A stellar line-up of the industry’s most influential and respected agents spoke about the Pathway to Professionalism at REINSW’s Future Agent Summit at the Sydney Mint on Friday 1 September.

REINSW, in association with the Real Estate Institute of Australia, is working with some of the industry’s leading agents to create a new nationally recognised Professional Standards Scheme that will change real estate practice forever. Find out more here.

Speakers at the Summit included Alexander Phillips, Caroline Bolderston, John McGrath and Shannan Whitney.  A panel of Andrew Lutze, Jesse Davidson, Leanne Pilkington, Lynette Malcolm, Suzie Reid and William Phillips also participated. 

REINSW President John Cunningham said: “We need to reinvent ourselves collectively and go on the offensive to deliver to the consumer the service expectations they deserve and desire. Then we can create a real difference between being an agent and being a true property professional."

The journey for real estate to become a profession should be finalised by the end of 2019. The next stage in the process is extensive consultation with the industry and community throughout 2018. 

A Property Professionals Advisory Group made up of some key industry individuals has been set-up to determine the framework that needs to be put in place to achieve the ultimate goal.

The group has been tasked with examining and considering the five critical elements defined by the Professional Standards Authority as being necessary for the industry to qualify as a profession: ethics, education, experience, examination and entity.

Find out more about the group here.

Watch REINSW's Future Agent highlights video below.


Hear from the attendees

Ben Cohen
Licensee/Principal of Ray White Shellharbour

Brendan Pomponio
Principal of Belle Property in Dee Why



Caroline Bolderston
Coach/Speaker/Consultant at Being Bold Coaching



Leanne Pilkington
REINSW Deputy President and Managing Director of Laing + Simmons


Leon Axford
Axford Auctions Director


Lynette Malcolm
Partner at Chadwick Real Estate


Michael Sheargold
CEO/Founder of the Real Estate Results Corp

Peter Matthews
Director of Strategy and Operations at The Agency

Shannan Whitney
BresicWhitney CEO 


Watch REINSW's Future Agent Summit in full below.