President’s Message

Weekly Update for Week of May 21, 2018

Calendar of Events

 May
24 New Member Orientation – 9:00am – 5:00pm
25 Matrix Training from A to Z – 9:00am – 12:00pm
28 Association Closed for Memorial Day
29 SC House of Representatives Candidate Forum – 7:30am-9:00am
30 Anderson County Council Candidate Forum – 7:30am-9:00am
31 TRID Safely in a Flood of Disclosures – 8:30am – 12:30pm
(4 hour CE Core credit)
31 SC Contracts – 1:30pm – 5:30pm (4 hours CE Elective credit)

Candidate Forums – May 29 & 30

Click here to RSVP for the May 29th Session
Click here to RSVP for the May 30th Session

Matrix Training from A to Z

When: Friday, May 25th
Time: 9:00AM-12:00PM

Whether you are new to the MLS, having difficulty with the MLS system, or just need a refresher, this class is for you!

This course will show agents how to:

  • Searching
  • Emailing
  • Printing
  • Setting up Auto-Emails
  • Input and Maintenance of Listings
  • Much More!

Click here to register.

Spring 2018 Continuing Education Schedule

Our 2018 spring continuing education schedule has been released. If you renew in June, click here for renewal requirements.

View 2018 Spring Continuing Education Classes
License Expire in 2018? Click here to find out what you need in order to renew.
SC Real Estate Commission Renewal FAQ

Mark Your Calendar – 2018 Spring Golf Tournament.

Mark your calendar for our 2018 Spring Golf Tournament for Charity. The tournament will be held on Friday, June 29th at Cross Creek Plantation in Seneca, SC.

We have reached the capacity for the number of teams allowed, however members are encouraged to enjoy a free lunch prior to the tournament. If you would like to attend, email courtney@westernupstatemls.com.

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 Update for the week ending May 18th
Click here to view the Anderson County Public Works Weekly for the week ending May 18th
Click here to view the State Legislature Report

Attention BIC’s

As BIC, you are now required by LLR to take a specific BIC course, titled BIC Duties and Responsibilities, prior to renewal.  This 4-hour course counts as part of your elective requirement.  This mandatory course is IN ADDITION to the regular core course, TRID Safely in a Flood of Disclosures.

Because this course is not required of the general licensee population, it may not be easy to find before June 30.  Therefore, we are notifying you NOW that it is imperative for you to get this course out of the way as early as possible.

We are offering this course at the Association office on 06/21 to meet your licensing needs. Click here to register now.

If you are unable to attend this session and still need to complete this course prior to the June 30th renewal, we also offer this course online. Please visit here to take it online.

Important License Renewal Information – 2018 Renewals have started

South Carolina Real Estate Licensees with a June 30, 2018 expiration date may begin renewing their licenses now.

Be sure that you have gone to cebroker.com/sc/account/basic to set up your dashboard.  The courses you have taken for continuing education credit should be visible.  If not, call or email Josh@WesternUpstateMLS.com if you took the missing course(s) through Western Upstate.  If you took courses through another provider that have not been uploaded, you must contact that provider for assistance.

Click here to renew your license online after you have set up your account at CE Broker.

For more information about the renewal process, link to www.llronline.com/pol/rec and scroll down to “renewal information.”

Western Upstate Association of REALTORS and Project Angel Wings Donate to Meals on Wheels

The Western Upstate Association of REALTORS and Project Angel wings donated 1,200 Little Debbie Snack Cakes to Anderson County Meals on Wheels. Thanks to your generous donations through our annual golf tournament and annual Christmas Drop-In, Project Angel Wings is able to help provide to families and local charities in need throughout the year. 

Thank You for Giving to Our Blood Drive

Thank you to everyone who donated blood during our blood drive to benefit Anmed on May 10th.

A special thank you is extended to Keller Williams Western Upstate for providing snacks to all who donated.



  

RPAC funds working for you! Making a difference in your State, in your Industry, and in your Quality of Life.

RPAC Funds presented to Senator Thomas Alexander, Representative Bill Sandifer, and Representative Brian White for their Support of the real estate issues in our communities and in the State of South Carolina.

Without support of RPAC we could not have bettered our industry with license law reform or stronger criminal background checks. This legislative session, we will be tackling issues like transparency and uniformity in HOA’s, prohibition of eminent domain for Petroleum pipeline companies, and a review of beachfront jurisdiction lines, just to name a few.


April Market Updates

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 Upstate region were down 0.9 percent overall. The price range with the largest gain in saleswas the $150,001 to $200,000 range, where they increased 8.4 percent.

Read more

SCR 2018 Legislative Successes

Click here to view the video.

In This Issue

Calendar of Events

Candidate Forums – May 29 & 30

Matrix Training

Spring 2018 Continuing Education Schedule

2018 Golf Tournament for Charity

InsideTrack Upstate Weekly Update

Attention BIC’s

Important License Renewal Information – 2018 Renewals have Started

Western Upstate Association of REALTORS and Project Angel Wings Donate to Meals on Wheels

Thank You for Giving to Our Blood Drive

RPAC Funds Working for You! Making a Difference in Your State, in Your Industry, and in Your Quality of Life

April Market Updates

SCR 2018 Legislative Successes

Membership Update

2018 Board of Directors

John Pulliam, Chairman
Allen Tate – Keowee Key

Terri Anderson
Keller Williams Western Upstate

Don Cleveland
BuyHartwellLake, LLC

Rozlynn Hood
Coldwell Banker Hugh Durham & Assoc

Neil Monaghan
Monaghan Company Real Estate

Carolann Newton
Jackson Stanley, Realtors

David Phillips
Silver Star Real Estate

Matrix Support
1-833-878-2892

General Computer Support
1-877-573-5607

RPR Support
1- 877-977-7576
24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

zipForm Support
1-800-383-9805.

RPAC Honor Roll

Click here to view the 2018 RPAC Honor Roll.

Your RPAC Dollars at Work

Membership Update

New Member Association/MLS
Christie Fuller – Western Upstate Keller William
Bailey Marchbanks – Cromer & Company
Kelvin Paul – The Carolina Agent Group Upstat
Jay Rowland – Coldwell Banker Caine/Seneca
Sue Shannon – Gibbs Realty & Auction Co

New Member MLS Only
Susan Berry – RE/MAX Moves
Angie Brazell – Keller Williams Greenville
Mary Kay Carter – Realty One Group Freedom
Albert Fosha – American Eagle Realty
Lisa London – EXP Realty LLC
Alison McCormack – That Realty Group
Robert Moon – Joy Real Estate
Anthony Russo – RE/MAX Moves
Misty Taylor – BHHS C Dan Joyner/Vardry
Chrystal Wilson – Keller Williams DRIVE

Members on the Move
Carol Bailey – National Land Realty
Tim Callahan – Keller Williams Western Upstate
Peggy Harris – RE/MAX Moves
Andrew Julian – Keller Williams Western Upstate
Heather Kostyra – Carolina Realty Asso. Upstate
Bryan Larkin – Silver Star Real Estate
Bob Martin – Brand Name Real Estate Upstate
Noreen Pfund – Keller Williams Western Upstate
Mark Wise – EXP Realty