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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Win the fight against fraud

Fraud is one of the fastest growing crimes in Australia and costs the economy in excess of one billion dollars every year.

03/10/2019

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Landlord insurance that exceeds expectations

RealtyProtect landlord insurance provides investment security and protects landlords in the event of unexpected loss

30/08/2019

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Sydney’s vacancy rate on the rise again, as regional areas tighten

MEDIA RELEASE: The REINSW Vacancy Rate Survey results for March 2021 show that vacancies in Sydney are once again on the rise.

20/04/2021

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Leadership in action

International Women’s Day celebrates the tremendous efforts by female leaders around the world in shaping a more equal future.

19/04/2021

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Making a positive difference

Driven by her passion for the industry and dedication to nurturing lifelong client relationships, Maria Eveleigh has thrived as a property manager and built a rewarding career based on service excellence.

15/04/2021

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Property sales still require a skilled agent and expertise even in a booming market

A red-hot market may appear to be a real estate agent’s dream, but most are still working harder than ever in the pandemic property boom.

14/04/2021

14/04/2021 12:00:00 AM14/04/2021 1:38:03 PM

Residential Conveyancing Protocol

Entered into by The Law Society of New South Wales and the Real Estate Institute of New South Wales on behalf of their members.

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12/04/2021 12:00:00 AM12/04/2021 9:11:35 AM

Standard retail leases will give retailers a lift at this critical time

MEDIA RELEASE: As we await the economic fallout of the end of JobKeeper, the Real Estate Institute of NSW (REINSW) has devised a way for retail businesses to save thousands of dollars at a time when they need all the help they can get.

01/04/2021

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COVID Recovery Bill passes the buck

MEDIA RELEASE: Throughout the pandemic, landlords have provided support for tenants unable to pay rent and now, despite the NSW Government again claiming it is supporting tenants and landlords, the COVID Recovery Bill leaves both hanging out to dry.

30/03/2021

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Embracing the wellness journey

This year, we’re putting wellness in the spotlight. Robyn Gleeson explains why every agency should adopt an attitude of wellness and implement strategies to care for their team. Why? Because the benefits are endless!

25/03/2021

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A year on from COVID: Property Managers are moving onwards and upwards

While many residential sales agents are reaping the rewards of a post-pandemic real estate boom, property managers are still reeling from a 12-month rollercoaster of anxious landlords, tense tenants and lost listings.

24/03/2021

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Strata by-laws may be ‘admin nightmare’ but tenants need to know building rules

Property managers who fail to supply tenants with a building’s strata by-laws, are risking a hefty fine – even if they are not at fault for the breach.

23/03/2021

23/03/2021 12:00:00 AM23/03/2021 5:04:31 PM

REINSW supports property sector overhaul

MEDIA RELEASE: The Real Estate Institute of NSW (REINSW) has urged the NSW Lower House to follow the lead of the Upper House and pass the Property Services Council Bill to help prevent real estate-related disputes and deliver better consumer outcomes

19/03/2021

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From strength to strength

The team at SJ Shooter Real Estate in Dubbo have taken their vibrant independent agencies from a small bedroom office to being a leading regional agency in just five years.

18/03/2021

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Bringing an auction forward

In a sellers’ market it is not uncommon to see an increase in homes selling prior to auction day. But due to such high demand in some markets, auction campaigns are being fast-tracked.

16/03/2021

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Unpredictable vacancy rates the only constant for residential rental market

MEDIA RELEASE: The REINSW Vacancy Rate Survey results for February 2021 show that the residential rental market across New South Wales remains unpredictable.

15/03/2021

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WIRE 2021 – the Wrap Up!

It was great to be back this week with REINSW’s first live event for 2021 - the 14th Women in Real Estate Conference (WIRE) which took place at Doltone House to coincide with International Women’s Day celebrations.

12/03/2021

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