President's Message

Weekly Update for the Week of July 17, 2017 In This Issue

Upcoming Events for July

26 CRS Training for Beginners - 10:30am-12:00pm
CRS Advanced Training - 1:00pm-2:00pm

To view a full list of events, click here.

Have You Checked the Tax Map Number to Make Sure it is Correct?

More and more members are using the tax map number to preview properties for their buyer clients. Without the correct number, along with the necessary dashes and spaces, your seller could be left out of a search.

Take a moment to check your listings to make sure that the tax map number you uploaded will make it EZ for buyer agents to locate the property.

Failure to do so might just mean less money in YOUR pocket if the buyer agent finds it difficult and moves on to a competitive property.

Courthouse Retrieval System Training for July

CRS Tax Suite - Basic Training
Wednesday, July 26th

Learn the basics of the CRS tax suite. Through this course you will learn: how to perform basic property searches, how to understand tax records, how to navigate the flood section of the property report, to review of the Bing Maps and to understand the interactive layers of the map. Also included is instruction on searching for comparable sales, demographic and school information, and prospecting by generating mailing labels and export.

CRS Tax Suite - Advanced Training
Wednesday, July 26th

Through this advanced training of the CRS tax suite you will learn how to: use target marketing to increase business and perform a multiple property search, search commercial properties and sales, use the radius search feature to generate property information, sales, etc., search for out of state owners, use advanced mapping, and how to search for improvement types.

Professional Development Day - August 10th

We’ll start the morning with a Broker In Charge Update from 9-12.  The update will be formatted somewhat differently than in the past with updates from your Board of Directors, President’s Report, and RPAC report followed by Dianna’s Legal and Legislative Update. 

And, if you are too busy to drive to the new facility, WE WILL BRING IT TO YOUR OFFICE. That’s right, we now have the ability to push the information through our new equipment so that you can receive and participate right from your own office. We are the first association in SC (and maybe the nation) to use this capability and are so proud to be able to serve BIC’s in this manner. Of course we want you to come to the new facility, so those who attend the Broker-In-Charge Update on site will get a FREE LUNCH. Brokers-In-Charge only, please.

From 1-2 pm Josh will offer sixty minutes of custom-designed training on using social media as a marketing tool.  Of course, that program is open to all members and is FREE as well.

One of the most requested programs has been a forms review class, so we will be offering that program from 2-4 pm.  Open to all members, the forms class will review WUAR, SCR, and LLR forms that are currently being used.  Many are new and most have been updated to meet the requirements of License Law 2017.

This program can be viewed off site as well.  We recommend getting a group together at the office so that everyone is getting consistent information.  A link to the forms will be provided for your download if you are viewing off site.

So there it is—a full day of professional development for FREE.

Register below for on-site classes and in-office classes.

Broker Update (For Brokers-in-Charge Only):
On-Site Registration
In-Office Registration
Social Media Marketing: On-Site Registration In-Office Registration
Forms Review Class: On-Site Registration In-Office Registration

We will send reminders and instructions as the date gets closer.

We are working hard to provide you with the information you need in real time and in the most convenient manner.  Just part of our renewed pledge to customer service.  Sign up today and be part of the first-ever WUAR Professional Development Day.

Paragon Training for August

Paragon Essentials
Tuesday, August 15th

This class is a must-take for all Paragon users! This class covers running searches and customizing search screens, emailing listings, printing listings, plus tips and tricks to put you ahead of the curve!

Contact Management in Paragon
Wednesday, August 16th

Are you tired of continuously searching for properties to send to you clients? Do you wish there was a way to automate the whole process? If you answered yes to these questions then the Contact Manager in Paragon class is for you. This class covers everything from the creation of contacts in Paragon to setting up automatic emails to notify your clients anytime a property comes onto the market that is of interest to them.

Creating CMAs in Paragon
Tuesday, August 29th

Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) creation can be very daunting. Make your life a little easier by taking this CMAs in Paragon class to learn how to use the CMA wizard to create a report you’ll be proud to show your clients.

Western Upstate Association is Awarded Placemaking Grant from NAR

NAR awarded the Western Upstate Association of REALTOLRS® a Placemaking Grant to be used in the City of Easley as part of their Trains on Main Project. In conjunction with the Easley Downtown Business Association, the grant money was used to provide castings of the train cars that make up the scavenger hunt through downtown Easley. Click here to learn more about this fun, family-oriented project.
InsideTrack Upstate Weekly Update

Are you interested in knowing what happened that has real estate implications at any of the following meetings?

Anderson City Council | City of Seneca | City of Clemson | Anderson County Council | Greenville County Council | Oconee County Council | Pickens County Council


Click here to view the Weekly Report for the week ending July 14, 2017.

Click here to view the Anderson County Public Works Weekly for the week ending July 14, 2017.

RPR Market Data Report is Available

The RPR Monthly Market Data Report, is now available. Click here to download the report now.

Do you have the CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) Designation?

CRS Designees will now be required to take 2 hours of CRS education within a calendar year, in addition to paying their dues, to maintain their designation standing. This new continued learning requirement is designed to help maintain the CRS Designation as the highest standard in the industry. The two hours can be fulfilled by taking any CRS produced education such as classroom courses, eLearning courses, Sell-a-bration sessions, webinars, (including all free live and recorded member benefit webinars) CRS elective courses and pre-approved CRS Local Networking Group events. For more information, please see the CRS Designation Maintenance Requirements FAQ.

Register for REALTORS® Conference & Expo

Registration has opened for the 2017 REALTORS® Conference & Expo, November 3-6 in Chicago. The event will feature 100 education sessions, 400 exhibitors, and access to 20,000 REALTORS® and guests to network and idea-share with. Click here

SCR Webinar: SCR 310 Changes, Proposed Changes & Discussion of Other Forms

Join SCR's next Webinar - SCR 310 Changes, Proposed Changes & Discussion of Other Forms

When: Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 12 pm EDT

On September 1, there will be major changes to some of the SCR residential forms. Liz Loadholt, 2017 SCR Forms Committee Chairman, will discuss the changes and proposed changes for SCR310 (Subject to Finance Contract form) as well as discuss a few other forms. Other forms that will be discussed are SCR311 (Due Diligence Addendum), SCR525 (Repair Addendum), SCR391 (Additional Clauses for Addendum/Amendment) and LLR Residential Property Disclosure Form.

The SCR Legal Team will also be there to answer any of your questions throughout the webinar.

Register now.

New FREE Professional Development Video Series

30 Minutes That Could Save Your Life OnDemand course v1.0

As a real estate professional, you are at risk every day. Your simple habits, fixed routines, and trusting attitude could make you an easy mark for people with bad intentions. This presentation will illuminate your world and heighten your awareness. You'll learn where real estate professionals' biggest vulnerabilities exist and how to thwart them. Trusting your own intuition is a good start, but attending this seminar is crucial to gaining new skills and practical tools to safeguard yourself and your clients from impending dangers.

Click here to view this and other free online classes.

Membership Update

New Member Association/MLS
Gina Asbrock - Western Upstate Keller Williams
Jade Black - Southern Real Estate & Development
LeAnn Ferry - Cliffs Realty Sales
Danon Gilstrap - Allen Tate Company/Easley
George Jazy - Western Upstate Keller Williams
Kaitlin McGautha - Tiger Properties of Clemson
Teresa Sheriff - Coldwell Banker Caine/Seneca
Josh Winger - Carithers Real Estate

New Member MLS Only
Tim Dunham - Allen Tate Company/Woodruff Rd
Ronda Ellison - Allen Tate Company/Easley
Sissy Finger - J. Francis Real Estate
Pritpal Kaura - Keller Williams Greenville Upstate
Amy Mynatt - Conservus Realty, LLC
Angela Reid - Coldwell Banker Caine/William
Jessica Rinehart - Casey Group Real Estate, LLC
Stina Thoennes - BHHS C Dan Joyner/Pelham Rd.

New Member Board Only
Nikki Rountree - Wilkinson & Associates

New Company MLS Only
J Francis Real Estate
Sissy Finger, BIC
101 Lovett Drive, Greenville, SC 29607

Members on the Move
Richard Albritton to Coldwell Banker Durham & Assoc
Gail Bernath to NextHome Real Estate Services
Jenn Brown to BHHS C Dan Joyner/Anderson
Nancy Voit to Axcent Realty

RPAC Event Sponsors

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Western Upstate Association of REALTORS Mission Statement

Calendar of Events

Entry of Tax Map Numbers in MLS

Courthouse Retrieval System Training for July

Paragon Training for August

Professional Development Day - August 10th

Western Upstate Association is Awarded Placemaking Grant from NAR

InsideTrack Upstate Weekly Update

RPR Market Data Report is Available

Do you have the CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) Designation?

Register for REALTORS® Conference & Expo

SCR Webinar: SCR 310 Changes, Proposed Changes & Discussion of Other Forms

New FREE Professional Development Video Series


Membership Update

2017 Board of Directors 

John Pulliam, Chair
1st Choice Realty

Terri Anderson
Keller Williams Western Upstate

Don Cleveland
Buy Hartwell Lake, LLC

Rozlynn Hood
Coldwell Banker Hugh Durham & Assoc

Robert Mixon
Lake Life Realty

Neil Monaghan Monaghan Company Real Estate

Yvonne Schmidt
 The AgentOwned Realty

Paragon Support

If you are in need of Paragon support, contact Paragon directly at 1-877-MLS HELP (657-4357)

The support line is available Monday-Friday 7:00am-9:00pm, Saturday 9:00am-4:00pm, and Sunday 12:00pm-4:00pm

General Computer Support

The Tech Helpline is a SCR member benefit offering support for hardware, software, networking and digital devices. They troubleshoot problems and offer solutions, often by remoting in to your computer while you relax. 

For more information, click here or call 877-573-5607 for assistance now!

RPR Support

If you have any issues with the RPR system, call their support number at 877-977-7576 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Courthouse Retrieval System Support

For technical support with the Courthouse Retrieval System, please call 1-800-374-7488

zipForm Support

If you have any questions about Zipform, call 1-800-383-9805.

RPAC Honor Roll

Click here to view the 2017 RPAC Honor Roll.



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