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Pools and Spas During COVID-19

By |2020-06-11T15:55:56-05:00June 11th, 2020|Coronavirus, Legal FAQs|

The hotline is getting an above-average number of swimming pool and spa inquiries. Perhaps with COVID-19 impacting travel, water activities areas, and people desiring a swimming pool or spa while sheltering at home, more members are contacting the hotline about pools/spas issues. Some potential ideas for listing brokerages and buyer rep brokerages to reduce risks [...]

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Rental Scams (SC Dept Consumer Affairs)

By |2020-06-10T10:59:18-05:00June 10th, 2020|Coronavirus, Legal FAQs|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bb3wOB_FCtg Posted by: Byron King on 06/10/20 (This information is only accurate as of 06/10/20. You must contact SCR for updates and changes to this information after 06/10/20 as laws and regulations may change over time. SCR 803-772-5206 or email Byron)

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SC Dept Consumer Affair – Identify Theft and COVID-19

By |2020-06-10T10:14:09-05:00June 10th, 2020|Coronavirus, Legal FAQs|

During a June 10th webinar, the SC Department of Consumer Affairs Identity Theft Unit staffer described some important identity theft information for REALTORS®, their clients, their customers, their colleagues, their friends, and their family: During COVID-19, you can receive FREE credit reports WEEKLY until April 2021 from the credit agencies (e.g., Equifax, Experian, TransUnion) Ideas [...]

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55 and Older Housing – Fair Housing Act

By |2020-06-09T08:30:40-05:00June 9th, 2020|Coronavirus, Legal FAQs|

https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp/fair_housing_act_housing_older_persons Posted by: Byron King on 06/09/20 (This information is only accurate as of 06/09/20. You must contact SCR for updates and changes to this information after 06/09/20 as laws and regulations may change over time. SCR 803-772-5206 or email Byron)

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NAR Right Tools, Right Now

By |2020-06-08T09:06:28-05:00June 8th, 2020|Coronavirus, Legal FAQs|

To help NAR members with the economic issues related to the COVID-19, NAR is timely offering many NAR educational products for free or at a reduced price. NAR also provided timely similar help to NAR members during the Great Recession.. NAR is currently offering the At Home with Diversity certification for half price. https://www.onlinelearning.realtor/A/Category/Index/114/ Posted [...]

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Photo/Video Rough Draft Agreements

By |2020-06-05T14:43:20-05:00June 5th, 2020|Coronavirus, Legal FAQs|

SCR seeking feedback on these rough draft agreements for photos/videos. https://www.screaltors.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/SCR2000draft.pdf https://www.screaltors.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/SCR2001DRAFT.pdf https://www.screaltors.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/SCR2002DRAFT.pdf SCR2000: ASSIGNMENT OF VIDEO/PHOTO/IMAGE/AUDIO RIGHTS CONTRACT SCR2001: LICENSE OF VIDEO/PHOTO/IMAGE/AUDIO RIGHTS CONTRACT SCR2002: WORK MADE FOR HIRE (VIDEO/PHOTO/IMAGE/AUDIO RIGHTS) CONTRACT Posted by: Byron King on 06/05/20 (This information is only accurate as of 06/05/20. You must contact SCR for updates and changes [...]

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Victim of ID theft? What to do per SCDCA. June 10 Webinar

By |2020-06-05T10:40:02-05:00June 5th, 2020|Coronavirus, Legal FAQs|

The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs is offering free webinars every week! Please register for Wednesday Webinar: I'm an ID Theft Victim - What Now? on Jun 10, 2020 10:30 AM EDT at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/530712679490683661 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. If you have any questions or [...]

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Equal Services, Equal Employment for Race, Color, National Origin, Religion, Sex, Familial Status, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Disability, and in Certain Situations – Age

By |2020-06-01T09:20:05-05:00June 1st, 2020|Coronavirus, Legal FAQs|

Duties to the Public Article 10 REALTORS® shall not deny equal professional services to any person for reasons of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity. REALTORS® shall not be parties to any plan or agreement to discriminate against a person or persons on the basis of race, [...]

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Risks in private Facebook groups

By |2020-05-28T11:33:29-05:00May 28th, 2020|Legal FAQs|

Risks in private Facebook groups (social media groups) comprised of real estate professionals from different brokerages/companies: 1.  NEVER discuss commissions, compensation, setting a "standard" commission, setting a "standard" referral fee, business practices, not working with some real estate professional...all of these can get you sued and facing federal ANTITRUST issues. No conspiring to PRICE FIX [...]

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SC Dept Consumer Affairs HOA Info

By |2020-05-11T08:56:22-05:00May 11th, 2020|Coronavirus, Legal FAQs|

Below you will find an array of information on homeowners associations (HOA), including frequently asked questions, overviews of applicable laws, resources and more. While the SCDCA does not oversee HOAs, education is a core component of our mission. We hope you find this page helpful. Education Please note, this material is for informational purposes only, [...]

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