President’s Message


Education Calendar

Online Continuing Education Classes

Weekly Update for Week of December 2, 2019

Calendar of Events
  4th  Conservation Subdivision Design Workshop – 8:30am-11:00am
Speaker: Randall Arendt
Location: Bleckley Inn, Benson Room (entrance off Benson Street)
  4th  Corps of Engineers – Hartwell Lake and Dam Update – 2:00pm-4:00pm
Speaker: Sandy Campbell, US Army Corps of Engineers
  5th  Tax Update with Randy Raber – 10:00am-12:00pm
 11th  BIC Duties and Responsibilities – 9:00am-1:00pm
 12th  Free SCR Forms Update – 10:00am-12:00pm
 19th  Christmas Drop-In & Affiliate Expo – 6:00-9:00 at Association Office
 24-25  Association/MLS Closed for Christmas

Conservation Subdivision Design Workshop

Christmas Drop-In and Affiliate Fair – December 19th

SCR Forms Update

Did you miss the SCR Forms Update held on Tuesday, November 12th?

Click the links below to view a quick recap of the changes on each form.

Form 130 -SCR Buyer Agency Agreement

Form 310 – SCR Residential Contract Update

Form 220 – Exclusive Right to Sell Agreement

Then, click here to register for the live presentation on forms changes Dianna is delivering on December 12. Forms will change January 1, 2020, so be ready for the new documents.

2020 Annual Association Dues Invoices Have Been Sent

The Board of Directors of the Western Upstate Association of REALTORS® has approved a member dues increase of $25 for 2020.  Even with this increase, member dues for Western Upstate remain some of the lowest in the state.

Dues for 2020 will be:

  Western Upstate Association of REALTORS:  $120
  South Carolina Association of REALTORS:  $140
  National Association of REALTORS:  $185 
  Total Dues for 2020 Association Members:      $445 

Dues invoices were emailed on October 15th. If you did not receive your invoice, email

Please note the following payment options:

  1. Installment Payment Plan – Request the Association charge 2020 dues to a credit card in three (3) monthly installments by returning a signed copy of the payment plan form by October 31, 2019
  2. Pay by check – Mail entire payment with the payment stub from your invoice
  3. Pay online by credit card – Visit the Association website (, click on “Pay Dues” and log in using your NRDS number and password.

Dues invoices are due on January 15, 2020. Dues paid after January 15, 2020 are subject to a $100 late fee. If dues remain unpaid by January 31, 2020 membership will be suspended and an additional $100.00 reactivation fee will be added.

Fall Education and Events Calendar

Our Fall education schedule has been released. Click here to view all of the classes and events scheduled.

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

EFFECTIVE 1/1/20: REVISED South Carolina Residential Property Condition Disclosure Statement

An amendment to the South Carolina Residential Property Condition Disclosure Statement was approved at the October 16, 2019 meeting of the South Carolina Real Estate Commission. The following amendment has been made to the form:

  • Roman numeral V., adds a new item number 25:
    25. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) claims filed on the property ……………………………………  YES – NO – NO REPRESENTATION
    If yes to number 25, please list the dates of all claims: ______________________

The new form may be utilized effective November 1, 2019. The new form will go into effect as the only approved form and become mandatory on January 1, 2020 for any new listings, or any listings renewed after the effective date.

Click here to download the revised form.

2020 Western Upstate Committee Sign-Up

Our association relies on the continued involvement and input of our members. As we prepare for the coming year, we seek your participation. Your involvement is crucial to the quality of services and events that we provide our members.

Click here to fill out the form and sign up.

Flood Insurance Extended to Dec. 20

Congress has extended the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) through Dec. 20,  avoiding a lapse. The President signed the Bill.

The NFIP is being extended as part of the Continuing Resolution (CR) to keep the government operating while Congress works on 2020 appropriations measures over the next month.

Now that NFIP is attached to the CR, there is less chance of a lapse in December. Nevertheless, NAR will keep fighting for a long-term reauthorization measure.

Georgia Real Estate Commission Newsletter

The Georgia Real Estate Commission has released their latest newsletter. Click here to view the latest edition.

In This Issue

Calendar of Events

2020 Annual Dues Invoices Have Been Sent

Christmas Drop-In and Affiliate Fair

SCR Forms Update

Conservation Subdivision Design Workshop

Fall Education and Events Calendar

InsideTrack Upstate Weekly Update

Revised South Carolina Residential Condition Disclosure Statement

2020 Western Upstate Committee Sign-Up

National Flood Insurance Extended Until December 20

Georgia Real Estate Commission Newsletter

Membership Update

2019 Board of Directors

Carolann Newton, Chair
Jackson Stanley, Realtors

Terri Anderson
Keller Williams Western Upstate

Suzette Christopher
RE/MAX Executive

Shane Clardy
Clardy Real Estate

Don Cleveland
BuyHartwellLake, LLC

Rozlynn Hood
Coldwell Banker Hugh Durham & Assoc

David Phillips
Silver Star Real Estate

John Pulliam
Allen Tate – Keowee Key

Matrix Support

General Computer Support

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RPAC Honor Roll

Click here to view the 2019 RPAC Honor Roll.

Membership Update

New Member Association/MLS
Frederick Afshar – Western Upstate Keller Williams
Chad Childress – Aggressive Realty
Roy Knight – Keller Williams Pickens
Andrew Moore – Western Upstate Keller Williams
S. Russell Mudge – Lakeside Lodge – Clemson

Members on the Move
Andy Curbow to Modern
Deana Powell to Jackson Stanley, Realtors
Brianna Rego to Modern