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Juan-Galo Macià, CEO of the Year Award in Luxury Real Estate 2024 La Razón

Last May 22nd, our president, Juan-Galo Macià, was distinguished with the prestigious CEO of the Year Award in the Luxury Real Estate Sector 2024, granted by the media La Razón. This recognition highlights Juan-Galo's leadership, not only as president of Engel & Völkers for Spain, Portugal and Andorra, but also in the sector, thus consolidating our position as a benchmark in the real estate sector.

Cual es la diferencia entre villas, chalets y mansiones

Villa, chalet, mansion: what’s the difference?

When perusing our property listings, you’ll see many terms used to describe stately homes, including villa, chalet and mansion. While all are quite luxurious, there are distinct differences between the three types of property. If you’ve always wondered what is the difference between a mansion and chalet, find out below.

cual es la mejor zona para vivir en Barcelona

The 10 keys to choosing the best place to live in Barcelona

When choosing the best area to live in Barcelona, there are many factors to consider. Therefore, there is no single answer: everyone has different preferences, and so everyone will have different criteria in terms of location, local amenities, and the price per square meter they are prepared to pay for real estate in Barcelona. This article presents a comparison of the main suburbs of Barcelona - Eixample, Zona Alta, Gracia, and Les Corts, Ciutat Vella - based on ten key points of comparison.

Are you a foreigner and want to buy a house in Spain? These are the steps you should follow

Pleasant climate, rich culture, good quality of life, open and friendly people, lower property prices than in other European cities... There are surely many reasons why Spain appeals to you as a country to invest in and buy a home, whether for holidays or for longer stays with a long-term vision. But how do you go about buying a property in our country?

What is the difference between constructed and useful metres?

There are many people who, when buying or selling a property, are not very clear about the concept of built and useful metres. This is exploited by some unscrupulous sellers who take advantage of this confusion to obtain a higher return on the sale.

7 reasons to buy a property in Zaragoza

In recent months, Zaragoza has placed itself as a benchmark in the recovery of Spain's property sector. Besides Barcelona, Madrid, and coastal towns, the capital of the Autonomous Community of Aragon offers some excellent advantages when buying a property. In this article, we are going to give you seven top reasons why you should not miss the opportunity offered by the property market in this place.

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Investing in housing in Madrid: is it a good idea?

Madrid, the capital of Spain, is a thriving real estate investment center . With its strong economy, rich culture, cosmopolitan atmosphere and dynamic energy, it is the perfect place to invest in property, diversify your assets and secure a stable, long-term financial future.

What is the difference between constructed and useful metres?

There are many people who, when buying or selling a property, are not very clear about the concept of built and useful metres. This is exploited by some unscrupulous sellers who take advantage of this confusion to obtain a higher return on the sale.

Evolution of the Spanish real estate market in 2022

2020 and 2021 were strongly marked by the pandemic, and it was expected that in 2022 things would return to normal. But after the start of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, the global socio-economic context has changed completely, and the Spanish real estate market has not been unaffected.

Engel & Völkers sets all-time sales record in 2022

Engel & Völkers has grown by 8% in Spain, despite economic and financial challenges despite the economic and political challenges of the past year, reaching a brokerage volume of 3.40 billion euros in 2022 brokerage volume of 3,402 million euros.

Real estate forecasts for 2023

The events of 2022 completely changed the global socio-economic context. However, despite the complications that followed, the real estate sector has shown great resilience and has managed to stay afloat.

Renting as a way of life

In an increasingly competitive property market, renting is becoming a popular option for those looking for flexibility, but don't want to give up living in a quality property.

Real Estate Agent

Juan-Galo Macià, CEO of the Year Award in Luxury Real Estate 2024 La Razón

Last May 22nd, our president, Juan-Galo Macià, was distinguished with the prestigious CEO of the Year Award in the Luxury Real Estate Sector 2024, granted by the media La Razón. This recognition highlights Juan-Galo's leadership, not only as president of Engel & Völkers for Spain, Portugal and Andorra, but also in the sector, thus consolidating our position as a benchmark in the real estate sector.

5 preguntas que debes de preparar en una entrevista de trabajo

What are the 5 smartest questions that must be asked in a job interview?

Any coach or recruiter has a few favourite questions to ask the candidates. The purpose of the questionnaire will be to find out the skills and abilities of the job candidate, whether he will perform well, how he works as a team member or under pressure, etc.

How to showcase our strengths in a job interview

One of the questions usually asked in job interviews is the enumeration of strengths or strengths of the candidate. Improvisation is not the most accurate method to deal with the situation.Strengths are usually based on personal qualities and abilities.

Do you know what the role of an estate agent is?

After the real estate crisis, the world of property business has completely changed. Not only have prices changed significantly, which surprised those who thought prices would never go down, but they also coincided with the internet boom, which has changed the way properties are marketed. Just like in every sector, there had to be a change in the different phases of the business to guarantee the number of operations and the market to continue. One of those changes related to an estate agent ... so what does this figure represent? According to the Royal Language Academy, an estate agent is an "Expert in a subject on which he advises professionally". This professional, after the real estate crisis and in tune with the Internet, discovered that there were new ways to offer properties, grow national and international connections, mass distribution of information, among others. After the real estate bubble, the role of an estate agent as a self-employed professional began to take central position, since his/her traditional duties multiplied and now it has turned out to be an activity that requires extensive training, adapting to new technologies, and also knowledge about values, prices and pricing. 

What to study to work in a real estate agency

Working in a real estate agency is one of the most promising job opportunities in our country today. The recovery of the real estate market is a reality today, and in addition to this, there are more and more buyers, sellers and tenants who require the services of an experienced professional for the sale or purchase of a property. Therefore, in this article we are going to talk about what it takes to work in a real estate agency, the salary of a real estate agent, or what to study to work in a real estate agency. Let's get started!

10 Tips for Effective Meetings

Different studies have concluded that those attending professional meetings often consider the duration of meetings to have been excessive. The general feeling is that the wasted time could have been dedicated to more productive actions.It is important that meetings are well planned in order to make them more effective.

Advantages of working as a freelancer

When it comes to considering a job, most people tend to think about the job options companies offer, no matter what stage they are in their careers. However, due to the current job market conditions, more and more people opt for freelancing. It may seem, and it is, a difficult step at first, but going self employed has many countless benefits. In this article, we are going to explain the most important ones to you.

Lifestyle

Juan-Galo Macià, CEO of the Year Award in Luxury Real Estate 2024 La Razón

Last May 22nd, our president, Juan-Galo Macià, was distinguished with the prestigious CEO of the Year Award in the Luxury Real Estate Sector 2024, granted by the media La Razón. This recognition highlights Juan-Galo's leadership, not only as president of Engel & Völkers for Spain, Portugal and Andorra, but also in the sector, thus consolidating our position as a benchmark in the real estate sector.

The Potential of Outdoor Kitchens: A Summery Boost for Property Valuation

In the modern real estate landscape, outdoor kitchens play an increasingly important role. With the rise in interest in outdoor entertainment and open-air hospitality, they not only influence the way we use our homes but also their value. As a leading real estate company, we illuminate the growing potential of outdoor kitchens and how they can positively influence the value of the property.

5 Advantages of coworking spaces

Coworking' spaces are becoming more common in Spain. After all, they offer a wide variety of benefits to those who wish to work in them. In this article, we want to dedicate a few lines talking about the 5 main advantages that you can enjoy when sharing such a space in your company.

Preparing Your Home for a New Year's Eve Party

It's that time again! The end of the year is approaching and it's time to welcome the new one with a fantastic New Year's Eve party. To ensure your celebration is a complete success and both you and your guests have an unforgettable evening, we have compiled a list of tips and tricks on how to optimally prepare your home for the New Year's Eve party.

Festive DIY Christmas Decor: Create a Unique Atmosphere in Your Home

The Christmas season brings a plethora of opportunities to transform and enchant our home. Handmade Christmas decorations not only create a particularly warm and cozy atmosphere, but they also leave room for creativity and personalization. Here are some detailed DIY ideas to make your home shine this Christmas season:

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