SCR News Feed

/News/

July 2019 Existing-Home Sales

By |2019-08-22T14:30:06-05:00August 22nd, 2019|NAR|

July 2019 Existing-Home Sales Housing market activity this July rose 2.5% from June 2019, and the existing-home sales rate reached a 5.42 million seasonally adjusted annual rate.August 22, 2019By: Michael Hyman Powered by WPeMatico

Homeownership and the American Economy

By |2019-08-22T10:26:32-05:00August 22nd, 2019|NAR|

Homeownership and the American Economy The U.S. Black homeownership rate today is lower than it was in 1968 when the Fair Housing Act, part of the Civil Rights Act, was signed into law.August 22, 2019 Powered by WPeMatico

Legal Hotline, Employment Law, Employees, Insurance

By |2019-08-22T08:36:24-05:00August 22nd, 2019|Legal FAQs|

Now includes access to a suite of employment risk-management resources and tools, including live online and telephone access to expert legal advice. Learn more about EPL Assist™ and how to access it here. Posted by: Byron King on 08/22/19 (This information is only accurate as of 08/22/19. You must contact SCR for updates and changes [...]

Comments Off on Legal Hotline, Employment Law, Employees, Insurance

Prior to Contract or During Due Diligence: Ask about flood/disaster issues/claims.

By |2019-08-21T09:19:36-05:00August 21st, 2019|Legal FAQs|

There is no easy way to find out the past flood/disaster claims. 8/15/19 NAR rep Drew Meyers stated that FEMA privacy prevents release. NAR is working on solving that issue. There have been suggestions on adding FEMA type claims to the LLR state government seller disclosure. Here are some suggestions: Always use the seller disclosure. [...]

Comments Off on Prior to Contract or During Due Diligence: Ask about flood/disaster issues/claims.

HOA’s – use LAWYERS! SCR311 SCR391 and Seller Disclosure

By |2019-08-21T09:09:14-05:00August 21st, 2019|Legal FAQs|

HOA's have pro's and con's. Pro's: some owners like the HOA protects the quality of life in the area with rules, management, costs, and human relations. Con's: some owners perceive the rules, management, costs, and human relations as burdensome, overbearing, incompetent, criminal, or undesirable. SCR recommendations: Alert all buyers to the existence of private owners [...]

Comments Off on HOA’s – use LAWYERS! SCR311 SCR391 and Seller Disclosure

RPAC: Why I Went From Zero to President’s Circle in One Year

By |2019-08-15T17:08:17-05:00August 15th, 2019|NAR|

By Rebecca Donatelli The truth is, I had never heard about RPAC before last year. While I was attending the National Association of REALTORS® YPN Leadership Retreat in Chicago last year, a bunch of strangers (now some of my best friends) started talking about this thing called RPAC, and urging YPNers to take the “YPN [...]

Professionalism Survey – please respond to Byron@screaltors.org

By |2019-08-14T11:22:32-05:00August 14th, 2019|Legal FAQs|

Have you seen unprofessional behavior by other REALTORS® or other real estate professionals? If you have witnessed unprofessional behavior, what did you see? How do you act in order to be perceived as professional? Are you qualified as a professionalism expert under the NAR commitment to excellence designation yet? https://www.nar.realtor/commitment-to-excellence Have you had professionalism training [...]

Comments Off on Professionalism Survey – please respond to Byron@screaltors.org

Ethics Case 1-2, You Decide if Unprofessional Unethical, Or No Violation

By |2019-08-13T13:11:15-05:00August 13th, 2019|Legal FAQs|

https://www.nar.realtor/2004CEAM.nsf/4504b8ecc94d1ab3862569a6006cd47c/9d5ee25b40b0c2b68625688500577f42#Case%20%231-1%3A%20Fidelity%20to%20Client%20(Or Case #1-2: Honest Treatment of All Parties As the exclusive agent of Client A, REALTOR® B offered Client A’s house for sale, advertising it as being located near a bus stop. Prospect C, who explained that his daily schedule made it necessary for him to have a house near the bus stop, was shown [...]

Comments Off on Ethics Case 1-2, You Decide if Unprofessional Unethical, Or No Violation