Last year it was 40 years since the very first Skandiamäklarna office opened and of course, a lot has happened since 1980, both in society, in the property market and with us. But some things are lasting and we are genuinely proud of the great focus on quality and security during the entire sales process that we have had since the beginning.
Today you will find us in 110 offices around Sweden as well as in Spain and here in Portugal since January 2020. We mainly provide private homes such as houses, apartments and holiday homes, but also various types of commercial properties, estates, farms and agriculture. Our business concept is as clear as our vision: SkandiaMäklarna will help people make good property deals and we will be the leading quality broker. This is of course easy to say, but it is also something that our team work hard to achieve every day.
In our office in Portimão we have our office manager Margarida Esteves and office support Therése Karlsson. Margarida was born and raised in the Algarve and previously worked in sales and management. In 2015 she started to work in the real estate industry. Margarida speaks Portuguese, Spanish, English and French and her knowledge of the country, the language and Portugal´s rules and laws help our customers in their search and buying process.
Therése came to Portugal for the the first time in 2005 and initially worked as a professional dancer before then moving into administration and customer service. In 2014 she tried out the brokerage industry for the first time and in the summer of 2020 she got the chance to join the team at SkandiaMäklarna Portugal.
Anna Andersson is one of our sales agents. She has a degree in real estate from Malmö University and she has since then developed knowledge in several areas in the industry, including as a broker of new production in Sweden. The curiosity to discover the world took her to both France and United States where she worked in rentals, property development and home styling. A couple of years ago she fell in love with Portugal and has worked for SkandiaMäklarna since last spring. Annika Sandberg and Krister Rhönnstad are the latest people to join our team. Krister moved to Portugal in 2017 and has a vast experience of sales after 30 years in the pharmaceutical industry. Krister sees the work for SkandiaMäklarna as a great opportunity to meet people and help them to find their dream home here in the Algarve, just like he did 4 years ago.
After leaving Sweden in the early 1980´s, Annika moved and established herself in Norway, Switzerland, United States and now Portugal. For the past 25 years she has been working in the real estate industry as an Interior Architect and Designer. Here in Portugal she will help and guide our clients to their perfect home on the Algarve coast.
Last but not least we have our lovely support in place in Stockholm, Sweden; Madeleine Faleij. She takes care of a lot of our contacts with new clients in and around Sweden. She too has lived in the United States and worked for 10 years as a flight attendant. She was the first to work with Peter Reuterkloo, franchisee of SkandiaMäklarna and has real estate experience in both Turkey and Portugal.
”The most fun and challenging thing about this profession is to meet so many different people and to work with several different nationalities.”
For further information, visit their website at www.skandiamaklarna.se/portugal