Posted on September 16th, 2008 in Moving to Le Marche by andre | 2 Comments »
When we were looking for properties in Italy we came across a fair number of real estate agents; some of them good, some of them terrible. Some of them had listened really well to our wishes and others just showed us houses simply because they wanted to. We also discovered that some agents were registered agents and others weren’t. It turns out that in Italy a real estate agent is required by law to be registered at the Chamber of Commerce. Prior to this registration the agent needs to follow a course and pass both an oral and a written exam.
When we decided to move to Le Marche to start a new life as a real estate agent we did what we were supposed to do. First we enrolled at a training centre to follow a course for real estate agent. The course comprised the following subjects: tax law, civil law, legislation regarding the real estate business, economics and mortgages, planning permission and surveys. After that we had to take two written exams and one oral exam in Italian covering the subjects mentioned before. After we had passed the exam we could officially register as real estate agents (nr 874 and 875 of the Ruolo at the Chamber of Commerce of Macerata).
Doing the course we realised how important it is to have done so, because now we can answer all the questions our clients may have. As qualified agents we feel that we can provide the best service possible to our clients.
Carlien and André van Lieshout