EDRE to raise real estate industry's standard of service

Farah WahidaMay 20, 2015

Hartamas Real Estate has partnered with UCSI University to offer the Executive Diploma in Real Estate (EDRE), a professional academic qualification aimed at raising the standard of service in the industry.

The move builds on the recent compulsory registration with the Board of Valuers, Appraisers and Estate Agents (BOVAEA) which accords real estate negotiators with a unique registration number.

The real estate industry has lured many to its fold due to expectations of quick monetary returns. Often times, however, the pursuit of money override the need to adequately train and equip the agents to navigate the complexities of the industry. This eventually resulted to negative encounters between the real estate practitioners and the public, which range from poor service to misrepresentation and fraud.

To address these issues, Hartamas Real Estate and UCSI University mapped out modules in EDRE that will equip participants with academic knowledge and impactful on-the-ground skills to help them excel in the Malaysian real estate industry.

Notably, the EDRE is a full-fledged academic qualification issued by UCSI University.

Approved by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), the EDRE is accredited by the BOVAEA, which translates into a full exemption from the Estate Agents Written Examination Parts 1 & 2 of BOVAEA.

This implies that a candidate can register as a Probationary Estate Agent and simultaneously register for the Test of Professional Competence (TPC) upon graduation. After passing the TPC, the candidate will be eligible for registration as a real estate agent.

For first-hand training and experience, participants to the EDRE programme will also benefit from the ‘Industry Apprenticeship Programme (IAP)’ under Hartamas Real Estate’s successful agents.

To prime them for success, participants can join the ‘Real Estate Entrepreneurship Programme (REEP)’ under Hartamas Real Estate, which comes complete with administrative support, reliable sources, comprehensive network of contacts and ongoing on-the-job and formal training.


Farah Wahida, Editor of PropertyGuru, wrote this story. To contact her about this or other stories email farahwahida@propertyguru.com.my



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