President’s Message


Education Calendar

Online Continuing Education Classes

Weekly Update for Week of April 15, 2019

Calendar of Events

 17th  Whose $$ Is It, Anyway? – 9:00am – 1:00pm (4 hours CE Elective credit)
 18th  Free Class: Office Policy Development – 10:00am – 12:00pm **BIC’s only**
 24th  Real World Fair Housing – 9:00am – 11:00am (2 hours of CE Elective credit)
 26th  Annual Golf Tournament – Cross Creek Plantation – 130 Club Dr, Seneca 29678

Upcoming Classes in April

Click here to view a list of classes for the month of April.

Annual Golf Tournament for Charity – April 26th

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 Public Works Weekly for the Week Ending April 12, 2019

March 2019 Market Statistics

In addition to the quandary of ongoing housing price increases and affordability concerns in many U.S. markets, the first quarter of 2019 saw a fair share of adverse weather as well. Sales totals were mixed across the nation and sometimes dependent on what was a persistent wintry mix, especially in the Great Plains, Midwest and Northeast. Meanwhile, new listings and total homes for sale have been trending lower in year-over-year comparisons in many areas, and last year’s marks were already quite low.

Read more…

Did You Know?

Did you know that RPAC is Celebrating 50 years of successes? Click here to see more.

Did Your Receive this Email from LLR Regarding Validating Your Email Address?

It’s legit, so click to validate your email in order to receive renewal information electronically.

If not, contact the REC at

All Offers and Counteroffers are to be In Writing

The SC License law states that it is the duty of the agent to make sure that all offers and counteroffers are in writing and that any changes or modifications made during negotiations are initialed and dated by the parties prior to proceeding with the transaction.

Verbal offers and counteroffers can cause confusion, particularly regarding the timing of acceptance or any changes to the initial offer.  Since the purpose of the license law is to protect the public, having all changes initialed and dated by the parties results in a higher level of protection.

If you will treat every counteroffer as a new offer (which it actually is), then all the terms and conditions of the new offer are to be in writing so there is no misunderstanding.

Byron King, SCR attorney, states the following in Legal FAQ’s:

  • Listing reps and buyer reps should avoid verbal offers/counteroffers.
  • Listing reps and buyer reps should avoid text messaging offers/counteroffers.
  • Listing reps and buyer reps should include an email signature that states their email does not create a binding contract on their party unless the written agreement signed in ink or electronically signed by their party is attached/embedded as an image or PDF of the paper/electronic agreement document.

The BIC is the ultimately responsible party to see that adherence to the law takes place.  Training associates and requiring written agreements will reduce risk and increase compliance.

Matrix 360 is Almost Here

Matrix™ 360 is the latest version of Matrix from CoreLogic® that unifies listing data and Realist® property data. The result is a truly property-centric listing platform that gives you a 360-degree view of properties in your market.


  1. Save time. Leverage Realist data without launching a separate program and leaving the MLS workflow. Learn one system, not two.
  2. It’s easy to use and familiar. Work with tax records just like Matrix listings. Create searches, get results, view details, print and email reports for both listing and tax records, all in one place, all in the same way.
  3. Better technology. The interface lets you access both listing and property data from virtually any device—no plugins required. Realist users will also enjoy the stability and speed of Matrix.

Click here to view the Matrix 360 video.

Stay tuned for more information!

April is Fair Housing Month

In recognition of Fair Housing Month, we are offering a new 2-hour elective course on April 24 titled “Real World Fair Housing”.  Gain your elective credit and show your commitment to fair housing by registering today.  It’s sure to be fun and interactive as Dianna goes through real-world challenges and risky situations.  Leave with an increased awareness of how promoting fair housing and being seen as an advocate can enhance your business.

In addition, you can improve your knowledge by reviewing this document regarding fair housing provided by your National Association of REALTORS®.

Want to Set Yourself Apart From Your Competitors?

If so, click here for more information regarding NAR’s latest program—Commitment To Excellence.

Important Renewal Information – 2019 Renewals Begin May 1st

South Carolina Real Estate Licensees with a June 30, 2019 expiration date may begin renewing their licenses on May 1st, 2019. A renewal login link will be posted to on that date. 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.

Read more…

In This Issue

Calendar of Events

Upcoming Classes in April

Annual Golf Tournament for Charity

InsideTrack Upstate Weekly Update

March 2019 Market Statistics

Did You Know?

Did Your Receive this Email from LLR Regarding Validating Your Email Address?

All Offers and Counteroffers are to be In Writing

Matrix 360 is Almost Here

April is Fair Housing Month

Want to Set Yourself Apart from your Competitors?

Important Renewal Information – 2019 Renewals Begin May 1st

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

RPR Support
1- 877-977-7576
24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

zipForm Support

RPAC Honor Roll

Click here to view the 2019 RPAC Honor Roll.

Membership Update

New Member Association/MLS
Ray Dugas – Axcent Realty
Victoria McCormick – Western Upstate Keller Williams
Gene Patrick – Gene Patrick Auction & Realty
Brian Bilney – BHHS C Dan Joyner/Anderson
Brianna Rego – Western Upstate Keller Williams
New Member MLS Only
Angela Halstead – Coldwell Banker Caine/Spartanburg
Michele Hawkins – That Realty Group
Tymeisha Richards – Keller Williams Greenville Central
Brian Welborn – BHHS C Dan Joyner/Simpsonville

New Company Association/MLS
Gene Patrick Auction & Realty
Gene Patrick, BIC
1051 Cooley Bridg Rd, Belton, SC 29627

King & Company
Nancy King, BIC
823 Warley Circle, Pendleton, SC 29670

New Company MLS Only
Coldwell Banker Caine/Spartanburg
Angela Halstead, BIC
151 S Daniel Morgan Ave, Spartanburg, SC 29306

Members on the Move

Travis Farmer to Bob Hill Realty
Brandi Guernsey to Western Upstate Keller Williams

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