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Why Use the “Seller Disclosure” even for Land Deals (SCR230)?

By |2019-08-22T15:23:12-05:00August 22nd, 2019|Legal FAQs|

SCR recommends using the current LLR "seller disclosure" form because the current LLR form provides sellers and REALTORS® with very good liability shielding per state law. That state law was upheld by the SC Court of Appeals when challenged. So currently, lower courts must provide the liability shield. The current LLR form has 10 sections [...]

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Legal Hotline, Employment Law, Employees, Insurance

By |2019-08-22T08:36:24-05:00August 22nd, 2019|Legal FAQs|

Now includes access to a suite of employment risk-management resources and tools, including live online and telephone access to expert legal advice. Learn more about EPL Assist™ and how to access it here. Posted by: Byron King on 08/22/19 (This information is only accurate as of 08/22/19. You must contact SCR for updates and changes [...]

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Prior to Contract or During Due Diligence: Ask about flood/disaster issues/claims.

By |2019-08-21T09:19:36-05:00August 21st, 2019|Legal FAQs|

There is no easy way to find out the past flood/disaster claims. 8/15/19 NAR rep Drew Meyers stated that FEMA privacy prevents release. NAR is working on solving that issue. There have been suggestions on adding FEMA type claims to the LLR state government seller disclosure. Here are some suggestions: Always use the seller disclosure. [...]

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HOA’s – use LAWYERS! SCR311 SCR391 and Seller Disclosure

By |2019-08-21T09:09:14-05:00August 21st, 2019|Legal FAQs|

HOA's have pro's and con's. Pro's: some owners like the HOA protects the quality of life in the area with rules, management, costs, and human relations. Con's: some owners perceive the rules, management, costs, and human relations as burdensome, overbearing, incompetent, criminal, or undesirable. SCR recommendations: Alert all buyers to the existence of private owners [...]

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RPAC: Why I Went From Zero to President’s Circle in One Year

By |2019-08-15T17:08:17-05:00August 15th, 2019|NAR|

By Rebecca Donatelli The truth is, I had never heard about RPAC before last year. While I was attending the National Association of REALTORS® YPN Leadership Retreat in Chicago last year, a bunch of strangers (now some of my best friends) started talking about this thing called RPAC, and urging YPNers to take the “YPN [...]

Professionalism Survey – please respond to Byron@screaltors.org

By |2019-08-14T11:22:32-05:00August 14th, 2019|Legal FAQs|

Have you seen unprofessional behavior by other REALTORS® or other real estate professionals? If you have witnessed unprofessional behavior, what did you see? How do you act in order to be perceived as professional? Are you qualified as a professionalism expert under the NAR commitment to excellence designation yet? https://www.nar.realtor/commitment-to-excellence Have you had professionalism training [...]

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Ethics Case 1-2, You Decide if Unprofessional Unethical, Or No Violation

By |2019-08-13T13:11:15-05:00August 13th, 2019|Legal FAQs|

https://www.nar.realtor/2004CEAM.nsf/4504b8ecc94d1ab3862569a6006cd47c/9d5ee25b40b0c2b68625688500577f42#Case%20%231-1%3A%20Fidelity%20to%20Client%20(Or Case #1-2: Honest Treatment of All Parties As the exclusive agent of Client A, REALTOR® B offered Client A’s house for sale, advertising it as being located near a bus stop. Prospect C, who explained that his daily schedule made it necessary for him to have a house near the bus stop, was shown [...]

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How to Handle Water Issues in Listings per NAR

By |2019-08-13T13:00:20-05:00August 13th, 2019|Legal FAQs|

https://magazine.realtor/sales-and-marketing/feature/article/2019/08/what-to-tell-clients-about-that-leaky-basement?AdobeAnalytics=ed_rid%3D56072%26om_mid%3D1209%7CRealtorMagTips_2019_08_13_Agent%26om_nytpe%3DREALTOR%20MAG%20TIPS Posted by: Byron King on 08/13/19 (This information is only accurate as of 08/13/19. You must contact SCR for updates and changes to this information after 08/12/19 as laws and regulations may change over time. SCR 803-772-5206 or email info at screaltors.org)

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