President’s Message

Matrix

Education Calendar

Online Continuing Education Classes

Weekly Update for Week of January 14, 2019

Calendar of Events

January
15th  Last Day to Pay Yearly Association Dues without Late Fee
21st  Association/MLS Closed for Martin Luther King Jr Day
31st  Last Day to Pay Yearly Association Dues without Additional Reinstatement Fee


2019 Annual Dues Notice


New South Carolina Property Condition Disclosure Statement Now REQUIRED

Due to a 2018 legislative amendment to the South Carolina Residential Property Disclosure Act, amendments to the South Carolina Residential Property Condition Disclosure Statement were approved at the November 14, 2018 meeting of the South Carolina Real Estate Commission. The new form is now REQUIRED in all residential transactions except for those exempted in the law. 

Read more at https://www.llr.sc.gov/POL/REC/


Attention BIC’s – Liability Concerns

This is an important reminder that it is contrary to both SC License Law and the REALTOR® Code of Ethics to allow a new recruit to market as a licensee/REALTOR®  when that person does not, in fact, yet have a SC real estate license and does not yet belong to the REALTOR® Association.  The BIC is the person who has this responsibility and liability for false advertising and failure to present a true picture.

Please take care that this does not happen as complaints will be filed.


Breaking News: NAR Helps Secure FEMA Reversal on New Flood Policies During Shutdown

In a critical win for home sales while the partial shutdown of the federal government is ongoing, the Federal Emergency Management Agency will issue and renew flood insurance policies, reversing an unexpected and controversial ruling the agency had previously given.

Read more.


Breaking News: Scam Email Targets REALTORS

Many National Association of REALTORS® members received a solicitation, purportedly from the REALTOR® Party, asking for donations to fund medical expenses for a young girl. This solicitation is not from the REALTOR® Party or the National Association of REALTORS®. NAR never solicits donations for personal or individual charities.

If you received this “Help Support Diana Recovery” solicitation, delete the email without clicking on any links. Anyone who sent money to a link in the email should file a complaint with the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.ic3.gov.

The National Association of REALTORS® is working to identify and report the sender. We urge members and state and local association staff to be on alert for email and online fraud. Visit nar.realtor for resources on cyberfraud and cybersecurity best practices.


The top 6 things real estate professionals need to know about PDFs
If you are frustrated with PDFs and need to know how to do more than just open them, this article will help you understand the basics: what it is, what you need to do to  edit them, how to compress them, and what the differences between Static, Dynamic and Locked PDFs are.

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Registration is Now Open for NAR Tech Edge in Columbia

NAR Tech Edge events teach REALTORS® the latest business technology skills and trends changing the real estate industry. Register for one of these professional development events and walk out with action items to build your business. Click here to register for this event being held in Columbia on October 17, 2019.


5 Ways NAR Membership Saves You Money

Visit our “Your NAR” page to learn more about a new insurance offer–for pets!–and get ideas for five REALTOR® Benefits Program money-savers.


Make Sense of Smart-Tech Hype

Not all devices and apps represent smart choices for all consumers. Help homeowners evaluate which smart-home tech will streamline their lives and which are mere novelties.

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In This Issue

Calendar of Events

2019 Board of Directors

2019 Annual Dues Notice

Attention MLS Participants and Subscribers

InsideTrack Upstate Weekly Update

REVISED: South Carolina Property Condition Disclosure Statement

Attention BIC’s Liability Concerns

Breaking News: NFIP Extended

Breaking News: Scam Email Targets REALTORS

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

Click here to view the 2018 RPAC Honor Roll.

Membership Update

New Member Association/MLS
Brandy Hancock – Impact Realty Group
Matt Hendrix – Cliffs Realty Sales SC LLC
Felicia Minyard – Western Upstate KW
Catherine Phillips – Silver Star Real Estate
Tony Rebucci – Great Homes of the Upstate
Michele Shkor – Keller Williams Seneca

New Member Association Only
Ashley Barksdale – Impact Realty Group Greenville
Kelly Hagerman – Keller Williams DRIVE
Joseph Haire – The Carolina Agent Group/Upstate
Matthew Long – EXP Realty LLC

New Member MLS Only
Barry Cain – Blackstream International RE
Regina Calvin – Allen Tate Company – Greenville
Leah Harvey – Coldwell Banker Caine/Williams
Terri Partain – Living Down South Realty

Members on the Move
Sheila Calver to Western Upstate KW
Scarlett Fravel to Allen Tate – Keowee Key
Melissa Hamilton to Western  Upstate KW
Cathy Wohlford to Re/Max Realty Pro/Lk Keowee