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...]

7 Ways To Take Advantage Of Facebook’s Latest Changes

Facebook is always changing and trying to keep up can be challenging. But the latest change Facebook made to its news feed should be good news for real estate agents. That is — if you employ Facebook’s best practices, so let’s review. First, the … [Read more...]

Kansas Housing Market Stats – February 2018

"Active listings fell in February," said KAR president, Kathy Minden with Crown Realty in Paola. "This is unusual for this time of year, and suggests that the market will be even tighter as the spring selling season begins." February 2018 Market … [Read more...]

Preserving Itemized Tax Deductions in Kansas

HB 2761 Prevents Hidden Income Tax Increase On Middle Class Homeowners Preserving Itemized Tax Deductions in Kansas Under current Kansas law, Kansas income tax filers may only itemized deductions on state tax filings if they itemize on their … [Read more...]

Preserving Itemized Tax Deductions in Kansas

Under current Kansas law, Kansas income tax filers may only itemized deductions on state tax filings if they itemize on their federal return. Due to the doubling of the federal standard deduction, very few Kansas taxpayers will benefit from the … [Read more...]

Brokerage Firms Dead? Why The Predictions Are Wrong | REAL Trends

By Steve Murray, President We read recently that Robert Reffkin, founder and CEO of Compass said that, essentially, brokerage firms as we know them would be dead and gone in ten years, that technology and agent teams will become the prevalent … [Read more...]

Will Tech Kill The Industry? | REAL Trends

By Steve Murray, president I had a conversation with a young woman who has a senior level position in our industry and almost 12 years of experi-ence in our business. I asked her what she thought about the screaming voices about how technology … [Read more...]

Top Questions From The Legal Hotline – March 2018

Legal Hotline Attorney, Vern Jarboe, answers this quarter’s most asked legal questions. Access live legal help and get answers to your transaction questions through the Legal Hotline. Visit Rebr.com and subscribe today! Agency Multiple Designated … [Read more...]

Drone-In-A-Box For Real Estate? How Drones Are Transforming Real Estate Marketing

Real estate has become the number one industry in North America that uses drones for marketing purposes. And the numbers projecting the growth of the drone industry are staggering: 10 million drones were sold worldwide last year, that number … [Read more...]

Rebates in Real Estate Transactions

Legislation before the Kansas Legislature would legalize rebates in Kansas real estate transactions.  HB 2494 would modify provisions in Kansas license law to make rebates legal, as long as they are disclosed.  The Kansas Association of REALTORS® is … [Read more...]

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