IEASA Plans huge gathering of Estate Agents

The Institute of Estate Agents (IEASA) is to mark its 70th anniversary this year with a national conference and expo that is expected to attract more than 1500 of the industry’s leading professionals. Dr Willie Marais, President of IEASA said that this conference will be the biggest event on the SA real estate calendar, they are offering delegates a great package including the chance to hear some top international and local speakers and they are expecting an excellent turnout. The conference will take place from 27 to 30 September at the Emperor’s Palace in Kempton Park, Gauteng and the theme will be “Purpose, passion, perseverance” which are the main elements found in most definitions of success. The line-up of international speakers includes Manfred Chemek and David Segrest, who will present the Certificate of the International Property Specialist (CIPS) course, Gail Lyons from the US National Association of Realtors, who will offer the Transnational Referral Certification (TRC) course. Also speaking will be Norman Flynn, past president of the NAR, as well as Timo Smit, chairman of the International Consortium of Real Estate Association (ICREA) from the Netherlands, who will cover the benefits of for IEASA members. Local contributors will include property economist Erwin Rode, real estate legal expert Prof Henk Delport, Graham Gavin of Richard Robbins and Steven Johnstone of Providence Coaching Systems. Allan Harvey will speak on self-image, Graham Le Sar on conquering fear, Jonie Peddie on personality styles, Michelle Voogt on attitude, Yolanda Burgell on corporate protocol and Makheni Motana on team leadership. Networking and socialising opportunities at the conference will include a cocktail function to open the trade expo, a carnival theme evening, and a 1930’s theme gala dinner on the last evening. The trade expo, meanwhile, will showcase products, systems and services that estate agents can either use themselves to improve their businesses, or recommend to the homeowners that are their clients. “Overall,” says Marais, “this convention will offer agents the latest training, technology and other tools to help them differentiate themselves from their peers in an increasingly competitive environment and really boost their income potential.” For more information about the conference, agents should contact Linda Webster of Sun Conferences on 031 563 9147. Bookings close on 31 August.
Issued by the Institute of Estate Agents of SA