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Dear PRAR Member,

PRAR Board and Staff wants to reassure all of our Members, we are still open for business and here to serve you. While we have had to cancel some Classes and Programs, we are still in the office working for you! If at anytime we need to close the office, we will still have access to work remotely to provide you with the Outstanding Services you have come accustomed to. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you need anything from your PRAR Staff. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this unprecedented time and let us assure you we will do everything we can to help you and your business!

Please understand know we do not want to over crowd your email so the best source of updates are from our Facebook and Website.

Other helpful resources to keep you updated on the Ongoing Changes with COVID-19 and the Health Emergency:

Sincerely,

Billie Prater

Association Executive

Food Drive for the Community


Please share with us how you are giving back to our Community! Tag our Facebook page or Email us at memberservices@prar.com!

What you need to Know
Do You Need to Renew your License June 2020?

All REALTORS must take the class 3 Ps of Professionalism. This is the Core Class for the June 2020 renewal with 4 hours of CE.  

Salesperson Licensees must obtain 6 more hours of elective CE credits. 

Broker Licensees must take the BIC Duties and Responsibilities Core Class worth 4 hours of CE credit.  They must then obtain 2 additional hours of elective CE credit. 

In total all REALTORS must have 10 hours of CE credit. 

You can track your CE credits through 'CE Broker' which is where you will renew your License for SC LLR.  

Check out PRAR website under Class Calendar for the list of CE Classes we are offering to help you obtain your CE Credit. You may also email memberservices@prar.com or call us at 803-329-2030 for more assistance. 

NOTE: Ethics is not required for your SC LLR License renewal.  This is a NAR Requirement not due until December of 2021. 

 

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CE Class Schedule

At this time, SC LLR has not extended the June 30th Renewal.  We will do have options for Online Classes, but will keep these scheduled classes below if we can.  We will announce on Facebook and our Website if we need to cancel/postpone any classes!

Postponed: Core 3P's, March 31st 2020, 9AM-1PM (4 hours)

Postponed: Service Dogs and Assistance Animals in Real Estate, March 31st 2020, 2PM - 4PM (2 Hours)

Tentative Schedule:

BIC Duties and Responsibilities, April 23rd 8:30AM - 12:30PM (4 Hours)

Core 3P's, April 23rd 1:30PM - 5:30PM (4 Hours)

Ethics, May 28th, 9AM - 12PM (3 Hours)

New and Unusual: Mini Houses, May 28th, 1PM - 4PM (3 Hours)

BIC Duties and Responsibilities, June 3rd, 9AM - 1PM (4 Hours)

Contracts, June 3rd, 2PM - 4PM (2 Hours)

Core 3P's, June 23rd, 8:30AM - 12:30PM (4 Hours)

Up In Smoke, June 23rd, 1:30PM - 5:30PM (4 Hours)

We have Online classes available for you as well on our website.  You can take classes through CE Shop or Western Upstate to meet your June 2020 Renewal requirements if needed. 

**You Can sign up for class at prar.com, by emailing memberservices@prar.com or calling 803-329-2030. Call us today or visit our website. 

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What is the
REALTOR® Party

The REALTOR® Party is a powerful alliance of REALTORS® and REALTOR® Associations working to advance public policies and candidates that build strong communities, protect property interests and promote a vibrant business environment.

NAR 2020 Agenda:

  • Housing Affordability
  • Federal Taxation
  • Business Operation Issues
  • Fair Housing
  • Infrastructure
  • Environment
  • Commercial

SCR 2020 Agenda

  • Updated LiDAR Flood Mapping
  • Business license fee reform
  • Regulatory structure of eminent domain for petroleum pipeline companies
  • Housing attainability legislation
  • The workforce and senior affordable housing act
  • And Rollback tax reduction 

COVID-19 RESPONSE from NAR/SCR/PRAR

  • SCR and PRAR working with State and Local Governments to keep Real Estate transactions as Essential Business in case of Shut Down
  • NAR is working Banks and financing issues
  • NAR is working Liability issues
  • NAR Working on Appraisals for FHA and other loans
  • NAR Working on Notary issues and exceptions to In Person signatures
    • RPAC Advocacy is working hard on your behalf to make sure you can continue to operate your business on the Local, State, and National Level. Your RPAC dollars at work!

"Contributing to RPAC, Realtors Political Action in essence we are buying “the ear” of the state legislators! RPAC committee and Sara/Nick meet regularly and decide how the RPAC monies are spent who we are supporting and why……..We are advocates for bills that are pro home ownership and we let the legislators know when they are not! The changes we as a part of RPAC have accomplished over many many years are amazing! We really do make a huge difference. in what comes out of Columbia in the form of a Bill! I suggest all Realtors go to The Capital Conference they have at the Capital in Columbia they will see the part we play and its importance! Whether it is $25 or $2500 gift to RPAC the funds are put to use and everyone plays a role!"  Pam Morrell,  Stephen Cooley Real Estate Group

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        Broker Roundtable

        BICS Only! Join PRAR Leadership, SCR Leadership and Legal for a Roundtable Discussion and Two-way conversation on our Partnership and Professional atmosphere of Real Estate.  Lets work together for the Real Estate Industry across the state! 

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        Daily news


        March 20, 2020
        Major Builder: Coronavirus Won’t Kill New Construction

        Low interest rates and inventory will draw buyers to the market, Lennar Corp.’s executive chairman, Stuart Miller, said on a conference call with industry analysts this week. The home builder, one of the largest in the country, said it was working on new ways for buyers to purchase new homes virtually, such as by leveraging its digital programs and offering drive-through closings. Such closings enable home buyers to sign documents from their car. “Even in the current environment, we are selling homes,” Miller said. “Since the first quarter, new orders continue to be strong.”

        March 21, 2020
        NAR's Advocacy Work Towards COVID-19 Relief

        The National Association of REALTORS® has been responding to a flurry of legislative activity aimed at providing economic relief from COVID-19. NAR is committed to ensuring that lawmakers continue to take into consideration the real estate industry, including independent contractors and small business owners. NAR has urged lawmakers (link is external)"to recognize the millions of self-employed workers of America that lack the benefits and financial aid offered to traditional W-2 employees."

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