November 19, 2020
The mission of the Pee Dee REALTOR® Association is to promote pride of property ownership and quality of life in the Greater Pee Dee.
In this Issue
  • The Path to Professionalism - REALTOR® Code of Ethics
  • Local Updates
  • Harvest Hope Food Drive
  • Annual Meeting and Awards Update
  • Clear Cooperation Policy Reminder
  • From NAR
  • Breaking News from the NAR Board of Directors
  • Sponsor Spotlight:
  • Continuing Education Corner
  • C2EX
  • Online & Virtual Education Opportunities
  • Staying Safe in the Workplace Resources
The Path to Professionalism
For Code of Ethics information and a printable copy of our
Code of Ethics, click the blue Realtor® Code of Ethics image above.
Path to Professionalism winner
Congratulations to Janet DeTemple, REALTOR® with Coldwell Banker McMillan & Associates. Janet clicked the REALTOR Code of Ethics link in the November 5, 2020 edition of The Voice to win a $25 gift card!

This edition's winner will be drawn from readers who click and read the NAR "Breaking News" story below.
Local Updates
Holiday Food Drive
Pee Dee REALTOR® Association is hosting a Harvest Hope Food Bank drive for the holiday season through December 10, 2020.

If your office would like to participate as a collection site, contact Christen at 843-665-2242 or by email for a poster.

If you would like to make a monetary contribution, we are holding a virtual drive here:

We will coordinate pickup for item donations on or around December 11th with Harvest Hope and send a press release to the news outlets.

Needed Items
Canned Vegetables
Canned Meats
Peanut Butter
Dry Beans
Dry Goods
Diapers & Wipes
Toiletries
Detergent
Paper and Plastic Bags
Annual Meeting and Awards
The membership voted to change Bylaw XII, Section 1, moving the Annual Meeting to coincide with the association's fiscal and leadership year (January 1st - December 31st).

The change will allow flexibility for future Board of Directors to schedule the Annual Meeting in either December or January. This year's meeting is planned for January. We hope to hold an in-person event, but we will monitor conditions and make a decision closer to the event.

Additionally, an Annual Awards Task Force was formed and chaired by Ken Jackson. The task force refined our existing awards (REALTOR® of the Year, Rookie REALTOR® of the Year, and Affiliate of the Year awards) and added the Good Neighbor community service award and President's Award. The task force also simplified the nomination process.

Watch for nomination forms to be sent out soon.
Clear Cooperation Listing Policy Reminder

In accordance with the Greater Pee Dee MLS Rules and Regulations:

It has come to our attention that some agents have been advertising "Coming Soon" listings on social media, and/or other forms of media.

We do not allow "Coming Soon" listings. 

Remember, once you have a signed listing agreement, it must be input in our MLS System within 24 hours of date signed. If you do not have a signed listing agreement, you should not be advertising the property at all.

Section 1.01 - Clear Cooperation
  Within one (1) business day of marketing a property to the public, the listing broker must submit the listing to the MLS for cooperation with other MLS participants. Public marketing includes, but is not limited to, flyers displayed in windows, yard signs, digital marketing on public facing websites, brokerage website displays (including IDX and VOW), digital communications marketing (email blasts), multi-brokerage listing sharing networks, and applications available to the general public. (Adopted 11/19)
From NAR
Special Report From the November 13, 2020 Board of...

Directors approved recommendations to strengthen REALTORS®' commitment to fair housing by extending the Code of Ethics through the addition of a new Standard of Practice prohibiting the use of harassing speech, hate speech, epithets, or slurs...

Read more
www.nar.realtor
Sponsor Spotlight
Thank you to our 2020 Sponsors
for their support of Pee Dee REALTORS®
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 in the Workplace and Beyond
Staying Safe Resources
We have a few REALTOR® Blue cloth face masks left. If you have not received one, email Christen at info@peedeerealtors.com, or call her at 843-665-2242. We will be happy to leave one for you in an envelope.
Covid-19 Resources

Click on the blue links for up-to-date information for you, your family and business:
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