2018 Kansas Primary Election Recap

The 2018 Kansas Primary Election is over and the dust is still settling. Notable is the Republican primary for Governor, where unofficial results have current Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach leading current Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer by only … [Read more...]

Kansas Housing Market Stats – April 2018

"The April increase in sales is due, in part, to a weak April last year," said KAR president, Kathy Minden with Crown Realty in Paola. "Eight percent fewer contracts were written in April compared with 2017. This suggests that sales may slow somewhat … [Read more...]

Itemized Tax Deductions Pass the Senate

In March 2018, KAR conveyed the potential issue around preserving Itemized Tax Deductions in Kansas. This update, as of April 7, confirms that the Senate passed a bill that includes itemized deductions starting in tax year 2018 and thereafter. Under … [Read more...]

Where Should You Invest Your Marketing Dollars? | REAL Trends

The pros and cons of different social media platforms. by Brittany Shur, manager of marketing strategy & communication While social media is not a new concept, the marketing capabilities of social platforms, such as Facebook, Pinterest and … [Read more...]

Will We Run Out of Housing | REAL Trends

The problem is not just affordable housing; it’s that unless homebuilding of all kinds increases back to near its historical norm of above 1.4 million homes a year, we may simply run out of places to live and homes to sell. by Steve Murray, … [Read more...]

Kansas Housing Market Stats – February 2017

"Although sales were down slightly in February, we still expect to have a strong spring selling season," said KAR president, Cindy White with Bill White Real Estate in Independence. February 2017 Market Highlights Home sales in Kansas … [Read more...]

Taking Full Advantage of Core Marketing Platforms | REAL Trends

Google AdWords and Facebook have new marketing features. Check it out. by Paul Salley, manager of marketing strategy & business development It is no secret that there are a few digital marketing platforms that set the gold standard for key … [Read more...]

Helping People Make Good Decisions | REAL Trends

When people think they made a good decision, they are usually happy with their sales associate and will refer him or her. How do you help them get to that point? by Larry Kendall, author of Ninja Selling and chairman of The Group, Inc. What is … [Read more...]

Kansas Housing Market Stats – January 2017

"Sales in January were quite strong," said KAR president, Cindy White with Bill White Real Estate in Independence. "Although listings were up slightly last month, inventories are likely to remain quite tight through the spring selling … [Read more...]

2017 Broker Summit Recap

1. Is Real Estate a service or a Customer Experience - Who is your competition? Is it another broker? Zillow? Or any company that delivers a customer experience (like Nordstrom, Quick Trip, Jiffy Lube, Disney, SW Airlines). Most consumers don't … [Read more...]

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