Staffing divi­sion for prop­erty in­sti­tute

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - PROPERTY -

THE In­sti­tute of Es­tate Agents, We s t e r n C a p e , h a s l a u n c h e d a re­cruit­ment and place­ment divi­sion, says chair­man Ivan Neeth­ling.

P r o p e r t y P l a c e ment s , a n o n - profit body, will be run from the in­sti­tute’s premises in the Howard Cen­tre, Pinelands.

“Since the Es­tate Agency Af­fairs Board in­tro­duced new train­ing reg­u­la­tions for the es­tate agency in­dus­try it has be­come clear that there will be a short­age of qual­i­fied peo­ple in the re­cov­er­ing econ­omy, and the new divi­sion will ad­dress this,” says Neeth­ling.

“The divi­sion will have tremendous ben­e­fits for all mem­bers, es­pe­cially cor­po­rate mem­bers,” he says. “There is no fa­cil­i­ta­tor for peo­ple who may want to en­ter the in­dus­try or change from one em­ployer to an­other, and Prop­erty Place­ments will meet those needs.”

The new divi­sion will be run by Kim Ash­ton, who has many years of prop­erty ex­pe­ri­ence. She says she al­ready has man­dates from em­ploy­ers to re­cruit man­agers and agents. Salaries of­fered range from R20 000 to R40 000 a month plus in­cen­tives.

She says the IEASA West­ern Cape direc­tors had de­cided to launch the divi­sion as one of sev­eral new of­fer­ings to mem­bers. It fol­lows the suc­cess of the PropS­tats divi­sion, the new monthly prop­erty statis­tics web-based ser­vice of­fer­ing data up­dated ev­ery 24 hours. PropS­tats en­ables mem­bers to ac­cu­rately value clients’ prop­er­ties be­cause it works with cur­rent, re­li­able in­for­ma­tion, ac­ces­si­ble only to in­sti­tute mem­bers.

“ We b e l i e v e w e c a n p l a c e be­tween 10 and 20 peo­ple a month in g o o d p o s i t i o n s . We w i l l o f f e r monthly ca­reer evenings for the pub­lic and mem­bers and they will find out about all the em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties.”

Any busi­ness plan­ning to down­size their staff num­bers should con­tact the In­sti­tute, says Neeth­ling.

“We will gladly give staff talks on the op­por­tu­ni­ties in prop­erty and will be es­pe­cially in­ter­ested in those who want to set up their own agen­cies and are will­ing to work through our men­tor­ship.

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