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Ethics Case, You Decide…Violation of Ethics or No Violation? Ethics Article 1, Case #1

By |2019-08-06T08:35:52-05:00August 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Case #1-1: Fidelity to Client Client A complained to a Board of REALTORS® that two of its members, REALTORS® B and his sales associate, REALTOR-ASSOCIATE® C, had failed to represent the client’s interests faithfully by proposing to various prospective buyers that a price less than the listed price of a house be offered. His complaint [...]

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SCR + zipForm® Training Webinar Calendar

By |2019-03-12T15:16:34-05:00March 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|

zipLogix Webinar Series - Registration Links April 11, 2019 SCR Webinar: zipTMS: The Power of Transaction Management Register now May 9, 2019 SCR Webinar: zipLogix Digital Ink®: Digitally Sign In No Time Register now June 6, 2019 SCR Webinar: zipForm® Plus: Power Up Your Business from Start to Finish Register now July 11, 2019 SCR [...]

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Carolina Real Estate Agent Talks about Crimes/Prison

By |2018-11-07T09:18:26-05:00November 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 [...]

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Self Dealing – Means Disclose and Manage Risks

By |2018-11-06T16:52:23-05:00November 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|

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. [...]

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Top Three Ways HOA’s Get Sued

By |2018-11-06T12:34:34-05:00November 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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Ethics Deadline is December 31, 2018

By |2018-11-06T10:18:44-05:00November 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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CANCELED: Own The Future: 2018 South Carolina REALTORS® Annual Conference

By |2018-09-13T12:09:07-05:00September 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|

As you all know, Hurricane Florence is expected to make landfall in the coming days and directly impact the great state of South Carolina during the same time SCR's Annual Conference, Own the Future was scheduled in Myrtle Beach. Unfortunately, the conference is officially canceled and will not be rescheduled due to expected impacts around [...]

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Surveillance

By |2018-08-07T12:12:08-05:00August 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Current best practices for listed residence: Recommend sellers obtain legal counsel before using microphones because of potential wiretapping/eavesdropping laws/issues. Considering mentioning in all advertising/communications and even a small posted sign at the listing: "Property subject to surveillance at any time. By entering the Property you consent to surveillance (e.g cameras, microphones, eyes, ears)." That is [...]

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Sellers Should Disclose ALL Owners’ Association Fees/charges/arrearages/assessments/etc. When Completing the LLR Seller Disclosure and HOA Addendum

By |2018-04-25T16:19:34-05:00April 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|

***When using LLR seller disclosure forms, Sellers failing to accurately disclose all the owners association charges to the buyer will expose the sellers to a buyer lawsuit suing the sellers for the buyer's damages (aka the undisclosed owners association charges/fees/assessments/arrearages/etc.) AND THE BUYER'S ATTORNEY FEES (which could dwarf the charges).*** http://www.llr.state.sc.us/POL/REC/RECPDF/Residential%20Property%20Condition%20Disclosure%20Statement%20Addendum.pdf Here is the language [...]

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