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Grace period for property industry reforms extended

We are delighted to announce that the no-penalty grace period for the Property and Stock Agents Act reforms has been extended a further six months until 1 April 2021.

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Major reforms – Government reassure industry there's time to adapt

Industry Reforms, it’s a term that’s been thrown about for years – now it's time to understand what they really mean

25/03/2020

25/03/2020 12:00:00 AM15/07/2020 9:26:01 AM

IN FOCUS: Recognition of Prior Learning course

After almost two years of preparation, we’re ready and excited to implement the landmark training reforms in the coming weeks.

05/02/2020

5/02/2020 12:00:00 AM12/02/2021 1:25:53 PM

The future is here

The start of once-in-a-generation real estate reforms is just around the corner, starting in March 2020. Read more about this landmark moment for the industry.

30/01/2020

30/01/2020 12:00:00 AM4/08/2020 3:08:12 PM

Property Industry Reforms Are Coming In 2020

MEDIA RELEASE: Property Industry Reforms will come into effect on 23 March 2020.

19/12/2019

19/12/2019 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 9:43:18 PM

Training reforms: Are you ready?

Holding a Certificate of Registration for your entire career will no longer be an option. All Certificate holders must complete a Certificate IV qualification and transition to their Real Estate Licence within four years.

09/12/2019

9/12/2019 12:00:00 AM15/07/2020 9:03:14 AM

Everything you need to know about the Industry Reforms

Industry Reforms, it’s a term that’s been thrown about for years – now it's time to understand what they really mean

22/10/2019

22/10/2019 12:00:00 AM12/02/2021 11:01:05 AM

Be ahead of training changes

Changes to training and education standards are now right around the corner, so it’s vital you understand how it will impact you - and what steps you can take to minimise disruption to your job.

01/10/2019

1/10/2019 12:00:00 AM12/02/2021 10:57:40 AM

Training changes ahead

Changes to the Real Estate Training Package will streamline qualifications to ensure they are more suited to the ever-changing work requirements of our industry

17/09/2019

17/09/2019 12:00:00 AM15/07/2020 9:12:58 AM

Why you should consider RPL: from those who’ve done it

RPL is the simplest way to achieve the qualification required to obtain your real estate licence – a must ahead of the licensing reforms.

19/06/2019

19/06/2019 12:00:00 AM12/02/2021 11:44:58 AM

Is 2019 the year you transition to your real estate licence?

Become a licensed real estate agent, you'll need to complete Certificate IV in Property Services (CPP40307) course & complete 12 months of practical industry experience & there's no better time than now to evaluate the longevity of your career.

03/04/2019

3/04/2019 12:00:00 AM15/07/2020 8:52:29 AM

Upgrade your qualifications with a real estate licence course. Reforms are coming…

Industry reforms are just around the corner & all Certificate of Registration holders will need to gain their Real Estate Licence. REINSW offers a variety of pathways to applying for a real estate licence including real estate licence course.

03/04/2019

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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

11/06/2021 12:00:00 AM11/06/2021 11:00:42 AM

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

9/06/2021 12:00:00 AM9/06/2021 3:52:45 PM

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

8/06/2021 12:00:00 AM9/06/2021 8:34:03 AM

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

3/06/2021 12:00:00 AM3/06/2021 10:04:55 AM

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

2/06/2021 12:00:00 AM4/06/2021 2:45:24 PM

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

1/06/2021 12:00:00 AM1/06/2021 10:43:16 AM

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

25/05/2021 12:00:00 AM25/05/2021 2:51:07 PM

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

20/05/2021 12:00:00 AM25/05/2021 2:38:47 PM

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

18/05/2021 12:00:00 AM18/05/2021 1:15:26 PM

Under the hammer: The female auctioneers breaking the mould

It goes without saying that women have an equal footing throughout the real estate industry from front of house operations, to selling homes or leasing them out.

17/05/2021

17/05/2021 12:00:00 AM11/06/2021 1:29:30 PM

The facts about women and super

Did you know that more than 80 per cent of women currently retire with insufficient superannuation savings to fund a comfortable lifestyle?

14/05/2021

14/05/2021 12:00:00 AM14/05/2021 10:05:28 AM

Sydney’s vacancy rate continues to rise, as regional rates remain historically low

MEDIA RELEASE: After an uplift last month, the latest REINSW Vacancy Rate Survey results for April 2021 show that residential rental vacancies in Sydney have again risen and now sit at 4.3%.

12/05/2021

12/05/2021 12:00:00 AM12/05/2021 11:56:05 AM