Mentor launches property course to assist advice practitioners and real estate career aspirants 


Dr Mark Sinclair

Mentor Education Group has responded to a growing number of calls from accountants, brokers and financial planners for a course in real estate as more professional advisory practices position themselves for the future as ‘one-stop-shop’ service providers, said Mentor founder and managing director Dr Mark Sinclair.

In addition, real estate has become a beacon for many individuals seeking a career change and opportunity to work in real estate, or one day to establish a business in this field.

Mentor’s Real Estate Agent’s Representative Course (Victoria) provides this insight and a career entry point.

Almost every personal and business financial services related activity is influenced by property, said Dr Sinclair.  “Whether it be a young couple aspiring to achieve their dream of owning the family home, SMSF’s seeking to invest or divest property holdings, to seniors seeking to downsize or activate the value in the home to improve their financial position in retirement.  The importance and influence of property to create wealth or support lifestyle ambitions is immense.”

“Hence the call by advice practitioners to enhance their knowledge in this field to better understand and incorporate their client’s property investments into holistic plans and asset allocation strategies”.

Dr Sinclair continued, “Then there is the property market that is currently undergoing a correction, but in the long-term continues to expand supported by population growth and links to Asia that has propelled the Australian economy to the upper end of developed nations globally.  This is fuelling the incentive for the next generation of agent representatives, auctioneers and property service employees to enter the industry”.

Mentor’s Property Services / Real Estate course was developed in partnership with industry stalwart and principal of MAB5 Property Network Mr Mario Bertone.  The course leaders (including Mario Bertone), are industry experienced experts in their respective fields and students will also benefit from their commitment to coaching and mentoring support.

The Mentor course and study program will be supplemented with workshops, career nights, networking opportunities and short courses that will be led by industry professionals with real life / industry experience and backgrounds – not theorists!

Commenting about the property sector, Mario Bertone said, “From the outside looking in, real estate / property appears easy, glamorous and an undertaking with immense financial rewards.  The reality is, it is highly regulated and practitioners must be qualified professionals in order to deal with property related matters”.

Mario Bertone continued, “Within the property sector there are many real estate career paths that include being the conduit between buyers and sellers; selling and leasing residential homes and units; commercial properties such as industrial, retail, hospitality, office complexes; and residential apartment development.

“In addition, there are opportunities in property management, property development, buyers’ advocacy, and many more if students in this course continue their studies”.

During the Mentor course, students will learn the essentials of property management and finances, property development, legislation, managing risk as well as marketing and client base management.

On successful completion of the course, graduates will meet the educational requirements to apply for accreditation as a Real Estate Agents Representative in the state of Victoria.

Enquiries are welcome and enrolments for the October 2018 intake of students are now open.

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