Keeping members at the Knoxville Area Association of REALTORS® in the loop with up-to-date industry news & trends and the latest association events.
Maintaining Professionalism in an Unprecedented Market
How can REALTORS® help their clients’ navigate an unprecedented seller’s market? Shannon Foster-Boline, Laura Slyman and Pat McGill discuss tips and best practices for maintaining professionalism among clients and how communication and grace are key to easing tensions in this unusual market.
Looking Ahead to 2021
How will COVID-19 continue to impact the local economy in 2021? KAAR’s Governmental Affairs & Policy Director Hancen Sale interviews Dr. Marianne Wannamaker, an associate professor of economics at the University of Tennessee, about the potential short term and long-term effects in our region.
Ten Dash Five
On Friday, November 13, the NAR Board of Directors approved a package of recommendations concerning the Code of Ethics’ applicability to discriminatory speech and conduct. KAAR CEO Lyle Irish, 2020 President Jim Oakley, President-Elect Shannon Foster-Boline, and Treasurer Marian Epps discuss the implication of the changes to the Code of Ethics and its applicability to KAAR members.
Teamwork Makes the Dream Work
Changes are in the air! We invite you to meet Hancen Sale, KAAR’s new Governmental Affairs & Policy Director! And we reinvite you to meet James Holden, KAAR’s Professional Standards Administrator whose title was recently changed to Director of Member Engagement. With James overseeing the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) and Hancen taking on governmental affairs, these two discuss what’s in store for KAAR’s political advocacy program.
REALTOR® Safety isn’t Sexy, but Imperative
This September marks six years since the kidnapping and murder of Arkansas REALTOR® Beverly Carter, but her legacy lives on through the Beverly Carter Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to REALTOR® Safety. Beverly’s son, Carl Carter Jr, is the Executive Director of this foundation, and he spends his day educating Realtors on the importance of safety and how agents can remain vigilant.
The Impact of COVID-19 on Commercial Real Estate
While the residential real estate market shows no signs of slowing down amidst COVID-19, the commercial real estate industry is experiencing transformative changes. Justin Cazana, Chair of the KAAR Commercial Committee, and John Thurman, Vice President of McCarty Holsaple McCarty, discuss the ways in which COVID-19 might permanently change commercial real estate.