I enjoy my time here in Malta very much and especially in your company. I like to have a familiar atmosphere at work and all colleagues are very friendly and ready to help me if I have a question or any other problem. I also like the conversations in our lunch time and during the whole day, because I learn so much typical manners of Malta – the island, the culture, and also the people who live here. There are many things I was interested in and whilst talking about it, I couold learn a lot. I also love the possibility to try some sort of typical Maltese food. But the main thing for me was to have a look in a completely different company and the structure of the real estate market here in Malta. Ilike to see many beautiful big houses with their own character and wonderful vierws over the landscape or the ocean, and everything was furnished. That was so fascinating. Ilearned about the prices here in Malta and how to negotiate and to deal with different clients and all the things about letting or selling properties because i called many owners and spoke to them about their properties. Besides I could improve my English, so that I feel more confident to speak English also to unknown persons.
I want to say a very very big thank you to everyone in the company. I hope I can come back to Malta one time and then I will visit you.
Cathleen Stoll ( German Trainee)
First of all I think the time in Malta was very beautiful, the work and the free time.
All people from Malta are very nice. They are very relaxed at work and in their free time. In germany it isn’t the same. I love the ocean and the weather in Malta. I think Malta is another way of life than in Germany. I would like to bring the relaxing feeling with me to Germany, and my english is much better than before.
I think the time in Malta was too short to say I would like to live in Malta.
I have seen many different types of houses for example Farmhouses, Villas, or Houses of Character and flats like apartments, penthouses, maisonettes and so on. It impressed me very much because here in Malta, there are no central heating and insulation and all the flats are fully furnished. In Germany it is completely different however the rent must pay per square metre.
In Malta you pay for the location and the equippment. I think these are the important points for the apartment and house hunting. The sale and rent prices are lower than in Germany. I think the reason is that people in Malta have not so much income.
I like the working atmosphere here in Malta so much because it is very familiar in contrast to my company in Germany. In my company all colleagues are very strained. The working is absolutely different.
I am not a great writer and I can’t reveal all my feelings. I will be back in the future, maybe for holidays or more.
It was a very nice time! Thank you for all !!!
Christoph Krueger ( German Trainee from 28/04/2010 till 20/05/2010 )
At first I have to say that I was not happy that the location of the company is far away from my home in Gzira because I had to go by bus half an hour. But all the people of the company are so nice and friendly, so it becomes a very good time.
The greatest thing was that we could see a lot of different kinds of houses and flats. Mainly for me it was so great, because my company in Germany does not have so beautiful and different properties.
In the last weeks I also learned a lot about properties in Malta. How the prices of properties arise and compose. How I have to negotiate. How the process is to sale or let properties. I was taught what the difference of short and lon lease agreements is. They taught me the names and the features of the kind of flats and houses, because they are different to German types.
My main tasks were:
1. Choose different flats and houses.
2. Write down information about it.
3. Edit pictures.
4. Calling owners if they have properties for sale or to let and writing the description.
5. Calling owners if the properties for let or sale are still available and if they changed the prices.
6. Displaying adverts on front window.
Taking pictures of properties and writing some information down.
The colleagues showed us a lot of diverse things of Malta, so we could learn a lot about the country and manners. Therefore everyday was an interesting day.
All in all, I think I could improve my English a little bit, because I learned a lot of vocabulary and it is easier for me to speak English. You only speak and do not think about it too much and of course I learned a little bit of Maltese.
I will reccomend the company at any rate and I will come back when I visit Malta again.
Isabel Hoehne ( German Trainee from 28/04/2010 till 20/05/2010 )
I found Sapphire Real Estate dealt with in a Professional but friendly manner. I gave them a menu of all my requirement for my new apartment and they ticked all the boxes. I would recommend their services to anyone.
Mrs Glendinning from Mellieha
Thank you for all your work.