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Hundreds of Kansas City-Area REALTORS® Join Forces to Revamp Olathe Neighborhood



REALTORS® from across the Kansas City region gathered on the 600 block of Willie Street in Olathe, Kansas on September 12 to participate in the 3rd annual REALTORS® Rock the Block event, a day-long service project that helped revitalize 12 homes. The Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS® (KCRAR) partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City for the Rock the Block event. More than 300 REALTORS® and industry partners from 20 local companies participated as volunteers.

Volunteers helped with exterior home repairs to windows, doors, porches, railings and stairs; as well as yard work, painting, lot clean up, tree trimming and landscaping projects. This year’s Rock the Block event also received support from the City of Olathe, the Olathe Healthy Neighborhoods program and Water One.



“Through the REALTORS® Rock the Block event we strive for a substantial community impact, one neighborhood at a time. We feel so fortunate to see our vision growing and were thrilled to branch out into Kansas this year,” said Andrea Sheridan, president of the Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS®.

By partnering with Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City, local REALTORS® hope to create positive long-term change for the areas served by the Rock the Block program each year, including higher property values and a general feeling of well-being and community pride for current and potential homeowners.

“In this third year of the Rock the Block event, we were proud to once again bring positive change to a deserving community through the work of hundreds of our REALTOR® members and supporting partners,” said Kipp Cooper, CEO of the Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS®. “Our ultimate goal is to improve quality of life and home values for those living in and around the communities we serve through the Rock the Block event each year.”


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