According to a report by idealista/news, Beatriz Rubio said: “The pandemic has reinforced the image of real estate as a resilient sector, as a credible and relatively safe alternative for long-term investment, and is therefore sought after by investors as a way of making their capital profitable”.

It is not surprising, therefore, that 2021 was the best year ever for Remax. The real estate agent registered a volume of sales in the order of €6.5 billion, relating to 80,229 transactions, 77.6% of which involved the purchase and sale of real estate. What's more, it ended the year with increases in all indicators compared to the same period last year, registering a growth of 41% in turnover and 29.2% in the number of transactions.

“In 2021, the real estate market proved to be quite dynamic and Remax was an example of this vitality, achieving its best year ever in the different variables analyzed, such as turnover, number of transactions, available properties, number of consultants and active agencies. The data also show that the last quarter of the year, as well as the month of December, were the best ever in all the years of operation of the brand in the national market, a very favourable trajectory and that opens up good perspectives for 2022”.

Portuguese are the main investors

According to the real estate company, most of the business of buying and selling houses or leasing continues to be done by Portuguese people. National investors were responsible for 82.1% of Remax transactions in 2021, with the districts of Lisbon, Porto and Setúbal being the most relevant in the global results.

Regarding the “weight” of international customers, business was established in 2021 with citizens of 106 foreign nationalities, especially Brazilians, responsible for 5.5% of the company's total volume of transactions. They are followed by the French (1.2%), English (1.1%), Angolans (1.1%) and North Americans (1%).

By region, Lisbon and Porto account for more than half of the total volume of transactions: 32,548 in the capital and 11,166 in Porto, representing 40.6% and 13.9% of the total, respectively.

According to Remax, apartments and villas were the two types of properties most sold in 2021, with 62.2% and 21.4% of the total, respectively. “The most sought after typologies in the apartments sold continue to be T2 (45.1%), followed by T3 (31.7%), T1 (16.8%) and T4 (4.1%). Of the properties traded in this period, 6.9% are land and 3.5% are stores”, reveals the mediator.