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ENGAGE: KCH Agent/eVantage Suite | August 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Instructor: Valerie Rolfes, Director of Marketing and Communications

Learn how to unleash our custom agent marketing tools! This session will explain the real estate life cycle and how eVantage can help your clients through My Home Compare, My Home Watch, My Home Sale and My Home Search. Learn how to create custom buyer and seller books, leverage our print marketing/Tell 25 program, customize your agent webpage and more.

ENGAGE: Get New Business NOW | August 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Instructor:  Steve Moyer, Broker, Leawood Office

Become a Top Producer at Top Speed. This session will focus on building the skills you need to make contacts and fill your database with leads, through tried and tested lead generation sources that are proven to get NEW business NOW. We will focus on five key sources:

1.Sphere of Influence     2.FSBOs and Expireds     3.Open Houses    4.Farming    5.Social Media

KCH Agent/eVantage Get New Business NOW Leverage Your Personal Brand Know Your Contracts Become a Dotloop Ninja
Friday, August 17 Friday, August 17 Monday, August 20 Monday, August 20 Friday, August 24
10:00-12:00 1:00-3:00 10:00-12:00 1:00-3:00 10:00-12:00


Ready to take your business to a new level? Are you new and want to learn how to build your business? We have just the right program for you to do just that.

This 12 week course will meet every day from 10-12 the first week and once a week the remaining 11 weeks. Classes will be held in the Corporate Conference Room and/or the Prairie Village Conference Room.

Seating is limited, so register today to save your spot! The cost is $400, which includes a kit and many other learning material and tools.

Please talk to Kristi to enroll in this game-changing program.

Fusion 2019

fusion 2019

Fusion is the Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate international brand conference hosted for all affiliated brokers, agents, and non-sales staff. This engaging, high-energy event is a hybrid of brand updates, industry insights, education, networking, and training designed to spark innovation and support the day-to-day business of our affiliated network.

Fusion 2019 will be a conference like no other.  For the first time, the Cartus Broker Network Conference will begin the week with their annual broker conference and awards dinner on March 17, followed by Fusion, BHGRE’s brand conference, on March 18 and 19. To wrap up this incredible week, Realogy will host a day of tremendous learning, an incredible tradeshow, and an epic party with entertainment you have never experienced before. All events will be held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas March 17-20, 2019.

Get ready to expand your sphere by connecting with your peers across the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate network, other Realogy brands and Cartus to grow your referral network.

Early Bird Registration expires this month! http://eventsbhgre.com/fusion-2019/

Submit Your Review for our Voice Search Skill

If you haven’t already – take a minute to review our Kansas City Homes Skill on Alexa and help increase exposure. Visit Amazon.com – search – Kansas City Homes

Classes for the New PinPoint Being Offered

As you may have heard, BHGRE is working on a major upgrade to its signature PinPointSM tool.  Joining BHGRE’s exclusive use of the Meredith database to search for brand-loyal customers as potential buyers for a listed property, the new PinPoint will have multiple new and enhanced features.  Look for mapping technology that allows agents to draw their own search area, a mobile-friendly website allowing agents to create a PinPoint plan at the client’s home on any device, and the ability to have multiple areas being searched at once.

BHGRE Learning wants you to be ready to take advantage of these new features right from the start.  We’re offering three sets of classes in August and September to introduce the new PinPoint and walk you through how to use all the upgraded features.  These short (45 minutes or less) classes will be offered at times we hope all our agents can join us.  If you can’t join us, we’ll have the classes recorded and on Be Better University, along with quick reference guides and eventual short training sessions.

You can register from the Greenhouse Learning Calendar, or directly from the class descriptions and times below.  Please make sure you are logged into the Greenhouse.

Join us and see how the new PinPoint can be an integral part of your listing presentation strategy.

What’s New with PinPoint

The BHGRE PinPoint tool has received a major upgrade.  Mobile enabled, new searching options, connections to dash listings, and market reports are only some of the new features.  Come learn why you should be using the new PinPoint to grow your business.

Monday, August 27, 11 am – Click here to Register
Wednesday, August 29, 6 pm – Click here to Register
Thursday, August 30, 2 pm – Click here to Register

Getting the Listing with PinPoint

Thanks to the new BHGRE PinPoint, convincing a client to list with you is easier than ever.  Come see what tools are available to show your client the possible buyers, including multiple areas, map overlays, and an eye-catching redesign of the PinPoint flyer.

Wednesday, September 5, 2 pm – Click here to Register
Thursday, September 6, 11 am – Click here to Register
Friday, September 7, 6 pm – Click here to Register

Getting the Sale with PinPoint

Congratulations! You’ve wowed the client with what PinPoint can do.  Now it’s time to use all the new features to get customers looking at the property.  Using a sleek, new interface, listing integration, and the brand image library, you’ll have a powerful tool to market your listings.

Monday, September 10, 11 am – Click here to Register
Wednesday, September 12, 2 pm – Click here to Register
Thursday, September 13, 6 pm – Click here to Register



The Distinctive Life Summer 2018 Issue is Now Available!

We are pleased to present the Summer 2018 issue of The Distinctive Life. This edition covers the latest trends in luxury that your clients will love. Within each issue, you’ll also find the latest Distinctive Collection by  Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate® luxury properties for sale. Click here to read, and make sure you share with your social media fans and followers!


Have You Set Up Your Juwai.com Branded Agent Page?


Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate understands the importance of the international marketplace. That’s why we have partnered with Juwai.com, China’s largest property search site to provide you exposure to this important market.  As part of our new Juwai relationship, every single listing will appear on Juwai.com with enhanced branding. Also, all BHGRE® agents will receive a Juwai profile page containing their information and an optional headshot. To learn more about Juwai.com and your custom agent landing page click here.


MLS Required Fields

Due to the success of the additional information entered into the Matrix system during the Enhanced Data Incentive Program, the long awaited newly required fields are coming soon.  On Tuesday, August 7th the following fields will be required:

  • Above & below grade finished square footage (with source field)
  • Lot size (with source field)
  • Detailed directions
  • Minimum of one photo relevant to the property entered within 48 hours

Please be prepared to enter the data so there will not be delays in adding listings to the system.


Real Estate Emojis

These aren’t really “emojis”, but they appear like them on a mobile device. Just thought it was something fun to share in meeting (they can NOT be used on boosted ads- they can only be sent via text/message on a phone).

Calling All Zap Specialists!

The Property Insights contest is for all companies! Have you told your agents about it?

Here at Zap, we believe that writing Property Insights is one of the easiest ways to show off your real estate expertise. We’ve seen some pretty impressive Property Insights written by agents all over the country. That’s why we thought this summer would be the perfect time to throw our first ever Property Insights Summer Sweepstakes!

How to enter:

Write 20 Property Insights in Zap between August 1, 2018 and August 31, 2018. If you want to write more than 20, go for it! There’s no limit. (Need a refresher on how to add Property Insights? Click here.)

Who will win:

Two qualifying participants will be selected in a random drawing to win $250 each.

First-Time Home buyer Savings Account Act

Friday, July 13, Governor Mike Parson signed House Bill 1796, The First-Time Home buyer Savings Account Act into law. The creation of this specialized savings account will better prepare first-time home buyers and give them a financial advantage in the process of buying their first home.
The First-Time Home buyer Savings Account Act goes into law on January 1, 2019. Between now and Jan. 1, the Missouri Department of Revenue will promulgate rules on how to implement the program. Once those rules are established, Missouri REALTORS® is committed to preparing our members and the public on how to best utilize the program. Stay tuned!

Are You Ready to Renew?

Everyone who has a MO real estate license by Aug. 1st, 2018 must complete 12 hours of CE to renew their license. CE includes 3 hours of core and 9 hours of electives. Your license must be mailed, or renewed online, by Sept. 30th, 2018 or you will not be able to practice real estate. Here are a couple of options for CE.
1- Login to KCHagent.com and register for CE taught by BHGKC. There are 2 classes on Aug 1st  in Liberty that are filling up fast and all other classes are taught at our corporate office at 8300 College Blvd.
2- KCAR has in-person classes as well as free CE online. Login to KCRAR.com and go to the education/events tab to register for either option.
3- There are several sites that are approved by the state of MO for online CE if you don’t mind paying for CE. There is a list of approved providers at https://pr.mo.gov/realestate-ceu-courses.asp
You are also required to complete Code of Ethics training by Dec 31st, 2018 some of the Code of Ethics classes are eligible for CE so you can kill two birds with one stone. 

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