Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Kansas City Realty Announces New President

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (BHHS) Kansas City Realty announced today that Jim Raines has assumed the role of president. Jim Manning, former president, will continue as managing broker of the Lenexa, Kansas and Overland Park, Kansas offices and will work alongside Jim Raines to grow the offices. Manning had been at the helm of BHHS Kansas City Realty since the introduction of the brand in the Kansas City market in 2013.

“Jim (Raines) has a proven track record of success in growing offices and helping them flourish,” Manning said. “I’m excited to work alongside him to continue to develop the brand in Kansas City and support our terrific agents.”

Raines has 22 years of experience in real estate, ten of which have been in management. His career has taken him to six different states, where he successfully launched start-up offices and turned around struggling offices, largely with Keller Williams Realty, increasing their profitability. Most recently, Raines was a member and co-owner of the Shanan Group in Olathe, Kansas. Together with his wife and business partner, Shanan Steere Raines, they’ve sold more than 1400 homes in their lifetime.

Raines will focus on growing the profitability and productivity of the BHHS Kansas City Realty office, with a goal of increasing agents to 150+ and office locations to five.

“I’m really excited to join the Berkshire Hathaway family — I truly believe it is a family.” Raines said. “Having had the opportunity to observe the agents from the outside looking in, the comradery and the fellowship they exhibited was amazing. They have one of the most unique company cultures I’ve ever experienced and I’m extremely excited to be a part of that.”

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