REIQ running remotely without skipping a beat

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Journal,  Buyers and sellers,  Principals,  Property Managers,  Salespeople

Protecting the people that support our industry is our top priority. The staff of the REIQ that work tirelessly to create content for, answer queries from, deliver products to and advocate on behalf of the Queensland real estate industry are all working remotely.

The REIQ has had a business continuity plan for a long time and we have been reviewing that in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. This planning enabled us to move quickly as the global and local response to the virus escalated from the middle of last week.

All of this led to us making the decision at 8:30am on Monday morning that the best way to keep our people safe and ensure The REIQ was able to support the industry through this tough period was to enforce social distancing of our staff by having them work remotely. Over Monday and Tuesday this week we have been progressively rolling teams out with the last one finishing up at 5pm on Tuesday afternoon.

What does this mean for members, client’s and suppliers?

Our upcoming events have either been moved online, postponed or cancelled. Existing ticket holders, sponsors and speakers will be notified about the specifics and our events page online will soon be fully updated to reflect the changes.

Our in-class training for registrations, full licences or licence upgrades has been moved to live webinars. Students impacted have been notified and new students will have the option to study completely online as they currently can or book into a future live webinar training sessions.

Our Cannon Hill Office is not accessible until further notice. All other operations will continue as usual.

The REIQ has been working off a virtualised desktop using Amazon for a number of years which has enabled us all to literally pick up at home where we left off at the office, so you can expect all of the same activity to continue as we always have.

Our Agency Advice line and Property Management Support Service (PMSS) are here to help our members navigate the practical issues arising from the coronavirus (COVID-19). We will also continue to provide valuable, timely and real estate specific content to help the industry get through this latest challenge.