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  • Writer's pictureJames Busuttil

Has Covid-19 killed your small business?

During the economic boom, many people with an entrepreneurial spirit saw fit to take the opportunity to open their own business. What they could not have of course anticipated is the arrival of covid-19 and the resultant global economic meltdown that accompanied it.

Today, one cannot help but notice the number of businesses that have had to stop trading. One wonders, what are the owners of these businesses up to now? Finding employment that meets their recently upgraded lifestyle surely cannot be easy for all of them.

"The real estate industry is one of the few industries that seem to be surviving this calamity well"

Many are finding that a great opportunity for them is to retain their self-employed status in the real estate industry. The real estate industry is one of the few industries that seem to be surviving this calamity well. It is not as rosy as it was previously however still more than buoyant enough to earn a well above average income. Being a RE/MAX sales associates means that you are in business for yourself but you are not by yourself. For the small business owner, this is an excellent situation as you get to share resources with others whilst not requiring personal capital investment.

"Over €60,000 per annum"

Real estate sales associates derive their income on their own performance for those who are willing to work hard and are able to work smartly there is no limitation to their earnings. Selling just one €250,000 property per month will earn the associate over €60,000 per annum.

Because you will in effect be partnering with the agency there are no capital requirements at all. Your investment is your time and your expertise. At RE/MAX we offer comprehensive training that is suitable even for those who know nothing about the property industry. There is a huge benefit in working with a real estate company that has the largest property database which will of course be made available to you. You are also able to list properties to this database and if sold by RE/MAX will earn you an extra 12% of the proceeds whether you sell it yourself or not.

"The requirements are quite simply"

The requirements are quite simple, you will need to have your own transport, a smartphone, an electronic measuring tool, basic computer user skills, Maltese as your mother tongue, the ability to read and write in English, selling skills are a huge asset but above all else what you will need is time and the burning desire to succeed.

Personally, I came to this industry some 25 years ago for similar reasons. For me, amongst other reasons, it was the introduction of VAT. I can relate to your predicament and since it was real estate that saved me, I would be very happy to afford you the same opportunity. If you wish to discuss this please feel free to give me a call on 7999 7444 or email me on


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