Gary Pickren

About Gary Pickren

Gary has been a real estate attorney since 1995. He is rated AV Preeminent by his legal peers. The two-time Closing Attorney of the Year is also a licensed real estate broker and real estate agent instructor. Gary served on the CCRA Contract Committee that wrote the current sales contract. He helped rewrite the South Carolina Seller Disclosure Form and helped write the 2015-16 MCE Class. Gary has taught continuing education to real estate agents on topics such as federal and state real estate law, contracts, agency, disclosure and ethics.

Blair Cato Video Series: When Will I Get the Deed?

Blair Cato continues our series of informational videos that either protect the client or better explains a real estate situation or issue. The videos range from wire fraud to preliminary settlement statements to power of attorneys.  Each short video explains a common issue that may occur along the way to closing. By sending these emails [...]

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For Some Reason You All Keep Watching. Another Episode of “3 Dudes Watch the Bachelor” is Out.

Each week over 1,000 people watch our tragically stupid internet show about the greatest or worst show on TV. Join us on Facebook and YouTube and watch a real estate attorney, mortgage lender and real estate commissioner's show called 3 Dudes Watch the Bachelor. Flynn Bowie (Movement Mortgage), John Stackhouse (Real Estate Commissioner) and myself [...]

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Is That Tax Deductible?

Like you, we often get questions asking if certain closing costs are tax deductible. Since we do not practice tax law, we usually refer the person to a tax adviser for those answers. You should do the same. However, here is a very short and good article by houselogic.com that answers what most clients need. [...]

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Blair Cato Video Series: The Preliminary Closing Statement.

Blair Cato continues our series of informational videos that either protect the client or better explains a real estate situation or issue. The videos range from wire fraud to preliminary settlement statements to power of attorneys.  Each short video explains a common issue that may occur along the way to closing. By sending these emails [...]

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Is Your Real Estate License Expiring June 30, 2019?

If your Real Estate License expires on June 30, 2019, you must complete your Mandatory Continuing Education (MCE) and Continuing Education (CE) hours prior to the renewal date. In order to satisfy your education requirement you must complete 10 hours of MCE/CE. Of this 10 hours, 4 hours must be from the Mandatory Core Class. [...]

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Blair Cato Video Series: Who and What to Bring to Closing.

Blair Cato continues our series of informational videos that either protect the client or better explains a real estate situation or issue. The videos range from wire fraud to preliminary settlement statements to power of attorneys.  Each short video explains a common issue that may occur along the way to closing. By sending these emails [...]

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The Tragic Mess known as “3 Dudes Watch the Bachelor” is out with Episode 4.

We continue our tragicly stupid internet show about the greatest or worst show on TV. Join us on Facebook and YouTube and watch a real estate attorney, mortgage lender and real estate commissioner's show called 3 Dudes Watch the Bachelor. Flynn Bowie (Movement Mortgage), John Stackhouse (Real Estate Commissioner) and myself host a stupid, funny [...]

By |2019-01-31T13:38:54+00:00January 31st, 2019|Legal Tips|Comments Off on The Tragic Mess known as “3 Dudes Watch the Bachelor” is out with Episode 4.

Great Article on Title Insurance to Share with Your Clients.

Title insurance is often very confusing to the agent and the client. Trying to explain the purpose of title insurance and why a buyer needs to purchase title insurance can lead to more questions than answers. Forbes recently published a great article about title insurance that is worth a read and perhaps a share with [...]

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Blair Cato Video Series: How Much Money to Bring to Closing.

Blair Cato continues our series of informational videos that either protect the client or better explains a real estate situation or issue. The videos range from wire fraud to preliminary settlement statements to power of attorneys.  Each short video explains a common issue that may occur along the way to closing. By sending these emails [...]

By |2019-01-24T18:28:54+00:00January 24th, 2019|Legal Tips|Comments Off on Blair Cato Video Series: How Much Money to Bring to Closing.

Episode 3 of our Stupid Show is Now Out.

We continue our funny but mainly stupid internet show. Join us on Facebook and YouTube and watch a real estate attorney, mortgage lender and real estate commissioner's show called 3 Dudes Watch the Bachelor. Flynn Bowie (Movement Mortgage), John Stackhouse (Real Estate Commissioner) and myself host a stupid, funny show about The Bachelor. We watch [...]

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