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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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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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NAR New Member Orientation Video Be A Member Demonstrating Your Professionalism

By |2019-08-12T11:02:32-05:00August 12th, 2019|Legal FAQs|

How to be a professional REALTOR® video from NAR with emphasis on professionalism in real estate practice. https://www.nar.realtor/videos/nar-2019-new-member-orientation-video Posted by: Byron King on 08/12/19 (This information is only accurate as of 08/12/19. 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 [...]

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Surveillance Cameras – High Risk to Place Cameras in Bathrooms (expectation of privacy)

By |2019-08-12T10:55:27-05:00August 12th, 2019|Legal FAQs|

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/airline-news/2019/08/12/united-airlines-passenger-hid-camera-first-class-bathroom-fbi-says/1984831001/?for-guid=290BBEE6-1AB8-4310-8F6B-9E361C6A2C85&utm_source=usatoday-Travel&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=baseline&utm_term=hero Sellers should consult their own legal counsel about surveillance issues (e.g. potential crimes such as voyeur, sex offender registry crimes, eavesdropping, wiretapping, electronic interception/recording of conversations not a party). Disclosure of surveillance cures some potential problems and deters bad behavior in listings. Behave in listings according to the golden rule (e.g. how you would [...]

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NAR Professionalism Orientation for New Members

By |2019-08-12T10:47:12-05:00August 12th, 2019|Legal FAQs|

NAR toolkit to orient new members into REALTOR® Professionalism. https://www.nar.realtor/sites/default/files/documents/NAR-Orientation-Kit-Brochure-02-14-2019.pdf Posted by: Byron King on 08/12/19 (This information is only accurate as of 08/12/19. 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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NAR Professionalism Video

By |2019-08-12T10:37:52-05:00August 12th, 2019|Legal FAQs|

https://www.nar.realtor/videos/video-a-pathway-to-professional-conduct 10 minutes on ways to boost your professionalism. Posted by: Byron King on 08/12/19 (This information is only accurate as of 08/12/19. 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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Foreign Language Clients/Customers/Consumers: Hire translators/bilingual lawyers/brokers

By |2019-08-07T13:08:32-05:00August 7th, 2019|Legal FAQs|

When working with foreign language speaking consumers in real estate transactions, some ideas: Associate with a brokerage REALTOR® who is bilingual. Many REALTORS® advertise their language skills. Associate with a law firm attorney who is bilingual. Many attorneys advertise their language skills. Consumers will need a law firm for real estate transactions anyway. SC Bar [...]

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FEMA Podcast: Public Private Partnership, Building Hurricane Disaster Resiliency

By |2019-08-06T14:52:00-05:00August 6th, 2019|Legal FAQs|

https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/audio/181533 Posted by: Byron King on 08/06/19 (This information is only accurate as of 08/06/19. You must contact SCR for updates and changes to this information after 08/06/19 as laws and regulations may change over time. SCR 803-772-5206 or email info at screaltors.org)

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