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Better Business Bureau Blue Rating

Better Business Bureau

BBB sees trust as a function of two primary factors – integrity and performance. Integrity includes respect, ethics and intent. Performance speaks to a business’s track record of delivering results in accordance with BBB standards and/or addressing customer concerns in a timely, satisfactory manner.

BBB ensures that high standards for trust are set and maintained. We exist so consumers and businesses alike have an unbiased source to guide them on matters of trust. We provide educational information and expert advice that is free of charge and easily accessible.

BBB Accreditation is an honor – and not every company is eligible. Businesses that meet our high standards are invited to join BBB. Businesses meeting BBB standards are presented to local Boards of Directors (or designees) for review and acceptance as a BBB Accredited Business.

NAR - National Association of REALTORS®

NAR – National Association of REALTORS®

http://www.realtor.org/

Mission
The core purpose of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® is to help its members become more profitable and successful.
Vision
The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® strives to be the collective force influencing and shaping the real estate industry. It seeks to be the leading advocate of the right to own, use, and transfer real property; the acknowledged leader in developing standards for efficient, effective, and ethical real estate business practices; and valued by highly skilled real estate professionals and viewed by them as crucial to their success.

Working on behalf of America’s property owners, the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® provides a facility for professional development, research and exchange of information among its members and to the public and government for the purpose of preserving the free enterprise system, and the right to own, use, and transfer real property.

KAR – Kansas Association of REALTORS®

KAR – Kansas Association of REALTORS®

http://www.kansasrealtor.com/

 

Our Mission
To Promote and Support Ongoing Member Profitability.

Our Past
Since 1920, the Kansas Association of REALTORS® has been the “voice of real estate” in Kansas. From the National Real Estate Journal Roster dated May 23, 1921 Kansas had only 209 total Members from 7 local boards:

By the time the second annual KAR convention was held in Hutchinson on December 4th and 5th, 1922, the local board numbers had grown to 25.

Present
Today, Kansas Local REALTOR® boards number 35, with a Members-At-Large group spread throughout the state. With membership numbers at 8,000, the Kansas Association of REALTORS® celebrates it’s 89th year in 2010 and continues to help our members meet the challenges of the 21st century.

Our Future
KAR has seen the Kansas REALTOR® family through many changes and we continue to stay the course, keeping a finger on the pulse of the ever-changing real estate industry. We will continue to be the “voice of real estate” in Kansas!

GRI – Graduate REALTOR® Institute

GRI – Graduate REALTOR® Institute

http://www.realtor.org/griclear.nsf

The Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI) symbol is the mark of a real estate professional who has made the commitment to provide a high level of professional services by securing a strong educational foundation. REALTORS® with the GRI designation are highly trained in many areas of real estate to better serve and protect their clients.

 

ABR – Accredited Buyer’s Representative

ABR – Accredited Buyer’s Representative

http://rebac.net/

 

The Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation is designed for real estate buyer agents who focus on working directly with buyer-clients. When you decide to earn your ABR®, you gain:

  • Valuable real estate education that elevates your skills and knowledge in the eyes of home buyers.
  • Ongoing specialized information, programs and updates that help you stay on top of the issues and trends in successfully representing home buyers.
  • Access to REBAC members-only marketing tools and resources, which provide an additional competitive edge.

 

 

 

 

CRB - Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager

 

 

 

 

 

CRB – Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager

www.crb.com

 

The CRB designation is one of the most respected and relevant designations offered in real estate business management. The CRB community spans more than 7,000 members worldwide. Through the Council’s leading-edge education and resources, members are among the most efficient, effective and profitable managers in the country.

Not just anyone can display the CRB designation after his or her name. It is reserved for only the most dedicated conscientious and highly skilled managers.

CRB Designees have:

  • Dedication to recruiting and training their associates to handle real estate transactions with professionalism and the most up-to-date information, techniques and tools.
  • Skill in designing effective marketing programs to promote and sell property for the highest price and in the shortest period of time.
  • Management know-how assisting sales associates in helping to quickly find a property matching the needs and wants of the customer.
  • Experience and understanding of market, housing and economic trends that will be used to positively influence transactions.
  • Expertise in maintaining an organized, smooth-running organization which ensures that transactions receive prompt and thorough attention.

PMN – Performance Management Network

PMN – Performance Management Network

http://www.wcr.org/performancemanagementnetwork/tabid/59/default.aspx

 

The Performance Management Network is a REALTOR® designation built from the ground up to bring you the real-world skills, the know-how and the tools that will keep your business out front and on top of an evolving market. The Performance Management Network’s suite of professional performance training courses is taught by recognized experts who dig deep into the hot topics that are driving the marketplace and shaping your business. Course Schedule

Why Earn the Performance Management Network Designation?
Your customers are savvier and more demanding. There’s more and more information, but less time to process it. The competition is fiercer and faster than ever. By becoming a PMN Designee, you’ll show your clients that you are committed to ongoing education and professional excellence, and you’ll show your colleagues that you understand and value the importance of a powerful network of business connections.

Leadership Kansas

Leadership Kansas

http://www.leadershipkansas.org/mx/hm.asp?id=Home

Our Mission

Serve as a catalyst for the continued development of leadership throughout Kansas by:

  • Annually identifying leaders from across Kansas.
  • Informing those leaders about key state issues.
  • Inspiring those leaders to maintain involvement in the social, business and political fabric of Kansas communities.
  • Maintaining a cohesive, relevant, Leadership Kansas alumni network.

 

 

 

CRS - Certified Residential Specialist

 

 

 

 

CRS – Certified Residential Specialist

www.crs.com

The Council of Residential Specialists is the largest not-for-profit affiliate of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, with its headquarters in Chicago, Ill. It is composed of over 38,000 Certified Residential Specialists (CRS) Designees and Candidates/General Members. The association was created to recruit and retain those REALTORS® and international real estate professionals seeking the knowledge, tools and relationship-building opportunities and referral opportunities they need to maximize their income and professionalism in residential real estate.

MAR – Manhattan Association of REALTORS®MAR – Manhattan Association of REALTORS®

http://www.manhattanrealtors.net/

Manhattan is located in the beautiful Flint Hills of Northeast Kansas and is home to Kansas State University. Manhattan is located about 60 miles from the capital city Topeka and 120 miles from Kansas City. Whether you are searching for your first home, just made a new move to the area, or contemplating your “next move”, experienced and friendly Manhattan area REALTORS® are here to serve you. Please peruse the available homes at your leisure and contact a local REALTOR® specialized to assist you in taking your next step in home ownership.

Angie Danner, Executive Officer
Dee Woolfolk, Executive Assistant

 

 

 

Manhattan Area Chamber Of Commerce

 

 

 

 

Manhattan Area Chamber Of Commerce

http://www.manhattan.org/

The Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit, voluntary organization of citizens working together to support the business development of Manhattan and make it a better place to work and live.

The Chamber unites businesses, professional firms, organizations and individuals as a central point for community betterment – virtually every aspect of the Manhattan business community is represented within the Chamber. As a result, the Chamber is a strong and effective voice for the business community and is heard and respected by local, state, and federal leaders in government and business.