Top articles for 2022!

2022 has been another wild ride for the Queensland real estate industry.

As Queensland’s peak body, the REIQ has kept the profession a step ahead by providing timely news and market updates, best practice advice and tips plus more throughout the year. In no particular order, here are 10 of this years’ top articles for 2022! 

How the reiq toppled the land tax regime 

With less than 24 hours’ notice, the REIQ swung into action to campaign against it and was a leading voice on the issue from day one. Read our journey which lead to the Premier’s decision in shelving the land tax regime. 

Read it here!  

REIQ’s Voice heard at Queensland Housing Summit  

With the state in the middle of a housing crisis, the REIQ was proud to represent the Queensland real estate profession at the October Queensland Housing Summit. The REIQ contributed a series of recommendations, both immediate and longer-term solutions at this summit.  

Read more on the REIQ’s involvement here!  

REIQ Delivers $70k worth of flood support 

In response to the Queensland floods in the February flood event, member agents, partners, and sponsors of the REIQ delivered more than $70,000 worth of support and volunteered in impacted areas! 

Read the full story here! 

REIQ Readies agents for new rental laws 

2022 brought the beginning of the most significant rental legislative reforms in more than a decade. The REIQ outlined how it planned to keep agents a step ahead of these changes. 

Learn more about how the REIQ did this here!  

Queensland real estate professionals buck national image perceptions  

Despite real estate professionals receiving low rankings in national professional image and ethics surveys, new research shows Queenslanders actually view real estate agents favourably.  

Read REIQ CEO Antonia Mercorella addressing this matter here! 

Professional development key to consumer protection, says REIQ 

Helping keep real estate agents a step ahead in their careers, the REIQ are strong advocates for the establishment of an annual CPD regime for real estate professions. This article touches on the REIQ’s statements after hearing the announcement from Attorney General that consultation regarding mandatory CPD for the industry is underway. 

Read these statements here! 

What to do in a multiple offer scenario 

This popular article perfectly demonstrates the REIQ’s core values of informing and educating real estate agents by exploring and offering best practice tips on what to do in a multiple offer scenario. 

Get these best practice tips here! 

An examination of the PO Form 6 Appointment for Sales Agents 

Paperwork can be tricky and in real estate it is extremely important to get it done right to avoid problems and mistakes further down the line. This article examines the requirements for a valid PO Form 6 Appointment, specifically relating to sales agents and some common mistakes that are made by agents. 

Read about this here! 

Ensure your property contract’s special conditions are sound 

This Queensland Supreme Court decision helps serve as a reminder to real estate agents that they should always strongly encourage their clients to obtain independent legal advice in respect of all matters pertaining to property contracts and other documents prior to execution. 

Learn more about the Queensland Supreme Court’s decision here! 

Best in Queensland real estate recognised for raising the bar 

You’ve most likely heard about the REIQ Awards for Excellence. This popular event allows real estate professionals to be recognised for their outstanding achievements over the past year. 

Read this article here!