REINSW put forward a proposal for a new structure to REIA in early 2016 and have since negotiated and agreed the main points of the new structure.
As a result, the REINSW Board has decided to re-join the REIA as a full participating Member from 1 July 2016.
The main benefits of re-joining are:
One national and united voice with clear policies, strategies and action plans
One national, united voice and position on policy and advocacy will help to effectively lobby the Federal and State Governments on a range of issues and defend the profession.
A stronger focus on offering better products and services for agents
Joining the REIA will help collaboration and where one REI has a great product or service then this should be supported and rolled out to Members nationally.
In the short term the REIA’s Board and management structure will be changed to ensure that Member REIs have a stronger and more direct part to play in the governance and management of the REIA. This will ensure that the best people in the profession are representing our collective interests as well as our clients’ interests at the highest level.
Single national association
There is a commitment to moving towards a single national body (one REI) that can better represent agents’ interests rather than the current federated structure with all of its duplications, inefficiencies and structural weaknesses.
REIA’s national research and communications
This will be made available to REINSW and its members to provide additional insight into the property market and for sharing with Members’ clients, prospects and other contacts.