While there are many changes taking place in the real estate industry and many have said that there is confusion in the ranks, the Institute of Estate Agents in the Western Cape are continuing their drive towards bringing the best service and the best possible training to all estate agents.
In order to do this, says Annette Evans, head of marketing at the IEA Western Cape and head of PropStats, there is a drive to boost their membership and they are waiving the usual joining fee for a limited time. The monthly membership is a nominal R45 per month.
This fee entitles the member to unlimited access to the PropStats data platform as well as discounted rates to training and seminars arranged by the Institute, which covers a wide variety of legal updates as well as motivational talks.
“The IEA, Western Cape has always seen itself as the “middle-man” between agents and the EAAB and in order to represent estate agents properly, they should become members so that the Institute can act on their behalf effectively,” she said.
The EAAB has now confirmed that the long awaited Intern Log Book is now available online at http://www.eaab.org.za/
The log book contains information and projects that the intern and their principals will complete over a one year period and the guidelines are all there to complete the necessary steps to becoming a qualified estate agent.
Evans also encourages agents to attend the EAAB Road Show event being held on the 23rd April at the Cape Sun in Strand Street, Cape Town. Further information on this session can be found at http://www.eaab.org.za/
The EAAB Road Show will be going from Cape Town to various areas in Gauteng, then to Durban, and the following date in the Western Cape will be on the 26 June at the Erinvale Hotel in Somerset West.
“Bryan Chaplog, acting CEO of the EAAB has said that all stakeholders in the real estate industry are welcome at these events and, as the Road Show is being held at various venues throughout all the provinces in South Africa, they hope to reach and interact with the majority of those involved in the property industry in SA,” said Evans. “The EAAB has said that they want transparency and these events are a way to keep estate agents informed of developments within the EAAB and the property marketing environment.”