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Week-long NSW Fair Trading compliance program begins today!

NSW Fair Trading announced on Friday that a compliance team will be inspecting real estate agents and their businesses in the South coast region of NSW from today.

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NSW Budget 2020-21

REINSW President Leanne Pilkington and CEO Tim McKibbin discuss the NSW Budget and the proposed changes to property taxation.

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Winter is coming: are your properties smoke alarm safe?

The whitewalkers aren't the only thing you need to worry about this winter. What about your smoke alarm compliance?

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Government must act to prevent consumer danger

Magistrate of the NSW State Coroner's Court makes recommendations to improve fire safety in homes that echo changes proposed by REINSW.

21/08/2018

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Are you committing copyright infringement when playing music?

We consume and use music to enhance our client's experience. But do you have permission to benefit from someone else's work?

26/07/2018

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Government fails landlords and tenants

The High Court has ruled NCAT doesn't have jurisdiction where one or more of the parties to the dispute are interstate.

18/04/2018

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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

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REINSW Submission on combustible cladding

REINSW has welcomed the proposed reform to address the safety risks posed by combustible cladding.

21/03/2018

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Clamping down on tax evasion

Purchasers will have to withhold GST on the purchase price of new residential premises from 1 July 2018.

13/03/2018

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Agent safety obligations unfair and dangerous

REINSW CEO Tim McKibbin has labelled fire safety obligations imposed on real estate agents as dangerous and unfair.

12/03/2018

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Beware misuse of stock images

Are you using copyright-free images for your social media and website? Find out three things you can you do to avoid potential problems.

08/03/2018

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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

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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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Capital Fund Works Plan

The matters to be included in capital works fund plans need to be clarified and the annual savings needed to fund anticipated expenditure should be set out.

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