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Missouri REALTORS ® , It was great to see so many of you at the Fall Business Conference in Chesterfield, where over 400 members attended in-person and virtually! I share several highlights below and in my latest video update. We began the week with governance meetings and educational opportunities. That afternoon, we officially kicked off the conference with the Opening General Session where Lori Robertson, speaker and speaker coach, shared Lead with Story: Your Superpower for Influence & Impact . It was a fantastic session and tied in perfectly with this year’s theme, “It’s YouR Story.” If you didn’t have a chance to watch the Opening General ...
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Missouri REALTORS ® are so much more than real estate professionals. They dedicate their time to serving on school boards and running for elected positions. They educate, serve on panels, volunteer, and facilitate industry discussions. Their philanthropic efforts are inspiring, and the difference they are making within their communities is significant. Our Member Spotlight series highlights these efforts and introduces some of our wonderful members. This month, we are highlighting Ozark Gateway Association of REALTORS ® ' (OGAR) member Melissa Annis. Serving as a licensed REALTOR ® for 21 years, Annis, a REALTOR ® with Keller Williams Realty Elevate in Joplin, ...
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As a REALTOR ® , it is easy to lose track of which professional association or organization does what and when. If you are not involved at the national level, you may not be aware of all the benefits and resources the National Association of REALTORS ® (NAR) offer you. To bring clarity to everything NAR offers and to be sure you’re taking advantage of your member benefits, we’re highlighting some of our member’s favorite parts of their NAR experience! Here are some of your peers favorite NAR resources and benefits: Resources: Understanding National Issues is a resource where you can see a list of issues followed by the legal team at NAR. The ...
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Missouri REALTORS ® ,  We are excited to announce 2023 Leadership for Missouri REALTORS ® , including committee leadership and output group chairs and vice chairs. This group is focused on providing essential resources to advance the role of REALTORS ®  in real estate transactions and safeguarding Missouri real property rights. They are committed to ensuring your Association is the “go-to” source for essential business resources while defending the American Dream of Homeownership. As your 2023 President, I am so excited to work with these dedicated members to ensure the products and services offered by the Association are relevant and ...
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Missouri REALTORS ® , "Restrictive Covenants,” which often impede on real property rights, come in many shapes and sizes. Included within a separate recorded document covering an entire subdivision or other development (and/or in a deed of conveyance transferring title to a specific lot), such covenants typically impose restrictions on property use ( e.g ., prohibitions against use as a business; parking of recreational vehicles; specific size or architectural style) that a subsequent property owner is contractually bound to honor. Best practice encourages potential purchasers to obtain a copy of all covenants and restrictions that negatively affect a property ...
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Missouri REALTORS ® , As your 2022 Missouri REALTORS ® President, I’d like to personally invite you to attend this year’s Fall Business Conference, September 20-22, in Chesterfield. It will be a great time with a fantastic lineup of speakers and networking opportunities! Join fellow REALTORS ® on Tuesday for a diverse offering of educational opportunities, including GRI 115: Diversity, Professionalism and Etiquette and Leads and Listings: Become a Power Lister . Throughout the day, you will also have the opportunity to attend governance meetings. That afternoon, the conference will officially kick off with the Opening General Session, followed by the ...
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Missouri REALTORS ® are so much more than real estate professionals. They dedicate their time to serving on school boards and running for elected positions. They educate, serve on panels, volunteer, and facilitate industry discussions. Their philanthropic efforts are inspiring, and the difference they are making within their communities is significant. Our Member Spotlight series highlights these efforts and introduces some of our wonderful members. This month, we are highlighting Greater Springfield Board of REALTORS ® ' (GSBOR) member Pam Long. Beginning her career as a REALTOR ® at 22 years of age, Long later transitioned to broker/owner of Pam Long Appraisal ...
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In today’s ever changing world, uncertainty is always a factor. In order to mitigate this uncertainty, we reached out on THE LANDING and asked REALTORS ® for their best safety advice while on the job. Here's what they had to say: Know where you’re going, who you’re going with, and when you’re going. This idea came from Cricket Anderson who said she has a calendar in her office that all her agents share and every appointment she has goes on the calendar, including information such as who she’s showing with, and what the showing times are. Share you location on your phone. This great tip came from Elizabeth Smith . Most smartphones have ...
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The American Dream of homeownership is on the ballot this year. Missouri REALTORS ® have the opportunity to support and elect candidates from every level of government that prioritize real estate issues. And while it can feel a bit overwhelming to navigate the local, state and national politics of real estate, the Missouri REALTOR ® Party is the perfect place to start. As a Missouri REALTOR ® , you are provided with a number of resources to help you research and advocate for the candidates that best benefit the future of your business. We call these candidates REALTOR ® Party Champions.  These are the candidates that care about the things you care about: ...
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Missouri REALTORS ® are so much more than real estate professionals. They dedicate their time to serving on school boards and running for elected positions. They educate, serve on panels, volunteer, and facilitate industry discussions. Their philanthropic efforts are inspiring, and the difference they are making within their communities is significant. Our Member Spotlight series highlights these efforts and introduces some of our wonderful members. This month, we are highlighting Kansas City native Tenesia Brown. Serving as the broker/owner of Key’s Realty Group in east Kansas City, Brown is dedicated to changing her community for the better. Not only has ...
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It has been a busy year. Tune in as Missouri REALTORS ® President John Mayfield shares highlights that have taken place throughout our association. There’s a lot to cover in a short amount of time. You don’t want to miss it!
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To our members and homeowners across the state, happy Homeownership Month! The United States marked the first annual Homeownership Month in June 2020 . It was established as an opportunity for the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Federal Housing Administration, and others to “recognize the importance of homeownership and its impact upon the lives of American families, local neighborhoods, and the national economy.” “For many Americans, a home is more than just a residence. It is a place that instills a sense of pride, security, and comfort that, no matter what challenges in life arise, they have somewhere to go and call ...
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Missouri REALTORS ®  are so much more than real estate professionals. They dedicate their time to serving on school boards and running for elected positions. They educate, serve on panels, volunteer, and facilitate industry discussions. Their philanthropic efforts are inspiring, and the difference they are making within their communities is significant. Our Member Spotlight series highlights these efforts and introduces some of our wonderful members. This month, we are shining our Member Spotlight on Tami Nuckolls Schramm. Tami Nuckolls Schramm, REALTOR ® with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Alliance Real Estate in Fenton, Mo., consistently ...
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Protecting Yourself Against Litigation from a Failure to Communicate Communication is key. If something is not documented, no matter how seemingly small, it could come back to haunt you. As you will read in the real-life scenario below, even if written communication is provided, it is best practice to verify the information has been received. This could make all the difference if a claim is filed. SITUATION An agent was hired by a seller to market a vacant lot. Before it was put up for sale, the seller told the agent he was going to execute an easement on the lot. However, the seller sold a portion of the lot to a city and called that an easement. When ...
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Missouri REALTORS ® , Following last week’s conclusion of the 2nd Regular Session of the 101st General Assembly and a tremendous legislative victory with the passage of HB 1662 (Restrictive Covenants), I want to share additional highlights on this session’s legislative points of interest. Let’s get started: Missouri Non-Discrimination Act (MONA) Under Missouri law, it is still legal to fire someone from their job, evict someone from their home, or kick someone out of a restaurant simply because they are LGBTQ, or because someone believes they may be LGBTQ. During this year’s legislative session, Rep. Chris Sanders and Rep. Shamed Dogan filed legislation ...
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Missouri REALTORS ® are so much more than real estate professionals. They dedicate their time to serving on school boards and running for elected positions. They educate, serve on panels, volunteer, and facilitate industry discussions. Their philanthropic efforts are inspiring, and the difference they are making within their communities is significant. Our Member Spotlight series highlights these efforts and introduces some of our wonderful members. This month, we are shining our Member Spotlight on Becky Buehler. Becky Buehler, executive broker with Edge Realty in Cape Girardeau, consistently gives back to her community. In addition to working with her church ...
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Missouri REALTORS ® , The 2022 REALTORS ® Legislative Meetings recently concluded in National Harbor, MD., just outside of Washington, D.C. It was an exciting and productive week! Before we review meeting highlights, I want to recognize our National Directors and members who serve on committees at the national level, as well as all Missouri REALTORS ® who participated in this conference. Your dedication to our state association does not go unnoticed. More than 100 REALTORS ® from Missouri were in attendance at the event. A highlight of the week was our Missouri lunch, which featured an opportunity to hear from our Missouri Senators. We welcomed and ...
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Missouri REALTORS ® , In the final hours of the 2nd Regular Session of the 101st General Assembly, the House truly agreed and finally passed Senate Substitute for House Committee Substitute for House Bill 1662. Rep. Craig Fishel (R. Springfield) introduced the bill prohibiting deeds recorded on or after August 28, 2022, "from specifically referencing restrictions relating to a person's race, color, religion, or national origin." Additionally, it provided a method for an owner to release the prohibited covenants with a certificate of release provided in the act. While current Missouri statutes make those covenants void and unenforceable, they persist in the ...
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Duties Pertaining to Public Information Is a real estate broker obligated to disclose matters of public record to potential buyers? Check out this real-world scenario to find out. SITUATION A real estate broker has listed a single‑family residence adjacent to commercial property consisting of a small, one-story office/garage space. The commercial property has had limited use for years and has not been disruptive to the next-door residence. A local developer submits plans for a variance and permit to demolish the small office and build a four-story apartment building with a lot-line-to-lot-line footprint. Certainly, this new, larger building with ...
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Missouri REALTORS ® , I hope you were able to participate in our recent Spring Business Conference. Before I dive into highlights from this event, I want you to know how proud of our members I am for continuing to advocate for our industry. As many of you know, my theme for this year is It’s Your Story. I recently discussed how story is a powerful communication tool that each of us use every day. During our Capitol visits, your willingness to share your story with elected officials regarding property rights and homeownership opportunities spoke volumes about the importance of ensuring the American Dream of homeownership remains a reality. For that, I thank you. ...
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