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Harsh consequences for underquoting

What the Federal Court decided in a misleading and deceptive conduct case saw an agent charged with underquoting.

06/12/2018

6/12/2018 12:00:00 AM4/08/2020 11:42:29 AM

Underquoting quick guide

New underquoting laws commenced on 1 January 2016. Do you understand your obligations? Here’s a quick guide on the top five changes you need to know about.

09/11/2018

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Agents fined $25,000 after compliance blitz

More than 70% of Northern Beaches real estate agents inspected were fined over $25,000 after a NSW Fair Trading compliance blitz.

09/04/2018

9/04/2018 12:00:00 AM3/08/2020 4:43:25 PM

Avoid underquoting traps

REINSW held a free Member webinar aimed at giving agents a deeper understanding of underquoting.

24/04/2017

24/04/2017 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 9:00:53 PM

Written instructions offer protection

REINSW has warned agents to protect themselves from the Australian Consumer Law.

27/03/2017

27/03/2017 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 8:28:45 PM

Underquoting, one year on

Hear from REINSW President John Cunningham on underquoting, one year on.

28/02/2017

28/02/2017 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 9:47:22 PM

Changes to the underquoting laws

Underquoting and other changes to the PSBA Act begin on 16 December 2016.

16/12/2016

16/12/2016 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 9:21:17 PM

REINSW submission on consumer law reforms

REINSW has made a submission on the Australian Consumer Law Review.

23/06/2016

23/06/2016 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 9:04:35 PM

Underquoting audit underway in NSW

NSW Fair Trading has begun a two week underquoting audit of real estate agents in NSW until 18 March 2016.

09/03/2016

9/03/2016 12:00:00 AM3/08/2020 4:17:14 PM

Are you ready for this year’s challenges?

Hear from REINSW's President and CEO about improving education standards and legislation changes.

07/03/2016

7/03/2016 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 9:41:22 PM

Quoting property prices

There are now a set of new rules about how a real estate agent is allowed to quote a property price.

07/03/2016

7/03/2016 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 9:18:37 PM

Underquoting briefing boosts confidence on new laws

A highlights video reel of the REINSW latest underquoting session, is available to view.

04/03/2016

4/03/2016 12:00:00 AM3/08/2020 4:20:11 PM

Free form to help you comply with underquoting laws

We have developed a new form to help Members comply with the requirement to notify the seller of a revised estimated selling price.

18/02/2016

18/02/2016 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 9:10:07 PM

Underquoting laws are live!

The underquoting laws are now effective, are you fully prepared for what the changes mean for you?

11/01/2016

11/01/2016 12:00:00 AM3/08/2020 4:15:44 PM

Educating your clients on new underquoting laws

With underquoting laws now effective, agents should be able to educate their clients on what the changes will mean to them.

04/01/2016

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Helpline heroes

Working in the real estate industry isn’t an easy gig. Laws are constantly changing. Training standards keep moving. And there’s the never-ending battle to ensure compliance. Who can keep up? The REINSW Helpline can – and they’re always on hand.

20/10/2020

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Courageous self-leadership

Real estate agents have endured a mountain of pressure in recent months due to the uncertainty, change and stress brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s how you can embrace self-leadership to turn that pressure into performance.

19/10/2020

19/10/2020 12:00:00 AM19/10/2020 1:50:40 PM

Buying is booming

Ask most people about buyers’ agency and they’ll say the specialisation is a relatively new industry phenomenon. But, in fact, buyers’ agents first popped up in Australia as far back as the mid-1970s.

16/10/2020

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Podcast | What does the future hold for the real estate industry

Martin Lakos, Division Director at Macquarie Bank provides a global update and expert insights in a changing world.

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Sydney’s vacancy rate on the rise again, as regional areas tighten to house the metropolitan exodus

On the heels of a slight turnaround last month, the REINSW Vacancy Rate Survey results for September 2020 show that vacancies in Sydney are once again on the rise.

13/10/2020

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Webinar | Tools and techniques for dealing with life’s challenges

Ahead of World Mental Health Day which is observed on 10 October every year, Tim and Leanne are joined by Shannon Cummings for a free webinar to support the real estate industry.

09/10/2020

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When does a landlord policy cover the building?

It is easy to assume that a landlord’s policy would cover any damage caused by a tenant, no matter where this has occurred. This is the perceived intention of a landlord’s policy and how a claim should be paid in the event of damage, right..?

09/10/2020

9/10/2020 12:00:00 AM9/10/2020 2:15:37 PM

The standard form of residential tenancy agreement has changed

On and from 28 September 2020, the standard form of residential tenancy agreement in Schedule 1 to the Residential Tenancies Regulation 2019 (NSW) has changed. Read more about these amendments.

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Webinar | REINSW Helpline – Your questions answered

Answering over 10,000 calls each year, the REINSW Helpline team has over 75 years’ practical experience in the real estate industry. In this webinar Tim and Leanne are joined by two of our Helpline team members Marie Babka and Robert Anderson to answ

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Q & A - Always striving

For Leon Axford, Director of Axford Auctions, winning the Auctioneer category at the 2019 REINSW Awards for Excellence was a highlight of his career. A deserving recipient, Leon is one of the best in the business, conducting over 500 auctions a year

01/10/2020

1/10/2020 12:00:00 AM1/10/2020 12:27:13 PM

Webinar | ATO – What real estate employees can and can't claim

In this webinar Tim is joined by Kendal Hawken, Director, Australian Tax Office to discuss work related expenses including working from home during COVID-19, and what real estate employees can and can’t claim.

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1/10/2020 12:00:00 AM1/10/2020 12:23:38 PM

Relationships for life

Building solid relationships is central to your success as a real estate professional. Why? Because when you invest in people, they’ll invest in you too.

30/09/2020

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Passion and resilience

After close to 25 years in the real estate industry, Michelle McLean’s property management career has taken her from the southern suburbs of Sydney to the picturesque shores of Lake Macquarie. Read her story.

29/09/2020

29/09/2020 12:00:00 AM1/10/2020 11:34:12 AM

Webinar | How to run a sustainable buyers’ agency – Tips for success

This webinar is part one in a three-part series. Our experienced panel of presenters discuss the importance of having a sustainable business and offer tips for increased success.

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25/09/2020 12:00:00 AM25/09/2020 3:37:46 PM

NSW Government has announced an extension to the moratorium on evictions

We need your help! The NSW Government announced late on Wednesday afternoon a 6-month extension to the measures put in place to help residential tenants and landlords financially disadvantaged by COVID-19.

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