President’s Message

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Education Calendar

Online Continuing Education Classes

Weekly Update for Week of June 10, 2019

Calendar of Events

 June
 12th  BIC Duties and Responsibilities – 4 Hour Elective Class – 9:00-1:00
 13th  Association New Member Orientation – 9:00-4:00
 19th  Whose $$$ Is It Anyway? – 4 Hour CE Elective Class – 9:00-1:00
 19th  Forms, Forms, and More Forms – 2 Hour CE Elective Class – 2:00-4:00
 20th  3P’s of Professionalism – 4 Hour CE Core Class – 9:00-1:00
 20th  2019 RPAC Garden Party at The Barn at Sitton Hill Farm – 6:00-9:00
 26th  Stories of the Code – 4 Hour CE Elective Class – 9:00-1:00
 26th  All About Contracts – 2 Hour CE Elective Class – 2:00-4:00
 27th  3P’s of Professionalism – 4 Hour CE Core Class – 9:00-1:00
 27th  Real World Fair Housing – 2 Hour CE Elective Class – 2:00-4:00


RPAC Garden Party – June 20th

Did You Know?

SCR Legislative Committee YTD Progress Report from Reah Smith, Chair of the South Carolina REALTORS Legislative Committee

I am proud to report that the SCR Legislative Committee had a very successful year in the SC Legislature.

I like to call the Legislative Committee “ the work horse” committee of the association because the commitment and amount of time dedicated by our committee members is truly unmatched. The members of the committee are engaged, involved, and ready to make tough decisions that greatly impact our membership and industry.

Chairing this committee has been a very rewarding experience and I am very much looking forward to continuing to work with our incoming vice chair to continue making sure that important real estate issues stay on the forefront of our lawmakers agendas at the State House.

A few highlights from the year:    Read more.

Important Information Regarding “Coming Soon” Listings

The issue of “coming soon” listings has been a source of frustration and complaints for the past few years.  In 2018, a task force was formed to make recommendations to the Board of Directors of the Western Upstate MLS on how to deal with the desire to “pre-market” properties prior to beginning property showings while providing safeguards through the MLS.  The following recommendation was made, accepted by the BOD, and approved by NAR. 

This new rule is effective immediately.

Click here to view the new MLS rule on off market properties that cannot be shown and click here to view the corresponding seller advisory that must be submitted to the MLS.

Thank You

Thank you to Don Bosse with Old Republic Home Protection for providing breakfast for the June 5th continuing education class. Thank you for all that you do for our members! 

Important Renewal Information

South Carolina Real Estate Licensees with a June 30, 2019 expiration date may begin renewing their licenses. A renewal login link has been posted to https://www.llr.sc.gov/POL/REC/. Through the Real Estate Commission website you can also find the 2019 Renewal FAQ and a link to an Account Login Help document.

LLR encourages all licensees to please renew online. Individuals who are required to report disciplinary action, criminal convictions or pending criminal charges since last renewal will need to submit additional documentation and will be provided an email address during the renewal process for submission.

June Education Opportunities

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

View the Weekly Report for the Week Ending June 7, 2019
View the Anderson County Public Works Weekly for the Week Ending June 7, 2019

SCR Webinar: Cyber Security Risks Presented by FBI Special Agent Robert Tartaglia

When: Thursday, June 13th at noon

In this webinar, you will hear about the most common internet schemes individuals have fallen victim to, and learn ways you can protect yourself from internet related fraud.

Topics such as social engineering, business email compromises, ransomware and Bitcoin will be covered in this special webinar presented by FBI Special Agent Robert Tartaglia.

Don’t miss this important webinar!

Click here to register now.

Matrix 360: Episode 4 – Powerhouse Display

Provide clients with popular data details in a clean, tab-away display that includes listing and public data, property history, a mapping view with satellite, parcel dimensions, foreclosure information and more.

Click here for more.

What Unlicensed Assistants Can and Cannot Do

The SC Real Estate Commission’s policy is that unlicensed office personnel (secretaries, assistants, personal assistants, receptionists, accounting personnel, etc.) are to be used in a support role to the main real estate business function of the company.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES will unlicensed office personnel be allowed to conduct real estate business.

Read more.


Important Update: SCREC Trust Account Guidelines

The South Carolina Real Estate Trust Account Guidelines booklet has been updated. Click here to download the latest version.

This is an educational document for Brokers in Charge or Property Managers in Charge to utilize as a tool in maintaining compliance with the trust accounting and record keeping requirements of the South Carolina Real Estate Practice Act.

The Commission would like to thank Dianna Brouthers, Commissioner Wayne Poplin, Administrator Rod Atkinson, Advice Counsel Georgia Lewis, Attorney Byron King (SCR), Attorney Carol Simpson, and Sara Gurgen for their assistance in revising this document.

SC Housing Palmetto Heroes Program
Palmetto Heroes is finally here and will officially open for applications June 3 as part of our Homeownership Month activities. This year’s Heroes include community service personnel actively employed in the fields of law enforcement, corrections, firefighting, emergency medical services, education, and health care as well as members of the SC Army National Guard, SC Air National Guard and veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. Learn more.

What is a Bedroom?

Number of bedrooms and baths is often a defining search parameter for buyers.  Be sure the information is correct in the MLS and that you know the basic requirements for counting space as a bedroom.  Read this short article from realtor.com for more information. 

In This Issue

Calendar of Events

RPAC Garden Party – June 20th

Did You Know?

Important Information Regarding “Coming Soon” Listings

Thank You

Important Renewal Information

June Education Opportunities

Annual Golf Tournament for Charity & BBQ

InsideTrack Upstate Weekly Update

SCR Webinar: Cyber Security Risks Presented by FBI Special Agent Robert Tartaglia

Matrix 360 Studio

What Unlicensed Assistants Can and Cannot Do

Important Update: SCREC Trust Account Guidelines

SC Housing Palmetto Heroes Program

What is a Bedroom?

The Newest NAR Product is a Little Black Book

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

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RPAC Honor Roll

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Membership Update

New Member Association/MLS
Yesenia Hernandez – Western Upstate Keller Williams
Sara Jones – General Agency Real Estate
Cliff Stoltzus – Clardy Real Estate

New Member MLS Only
Joy Donovan – Burns Realty Group
Tiffany Garcia – Keller Williams Greenville Central
Cheryl Ivey – Coldwell Banker Caine/Spartanburg
Kim Johnson – Coldwell Banker Caine/Williams St.
Tori Spencer – Jackson Stanley Realtors

New Member Board Only
Misu Harris – McGee & Associates

New Company MLS Only
Burns Realty Group
Joy Donovan, BIC
100 Kriklen Lane
Taylors, SC 29687

Members on the Move
Barbara McFerron to Engage Real Estate