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I’ve just been delegated!

Can the owner of a residential rental property completely delegate responsibility for repairs and maintenance to their managing agent?

15/07/2021

15/07/2021 12:00:00 AM15/07/2021 10:07:53 AM

What’s the difference?

Professional indemnity insurance and public liability insurance are two policies that every real estate business needs. But do you understand the difference in coverage?

06/05/2021

6/05/2021 12:00:00 AM6/05/2021 9:30:09 AM

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

Timing is of the essence

Yes, you have professional indemnity insurance. After all, it’s mandatory for real estate agencies in New South Wales to have appropriate cover.

28/01/2021

28/01/2021 12:00:00 AM29/01/2021 2:27:18 PM

Don't dodge disclosure

Whether rain, hail or shine (or even a pandemic), your professional indemnity insurance renewal comes around each year like clockwork.

13/01/2021

13/01/2021 12:00:00 AM13/01/2021 2:25:27 PM

Curbing COVID-19 claims

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on all facets of our lives – not just on a personal level, but also professionally. Here are some practical steps you can take to mitigate the risk of a potential Coronavirus-related claim.

21/10/2020

21/10/2020 12:00:00 AM21/10/2020 12:04:33 PM

Chasing payment

Professional negligence claims against property managers for rent default and debt recovery are becoming more common. Here are some examples of real-life claims.

23/09/2020

23/09/2020 12:00:00 AM23/09/2020 10:51:52 AM

Property management perils

Professional negligence claims against property managers are on the rise. Allegations can sometimes verge on the bizarre, which underlines the reality that landlords and tenants alike are looking for someone to blame when problems arise.

21/08/2020

21/08/2020 12:00:00 AM21/08/2020 2:51:01 PM

Transfer of the insurance business of Realcover Insurances Pty Limited to QBE Insurance (Australia)

Customer information about the transfer of Realcover Insurances Pty Ltd to QBE

29/05/2020

29/05/2020 12:00:00 AM29/05/2020 2:00:16 PM

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

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NCAT rules Biowood cladding is combustible

In a major development for the Strata industry, the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) has recently held that Biowood cladding installed externally on a Sydney building is combustible and must be removed as it is a major defect.

16/01/2020

16/01/2020 12:00:00 AM4/08/2020 3:07:42 PM

Communication is key

Property managers have a hard gig, to say the least. The sheer scale of their responsibilities is staggering and professional negligence claims are, unfortunately, not unusual.

14/01/2020

14/01/2020 12:00:00 AM4/08/2020 3:06:59 PM

Six questions to ask when choosing a smoke alarm service provider

Smoke alarm maintenance is about protecting your client’s investments, the lives of your tenants, and your agency.

19/12/2019

19/12/2019 12:00:00 AM4/08/2020 2:14:53 PM

Preventing Identity Fraud

Vendor identity fraud is more common than it should be, yet many agents still have not implemented prevention procedures to protect themselves.

11/12/2019

11/12/2019 12:00:00 AM4/08/2020 2:14:17 PM

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

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2021 REINSW Awards For Excellence Winners Announced

MEDIA RELEASE: REINSW has recognised outstanding achievements, crowning the winners of its 2021 REINSW Awards for Excellence.

15/10/2021

15/10/2021 12:00:00 AM15/10/2021 3:01:35 PM

2021 REINSW Awards For Excellence Winners Announced

MEDIA RELEASE: REINSW has recognised outstanding achievements, crowning the winners of its 2021 REINSW Awards for Excellence.

15/10/2021

15/10/2021 12:00:00 AM15/10/2021 12:32:58 PM

Taking the lead

From his first day in the real estate industry, Will Gosse knew he had found his place. But far from the traditional path of sales or property management, he’s forged is own path in management to become a business owner and industry leader.

11/10/2021

11/10/2021 12:00:00 AM11/10/2021 8:55:14 AM

Rental market responds as ‘Freedom Day’ approaches

MEDIA RELEASE: After dropping for four consecutive months, the REINSW Vacancy Rate Survey results for September 2021 show that residential rental vacancies in Sydney are once again on the rise.

08/10/2021

8/10/2021 12:00:00 AM8/10/2021 10:07:02 AM

Stamping out underquoting

RESIDENTIAL SALES CHAPTER DRIVEN CONTENT: Although underquoting is illegal and can attract hefty fines, agents say it still happens in NSW. Fair Trading has fined over 200 agents in excess of $500,000 for deliberately understating a property's value.

06/10/2021 | Residential Sales Chapter driven content.

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REINSW calls for a level playing field for fully vaccinated agents

AGENCY SERVICES CHAPTER DRIVEN CONTENT: Although an end to NSW’s lockdown is in sight, REINSW believes key workers in the real estate industry, who live in areas of concern, should not be expected to wait until “freedom day” just to do their job.

05/10/2021 | Agency Services Chapter driven content.

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Liam Bradbery wins the 2021 REINSW Novice Auctioneers Competition

MEDIA RELEASE: Six finalists battled it out on Tuesday evening at this year’s REINSW Novice Auctioneers Competition (NAC) Final. The NAC is a platform for the state’s would-be and up-and-coming auctioneers to try their hand at auctioneering.

30/09/2021

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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

24/09/2021 12:00:00 AM24/09/2021 9:55:02 AM

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

20/09/2021 12:00:00 AM20/09/2021 10:49:01 AM

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

15/09/2021 12:00:00 AM16/09/2021 12:22:15 PM

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

14/09/2021 12:00:00 AM14/09/2021 9:23:54 AM

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

13/09/2021 12:00:00 AM13/09/2021 12:04:52 PM

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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