SCR statewide cooperative professional standards (ethics/arbitration) statistics 2018 – 2022.
Possible reasons for complaint numbers decreasing as progress toward a hearing:
Complainant never returns their complaint to be processed
Awaiting a hearing
Abeyance for other litigation and regulatory actions
Citation offered and accepted
Ethics mediation (aka ombudsman) settled
Arbitration money mediation settled
Complaint withdrawn and the Grievance Committee (GC) did not become Complainant
Respondent drops out of real estate (e.g., membership, license)
Respondent lost license at LLR SCREC (no longer a licensee, no longer a member)
CCRA and CTAR came into the cooperative professional standards agreement with SCR circa 2021.
Trends from 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022:
Sent Complaint packages: 88, 110, 99, 162, 165
Returned Complaints: 25, 33, 33, 34, 54
GC Forwarded: 21, 25, 19, 24, 43
Hearings: 6, 8, 10, 14, 20
Posted by: Byron King on 12/22/22 (This information is only accurate as of 12/22/22. You must contact SCR for updates and changes to this information after 12/22/22 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.