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Listing Agent Thoughts When Deals Fail

By |2018-11-08T09:15:24+00:00November 8th, 2018|Legal FAQs|

The usual hotline answer to listing agents when a deal fails and the parties have not yet signed the SCR518 release: Tell seller, "In my experience as a REALTOR®, once the release is signed then everyone moves forward cleanly without legal entanglements. So self-settlement or mediator assisted self-settlement of the earnest money on the release [...]

Show Us How You Staged It!

By |2018-11-08T02:00:56+00:00November 8th, 2018|NAR|

Calling all stagers and real estate professionals! We want to see your best photos of staging the following areas in a home: The Entryway Fireplace Master Retreat Do you have a photo to share showing off how you perfectly staged these areas? If so, please email Realtor Magazine writer Melissa Dittmann Tracey at mtracey@realtors.org. You and [...]

SCR Legal Action Committee and Fund

By |2018-11-07T10:20:47+00:00November 7th, 2018|Legal FAQs|

Need legal funding help with your law firm bills? SCR legal action committee may be interested in supporting you in your legal action depending on the situation. Contact the SCR legal team for a SCR legal action fund application. 803-772-5206 Byron Austin Posted by : Byron King on 10/30/18 (This information is only accurate as [...]

Carolina Real Estate Agent Talks about Crimes/Prison

By |2018-11-07T10:18:54+00:00November 7th, 2018|Legal FAQs|

Interesting read on real estate licensee that rationalized and failed to have the courage to do the right thing and ended up imprisoned. https://magazine.realtor/daily-news/2018/11/06/ex-agent-reflects-on-mistakes-that-sent-her-to-prison?tp=i-H43-Bb-38c-5fPYb-1p-A5BZ-1c-5fapG-u1BrU&om_rid=83751373&Om_ntype=RMOdaily&om_mid=12066 Posted by : Byron King on 10/30/18 (This information is only accurate as of 10/30/18. You must contact SCR for updates and changes to this information after 10/30/18 as laws and [...]

Self Dealing – Means Disclose and Manage Risks

By |2018-11-07T10:16:39+00:00November 7th, 2018|Legal FAQs|

Some things to consider when self-dealing. Self-dealing can occur when a licensee or the licensee's LLC or the licensee's partnership or the licensee's spouse enters into a transaction with the licensee's brokerage's client (e.g. listed seller client, buyer client in a buyer agency agreement). Self-dealing is a very high-risk strategy for REALTORS®. Avoid if possible. [...]

Top Three Ways HOA’s Get Sued

By |2018-11-07T10:10:03+00:00November 7th, 2018|Legal FAQs|

Drone imagery of roofs, common areas, sheds, etc. are common uses but drones can breach privacy such as imaging interiors of residences through windows. Copyright of video, movies, music, photos, etc. are commonly used but illegally using someone else's intellectual property can create a lawsuit (e.g. playing music at parties, showing movies outdoors, using stock [...]

Ethics Deadline is December 31, 2018

By |2018-11-07T10:07:49+00:00November 7th, 2018|Legal FAQs|

Get your 2.5 hours of ethics training completed no later than December 31, 2018. If classes qualify...several providers offer. You can do CE ethics classes. Several providers offer. You can do online ethics classes. NAR offers see below. You can do free online ethics classes. NAR offers see below. See this link: https://www.nar.realtor/about-nar/governing-documents/code-of-ethics/code-of-ethics-training Posted by [...]

Opportunity Zones

By |2018-11-07T10:04:44+00:00November 7th, 2018|Legal FAQs|

https://www.nar.realtor/washington-report/opportunity-zones-proposed-rules-released On October 19, the Treasury Department released proposed rules for Qualified Opportunity Zones, a federal program created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in 2017. The program incentivizes investment and development in distressed communities, designated as “Qualified Opportunity Zones” (QOZs) through tax benefits for investors. These benefits include deferral of federal capital gains [...]

Carolina Real Estate Agent Talks about Crimes/Prison

By |2018-11-07T09:18:26+00:00November 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|

https://magazine.realtor/daily-news/2018/11/06/ex-agent-reflects-on-mistakes-that-sent-her-to-prison?tp=i-H43-Bb-38c-5fPYb-1p-A5BZ-1c-5fapG-u1BrU&om_rid=83751373&Om_ntype=RMOdaily&om_mid=12066 Real estate licensee relays that her courage to do the right thing failed her at a critical moment and she rationalized that others were doing similar things. Posted by : Byron King on 11/07/18 (This information is only accurate as of 11/07/18. You must contact SCR for updates and changes to this information after [...]