In a festive ceremony at the Latvian Real Estate Association (LANĪDA) on 14 December, seven Baltic Sotheby`s International Realty agents received real estate agents’ certificates confirming their exceptional competence and professionalism. With these certificates, all Baltic Sotheby`s International Realty realtors are qualified to represent a level of real estate mediation services consistent with the highest standards in Latvia and Europe.


After finishing a professional qualification training course and passing a qualification exam, the following agents at Baltic Sotheby`s International Realty received their real estate agent and agent’s assistant certificates from LANĪDA: Aigars Strods, Marika Alksnīte, Līga Āboliņa, Ingrīda Pīlādze, Inese Zaķīte, Evita Pudane, and Evija Zālīte.

“We decided to certify all of our real estate agents because this is a good way to complement our internal labour standards and professional guidelines, confirming the professional competence of our agents in line with Latvian and European standards. It also allows our agents to continue improving their knowledge independently. For our clients, this is further proof that Baltic Sotheby`s International Realty continues to provide high-quality services in real estate representation,” comments Vestards Rozenbergs, Baltic Sotheby`s International Realty owner and chairman of the board.

“It is no secret that, unfortunately, the real estate market has a relatively large so-called “grey” sector where many work without adequate knowledge or a professionally acclaimed document, which puts potential clients at risk and competes unfairly with conscientious businesses. For long-standing companies on the Latvian market, their certifying employees is one way to signal to clients that they are not only socially responsible but also mindful of the lifelong learning and professional acumen of their representatives. To potential clients, it shows that duly certified estate agents are not only trustworthy but also knowledgeable business partners. This is a good signal that encourages other estate companies and individual entrepreneurs to decide on proving their qualifications,” adds Irina Sjarki, LANĪDA executive director.

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