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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

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

Defying the daze of disruption

Digital disruption was the topic for debate and discussion at the 2015 REINSW Industry Summit, where delegates put forward their ideas about how to secure the future fitness of our industry.

26/06/2020

26/06/2020 9:24:41 PM18/02/2021 3:16:37 PM

Hot Topic - Everyone Matters In Real Estate

Everyone matters in real estate – that’s why it’s important everyone is recognised equally when it comes to the Berejiklian Government’s COVID-19 residential property proposals. Have your say. Email the Premier and your Local MP.

30/04/2020

30/04/2020 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 9:49:23 PM

Rallying our response for residential tenancies reform

As the NSW Government conducts the five-year review of the Residential Tenancies Act, REINSW harnessed the collective knowledge and experience of members to craft its case for reform.

08/10/2019

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NCAT jurisdiction needs urgent attention

MEDIA RELEASE: REINSW says there's a simple fix to the NCAT jurisdiction issue – but the NSW Government won't make it.

15/02/2019

15/02/2019 12:00:00 AM15/07/2020 9:42:49 AM

How property services compares to other industries under NSW Fair Trading?

NSW real estate is more valuable than the mining, retail and tourism industries combined.

31/01/2019

31/01/2019 12:00:00 AM15/07/2020 8:54:51 AM

REINSW weighs in on holiday letting Code of Conduct

REINSW fights for transparency and accountability in short-term holiday letting Code of Conduct.

16/01/2019

16/01/2019 12:00:00 AM15/07/2020 8:56:37 AM

Industry wins in short-term holiday letting reforms

Changes to short-term holiday letting in NSW provides more protection for agents, owners and tenants.

07/01/2019

7/01/2019 12:00:00 AM15/07/2020 8:53:44 AM

REINSW launches petition for Property Services Commissioner

MEDIA RELEASE: REINSW calls on NSW Premier to move property services out from NSW Fair Trading.

30/11/2018

30/11/2018 12:00:00 AM15/07/2020 8:48:51 AM

Parliamentary Inquiry and self-regulation

MEDIA RELEASE: Following a request for a Parliamentary Inquiry, REINSW CEO Tim McKibbin responds to Minister Kean's standard accusation that the property services industry is seeking self-regulation.

27/11/2018

27/11/2018 12:00:00 AM15/07/2020 8:47:44 AM

REINSW lobbying pays off: electronic signing passed

The Conveyancing Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 (NSW) was assented to yesterday, allowing residential tenancy agreements to be signed and witnessed electronically.

23/11/2018

23/11/2018 12:00:00 AM15/07/2020 8:51:14 AM

Property services industry moves forward with electronic signatures

MEDIA RELEASE: In good news for consumers and the property services industry, witness contracts can soon be signed electronically.

15/11/2018

15/11/2018 12:00:00 AM15/07/2020 8:46:50 AM

REINSW clarifies 2015 strata reforms ahead of 2020 review

REINSW's Strata Management Chapter Committee is addressing issues from the Strata Schemes Management Act (NSW) with the support of NSW Fair Trading.

14/11/2018

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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

18/06/2021 12:00:00 AM18/06/2021 11:43:42 AM

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

17/06/2021 12:00:00 AM17/06/2021 12:18:15 PM

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

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 AM17/06/2021 10:46:14 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