Those wishing to work as an estate agent in Sweden need to be registered with the Swedish Estate Agents Inspectorate. This applies to everyone who mediates, for example, property, apartments or plots of land in a professional capacity.
There are a few exception to the registration requirement, namely for lawyers and certain forms of rental services.
If FMI discovers that someone is mediating property without being a registered estate agent, this is reported to a prosecutor’s office. The person may then be sentenced to pay a fine or to prison.
Certain requirements need to be met in order to become a registered estate agent. These requirements include training, practical experience, indemnity insurance, as well as conscientiousness and suitability.
If you are already a professional estate agent in another country and wish to start working in Sweden, special regulations apply.