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What is professionalism?

These days the word “professionalism” is thrown around with such regularity that it can tend to lose its meaning. So what does it actually mean and how can we achieve it?

26/06/2020

26/06/2020 9:42:57 PM18/02/2021 3:22:26 PM

REINSW President encourages self-belief

REINSW President Leanne Pilkington spoke at the sold-out Women in Real Estate Business Breakfast Sydney event.

05/04/2018

5/04/2018 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 9:22:38 PM

The Core of our Industry PURPOSE

Finding your Purpose leads you to formulate your Vision, Values and Behaviours.

16/02/2018

16/02/2018 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 9:25:19 PM

Cooling market highlights quality agents

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

10/01/2018

10/01/2018 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 9:16:32 PM

Our future is bright

When I look ahead at the long path we must travel to be recognised as a profession, I don’t despair. I know with certainty that we will achieve our goal.

13/09/2017

13/09/2017 12:00:00 AM18/02/2021 3:45:45 PM

RBA keeps neutral interest rate position

The Reserve Bank of Australia has kept interest rates on hold at 1.50% at its July 2017 board meeting.

04/07/2017

4/07/2017 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 8:52:43 PM

It’s a trust thing

When it comes to professionalism, trust is the most critical element – and to build trust, as an industry we need to collectively embrace a mindset of continuous learning. Here’s why.

01/07/2017

1/07/2017 12:00:00 AM18/02/2021 3:43:53 PM

Building a new framework

A new group has been formed to examine the framework needed for professional recognition.

30/05/2017

30/05/2017 12:00:00 AM18/02/2021 3:27:05 PM

At the crossroads

Change is inevitable. Change is good. And the best type is the change we bring about ourselves.

07/04/2017

7/04/2017 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 9:35:10 PM

Taking a different view

Gone are the days when the profession can afford to take a narrow view of the real estate sector. To meet future challenges, a different perspective is needed.

15/04/2016

15/04/2016 12:00:00 AM18/02/2021 3:21:15 PM
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On alert! Cyber-crime on the rise

Social engineering fraud has increased in frequency and severity in recent years. Fraudsters have become especially sophisticated when targeting unsuspecting victims and the financial consequences of these crimes can be devastating.

25/02/2021

25/02/2021 12:00:00 AM25/02/2021 9:33:46 AM

Slow and steady: The commercial market to run its own race in 2021

It’s easy to see how COVID-19 has negatively impacted the commercial real estate space, but new data shows CBD workers are slowly, but surely, making their way back into the office.

24/02/2021

24/02/2021 12:00:00 AM24/02/2021 9:37:17 AM

Pre-meeting electronic voting for elections

Clause 14 of the Strata Schemes Management Regulation 2016 (NSW) should be amended to make it clear that pre-meeting electronic voting does not extend to elections.

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23/02/2021 12:00:00 AM23/02/2021 9:20:22 AM

Combustible cladding: interest-free loans to speed up removal from NSW apartment buildings

Interest-free 10-year loans have been welcomed to fast-track the removal of high-risk combustible cladding from apartment buildings across NSW.

22/02/2021

22/02/2021 12:00:00 AM23/02/2021 2:42:02 PM

Quorum

The provisions regarding the quorum at a meeting need to be redrafted, so that it is clear, particularly in the case of small strata schemes, what happens if there’s not a quorum.

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19/02/2021 12:00:00 AM19/02/2021 9:08:35 AM

How agents can help vendors

Not every `Sold’ sticker placed on a real estate signboard is accompanied by a smiling vendor jumping for joy. Divorce, debt and death are among the most challenging reasons for selling property and often super charged with emotion.

18/02/2021

18/02/2021 12:00:00 AM18/02/2021 10:04:20 AM

Items requiring statutory warranty

Further guidance needs to be provided regarding the need to include an item on the Annual General Meeting agenda to consider building defects and rectification where warranty periods under the Home Building Act 1989 (NSW) apply.

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17/02/2021 12:00:00 AM19/02/2021 9:25:20 AM

Take charge of compliance

The 1 April 2021 implementation deadline for the Supervision Guidelines is looming. Here’s what you need to know to ensure compliance.

16/02/2021

16/02/2021 12:00:00 AM16/02/2021 10:01:11 AM

Record keeping

The legislation should be amended to allow for the better maintenance of strata records, including electronic storage and back-up, as well as a requirement to maintain an overall index of records.

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15/02/2021 12:00:00 AM19/02/2021 9:24:23 AM

Small fluctuations in rental vacancies welcome the New Year

MEDIA RELEASE: After a year of uncertainty and dramatic fluctuations, the REINSW Vacancy Rate Survey results for January 2021 show that rental vacancies across the major metropolitan markets remain largely stable.

12/02/2021

12/02/2021 12:00:00 AM12/02/2021 3:48:25 PM

Insurance valuations

The requirement for an Owners’ Corporation to obtain a building insurance valuation every five years should be reintroduced and amendments made to remove reinstatement from the valuation exercise.

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12/02/2021 12:00:00 AM12/02/2021 2:29:41 PM

Window safety devices

The legislation needs to clarify who is responsible for the ongoing maintenance of window safety devices and address the many practical issues that are currently causing confusion.

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11/02/2021 12:00:00 AM19/02/2021 9:18:53 AM

Taking trust to the next level

Neil Webster, the winner of the John Greig OAM Community Service category at the 2020 REINSW Awards for Excellence, reveals how community service can set you up for a thriving career, build trust with clients and help make the world a better place.

10/02/2021

10/02/2021 12:00:00 AM10/02/2021 11:58:29 AM

Minor renovations by owners

There should be a statutory requirement to register minor renovations to common property carried out by lot owners.

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9/02/2021 12:00:00 AM19/02/2021 9:17:13 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

8/02/2021 12:00:00 AM12/02/2021 10:30:03 AM