President’s Message

 

Weekly Update for Week of February 19, 2018

Calendar of Events

 February
 20  1031 Exchange: A Comprehensive Overview
2:00pm – 4:00pm
 26  Matrix Webinars
– Matrix Basics – 9:00am
– Matrix Client Portal – 10:30am
– Matrix CMA – 1:00pm
– Realist Tax – 2:30pm
 27  Matrix Webinars
– Realist Tax – 9:00am
– Matrix CMA – 10:30am
– Matrix Basics – 1:00pm
– Matrix Client Portal – 2:30pm
 28  Matrix Webinars
– Matrix Basics – 9:00am
– Matrix Client Portal – 10:30am
– Matrix CMA – 1:00pm
– Realist Tax – 2:30pm

Matrix is Here!

Western Upstate Multiple Listing Service is pleased to announce that Matrix™ from CoreLogic® is now available.

Between now and March 5th, Matrix and Paragon are running parallel. During this time, all listing input and maintenance will still be conducted within Paragon, but you may now begin to utilize every other function of Matrix. We HIGHLY encourage you to begin using Matrix now before the full cut-over begins on March 6th.

Read More.
Need Matrix Training? Click here for the Webinar Schedule for the week of February 26th

Mandatory Key Exchange for ActiveKey Holders

The ActiveKey is retiring! Any agent who uses the ActiveKey to access lockboxes must exchange this key for the new XpressKey or upgrade to having the eKey service on your phone. 

Stop by the association office on Friday, February 23rd between 9:00 and 1:00 to complete this exchange. Exchanging your ActiveKEY for either the eKEY or the new XpressKEY during this time is extremely important. Shortly after the exchange your ActiveKEY will no longer work. Members must be active and in good standing to exchange key. In addition, all keys must be exchanged by the key holder.

If you are an ActiveKEY user and cannot attend, please contact the MLS at 864-224-7941.

If you currently use the eKey app on your phone, you will not be affected by this exchange.

For more information on the available key options, click here.

Thank You!

We would like to thank Kristin Williams and Heather Woodson of State Farm Insurance and 3Dit for sponsoring our new member orientation training held on Thursday, February 15th. We appreciate all that our affiliates do for our members!
       

1031 Exchanges—The Tax-Saving Benefit Your Clients Need Right NOW!

There’s been a lot of talk about the new tax law and how it will affect real estate transfers.  One feature that was retained in the law is the ability to exchange like-kind property.  Learn how to approach investment property purchasers and sellers with this great opportunity.

Register today to attend a FREE class presented by Whitney Brennan of Investment Property Exchange Services that will update you on how to advise your clients with up-to-date information.  The class will be held at the Association Office on Tuesday, February 20 from 2-4 pm and is FREE to WUAR members.

Click here for more and to sign up.

Spring 2018 Continuing Education Schedule

Our 2018 spring continuing education schedule has been released. If you renew in June, click here for renewal requirements.

View 2018 Spring Continuing Education Classes
License Expire in 2018? Click here to find out what you need in order to renew.

Save the Date

Join us at the Association Office at noon on Thursday, April 12 for our spring Luncheon with special guest SC Real Estate Commission Administrator Roderick Atkinson.  Good food, good information, and good time for all.

Mark Your Calendar – 2018 Spring Golf Tournament – Date Change

Mark your calendar for our 2018 Spring Golf Tournament for Charity. The tournament will be held on Friday, June 29th at Cross Creek Plantation in Seneca, SC.

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 Report for the week ending February 16th
Click here to view the Anderson County Public Works Weekly for the week ending February 16th

Greenville County Sign Ordinance

A new sign ordinance is now in effect.

Click here to view the Greenville County Sign Ordinance

Attention BIC’s

As BIC, you are now required by LLR to take a specific BIC course, titled BIC Duties and Responsibilities, prior to renewal.  This 4-hour course counts as part of your elective requirement.  This mandatory course is IN ADDITION to the regular core course, TRID Safely in a Flood of Disclosures.

Because this course is not required of the general licensee population, it may not be easy to find before June 30.  Therefore, we are notifying you NOW that it is imperative for you to get this course out of the way as early as possible.

We are offering this course at the Association office on 04/11, 05/02, and 06/21 to meet your licensing needs. Register now to reserve your space at www.westernupstatemls.com

Beta Test for SCREC – 2018-2020 Core Course

Monday, March 19th
9:00am-1:00pm
Free
No Continuing Education Credit

We need volunteers to test the 2018-2020 core course for the SC Real Estate Commission.  If you will help ensure that the core course is the best it can be, we would be very appreciative and will give you special recognition as a volunteer.

Sign Up Today

Budget Deal Extends Flood Insurance

A bipartisan budget deal signed into law will briefly extend the National Flood Insurance Program until March 19, while lawmakers race to reform the ailing, 49-year-old insurance plan through legislation currently stalled in the Senate.

Read more

January Market Reports

As we enter 2018, it will be interesting to watch demand dynamics, as home sales have been lower in several markets over the last few months. Whether this is related to not enough homes for sale, prices getting too high or less buyer interest remains to be seen. For the 12-month period spanning February 2017 through January 2018, Pending Sales in the Western Upstate region were up 0.2 percent overall. The price range with the largest gain in sales was the $300,001 and Above range, where they increased 12.7 percent.

Read more

Georgia Real Estate Commission Monthly Newsletter

The Georgia Real Estate Commission has released their February newsletter.

Click here to view.

In This Issue

Calendar of Events

Matrix is Here!

Mandatory Key Exchange for ActiveKey Holders

Thank You!

1031 Exchanges—The Tax-Saving Benefit Your Clients Need Right NOW!

Spring 2018 Continuing Education Schedule

Save the Date

2018 Spring Golf Tournament

REAL WOMEN: South Carolina REALTORS® Women in Real Estate Conference

InsideTrack Upstate Weekly Update

Greenville County Sign Ordinance Now in Effect

Attention BIC’s

Beta Test for SCREC – 2018-2020 Core Course

Budget Deal Extends Flood Insurance

January Market Reports

Georgia Real Estate Commission Monthly Newsletter

Membership Update

2018 Board of Directors

John Pulliam, Chairman
1st Choice Realty

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

Paragon Support
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General Computer Support
1-877-573-5607

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

Courthouse Retrieval System Support
1-800-374-7488

zipForm Support
1-800-383-9805.

RPAC Honor Roll

Click here to view the 2017 RPAC Honor Roll.

Your RPAC Dollars at Work

Membership Update

New Member Association/MLS
Brianna Briggs – Jackson Stanley Realtors
Sylvia Clingman – Keller Williams
Easley/Powdersville
Ron Freeman – Lake Life Realty
Alicia Keys – Clardy Real Estate
Catherine Sayer – Keller WIlliams Realty

New Member MLS Only
Billy Baer – BHHS – Cambridge Realty
Jill Coleman – BHHS Cambridge Realty
Blair Hess – In-House Realty
Jason Homme – BHHS Cambridge Realty
Cynthia Jefferies – BHHS Cambridge Realty
Sherry Johnson – BHHS Cambridge Realty
Kim Mann – Charlene Lee Realty
April Rasar – BHHS Cambridge Realty
Rich Vanasse – BHHS Cambridge Realty

New Company MLS Only
BHHS Cambridge Realty
Billy Baer, BIC
1717 ByPass 72, Greenwood, SC 29649
864-227-2577

Members on the Move
Matt Chasteen to Keller Williams Drive
Michelle Stringer to Keller Williams Western
Upstate