The real advantages of dealing with an REINSW member agent. Investment in property is one of the most important financial decision we will make, so it’s important to deal with a real estate agent you know you can trust. A well-chosen agent can be an invaluable asset for you:
- Can offer a wealth of knowledge and expertise
- Is well-placed to read & understand any day-to-day changes in the marketplace.
Why deal with a member?
There are many advantages in dealing with an REINSW member.
- REINSW is the largest professional associations for real estate agents in Australia.
- REINSW members follow a Code of Practice outlining the ethical duties and responsibilities of real estate agents. REINSW encourages agents to follow best practices and to be fair and responsible in their agency practices.
- The REINSW Education and Training Unit ensures agents have access to the highest quality training.
- The Real Estate Institute of New South Wales (REINSW) has adopted and implemented the national Code of Practice of the Real Estate Institute of Australia.
REINSW Code of Practice
The Code of Practice is a public statement of the principles, values and behaviour expected of REINSW members. The objective of the Code of Practice is to promote and encourage a high standard of ethical practice by members and their employees in their dealings with others members, other agents, their employees and members of the public.
To download a PDF version of the REINSW Code of Practice, please click here.
It may be worth your while to:
- Ask your agent to discuss the ethical standards they work by.
- Check that your agent has a sound knowledge of the local property market, including what properties they have sold over the past year and at what price.
- Ask your agent to explain their proposed marketing strategy and how they intend to keep you updated on their progress.
- Check that your agent has a good reputation with past clients and within the real estate industry.
Real estate agents undertake a diverse range of activities related to the selling and leasing of residential and commercial property. Many agents specialise in areas of practice such as residential sales, residential property management, commercial and industrial leasing and sales, representing buyers, rural sales, holiday and short-term rentals, and much more.
It is important to find an agent who has the skills and experience in the location and practice area you need. In New South Wales, agents must be licensed by the Office of Fair Trading under the Property, Stock and Business Agents Act 2002.