A REALTOR® is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.Code of Ethics
The Code establishes time-honored and baseline principles that come from the collective experiences of REALTORS® since the Code of Ethics was first established in 1913. Those principles can be loosely defined as:
Loyalty to clients;
Fiduciary (legal) duty to clients;
Cooperation with competitors;
Truthfulness in statements and advertising;
and non-interference in exclusive relationships that other REALTORS® have with their clients.
To earn a designation, a REALTOR® a real estate agent has taken coursework and demonstrated specific skills, performance and knowledge in a particular area of the real estate industry.
Kansas City born and raised. Oldest of eight children. Four of my six sisters live in the area: Ginny Moore, Betty Kratofil, and Carolyn Bushur. Brother Jake, owns a Remodeling Business, Schloegel Design/Remodel. Mother lives at Villa St. Joseph.
Parochial Grade school (Visitation), St. John’s Seminary for High School. Graduate of Rockhurst College. Many Real Estate courses of the last 30 years.
Married Diane Tiehen (also the oldest of eight children) over 40 years ago. We have six children: Bob (Married Cecil Van Thullner) is a pediatrician in Johnson County, Dave (Denise Maher) owns ECS Corporation, Matt (Beebe Zuniga), is a principal in the Sloan Agency, Jill (Marc Molina) owns her own cleaning company, Mark (Micah Roman) is a Partner at Popham Law Firm, and Luke (Heidi Bauer) is in Oakland, CA. Our children have custody of our 14 (soon to be 16) grandchildren!
Worked in the corporate world for Southwestern Bell and Johnson & Johnson. Developed an indoor Tennis Club (now known as Midtown Racquet Club), and owned a paving company. Since 1983, I have been associated with RE/MAX, the finest real estate organization in the world (over 96,000 agents).
Consistently recognized for real estate success:
1. Heartland MLS - “Top 10 Re-Sale Agent” for over 10 years.
2. RE/MAX of Kansas - “Top 10 Agent” for over 10 years
3. Nationally - “Top Half of 1% of ALL Agents Nationwide”
4. Hall of Fame - Inducted in 1993
5. 100 Million Dollar Club!