DECISÕES E SOLUÇÕES, the largest Real Estate Consultancy network operating in Portugal, maintained its sustained growth rate in all its areas of activity during the 3rd quarter of this year, compared to the same period last year.

Of particular note is the area of Credit Intermediation, in which DECISÕES E SOLUÇÕES recorded a 70% increase in turnover. The average value of the operations carried out for mortgage loans was €124,700 and €12,550 for personal loans.

The Real Estate area also saw growth in the volume of transactions carried out, compared to the same period last year. The average value of properties sold was €114,800, while the average value of rentals was €500.

According to Guida Sousa, National Coordinating Director of DECISÕES E SOLUÇÕES, “Even in a difficult year, DECISÕES E SOLUÇÕES continues to maintain a strong growth rate. The property area, contrary to what many expected, remains dynamic and this is reflected in our figures. We’ve also had excellent indicators in terms of credit, because the truth is that the Portuguese are following the trend of buying a house and the increase in mortgage credit is a reflection of this. In addition, the credit transfer market is booming, given the historically low rates. We’re on the right track to end 2020 with very positive results and prepared for a new year that we can expect to be full of challenges.”

In the area of Real Estate Construction and Construction Mediation, the average value of each house awarded was 114,800 euros and in the case of construction mediation, the average value of the works awarded was 37,500 euros.

Also noteworthy was the area of insurance, where DECISÕES E SOLUÇÕES saw a 30 per cent increase in the turnover of its agencies. This demonstrates an increased concern on the part of the Portuguese to protect themselves, especially with regard to life insurance.

According to Luís Tavares, National Coordinating Director of DECISÕES E SOLUÇÕES in the insurance area: “We’re very pleased with the results, we’re still growing strongly, even in an atypical and very difficult year for economic activity. In the insurance area, in the 3rd quarter/20 DECISÕES E SOLUÇÕES managed to increase its turnover by 30% compared to the same period last year, which is an excellent result. This growth was mainly in personal protection insurance, such as Life Risk, Health and Personal Accidents, which means that the Portuguese are increasingly aware of the importance of this type of insurance, for their protection and that of their family, and DECISÕES E SOLUÇÕES offers the best solutions on the market, so this combination has been perfect.”

DECISÕES E SOLUÇÕES is a nationwide network that provides personalised, independent advice to individuals and companies, with 360º solutions for buying, selling and renting property, as well as bank loans, insurance, refurbishment and construction work.

The brand currently has around 100 branches, more than 1,000 employees and 450,000 customers nationwide.