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Joining the REALTOR® Association of the Greater Pee Dee (dba Pee Dee REALTOR® Association (PDRA)) as a REALTOR® member automatically extends membership to the South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Real Estate professionals who hold REALTOR® designations are proven leaders in the industry and, on average, earn more annually.
A REALTOR® is a professional real estate practitioner, not only directed to provide proficient services by the law, but guided by a Code of Ethics that is set by the Pee Dee REALTOR® Association, the South Carolina REALTORS®, and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Committed to the highest standards of excellence, a REALTOR® is dedicated to providing outstanding and equitable services to all clients and customers.
Networking – Membership meetings offer members a great opportunity to network with fellow member and affiliate members. These events are offered to PDRA Members at no charge.
Education – PDRA partners with education providers, as well as being an approved Provider of continuing education courses, to offer our members a variety of continuing education and professional development classes. Course are provided onsite to members, many at a discount.
Community Service – PDRA believes in giving back to the community. Our Association hosts several fund raisers throughout the year for local charities including, but not limited to, Habitat for Humanity, Harvest Hope Food Bank, and House of Hope.
REAL ESTATE WEEKLY magazine: Members get discounted advertising rates for the Association’s weekly full-color magazine.
New Member Orientation – This course is for new applicants and covers local, state and national information, anti-trust, fair housing, Code of Ethics, contracts, agency and more.
Professional Standards – One of the Association’s objectives is to encourage and foster high ethical standards in our profession through the adherence and enforcement of the REALTOR® Code of Ethics of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, Inc.
Mediation – Mediation is offered to members as an efficient means of resolving conflicts and as an alternative to arbitration.
Local Association Web Site – The PDRA web site provides a public and private resource including helpful links, calendar of events, membership rosters, etc.
Information and Communications –In addition to regular newsletters, PDRA sends out frequent broadcast email updates containing upcoming events, educational offerings and pertinent information.
Legislative Advocacy and RPAC – Our RPAC/Legislative committee monitors local legislation and communicates legislative activity impacting the REALTORS® of the Pee Dee region. PDRA members are encouraged to become involved in the political advocacy by (1) investing in the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC), which is a powerful voice on issues that affect the real estate industry; (2) respond to Calls to Action; (3) get to know their legislators and elected local government officials.
Multiple Listing Service – The MLS is a separate service with fees that provides all the necessary tools and training to help participants better serve their clients and customers. Some of these tools include: Courthouse Retrieval Systems (CRS), ListHub, and REALTOR® Property Resource (RPR).
SCR and NAR – The State and National Associations offer many resources for members. For more information on their services and benefits go to www.screaltors.com and www.realtor.org.
Professional Development and Education – Members can achieve success and earn more by attending high quality educational and designation programs. The State and National Associations also offer frequent webinar programs on a variety of topics.
Discounts – Members receive exceptional discounts on REALTOR® events, education courses, insurance coverage, phone service, next day package delivery, car rentals, standard legal contracts (hard copy and software packages), and much more.
Legal Hotline – The State Association offers a hotline for members to call with legal questions regarding such issues as agency, disclosure and other legal matters REALTORS® face in today’s real estate industry.
Tech Helpline – The State Association offers a tech helpline for members to call with questions regarding hardware, software, networking and digital devices.
ZipForms – The State Association offers members local and state forms using Zipforms software.
Governmental Relations – “The Voice for Real Estate,” stay informed and feel good knowing you are well represented on key issues affecting your livelihood; take part in Calls to Action, Grassroots Networking, REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) and Issues Mobilization. The State Association also provides a weekly Quality of Life report update to members through broadcast emails.
Pee Dee REALTOR® Association
1375 Celebration Blvd., Florence, SC 29501