President’s Message

Weekly Update for Week of July 16, 2018

Calendar of Events

July
 20th  Matrix Training from A to Z – 9:00AM-12:00PM


RPAC Event – August 9th


Matrix Training from A to Z

Class Date: Friday, July, 20th, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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.


ATTENTION BIC’s

One of the duties stated in license law is that each BIC will assure that any associated licensee has a valid, active real estate license.  Since the renewal date of June 30 has passed, it is now IMPERATIVE that each BIC review the licensed status of all associates.

Follow this link to click on a list of licensees that you supervise.  https://verify.llronline.com/LicLookup/Rec/Rec.aspx?div=19

Put in your company name to bring up a list of licensees that are associated with your company. Click on each one to see if the license is active.  Each license should have an “active through” date of 06/30/2019 or 06/30/2020.

If you find that one of your associates did not renew or does not have an active license, YOU MUST CORRECT THE SITUATION IMMEDIATELY.

An inactive licensee is not allowed to receive funds and cannot engage in the practice of real estate in any way.  This includes placing referrals. If you allow an unlicensed person to continue to practice under your supervision, both you and the inactive licensee can be reprimanded.

If the inactive person needs continuing education in order to renew, follow this link to the mandatory courses: http://www.westernupstatemls.com/education/online-education/online-continuing-education/

If you have questions, communicate with the Real Estate Commission at 803 896 4400.


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 Update for the week ending July 13th
Click here to view the Anderson County Public Works Weekly for the week ending July 13th


Regarding ‘Coming Soon’

Click here to view this short video as Dianna Brouthers discusses 3 simple rules for coming soon listings.
Click here for other resources on “coming soon,” “pocket,” and other off-MLS properties.


June 2018 Market Reports are Out

We are firmly within summer during an economically strong year in the U.S., thus real estate activity is busy. There are still generally more buyers than sellers in most price and housing style categories, so prices will continue to rise until that situation changes. For the 12-month period spanning July 2017 through June 2018, Pending Sales in the Western Upstate region were down 2.7 percent overall. The price range with the largest gain in sales was the $150,001 to $200,000 range, where they increased 8.3 percent.

Click here to read more.


Sizing up the RPR Property Details Page

RPR’s Property Details page offers a wealth of data not found on any other real estate platform. Here you will find side-by-side comparisons of MLS vs. public records information; sales, tax and mortgage histories; property photos, school and neighborhood profiles, interactive maps, and more.

Click here to read more.


iOi – The Real Estate Innovation, Opportunity, and Investment Summit, Hosted by NAR

iOi will bring technology innovators, capital investors, and the real estate industry together for the next century of opportunity. The summit will be held August 29-30 at Bespoke, SF, a top-rated co-working and event space in the heart of San Francisco. The conference starts on the 29th of August, with an early stage start-up pitch battle, and a hackathon starting on the 28th

Click here for more and to register.


Dell Offers Extra Savings through July 22

Dell is celebrating Black Friday in July. During this special sale, stack your regular NAR member savings coupons on top of select doorbuster and sale pricing, and enjoy savings up to 45% on select products. Dell is a proud partner in the REALTOR Benefits® Program.

Click here to read more.


Introducing .realestate

Introducing .realestate—the newest unrestricted top-level domain for the real estate industry, and a way for members to increase visibility into specific aspects of their business. From beachfrontproperty.realestate to luxurylakeside.realestate, the possibilities are endless. Starting Sept. 18, REALTORS® with an active .realtor™ domain gain exclusive access to acquire a .realestate web address before it becomes available to the general public on Nov. 27. Don’t miss out! Visit  get.realtor today to claim your FREE* .realtor™ domain in preparation for the pre-sale.*Free for the first year, one per member.


Voice for Real Estate: AHPs, GSEs, Taxes

The Voice for Real Estate for this week looks at what happens next on association health plans, how the win on Internet tax fairness will help retail real estate sales and leasing, what to do about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac now that they’re stabilized and making money for the government, and why it’s important federal flood insurance get extended quickly.

Click here to watch.


SC Real Estate Commission Publishes Opinion on “Pay At Close”

The SC Real Estate Commission has addressed whether the practice of an associated licensee being paid directly at closing is allowed under the SC Real Estate Practice Act.

The Commission’s interpretation is that ”Pay at Close” violates the law and is not permissible.  The section of the law that is applicable is 40-57-135 (B) and reads: “ An  associated licensee may not receive compensation from an activity requiring a real estate license from an entity or person other than the one for which the license is issued”.  This ruling would apply, as well, to team leaders paying team members directly as opposed to the team member’s fees coming from the BIC.

Since the REC has published this ruling, it is mandatory that everyone is in the strictest compliance.


Broker’s Edge Registration

The Broker’s Edge Conference  will be held Aug. 28 in Hollywood, Fla. Among the topics covered at the event are teams, technology, marketing, global business, and future industry challenges.

Click here for more and to register.


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In This Issue

Calendar of Events

RPAC Event – August 9th

Matrix Training from A to Z

Attention BIC’s

InsideTrack Upstate Weekly Update

Regarding ‘Coming Soon’

June 2018 Market Reports are Out

Sizing Up the RPR Prpoerty Details Page

iOi – The Real Estate Innovation, Opportunity, and Investment Summit, Hosted by NAR

Dell Offers Extra Savings Through July 22

Introducing .realestate

Voice for Real Estate: AHPs, GSEs, and Taxes

REC Publishes Opinion on “Pay at Close”

Broker’s Edge Registration

Membership Update

2018 Board of Directors

John Pulliam, Chairman
Allen Tate – Keowee Key

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

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RPAC Honor Roll

Click here to view the 2018 RPAC Honor Roll.

Your RPAC Dollars at Work

Membership Update

New Member Association/MLS
Ellison Chapman – Community First RE Seneca
Chip Lawson – Rankin Real Estate
Kaye Lawson – Rankin Real Estate
Shannon Todd – Western Upstate KW
Josh Vanette – Impact Realty Group

New Member MLS Only
Leslie Ballani – Keller Williams Drive
Zeke Lollis – Coldwell Banker Caine
Jon Lyles – Keller Williams Greenville Upstate
Kyle MacGilfrey – Keller Greenville Central
Cindy Parker – That Realty Group
Angela Sox – DHP Real Estate

New Member Board Only
Steven King – Jackson Stanley, Realtors

New Company Association/MLS
Steven Boyd Enterprises
Boyd Galloway, BIC
607 Boulevard
Anderson, SC 29621

Members on the Move
Christy Little to Realty One Group
Cindy Moore to BHHS C Dan Joyner