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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Boost your bottom line

The internet permeates every aspect of our lives, both personally and professionally, and harnessing the power of your online presence can help build your business.

24/09/2021

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Sign on the line

Are digital signatures the same as electronic signatures? The short answer is “no”. They are different. Here we explain how they differ and what all agents need to know about using them.

20/09/2021

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REIA’s Real Estate Market Facts show housing prices blew out by almost 20%

MEDIA RELEASE: House prices have inflated by a whopping 18.4% over the year to June 2021, the latest Real Estate institute of Australia’s (REIA), Real Estate Market Facts has found.

15/09/2021

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Recognition of Prior Learning in focus

If you are currently an Assistant Agent and have more than 12 months’ experience, you need to upgrade to your Real Estate Licence by completing a Certificate IV qualification.

15/09/2021

15/09/2021 12:00:00 AM15/09/2021 10:54:08 AM

Embracing tech

Daunted by technology? You don’t have to be. Kylie Walsh explains why and outlines the things you need to consider when deciding what tech to implement in your business.

14/09/2021

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Sydney vacancies plummet to lowest level in more than three years

MEDIA RELEASE: The REINSW Vacancy Rate Survey results for August 2021 show that residential rental vacancies in Sydney have dropped for the fourth consecutive month.

13/09/2021

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Rental Affordability Improves Across Australia

Rental affordability improved marginally across Australia by 0.3 percentage points over the June quarter, the latest quarterly Housing Affordability report by the Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) has found.

11/09/2021

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Empowering people experiencing homelessness

Frustrated by the lack of dignity shown to those experiencing homelessness, Suzanne Hopman developed a solution with a difference and launched Dignity, a charity that empowers people with dignity and prevents, responds to and ends homelessness.

10/09/2021

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Vendors should ‘spring’ into action to take advantage of market demand

It was once exceptional for a buyer to purchase a home without setting foot inside the property. But agents are now barely raising an eyebrow at the practice which has become increasingly common during Sydney’s extended lockdown.

08/09/2021

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Focus and determination: Q & A

With a background in land surveying and civil engineering, Barry Cawthorn, Managing Director of Bawdens, was destined to become a commercial real estate success. For 40 years, he’s focused on building teams and giving back where he can.

07/09/2021

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7 time-saving features of REI Forms Live

REI Forms Live is a real saviour. It helps you to save time by electronically generating the mountains of paperwork that keeps your day-to-day business activities on track. But you may not be aware of some of the other ways REI Forms Live can help.

03/09/2021

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Tenant Participation

“Since the commencement of amendments to the Strata Schemes Management Act in November 2016, tenants have had the right to be given notice of and attend Owners’ Corporation meetings,” Nicole Unger, REINSW General Counsel, said.

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Burnout, be gone

Working in the real estate industry brings with it much excitement and exhilaration. But there’s also a dark side, where the stresses, challenges and breakneck pace of the job have the potential to lead to burnout.

25/08/2021

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