President's Message

Western Upstate Association of REALTORS
Weekly Update for the Week of June 19, 2017
In This Issue

Upcoming Events for June

21 8 Hours Continuing Education Training at Western Upstate Association Event and Training Center
22 New Member Orientation at Western Upstate Association Event and Training Center
29 Association Event and Training Center Grand Opening - 6:00pm-9:00pm

To view a full list of events, click here.


Grand Opening of the Western Upstate Association of REALTORS Event and Training Center - June 29th

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Click here to RSVP by June 25th.


Harassment Policy of the Western Upstate Association of REALTORS

Article 6, Section 13 of the association By-Laws state: Any member of the Association may be reprimanded, placed on probation, suspended or expelled for harassment of an Association or MLS employee or Association Officer or Director after a hearing in accordance with the established procedures of the Association. Disciplinary action may also consist of any sanction authorized in the association's Code of Ethics and Arbitration Manual. As used in this section, harassment means any verbal or physical conduct including threatening or obscene language, unwelcome sexual advances, stalking, actions including strikes, shoves, kicks, or other similar physical contact, or threats to do the same, or any other conduct with the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's work performance by creating a hostile, intimidating or offensive work environment.


Entry of Tax Map Numbers in MLS

In many instances, the official way to identify a property is through the tax map number (TMS). The MLS has recently seen an increase in the number of tax map numbers that are entered incorrectly. Beginning immediately, notices will be sent out from the MLS Data Checker for any property whose tax map number is incorrectly entered. Please make sure to include all appropriate characters (dashes, periods, etc.) as it pertains to the property.


Last Chance for Continuing Education

Wednesday, June 21st

TRID Safely in a Flood of Disclosures
8:30am-12:30pm
4 Hours Continuing Education Core Credit

TRID Safely In a Flood of Disclosures: This is the mandatory core course that, with minor exception, must be taken by every licensee prior to 2017 or 2018 renewal. It covers three major topics: TRID, the Residential Property Condition Disclosure Form, and Flood Insurance.

What's Your EQ?
1:30pm-5:30pm
4 Hours Continuing Education Elective Credit/2.5 Hours NAR Code of Ethics

Designed to help the real estate professional make ethical decisions in real-world scenarios where the exact application of the code is not determinable. Brings the code to life as well as giving updates for 2017.

If you are unable to attend the above classes and need to completed your education requirements prior to June 30th, classes may also be taken online. To view the online continuing education offerings, click here.


Paragon Training for July

Paragon Essentials
Tuesday, July 11th
10:00am-1:00pm

This class is a must-take for all Paragon users! This class covers running searches and customizing search screens, emailing listings, printing listings, plus tips and tricks to put you ahead of the curve!

Creating CMAs in Paragon
Thursday, July 13th
10:00am-12:00pm

Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) creation can be very daunting. Make your life a little easier by taking this CMAs in Paragon class to learn how to use the CMA wizard to create a report you’ll be proud to show your clients.

Contact Management in Paragon
Friday, July 14th
10:00am-12:00pm

Are you tired of continuously searching for properties to send to you clients? Do you wish there was a way to automate the whole process? If you answered yes to these questions then the Contact Manager in Paragon class is for you. This class covers everything from the creation of contacts in Paragon to setting up automatic emails to notify your clients anytime a property comes onto the market that is of interest to them.


InsideTrack Upstate Weekly Update

Are you interested in knowing what happened that has real estate implications at any of the following meetings?


Anderson City Council | City of Seneca | City of Clemson | Anderson County Council | Greenville County Council | Oconee County Council | Pickens County Council

 

Click here to view the Weekly Report for the week ending June 16, 2017.

Click here to view the Anderson County Public Works Weekly for the week ending June 16, 2017.


Do You Use Centralized Showing Service?

If you currently use Centralized Showing Service but would still like to use the online showing service integrated into Paragon, we have great news. The online showing service provided by the Western Upstate MLS can send showing requests directly to Centralized Showing Service at the request of our members. Email josh@westernupstatemls.com and let him know if you would like this cut on for you today.


Reminder to BIC’s

Just a friendly reminder that office policies are required to be updated under license law 2017. The new law requires each BIC to make decisions regarding permissible types of brokerage relationships as well as whether the brokerage will be offering cooperation and compensation to transaction brokers, buyer agents, or both. If the company is going to allow teams to form, that must be addressed in the policy as well.

Questions? Email Dianna@WesternUpstateMLS.com and she will be glad to help.


Residential Appraisals: FAQs for Agents

Frequently asked questions of NAR that will help you provide guidance to your clients about the appraisal process. Read or download the brochure.

Register for REALTORS® Conference & Expo

Registration has opened for the 2017 REALTORS® Conference & Expo, November 3-6 in Chicago. The event will feature 100 education sessions, 400 exhibitors, and access to 20,000 REALTORS® and guests to network and idea-share with. Click here


Common Questions About License Renewals

Do you have a question regarding licensing or renewals? Before you contact us, look below to see if your question is answered in the licensing and renewal FAQ documents.

REC Licensing FAQ
REC Renewal FAQ 2017
REC Online Account Login Help


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Free Training from 21 Real Estate Coaches

21 top trainers, coaches, authors, speakers, and thought leaders will talk about how to get…

MORE Leads, MORE Clients, and MORE Closings.

The summit is an online training event you can attend from anywhere … your office … your home … the gym … anywhere you have an internet connection. Listen on your computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone.

It’s like a giant 7-day long real estate conference.

BUT … you don’t have to travel and pay for airfare, rental car, hotel room, and restaurant food. You can even stay home and attend in your pajamas. : )

It’s all online … all video … and best of all … it’s all FREE.

So take a quick look.



Membership Update

New Member Association/MLS
Shirley Davis - Western Upstate Keller Williams

New Member MLS Only
Gene Donahue - Only Way Realty Greenville

Members on the Move
Lonnie Adamson to Blackstream, LLC
John Kent to Blackstream, LLC
Nancy King to Blackstream, LLC
Sara Murphree to Keller Williams Seneca

RPAC Event Sponsors

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Western Upstate Association of REALTORS Mission Statement

The mission of the Western Upstate Association of REALTORS is to deliver our members' beneficial services, education, and opportunities designed to promote member success, a high degree of professionalism, and ethical behavior.

Calendar of Events

Grand Opening of the Western Upstate Association of REALTORS Event and Training Center - June 29th

Harassment Policy of the Western Upstate Association of REALTORS

Entry of Tax Map Numbers in MLS

Upcoming Continuing Education

Paragon Training for July

InsideTrack Upstate Weekly Update

Do You Use Centralized Showing Service?

Reminder to BIC’s

Residential Appraisals: FAQs for Agents

Register for REALTORS® Conference & Expo

Common Questions About License Renewals

FREE Trial and FREE Brochure on Tax Savings from TaxBot

Free Training from 21 Real Estate Coaches

Membership Update


2017 Board of Directors 

John Pulliam, Chair
1st Choice Realty

Terri Anderson
Keller Williams Western Upstate

Don Cleveland
Buy Hartwell Lake, LLC

Rozlynn Hood
Coldwell Banker Hugh Durham & Assoc

Robert Mixon
Lake Life Realty

Neil Monaghan Monaghan Company Real Estate

Yvonne Schmidt
 The AgentOwned Realty

Paragon Support

If you are in need of Paragon support, contact Paragon directly at 1-877-MLS HELP (657-4357)

The support line is available Monday-Friday 7:00am-9:00pm, Saturday 9:00am-4:00pm, and Sunday 12:00pm-4:00pm

General Computer Support

The Tech Helpline is a SCR member benefit offering support for hardware, software, networking and digital devices. They troubleshoot problems and offer solutions, often by remoting in to your computer while you relax. 

For more information, click here or call 877-573-5607 for assistance now!

RPR Support

If you have any issues with the RPR system, call their support number at 877-977-7576 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Courthouse Retrieval System Support

For technical support with the Courthouse Retrieval System, please call 1-800-374-7488

zipForm Support

If you have any questions about Zipform, call 1-800-383-9805.


RPAC Honor Roll

Click here to view the 2017 RPAC Honor Roll.

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Continuing Education

Market Reports

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Mission Statement: The mission of the Western Upstate Association of REALTORS is to deliver our members beneficial services, education, and opportunities designed to promote member success, a high degree of professionalism, and ethical behavior.
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