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Focusing on agents with can-do spirit

The past couple of years has seen Dah Sing Life invest heavily to project a more youthful image and attract more fresh graduates.

Friday, 4 May, 2012, 12:00am

Agents' qualification scheme tops agenda

The Estate Agents Authority this year will focus on a scheme that allows agents from both sides of the border to have their professional qualifications mutually recognised, according to chairman Vivien Chan. The authority has received dozens of inquiries about the scheme, which kicked off this month. Chan said it would also seek to expand its workforce this year.

10 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Journalists don't make it onto Aussie list of trustworthy people

Trust a journalist? Not the Australian elections authority.

A workmate in the office tried to register to vote in the federal election called by Prime Minister John Howard for next month and was asked to fill in a form that required a guarantor who has to be a person of good standing in the community.

20 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Estate agents' watchdog aims for mandatory training

The Estate Agents Authority is to review its rules on professional training with the aim of making it mandatory for people joining the profession, says its chief executive, Sandy Chan Pui-shan.

Ms Chan said that voluntary participation had been encouraging, saying that there were 27,327 enrolments for the 486 training sessions held last year.

28 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Tough criteria keep 'cowboys' sidelined

A bank guarantee of $150,000, dedicated office premises and a minimum of two employees - including a manager with at least two years' experience - are some of the requirements entrepreneurs have to meet under new laws designed to keep 'cowboys' out of the travel industry.

26 May 2003 - 12:00am

Test on policies trips up 1,450 agents

The Hong Kong insurance industry has lost 1,450 agents after they failed to meet a new examination requirement.

From this month, only insurance people who have passed an examination can sell policies, to ensure agents have enough knowledge of the policies.

11 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

Online test aimed at agents

The Estate Agents Authority is to provide computer-based tests for agency licences which could be held almost every day, to address the problem of the large number of agents who have yet to pass qualification examinations.

31 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

Estate agents warned time running out on licences

The Estate Agents Authority has warned time is running out for almost 7,000 property agents working under conditional licences to obtain official permits.

The agents make up about 43 per cent of those in the industry.

12 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

Half of real-estate hopefuls fail

Nearly half the candidates seeking to become licensed estate agents have failed to pass a third qualifying examination.

The Estate Agents Authority said 2,757 people passed the third estate-agent examination held last month, a pass rate of 53.9 per cent.

Another 401 candidates passed the salesman examination, which was 73.7 per cent of those who sat the test.

10 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Estate agents exam proves too testing

Nearly half of candidates seeking to become licensed estate agents have failed to pass a second qualifying examination, according to the Estate Agents Authority.

The result was worse than the first round of examinations last March. Then, about one-third of the candidates failed.

7 Aug 1999 - 12:00am

One-third fails test for estate agents

About one-third of the first batch of candidates seeking to become licensed estate agents failed the qualifying examination, the Estate Agents Authority disclosed yesterday.

The authority said 2,474 candidates passed the first estate agent examination for the industry held early this month, a pass rate of 66.9 per cent.

27 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

High turnout for estate agents exam

The Estate Agents Authority said 3,373 practising agents sat its first qualifying examination this week.

The authority said the higher than expected turnout represented about 21 per cent of candidates seeking licences.

5 Mar 1999 - 12:00am