JAN / FEB 2016

Welcome to the first CEAnergy issue of 2016!


In our lead story, we cover the visit of Minister of State for National Development and Trade & Industry Dr Koh Poh Koon, who encouraged CEA to continue its close partnership with industry stakeholders to achieve a higher level of professionalism in the real estate agency sector. Read about the new guidelines developed by the industry associations, in consultation with CEA, to achieve a higher degree of standardisation of job titles for the industry. To enable consumers to make informed choices and encourage them to be more discerning in their property transactions, we touch on our efforts to reach out to potential foreign property investors, and share quick tips to address our readers' questions on commissions. And to start the year off on an inspirational note, we profile a salesperson who strives to delight her clients with excellent service.


CEAnergy will continue to offer more useful takeaways for all our readers in our upcoming issues. Stay tuned!

 
Minister of State Dr Koh Poh Koon visits CEA
Dr Koh Poh Koon, Minister of State for National Development and Trade & Industry, visited CEA on 19 January 2016. During his visit, Dr Koh met with CEA's management to discuss CEA's work in three key areas - industry regulation, industry development and consumer education. Dr Koh observed that CEA has partnered with the industry over the years to raise the professional and ethical standards of the real estate industry and inspire greater consumer confidence.
 
Minister of State for National Development and Trade & Industry Dr Koh Poh Koon (right) with CEA Executive Director Lee Kwong Weng
 
 
New guidelines on job titles will provide greater clarity to consumers
 
Guidelines on salespersons' job titles - An initiative by industry associations
The Institute of Estate Agents, SAEA Ltd and Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers, in consultation with CEA, have jointly developed a new set of guidelines to promote greater transparency and achieve a higher degree of standardisation of job titles for real estate salespersons across the industry.
 
 
Update on Licensing and Registration Exercise
CEA has released data from the latest licensing and registration exercise for estate agents and salespersons. As at 1 January 2016, CEA has licensed 1,369 estate agents and registered 29,262 salespersons.
 
CEA has licensed 1,369 estate agents and registered 29,262 salespersons as at 1 January 2016
 
 
 
Spotlight CEA

 
Industry Bytes

 
 
Tips & Tools

 
 
What's On

    HDB Resale Seminar (featuring CEA)

  • 5 March 2016

  • CPF Public Talk "Buying your next home" (featuring CEA)

  • 26 March 2016

  • RES Examination Dates

  • 27 & 28 February 2016

  • REA Examination Dates

  • 16, 17 & 18 March 2016

 
 
 
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