A poll carried out by UMR Research on behalf of the Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) has highlighted the public's attitude to the proposed introduction of licensing for estate agents across the country.
According to the findings, 48 per cent of respondents wished to see the introduction of a diploma system to safeguard standards, while 36 per cent were happy for estate agents to have a certification that they the required training and abilities to function responsibly within the profession.
REIA president Pamela Bennett noted in response to the research that the proposed new licensing system will be of great benefit not only to those working in the sector, but also to the public in terms of delivering a higher standard of care.
She said: "We want high standards for the profession including diploma level qualifications, compulsory professional development and the licensing of commercial property transactions so as to provide consumers with protection throughout all their property transactions."
Posted by Steve Douglas