Weekly Update Articles

SCR Legislative Update: January 12-14, 2021

The first regular session of 124th South Carolina General Assembly began Tuesday, January 12, 2021.  The House and Senate met in Columbia in statewide session this week but plan to meet virtually over the next week.  The House will return at the call of the Speaker (tentatively Tuesday, January 26, 2021). The Senate tentatively plans… Read more »

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Definition of a Bedroom

By: E. Grant Murphy & D. Scott Murphy, SRA People often ask how you define a bedroom in terms of real estate appraisals. The question seems simple enough, but the answer is complicated and dependent on many factors, including bedroom dimensions, closet access, bathroom access, ceiling height, and privacy, among others. Furthermore, as with anything… Read more »

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Don’t Forget the Requirement of Clear Cooperation Policy and Code of Ethics

Numerous complaints have been made to MLS staff that members are not following the current MLS rules and regulations regarding cooperation under the Clear Cooperation Policy mandated by NAR earlier this year.  Here is an explanation of some of the rules: The Clear Cooperation policy requires that listings be placed in the MLS offering cooperation… Read more »

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15 Key Things to Focus On for Blogging Success

There are 15 key things you should be focusing on for blogging success—they are: 1) Determine your niche With so many businesses online right now, it can be tough to stand out from the crowd. For this reason, it’s important to decide what it is that you can do better from anyone else. Determining your… Read more »

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Want to know more about how to use Facebook to increase your business?

According to Scott Ayres of PostPlanner.com here are the top ten benefits of having a Facebook page for your business.  Increased exposure to potential customers – With over a billion and a half active users many of your customers are regularly logging into Facebook and this is a good opportunity to expose them to your message. Gather new leads… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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SCR Legislative Committee YTD Progress Report from Reah Smith, Chair of the South Carolina REALTORS Legislative Committee

I am proud to report that the SCR Legislative Committee had a very successful year in the SC Legislature. I like to call the Legislative Committee “ the work horse” committee of the association because the commitment and amount of time dedicated by our committee members is truly unmatched. The members of the committee are engaged,… Read more »

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2019 May Education

Continuing Education Classes Capture Your Share of the Real Estate Investor Market Class Date: May 22nd, 2019 Class Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Credit Hours: 4 Hours CE Elective Course #: CEE 3159 Instructor: Tom Lundstedt Price: $60.00 Class Description: A seminar for REALTORS who want to double their business.Your clients want good investment properties – from single-family… Read more »

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