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Thank you to all who helped ring the bell for the Salvation Army!

Posted 12/06/17 by Kevin Platz and filed under:

To all the volunteers who showed up to ring the Salvation Army bells for REALTOR RING DAY on 12/1/2018….

THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Though Friday was probably one of the warmest days to be outside, it still takes the effort to show up. We look forward to doing this again next year with better planning and collaboration.

Our value as agents extends way beyond our services in real estate transactions. We should be community stewards for all. If you missed this service opportunity, stay tuned as there are more to come.

Thank you – Bob Schell – Chad Hawker, Steve Schroeder, Troy Munger, Victoria Torres, Crystal Sheeley, Curt Cleveland, Will Brandt, Stephannie McHale, Mary Jo and Roger Carlson, Tracy Whitford, Matthew Waddell, Kayla McPherson, Maryann Petesich, Nick Polum, Ann Roushar, Tappi Hughes, Lena Gilbert, Kyle Kloft, Jill Hartke, Penny Novak, Kathleen Klarenbeek, Jessica Tiernan, Bonnie Tiernan, Christine Diers, Dan Hess, Patty Reed, Bob Lynch, Dan Hess, Bob Hackney, Lana Baldus, Jonathan Doerrfeld, Cody Meyer, Jenn Goerdt, Jennifer Shelton, Gary Sweet, Maureen Bertelsen, Emmaleigh Buck, Jess Dougherty, Tara Clayberg, Rachel Freeman, Trish Samuelson. 📣📣📣

Penny Novak – 2018 Public Relations Co-Chair

November Member Changes

Posted 12/01/17 by Kevin Platz and filed under:

New Affiliate(s):

 

Property Service Plus, LLC

Donald Wheeler

6449 Old River Rd

Ely, IA 52227

 

 

New Office:

Keller Williams Legacy Group

Karrie Schultz

211 Main Street

Anamosa, IA 52205

 

Michael J. Esker

Coldwell Banker Hedges

1104 7th Ave

Marion, IA 52302

 

 

New Members: (name, company)

Ann Roushar, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Corridor

Mike Pfeiffer, IAHomes Realty

Toby Campanelli, Skogman Realty

Trish Samuelson, Skogman Realty

Brian Jeffery, Epic Property Management

Z Maryland, Ruhl & Ruhl Realtors

Rachel Freeman, Skogman Realty

 

Member Changes:

Raymond Siddell is now affiliated with Keller Williams Legacy Group

Ann Fleckenstein is now affiliated with Keller Williams Legacy Group

Shelley Koopmann is now affiliated with Keller Williams Legacy Group

 

 

Inactive Members: (name, company)

Katie Udell, Keller Williams Legacy Group

Peg Rahe, IAHomes Realty

Steve Polston, Home Buyers Marketing II

Kristen Jones, Iowa Realty

Jean Fish, Coldwell Banker Hedges

Mary Jo Edwards, Iowa Realty

Cathy Hiserote, Iowa Realty

Wayne Tate, Marian Arens Elite Realty

Gretchen Hollingsworth, Keller Williams Legacy Group

Jeff Timm, Coldwell Banker Hedges

 

Inactive Affiliate Members:

Matt L. Griswold

Midwest Systems

P.O. Box 72

Winthrop, IA 50682

 

Get Spruced Up

Aaron R Murphy

2131 Country Club Pkwy SE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

 

Allen Lucas

Radon Professional Testing, LLC

840 12th Street NE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

Shoes that Fit

Posted 11/17/17 by Kevin Platz and filed under:

The CRAAR is once again partnering with MediaCom in the Shoes that Fit program.  Our goal is to help 100 kids and we only have 38 left to help out!!  If you can help out and sponsor a child for shoes, please click this link. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeDV-O1Y9asVx75axVKjfVFYzNXG6s209J-ApCzfvgGSdVoVw/viewform

If you can help out and sponsor a child for boots, please click this link https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfSOFeCX3RoMpvhoJvSBt7IQri3Fg_41IEeFZuLa6wwRvxTUQ/viewform

Serving Others, Serving the Community

Posted 11/15/17 by Kevin Platz and filed under:

Thanks to our members and staff who served at the Mission of Hope Shelter today!  A special thanks to Annie Kaestner for organizing our efforts every quarter.  #ThePowerofR  #ThisIsOurCommunity

CRAAR Sponsors Area Kids to attend Monster Jam

Posted 10/30/17 by Kevin Platz and filed under:

The CRAAR partnered with the Boys & Girls Club of Cedar Rapids in sponsoring 96 kids to attend Monster Jam at the US Cellular Center on October 28th.

Member Changes 10/25/2017

Posted 10/25/17 by Kevin Platz and filed under:

New Affiliate(s):

Waterstone Mortgage
Kathryn S Brune
2203 Blairsferry Crossing Suite B
Hiawatha, IA 52233

Andrew J. Timmerman
Timmerman Radon Testing, LLC
1200 Rainbow Blvd
Hiawatha, IA 52233

 

New Office:

Skogman Realty
Kristine Baldwin
301 N Franklin St
Manchester, IA 52057

 

New Members: (name, company)

Kelly Mitchell, Skogman Realty
Kristen Nall, Iowa Realty

 

Office Change:

URealty is now Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Corridor

 

 

Member Changes:

Joshua Cannon is now affiliated with Pinnacle Realty
Althea Anderson is now affiliated with Pinnacle Realty
Autum Gauley is now affiliated with Pinnacle Realty
Carl Williams is now affiliated with Keller Williams Legacy Group
Jan Hullaby is now affiliated with Keller Williams Legacy Group

 

Inactive Members: (name, company)

Alicia Telsrow, Cornerstone Real Estate Consultants
Melissa Cahalan, Ruhl & Ruhl Realtors
Jim Plummer, Iowa Realty
Maggie Primmer, Iowa Realty
Toni Hauer, Coldweel Banker Hedges
Chuck Crumbaugh, Iowa Realty
Tom Davis, Skogman Realty
Tim Flynn, Skogman Realty

 

Inactive Affiliate Members:

Amerispec of Eastern Iowa
CR Home Inspections

Matrix 7.0 New & Enhanced Features

Posted 10/24/17 by Kevin Platz and filed under:

Matrix Upgrade Notes

September Member Changes

Posted 10/02/17 by Kevin Platz and filed under:

New Affiliates:

Refiner’s Touch
Kathryn A Hufford
5249 N Park Place NE #313
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

Movement Mortgage
Tim Lamb
1641 Boyson Rd Ste 102
Hiawatha, IA 52233

Iowa Mortgage Solutions
Mike J Seger
4403 1st Ave SE Ste 110
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

Five Seasons Home Inspections, LLC
Mike E Gharib
259 Aspen Drive
Marion, IA 52302

Farm Bureau Financial Services.
Alexa J Landon-Heinbuch
1323 Boyson Rd
Hiawatha, IA 52233

Corridor Radon, LLC
Kelly L Winegar
3887 Lake Vista Drive NE
Solon, IA 52333

 

New Offices:

Dream Realty of Iowa, INC.
Jason Ainsworth
210 13th Street #A
Marion, IA 52302

Appraisal Resources Co.
George R Davis
P.O, Box 691
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406-0691

Skogman Realty
Kristine Baldwin
301 N Franklin St
Manchester, IA 52057

 

New Members:

Cory Schultes, Iowa Valuation Professionals
Miranda Zuck, Skogman Realty
Dakota Olson, Ole’s 5 Star Realty
George Davis, Appraisal Resources Co.
Chad Greenlee, Iowa Realty

 

New Members: (Secondary)

David Pirkl, the firm

 

Inactive Office:

Wapsie Realty

 

Member Changes:

Jason Ainsworth is now affiliated with Dream Realty of Iowa, INC.
Joshua Cannon is now affiliated with Pinnacle Realty

 

Inactive Members:

Jeremy Sparks, Lepic Kroeger Corridor Realtors
Brandon Wiederhold, Iowa Realty
Hannah Nichols, Skogman Realty
Peter Garbett, Iowa Realty
Elaina Duclos, URealty
Theresa Mackey, Skogman Realty
Deb Toale, Wapsie Realty
Heather Federspiel, Wapsie Realty
Travis Wiley, Wapsie Realty
Austin Glandorf, Skogman Realty
Ashley Cairy, Keller Williams Legacy Group

 

Inactive Affiliate Members:

Amerispec of Eastern Iowa

YPN Furniture Build Winners

Posted 09/19/17 by Kevin Platz and filed under:

The CRAAR once again come out on top winning the IAR YPN Furniture Build for the second year in a row at the State Convention.  Our winning team walked away with $2500 that will be donated to our Backpacks for Kids program.  A number of non-profits depend on the CRAAR to supply them with backpacks which include a stuffed animal and a blanket for kids in transitional situations.

Cherry Hill Park Health Beat Station Ribbon Cutting

Posted 08/16/17 by Kevin Platz and filed under:

The CRAAR is proud to partner with the City of Cedar Rapids as we sponsored our third Health Beat Station.  Today’s ribbon cutting was at Cherry Hill Park.  Thank you to Gary Doerrfeld for his leadership in this project.   #ThePowerofR  #ThisIsOurCommunity

Daniel Gibbons with the CR Parks Department

Gary Doerrfeld, CRAAR Public Relations Chairperson

City Manager Jeff Pomeranz

Cedar Rapids Mayor Pro-Tem Justin Shields