In our thirteenth year of operation, Real Estate Business Resources, Inc. (REBR) continues to grow brand
recognition with our Kansas Association of REALTORS®
(KAR) members through the systematic identification,
development, and implementation of useful products and services.
REBR remains focused on providing an identifiable, credible, and branded partner for the real estate broker and
agent to interact with in their daily business. We continue to research, identify, develop, and introduce products
and services that enhance the member’s ability to increase productivity and profitability.
To accomplish this REBR has the following products and services available:
REBR MLS and Property Marketing Services
REBR provides MLS services to 857 subscribers in 15 of the 22 MLS entities in the
state, constituting 11.2% of KAR membership. REBR provides value-added services
in the area of initial system set-up and implementation, upfront and ongoing training,
and customer support from a trusted source right here in the state.
REBR serves 11 boards which have their own free-standing MLS websites: Emporia, Flint Hills, Garden City,
Goodland, Hays, McPherson, Parsons, Southern Plains (Pratt), Southeast Kansas (Coffeyville, Independence,
and Mid-Eastern boards), Salina, and Southwest Kansas. The total number of customers served in these MLS’s
is 615 up 2.5% from this time last year.
Four local associations are using KansasPropertyAds.com (KSPA) for their MLS site: Junction City, Dickinson
County, Ark City, and Great Bend. Additionally, we have members from eight other boards that have opted to
use KSPA to market their listings, as well as many At-Large members of KAR whose offices are located outside
local board jurisdictions. There are currently 242 subscribers to KSPA, compared to 246 subscribers at this time
"REBR's online training sessions have allowed us to get hands-on customized training from the comfort of
our office. This is incredibly valuable for my agency since we are located 2-5 hours from metropolitan
cities, and the cost and time required to attend this type of educational session is just not feasible. John’s
training sessions are interactive, well organized, and very well received. I cannot say anything less than
"bravo!" This venture with John and REBR has been a huge success and very beneficial for my agency. We
are rural, independent, and a small agency - but we have the personal training opportunities of
Transaction Management & Electronic Document Storage
With the recent change to the KREC auditing process, online document storage is more important than ever.
REBR offers a complete transaction management/online document storage solution to all members of KAR with
MyTransaction™. MyTransaction™ is REBR’s private-labeled, trademarked transaction management and/or
electronic document storage platform, offered via an exclusive statewide agreement with CoreLogic. The program
provides an integrated set of tools for brokerages and REALTORS®
through all phases of the real estate
transaction, from listing to close, and beyond. The user-friendly, online application enables subscribers to use a
common platform to manage transaction checklists, electronically store documents, as
well as order products and services from their own local vendors. The exclusive
contract with CoreLogic allows REBR to offer these great business tools at a very
affordable price to both brokerages and agents.
Another online document storage solution REBR offers is with our Cartavi partnership.
Cartavi is a simple way for real estate professionals to securely store, access, and share
documents with anyone involved in the process of buying or selling a home. We give you one
place to easily manage and exchange the documents that support transactions-from the
desktop or on-the-go. Cartavi offers a simple, easy-to-use interface that works great on both
the computer and mobile devices.
Legal Protection Program
REBR offers the popular Legal Hotline service and the Real Estate Brokerage Essentials: Managing Legal and
Business Issues publication under the Legal Protection Program. The Legal Hotline was developed to provide
quick access to legal advice from Attorney Vern Jarboe and his team of experts in the real estate field. Questions
are either answered during the initial call, or within 24 hours, if additional research is necessary. A follow-up letter
is then provided to the caller within 48 hours of the answer. Subscriptions are available for entire brokerages or
individual agents, with their broker’s approval. There are currently 173 individual hotline subscribers plus REBR
provides complimentary subscriptions for each of the 34 local boards. There have been 539 calls made during
the reporting time period.
Training and Consultation
REBR continues to offer sales and technology and sales training for brokerages, associations, and MLS’s across
the state. The most popular topics this year have been: “Your 2013 Technology To-Do List”, “Transaction
Tracking”, “Everything Google”, Rapattoni Tips and Tricks”, “Real Estate Marketing with Social Media”, “How
LinkedIn Are You”, “Paperless Real Estate Transactions”, and “Electronic Signatures with Docusign.”
RPR training has also been a highly requested session from REBR. REBR has been hired as an exclusive trainer
with NAR’s Realtors Property Resource®
system. The course is an overview of what the RPR is and who it’s
available to, plus John demonstrates “live” in the RPR how to navigate through the menu
system, overviews the available tools, shows the agents how to use the RPR as a
prospecting tool, as well as how to create stunning full color seller reports including a
detailed CMA for delivery at a listing presentation.
REBR offers broker/agent websites that have all the features needed to capture more customers from website
visitors. These websites are visually appealing, have full IDX integration, powerful search options, a mobile
interface, effective lead capturing tools, and a lead management dashboard. REBR has 13 broker, agent, and
MLS website clients across the state of Kansas.
First, REBR will work diligently to continue to provide the high level of customer service to our MLS customers. We
know the MLS is the most important business tool that our members use. We enjoy providing excellent customer
support to make sure members have access to the best MLS product available when they need it.
At the same time, we will look at opportunities to provide additional services to our existing members and expanding
our MLS customer base beyond the 15 MLS’s we are currently serving. We know that we serve as an excellent service
provider to support other local boards with their MLS services and we look forward to serving more members.
REBR will work to expand the customer base for our online document storage systems Cartavi and My Transaction™.
With the recent change to the KREC auditing process, the growing demand for risk management tools for brokerages,
as well as the demand for 24-7 consumer access to information, transaction management, and electronic document
storage is a tool whose time has come and REBR is prepared to meet the need in an easy-to-use, value-priced way.
Second, we will continue to seek ways to position ourselves to be the go-to source for information related to
technology and the real estate industry. More and more members are reaching out to REBR for information about
specific technologies or specific real estate applications. We plan to grow our knowledge base and will continue to
communicate our knowledge on the popular REBR.com website, with Facebook, Twitter and other social media
Third, we will do everything to identify strategic business partners and negotiate discounts for our customers, where
possible, and to educate our customers regarding the ways to take advantage of technology to help them work smarter
and faster and therefore be more profitable.
Fourth, REBR will continue to work in conjunction with KAR staff to provide the association with technology
information and skills that may have been outsourced in the past. Specifically REBR is working closely with the KAR
Education Dept. on the new Keynote Education Series to develop video based online continuing education courses
that can be used in State REALTOR
Associations across the country.
Fifth, We are in the process of creating and delivering a broker consultation service and operating system that is easily
implemented in small to medium sized offices delivering a new stream of income to REBR.
Sixth, we are researching new products and services for members to provide technology solutions to enhance their
everyday business. These ideas include educating local associations on the benefits of MLS data-sharing and
developing more online education with videos and live webinars, plus much more.
The Directors and Staff of REBR believe it is through the accomplishment of the above objectives that REBR will
continue to grow and become even more financially successful. The Directors are excited to pay another dividend of
$3,000 to you, the stockholders, in 2013. The Directors know that it is the support of REBR by the leadership and
members of KAR which has brought REBR to where it is today. The wisdom of KAR Board of Directors to create REBR
so that members can work with a trusted partner in the real estate business is the same wisdom that continues to
assure REBR receives the support necessary to flourish. This wisdom also distinguishes KAR amongst other state
The leadership and staff of REBR remain 100% committed to continuing the development of REBR into an even
stronger asset for KAR and the members it serves.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Director through 2015
Security 1st Title
Craig has been in the busi-
ness for 29 years and in
2009 formed Security 1st Title. In 1990
he was presented the President’s Award
for recognition for outstanding service to
the Wichita Area Association of REAL-
Director through 2014
Jones Heritage, REAL-
A third generation REAL-
, Brian Jones continues the tradition
started in 1905 by his grandfather Frank,
and continued by his father Paul. He has
been a REALTOR®
for 34 years special-
izing in the sale of single family homes in
and around Pittsburg, Kansas areas. Bri-
an was president of KAR in 2010, and
has chaired numerous KAR Committees,
including the RPAC Trustees and the
Governmental Affairs Committee. He was
the 2002 KAR REALTOR®
of the Year.
Director through 2015
Vice President of Train-
ing and Programs
Realtors Property Re-
Karen is the RPR Vice
President of Training and
Programs. She works with local and state
associations and MLS’s to
expand training and communication pro-
grams designed to support RPR to NAR’s
members across the country. Prior to
working for RPR, Karen was the Presi-
dent and CEO of REBR where she
worked for 11 years and was the Govern-
mental Affairs Director for the Kansas
Association of REALTORS®
for 17 years.
Chairman of the Board
and Director through
Reece & Nichols Alliance
Licensed since 1974,
Sandy serves as a consultant to the
Reece & Nichols Alliance franchise.
Reece & Nichols Alliance franchised
members are located within a 250 mile
radius of Overland Park, Kansas.
Vice Chairman and Direc-
tor through 2015
Dan started Reece Com-
mercial, a division of Reece
& Nichols, in October of 2009. Reece
Commercial is a Berkshire Hathaway
Affiliate. Dan is the 2004 Past President
of KAR, he was the 2007 NAR Region IX
VP, and past Chair of NAR Commercial.
Dan has been an active commercial real
estate broker for 28 years. He holds the
CCIM and SIOR designations.
Treasurer and Director
ARC Real Estate
Jon has been licensed
since 1985. Jon was Presi-
dent of the Garden City
Board of REALTORS®
in 1993, and was
a Director for KAR in 1997 and has
served on the KAR Budget and Finance
Committee since 2008. He served on the
KREC BRRETA Task Force in 1996-
Benjamin F. Blair
Director through 2014
Griffith & Blair Commer-
Ben has been in the real
estate business for 46
years. He served as Treasurer of NAR in
1989 and 1990 and received the NAR
Distinguished Service Award in 1997.
Michael C. McGrew
Director through 2013
McGrew Real Estate
Licensed since 1982, Mike
served as KAR President in
1998 and NAR’s Region 9
Vice President in 2003. He is the Vice
Chair of NAR Finance Committee, Mem-
ber of the Reserve Investment Advisory
Board and the Executive Committee, ex-
officio on the Leadership Team, and
Treasurer Elect 2014. Mike has been
awarded the ROTY and DSA for both
KAR and the Lawrence Board of Real-
tors. McGrew Real Estate is the largest
brokerage company based in Lawrence.
Director through 2014
Re/Max Boone Realty
Licensed since 1974 and
on the REBR board since
2002, Richard is a Broker/
Owner of three real estate
firms in Missouri. He was
President of MAR in 1987, Columbia
BOR in 1980, and REALTOR®
Year in both organizations. He was Presi-
dent of NAR in 2001. He holds the CCIM,
CIPS, CRB, GRI, and e-PRO designa-
Nestor Weigand, Jr.
Director through 2014
Chairman and CEO
J.P. Weigand & Sons
Nestor has been licensed
since 1961. He served as
KAR President in 1978
and as President for NAR in 1988 and as
World President of FIABCI, an Interna-
tional Real Estate Federation of Paris,
France, in 2001-2002. He holds the CRB,
CCIM, CIPS, SIOR, CRE, and FRICS
The map below illustrates REBR’s ability to reach across the state and touch members in 90 Kansas counties, or 86% of the
counties in Kansas, with its current customer base. REBR provides MLS services for 15 of the 22 MLS systems in the state,
serving 857 members - or 12% of the membership.
From Goodland to Overland Park, Liberal to Baxter Springs, and all points in between, REBR continues to reach out to
as a trusted partner in the business.
“With our new website, designed by REBR, the possibilities are endless. John Ringgold will research the
most up-to-date technology trends, keep you informed of them, and also provide solutions for placing
them effectively in your personal website. All of the above, along with quick one-on-one customer care
with John Ringgold himself, cannot be topped. If you are tired of being just another number on the other
end of the line, getting nowhere with site updates or questions – then John Ringgold with REBR.com is
your BEST CHOICE in becoming more than just another number.” - Sonja Parry,
REBR MLS/KSPA Customer
Garden City 2009
Great Bend 2008
Mid Eastern 2005
Ark City 2003
Junction City 2002
Flint Hills 2001
REBR generated gross revenues of $318,511 for the period March 2012 through April 2013. This is a 22% decrease over
the same previous 13-month period which produced gross revenues of $410,601. The loss in revenue can be attributed to
the conclusion of the training contract with the RPR in the spring of 2012. Gross expenses totaled $315,759 which is a 9%
decrease from the same period.
Even with the challenging real estate market, MLS and Kansas Property Ads subscribers remain the significant revenue
source for REBR, then Legal Hotline subscriptions, Brokerage Consulting, Royalties and Partnerships, and Broker/Agent
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