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12e vastgoedcongres

12 Dec
December 12, 2011

Op vrijdag 25 november vond in het Kursaal Oostende het 12e vastgoedcongres plaats. Het thema van dit jaar was ‘Vastgoedinformatie. Rechten – Plichten – Lusten – Lasten’. In dit kader kon men twee uit twaalf workshops kiezen. Deze workshops werden gegeven door allerlei specialisten in hun vak. Ik heb gekozen voor: ‘De échte uitdaging: meer of minder makelaar worden?’ en ‘Turning bricks into brands: de impact van marketing op de vastgoedsector’.


De échte uitdaging: meer of minder makelaar worden?

De eerste lezing, ‘De échte uitdaging: meer of minder makelaar worden?’, werd gegeven door Jos Loeckx, voorzitter van de raad van bestuur bij Skarabee. Hij begon zijn pleidooi met uit te leggen dat de vastgoedmarkt in volle ontwikkeling is. Deze veranderingen zijn onder andere toe te schrijven aan het internet en de juridisering van de maatschappij. Ook het beroep van makelaar zal zich dus moeten dynamiseren, want stilstaan is achteruitgaan! Uit deze inleiding konden we dus al duidelijk stellen dat het de bedoeling is dat de makelaar ‘meer makelaar’ wordt en zeker niet minder.

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Special award: “Best Belgian Subdomain”

07 Oct
October 7, 2011

This is the continuation of the “5-years Engel & Völkers in Belgium”-story:

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5-years of Engel & Völkers in Belgium

07 Oct
October 7, 2011

This is a 4-part story:

Engel & Völkers France-Belux recently held their 5-years of Engel & Völkers in Belgium event. A pétanque competition was held between all Belgium shops. The winner of the competition was the combo-shop team of E&V Sint-Martens-Latem (Stan Hamerlinck, Thomas Peerlinck) with E&V Gent-Centrum (Philippe Herbert) a great start to our new close co-operation. Here is a clip of the winning team in action in round 2.

Online Marketing Boot camp

29 Apr
April 29, 2011

Yesterday, April 28th 2011, a boot camp was held by our MLP in “Le Méridien” Hotel in Brussels. The Boot camp was held to promote online marketing to all of the Belgium, Luxembourg and France shops. All shops had a Licence Partner or Marketing representative present, for our shop the licence partners Nick De Clercq and Lilly Smets were present at the boot camp.

The guest speakers were Miguel Ruth (Head of the IT of E&V HQ), Andy Wöllmer (Web Services E&V HQ) and SEO/SEM-expert Marcus Daus.

They started with a quick introduction of online marketing and what E&V HQ is already doing. They continued with an in debt explanation/conversation about the shop website and what it can be used for, what you can expect of a website. As well as the time needed to maintain the website. We also talked about social media, google tools and … We are not going to tell you everything.

It was an overall interesting and educational experience and I am happy to say that most of the suggestions/optimization are already implemented by us. It was also fun to know that they appreciated the Wikipedia-page that I created. As said by Nick De Clercq

Here are some pics from this boot camp:


Engel & Völkers shop opens in Wallisellen

05 Apr
April 5, 2011

The licence partners in the Zurich canton have recently opened their third shop. All of the shops are located in Zurich Nord. The latest shop opened it’s doors in Wallisellen.

Wallisellen is a municipality situated in the north of Switzerland, which forms part of the Zurich metropolitan region. Zurich’s city centre is only around ten minutes’ drive away.


Contact info:

Engel & Völkers Zürich Nord

Opfikonerstrasse 1
8304 Wallisellen
Tel:  +41 43 500 68 68
Fax: +41 43 500 68 69


Scala & Kolacny Brothers

05 Apr
April 5, 2011

Engel & Völkers Sint-Martens-Latem was one of the main sponsors of the benefit concert organized by the Lions Club Gent Gandalys from the 25th of March untill the 27th of March.

The featured artists were “SCALA & Kolacny Brothers”, a world renowned Belgian girls choir, conducted by Stijn Kolacny and arranged and accompanied by Steven Kolacny on the piano. Formed in 1996 and winning the Belgian ‘Choir of the Year’-contest in 2000, they have made five studio albums, starting with On The Rocks in 2002. Some of their latest work was featured in the blockbuster movie “The Social Network” and …

Learn more: Wikipedia


The benefit concert was spread over 3 days with 1 performance a day.  The venue, a local peugeot and volvo dealership was transformed to a concert venue, seating around 600 people and was completely sold out. Because it was the last concert of “Scala & Kolacny Brothers” in Belgian, they flew back from New York just to give this concert, before kicking of their USA and CANADA tour. So the total of availible tickets, around 1800, flew as quickly out of the door as it toke Scala to get back to Belgium. For tickets to one of their concerts as well as the locations: Scala & Kolacny Brothers Official Website

The E&V Sint-Martens-Latem team was present on the first of three concert evenings, to admire the powerfull voices of the singers as well as to mingle and give away 200+ GG’s to the attendees.