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NAR 10-5 Training Recordings (Ban on Hate/Harassing Speech, Epithets, Slurs)

By |2020-12-04T12:47:31-05:00December 4th, 2020|Legal FAQs|

NAR 10-5 Training Recordings (Ban on Hate/Harassing Speech, Epithets, Slurs) The recording for last Monday's COE training is now available. Go to: https://www.nar.realtor/events/breaking-down-the-changes-to-the-code Click on the + sign next to the date (Nov. 30) and it will open up the session description and display the "Replay" button. If you miss any of the sessions, the [...]

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SC home sales up 19% compared to this time last year, demand high

By |2020-12-02T14:35:24-05:00December 2nd, 2020|Press|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SC home sales up 19% compared to this time last year, demand high COLUMBIA, S.C. (December 2, 2020) -- South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) today released its October 2020 statewide real estate market data. Despite the pandemic, Realtors® continue to set sales records with a 19% increase in closed sales throughout the state [...]

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Hotline October!

By |2020-12-01T12:25:01-05:00December 1st, 2020|Legal FAQs|

600+ Hotlines! Top Issues: Forms State Law Ethics Disclosure License Law Other (Clear Cooperation, MLS issues, Multiple Offers) Professional Standards: 15 ethics packages sent 1 arbitration package sent 5 packages completed and returned 1 hearing and 1 citation Top ethics articles complained about: 2, 3, 12, and 15 Posted by: Byron King on 12/01/20 (This [...]

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Ethics Case 17-2 You Decide – $ Dispute Different Board Members

By |2020-12-01T11:31:29-05:00December 1st, 2020|Legal FAQs|

Case #17-2: Dispute Between REALTORS® in Different Boards REALTOR® A cooperated in the sale of a commercial property with REALTOR® B, the listing broker. REALTOR® A is a member of the XYZ Board of REALTORS®, and his office is located in the XYZ Board. Both the property and REALTOR® B’s office are located within the [...]

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Ethics Case 17-1 You Decide – Arbitration

By |2020-12-01T11:26:36-05:00December 1st, 2020|Legal FAQs|

Case # 17-1: Obligation to Submit to Arbitration REALTOR® A and REALTOR® B had been engaged in a cooperative transaction that resulted in a dispute regarding entitlement to compensation. Rather than requesting arbitration before the Association of REALTORS®, REALTOR® A filed suit against REALTOR® B for payment of the compensation he felt REALTOR® B owed [...]

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NAR Adds SOP 10-5 Fair Housing Hate/Harass Speech/Post Ban

By |2020-12-01T09:03:35-05:00December 1st, 2020|Coronavirus, Legal FAQs|

Duties to the Public Article 10 (Case Interpretations for 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 [...]

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Article 10 Fair Housing Updated: No Hate/Harassing Speech/Posts

By |2020-11-30T12:43:01-05:00November 30th, 2020|Coronavirus, Legal FAQs|

Do utter or post any harassing or hate speech or posts...or you may now face ethics charges. To learn more about the changes to NAR ethics article 10 FAIR HOUSING under SOP 10-5 updated by the NAR Board of Directors and view recordings of NAR Zoom meetings on this issue over the next 6 months. [...]

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5 YPN Event Ideas to Usher in 2021

By |2020-11-30T11:45:13-05:00November 30th, 2020|NAR|

By Erica Christoffer It’s not too late to plan your YPN’s holiday or New Year’s event. From business-building strategies to supporting community organizations, here are five compelling ideas from YPN groups around the country. (Bonus: They’re COVID-safe, too.)   1. Put 2020 in the Rearview Mirror To help REALTORS® start off the New Year on [...]

ALERT: EARLY/LATE/OCCUPANCY ISSUES

By |2020-11-28T11:12:03-05:00November 28th, 2020|Coronavirus, Legal FAQs|

Reports to the hotline are that the courts are pandemic backed up for weeks/months so foreclosures, evictions, and ejectments can be delayed even beyond the CDC eviction moratorium due to be lifted/extended in 2021. Due to these reports of delays, owners needing to provide early/late/occupancy or evict/eject/foreclose may want to be recommended to obtain legal [...]

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