REIQ Marks 95 Years of Advice

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IN THIS first REIQ CEO column written exclusively for APN publications, I want to introduce myself as well as reintroduce the Real Estate Institute of Queensland to you.

I have been the CEO of the REIQ for 18 months and have been tasked with reinvigorating an organisation which this year celebrates its 95th birthday.

I am sure many of you have heard the acronym REIQ whenever youCOve been buying or selling property.

In fact, it is a name that has been synonymous with best practice and professionalism for nearly 100 years.

Historical records show that the REIQCOs inaugural president wrote the following:

C[pounds sterling]The total suppression of dishonourable practices and retaliatory actions is our goal and the pleasant prospect of universal confidence amongst members of our profession is well worth striving for.C[yen]

Queensland has experienced massive changes to its social and economic landscape, the property market and the regulation of the property industry in the past 95 years.

WeCOve also weathered two world wars; other global conflicts; recession; natural disasters; and the inflow of millions of people into the state.

But even after such dramatic events and change, the REIQ continues to strive towards that ultimate goal first outlined more than nine decades ago.

The REIQ in 2013 is a well-respected and trusted organisation that has fought hard over the years to improve the reputation and professionalism of our industry. …