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Q & A - Sparkling success

From a young age, Simone Luxford, Director at Essential Property Wealth, was intrigued with how to create wealth from property and has gone on to build her own successful property portfolio.

04/06/2021

4/06/2021 12:00:00 AM4/06/2021 11:20:24 AM

Leap of faith

With a natural flair for business and a shared love of property, buyers’ agents Mark and Nicky Cadry are making their mark on Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs real estate scene.

04/05/2021

4/05/2021 12:00:00 AM5/05/2021 9:45:52 AM

Buyers’ Agents given formal recognition in the Residential Conveyancing Protocol

The Law Society of NSW has formally recognised the role buyers’ agents play in property sales, following a campaign led by the Real Estate Institute of New South Wales.

27/04/2021

27/04/2021 12:00:00 AM4/05/2021 12:02:45 PM

Uniting the industry

Meet Peter Matthews who was announced at the REINSW Annual General Meeting in November 2020, as the President Elect for the next 12 months.

12/03/2021

12/03/2021 12:00:00 AM12/03/2021 10:19:50 AM

Your CPD obligations

Continuing Professional Development has changed and all agents need to understand what their obligations are in accordance with their classification in the licensing structure.

08/02/2021

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WIRE 2021 - Meet our keynote speaker Manal al-Sharif

The REINSW Women in Real Estate Conference (WIRE) is returning on 10 March 2021, with registrations open now.

04/02/2021

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New year, new optimism

2020 was a year like no other. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic was felt across the nation and the real estate industry in New South Wales was certainly not immune. There were challenges and we had to adapt quickly.

02/02/2021

2/02/2021 12:00:00 AM2/02/2021 11:11:16 AM

Buyers’ agents can be invaluable to first home buyers

Once a tool for wealthy house hunters, buyer’s agents have now become more accessible to everyday Australians, but where do first home buyers fit into the picture?

06/01/2021

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Your REI Forms Live questions answered

REINSW members across the state have come to rely upon the industry’s leading online agreements and forms product – REI Forms Live.

05/01/2021

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Disclosure requirements change from 1 January 2021

NSW Parliament passed a package of more than 40 reforms called the Better Business Reforms in 2018. The reforms included new disclosure requirements that came into effect on 1 July 2020.

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Influx of buyers to regional areas helping communities regenerate following catastrophic bushfires

After bushfires ripped through 5.3 million hectares across NSW last summer, it was hard to believe anyone would want to rebuild in the devastated areas – let alone move there.

10/12/2020

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Seasons meetings – why real estate agents can’t switch off the phone this Christmas

Tinsel and baubles signal the busiest time of the year for many real estate agents, particularly those working in coastal destinations where tourists may decide to make their holiday permanent or buy an investment property.

09/12/2020

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Fighting real estate cybercrime: Know the risks and stay alert

Unsuspecting real estate agents are being tricked into redirecting funds and disclosing sensitive private information with an increasing number of cyberattacks on the Australian property industry.

02/12/2020

2/12/2020 12:00:00 AM2/12/2020 11:57:36 AM

Leading the way

Industry-leading buyers’ agent Jacque Parker reveals how she’s developed a thriving career by building strong client relationships based on empathy, commitment and trust.

26/11/2020

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Week-long NSW Fair Trading compliance program begins today!

NSW Fair Trading announced on Friday that a compliance team will be inspecting real estate agents and their businesses in the South coast region of NSW from today.

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Overseas students return to boost rental market but recovery could be slow

A pilot program to allow a limited number of international students to return to Sydney has been welcomed by the REINSW as critical for the rental market recovery.

18/06/2021

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Sydney’s vacancy rate shows positivity for areas hit hardest by pandemic

MEDIA RELEASE: The rental market in Sydney’s Inner Ring suburbs recorded its best performance since the start of the COVID-19, with vacancy rates falling to 3.3 percent last month.

17/06/2021

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REINSW supports property sector overhaul

With less than 5 days to go now, REINSW is urging the NSW Parliament to pass the Property Services Council Bill 2021 to help prevent real estate related disputes and deliver better consumer outcomes.

17/06/2021

17/06/2021 12:00:00 AM17/06/2021 11:39:32 AM

How the property market will warm vendor’s hearts this winter

Winter has long been seen as the least popular time to sell a home, but strong competition, lack of stock and low interest rates are tipped to keep up current momentum throughout the cooler months.

11/06/2021

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House prices increase at the highest quarterly rate in a decade

MEDIA RELEASE: The weighted average capital city median price for both houses and other dwellings has increased at the highest rate in a decade, the latest Real Estate Institute of Australia's Real Estate Market Facts report has found.

09/06/2021

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Overall housing and rental affordability declines

REIA MEDIA RELEASE: Housing affordability improved in New South Wales and South Australia, remained steady in Western Australia and the Australian Capital Territory but declined in Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania and the Northern Territory.

08/06/2021

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Q & A - Sparkling success

From a young age, Simone Luxford, Director at Essential Property Wealth, was intrigued with how to create wealth from property and has gone on to build her own successful property portfolio.

04/06/2021

4/06/2021 12:00:00 AM4/06/2021 11:20:24 AM

Strata in the spotlight

Five years after landmark reforms were introduced, the strata framework in New South Wales is once again under review. Here’s how REINSW has responded to the NSW Government’s call for input.

03/06/2021

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Straight talking boy from the bush

With well in excess of 5000 days under his belt as REINSW’s Chief Executive Officer, Tim McKibbin is a formidable force. Here we look at the man who is leading the real estate profession into the next decade with passion and gusto.

02/06/2021

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Real time benefits for lodging rental bonds electronically

Lodging rental bonds online has improved the efficiency of settling funds making it easier for both agents and tenants, according to NSW Fair Trading.

01/06/2021

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We need a dedicated Property Services Commissioner for NSW: Help us to help you now!

For the past 10 years, REINSW has relentlessly lobbied Government to remove our Industry from NSW Fair Trading and establish a dedicated Property Services Commissioner instead. We need your help to get the message to your local MPs without delay.

31/05/2021

31/05/2021 12:00:00 AM31/05/2021 10:06:40 AM

Now’s the time for a standard retail lease

In a submission to the Office of the NSW Small Business Commissioner, REINSW has proposed the introduction of a standard retail lease as a “natural evolution” of the Retail Leases Act 1994 (NSW).

28/05/2021

28/05/2021 12:00:00 AM28/05/2021 12:07:48 PM

HELPLINE Q&A: Can a tenant carry out changes to the rental premises?

Yes, a tenant can make certain changes of a “minor nature” to the premises.

25/05/2021

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On the chopping block: why fee cutting hurts everyone

Commission charges vary across NSW with Sydney already home to the lowest fees due to the sheer number of agents on the ground.

20/05/2021

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Cultivating your community

Time is such a valuable commodity. Most people have little time to answer their phones to friends and family, much less take a call from a local real estate professional.

18/05/2021

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