PDE prepatory workshops continue
Even though the deadline has been extended to 2015 for some estate agents to write their PDEs (Professional Designation Examinations), it would be wise to get it done now, and not wait until the eleventh hour to complete it, says Annette Evans, regional manager for the Institute of Estate Agents, Western Cape. It is important that agents and principals are aware that the Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB) sent out notification to extend the deadline only for those agents who were licensed prior to July 2008.
There have been many questions as to what to expect and some have battled with the content, she says, and to assist those in getting ready to write their PDE, preparatory workshops will continue to be held regularly by the Institute of Estate Agents (IEA), Western Cape. This will assist estate agents in preparing fully by knowing more or less what time allocation will be needed for each question, to receive coaching from an assessor as to what to expect in the interview and how to tackle the open book aspect of the exam.
The PDE level 5 workshop will be on 4 October, and the cost is R550 for members and R650 for non-members. The PDE level 4 workshop will be held on 11 October and will also cost R550 for members and R650 for non-members. In both cases the venue is the IEA Western Cape offices in Sheldon Way, Pinelands and the workshops will run from 9am to 2pm.
Agents who will be attending either of these workshops must bring their study guides provided by the Estate Agency Affairs Board as well as Post-It notes for marking pages. It is also necessary to have a separate notebook.