It’s all academic, or that’s what First National Real Estate is saying about its new on-line training and support system, called Academy.
The system is designed to change forever the way information is shared amongst its members, who often experience difficulty finding the time to leave their busy work schedules and attend centralised training sessions.
“All members can now access training events, in most cases using nothing more than the computer equipment already in their office,” National Communications Manager, First National Real Estate, Stewart Bunn said.
“This will revolutionise the way our members can keep abreast of industry trends and changes and make sure they stay at the forefront of the real estate market.
“They can do the training where it is most convenient to them. Gone are the days when members missed out because they weren’t able to physically attend a training session.”
The inaugural training session was held recently, and covered the full gamut of information on the growing marketing tool of Social Media.
“This was a solid introduction to a tool that is growing in popularity and has become vital to the way real estate professionals conduct their business,” Mr Bunn said.
“It explained what social media really is, why it is important to have a social media presence, the do’s and don’t’s of successful social media interaction, how to get started and how to make money using the tool.”
Remote First National members agree that the new system heralds unprecedented flexibility for them.
‘The Online Academy is a great initiative,” Deanne Lamprey, a First National member based in northern Tasmania said.
“We normally travel two hours to attend training in our state.
“Now with the ability to have online training this will definitely minimise time out of the office.
“It is also great to be able to revisit training sessions at a later time if a staff member was unavailable at the time of the live session, or for a quick refresher.”