What Did I Miss? 12-10-19

Upcoming Training

Join us for a Facebook Live with Max Wilker, Style Director at Meredith Corporation, on Tuesday, December 10 at 1:00 p.m. . Max will walk through the new Staging Inspiration and Buyer Design Guides available ONLY to the BHGRE® network and talk about how to use them for your business! Tune in to All Things Real Estate BHGRE Facebook page

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Message From Congressman Sam Graves

The Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence Act (TRACED) Act will make several key reforms to strengthen our laws and help law enforcement agencies clamp down on illegal robocalls.

First, the TRACED Act establishes nationwide caller authentication system. This will significantly reduce the chances that the number that appears on your caller ID is coming from someone it’s not—targeting scammers who use falsified caller ID information to trick Americans into revealing personal information over the phone.   

Second, this legislation allows folks with landlines to block unlawful calls in a consistent and transparent way. While folks with cell phones currently have the ability to block numbers, many with landlines aren’t afforded that opportunity without paying extra. The TRACED Act changes that, allowing folks with landlines this service for no extra charge.

Finally, illegal robocallers have made it clear that the current fines and enforcement measures aren’t strict enough to keep them from breaking the law. Going forward, law enforcement and the FCC will be given additional tools to go after law-breaking robocallers. Those who violate the law could be fined up to $10,000 per call. With increased enforcement and higher fines, hopefully those looking to perpetrate these scams will think twice.

If there is one issue that all Americans can agree on, it’s that these unrelenting robocalls are frustrating, annoying and need to be stopped. I was proud to vote to pass the TRACED Act this week to do just that—and finally hang up on scam robocalls. 

2020 is a Missouri CE Renewal Year

Continuing Education Requirements/Renewal Deadlines

Each Real Estate licensee who holds an active license shall complete during the two (2)-year license period prior to renewal a minimum of twelve (12) hours of real estate instruction approved for continuing education credit by the Missouri Real Estate Commission.

At least three (3) of the twelve (12) hours of approved instruction shall be taken in a course approved by the Missouri Real Estate Commission as core credit.

FOR THE 2020-2022 RENEWAL a 3 hour core course in Real Estate Ethics is REQUIRED.

The balance of the twelve (12) hours of instruction shall consist of courses which have been approved for either core or elective continuing education credit by the Missouri Real Estate Commission.* * * * * * * * * * IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER * * * * * * * * * *


June 30, 2020 . . . . . . . . . . . . Broker Licenses expire


September 30, 2020 . . . . . . . Salesperson Licenses expire

Feel free to attend a FREE class hosted by BHG


Or take FREE CE online at KCRAR.com

AGENT ALERTS – Please use CautionDecember 04, 2019

Agent Alerts!

We have received a couple of different types of Agent Alert messages over the past couple of days.  As always, please be careful, use your best judgment, let others know where you are and where you are going, and report fraudulent, threatening, and suspicious behaviors to your local law enforcement.  Two situations to look out for that are currently occurring:

1. There is a man texting female agents crude and obscene material/language.  Please take those to your local law enforcement and block their numbers if needed.  

2.  The other account is below, names striped for legal purposes:  Suspicious “buyer” primarily looking in Blue Springs Area.  The name he gave was “S. T.”.   He claims to be a “cash” buyer … $500K range.  He was never able to provide proof of funds.  One excuse after another.  I dropped him and shared my experience on our internal FB page.  As it turns out, another agent ran into him this past summer and had a horrible experience.  They had his name as “Sxxxxxx”.  Last week an inspector with whom I shared the story called asking about his name … and he was running his game (whatever it is) with another agent and she too was dropping him.    He had a “story” as to why he wasn’t working with the previous agent when I met him and of course a new story with the latest agent, which I know was a complete fabrication.

BE BETTER!

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