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Advice From a 2018 30 Under 30 Honoree

By | May 21st, 2018|NAR|

Santino Filipelli By Santino Filipelli I was recently named a 2018 30 Under 30. Is it crazy that I didn’t know what 30 Under 30 was until early September 2017? No? How about after being in the industry for seven years, owning two brokerages, and managing about 20 agents? The fact is, I only became [...]

Fair Housing – Dramatic Video From NAR

By | May 21st, 2018|Legal FAQs|

Must watch NAR video on Fair Housing...starts at the 11 minute mark of the NAR meeting video. http://live.blogs.realtor.org/2018/05/16/full-version-of-nar-360-now-available-2/ Federal fair housing act is celebrating the 50th anniversary. On May 16, 2018; SCR members visited the SC congressional delegation to ask for support of HR1447 to include sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes in [...]

NAR Code of Ethics Set to Match SC License Law

By | May 21st, 2018|Legal FAQs|

During the May 19, 2018, NAR Board of Directors meeting, NAR adopted the NAR professional standards committee recommendation to update Standard of Practice 1-7 by adding: "Upon the written request of a cooperating broker who submits an offer to the listing broker, the listing broker shall provide a written affirmation to the cooperating broker stating [...]

NAR Multiple Offer Guides

By | May 21st, 2018|Legal FAQs|

https://www.nar.realtor/about-nar/policies/professional-standards-and-code-of-ethics/a-buyers-and-sellers-guide-to-multiple-offer-negotiations Posted by : Byron King on 5/21/18 (This information is only accurate as of 5/21/18. You must contact SCR for updates and changes to this information after 5/21/18 as laws and regulations may change over time. SCR 803-772-5206 or email info at screaltors.org)

Hot Home Trend: Edison Bulbs

By | May 21st, 2018|NAR|

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Does your listing’s lighting need a contemporary makeover? Edison bulbs may be the answer. These clear glass light bulbs, in which the center is exposed, have a nostalgic-like appearance and let out a nice warm glow. They stand out, instead of allowing your lighting to blend in. Edison bulbs [...]

FEMA Officials, Realtors® Participate in Dialogue on National Flood Insurance Program

By | May 18th, 2018|NAR|

David Stearrett, director of the Office of the Flood Insurance Advocate at the Federal Emergency Management Administration, led a panel discussion with fellow FEMA staff today at the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo. The panel focused on the importance of the National Flood Insurance Program and steps the agency deems necessary to reduce the [...]

What We’re Reading: May 14-18

By | May 18th, 2018|NAR|

Technology, science, and rent. Has your home’s tech lost its edge? Or has it reached its pinnacle, replete with parlor walls? If you have a service animal, check new airline policies before booking travel. I saw two pigeons smugly ignoring some hostile architecture last Saturday. Have you noticed hostile designs in your community? Joe/flickr/2017 Is [...]

YPN Represents in D.C.

By | May 16th, 2018|NAR|

Members of the National Association of REALTORS® Young Professionals Network from across the country convened in Washington, D.C. to advocate for the real estate industry during the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo. As part of the week’s events, about 250 people attended the eighth annual YPN networking reception on May 15 at the Park [...]

Staged to Sell: View Inside This Rosedale, Md. Home

By | May 14th, 2018|NAR|

Have a home you recently staged that you’d like to show off here at Styled Staged & Sold? Submit your staging photos for consideration, along with three to five of your best spruce-up tips. Contact Melissa Dittmann Tracey at mtracey@realtors.org.    Home stager: Cyndi Ryan with Staging Gracefully, Middle River, Md. About the property: A 3-bedroom, [...]

March 2018 Housing Affordability Index

By | May 11th, 2018|NAR|

At the national level, housing affordability is down from last month and down from a year ago. Mortgage rates rose to 4.42 percent this March, up 8.2 percent compared to 4.28 percent a year ago. Housing affordability declined from a year ago in March moving the index down 7.0 percent from 150.4 to 161.7. The [...]