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.