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How to Overcome the ‘Too Young’ Objection in Real Estate

By |2021-02-24T15:21:12-05:00February 24th, 2021|NAR|

By Alex Craig Being young in real estate can sometimes be a barrier or hurdle to getting clients—but it doesn’t have to be. You can overcome feeling “too young” or clients choosing another agent simply because they believe you’re “too young” to help them buy or sell a home. I was 25 when I got [...]

FAIR HOUSING LOVE LETTERS – QUASH THEM, NIP IN THE BUD

By |2021-02-24T11:53:34-05:00February 24th, 2021|Legal FAQs|

If you have a buyer who wants to submit a love letter to a seller... If you have a seller who wants to review a love letter from a buyer... Use every method you have to stop this potential FAIR HOUSING violation. Nip this in the bud. NAR alert that love letters are high risk [...]

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Learning Valuable zipForms Skills for Your Business/Profits

By |2021-02-24T09:36:01-05:00February 24th, 2021|Legal FAQs|

Here is a great learning link for the valuable membership benefit of zipForms: https://ziplogix.com/ziplogix-academy/ This link has all this training: Live Online Training Local Certified Instructors Anytime recorded Online Training Library of zipForms information Your zipForms is a very valuable member service that you get with your membership and dues. Unlimited e-sign can save you [...]

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Complete Ethics Training Before December 31, 2021

By |2021-02-23T17:24:52-05:00February 23rd, 2021|Legal FAQs|

SCR ethics instructor - Austin Smallwood and SCR ethics instructor in training - Tiara Pitts are providing Zoom 2.5 hours ethics training around SC during the 2021. Some Zooms are this week! Check with your local association or with SCR. SCR will hold an online Fair Housing Conference on Fair Housing Ethics Article 10 and [...]

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Solving – Inventory/Affordability/Distance perhaps with Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU)

By |2021-02-23T10:26:07-05:00February 23rd, 2021|Legal FAQs|

https://www.westerncity.com/article/accessory-dwelling-units-help-increase-housing-supply Posted by: Byron King on 2/23/21 (This information is only accurate as of 2/23/21. You must contact SCR for updates and changes to this information after 2/23/21 as laws and regulations may change over time. SCR 803-772-5206 or email info at screaltors.org)

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NAR info on PPP (COVID relief for businesses)

By |2021-02-23T09:25:02-05:00February 23rd, 2021|Legal FAQs|

The White House has plans to put small businesses at the front of the line for 2 weeks (under 20 employees proposed). https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/speeches-remarks/2021/02/22/remarks-by-president-biden-on-helping-small-businesses/ NAR has updated the PPP Loan guidance into accessible one-pagers on the following topics: PPP Loan Overview, PPP Second-Draw Loans, PPP Forgiveness, and PPP for 501(c)(6). Posted by: Byron King on 2/23/21 [...]

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Fair Housing

By |2021-02-23T09:20:36-05:00February 23rd, 2021|Legal FAQs|

The April 13th statewide FAIR HOUSING CONFERENCE is vital for all REALTORS® to view. Keep a lookout for information on this event. The Keynote speaker will discuss the Long Island Newsday undercover video sting on real estate licensees violating fair housing laws and ethics. https://projects.newsday.com/long-island/real-estate-agents-investigation/ Please help promote REALTORS® completing the FAIRHAVEN simulation training for [...]

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Strong real estate market continues into the new year

By |2021-02-23T08:14:34-05:00February 23rd, 2021|Press|

Strong real estate market continues into the new year COLUMBIA, S.C. (February 23, 2021) -- South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) today released its January 2021 statewide real estate market data, showing a continuation of the trends seen throughout 2020, including high sales, low inventory and rising prices. Areas across South Carolina continue to experience record sales. [...]

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More on SC Rental Assistance!

By |2021-02-19T13:58:50-05:00February 19th, 2021|Legal FAQs|

A new program from SC Housing has been officially launched to provide assistance to households unable to pay rent or mortgage payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic--it's called SC STAY. The application period is now open for the program that may cover up to six months of rental or mortgage payments, up to $7,500, for [...]

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