REIA urges agents to cease public open homes, auctions



The Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) has urged real estate agents across the country to make “significant changes” to the way they operate, and called for public open homes and auctions to cease.

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REIA president Adrian Kelly said a deliberate organising of a gathering by a real estate agent “flies in the face of the directives of the Prime Minister”, and said the continued arrangement of unmodified public open homes and auctions is “impossible”.

“One on one private inspections by appointment must become the norm, coupled with the appropriate safeguards as recommended by health authorities,” Kelly said.

“With regard to public auctions, these can still occur via telephone bidding or by using one of the many online auction platforms available. We need to show some initiative and resourcefulness at this time.

“As an industry, we are all in this predicament together and the sooner we all do what needs to be done, the sooner we can return to a more normal real estate market.”


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