Weekly Update Articles

Update from NAR Mid-Year Meetings

NAR Steps Up Ethics Enforcement NAR’s Board of Directors voted at its May 19 meeting in Washington to allow local REALTOR® associations to impose stiffer consequences on practitioners who break the association’s ethics rules. In addition, board voted to raise annual dues by $30, to $150; updated the association’s MLS policies; and supported indexing the… Read more »

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April 2018 Market Updates

Housing Supply Overview Supply remains low in most markets and categories. Buyer demand continues to show that there is room for growth, but we still have not reached a point where a year-over-year increase in the number of homes for sale can be anticipated. For the 12-month period spanning April 2017 through March 2018, Pending Sales in the Western… Read more »

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Matrix Tip of the Week: Mapping Properties

Is your listing mapped incorrectly in Matrix? Is the Google Street View showing a less than desirable view? If you answered “yes” to either of these two questions, then this tip is for you! First Tip: Verify your map when entering your listing, not after. When entering your listing, click the “Set Lat/Long manually” link… Read more »

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FROM LLR: 2018 Renewals have Started

IMPORTANT RENEWAL INFORMATION – 2018 RENEWALS HAVE STARTED Online Renewal Link: https://eservice.llr.sc.gov/OnlineRenewals/ South Carolina Real Estate Licensees with a June 30, 2018 expiration date may now renew their licenses. LLR encourages all licensees to please renew online. Individuals who are required to report disciplinary action, criminal convictions or pending criminal charges since last renewal will… Read more »

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2018 SCR Legislative Priorities

The SCR Legislative Committee identified the following issues as top priorities for the 2018 session: Homeowners Association Legislation (H.3886) Issues and disputes regarding HOAs are an ongoing issue for REALTOR® membership and the real estate industry as a whole. H.3886, the SC Homeowners Association Act, is an important first step in providing uniformity, transparency, and relief for… Read more »

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Matrix is Here – What to Expect This Week

Western Upstate Multiple Listing Service is pleased to announce that Matrix™ from CoreLogic® is now available. What should you expect On March 5th, all input and maintenance of listings will stop. This means that you will not be able to input or manage any listings going forward in Paragon and input will not begin in… Read more »

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