Award-winning network LJ Hooker has joined the Real Estate Institute of Australia’s (REIA's) Affiliates’ Council.
“It’s fantastic that LJ Hooker has come on board to benefit from what REIA offers its members,” REIA CEO Amanda Lynch said.
“REIA’s Affiliate members have alignment with the leading industry association for Australia’s real estate profession, benefiting from REIA’s advocacy on their behalf and through our strong relationship with national media.”
Other groups that are part of the Affiliates’ Council are First National Real Estate, Professionals Real Estate Group and Estate Agents Co-operative.
LJ Hooker CEO Georg Chmiel said that "with the national licensing debate gathering steam it's important that LJ Hooker as a group has an opportunity to be part of these discussions and represented by REIA via the Affiliates' Council”.
"We're pleased to be a founding member of REIA's Affiliates' Council and we're looking forward to being an integral member, working together to advance and promote the industry for real estate specialists and customers alike.”
Ms Lynch said the Affiliates’ Council had made significant policy inroads on issues such as clarification with Safe Work Australia on occupational health and safety requirements, the franchising review, tax reform and offering support to REIA on its campaign against the “dumbing down” of the real estate profession under the national licensing proposals.