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Agents go with the flow as restrictions are eased

The Real Estate Institute of NSW (REINSW) has welcomed the State Government’s decision to remove some of the restrictions imposed on agents when showing and auctioning properties.

The property services industry is being afforded the opportunity to expand the suite of services it currently offers the community under the Covid-19 social distancing regulations.

The industry has earned this opportunity by demonstrating its strict compliance with the existing suite of community protections.

Accordingly, the industry acknowledges its obligation to follow the procedures and processes prescribed by government to protect the community.

The chief executive officer of REINSW, Tim McKibbin, says: “large supermarkets, home improvement shops and public transport all have people congregating in an environment not dissimilar to what is proposed for the property services industry, so we welcome the relaxation of these restrictions.”

“The property industry is fully cognisant of its obligations to ensure social distancing, the use of sanitising procedures and the like to protect the community,” he said.

“Accordingly, the property services industry acknowledges and embraces its obligation to follow the procedures and processes prescribed by government to protect the community.”

“The government has clearly demonstrated that the health and safety of the community is its primary obligation.

“Whilst discharging that obligation the economy was put into hibernation.

“Now that systems have been developed and deployed to protect the community, the government has clearly turned its attention to slowly reigniting the economy. The property industry as the single biggest industry in NSW is the logical place to start.

“Consistent with the mantra “we are all in this together” the REINSW and its members will do whatever is required to support the government and protect consumers,” he said.

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