Your best effort is good enough

REBOSA REPORT 16 FEBRUARY 2017

Dear Colleagues

There are a few EAAB and FIC deadlines looming and we urge you to please adhere to them.  We have covered each one in detail below.

We are also pleased to announce that our membership fees will remain unchanged for 2017.

I would again like to take this opportunity to thank you for your ongoing support and wish you a prosperous 2017.

Kind regards
Jan

Your Best Effort is Good Enough

The EAAB has recently approached a number of principals to submit a Self-Assessment of Compliance with the EAAA and FICA on the MyEAAB agent’s portal.  

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CONVEYANCING TARGETED BY SCAMMERS

There are troubling statistics regarding the steady increase in online fraud in conveyancing transactions. Bearing in mind that the Attorneys Insurance Indemnity Fund issued a statement last year that it would no longer cover ‘cyber crimes’ with effect from July 2016, there is escalating pressure on conveyancing firms to combat this form of fraud.  

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Tlakula sets the groundwork at new regulator

Feb 19 2017 06:02
Riana De Lange
Courtesy: City Press

New Information Regulator Pansy Tlakula

 

Johannesburg – The walls are still bare. There is a desk, table and chairs, but there are no documents, files, stationery or boxes anywhere. But as soon as Pansy Tlakula, chairperson of the country’s newly established information regulator (IR), walks into her office, things start to happen. 

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REMINDER AND EXTENSION OF DEADLINE: SELF-ASSESSMENT OF COMPLIANCE WITH EAAB AND FICA

Further to the email send to you on 20 January 2017 on the above subject, as the principal of the selected estate agency firm, you are reminded that you should to log in on the MyEAAB Agents Portal, click on the “Self-assessment” link on the Portal and complete the questionnaire.

The deadline for completing the questionnaire has now been extended  from the original date of 20 February 2017 to 10 March 2017.  

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The Real Estate Industry: Costs and Compliance Retard Transformation (SONA commentary)

During his State of the Nation address last week President Jacob Zuma commented on the property market noting that less than 5% of the sector is managed by people of colour and Africans in particular.

Jan le Roux, Chief Executive of the Real Estate Business Owners of South Africa (REBOSA), concedes that the residential sales market is undoubtedly dominated by white agents”.

Le Roux says the task is not made easier by the structure of the estate agents industry, since remuneration is entirely commission based which presents a challenge to any entrant into the market, black or white.  

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Showcase your company no matter how big or small

Property Buyer Show

This is the opportunity for you to showcase your company for ONLY R9 995 at the PROPERTY BUYER SHOW.

IEASA’s aim for 2017 is to introduce tangible benefits to our members.  We are working hard to secure various arrangements with stakeholders that will be advantageous, both in terms of savings and adding value to your business.  This is to give YOU all a boost in the marketplace.  

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