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Hi ,we are looking to relocate to Spain and looking at the possibility of setting up a real estate agency.Does anyone know how you set this up ,eg do you have to have a license and is there any kind of tuition or information regarding setting this up.
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Hi ,we are looking to relocate to Spain and looking at the possibility of setting up a real estate agency.Does anyone know how you set this up ,eg do you have to have a license and is there any kind of tuition or information regarding setting this up.
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I was told by a property agent acquaintance of mine that there is some kind of license/register.... & that she's the only one in our town licensed/registered.....

now - I don't know how true that can be - we have property agents on every corner here & even more who work from home - so either they are all working 'illegally' or it's a voluntary registration

as for training..... I can't imagine how some of those I know can have had any training - unless they took a 2 hour course on the plane


have you worked in this industry before?

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I don't know about other areas but where we are (El Campello - north of Alicante) the last thing that is needed is more estate agents.

Property is just not moving and all the current agents are struggling.

I think you really need to think very carefully before considering this. As I said it may be different in other areas but I doubt it.
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I don't know about other areas but where we are (El Campello - north of Alicante) the last thing that is needed is more estate agents.

Property is just not moving and all the current agents are struggling.

I think you really need to think very carefully before considering this. As I said it may be different in other areas but I doubt it.
more or less the same here tbh - so very many agents & so few properties selling

the long term rental market is steady though I think

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Hello ,thank you very much for the information ,i will continue to look for information.

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Just what the world needs... Spain in particular... yet another Estate Agent...
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I had to look to see when the Original Post was posted to make sure that it wasn't yesterday because that was that day for it.
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I wouldn't even consider purchasing a property from an agent that doesn't have a track record of living in the area am considering...
I am sure many others would also feel like this.

If I was considering an agent the criteria for me would be..

Agent has lived in the area for at least 5 years.
He/she has shown a commitment to the area by having purchased own home and is an active part of the community. In other words has a reputation to preserve & can't just close shop and ****** off 'home' at a moments notice...

I've seen too many 'fly by night' agents trying to persuade others that they should commit and purchase a property in my case Playa del Carmen (Mexico) or Florida yet they themselves were only renting and could up-sticks at a moments notice..
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Personally I would be happy to use any agent that actually wants to sell you a property.
If they answer their phones it's a good start but any that actually returns phone calls, e-mails and turns up to their own appointments then they are head and shoulders above 90% of the rest of them.

Maybe there is a shortage of agent tuition though because it's certainly seems like it.

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I know so many agents who have either returned to the UK, have diversified or are in desperation. The property market in Spain is still falling, rentals are falling and all in all its not a good profession in Spain right now. It used to be when property was on the up. Once upon a time estate agents made a fortune, but since the crash its not good!

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