President’s Message

Weekly Update for Week of April 16, 2018

Calendar of Events

 April
 16  Matrix Training From A to Z – 1:00pm – 4:00pm 
 18  SC Contracts – 9:00am – 1:00pm (4 hour CE Elective credit)
 19  New Member Orientation – 9:00am – 5:00pm
 24  Matrix Training from A to Z – 9:00am – 12:00pm
 25  SCR Professional Standards (free) – 10:00am – 12:30pm Speaker: SCR Attorney, Austin Smallwood
 25  Forms Review (free) – 1:30 – 3:00pm Speaker: SCR Attorney, Austin Smallwood
 26  TRID Safely in a Flood of Disclosures – 8:30am – 12:30pm (4 hour CE Core credit)
 26  The Law vs The Code – 1:30pm – 5:30pm (4 hours CE Elective credit plus NAR Code of Ethics)
 30  Matrix Training from A to Z – 1:00pm to 4:00pm


Matrix Training from A to Z – Tuesday, April 24th: 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.

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.

Click here for registration information.

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

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 Council Report for the week ending April 6th
Click here to view the Anderson County Public Works Weekly for the week ending April 6th
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 05/02 and 06/21 to meet your licensing needs. Register now to reserve your space at www.westernupstatemls.com


What’s New for 2018 Renewals? The Verification Site!

Our long-awaited continuing education credit verification site is up and running for 2018 renewals.  We have asked for quite a while to have providers upload the continuing education credit you receive to a central depository so that you can go in to check that you received credit for courses taken.  That has finally come to fruition and you recently received information from the SC Real Estate Commission on how to check your credit at the verification site CEBroker.com.  It will be imperative that you go to the site to check before renewing, because a second feature of the site is that you will not be allowed to renew unless the required credits have been uploaded.

Read more

SC Housing: 2018 Palmetto Heroes Program and Their New Non-First-Timer Program

Join us on May 1st from 10:00am-12:00pm for a free class on the SC Housing Palmetto Heroes Program and their new non-first-timer program presented by Claude Spurlock with SC Housing.

Click here for more and to sign up.

March 2018 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 sales was the $150,001 to $200,000 range, where they increased 8.4 percent.

Read more.

Are You Following the Law?

Reports are that the Rejection of Offer Form is not being provided to buyers or buyer agents.  This is  mandatory document to be used when the seller does not respond to a written offer. When an offer is presented to a seller, one of three documents must be returned to the buyer or buyer’s agent in a timely manner:   

  • Written Acceptance of Offer
  • Written Counteroffer
  • Rejection of Offer Form     

This is not an option—it’s the law.  View the entire law at http://scstatehouse.gov/code/t40c057.php.

Make sure that you are in the strictest of compliance as complaints are being made to the Commission. Questions?  Email Dianna@WesternUpstateMLS.com for clarifications 

In This Issue

Calendar of Events

Matrix Training from A to Z

2018 Golf Tournament for Charity

Spring 2018 Continuing Education Schedule

InsideTrack Upstate Weekly Update

Attention BIC’s

What’s New for 2018 Renewals? The Verification Site!

SC Housing: 2018 Palmetto Heroes Program and Their New Non-First-Timer Program

March 2018 Market Updates

Are You Following the Law?

Membership Update

2018 Board of Directors

John Pulliam, Chairman
1st Choice Realty

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
Mackenzie Burdette – Cromer & Company
Laura Dunaway – NAI Earle Furman LLC
Cynthia Kelly – ERA Kennedy Group Seneca
Chris Martin – Impact Realty Group
Robert Tebo – Wondracek Realty Group
Julie Wireman – BHHS C Dan Joyner/Anderson
New Member MLS Only
Camen Stroud – Keller Williams Greenville Upst
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Members on the Move
Tracye Charpia to Anne Marie Realty
Lenny Gaines to Carolina Agent Group
Ciro Piccirillo to JW Martin Real Estate
Rebecca Watkins to House Express Real Estate
Kevin Wells to Wilkinson & Associates