March

Rental negotiations in the media

Posted on 1/21/2014
Last week, Channel 10 News ran a story deeming the practice of “rental bidding” as “dirty”.

REINSW calls for respect for first homebuyers

Posted on 1/29/2014
REINSW has rejected the NSW Government’s claims that 2013 was a “bumper year for first homebuyers of new homes” in NSW, and called for more to be done to help first homebuyers enter the market.

REINSW lobbies for standard retail lease

Posted on 1/30/2014
REINSW will lodge a submission with the NSW Government this week in relation to the proposed amendments to the Retail Leases Act 1994.

Strata reform push continues

Posted on 1/30/2014
In November last year, the NSW Government released the Strata and Community Title Reform Position Paper which highlighted 70 proposed changes to the current strata laws.

Warning issued on circulating tax scam

Posted on 1/31/2014
The NSW Fair Trading Minister Stuart Ayres has issued a warning regarding an ATO tax scam letter currently circulating in the industry.

Small bar charm lifts property search

Posted on 2/7/2014
Small bars have been popping up all over Sydney over the past five years, placing increasing pressure on agents to find clients unusual properties with character.

Valuations: Computer-generated or qualified valuer?

Posted on 2/7/2014
The Journal explores what role computer-generated valuations play in the market and the impact they have on the industry.

The debate: Is there life left in the letterbox drop?

Posted on 2/11/2014
We ask REINSW members Anthony Bergelin (Director at Bergelin Estate Agents) and Gavin Croft (Sales Manager and Head Auctioneer at BresicWhitney) which side of the debate they fall on.

Warning! ATO scam

Posted on 2/13/2014
A highly authentic Australian Taxation Office scam is currently circulating. The scam prompts consumers to update their personal information for ATO records.

Strata reform update

Posted on 2/13/2014
REINSW has formally lodged a written submission with the NSW Government in response to the reforms proposed in the Strata Schemes Management Draft Bill.