Every Thanksgiving, we tend to take time to stop and reflect on the things we’re thankful for in our lives. We sit around our turkey feasts and list our family, our loved ones, our health and other material things we feel blessed to have.

But how often do people say their jobs?

Have you ever expressed gratitude for being in the real estate business? If not, maybe this is your year. Here are a few reasons we can be thankful for being real estate agents this year. Read complete article.

Source: Italina Kirkins, Inman News, Tuesday, November 14, 2017

BHGRE Kansas City Homes’ new Chief Operating Officer, Steve Servais is barely into his second week at our company, but he is already hard at work getting to know who we are and what we do office by office and department by department. If you haven’t had a chance to meet or talk with him, yet, get to know him with this short video.

We’re excited to announce the all-new kansascityhomes.com is now live and ready to deliver a Better online reale estate experience to home buyers and sellers. In addition to a refreshing, new look, the site offers enhanced search functions, more robust and customizable agent pages, and a brand new blog section. Take a moment to check out all of the new site features and then be share to direct all your clients, family, and friends to do the same!

During the recent Risk Management seminar, we focused a good deal on online risks and cyber security. This included a video that was shown to demonstrate just how easy it can be for people with the knowledge and opportunity to hack into your sensitive online materials.

With this in mind, it more important than ever to not only know what you should be doing to protect yourself but how do it regularly. Here are 17 Tip to Stop Facebook and Email Hackers from Ruing Your Day. Learn and use these to bolster your online peace of mind.

Nevertheless, realtor.com looked at the 200 largest metros and rated each based on a number of factors, including the percentage of listings with a lake, pond or well (for drinking water); the percentage of listings with a safe room, bunker or fallout shelter; and the percentage of listings with solar power (in case the city power grid goes out), just to name a few.

Based on those factors, Kansas City, Mo. is the best place to survive a nuclear apocalypse. Read complete article.

Source: Marian McPherson, Inman News, Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Aaron Crossley (Northland office) is running for KCRAR At-Large Director. Take a moment to read his reasons for running and why you should support him.

From Aaron: No matter what you choose to do in life, I’ve always believed in leading from the front and by example. Which is why I’ve decided to run for the At-Large Directors position on the KCRAR Board of Directors. Over the past 3 years, I have been blessed with mentors that pushed me to get involved in the governing side of Real Estate industry. I started out on the YPN committee and quickly added Missouri Advocacy committee, RPAC fundraising, KCRAR/UMKC Leadership academy to the list of activities to be a part of.

Running for the At-Large Director position is an important role in ensuring the voice of every Realtor is heard and ensuring the professionalism of our association continues to be one of the best in the Country. And just as importantly, how we can continue to make a positive impact within our Cities and communities. With my 7 years of experience in the US Army Special Forces, along with, my experience within the community and Real Estate, I would be honored to represent our voice on the board. Be on the lookout around the 6th of November for an email ballot form. I’d be honored to have you vote for me!. Thank you.