February 10, 2021
The mission of the Pee Dee REALTOR® Association is to promote pride of property ownership and quality of life in the Greater Pee Dee.
As we continue to observe our commitment to social distancing and providing a safe environment for our members and staff,
we are NOT accepting walk-ins at the Association office.

If you need to visit our office including
lockbox pick-up/replacement,
please call us at 843-665-2242 to set an appointment.
In this Issue
  • The Path to Professionalism
  • 2021 REALTOR® Code of Ethics
  • Gift Card Winner
  • Local Update
  • Dues and Fees Update
  • Marketing on Social Media
  • SC REALTORS® Support Local Habitat for Humanity Organizations
  • From NAR
  • NAR Economic Outlook: Real Estate in 2021
  • Sponsor Spotlight: McLain and Associates
  • 2021 Sponsorship Opportunities are Available
  • Industry Partner Directory
  • Continuing Education Corner
  • C2EX
  • Online & Virtual Education Opportunities
  • Staying Safe Resources
The Path to Professionalism
Path to Professionalism winner
Congratulations to Alicia Carter, REALTOR® with Griggs Floyd & Grantham in Florence. Alicia clicked to win in the January 25, 2021 edition of The Voice to win a $25 gift card!

This edition's winner will be drawn from readers who click the "Industry Partner Directory" link. Please peruse the directory and refer to it when you're in need of a business partner. Support your fellow members!
Local Updates
Dues & Fees
MLS Fees - We are still having problems with invoicing for MLS fees. Please feel free to call the office and pay over the phone, or drop a check/money order by the office.

Annual Dues - 2021 REALTOR® Member Dues are now past due. Please use the link that was emailed to you on January 15, 2021 (check your junk folder if you did not receive), or call the office to pay your dues.
Marketing on Social Media - What's Allowed?

The Greater PDRA MLS Board of Directors recently implemented a clear rule on what is allowed and not allowed when marketing (promoting &/or selling) real estate property and/or your business on social media. This rule is in place to protect you and your agents from copyright infringement and lawsuits from property owners.

To clarify:
1) You cannot post personally created pictures or videos of a property without consent from the listing agent/broker and owners of a property.

2) When marketing property for which you are not the selling agent, you must clearly identify the listing brokerage firm. You can simply satisfy this requirement on the internet and/or social media by 'sharing' a post from the selling agent/broker which identifies the selling agent/broker, by including a link to the listing broker's website or including the selling brokerage company name in the post (these examples are from SC LLR Law SECTION 40-57-135, E2.)

3) As a buyer's agent, if your client purchases a property you can post pictures once the closing process has completed, with the permission of your client who now owns the property.

If you have any questions, please contact the Association office at 843-665-2242.
Examples of Acceptable Social Media Posts
SC REALTORS® Support Habitat for Humanity
Pee Dee REALTOR® Association recently presented $1,000 checks to the Greater Florence and Darlington Habitat for Humanity organizations.

The $1,000 contributions were comprised of $670 in "Homeownership: the American Dream" license plate sales dollars received during 2020 from SCDMV, and an additional $300 granted from the South Carolina REALTOR® Foundation.

To find out how you can purchase your own Homeownership license plate, visit the SCDMV website here or contact the association office at 843-665-2242.
Pee Dee REALTOR® and Greater Florence Habitat for Humanity board member Keon Aldrich presents a $1,000 check to Robbie Timms, 2021 Greater Florence HFH Board President.
From NAR
Real Estate in 2021: Plenty of Reason for Optimism

Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research at the National Association of REALTORS® Yun oversees and is responsible for a wide range of research activity for the association including NAR's Existing Home Sales statistics, Affordability ...

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Sponsor Spotlight
Affiliate Members - Support Your Pee Dee REALTORS®

2021 Sponsorship Opportunities are Available.
Contact Pam Jacobs here for more information.
The Pee Dee REALTOR® Association is offering a beneficial sponsorship opportunity for your business to stand out to over 600 REALTORS® and real estate industry partners in the Pee Dee Region.

2021 Sponsorship Opportunity Levels:

  • Major Sponsor - $1500 investment (company logo to appear on banner)
  • Partner - $1000 annual investment (company name to appear on banner)
  • Friend - $500 annual investment (company name to appear on banner)

To request an invoice or for additional information, contact Pam Jacobs at 843-665-2242 or email pamela@peedeerealtors.com. We look forward to collaborating with you in 2021!
Continuing Education Corner
Virtual & On-Line Continuing Education Opportunities

Western Upstate Association of Realtors® (WUAR) is extending their member pricing to PDRA members for CE courses taught live, through an interactive Zoom webinar platform, and online classes you can take at your own pace featuring Diane Brouthers. The virtual platform will allow you to experience the training received in a live classroom setting, while at home or in your office. Note: Western Upstate has been approved by the SC Real Estate Commission to offer the virtual classroom option of qualifying and continuing education courses through June 30, 2021.
All Continuing Education Partners
(Click the logo images below to access website & CE information)
To find links for all of our education partners, click here, or visit our website anytime and click on the Member Portal drop down menu for Continuing Education information. For Information on our virtual events, follow Pee Dee REALTORS® on Facebook, or go to our Calendar then Calendar of Events
Staying Safe Resources
As we continue to observe our commitment to social distancing
and providing a safe environment for our members and staff,
we are NOT accepting walk-ins at this time.

If you need to visit our office for any reason,
please call us at 843-665-2242 to set an appointment!
Covid-19 Resources

Click on the blue links for up-to-date information for you, your family and business:
Click links below for the latest information to keep you, your agents, and your clients safe.

*South Carolina REALTORS® can receive COVID-19 Vaccine in Phase 1C

SCR has confirmed that those working in Real Estate are included in Phase 1C of the vaccine rollout as essential workers.

DHEC includes in Phase 1C (currently slated for late Spring):

  • People aged 16 and older with certain underlying health conditions that puts them at high risk for severe disease (list by CDC)
  • Other essential workers (DHEC references The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) list of categories for essential workers)
  • The ACIP Categories of Essential Workers are posted here: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/categories-essential-workers.html
  • Real Estate is categorized in Phase 1C by the ACIP

Vaccine inventories and other conditions on the ground could change these plans, speeding them up or slowing them down. Pee Dee REALTOR® Association will keep our members updated on any changes.
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