Looking at it from the real estate industry’s perspective, Switzerland is continuing its development as an attractive location for residential real estate: Thanks to consistently high levels of international satisfaction ratings, strong economy and recreational qualities, condominiums, single-family homes or villas in Switzerland are considered desirable residential properties. In this review, Engel & Völkers Switzerland outlines the latest market developments in Switzerland and forecasts in an outlook what opportunities exist for real estate agents due to market conditions and free license areas, especially in western Switzerland.

Market development in Switzerland: The Market Report 2018 reveals the following

Anyone who has sold their Swiss property in recent years benefited from ever-increasing prices for land and residential properties. Due to the high quality of life in Switzerland, the real estate market was not only affected by domestic sales, but also by international investments – the interest in the residential and holiday resorts in Switzerland is also high on a global level. Supported by European-wide low interest rates, increased purchasing power and a noticeable consumer spending trend, a large number of property sales were recorded. In retrospect, however, the feared over-demand did not materialize, with the result that the overall Swiss market has meanwhile stabilized at a consistently high price level. Supported by the overall economic climate and Swiss location advantages, Engel & Völkers Switzerland was able to successfully market residential properties valued at 1.2 billion CHF in 2017 according to the real estate market report Switzerland 2018. There are no concrete signs of a significant price decrease in the areas of property ownership and land in Switzerland, so for the period around 2018 and the future, consistently high sales values are to be expected – especially in the promising western part of Switzerland.

Outlook on Western Switzerland: This is the potential this region holds for real estate sales

In Western Switzerland, in addition to the varied topography and the different building densities of the region, cultural diversity is also a decisive selling point. In hardly any other part of Switzerland one will find as many contrasts between a wonderful conglomeration of quality of life, internationality and practicability at the same time. The fact that French is spoken as the main language in this region of Switzerland means that investors from France, in particular, are also among the extended target groups for home ownership here.
At Engel & Völkers, the region of Western Switzerland reaches from Delémont in the north to Geneva in the south and convinces with everything that characterizes Switzerland as a real estate location in between. From the magnificent idyll of Yverdon-les-Bains, with its extensive lakesides and astonishing panoramic views, over the Jura with its massive mountains and medieval castles, to the Geneva metropolitan area with its time-honored flair and great political significance in Western Switzerland, anyone interested will find the right property.

Expansion into Western Switzerland: Engel & Völkers is looking for you as a licensee

The real estate market report Switzerland 2018 shows: The starting position for an expansion in western Switzerland is currently favorable. A large part of the license areas in the area of western Switzerland is currently not yet taken. As part of our franchise system, we would also like to open real estate shops there in order to be able to advise our customers on the purchase and sale of high-quality condominiums, single-family homes or villas in the vicinity. We are looking for your sales talent: Have you been considering the step into self-employment for some time now? Would you like to combine your affinity for exceptional architecture, individual contact with customers and an upscale lifestyle with a promising career?

Then the license partnership with Engel & Völkers Switzerland is the right choice!

Our brand, which has an outstanding reputation around the world in over 700 locations for real estate and property marketing, enables you to establish yourself in your licensed area with maximum efficiency from day one of its foundation. We provide you with our convincing marketing and advertising material, so that you are recognizable as a member of the Engel & Völkers family from the beginning and get quick access to the Engel & Völkers contact network: Basically, you can quickly find a connection in the brokerage business, can contact sellers and prospective buyers, and are soon known as a force in your license area. Thanks to our extensive continuing education program at the Engel & Völkers Academy, you will always be up-to-date with the industry and will be able to acquire the latest methods of real estate marketing.

Become part of the Engel & Völkers success story with your own real estate shop.
Benefit from the market strength of a global leading real estate company and seize the opportunity to secure an attractive license area in western Switzerland. You would like to know more about the possibilities as a license partner or are looking for an entry as an independent real estate agent? Contact us by phone or e-mail – we are happy to assist you!