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JULY 2021

Hello from smoky Nelson,


Mark your calendars! KAR will be hosting its in-person AGM event in beautiful Kimberley on September 16th and 17th. Join us for the first annual KAR Awards Gala on the 16th, which could very well be the KAR event of the year! Our AGM, which will be held on September 17th, is going to be jam-packed with guest speakers and lots of information – be sure to check your email for further details in the coming weeks.


As you may have already heard KAR and KADREA have announced a combined $10,000 donation to the Red Cross in an effort to help the many British Columbians who have been displaced because of this record-breaking wildfire season. BCREA has agreed to match the donation, which brings the total to $20,000. Our hearts are with everyone who has suffered a loss due to the wildfires, and we are open to offering support to any of our members who become displaced during these trying times – I encourage you to reach out to KAR staff for further details.


Keep reading for some great Xposure tips, education event information, and more.


I wish you all a safe long weekend ahead.


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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KAR will be hosting an accredited PDP course on August 24th called Foreclosures and Court Ordered Sales, instructed by Gopal Sahota. 

For more details visit the KAR Member Portal: it's your one-stop shop for education information. 

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MLS® Department


Want to quickly duplicate an old listing? No problem!

Start by visiting "My Listings" and changing the status to that of your previous listing (ex: Sold). Select the blue button next to the listing address, and choose "Clone/Relist". Any non-contractual listing details, including your photos, can be duplicated into the new listing.

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

NEW: Brittany Schembri (Royal LePage East Kootenay in Fernie), Michael Shankland (RE/MAX All Pro Realty in Trail), Natalie Portlock (RE/MAX RHC Realty in Nelson), Taya Foss (Grand Forks Realty in Grand Forks)


SAYING GOODBYE: Barry Brown (RE/MAX Home Advantage in Castlegar), Brian Burch (RE/MAX Blue Sky Realty in Cranbrook)

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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®

Joelle Lavack 

Director of Continuity and Member Excellence

Trevor Koot

Executive Officer


Coming Up


August 24: Foreclosures and Court-Ordered Sales (6 accredited PDP hours)

September 16 and 17: KAR AGM in Kimberley