The number of Black realtors in Wichita has been quietly growing to the point Kim Cowans, a realtor for PenFed Realty decided it was time to bring them together for mixing, mingling, networking and sharing.
Cowans made her idea a reality with an inaugural Black Realtor’s Mix and Mingle held earlier this month at Jenny Dawn Cellars in Old Town.
About 24 realtors, plus a few more related agency professionals, that by all indications accomplished its goals.
Cowans hosted the event in partnership with Ramona Chapman, Jesse Miller, and Romaine Green,
“There is a small community of minorities in this industry but we are full of talent and skill, hopefully this event will set the foundation to support and utilize each other for the foreseeable future,” said Cowans.
For many who attended this was their first time seeing familiar faces since the pandemic started.
“This event was well overdue, it felt good to share some of my experiences with the market amongst other Black professionals,” said Kerry Dunn, realtor for Next Home Excel.
The environment was friendly, it allowed for everyone to relax and enjoy their food and drinks while networking.
Kim hopes that the Black Realtors Mix and Mingle can become an annual event and that more networking opportunities are made available for Black professionals in Wichita.