Group CEO Young Carr says the training drive is Aida's response to new compulsory qualifications for estate agents as well as to the increasingly complex demands of the marketplace.
"Aida has decided to offer free training to our agents countrywide to ensure a high level of expertise and superior service throughout our network," he says.
The group currently offers free training in ATS levels 1, 2 and 3 and the free courses will run until the end of October. Carr says the initiative has already received an overwhelming response from the group's 800 agents countrywide.
"Aida is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and morale among our agencies around the country is high. And the over-subscription for some training venues is indeed an indication of our agents' commitment to continually sharpen their skills in order to offer their clients professional service of a high standard," Carr says.
The courses on offer establish a firm foundation and are compatible with further training towards the NQF4-level real estate certificate, the compulsory new qualification for all practising estate agents in SA.
Aida is sponsoring each agent attending the course to the tune of R600 and Carr says the group views the expenditure as a sound investment in individual agents as well as in the group as a whole.
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