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Stable business in uncertain times

Since the pandemic, the need for stability has risen sharply for many entrepreneurs. International crises have a direct impact on a company’s economic success. But there is one business model that performs outstandingly, even in times of crisis: franchising!


Have you been wanting to work for yourself for a long time, but had concerns due to the pandemic and are unsure whether your company will be able to withstand international crises? You will be in safe hands with the Engel & Völkers business model. During the pandemic, in particular, it became clear how robust and reliable the franchise model is.


Strengths of the franchise concept

When you take over an Engel & Völkers licensing area and set up your own company, you are joining a successful firm that is already established in the market. This is one of the biggest benefits of a franchise partnership and also provides the necessary stability in times of crisis.


As well as brand awareness, an internationally successful franchise company also provides a system that has been tried and tested over many years and has proven to be extremely resilient in the past.


The franchise model offers an additional benefit in terms of debt financing. Banks are cautious when financing start-ups, particularly in times of macroeconomic recession. However, if you present your bank with a business plan as part of a successful franchise partnership, this can pave the way for potential financial approval.


Success with an Engel & Völkers licensing partnership

Although the property sector is booming, it is still a crowded market with a great many national and regional competitors, in particular. Anyone looking to enter the estate agent business now faces many challenges. By investing in an Engel & Völkers licence, you are giving yourself a crucial competitive advantage right from the start – with a high level of awareness among sellers and potential buyers. Thanks to the established brand, there is no need for your start-up to spend time looking for customers and you can get to work immediately. You also benefit from our international network at home and abroad from the outset and can develop your business relationships at internal events, thereby generating attractive additional business.


If you meet the basic requirements for a licensing partnership and are able to take over a licence area in Switzerland, we will be happy to assist you, especially in the beginning. One of our core values is to use our extensive knowledge to introduce new licensing partners to the Engel & Völkers world. You and all your staff have the opportunity to continuously develop and keep your professional qualifications up-to-date in our internal Engel & Völkers Academy. Of course, you are also opening an Engel & Völkers branch with everything at your fingertips: a strong brand image, complete infrastructure, trained staff and access to our highly successful system platform.


Our Central Licensing Department in Zug assists all our licensing partners in all matters. Would you like to learn more about a licensing partnership with Engel & Völkers? Information about our currently vacant licence areas is available here. But if your preferred area is not listed, please do not hesitate to contact us directly. Follow-up negotiations can often be conducted in order to access licence areas that have already been assigned.


We look forward to hearing from you – in person, by phone or via email!

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