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MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT AND PRESIDENT ELECT

We are in tough and uncharted territory in our country's history as we battle a pandemic and all the consequences of its unforeseen aftermath. Further we have also come to a pivotal moment where the effects of racial injustice has been brought front and center. It is clear by the abundance of voices, of all races, that enough is enough as they protested against the fear and inhumanity. The Piedmont Regional Association of REALTORS® and our members have consistently lived by our Code of Ethics which includes strong language concerning Fair Housing, fair treatment and equality. We are searching for a way to move forward and determine our next steps towards racial inclusion and economic equality. Together we must find a way. A way where all individuals of this great nation of ours feel safe, seen and heard across our country. PRAR members, of which includes those of all races; nationalities; ages; lifestyles and beliefs, is committed to leading the way on policies that address racial injustice and wish to help build safe and inclusive communities. That is our charge!

Sincerely,

Lee Hamilton                             Candace Thompson
2020 President                         2020 President Elect

UNITY Rally in Chester

Rock Hill Protest

Office Closed June 9th and 10th

Due to Construction in our Office - the PRAR offices will be CLOSED Tuesday and Wednesday JUNE 9th and 10th!!!  We will have limited availability to our Phone and Emails.  The availability will be dependent on the Power to our office during the construction to log into our server and computers.

We will do our best to respond as soon as possible to all emails and phone calls during and after the office closure.

Thank you for your understanding. We apologize for the inconvenience. 
  

June 9th - Primary Elections

Please use your VOICE To VOTE for your REALTOR Champion in the Primary Elections June 9th!! On the button below find the SCR Voter Guide to find our more. 

The South Carolina Association of Realtors® (SCR) and the Realtors® Political Action Committee (RPAC) voting guide is designed to serve as a roadmap to vote in support of candidates who are supportive of Realtor® issues. This guide is presented to our Realtor® members and affiliates with a list of recommended candidates. Recommendations are based on input from fellow Realtors® who serve on the Candidate Screening Committee and the SCR Board of Directors, as to the candidates who best represent the values of Realtors® and the real estate community.

PLEAE NOTE:Every voter in South Carolina is now qualified to vote absentee in the June Primaries and Runoffs, though voters may still vote in person at designated polling locations, as long as proper social distancing precautions are followed. Absentee By Mail Ballots must be returned by 7pm on Election Day (6/9/20).

In-Person Absentee voting will be held on Sat, June 6, from 9am to 1pm. For more information, visit this link or check your  SCVOTES Polling Location.

MOST IMPORTANTLY DON'T FORGET TO VOTE!

SCR Primary Elections Voter Guide
June VIRTUAL Membership Meeting - June 17th at 11AM

Please plan to attend our next membership meeting on June 17th at 11:00. This will be a virtual meeting via the Zoom platform. Our guest speaker will be attorney Trey Nantz of Nantz Law Firm, who will speak as to how COVID-19 has affected and will continue to affect our industry. We hope to see you all online for the meeting and you won’t even have to put on shoes! 

PLEASE REGISTER BELOW TO RECEIVE A LINK TO THE MEETING!

In all seriousness, Please REGISTER and JOIN US! Topics INCLUDE:

  • Guest Speaker- Trey Nantz
  • Membership Numbers
  • Financial Report
  • Call for 2021 Board Leadership Nominations and Elections Update
  • Update on PRAR News and Events
  • RPAC Update

Register Here
What you need to Know
Do You Need to Renew your License in 2020?

SC LLR EXTENDED the Renewal Deadline until September 30th 2020.

SC LLR allowing you to renew your License online NOW. Please note, you cannot get a jump start on your 2022 education prior to July 1st due to how the law is written. 

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.  The CORE Classes change for the 2021 and 2022 renewal cycles!

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.  

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

You can take ONLINE Classes:

CE Shop 

Western Upstate - Oniine and Virtual Classes Available

NOTE: PRAR has opened back up and offered Live Classes.  Our next set of In-Person classes are scheduled for June 23rd.  

  • Core 3Ps - Starts @ 8:30 AM (Registration Full)
  • Up In Smoke - Starts @ 1:30 PM

Please email memberservices@prar.com if you are in need of classes for your 2020 renewal and would like for us to schedule some additional in-person classes prior to September 30th.  If there is enough interest, we are more than willing to try to arrange another day for our CE Instructor to come to Rock Hill to offer additional classes for your convenience. However, we will only be able to offer this option IF there is enough committed interest where PRAR is able to break even with the COST. 


 

PRAR Website

Please Share with your Friends, Family, Coworkers, neighbors, and Nonprofits groups you work with. AFCPE, Well Fargo and Yellow Ribbon Network are offering free for anyone interested with no cost counseling.  As of last week over 500 counselors had already volunteered their services across the country. 

Sign Up Here

NAR products and services available for FREE or at significant discounts â€“ right now – and is available.

You can earn a Designation, take CE, get Financial Advice. You can save Hundreds of dollars as part of your NAR benefits, so act now! This is for a very limited time!

Other Free Benefits Included with your DUES you may have forgotten include: 

Legal Hotline - 800-233-6381

Tech Helpline

REALTOR Benefits Program

Members Value Plus Program

NAR Library

NAR's Research & Statistics

Realtors Property Resource

Find out More Here
Daily news


June 2, 2020
Will Surging Online Home Searches Jumpstart Sales?

Real estate sites are reporting a jump in online home searches. Comparing March 20 (as the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic struck the U.S.) to May 9 (the most active day of the year for home searches so far), Point2Homes says visits to its real estate marketplace have surged 125%. The online real estate portal also says site visits are now up 55% year over year.

Google Trends data also shows that the search phrases “houses for sale,” “cheap homes for sale,” and “house with garden” have been rising since April. View data broken out by markets where Google searches for “homes for sale” are seeing the strongest rebound.

June 3, 2020
Where PPP Loan Forgiveness Stands Now

(Update:  The U.S. Senate, on the evening of June 3, passed a bill that would give greater flexibility to business owners who have received Paycheck Protection Program loans. The bill, which passed the House last week, would extend to 24 weeks the period of time in which borrowers must use the money to qualify for loan forgiveness. It would also reduce to 60% the percentage of funds that must be used for payroll. President Trump is expected to sign the bill.)

As many Paycheck Protection Program borrowers approach the end of their loan terms, confusion persists about the eligibility requirements for loan forgiveness. 

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