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2014 REINSW Industry Summit to debate hot topics

11 November 2014
Industry leaders will meet to discuss the future of the industry at this year's REINSW Industry Summit on Thursday, 27 November 2014.


The upcoming Industry Summit will provide an open environment for industry figures to voice their opinions on the critical issues and trends affecting the industry and profession. After a successful event in 2013, REINSW Deputy President John Cunningham said the 2014 Summit will build on last year’s efforts.

“Our first Industry Summit last year was a successful event. We had over 60 industry representatives attend the Summit and they all provided practical information towards improving the industry,” Mr Cunningham said.

“From the representatives’ discussions on the day, we received four very clear directives on which way we needed to move during the next 12 months and I'm very pleased to say REINSW achieved a lot of them."

To determine the topics for the 2014 Industry Summit, REINSW sent out a survey to members asking them to provide information on issues they would like to see discussed at the Summit.

“Issues that were important 12 months ago are of course important this year, however there are some increased challenges to add to the list. So this year we have outlined six primary objectives.

“A lot of the objectives have something to do with the regulatory environment agents currently operate in and how we can control and improve it.”

The delegates will share their views on the following topics:
  • The great portal debate
    What can the industry do as a collective to influence the major players and improve the services and costs for agents?

  • Regulatory challenges
    Underquoting, material fact and industry entry requirements are key issues for the profession. How should NSW Fair Trading address them?

  • Payroll tax
    What are the unknowns that need to be clarified by the Office of State Revenue?

  • Our national presence
    How should a national real estate body come together to best benefit the industry?

  • Lifting education standards
    How can entry-level and ongoing industry education be better aligned to workplace requirements?

  • Property manager vs tenancy manager
    Where do risk and responsibility start and finish?
As your industry voice, REINSW will represent your views and lead the charge in lobbying for a more robust profession, industry and marketplace.

“The Summit is important not only for the industry and property professionals, but also for consumers and our clients. This year we have greater expectations of the knowledge and direction that will surface from the leaders who attend the Summit, and the plan and actions that take place after the event,” Mr Cunningham said.

“I think we will get far greater outcomes after the 2014 REINSW Industry Summit.”