Switzerland is a real estate hotspot: stunning villas, luxurious apartments and gorgeous holiday homes. Then there’s the excellent quality of life and a unique level of affluence – a dream start for any real estate agent. Which is why Engel & Völkers is constantly expanding its franchise network in Switzerland. New opportunities to manage your own Swiss licence area as an independent real estate agent arise on a regular basis.
Becoming an Engel & Völkers franchise partner: vacant licence or succession planning?
As a franchise partner with your own property shop, you will benefit from our franchise model, which has been tried and tested worldwide, as well as our pioneering system platform and limitless sales opportunities. There are two ways to obtain a vacant licence or become a franchise partner:
Way 1: Acquire a vacant licence
The traditional route is to acquire a vacant licence or a vacant licence area. You can find an overview of vacant areas in Switzerland here. In this case, you have the opportunity to build an Engel & Völkers property shop from the ground up.
The start-up phase includes choosing and setting up a property shop and raising awareness of the Engel & Völkers brand in your area. You can build your own company structure and recruit a team of real estate agents.
Way 2: Benefit from succession planning
Sometimes licences become available in an already established licence area. In this case, you can take over an existing licence area as a new franchise partner. You are now in charge of operations and can get started with your real estate activities as soon as the contract is signed. This means you could seal existing deals – without having to spend lots of time setting up. If you are interested in a licence territory not currently listed under the ‘Vacant licence areas’, please contact us.
Both ways into franchising – obtaining a vacant licence and succession planning – offer their own advantages. We try to create the best possible starting point for you, bearing in mind current availability.
The benefits of an Engel & Völkers franchise licence
The reputation of the Engel & Völkers brand opens all doors for you as a franchise partner to become the market leader in your licence area. We provide you with plenty of support in setting up. Here are just a few of the advantages of becoming an Engel & Völkers franchise partner:
- Vastly simplified acquisition of properties, purchasers and personnel thanks to clear corporate identity
- High brand recognition thanks to our established worldwide system of shops
- Digital platform with state-of-the-art controlling, performance and sales tools
- Extensive range of marketing tools: presentation and marketing of all properties in your area
- In-house company academy with a structured training and further education programme, hands-on seminars, coaching and webinars
- Access to the best properties and appropriate clientèle with our worldwide network
So what are you waiting for? Join us as a franchise partner and write your very own Engel & Völkers success story!