2021 Year-In-Review Residential Market Update

On January 19, CTAR hosted its annual Residential Market Update featuring Dr. Joey Von Nessen, Economist with the Moore School of Business at USC. In his presentation, Dr. Von Nessen shared a positive forecast for the 2021 market, however cautioned that due to the record-breaking sales and price increases in 2020, market activity may appear to level out in 2021. He shared that this should not be considered a decline or leveling out of the market but a sign of sustainable progress.

Dr. Von Nessen cited ongoing historically low inventory as a challenge in the local market, while demand remains high.

If you missed it, check out the recording of his presentation here or review his slide deck here.


Watch the recorded 2021 Residential Market Update:

Review Dr. Von Nessen’s Slide Deck:

ZipLogix Software Now Available to Members

NAR has expanded its partnership with zipLogix to now include zipTMS™, their transaction management component, at no cost to Realtor members. Members will enjoy the benefits of zipTMS™, including providing access to a comprehensive platform to manage transactions from beginning to end. This partnership will keep REALTORS® at the center of the transaction, helping state and local REALTOR® associations increase membership providing access to zipForm Plus and zipTMS™

Announced at the end of 2015, the software is now officially available, intended to provide members with access to top technology in the industry. You can find more information on NAR’s website here.

There are currently over 600,000 members that use zipLogix with the goal of increasing that number after the partnership. This easy-to-use real estate forms and transaction management software platform is designed to help increase productivity, integrity and provides intellectual property protections for state and local form. It also authenticates users through NAR’s NRDS database.

ZipLogix is a 100-percent REALTOR® association-owned company, and with the help of NAR, are committed to making sure REALTORS® have the resources they need to succeed in today’s real estate environment.

SentriSmart App and Bluetooth Lockbox


Take advantage of Sentrilock’s new SentriSmart™ app and Bluetooth Lockbox to make showings and listing maintenance a breeze!

The SentriSmart™ app will allow you to access lockboxes without a SentriCard while in the field. With the new, bluetooth lockboxes, the app opens the key compartment for you, and non-bluetooth boxes are accessed with a mobile access code – still no card necessary for access to the key compartment! The app is provided by Sentrilock at no cost to you.

Watch the video below to learn more and download the app in your mobile device or tablet app store.

Can’t see the video below? Click here.


Click the image below to learn more or download a PDF here.



Download the app in your mobile device or tablet app store.

Sentricard Renewal Software Alert

As of March 25, Sentrilock will alert you if you are running an old version of the Card Utility software while renewing your Sentricard.

On September 1, support for software versions older than 4.0 will end and older card readers will not work.

Update your Sentricard Utility software by August  31, here.

This update is required by August 31, as major internet providers will no longer support the drivers used by the older Card Utility versions after that date.

If you renew your Sentricard Utility software now, you will not see any further alerts leading up to the renewal deadline, August 31.

If you receive the alert below, renew your Sentricard Utility software by following the instructions here.


If are still using the card reader below, you will need to upgrade prior to August 31. Newer versions are available at the CTAR & MLS Offices for $40.


CTAR Student Membership

Launch into your real estate career by joining the premier organization for real estate professionals in the Charleston region! For the first time ever, you can network with a professional member base of more than 4,000 local Realtors®. Connect with the people who are going to give you your next job and help you close your first deal.

Membership with CTAR and CID will provide you with unparalleled professional networking opportunities and the chance to get a head start on your competition in the local real estate market!

Apply by September 8, 2017 to win one of ten scholarship memberships! Winners will enjoy full Student Membership benefits plus paid admission fees to all events.

*Deadline to apply for the scholarship is September 8, 2017. Membership valid September 2015-June 2016.

Annual Student Membership Includes

  • Dual membership in both the Charleston Trident Association of Realtors® (CTAR) and the Commercial Investment Division (CID).
  • Access to all CTAR and CID events including the monthly Commercial Division luncheons.
  • Discounted member rates for events, programs and classes
  • $75 discount on the Pre-Licensing course at CTAR
  • Weekly industry updates
  • Access to monthly market statistics reports

*Student memberships are for students who are seeking a graduate or undergraduate degree in real estate, have completed at least 1 year of college and one college level real estate course and are not yet associated with an established real estate office.

Submit your application online, here.

For questions regarding Student Memberships, contact Claire Hayden.

CTAR Grand Opening

Join us for the CTAR and CTMLS Grand Opening!

Grand Opening
Tuesday, August 12 | 4-7pm
5006 Wetland Crossing, North Charleston 

Don’t miss this great opportunity to see your new building! There will be light refreshments and a few giveaways! Drop-in anytime between 4-7pm, or plan to attend when we gather for remarks at 5:30pm.

The new building is located at 5006 Wetland Crossing, North Charleston, right behind Tanger Outlets. GPS does not yet map our location, but enter Strayer University as your destination and you will find us, or, view a map here.

RSVP for the Grand Opening here.

CloudCMA is coming to Charleston!

Arguably the most popular MLS benefits we’ve added in recent years is CloudCMA!

Join us at CTAR on July 11, with Katie Smithson from CloudCMA!

Katie will be here to give live training and demonstrations on some of the latest and greatest CloudCMA features–including an introduction to the 2013 Cloud
CMA Power Pack
! Sessions will be held at 10am and 1pm and are offered at no charge to CTMLS members.


July 11 – 10 am session Register me!

July 11 – 1 pm session Register me!

Questions? Call 843.760.9400

Since it’s launch in 2012, more than 10,000 CMA’s have been created by CTAR MLS members, and there’s a reason why:

CloudCMA is the premier CMA program–you will create stunning reports in just minutes, that are fully customizable! Choose the colors, fonts and even create your own custom pages to reflect your brand and your business. You can create and send reports instantly–it’s as simple as sending an email from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

MLS Instructors Needed!

MLS Instructors Needed!

CTMLS is looking for instructors to teach the Basic, Advanced, and Prospecting classes here at the CTAR/MLS offices on an as needed basis.

Interested agents should possess a thorough knowledge of the List-IT MLS platform and be comfortable leading a classroom of students and answering any questions. Instructors will be compensated on an hourly basis.

Email Joseph Cullom for more information.