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Are you ready for this year’s challenges?

7 March 2016

Hear from the REINSW President and CEO. 

Better education, legislation and co-regulation were all discussed at a webinar looking at the challenges for real estate professionals in 2016.

REINSW CEO Tim McKibbin and President John Cunningham hosted the session which focused on the key issues to be aware of for the year ahead.

Topics included asbestos, swimming pools certification, strata reforms, retail leasing, the potential reforms to the Residential Tenancies Act and underquoting.

A report from REINSW's recent Industry Summit was also covered, but the main area of concern was improving education standards and REINSW’s push for co-regulation.

Tim McKibbin said: “It all starts with education. Our standards have slipped when you compare us to different industries, and we need to raise them.

“Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory have vastly superior educational standards for real estate agents. We need NSW to catch up with the rest of the country.”

He added: “Co-regulation is the most important issue that we are involved in at the moment." 

REINSW’s proposed co-regulation model aims to bring a stronger regulatory environment and secure a prosperous future for the profession. 

The work the Real Estate Reference Group is doing with NSW Fair Trading to guide and develop regulatory reform was also reported on.

View highlights of the talk below.