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Discover the potential of Flemish Brabant as an independent real estate agent

In the heart of Belgium, Flemish Brabant is a region that, thanks to its economic strength, cultural and scientific relevance and centrality, is an ideal environment for setting up your own Engel & Völkers real estate shop. A steadily growing population and a dynamic real estate market with high demand are also important indicators that favor the estate agent activity in Flemish Brabant. At Engel & Völkers Belgium, you can choose from a large number of exclusive license areas in order to secure the sole rights of use of our internationally renowned brand in your favorite destination region. Find out more about the qualities of the real estate franchise in Flemish Brabant and find out what you will benefit most from by being a real estate agent.

Flemish Brabant: Key facts and figures for your real estate franchise

The province of Flemish Brabant is the smallest and at the same time the youngest of all Belgian provinces: It was created by the division of the old Brabant into the Francophone Walloon part in the south and the Dutch-speaking northern part of Flemish Brabant in 1995. Today, there are 1,146,175 people (as of January 1, 2019) spread across the province, more than 7,500 more than a year before. The positive migration balance, which has had a positive impact on Flemish Brabant during this period, both within Belgium and internationally, is a key factor in this growth. Due to the popularity of Flemish Brabant as a living environment and the resulting high demand, the prices for residential real estate have risen steadily. A single-family home costs on average 273,030 euros, making Flemish Brabant the most expensive province in the Flanders region. At the same time, the province's gross domestic product in 2015 was 29 percent above the EU average, with the unemployment rate below the national average of 4.7 percent. All these are indications that you are creating the best conditions for a successful, independent real estate agent career with the acquisition of an Engel & Völkers license area in Flemish Brabant. But what makes the province attractive to so many people?

Benefit from the advantages of the location in Flemish Brabant as an Engel & Völkers franchisee

Science, cultural heritage and naturalistic entertainment go hand in hand in the province of Flemish Brabant. Its socio-cultural advantages are concentrated above all in its capital Leuven: the fascinating Gothic city center captivates both Belgians and tourists, there are numerous venerable town houses and churches to marvel at. Here in Leuven, among other things, the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, which was founded in 1425, has its headquarters, and continues academic innovations of all disciplines. Your real estate franchise company in Flemish Brabant thus finds a significant target group in cultural-historically interested, scientific and student groups.

Around Leuven there are also a number of leading retail, logistics and high-tech companies that provide the job market in Flemish Brabant with a wide range of career opportunities - ideal for professionally ambitious real estate buyers who find your offers appealing.

In addition, Flemish Brabant presents itself with its varied leisure domains as extremely family friendly. It has a selection of large-scale natural areas in which a variety of leisure activities for young and old were put together. The customers of your real estate franchise company in the provincial domain Kessel-Lo will find among others a miniature golf course, a swimming pool, a lake for pedal boats and rowing boats as well as tennis and football pitches. An attractive gastronomic offer is also taken care of. Provincial domains of this kind are distributed throughout Flemish Brabant and are great holiday destinations as another suitable marketing argument for your new real estate shop.

Last but not least, its proximity to Brussels, the capital of Belgium and the seat of the European Parliament, Flemish Brabant makes an interesting environment for many homebuyers. Especially commuters with a job in Brussels are individuals you can target with your offer as a real estate broker and Engel & Völkers franchisee.

In the previous article, you got an in-depth look at the potential of Flanders as a real estate franchise

Choose the franchise partnership with Engel & Völkers Belgium and do not only benefit from the properties of your exclusive license area, but also the access to our essential franchise network of contacts, a wide range of training opportunities and our proprietary system platform. Click this link to find an overview of our currently free license areas in Flemish Brabant. If we have aroused your interest, we look forward to your call or email - we would be happy to discuss license area that are best suited for your franchise creation.

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