President’s Message


Education Calendar

Online Continuing Education Classes

Weekly Update for Week of January 13, 2020

Calendar of Events
 20th  Association/MLS Closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
 22nd  Professional Standards Training – 10:00am-12:00pm
 22nd  Free SCR Forms Update – 2:00pm-4:00pm
 29th  1031 Exchange Seminar – 10:00am-12:00pm
 30th  Tax Update Seminar – 10:00am-12:00pm

2020 Annual Association Dues

January Education Classes

Professional Standards Update – Wednesday, January 22

SCR Forms Update – Wednesday, January 22

2020 Duke Energy REALTOR Breakfast

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The REALTOR Voice at Capitol Conference

Learn the how to hit the right notes when it comes to spreading the word about Realtor® legislation and RPAC, by joining the audience at SCR’s The REALTOR® Voice at Capitol Conference. You’ll witness contestants as they battle for the coach’s votes and sing their way to legislative success.

Tentative Agenda:
11:00am: Welcome
11:15am: 2020 RPAC Goals & Legislative Priorities
11:30am: Keynote Speaker: Marvelless Mark
12:30pm: Lunch
1:15pm: Breakdown of Election Cycles
1:30pm: Candidate Screening Do’s and Don’ts
1:45pm: Interactive Local & State RPAC Fundraiser Expo
2:30pm: Independent Expenditure Training
2:45pm: Community Alliance Panel
3:15pm: What is President’s Circle?
3:30: Break
3:45pm: RPAC State & Federal Law Legal Session
4:15pm: Governor Henry McMaster
4:30pm: Legislative Panel with SC House & Senate Members
5:00pm – 7:00pm: Cocktails with your Legislators
8:00pm – 10:00pm: RPAC Karaoke Night at Tin Roof (Separate registration required. Click here to register).

Don’t miss out! By attending, you’ll ensure you’re in key when discussing real estate issues and strike a chord with coworkers and legislators alike to help move the Realtor® agenda forward. This event will open to the entire membership on 1/15/20. Register now to save your seat.

SCR Radon Webinar Series

Help celebrate National Radon Action Month by tuning in to the SCR 2020 Radon Webinar Series on Tuesday, January 21st at 11:00 am!

This webinar will be lead by Dallas Jones, Executive Director at the American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists. Dallas will present on the free online availability of the ANSI/AARST standards for residential radon testing and mitigation, the basic standards of testing and mitigation for existing homes; and the basic standards of soil gas control systems in new construction.

Click here to for more information and to register.

December 2019 Market Reports

This month the Federal Reserve voted to leave its key benchmark rate unchanged, which was widely expected. While the rate decisions by the Federal Reserve do not directly affect mortgage rates, Federal Reserve policy does affect the economic markets overall. Mortgage rates ended the year close to three-quarters of a percent lower than in 2018, a welcomed improvement for buyers as well as homeowners who took the opportunity to refinance. For the 12-month period spanning January 2019 through December 2019, Pending Sales in the Western Upstate region were up 6.4 percent overall. The price range with the largest gain in sales was the $150,001 to $200,000 range, where they increased 18.1 percent.

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Code of Ethics Toughens its Words

An implicit antidiscrimination ban is now spelled out by a new standard of practice in the Code of Ethics.

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Save 10% on 2020 Code of Ethics Bundle and Get NAR’s Latest and Most Popular Research Report FREE!

At the heart of what sets you apart as a REALTOR® is NAR’s Code of Ethics and your pledge of performance and service for your clients. The newly designed and updated must-have 2020 Code of Ethics products cover a full array of topics to guide you, every day—ethics, professionalism, MLS policy, standards of practice, arbitration and much more. Printed and digital versions are available for each product.

And, for a limited time, you have three ways to save!

Click here to order your 2020 Code of Ethics products by January 31, 2019 and get:

PLUS, thanks to the Member Value Plus Program, when you buy any of our new 2020 COE products we’ll automatically add the 2019 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers-Download, to your order FREE at checkout!

Video: How You Can Provide Equal Services to All

The Fair Housing Act provides more than dos and don’ts or rights and penalties. The law protects your business as real estate pros who depend on a free, open market with equal opportunity. In this video, get the tips and tools to comply with fair housing mandates.

Stay on Top of Trending Legal Issues

Read the 2019 Legal Pulse second-quarter report to stay abreast of the latest case law and statutory research on agency, property condition disclosure, RESPA, deceptive trade practices and fraud, and commercial property.

New Trends Require Focused Agent Training

The past year was marked by niche trends in home styles and technology, as well as selling challenges. These popular tips from 2019 can help agents stay ahead of the curve in the coming months.

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In This Issue

Calendar of Events

2020 Annual Dues

January Education Classes

Professional Standards Update

SCR Forms Update

2020 Duke Energy REALTOR Breakfast

The REALTOR Voice at Capitol Conference

SCR Radon Webinar Series

December 2019 Market Reports

Code of Ethics Toughens its Words

Save 10% on Code of Ethics Bundle

Video: How You Can Provide Equal Services for All

Stay on Top of Trending Legal Issues

New Trends Require Focused Agent Training

Membership Update

2020 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

David Phillips
Silver Star Real Estate

Hoke Powell
Modern – Anderson

Reah Smith
Lake Keowee Real Estate

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RPAC Honor Roll

Click here to view the 2019 RPAC Honor Roll.

Membership Update

New Member Association/MLS
Jaclyn Chapman – General Agency Real Estate
Margaret Holloway – Leonardi Bracken Real Edstate
Karen Moore – Century 21 Hometown Partners
Jason Smith – JW Martin Real EstateNew Member Board Only
Tonya Dymond – Impact Realty Group – Greenville
Megan Enlow – Open House Realty, LLC
Tyler Jackson – Keller Williams Greenville Upstate
Brea Thompson – Axcent Realty

New Member MLS Only
Brent Campbell – Mungo Homes Properties Greenville

New Company
Mungo Homes Properties Greenville
Brent Campbell, BIC
535 Brookfield Rd, Greer, SC 29651

Members on the Move
Susan Mihaly to 1st Class Real Estate, LLC
Mark Cowart to Mungo Homes Properties Greenville
Deanna Phillips to Mungo Homes Properties Greenville

Christmas Drop-In and Affiliate Fair
Thank you to the following companies who generously sponsored our 2019 Christmas Drop-In on Thursday, December 19th. We appreciate all that you do for our members!