New era for Institute of Estate Agents

Dr Andrew Golding, CE of the Pam Golding Property group, has been elected national president of the Institute of Estate Agents of South Africa (IEASA).

Comments Dr Golding, who was formerly national president-elect of the Institute: “This forms part of the planned succession as envisaged when the merger between NAREA and the IEASA took place. In this regard I wish to pay tribute to my predecessor, Dr Willie Marais, who was instrumental in ensuring the smooth implementation of this transition and who has given selflessly to the Institute over a prolonged period of time.

“Moving forward, a key differentiator for the Institute is the fact that a full-time executive has been appointed as COO of the Institute, namely Pam Snyman, who is well known within the industry,” says Dr Golding.

Snyman, who has 24 years of experience in real estate as an agent and MD of her own company, was head of external training for Pam Golding Properties for nine years, serves on the IEASA’s Western Cape regional board of directors, and was a member of the standards generating bodies for the FET Certificate: Real Estate NQF levels 4, 5 and 7 – including author for academic material content for several unit standards for the level 4 qualification. In 2002 she was the first member of the real estate industry to be awarded full certification as an assessor – having been involved in the creation of the new industry curriculum as the subject expert called in by the Services Seta to assist in finalising content to cater specifically for the property industry.

Says Dr Golding: “The IEASA faces a number of key challenges – first and foremost being the unification of the real estate industry by incorporating all the real estate groups under one banner, and with the single goal of ensuring that real estate agencies are fully represented. In so doing the IEASA seeks to be able to be in control of its own destiny, and able to lobby important influencing parties and stakeholders.

In addition, a further key aim is ensuring that the fully represented Institute is appropriate and relevant to all individual estate agents – adding value to their professional lives and assisting in their daily work.  In this regard Pam Snyman, with her vast experience and qualifications in real estate training will be able to add considerable value to members of the Institute, whether he/she is an individual agent or part of a large group. We are hopeful and optimistic of being able to achieve these objectives and call on both individuals within real estate agencies and groups for assistance and support in this regard.”

Article from: IEASA – 10 February 2010

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