Estate agents exam deadline draws near

Estate agents intending to write the Certificate in Estate Agency examination on November 17 2005 must register before October 21.

The press release reminder comes from Arnold Nel chairman of the Pietermaritzburg region of the Institute of Estate Agents, which is presenting a course to prepare candidates for the exam.

''We cannot emphasise strongly enough how important qualifications are in our industry'' says Arnold Nel. '' Agents, apart from selling, also have to have a working knowledge of several laws, and be able to give financial advice. This exam covers the fundamental principles.''

The examination, which was introduced in 1984 and has been revised several times since then, is set by the Estate Agency Affairs Board. The voluntary qualification allows successful candidates to place the letters CEA after their name.

The IEASA was founded in 1937 to promote professional standards in the estate agency industry. Training is one of its most important activities, and the Institute will be presenting a ''Real Estate Sales Marketing “ course for new agents and as a refresher for established agents starting Friday November 4 for four consecutive Fridays in November from 9am to 4pm. This course is open to members of the public who are considering a career in Real Estate.

Enquiries: Institute of Estate Agents Pietermaritzburg regional office; 033 3942205
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