What Did I Miss? 7-22-14

2014 off to a slow start?







UPDATE: Real Satisfied

Surveys – Since we started the Real Satisfied Survey program at the beginning of July, we have sent out 210 e-surveys and gotten 72 responses (34.3% response rate).  From these surveys, we’ve gotten some great testimonials about our sales professionals.  Here are some examples:


Denise is who we used to find a Kansas City home in 2009 and she was perfect in doing so and such a great friend to us.
Denise has everyone of these attributes and many more. We are grateful to have worked with her and will always call her a friend!!
Words can’t describe how thankful we are to have worked with Denise during this busy and stressful time of our life. She took away that stress and made the process go smoothly for us.


Buying or selling a house is never easy and some say it can be the most stressful things you do in your life.  Packing up your life, taking it to some other place and trying to find places for all of your stuff is stressful but thanks to Bob Detray, the looking for the house, and going through the paperwork and decisions you have to make as you buy and/or sell a house was easy and not very stressful at all.
Yes, Bob Detray is a friend and he was my “go to” person when I decided to look for another place to live and try to sell my old place but his professionalism and knowledge made the transition very easy.


Our neighbor ask if we would recommend Gina and we said YES! they were looking to sale their house in a year.  We gave them one of her cards and told them she was FANTASTIC!!!! and easy to work with.  She made selling they house a breeze.
Timothy & Crystal

What a great experience with Leslie and Aaron. Putting our house up for sale was so easy with this team. They have great marketing ideas and do a great job making your house visible. Sold my house in a week….that’s right 7 days and done. These two are highly motivated agents that can do the same for anyone else. If you are looking to buy or sell a home, this is the team you need to call.


Jon was always available when I called, and was always responsive. He is always pleasant, always patient, and always helpful! He even answered a call from me while he was being prepped for knee surgery! We could not have asked for better representation. Jon Lightfoot is just outstanding!


Jon Lightfoot was outstanding in every aspect of buying our first home! He walked us through every step answering even question we had. He was reachable Any time we had a question whether it was evening, weekend or even on 4th of July! He called to check in on us, update us, and even brought us pizza on moving day! We are very thankful for Jon and will recommend him to everyone! Thank you Jon for all you did for us, we love our new home!


My experience with Tiffany Allen was an excellent one. She was very professional, knowledgeable, and helped with all our needs when selling our home. When it came time to buy Tiffany helped us find our new home with an open mind and persistent attitude. We found that with her knowledge of builders and home designs that finding the right home we wanted was easy. I would highly recommend her to anyone buying or selling a home.


Thanks Bill! Great job, I won’t use anyone else, you made my wife and I feel like family and we are thankful for that.


Check out Fusion 2014

Mar 22, 2015   – Mar 24, 2015 in Las Vegas

The Fusion 2015 Countdown Continues!
Discounted hotel   rates for Fusion 2015 are now available at the ARIA Resort and Casino! Book your room   at BHGRE’s rate of just $150.00 per night plus applicable taxes.

The   early bird rate of $329 per registration is still available, so be sure to book   soon! Attendee registration grants you access to all events, including   the opening night party at Haze Nightclub, general sessions and breakout   sessions featuring our exceptional speaker line-up, offered meals   and unforgettable networking opportunities.

We are pleased to announce two Fusion pre-conference sessions!

On   Sunday, March 22, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. choose from the   following concurrent sessions:

Luxury   Certification Course

Cost: $129.00 per person (add   this package to your registration through the Fusion site)

At this 4.5 hour interactive session attendees will be   introduced to. . .

  • The Certification
  • New Luxury Market        Insights
  • Developing the Power of You
  • Scrutinizing Your Luxury        Market
  • Client Development
  • Working With Luxury Sellers
  • Now That You Have the        Listing…

 NAR Tech Edge

Cost: $39.00 per person (a separate registration link will soon be provided)             
This high energy session is geared toward agents who are eager to learn how current web-based and mobile technologies can benefit their business and   clients. The session will be presented by NAR Speakers and local technology experts.

Come learn how mobile marketing, online identities, Google and cloud computing, using Facebook for business, content creation, social media,   the importance of photo and video, and more can improve your business in the   changing landscape of real estate.

Be   on the look-out for our preliminary event agenda and the launch of our new   events website in the coming weeks!

Questions? Email Events@bhgrealestate.com.

Online CE will continue

KCRAR is proud to offer KCRAR Members a 2014 Member Benefit: Online Continuing Education classes at NO COST to Members for a limited time.

July 1, 2014 – Note: Due to popular demand, additional KCRAR funds have been made available for more KCRAR members to take more online CE classes at no cost to members!

With the additional funding KCRAR will provide a total of up to 6,075 single 3-hour online class enrollments at NO COST to KCRAR members from January 2014 through December 2014, or until 6,075 online classes are taken.

The online classes are offered by KCRAR in conjunction with CECheap (a product of Career Education Systems) and are normally priced at $20 to $24 per class. This is a different school from KCRAR’s and all questions should be directed to CECheap.

All of the online CE classes offered in this benefit count for both Missouri and Kansas CE credit and include core classes a well as a variety of elective classes.

At the CECheap website, you can print certificates upon completion, and automatic notification of course completion will be sent to the Kansas and/or Missouri Real Estate Commission. To view how many credit hours you have earned in the current license renewal cycle from all CE Schools combined, log into the state regulator websites; click here for Kansas, click here for Missouri.

To register: Click here to login, then scroll down to the Event & Education registration section and select the “Online CE Classes (No Cost – Limited Time)” link.

You will be taken to a page displaying the KCRAR logo and the Career Education System logo; be sure to follow that link

Several points to know about these no-cost, online classes:

  • KCRAR pays for each online class when completed and a certificate is generated.
  • Once the 6,075 classes are taken no additional funding will be available, therefore if you start a class but do not finish the    class before the funding expires, you won’t be able to complete the class at no charge.
  • Please sign up for one class at a time.  Once a class is completed you may sign up for an additional class.


RPAC All-Star Office Challenge

Missouri REALTORS® has teamed up with Local Boards/Associations for an RPAC “All-Star Office” Challenge. It’s simple – Each member is asked to invest as little as $15 to become an RPAC-All Star. Offices with 10 or more agents that obtain at least 51% RPAC participation will be entered to win one of three office parties valued at $500 each!

Be sure to watch this video where your 2014 Missouri REALTORS® President, Jim Gamble shows you what this investment supports and how YOU can “Be Better.” Be on the winning team and invest today!

Soothe Little Ones’ Moves

Moving homes can be especially hard on kids. It’s scary and sad to leave friends, school, and a house they have loved. A kids’ gift called the “Moving to a New Home” kit can help you  demonstrate your sensitivity to the stresses families face. This easy-to-carry “transition box” enables kids to keep their most dear possessions close to them. The kit is produced by Ratio Industries Inc., a nonprofit packaging company that employs people with disabilities to create retail packaging from eco-friendly materials. You can make the kit part of your marketing; the boxes have a frame to fit your business card, and they can be double- branded for real estate pros who forge a business relationship with, say, a relocation service or moving company. Kits start at $3.95. Ratio Industries Inc. [kidstogobox.com






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