2022. 2021. 2020.
Ethics/Arbitration Complaint Packages Sent to Callers/Complainants:
165. 162. 99.
Ethics/Arbitration Complaint Packages Returned to SCR from Callers/Complainants:
54. 34. 33.*
Ethics/Arbitration Complaint Packages sent to Hearings by SCR Grievance Committee:
43. 24. 19.**
20. 14. 10.***
*Many Callers settle their complaints with the other party or decide not to return the documents for a variety of reasons.
**Grievance Committee often forwards complaints to hearings.
79%. 71%. 57%.
**Grievance Committee dismisses complaints on significant issues (e.g., over the 180 day filing limit, if all accusations are considered true then do the accusations fit into one of the 16 NAR ethics articles and 1 arbitration article, is the respondent a SC REALTOR® member).
***The remainder of cases which cleared Grievance Committee but are not yet sent to a hearing are being held in abeyance for government actions/litigation or were handled as accepted ethics citations (e.g., respondent accepts the accusation, pays fines, completes assigned education, and citations are only offered in limited ethics situations per written SCR/NAR policy and only apply to the perceived lesser ethics issues such as advertising mistakes) or are currently awaiting Grievance requests for additional information from the Caller.
Posted by: Byron King on 12/20/22 (This information is only accurate as of 12/20/22. You must contact SCR for updates and changes to this information after 12/20/22 as laws and regulations may change over time. SCR 803-772-5206 or email info at screaltors.org or email byron at screaltors.org)
This information is not legal advice. This information is intended only to provide general information and may not be relied upon as specific legal guidance. Legal counsel should always be consulted before acting in reliance on this information.