Real Estate Institute of the ACT announces assistance for ‘Mr Fluffy’ homeowners

Released 07/04/2015

Moving home can be a challenging experience, particularly for those who have lived in their current residence for many years and who might be unfamiliar with the process for relocating. That is why I’m pleased to announce that the Real Estate Institute of the ACT (REIACT) has brought together a team of experts in the property market to provide assistance to Mr Fluffy homeowners and tenants who are transitioning to new homes.
The REIACT Asbestos Advisory Group brings together experienced real estate agents who are able to provide free advice to individuals about the process of selling their home, purchasing a new one or securing rental accommodation.
The group will not be seeking to refer homeowners to particular agencies or sell homeowners properties, rather provide practical advice and tips on buying or renting.  This includes advice on how auctions work, how to get the most out of a real estate agent, and things to consider when purchasing another property.
The senior agents are able to meet with Mr Fluffy homeowners or tenants face to face to help them navigate through their individual circumstances and needs. With decades of industry experience behind them, these real estate agents are able to explain the processes and procedures associated with selling, buying and renting in a way that can be easily understood by those who may feel confused, overwhelmed or are simply seeking guidance.
The REIACT Asbestos Advisory Group is made up of the following agents:

  • Mr Ron Bell, CEO REIACT;
  • Mr Micheal Kumm, past REIACT President;
  • Mr Phillip Kouvelis, Life Member REIACT;
  • Mrs Willy Huys, Life Member REIACT;
  • Mr Norm Honey, Director – Independent Property Management;
  • Mrs Mary Debus, retired Principal;
  • Mr Dennis Vlandis, Principal – LJ Hooker Belconnen; and
  • Mrs Everyl Ellis, retired Principal Bertram Ellis.

This is yet another way ACT businesses and the community are offering their practical assistance to those affected by ‘Mr Fluffy’.  I would like to thank Ron Bell CEO of REIACT for establishing this group and for REIACT’s ongoing contribution to the community response to this issue as a member of the Community and Expert Reference Group (CERG).
People wishing to access the free advice from the REIACT Asbestos Advisory Group can contact the Taskforce Personal Support Team or call the REIACT office directly on 6282 4544 to arrange a free face-to-face meeting with an experienced agent.

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