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Dear PRAR Member,

PRAR Board and Staff hope you are all staying safe and healthy.  The COVID numbers across the state are on the rise as the economy is reopening and the summer activities are on the rise.  

Yesterday, two South Carolina cities, Columbia and Greenville were the first to pass City ordinances requiring the use of facemasks in public. Expectations are more cities to follow suit in the coming weeks. State Department of Education also announced this week if COVID cases across state did not start to decrease, students would not be able to return to school in the fall.

We encourage all REALTORS to lead by example, when possible, to wear facemasks in public, social distance and follow CDC guidelines. 

Helpful resources to keep you updated on the Ongoing Changes with COVID-19:


Billie Prater

Association Executive

June Membership Meeting Highlights
  • Membership Numbers
    • 582 REALTOR Members
    • 76 Affiliates
    • 15 Non Members
      • Up 32 Members since March
  • RPAC Goals (Set by NAR)
    • PRAR Goal 2020 - $13,249
      • Raised $4800 as of May 31st
    • Participation Goal 2020 - 37% (177 Donors)
      • 12.13% (58 Donors) as of May 31st
      • NOTE: Please watch for RPAC Newsletter in coming weeks to see how RPAC has helped you!!!!
  • President Lee Hamilton's Report
    • PeeDee Association of REALTORS has been servicing Chesterfield County and also applying for Juridiction.  PRAR decided to drop the challenge of Jurisdiction and focus on our Tri-County area. 
    • PRAR Office space is currently under construction and finally making the move to reduce our Lease space to save dollars in rent. 
    • 2020 Member Survey coming soon (more to follow)
    • 2021 PRAR Elections Held in September (more to follow)
  • AE, Billie Prater's Report
    • Our office was offline for a week unexpectedly. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience. If you tried to reach out and have not heard back from us, please reach out again, we should have all communication lines back up and running.  We did try to reach out to everyone during the outage and service in alternate ways. However, if we missed you, please know it was not intentional and reach out to us again so we can assist.
    • New Association Management System and Website coming in July 2020. Look for more information and simple training coming soon!
  • Announcements
    • Final CE Classes of the Current Renewal Cycle held June 23.  If you need recommendations on Online or Virtual Classes, please reach out to the office or look to 
    • October 8 - Introduction to Investment Properties Seminar (9PM-5PM)
    • September Membership Meeting and 2021 Elections - Tentatively Scheduled for September 23rd
    • PRAR Night out at the Brewery - September 24th
      • Please let us know if you would like to sponsor an Silent Auction Item!!!!
  • Ways to Get Involved
    • Be a Board Member or Member of a Committee! Lets Make 2021 a Year to remember!
  • Door Prize Winners
    • Colleen Coesens - Tumbler and Bag
    • Linda Hall - Tumbler and Bag
    • Debra Somjak - Speaker and Bag
    • Steve Lewis - Speaker and Bag
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.  

SC LLR has extended the DEADLINE until September 30, 2020 for this year only due to Coronavirus.  

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

In the coming weeks you will receive a Member Survey from PRAR.  We need your feedback to offer you the services you want.  We ask that you please participate.

As an incentive, 4 random individuals who complete the survey will receive a $50 Visa Gift Card for respond.  Thank you in advance for your help!

In addition, to give you a little information on two questions:

1.  SCR Board of Directors voted earlier this year to Recommend all Local Associations in South Carolina adopt a new Membership Provision requiring all members take 6 additional Hours of Professional Development Education every License Renewal Cycle. Per NAR Bylaws this would have to pertain to Potential or Critical Liability for the Agent, in which the Association could offer though Lunch and Learns.  Depending on how the Survey Response is received, the PRAR Board will write a Policy to be clearly defined.

2. PRAR Board has been looking at Safety APPS to help our Agents in the field.  Unfortunately, the cost is not affordable for the Association. However, we can get them a greatly reduced price far beyond what you, the member could get alone.  Below are some links to two different APPS.  Please review so when the Survey comes around, you can answer if this is something you would pay additional for in your Membership Dues.
July 8-14th
Agent Success Summit

The Piedmont Regional Association of REALTORS® is proud to sponsor the 8th annual …

Agent Success Summit 2020 (click here to learn more).

21 top trainers, coaches, authors, speakers, and thought leaders will talk about how to get…

MORE Leads, MORE Clients, and MORE Closings.

The summit is an online training event you can attend from anywhere … your office … your home … the gym … anywhere you have an internet connection. Listen on your computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone.

It’s like a giant 7-day long real estate conference.

BUT … you don’t have to travel and pay for airfare, rental car, hotel room, and restaurant food. You can even stay home and attend in your pajamas. : )

It’s all online … all video … and best of all … it’s all FREE.

So take a quick look.

Info: Agent Success Summit 2020.

Look who’s talking and check out their training session title:

  • Mike Ferry - Listings Wanted: Solving The Inventory Shortage.
  • David Knox - Get Your Sellers to List Without a Place to Buy … Plus How To Negotiate Winning Offers with Coop Agents.
  • Krista Mashore - Top Producer Secrets: The Key to 6 or 7 Figure Commissions in 2020.
  • Josh Schoenly - The NEW (Easy) Way to Get HIGH INTENT (Motivated) Buyers Scheduling Calls, Starting Mortgage Applications AND Texting YOU on AUTOPILOT.
  • Leigh Brown - 3W’s of Attracting New Listings.
  • Jackie Leavenworth - The 6 Deadly Pricing Mistakes.
  • Travis Robertson - The High Performance Agent Playbook - 5 Steps to Adding 3 to 10 Closings per Month and Beyond.
  • Willie Miranda - Retention and Driving Agent Productivity.
  • Hoss Pratt - How to Sell Homes During the Coronavirus.
  • Danny Griffin - The Simple Social Media Marketing Formula That Will Set You Up as a Real Expert.
  • Paul Wheeler - The Fastest Way to Grow Your Business.
  • Linda McLean - 5 Waves of Trust so you are recognized as a TRUSTED Leader by your Clients and Staff.
  • Amy Stoehr - What Is Your Real Estate Practice Worth? How to Value and Sell a Practice. Plus How to Grow Quickly by Purchasing Other Agent’s Client Lists.
  • Chantel Ray - 12 Steps to 3x (Triple) Your Business in 90 Days.
  • Bubba Mills - Getting Prepared for the Next REO/Short Sale Wave.
  • Lars Hedenborg - Build a Profitable Real Estate Team & Get Out of the Grind!
  • Chris Watters - Recruiting Sales People.
  • Erik Hatch - Mo' Money, Mo' Listings.
  • Joshua Smith - How to Use YouTube to MASSIVELY Grow Your Real Estate Business.
  • Jeff Cohn - Tech Powered Hybrid Agents of the Future.
  • Michael Hellickson - Leads, Listings, and Leverage. The Way to Automation.

As a special bonus, each speaker has provided a gift (helpful tool) to advance your career. You’ll receive: scripts, dialogs, questions, reports, audios, marketing playbook (pdf book), 7 email and text message lead conversion templates, buyer and seller lead intake forms, 5 listing generation tips, non-traditional CMA template, business plan template, listing plan with checklist, 14 steps to a listing presentation, coronavirus virtual presentation program, steps to setup home video studio, database marketing calendar, high-trust leaders checklist, multiple offer comparison checklist, agent practice acquisition checklist, succession planning guide, annual marketing plan overview, 15 tips to grow and scale, list of REO asset managers and BPO companies, business growth blueprint report, million dollar real estate team (pdf book), 7 steps to starting an iBuyer program, seller upgrade credit program guide, YouTube setup and optimization playbook, business plan and lead generation guide, 17 best lead source list, and more. So immediately after you register for this FREE event, you’ll get access to the 21 gifts. Enjoy!

FREE Training Event - Agent Success Summit 2020.

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        Calling for Nominations

        We would love for you to get involved at PRAR.  Our success is Based off of our Members and Volunteers.   

        Please apply or Nominate someone today for our 2021 Board of Directors.  Elections take Place in September and Installation of Board Members are in December!

        If you have any questions or would like an application, please email or talk to any 2020 Board Member. 

        PRAR Website

        If you would Like to SPONSOR this event by providing a Silent Auction item, please contact Robin at  

        We had a lot of fun last year and hope you will join us this year at the event!

        PRAR Website
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        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.

        June 24, 2020
        Amidst Health, Safety Concerns, NAR’s 2020 REALTORS® Conference & Expo Goes Virtual

        CHICAGO (June 24, 2020) — The National Association of Realtors® announced Wednesday that the 2020 REALTORS® Conference & Expo, previously scheduled from November 13-16 in New Orleans, will be transitioned to a fully virtual format in light of ongoing health and safety concerns stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. 
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