansas Mortgage Tax and Document Recording Fees Coming on January 1, 2015

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Beginning on January 1st, the Kansas mortgage registration tax will take the first step of a five-year phase-out and document recording fees will increase slightly for all Kansans who record real estate documents. In order to help you advise your … [Read more...]

The Importance of Local Content Strategies | RealTrends

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by Travis Saxton, REAL Trends technology and marketing manager There was a great article published recently about “Putting IDX Out To Pasture,” from Joel Burslem of 1000Watt Consulting. The article drives home that as more real estate consumers … [Read more...]

KAR’s online payment system down Dec. 12th

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The Kansas Association of REALTORS® (KAR) is implementing new membership software. At close of business Friday, December 12, online transactions will be unavailable for one week. To enroll in a class or make a credit card payment you may call the … [Read more...]

Professional Standards Administration Training Signup

Under the Core Standards, every Local Board must have at least one individual certified as a Professional Standards Administrator once every two years. This course fulfills that certification requirement. If your Local Board does not have at least … [Read more...]

Your E-Mail is Public & Agree on an Office Distress Code | REALTOR® Safety

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Tip #15 - Your E-Mail is Public Don’t send any vital or private information via e-mail. Keep in mind that unlike Web sites, e-mail is never secure. Tip #16 - Agree on an Office Distress Code Create a voice distress code, a secret word or phrase … [Read more...]

Call For Action: Reauthorize Terrorism Risk Insurance Program

As a REALTOR® you understand how markets can be adversely affected by uncertainty. That is why NAR is asking you to call on your Member of Congress to extend the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program.  Following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, … [Read more...]

Your Trash is Another Man’s Treasure and Hide Personal Information | REALTOR® Safety

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Tip #13 - Your Trash is Another Man’s Treasure Just bought a new entertainment system? A bunch of empty boxes out by the curb triggers an alarm to would-be thieves. Instead of putting boxes out in plain sight, cut them down, and stuff them in … [Read more...]

Legal Hotline FAQ’s | November 2014

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Legal Hotline Attorney Vern Jarboe answers frequently asked questions from Kansas REALTORS® about their transactions. REBR Legal Hotline will keep you and your entire firm in touch with Vern Jarboe, the REBR Legal Hotline Attorney all year … [Read more...]