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Local Realtors Bestow Industry Achievement Awards and Install New Leadership

Information Provided by the Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS®

At this year’s Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS® (KCRAR) Holiday Party, Awards & Installation event, Andrea Sheridan, Keller Williams Realty, was installed as the 2018 president.
At this year’s Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS® (KCRAR) Holiday Party, Awards & Installation event, Andrea Sheridan, Keller Williams Realty, was installed as the 2018 president. Submitted photo

The Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS® (KCRAR) installed its 2018 president and presented its 2017 awards, including the prestigious REALTOR® of the Year honor, on Wednesday, December 6 during the KCRAR Holiday Party, Awards & Installation event held at the Courtyard Marriot at Briarcliff. Over 400 REALTORS® and guests attended the event.

Andrea Sheridan, Keller Williams Realty, was installed as the 2018 president of the Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS®. Sheridan will lead the organization’s Board of Directors, representing nearly 10,000 members.

The event also recognized industry leaders who have helped build and maintain a strong real estate community throughout the Kansas City metro and surrounding areas.

The following awards were presented during the event:

2017 Community Service Award – Mark Solomon, Keller Williams – Kansas City North

2017 Affiliate of the Year – Kenna Arnold, Security 1st Title

2017 Salesperson of the Year – Alex Goering, Better Homes & Gardens – Kansas City Homes

2017 REALTOR® of the Year – Kristi Ferrara, Better Homes & Gardens – Kansas City Homes

2017 Distinguished Service Award – Scottie Broderick, RE/MAX Stateline

“Winning a KCRAR ‘Of the Year’ award is such an honor, as it’s one that comes as a recognition of excellence by fellow REALTORS,” said Susan Bowers, the 2017 Awards Committee chair. “While criteria for each award varies, two absolutes across all categories is dedication to the REALTOR community through their work with the Association, and demonstration of the high-level professional standards that are at the core of Realtor membership. This year’s winners exemplify the best of our industry.”

Whether buying or selling a home, it is important to partner with an expert who can guide you through the journey, walking you through each step with confidence and helping you reach the closing knowing your best interests were protected. That partner is a REALTOR®.

To best serve clients, REALTORS® must be adaptive by channeling various roles throughout the life of a transaction. The ability to adopt the most appropriate role for any given situation is typically so seamless that it may even go unnoticed, but it’s within that ability that the value of a REALTOR® is most clear.

REALTORS® take on many roles:

Negotiator - Engaged in an unrelenting pursuit of the win-win

Concierge - The go-to person that even go-to people go to

Advocate - Making sure you never have to go it alone

Matchmaker - The mutual friend setting you up with your soulmate house

Wordsmith - Painting the picture of how you will feel

Firefighter - Snuffing out problems left and right

Designer - Selling homes is an artform

Advisor - With experience comes wisdom (and the eagerness to share it)

The big question is, which one do you need? Luckily, when you partner with a REALTOR®, you get them all.

Your REALTOR® is Your Advocate

Remember, although buying or selling a home can be an intimidating process, with a REALTOR®—a member of the National Association of Realtors®—at your side, you have an expert leading the way.

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