The transition from dependent employment to self-employment is associated with many fundamental changes: temporal processes and structures of everyday life are reorganized, your own area of responsibility, but also your individual professional freedoms are significantly expanded. Behind such a step there are often a number of motivations that can vary from person to person and by no means always have to be obvious. Therefore, if you plan to start your own business as a real estate agent and start your own company, thorough self-reflection should be at the heart of your preparation for this new phase of life. Engel & Völkers thinks: You can only fully exploit your entrepreneurial potential, for example in the form of a franchise partnership, if you are clear about your motives and the quality of your planned business model. Learn more!
Regardless of whether you have already thought about a franchise partnership, you should make sure that you have solid and long-term motivation for your future as an independent real estate agent. Classic reasons are the desire for professional self-fulfillment, self-responsible task and time management or the new challenge of founding the company itself, which fascinates many.
Interest in the job description of a real estate agent, who regularly deals with high-quality architecture and varied groups of people and customers, is one of the frequently mentioned backgrounds. A productive process of self-reflection, in which you identify your motives for planning your future, should be fundamentally honest with yourself. If you find, for example, that the primary reason for your independent career planning is the hope of a higher income, this does not have to be detrimental to your ambitions: The pursuit of business success can prove to be a valuable driver for your real estate brokerage expresses in increased engagement and increased determination. If, however, you cannot see any further motivation for an independent real estate agent career, you run the risk of not being enthusiastic about the work itself in addition to the material incentives, which can have a negative impact on both your performance and your long-term well-being.
The situation is similar if you primarily want to start your own business out of dissatisfaction with your old position. You should always make sure that you can really identify yourself with the decision to become an independent real estate agent in order to start a promising start-up. Only then will you have created a stable basis for reflecting on your planned business model and thinking about a franchise partnership, for example.
After you have asked yourself the central questions about your motivations, you can extend the process of self-reflection to your specific start-up project. You can ask yourself a number of crucial questions: Are you able to set up a convincing real estate marketing concept? Do you feel up to the challenge of independent customer acquisition? Do you consider your business model to be competitive on the market? Can you devote enough time to take care of these and other aspects?
To make it easier for you to answer all of these questions, the franchise partnership with real estate agent Engel & Völkers is ideal: With your company, you can build on a tried and tested business concept at over 800 locations worldwide, instead of developing your own approaches. The prestige of our renowned brand hurries ahead of your establishment and ensures that you will quickly find new customers for the marketing of exclusive properties in the license area of your choice. In addition, you have the opportunity to use our unique contact network for your work as a real estate agent, to take part in informative training courses and seminars as part of the Engel & Völkers Academy and to use our intuitive range of software that will make your work significantly easier. With an Engel & Völkers franchise partnership, you and your new real estate agent company are well prepared for the market launch. Call us by dialing +49 (0) 40 36 13 10 or fill out our contact form, which you can access using the red button on the right-hand side of the screen. Our expansion team will then advise you specifically on all your questions about our franchise offer. We look forward to you!