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SEPTEMBER 2021

Dear members,

 

Congratulations to the nominees and winners of the first annual KAR REALTOR® Awards! It was great to see so many of our members online to watch the event, and we hope you had a few laughs along the way. The awards will be distributed to each winner in the coming weeks and KAR staff will be in touch to arrange a convenient time with you all. 

You may have noticed a number of emails making their way to your inbox about the exploration into the merits of joining the Association of Interior REALTORS®. The leadership from both KAR and KADREA want to ensure there is plenty of opportunity for members to get their questions answered and their feedback heard. Please plan to attend the next joint town hall meeting on October 8th and don't be shy about asking questions and sharing what's on your mind: we want to hear from you.

Lastly, director nominations are open until midnight on Thursday evening - make sure you get your forms in on time and don't hesitate to contact Tyler Hancock, Past President and Nominations Committee Chair, if you have any questions. 

Chuck Bennett

2021 KAR President

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SentriKey® App: why it's important to learn how to use it now
 

SentriCards will be decommissioned at the end of 2021, which means it's a good time to start using the SentriKey app.

Visit the SentriKey® App Real Estate Training School to learn more.

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Education

Need to catch up on your PDP credit hours? Look no further!

KAR will be hosting Selling Tenant Occupied Properties, presented by Richard Collins, on 

October 14, 2021. This is a virtual 6 PDP credit hour course, and registration is now open via the KAR Member Portal

NOTE: Are you a new KAR member and are interested in learning the basics of the systems and services offered by KAR? Maybe you just need a quick refresher? Antarang Das will be presenting the monthly Tier 3 New Member Orientation on October 7th and everyone is welcome (and it's free!). Visit the KAR Member Portal to sign up (the link is available on the KAR Course Calendar tab). 

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Technology 

There's a new feature in Xposure that could help connect your buyers with their dream home. 

RealtyServer has released a new "Client Match" enhancement tool for Xposure Listing Pages. This new feature will help agents match a listing to their client list in a few easy steps. 

To see this new feature in action, watch this video.

Here are the steps in Xposure:

1. Open any listing in Xposure and click "Actions" on the newly opened Xposure Listing Page, as shown here:

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2. Next, click on "Client Match":

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3. The next screen will show the list of clients in your Xposure database who have search criteria that match that particular listing:

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Now you can send draw your clients to this listing with a few simple clicks. 

Let us know what you think: communications@kar.realtor.

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Membership

Check out this month's new members, those who left and those who moved.

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS: Jessica Horie (eXp Realty, Fernie), Charlotte Marshall (MaxWell Realty, Invermere), Jackson Walters (RE/MAX RHC Realty, Nelson), Joe Pavelich (Coldwell Banker Rosling Real Estate, Nelson)

 

SAYING GOODBYE: Charissa Hackett (Castlegar Realty, Castlegar)

ON THE MOVE: Chris Albert (Fair Realty, Castlegar)

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From the

KAR Office

 

There have been some changes at the KAR office:

we moved, but not far! Our new location is at 

102-247 Baker Street. During the pandemic, access is by appointment only as staff members are mainly working from home. Call 250-352-5477 to set up your appointment.

Here is how to get a hold of KAR staff:

Main phone line: 250-352-5477

Fax (please note new number): 855-281-3609

Linda Hamelin

MLS®, SentriLock, Membership Services

Jodi Dergousoff

Education, Professional Standard, Subscribers, MLS® Services

Joelle Lavack 

Director of Continuity and Member Excellence

Trevor Koot

Executive Officer

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Coming Up

September 30th: deadline for director nominations

October 4-7: Association of Interior REALTORS® Education Week (visit KAR Member Portal for more details)

October 7: Tier 3 New Member Orientation

October 14: Selling Tenant Occupied Properties (6 PDP Credit Hours)