President’s Message

Weekly Update for the Week of September 18, 2017 In This Issue

Upcoming Events for September

28 TRID Safely in a Flood of Disclosures – 4 Hour CE Core Class – 9:00am-1:00pm

To view a full list of events, click here.


Flood Insurance Extended Three Months

President Donald Trump signed a three-month extension of the National Flood Insurance Program, ensuring insurance won’t lapse on Sept. 30. The program’s next expiration date is Dec. 8. NAR’s Call for Action concluded Sept. 8. NAR will continue legislative advocacy efforts for the 21st Century Flood Reform Act, which provides for long-term reauthorization and makes needed reforms.


Video Addresses Coming-Soon Listings

Click here to learn how to assure that your “coming soon” listing complies with both the law and other applicable rules.


September is REALTOR Safety Month

More than a decade ago, the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of REALTORS launched the REALTOR Safety Program to educate REALTORS on the potential risks they face while on the job. Read more.


Couldn’t Attend the SCR Conference?

Click here for a summary of key points from the SCR Conference held on August 30-September 1.


Get Your 2 Extra Hours of Continuing Education Required for 2018 Renewal AND get 2.5 NAR Code of Ethics Requirement Met at the Same Time!

On October 11 we will be providing a “double dip” class for members who are renewing in 2018. Read more.


ADA and Websites

After a trial, a Florida federal court finds that grocery store chain’s website violated Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) because the grocery store’s website had become integrated into its physical stores and a disabled individual was unable to download coupons, order prescriptions, or find store locations on the website. Read more.


2018 Committee Sign-Ups

Are you ready to make a difference in your industry? As a volunteer member of a committee for the Western Upstate Association of REALTORS® or South Carolina Association of REALTORS®, your involvement is crucial to the quality of services and events that we provide our members.

Click here to sign up for a Western Upstate Association of REALTORS Committee or click here to download the South Carolina Association of REALTORS Committee Sign Up Packet.


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Festival Includes: DJ, Caricature Artist, Balloon Artist, Cornhole

Door Prizes: Beach Retreat, Mountain Retreat, Amazon Alexa, $100 Gift Card (3), and much more!

Tickets cost $25 in advance/$30 day of event (includes food & 2 drink tickets).

Menu: Roasted Oysters, BBQ Pork and Chicken, Texas Cole Slaw, Zesty Ranch-Style Beans, Yeast Rolls,  and Homemade Brownies

Click here for more information.


Annual Membership Luncheon And Election to Board of Directors

When: Thursday, October 19th
Time: 11:30am-1:30pm
Where: Western  Upstate Association Event and Training Center
Cost: $13 per person – Lunch catered by Carolina Catering
Topic: “Stop Marketing and Start Selling”

Click here to register and for more information.


Hold the Date

Hold the date for the SCR Broker Summit in Columbia on Monday, October 23. This event will feature a great lineup of presenters you will not want to miss.The Broker Summit will take place at the Columbia Conference Center, 169 Laurelhurst Ave, Columbia, SC 29210 from 10:00am – 2:00pm. Lunch will be provided.

More information will be provided as the agenda is finalized.


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 September 15, 2017.

Click here to view the Anderson County Public Works Weekly for the week ending September 15, 2017.


Membership Update

New Member Association/MLS
Brad Crowe – The Les Walden Team
Eddie Payne – The Les Walden Team
Larry Pope – Leonardi Bracken Real Estate

New Member MLS Only
Cricket Allen – Keller Williams Greenville Upstate
Jim Sharpe – BHHS C Dan Joyner/Pelham

New Member Board Only
Jasmine Baker – The Property Bar
Krystal Gantt – Only Way Realty Greenville

Members on the Move
Regina Baldwin to Re/Max Realty Professionals – Greenville
Wayne Edmondson to Keller Williams Seneca
Karen Howlett to 1st Choice Realty/Lake Hartwell
Karen Lusk to ERA Kennedy Group
Moses Nickerson to Keller Williams Drive
Roger Nix to Keller Williams Easley/Powdersville
Elizabeth Sammons to Jackson Stanley REALTORS/Anderson
April Seiler to Western Upstate Keller Williams

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

Flood Insurance Extended Three Months

Video Addresses Coming-Soon Listings

September is REALTOR Safety Month

Couldn’t Attend the SCR Conference?

Get Your 2 Extra Hours of Continuing Education Required for 2018 Renewal AND get 2.5 NAR Code of Ethics Requirement Met at the Same Time!

ADA and Websites

2018 Committee Sign-Ups

Oyster Roast and BBQ Festival for RPAC – October 12th

Annual Membership Luncheon And Election to Board of Directors

Hold The Date

InsideTrack Upstate Weekly Update

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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