Agency Services News


How to reduce cybercrime fraud

Sophisticated cybercrime fraud is on the rise, but there are ways to reduce the risks in real estate.

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Cooling market highlights quality agents

Consumers are at risk of not achieving the best price for their property according to REINSW President Leanne Pilkington.

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Defects bond scheme has begun

Home buyers will be better protected with the introduction of the new Strata Building Bond and Inspections Scheme (“the Scheme”).

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How to market your business on social media

Getting your business page right on Facebook and LinkedIn can result in huge sales and great publicity.

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Time for a health check

As we approach another interesting year in real estate, it's time for both reflection and forward planning in our businesses and the industry.

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What’s going to happen in 2018?

REINSW reveals how agents need to become a professional for their survival.

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Deliver stamp duty reforms

REINSW President Leanne Pilkington has urged the government to deliver stamp duty reforms this Christmas,

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New building fire safety laws have begun

New laws to enhance fire safety in high-rise buildings came into force on Monday 18 December.

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NABERS Apartment Building pilot has started

NABERS, which indicates how energy and water efficient a building’s common area is, is being expanded to apartment buildings.

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How good is the leadership?

CoreLogic and TMJ Coaching have released a major research report on the quality of leadership in the real estate industry.

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NCAT Christmas and New Year's arrangements

NCAT will hold its last hearing on 22 December 2017 for all Divisions except for the Guardianship Division.

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NCAT legislative change unsatisfactory

REINSW CEO Tim McKibbin has labelled legislative changes to NCAT as unsatisfactory.

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Strata bond defects to begin 1 January 2018

Developers of strata buildings will be required to lodge a bond with NSW Fair Trading from 1 January 2018.

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Rental Bonds Online improvements

Improvements are being made to the Rental Bonds Online system, thanks to a collaboration between REINSW and NSW Fair Trading.

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Email consent form added to RTA

REINSW has added its email consent form to the RTA to assist in protecting members.

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Have your say on Training Package

Have your say on changes to the real estate training package.

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Fines for false property advertisements

Agents could be fined $11,000 for using terms like ‘architect-designed’ in property advertisements when it isn’t.

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Is offshoring worth doing?

Offshoring has become popular in real estate with businesses struggling to keep pace. However, is it worth it?

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James Pratt's tips for peak performance

Find out tips to maximise your performance in real estate from James Pratt.

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Real estate reforms legislation announced

Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean has announced legislation to help strengthen real estate standards.

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