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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2020

By |2020-01-17T11:19:14-05:00January 17th, 2020|NAR|

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2020 70% of all REALTORS® volunteer in their community, and the typical REALTOR® who volunteers is 53 years old.January 17, 2020Community Outreach Powered by WPeMatico

Upfront Cost of Buying a Home

By |2020-01-16T12:20:08-05:00January 16th, 2020|NAR|

Upfront Cost of Buying a Home When buying a home, most buyers focus on the down payment costs, but budgeting also needs to be done for closing costs.January 16, 2020By: Michael HymanClosing Powered by WPeMatico

PROFESSIONALISM PROFESSIONALISM PROFESSIONALISM

By |2020-01-15T16:21:35-05:00January 15th, 2020|Legal FAQs|

2020 SCR Professional Standards Committee Chair Lisa Alexanderand 2019 SCR Professional Standards Committee Chair John Smith Watch this video where these REALTOR® leaders discuss Article 16 that prohibits interfering in agency relationships/agreements aka "poaching" other REALTORS®'s clients. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6Bq0ljGGIs Posted by: Byron King on 1/15/20 (This information is only accurate as of 1/15/20. You must contact [...]

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REALTORS(R) beat record number of closed sales in 2019

By |2020-01-15T08:01:19-05:00January 15th, 2020|Press|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Sharon Delia Stone 803-772-5206 REALTORS® beat record number of closed sales in 2019 COLUMBIA, S.C. (January 15, 2020) -- South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) today released its 2019 annual market report. The reports show 2019 as a record-breaking year for closed sales by Realtors®. At 91,140 this is the highest number of [...]

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The 10-Minute MBA: Motivating Your Sales Team Smartly

By |2020-01-14T14:45:15-05:00January 14th, 2020|NAR|

By Lee Davenport We all want to work smarter and not just harder, right?  But if we’re managing brokers, trainers, or team leaders, how do we motivate our salespeople in such a way that actually inspires them without leaving us “busted and disgusted”? Check out this 10-minute interview I loved doing with Dotloop‘s content specialist, [...]

Ethics Case 16-2

By |2020-01-09T15:40:56-05:00January 9th, 2020|Legal FAQs|

Article 16 – REALTORS® shall not engage in any practice or take any action inconsistent with exclusive representation or exclusive brokerage relationship agreements that other REALTORS® have with clients. Client A gave a 180-day exclusive right to sell listing of a commercial property to REALTOR® B, specifying that no “for sale” sign was to be [...]

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Surveillance in Listings (Audio/Video)

By |2020-01-09T15:02:56-05:00January 9th, 2020|Legal FAQs|

The entire surveillance issue incorporates issues arising from several laws already on the books that were not specifically drafted to address modern home security devices but arguably might be applied with criminal/lawsuit consequences for the seller, licensee, and brokerage (e.g., wiretapping, peeping Tom, eavesdropping, other). There is a risk for real estate licensees to communicate [...]

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