It was a beautiful day to hit the links as we took part in the 2017 BHG Masters Golf Tournament to benefit Veterans Community Project. We had a full field of participants and everyone was a great competitor and a good sport. Many holes included a fun challenge, including the “Tutu Tee on #5 where men could hit from the women’s tee as long as they did so while wearing a BHG green tutu. We were honored to have the gentlemen from Veterans Community Project join us and we would like to thank Security 1st Title, The Sloan Agency, First State Bank and Old Republic Home Warranty for hosting this event!

The 2017 Rock the Block event had a great turnout on Wednesday, September 20, and BHGRE Kansas City Homes was well-represented. Agents and brokers from all offices lent a hand to help repair and revitalize homes along a block in Kansas City’s urban core. It wasn’t all work and no play, as there was a delicious catered lunch, games, music, and lots of laughs between agents and companies. Thanks to everyone who helped make a difference and donated their time and talents to help Habitat for Humanity.

The 2017 Fall Parade of Homes is underway. Mark your calendars and make plans now to check out the new, beautiful homes all along the route. BHGRE Kansas City Homes has several entries in this year’s parade. Be sure to check them our and direct your buyers to stop by as well:

  Homstead Gatewood Villas
  • 11187 S Montclaire Dr, Olathe, KS
Covington Court
  • 11509 S Waterford Dr, Olathe, KS
Covington Creek
  • 11509 11523 S Montclaire Dr, Olathe, KS
Weatherby Lake

September is REALTOR® Safety Month which makes today a great time to reflect on what steps you take all year to keep yourself safe. It’s also the perfect time to take advantage of the webinars and other resources offered by NAR to increase your safety and self-protection. You can find a wealth of knowledge and advice about minimizing risk and maximising your safety on the REALTOR® Safety website.

The Washington Post recently featured a story entitled “It’s Prime time for 18-hour cities” that talked about “smaller” big-cities and their drawing power to millennials. Among the experts they interviewed about what so appealing about these cities was our own Christian Zarif (College Blvd.). Her own words, Kansas City “offers everything you can get in some of the bigger cities without the big-city headaches”. Read complete article. Source: Washington Post, September 2017

The Fall Parade of Homes offers something for everyone. Upgrade to a larger home, downsize to a smaller home, or realize your dream as a first-time buyer. Step into the home of your dreams.

From Sept. 23-Oct. 8 nearly 300 homes are open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with free admission. Parade guides available at any of the homes featured on the Parade and at the HBA at I-435 and Holmes. Learn more.

YouTube is planning new changes that will let users change the shape of its media player so it matches the format it was uploaded in, or the format you want to watch. When the update lands, YouTube’s video player will convert videos automatically to vertical, square or the classic horizontal window to provide a more natural viewing experience. Read complete article.

Source: Mike Wheatley, RealtyBiz News, Thursday, September 14, 2017

Chances are you’re a busy REALTOR® who relies on word of mouth or happenstance to learn about the latest and greatest apps. If so, the RPR team is here for you. Here are 14 top trending real estate apps that we believe will support your core business activities. The list might even include apps for tasks or practices that you have yet to consider or procrastinated, concerned they are too expensive or too difficult to adopt. Fear not, almost all of these apps are free or have upgrades starting at just $5 a month. Read complete article. Source: Realtors Property Resource Blog, August, 2017>

On Wednesday, September 13, the Corporate office hosted a special event in their parking lot to benefit the Veterans Community Project. During a CRAVE food truck lunch, courtesy of First State Bank attendees were invited to tour one of the VCP tiny homes that are being built to house homeless veterans in Kansas City. They were also encouraged to bring and donate items of need for victims of recent hurricanes in Florida and Texas.

The “lot lunch” was an immense success and as you can see from the photos, plenty of people brought donations for help the hurricane victims. Thanks to events like this, our company night at the Royals, and many fundraising efforts across our offices, we have raised more than $20,000 to date. Enough to build a tiny home and start work on a second.