The REINSW Roadshow 2019 kicks off on 2 May 2019 and this year REINSW is doing it differently.
“Roadshow 2019 is all about staying relevant in a changing market,” says REINSW Training Manager, Nerida Wood.
“Change is a constant in the real estate industry. There are always new regulations, changes to legislation and decisions being made that impact agents’ day-to-day practice. As the peak industry body for real estate, it’s our job to make sure our members are kept up-to-date and stay informed.”
A new future
Wood says industry-specific changes are happening on the ground every day, but the larger shift towards automation and a growing focus on brand integrity also affect agents.
“Our members are facing disruption on micro and macro levels,” she says.
“While legislative changes, such as the new domestic violence reforms, require understanding and adoption, technology and innovation in the real estate industry requires agents to review their entire business model and strategy.”
Roadshow 2019 will offer specialist sessions for property managers across NSW.
“Property management is the most highly-regulated of all the scopes of real estate agency,” says Wood. “We want to unpack all the changes that have occurred in the last year so agents can feel safe in the knowledge they have and their understanding of the law.”
But wasn’t that what the RTA Tour was all about, we hear you ask.
“Yes and no,” says Wood. “The RTA Tour addressed the impact of the Residential Tenancies Amendment (Review) Bill 2018, which is now the Residential Tenancies Amendment (Review) Act 2018.
“We looked at all the Government’s proposed changes, for example to break fees, domestic violence and rent increases, and delivered sessions that aimed to unpack the changes before they became law. This was to prepare agents for what was ahead.
“The Roadshow will go deeper into these issues, but with the benefit of hindsight. It will look at domestic violence, meth and mould, and more.”
The benefit of attending
Wood says this year’s Roadshow is designed to meet agents where they’re at – facing a challenging market with pressure to differentiate and diversify, while maintaining a business constantly impacted by legislative changes.
“That’s a lot to take on and agents need to be armed with knowledge,” she says.
“Last year we focussed on the industry reforms, understanding from NSW Fair Trading that they would be in effect by now. Sadly, this hasn’t happened, and agents have been left in the dark about their future.
“REINSW Roadshow aims to shine the light on the future of real estate and give agents the skills and knowledge to meet it head on.”