How do you qualify to be a real estate agent in France?

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Below is a general overview of how real estate is set up in France. Note: rules changes so to be up to date you need to confirm all this information with a French real estate licencing office.

Our above video is about our Seminar that if you attend will give you the ‘inside details’ on what it is like to work in French real estate and how to get started in the simplest way possible.

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An ‘Agent Immobilier’ or a French real estate agent is governed by a French law called ‘Loi Hoguet’ and new rules in a French law called ‘Loi Alur’. There are additional new laws pending. Check with a French real estate licencing office.

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The laws are designed to protect people buying real estate in France from low standards of competence and ethics. Each agent immobilier / real estate agent must have a license called a ‘carte professionnelle’ .

Note: New rules came into place in 2015 that are adding increased standards for professional competency and integrity for French real estate agents. This is excellent news as it will raise respect for the French real estate professional. Here is an overview of the changes written in French.

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In contrast to the ‘Agent Immobilier’ (real estate agent) that is in charge of a real estate office, the ‘agent commercial’ (salesperson) does not have a ‘carte professionelle’ and instead operates under the license of the agent .

NOTE: We share more about this in the seminar noted in the video above

The agent commercial in general do not have to the same educational requirements or experience. New changes are arriving from the new Loi Alur that will require the agent commercial to show they have the ability to work in the real estate profession in France and to engage in formal training. See details in French here.

 

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We do recommend that if you actually want to earn money as an ‘agent immobilier’ or ‘agent commercial’ in France you obtain as much professional training as possible, unfortunately, many French real estate agents and agent commercial earn very little money because their knowledge and experience may be limited. Enhance your ability to succeed by know the industry up from from an experienced English speaking French real estate agent. Details here.

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Real estate in France like in many countries is a profession that can be a wonderful lifestyle too. One of the wisest decisions you can make is speak to an experienced English speaking French real estate agent and find out more about how the French real estate market works and what it is like to work in everyday.

If you would like to speak on the phone to an experienced English speaking bilingual  ‘agent immobilier / agent commercial’ in the French real estate market to find out how the French real estate market work and what it is like to work in the French real estate industry  Click on this link to learn more. 

 

IMPORTANT UPDATE:

Good news working as a real estate agent in France actually got harder! It is good news because the new rules from the Loi Alur are requiring real estate agents in France to be held to a higher standard in their action including for example disclosure that they are interesting in buying a property that they are evaluating for a client. The rules will help improve the quality of real estate agents in the eyes of the French public, we hope.

Avoid guessing and taking to inexperienced people. Be prepared before you contact a French agency. If you want to find out more about how to get involved in the French real estate industry and what is is like to work as a French real estate agent go here.

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