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Olá Portugal! The Agency Arrives in Lisbon

by | Feb 7, 2023

Olá Portugal! The Agency is proud to announce the launch of its new office in Lisbon, Portugal. The new locale is our 74th global partner and second office in Europe, following The Netherlands, which launched in 2022. The Portugal office will be led by industry veteran and Managing Partner, Ayres Neto.

“We’re thrilled to expand our presence in Europe with the launch of our new franchise in Portugal,” said Mauricio Umansky, CEO and Founder of The Agency. “Ayres Neto is one of the most celebrated real estate authorities in the country of Portugal, and we are confident that he will serve as an incredible steward of our brand and culture as we enter this dynamic and sought-after market.”

With more than 1,000 miles of ruggedly beautiful coastline and upwards of 300 sunny days per year, Portugal has become one of Europe’s most desirable destinations—both for vacation and full-time relocation. This Iberian Peninsula oasis offers something for everyone, from the lively metropolitan capital of Lisbon to tranquil, charming regions like Porto and Nazaré to the north. Adding to the country’s appeal is a golden visa program for international buyers, inviting local culture, diverse cuisine, top-rated schools and—of course—a relaxed seaside lifestyle. 

“We are delighted to partner with Ayres Neto as we bring The Agency to the beautiful country of Portugal,” said Jim Ramsay, Executive Vice President of Franchise Sales at The Agency. “Our continued growth in Europe is a true testament to the increased demand and need for a luxury boutique brokerage with global reach like The Agency.”

Ayres Neto, an award-winning, highly accomplished top-ranked agent, serves as Managing Partner of The Agency Portugal, leading and mentoring a diverse, multilingual team of real estate professionals who hail from more than a dozen countries and speak 13 languages combined. Born and raised in Brazil, Ayres speaks Portuguese, Spanish and English. He lived in Argentina and in the U.S. for 20 years before relocating to Lisbon. During his real estate career, Ayres has won more than 30 different individual awards for outstanding performance and exceptional sales. When he isn’t assisting clients, Ayres can be found spending time with family, horseback riding at his horse farm, watching sports, traveling, reading and enjoying the outdoors. 

“I am honored to lead The Agency Portugal as we bring the power of The Agency brand to our country,” said Ayres Neto. “Given its unparalleled natural beauty, affordability, and the tax benefits that come with relocating here, Portugal is such an incredible place to live, and it’s my privilege to help bring The Agency’s groundbreaking tools and technology to our market.”

The Agency Portugal is located at Rua Barata Salgueiro, 21 – Loja A, Lisbon, Portugal. For more information and to view current listings, please visit TheAgencyRE.com.


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