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New website guides for would-be real estate agents

Few people buy a house so often that they know all consumer, legal and investment elements of the transaction. It’s also an emotional decision – a time when
experience counts for a lot. Buyers and sellers rely on a real estate agent for expertise and guidance for the remainder. The same applies to property management, whether a single unit or a large investment portfolio.
That’s why agents and agency managers have a constant need to consider their professional development and skills – and those entering the business need to be up to speed as soon as possible.
Real Estate Academy was established to ensure the highest level of professionalism for those entering a real estate career through to the experienced agent in need of a technique refresher and knowledge update. Operating for almost17 years and serving franchise networks as well as independent agencies across Australia and New Zealand, the Academy conducts about 10 twoday sales courses a year attended by up to 150 agents and managers, as well as leadership conferences, and numerous workshops on particular aspects of the industry.
To meet the demand for extra sales staff in real estate, the Academy has launched to help plot a path into a real estate career. A business partnership has also been established with the website, where hundreds of jobs in the Hunter Region are advertised each week.