Like any other single 26 year old, pre-Covid Nico enjoyed going out with friends, socializing practically every weekend. Being the natural entrepreneur that he is, that is where he first got involved in event organisation and learnt a lot of tips and tricks on making the best us of social media, which he still benefits from to this day.
Now his pastimes are much more mundane. He enjoys reading, mostly self-improvement books; he loves all forms of learning and of course still meets up with his friends at every opportunity. Plus he visits the gym regularly to keep himself alert and in shape.
Nico has been a property advisor for just over two years now, and in this time has managed to conclude substantial business with diverse clients from many different walks of life.
Asked about his most memorable sale, he recounts the story of his actual first sale, which was to an Italian client. “I don’t speak any Italian and hardly understand it at all either, so we communicated with sign language and a mix of broken Maltese/English/Italian”. In the end he managed to conclude the sale with some support from his manager, and that first experience was highly influential for him to decide to pursue a career in real estate more seriously.
Nico specializes mostly in properties located in central areas of Malta, including the towns and villages of Birkirkara, Msida, Attard, Balzan, Gzira, San Gwann and surrounding localities. He also works in all other areas and can rely on the support of his management colleagues where necessary.
Asked what he values most about his job as an estate agent, he explains the three points that appeal to him most. “Firstly, I love meeting new people and making new friends, while helping them find the right property for them to live in” This is the most rewarding aspect of his job. “Secondly, helping owners in getting the best deal is also very rewarding. “Thirdly, being my own boss”, he continues. Nico is one that has enough maturity to recognize that self-discipline is vital to keep working and organizing his day as well as possible, while still having enough free time for himself.
Nico’s best advice to property buyers is “When you feel that the place is the one you’re looking for, even if it’s your first property you saw, go for it and put in an offer. Or else you may end up disappointed as it will get sold and you’ll lose it”.
An idealist by nature, Nico advises property owners to seek advice from reliable experts “When setting the asking price of your property, seek advice from experienced property advisors and compare with similar properties that are selling at the moment. Then when you have an offer that’s close enough to your asking price, discuss this with your advisor, keeping an open mind. I know owners that called me disappointed because they didn’t accept the offer I got them, and then they took very long to sell their property at the same price.” He concludes.
Nico is based at Alliance Tigne Sliema Branch and can be reached directly on email@example.com or +356 9988 5569.