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Apr 12, 2021
Statement on Today’s Officer Involved Shooting at Austin-East Magnet High School April 12th, 2021   KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — The Knoxville Area Association of Realtors today released the following statement: “We are devastated to learn about the deadly officer involved shooting that occurred today at Austin-East Magnet High School, and our hearts are with all those affected by this senseless tragedy. We would also like to...
Apr 12, 2021
Please be aware that there is a new text scam alert. Members have reported receiving text messages from supposed potential clients saying that they are interested in a property the agent has, and included in the text is a link. The link redirects to a fake Facebook login page that is setup to capture the login information to presumably impersonate them at a later date. Always be on alert for messages or emails with suspicious links!
Apr 01, 2021
Are you a KAAR member with a graduating senior? There are two great opportunities for your child/grandchild to win a scholarship toward a post-secondary education. KAAR will be awarding a rising senior with a $2,500 scholarship toward a four-year college, and Tennessee REALTORS® has also opened its TREEF scholarship application to assist incoming college freshman to a university, junior college or accredited trade school! Check out the...
Mar 31, 2021
KAAR recommends members be aware of Cold Check scams by taking the time to verify with financial institutions, before depositing, that checks received for earnest money or other deposits are valid (written on an open account with sufficient funds). Be especially wary of individuals asking that a check be held for an extended period of time before depositing or when a check is received as part of an early occupancy agreement that may be a...
Mar 10, 2021
IMPORTANT SAFETY ALERTS: KAAR has been notified that a man is singling out female REALTORS® in our area. This man is claiming that he has a cash buyer and requests the female agent's presence alone but never produces proof of funds. If you come across messages or phones calls from a similar individual, please make sure to report to the non-emergency line, (865) 215-7000. Stay safe and be vigilant! In another safety alert, Tennessee REALTORS® has...
Mar 09, 2021
  Knoxville Area Association of Realtors Supports TN State SB783 and HB1204 KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — The Knoxville Area Association of Realtors today announced its Board of Directors voted overwhelmingly to support state legislation that would create a special tax district surrounding the site of the proposed multi-use stadium in downtown Knoxville, should the project be approved: “We strongly support and urge all members of the 112th...

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