We hope you will join us for the Oath of Office & Holiday Reception this Thursday from 4 - 6 pm in the KAAR Education Center.  Should the KAAR parking lots be full on Thursday afternoon, members dropping by the reception can park across the street in the Brookvale II lot after 5:00.

Drop in!

Stop by to have a drink and share a holiday greeting any time between 4 - 6 pm on Thursday, December 14 to celebrate the 2018 Officer & Director's Oath of Office.  The event will be hosted in the newly renovated KAAR Education Center and the oath of office will be administered at approximately 5:00 pm.  We look forward to sharing a toast to our current and new Directors!


Now Accepting Applications!

LeadershipKAAR offers candidates the opportunity to embark on a journey consisting of a series of five one-day seminars. Convene at some of the area's most beautiful and compelling locations for these offsite seminars that will feature top-notch lecturers and riveting material, including NAR's LEADERSHIP 100-300 courses. Deadline to apply is COB on Dec. 27.


Nominate Today!

It's that time of year again!  KAAR is now accepting nominations for REALTOR® of the Year, Affiliate of the Year, Rising Star & Good Neighbor.  All award applications must be submitted by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, December 27, 2017.  All winners will be recognized at the General Membership Meeting on January 24, 9 am at Jackson Terminal.


Seeking Sponsors!

The KAAR Community Involvement Committee will be hosting a golf tournament on Wednesday, April 25 at WindRiver Golf Club to benefit Youth Villages' Backpack Heroes.  For a list of corporate sponsorships available, please contact the committee's staff liaison, Caitland Orlicz - caitland@kaarmls.com.


RPAC Dues Billing Sweepstakes

KAAR's annual Realtors Political Action Committee (RPAC) Sweepstakes is in full swing. For every $25 invested in RPAC through 12/31/2017, you'll be entered to will a $500 amazon giftcard! Invest by calling KAAR 865.584.8647, mailing a check, or going online to www.kaarmls.com/RPAC.


G - R - I

Earning a GRI can make a difference in your business and potentially boost your income. REALTORS® with at least one designation:  1) Earned a median of $61,000 while those without the designation earned a median income of $33,500, a difference of $27,600. (Source: 2013 NAR Member Profile)  2) Reported that they were better able to serve and protect their increasingly sophisticated clients because of their understanding of new technology, laws, and procedures.


What's Going On

Nov 10, 2017
In order to be compliant with the RESO standards as mandated by NAR, the following fields will be changing on November 22. Property type of Commercial will change to Commercial Sale Tenant Expenses - Electric will change to Electricty   State/Province - Other/Outside USA will be deleted   Owner Expenses - Electric will change to Electricity - Maintenance will change to Common Area Maintenance. New options of Exterior Maintenance,...
Oct 11, 2017
"...[R]eal estate professionals have reported an upswing in a particularly insidious wire scam.   A hacker will break into a licensee’s email account to obtain information about upcoming real estate transactions.  After monitoring the account to determine the likely timing of a close, the hacker will send an email to the buyer, posing either as the title company representative or as the licensee.  The fraudulent email will...

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