With so many changes to the legislation and service requirements surrounding the property management sector, tenants and landlords are being left with numerous questions. As the industry scrambles to keep up, it is paramount for business managers and business owners to keep current with all sectors of their own businesses.
With the deluge of information available, often with conflicting advice, this can feel like a daunting task.
Kylie Lange, Harcourts South Australia’s Property Operations Manager puts it like this:
“The new legislation and the realities of our working environment in property management right now mean that it’s essential for our people – especially our business leaders – to be able to answer the need-to-know questions, and there are a lot of those questions.
“We are seeing some of our business people use this as an opportunity to upskill themselves and obtain their formal qualification in Property Management, to better provide the answers their teams and clients need right now”
One example from within the Harcourts group is Phil Ouslinis, business manager for Harcourts Pilgrim, in Adelaide’s Eastern suburbs. Mr Ouslinis recognised the need for correct and up to date information around the Property Management space.
“I honestly believe understanding all facets of the real estate business is so important. I have learnt that the Business Owner or a Senior Property Manager can't be there for all staff and clients, so having a third person for someone to go to is vital,” said Mr Ouslinis.
Mr Ouslinis (photo right) has been able to enrol and commence study immediately at The Harcourts Real Estate Training Centre, a Registered Training Organisation where property management and sales qualifications can be obtained via online study.
“Setting up to enrol in the course was a breeze, the trainer, Ray Brincat, and the team have been fantastic to deal with. Using the online portals allows me to focus on the property management modules in the comfort of my own home.”
South Australia’s head trainer at The Harcourts Real Estate Training Centre, Mr Brincat, has 12 years of training experience and more than 30 years of property management experience. He has seen an interesting change in students enrolling in property management licensing over the last 14 days.
“We have confirmed enrolments from sales consultants who are now looking to get qualified in the Property Management arena. All our staff are real estate people and dedicated to training – we live and breathe it. Our mantra is ‘learn from those who do’. This is the most important part of any training organisation – open access to experienced trainers to receive support, mentoring and training advice,” Mr Brincat said.
Mr Brincat is also a qualified Assessor of Nationally Accredited Training, a Registered Land Agent and a Registered Property Manager. He believes the Property Management licensing in South Australia can help business owners and sales consultants navigate the next few months of market uncertainty.
“We are proud of our graduates who work for all of the recognised real estate brands in South Australia. We have adapted our training resources to ensure our graduates are job ready regardless of the real estate brand they commence their career with. Our reputation has grown to the point where real estate office business owners approach us for the next batch of graduating candidates,” Mr Brincat added.
The Harcourts Real Estate Training Centre in South Australia is located at 2/285 Wakefield Street, Adelaide SA 5000 and can be reached at 0413 448 233 or 1300 024 401 or through email firstname.lastname@example.org