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Board of Directors Election Results

Tuesday, September 17 2019 12:00 PM
Categorized In REALTORS®

Congratulations to our newly-elected 2020-2022 Board of Directors! 

-Wendy Carter
-Samar Edenfield
-Braden McCurdy
-Monica Miller
-Marv Schellenberg

There were five openings and eight candidates this election cycle. Polls closed on September 12th with a 19% voting turnout. Learn more about our new Directors in their bios below.  

Wendy Carter

J.P. Weigand & Sons

Wendy has lived most of her life in the Midwest and embraces the ideals and characteristics that are highly valued in the native state of Kansas.  She started her love for sales early in life, convincing her family to buy her rocks!  Wendy has since built a successful career in relationship selling over the past 28 years.  She has worked in every aspect of sales, including retail, fundraising, entrepreneurial sales, and real estate.

Wendy is dedicated to her family, including her husband and high school sweetheart (who is a member of our aviation community in Wichita), her two sons, and their Boxer. Both sons have attended and attend Maize High School.   Wendy, an athlete herself, enjoys everything from tennis, weightlifting, running, and cycling. She also enjoys reading and discussing the current read with her monthly book club. Wendy is an alumnus of Kansas State University and loves watching KSU sports (Go Cats!) and a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.

Wendy has been recognized with honors as the J.P. Weigand 2017 Rookie of the Year, $1,000,000 Listing and Sales Club, $2,000,000 Sales Club, and the RSCK Rising Star Award. Wendy is the current Chairperson of the Community Involvement Committee for RSCK and has volunteered for the committee for the past three years.

Samar Edenfield

ERA Great American Realty

Samar started her real estate career in 2007 with Realty Executives Center. With a background in sales, service, and management, paired with her passion of helping others, real estate seemed to be the perfect fit. Samar got her broker’s license in 2018 and is currently an associate broker with ERA Great American Realty. Samar is a volunteer trainer and mentor at ERA and loves growing top producing agents. She feels it is important to assist agents in their growth because it benefits the entire real estate community. Her belief is that more is accomplished when we work together for the greater good of our industry and community. Samar has a strong work ethic and incredible time management skills. She is often asked, "How do you do all of this?" The answer is always the same, “I schedule everything and just do it!" Samar has been recognized as a top producer with her company as well as earning Masters Circle and Presidents Circle with RSCK.

When she is not helping clients, you can find Samar enjoying her family and friends. With a desire to give back, Samar is very active in the community. She is involved with YMCA Strong Kids, Board Member of the East YMCA, member of Andover Chamber of Commerce, Supporter of LLS, ALS, St. Jude’s, and the Junior Achievement Program. Samar married her high school sweetheart, Jake Edenfield and they have a 15 year old son and a 3 year old daughter. Her favorite pastime is watching her son play competitive basketball and football with his other biggest fan- her sweet 3 year old daughter!

Braden McCurdy

McCurdy Auction, LLC

Braden holds titles and certifications in: CAI, AARE, AMM, Chief Executive Officer, and Auctioneer. As a leading REALTOR® and real estate auctioneer in the industry, Braden McCurdy has an unparalleled approach to successful real estate transactions.  With his visionary leadership and drive for success, he has brokered over 250 million in sales dollars since becoming licensed twenty years ago. He is an active member of the National Association of REALTORS, Kansas Association of REALTORS, RSCK, and served as the past president of the South Central Kansas MLS and past director of the Kansas Association of REALTORS. He is a Wichita Business Journal 40 Under 40 and has previously served on the 40 Under 40 selection committee.

Having grown up in the auction industry, Braden is passionate about the real estate industry and continuously looks for new ways to increase the success of his clients’ property sales. Braden has a long record of successfully assisting accountants, attorneys, bankers and other corporate sellers. He has been recognized annually with the Master’s Club Award from the REALTORS® of South Central Kansas for no less than $5 Million in annual sales since 2004. His specific areas of expertise include: counseling individuals and corporate clients with regard to investment opportunities, risk analysis, and monetary returns.  He is credited with developing McCurdy Auction’s web-based content management system for real estate auctions to better handle large volumes of real estate auctions and transactions, allowing the McCurdy team to better serve their clients’ needs and goals.

He is a member of the National Auctioneers Association (NAA) and holds three NAA designations; Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI), Accredited Auctioneer of Real Estate (AARE) and Auction Marketing Management (AMM).  Braden spends time in Washington, D.C. advocating for the auction industry for the National Auctioneers Association. Braden currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Kansas Auctioneers Association and also serves nationally as one of three instructors for the Accredited Auctioneer of Real Estate designation.

Braden graduated from Southeast High School and Wichita State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Entrepreneurship and a minor in Marketing and Management. Throughout college, Braden was an active member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity, Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity, ACE (Association of Collegiate Entrepreneurs), Interfraternity Council, and Student Activities Council.

Monica Miller

Coldwell Banker Plaza Real Estate

Monica Miller has been a licensed REALTOR® since 2005 and currently hangs her license at Coldwell Banker Plaza with her primary focus on residential property. Shortly after getting her license, she discovered the importance of volunteering in the both the local and state associations. She is a KAR Right Track: Leadership Academy graduate. She has experience in leadership at RSCK, KAR and is a past president of the Butler County Board of REALTORS®. She is currently a director for RSCK and KAR, the Zone 4 VP at KAR which serves RSCK and our councils, and as a state Communications Director for RRC/CRS. Her committee experience includes: Director Liaison for RSCK Governmental Affairs Committee, MLS Committee, past chair of Governmental Affairs Committee at KAR, past chair of Professional Development Committee at RSCK, and KAR Professional Development.

Monica is a lifelong member of the Wichita community where she lives with her husband and two spoiled dogs. She is “Wichita Proud!” She is actively involved with Habitat for Humanity and Susan G. Komen Mid-Kansas. Monica strongly believes in giving back to her community and making it a great place to call home. In her free time, Monica enjoys being outdoors, camping, canoeing, and spending time with her large extended family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marv Schellenberg

RE/MAX Premier

Marv Schellenberg is the founder and president of RE/MAX Premier and Schellenberg Development Company.  Schellenberg Development Company (SDC) is comprised of commercial, residential and senior housing communities throughout the Wichita area.

After receiving his real estate license in 1978, Marv started Premier Realty in 1988 and founded Schellenberg Development Company in 1989. He later purchased the RE/MAX Franchise in 2000 and formed what is now known as RE/MAX Premier.  Marv has successfully developed more than 16 residential and commercial communities in the Northwest Wichita area including Reflection Ridge, Fox Ridge, Hampton Lakes, Forest Lakes, and his newest development, Estancia. 

Marv currently is a member of the Wichita Area Builders Association, REALTOR® Political Action Committee, the National Association of REALTORS®, and currently serves on the RSCK Board of Directors as well as the RSCK Government Affairs Committee.

Marv holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Economics from Tabor College. Celebrating 38 years of marriage this year, Marv and his wife Andrea have four children, all of whom are involved in both RE/MAX PREMIER and Schellenberg Development Company.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Importance of Voting- President's Message

Tuesday, August 20 2019 9:30 AM
Categorized In REALTORS®

As someone said, “the November 8th, 2016 United States Presidential election is shaping up as one for the record books. Voters will choose Hillary Clinton, the Democrat, or Donald Trump, the Republican. The election will also determine which party controls Congress. Voting should be at the top of the list of our responsibilities in a democratic society. It goes without saying that some of us will find all kinds of excuses as to why we will not vote in this election.” It’s easy to adopt an attitude of, “why bother?” or, “my vote is only a single vote cast among many.”

What is one vote??? Here are examples where one vote did make a difference! Thomas Jefferson was elected President by one vote in the Electoral College. So was John Quincy Adams. Rutherford B. Hayes was elected president by one vote. His election was contested, and referred to an electoral commission where the matter was again decided by one vote.

The man who cast the deciding vote for President Hayes was himself elected to Congress by a margin of one vote. In this issue you will see the biographies of 8 qualified RSCK member candidates that will be vying for YOUR vote, and are anxious, eager, and willing to put forth their time, energy, and experience to serve YOU as a Director on the Board of REALTORS® of South Central Kansas. They understand the dedication, devotion, and sacrifice away from their daily activities (and sometimes home and family) to commit the next three (3) years to serve their members. I encourage you to take time to read about them and honor them with your VOTE!!

You read, or at least hear the news every day that our very industry is under a constant barrage and attack by outside entities trying to dilute, or even eliminate the public’s perspective that there is even a need for REALTORS®. They want to take our jobs away from us.

This slate of candidates recognizes that the next few months and years bring significant challenges to our profession to maintain our value as an absolute part of any real estate transaction. As sales professionals, it is imperative that we be proactive and involved in preserving the integrity of this wonderful industry of real estate. Today we are the advocates and champions of real estate owners and buyers in this awesome nation of free enterprise. We must not quit, nor faint at the battles that face us in every level of government.

Voting for RSCK Director Elections opens August 19, 2019. Watch your email for details. Also, our local Primary Election opens August 6th, 2019. Last but not least, I say one more time……. VOTE!!!

Remember, “One transaction a career does not make.” We’re all in this together, hopefully for the long haul, so let’s network, make some friends, build relationships, and have some fun on the journey. It’s your career-OWN IT!! ‘til next time………

 

Warmest regards,


Cleve Smith, 2019 RSCK President

  

RSCK Board of Directors Candidate Forum

Thursday, August 1 2019 5:32 PM
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On August 9th at 9:00, RSCK will hold a Candidate Forum witht the 2020-2022 Board of Director Candidates.

There are eight candidates for five open seats, so join us and get to know those running so you can decide you to cast your ballot for when the election opens on August 19th.

 

 

RSCK Hosting an NAR TechEdge Event

Thursday, August 1 2019 5:28 PM
Categorized In REALTORS®

September 17th

9:00 to 3:30 

Distillery 244 (244 N Mosley St, Wichita, KS 67202)

NAR Tech Edge is a full-day professional development conference focused on how technology is impacting real estate businesses. Each event reflects the local market needs and trends on technology. These events are filled with rapid-fire sessions from national speakers and local tech experts. Attendees will learn immediate ways to implement technology trends in their practice.

 

One day event
Short sessions on the latest tech trends
High energy for a fast-paced industry
Local technology advocate speakers

 

What You Can Learn at a TechEdge Event: 

Productivity Tools, Video, Increasing Leads, Mobility, Google Tools, Online Branding, Data Security, Agent Ratings, Photography and Staging, Social Media Marketing

 

Member pricing: $49 early bird on/before September 10, 2019 | $59 regular 

Non-member pricing: $79 early bird on/before September 10, 2019 |  $89 regular

Registration includes lunch!

Thank you to our sponsors!

 

 

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Kansas Commercial Information Exchange Update

Tuesday, May 1 2018 12:45 PM
Categorized In REALTORS®

In an effort to combat the outrageous Loopnet cost increases – The Realtors of South Central Kansas, South Central Kansas MLS, and a task force of commercial real estate agents have recently created our very own Kansas Commercial Information Exchange service through the Catylist platform.

 

This service is now up and running successfully – we currently have roughly 14 companies, 65 Users, and 340 active commercial  listings and more being added every day. You can check out the public website at the following link: www.kscommercialre.com

 

We are trying to get the word out to all commercial agents in the area that would benefit from joining this service – please share this information as you see fit.  You do not have to be a REALTOR or SCK MLS member to join, though there are price breaks if you are.

 

If you would like more information including the application and fee structure, or if you have any questions about your specific office/agents and what membership would look like for you, please email Mandy@sckrealtors.com.

Kansas Commercial Information Exchange Update

Wednesday, April 4 2018 10:58 AM
Categorized In REALTORS®

South Central Kansas MLS and the REALTORS® of South Central Kansas are moving forward with a Commercial Information Exchange (CIE). This new service will be branded-

The CIE service will be offered through the Catylist platform. We are currently working through the implementation process with Catylist. We are on schedule to begin accepting CIE membership applications the week of April 9th. Please contact Mandy Robertson at mandy@sckrealtors.com if you are interested in receiving a CIE application packet.  

We will also be providing webinar demonstrations for those commercial companies interested in seeing the Catylist product. We currently have 30-minute webinars scheduled for Thursday, April 5th at 2:00 pm and Friday, April 6th at 10:00am. If you are interested in signing up for a Catylist demonstration webinar please email Mandy at mandy@sckrealtors.com with the date you would like to attend.  

We anticipate the CIE website to be available to CIE members by mid-April. At that time, you will have the opportunity to enter your listings and become more familiar with the Catylist platform. During the next few weeks Catylist will also be providing webinars to input listings as well as on-site training.

 

Please share this information with anyone that may be interested in the CIE service. Membership in the CIE is open to all Participants (principal, partner, corporate officer or branch office manager acting on behalf of the principal) and any nonprincipal brokers, sales associates, and licensed and certified appraisers affiliated with Participants. Please see the attached Frequently Asked Questions for additional information.

This CIE platform will be a great service for our commercial members and will likely lead to new services and opportunities in the future. We remain committed to excellence, innovation and serving our 2,000+ members who represent every specialty of real estate.

We are anxious to launch the CIE platform and will keep you informed of details as they are released.

 

Sincerely,

 

Sheila Rumsey

Chief Executive Officer

REALTORS® of South Central Kansas

South Central Kansas MLS, Inc.

Introducing Kansas CIE

Thursday, March 15 2018 9:19 AM
Categorized In REALTORS®

Exciting News for Commercial Real Estate!

Members, Non-Members, CCIM Members, Commercial REALTORS®, you will want to read this!

 

South Central Kansas MLS and the REALTORS® of South Central Kansas have been evaluating the addition of a Commercial Information Exchange (CIE) which would be administered by South Central Kansas MLS. We are excited to announce that this additional service was approved by the RSCK General Membership and the SCK MLS Participant Members on Friday, March 9, 2018. 

 

This new service will give us the opportunity to provide a local database and marketing option for commercial members. South Central Kansas MLS is in the process of negotiating a contract with Catylist. This will lead to an opportunity to have a broader commercial presence throughout the region and state. CIE members will have the ability to be served by our local organization rather than subscribing to a national service with minimal control of data and rising fees. This CIE service will be available to both REALTOR® members and non-REALTOR® licensees.  

 

Catylist offers a platform that enables members to share data and take advantage of the resulting efficiencies. Unlike other services, the members will retain ownership of their data while benefiting from a large network of partnering services around the country. Catylist has been in existence for 17 years and is committed to amazing customer service. Catylist currently works with over 45 Associations across the US and Canada. Catylist has the ability to showcase your listings on your company website. Catylist will also have the ability to feed information to NAR’s Commercial REALTORS® Property Resource (RPR).  REALTORS® Property Resource® (RPR®) delivers on-the-go access to an all-encompassing real estate platform, available exclusively to REALTORS®, and offered by NAR at no additional cost.

 

This CIE platform will be a great service for our commercial members, and will likely lead to new services and opportunities in the future for commercial members. We remain committed to excellence, innovation and serving our 2,000+ members who represent every specialty of real estate.

 

The new Commercial Information Exchange is on target to be implemented in April 2018. We will keep you informed of details as they are released.

 

 

Sincerely,

 

Sheila Rumsey

Chief Executive Officer

REALTORS® of South Central Kansas

South Central Kansas MLS, Inc.

Homesnap App

Monday, January 8 2018 9:21 AM
Categorized In REALTORS®

Your life is going to change tomorrow.
We've partnered with Homesnap to provide you with the #1-rated real estate app for agents, Homesnap Pro, which gives you access to all of your MLS info on the go.
And the best part? It's free.
Keep an eye out for an email from Homesnap tomorrow with instructions on how to download the app and start using Homesnap Pro. Here are the steps you'll need to take:

1. Open the email from Homesnap and click “Confirm Account” to register for Homesnap Pro
2. After registering, download the Homesnap app (you can click this link on your phone to download the app: www.homesnap.com/get)

There are tons of useful tools in this app that we know you’ll love. Keep an eye out for the email from Homesnap tomorrow, and don’t forget to confirm your account and download the app.

Email Subject Line: Agent first name, Homesnap Pro is here! Free from SCKMLS

The email will be sent from: SCKMLS & Homesnap.

If you have any problems using the Homsnap app, please contact Homesnap Customer Support.
Email: support@homesnap.com
Contact Number: 866-855-2622
Hours:
          Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 8:00 pm EST
          Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm EST