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The Best Workplace

I have often been asked, why do I work were I do. It’s a simple answer. At Engel & Völkers we truly care about one another. Our core brand values are passion, competence and exclusivity; therefore, the foundations of our workplace are built on the representation of these three words. Words can be easily said, however being true to what you say and living them day in day out, is different. You hear many companies rant on about their values, slogans and culture but do they really live it? Before I joined Engel & Völkers I wanted to be sure that this company lived up to who they said they were and I am thrilled to be here because the pride and passion towards the people and the brand make this the best workplace and I can explain why. 


Our world is as diverse as are our demands and uniting them has been our drive and passion with continuous effort and planning since inception in 1985. We are competent and joyful and serious. We are reliable and professional in our approach because we just love what we do. We are well networked with valuable shared information across the group and we all enjoy seeing each other benefit from the seeds that were sown by those before us. We are provided with local and overseas training and the Engel & Völkers platform is a fun one to use. E&V life is where we start off our day with news across the global network. Logging on and having the global network at our fingertips represents our culture of integrity towards our business. Transparency gives us that drive. 

Working at Engel & Völkers has made me feel like a true contributor to the workplace. I am not just a “working bee” but my opinions are heard, and everyone in the team is always ready to contribute and help towards achieving the best results possible. Working alongside Benjamin has also taught me plenty. His transparent and authentic approach to business has brought out the “whole self” in me. Benjamin works hard to build a great work culture which encourages everyone around him to advance in their career by channelling emotions in the proper way showing powerful leadership skills. There’s more to it than just wearing your feelings on your sleeve.   


Thanks to our unique and expanding network as well as the strength of our brand we have access to an exclusive clientele. Our team as well as our shops portray an image of uniqueness, elegance and style. We want our customers to feel they are walking into a “shop” environment and not an office filled with desks, chairs and phones with stationary etc. In our shops you will not find that!  


If you are the kind of person who values feeling passionate about your work, then this is the place to be. We help keep each other going because we are surrounded by those that enjoy what they do and distance ourselves from those that don’t. Once you back up passion with characteristics such as integrity you will go even farther. Benjamin says “Integrity is everything. If you commit, keep that promise and follow through. You must protect your accountability; it is the keystone to prolonged success.” 

I am proud to say “I was right” about my choice of working with Engel & Völkers Malta, and I am so content and grateful that I get to express myself and get excited each day, because no two days are the same. The joy is contagious and has instilled a sense of purpose and dedication. Our core values are music to my ears. 

Are you looking to work in sales in the “best workplace”? Contact me, I would be delighted to meet with you and share mine and others’ experiences and what its like to look forward to going to work and achieving results as a team.

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Real Estate for Sale and To Let  with Engel & Völkers

Engel & Völkers Sara Grech is the luxury real estate agent that specialises in exclusive properties for sale and to let in Malta. With more than 30 years’ experience, we are one of Malta’s most successful real estate agencies

Located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, Malta is a thriving cultural hub that has long been a popular destination amongst expatriates and tourists alike. Partnered with the real estate agency Engel & Völkers, finding a property for sale or rent in Malta is a breeze, and in no time at all, you'll have a spacious apartment with a view or a villa with numerous bedrooms to call your own.

Living and working in Malta

Home to more than 450,000 inhabitants, Malta is the smallest country to join the European Union in 2004. In 2008, it became part of the Eurozone. Though Malta is well-known as a popular tourist destination with plenty of recreational areas and historical monuments including nine UNESCO world heritage sites, it is not known for its luxury properties and real estate for sale and rent! Besides having first-class accommodation, Malta is home to numerous companies and industries ranging from banking and financing to construction, retail, and i-gaming. Working in Malta requires the proper permits, and those seeking employment are encouraged to find a suitable job before moving into their purchased or rented property.

A new residency scheme was launched in June 2013 which allows people to buy a high-value property and pay taxes in Malta to benefit from the residence permit. Under the new Global Residence Programme, the value of immovable property bought in Malta by foreigners has a minimum threshold of €275,000. However, when the property is in the South of Malta or on the sister island of Gozo, the minimum value is reduced to €220,000. This new scheme also allows persons eligible if they wished to rent a property and this has been lowered to €9,600 in Malta and €8750 in Gozo or the South of Malta. The minimum tax to be paid under this scheme is a minimum of €15,000 on income derived in Malta, further income arising in Malta shall be taxed at a flat rate of 35%.

Real estate and property for sale and rent in Malta

Malta has several Special Designated Areas that offer a wide variety of properties to buy or rent! Whether you are looking for a new luxury apartment with views of the Portomaso marina or an expansive villa situated in Santa Maria Estate, our team will help you find a property for rent or sale that suits your needs. From apartments with a view to villas with several, we have it all.

After you've purchased property

For such a small island, Malta is packed with amazing things to see and do. From visiting historic sites to relaxing on beautiful beaches. Visitors can take their pick of activities which will suit any mood or taste.

A selection below are the top destinations that any person should see when coming to Malta. These include Valletta; Mdina; Paceville; Blue Lagoon (Comino Island) and Gozo

Valletta recently voted the European Capital for Culture for 2018 is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Valletta is the hub of tourism in Malta and for good reason. It is full of historical significance, with the likes of St John’s Cathedral, forts, and museums and much more squeezed into a tiny area. As far as beautiful towns go with plenty to see, Valletta is up there with the best.

Mdina is known as the jewel in the crown of Malta and it is a fair assessment. The walled city is full of tiny alleys which you can wind your way through, stumbling across beautiful churches and museums along the way. Now effectively part of the town of Rabat, this definitely shouldn’t be left off your Maltese itinerary.

Malta has a reputation for being a destination for the older generation, but Paceville puts lie to that. This is where the youngsters come to drink and party and you can rely on having a good evening out here. It’s not just loud music for teenagers either; there are plenty of civilized bars and restaurants if you don’t want to rave into the early hours.

A beautiful area of clear blue water which is fantastic for swimming and is the perfect place for a day out at the beach. Arguably the best place for swimming in the whole Mediterranean, the Blue Lagoon is located on the island of Comino.

Just a 30-minute ferry trip away from Malta, Gozo is a beautiful, rural island which gives you a glimpse into what Malta looked like a few decades ago. Sleepy villages, rugged coastline, and beautiful countryside all make this a fantastic place to visit. But one of the main draws is the diving off the coast. Malta has been named as one of the best places to scuba dive in the world, and Gozo is one of the best spots to do it.

No matter where your interests lie, Malta has you covered; with Engel & Völkers Sara Grech by your side, your home in this beautiful part of the world is also covered. Contact us today to find out more about our villas, apartments and other properties for sale and rent!

For more information on Malta and our Real Estate Services please click on the following: 

Malta the Perfect Location l Exclusive Properties l Buying a Property in Malta and Gozo l Expenses when Buying a Property l Energy Performance Certificate l First Time Buyers l The Malta Individual Investors Programme l Buy to Let l Special Designated Areas