Years Providing Courses"
RSK’s OPINION & RESULTS from 40+ YEARS of WORK
extends our Sincere THANKS to all our CUSTOMERS and
YOUR SUPPORT & BUSINESS during the past 40+ years.
RSK’s tenure and experience included opportunity
laced with challenging times and political forces that finally
resulted in the loss of over 90% of our business.
The best analogy of the punitive actions
experienced could be described as “You
may continue to have your restaurant, but you MAY NOT
SERVE the MAIN COURSE (required salesperson
and Broker’s required course) WHICH everyone NEEDS/REQUIRES. Despite the fact
the state AGENCY DIRECTOR’S actions DESTROYED our BUSINESS,
some of you have continued to take RSK for 8 hours; while
taking other outlets for the mandatory COURSE (Salesperson
& Broker Required Core for 4 hours); AND I personally
THANK YOU for your support.
the RECORD RSK took a proactive approach over the years, by
attending KREC meetings to provide positive input for
benefit of ALL LICENSEES and the adoption of policies,
supporting & promoting actions GOOD for ALL LICESNSEES
and FURTHER resulted in improved real estate education in
some respects; plus, BENEFITED ALL EDUCATION PROVIDERS,
not merely the entity that controls the State Government
real estate agency.
For context: a few EXAMPLES
of RSK’s experience & ACTIONS over the years
1st KREC meeting RSK attended:
after the meeting I was asked by the KREC
Director to step into his office and was asked why I
was coming to the meeting AND I responded I wanted to stay abreast of what was going on for the
benefit of RSK & all Licensees.
I was then told if I
wanted to know what was going on, “I needed to join
the Realtors association!”
In earlier years the
primary entity that provided real estate education
required a minimum number of enrollments to hold a
adopted the policy a course would be provided without regard
to # of enrollments and held several classes for a few,
& in couple classes for one licensee.
RSK pioneered Home
Study in Kansas, while the primary c.e. provider at
that time stated that "if a person could drive to a Football
game (as Lawrence or Manhattan) they could drive to Topeka
to take their real estate courses".
RSK did receive a letter of thanks from the KREC
education director at that time, thanking us for taking this
action. Note: It took several
years to show Kansas licensees that Home Study could be a
good source and for the program to succeed.
AFTER THAT the ENTITY THAT expressed opposition to
home study adopted it.
During initial years
of education, only one entity had access to and use of
real estate licensees data for names and addresses through
the KREC, which left all other at a disadvantage.
RSK addressed this and was successful in getting
the Governor to direct equal access to all qualifying
coordination between KREC & Proprietary Schools
(Bd. Of Regents) to reduce waste
ACTIONS and OTHERS were the RESULT OF ATTENDING MOST
KREC MEETINGS for many years providing input
that helped to YIELD positive benefits:
For ALL the other
SCHOOLS and ENTITIES OFFERING REAL ESTATE COURSES and they
BENEFITED from such positive actions and often to the
exclusion or RSK.
LIKEWISE; GOVERNMENT agencies RARELY RECEIVE such
actions IN A POSITIVE MANNER and CAN RESPOND NEGATIVELY (and
did), which no doubt has provided much of the impetus FOR
THE PUBLIC’S SUPPORT for the slogan “DRAIN THE SWAMP”!
In the OPINION of RSK,
being proactive, also resulted in the KREC Director
creating a “WALL of NEGATIVES” WHICH ULTIMATELY
RESULTED in the major PUNITIVE ACTION by the former KREC
Director that WITHDRAW RSK’s course approval for the one
course every licensee must have.
HENCE the analogy of “You can have a restaurant,
but you can not serve a main course” RESULTS:
LOSS of OVER 90% OF RSK’S BUSINESS.
However, given the KREC director at the time is no
longer in that position.
RSK has the option to attempt to initiate a renewed
many of you would like to go back to high school to get your
diploma at this time in your career?
ON A POSITIVE NOTE: IT APPEARS THAT
SOME EFFORT IS BEING MADE TO IMPROVE; however, the
last education meeting RSK attended in Lawrence, KS, the
Commissioner from my district state that the Director should
not let RSK talk after RSK asked if under the new Director,
the Commission would permit the licensees/public to make
pertinent comments AND ask questions.