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August 2019 Existing-Home Sales

By |2019-09-20T12:07:59-05:00September 20th, 2019|NAR|

August 2019 Existing-Home Sales August's sales of existing homes increased 2.6% from August 2018. August's existing home sales reached a 5.49 million seasonally adjusted...September 20, 2019By: Michael Hyman Powered by WPeMatico

Economic Impact of South Carolina Housing Industry Totals $44.7 billion

By |2019-09-19T14:34:41-05:00September 19th, 2019|Press|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Sharon Delia Stone (803) 772-5206 Economic Impact of South Carolina Housing Industry Totals $44.7 billion COLUMBIA, S.C. (September 18, 2019) -- The annual economic impact of the housing industry on the state of South Carolina is $44.7 billion, according to a report released today by SC REALTORS® (SCR). Joseph C. Von [...]

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September is Safety Month

By |2019-09-19T13:53:21-05:00September 19th, 2019|Legal FAQs|

https://www.nar.realtor/safety NAR has a wealth of resources to help agents, brokers, and associations better understand and educate each other about the safety risks they face. From planning your safety strategy to extensive safety resources including apps, products, and educators, NAR has many useful items for all real estate professionals including regularly-scheduled safety webinars, numerous articles [...]

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Making Ends Meet Between Closings

By |2019-09-10T16:52:29-05:00September 10th, 2019|NAR|

By Jef Conn We’ve all been there—we close a deal and then realize it’s going to be a long time before our next deal closes because we don’t have anything else in the pipeline. That stress is something all agents have faced at some time in the career. Real estate is a tough job, but [...]

Ethics Case 1-3, You Decide: If Unprofessional Ethics Violation or No Ethics Violation

By |2019-09-05T09:39:52-05:00September 5th, 2019|Legal FAQs|

https://www.nar.realtor/code-of-ethics-and-arbitration-manual/case-interpretations-related-to-article-1 Case #1-3: Net Listing (Originally Case #7-3. Revised May, 1988. Transferred to Article 1 November, 1994.) Client A called REALTOR® B to list a small commercial property, explaining that he wanted to net at least $170,000 from its sale. He inquired about the brokerage commission and other selling costs. REALTOR® B’s response was: “You [...]

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NAR on Wholesaling, Flipping, Investing

By |2019-09-05T09:33:17-05:00September 5th, 2019|Legal FAQs|

https://www.nar.realtor/window-to-the-law Posted by: Byron King on 09/05/19 (This information is only accurate as of 09/05/19. You must contact SCR for updates and changes to this information after 09/05/19 as laws and regulations may change over time. SCR 803-772-5206 or email info at screaltors.org)

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Bonuses

By |2019-09-05T09:28:12-05:00September 5th, 2019|Legal FAQs|

Bonuses: Cash, Gift Cards, Trips, Boats, Weekends in Houses, other Goodies Be careful when bonuses to buyer reps are offered. If the seller is paying or providing the bonus, get the bonus out of the seller's hands so the seller cannot renege after you have advertised the bonus. Best practice, seller and brokerage and law [...]

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