A True Purchase Story
Noah, from California, bought a flat near the beach in 2017: “When I met the agent, he said he could represent me and work both sides of the deal. I paid him 1,000€ to reserve a flat. Later I hired Mark at Spain Advisors. He found out that the building’s front side (facade) needed repairs. The agent never told me this when I paid 1,000€.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Negotiating the Price of Property in BarcelonaContact us before you agree to a price. There is no guarantee, but hiring someone with experience in Barcelona can make a difference. For us to be effective, please do not discuss price with the seller or their agent. Read a true story.
An Overview of the Search and Purchase Process
1. Initial Consulation
- We explain the market and best areas to buy
- Taxes & the costs of owning property
- Mortgage requirements
- Spain’s Golden Visa
2. Property Search
- You send us your property requirements & desires
- We send you properties that meet them
- You tell us which ones to visit
3. We Visit the Property
- We inspect for negative aspects and take photos
- Explain to you the property’s pro’s and con’s
- You may or may not be present during the visits
4. Due Diligence
- We research the property’s legal documents, existing mortgages, liens, zoning laws and the building’s physical condition
- Negotiate a price
5. You Decide to Buy the Property
- We advise on mortgages and money transfers
- Prepare the pre-purchase agreement(s)
- Resolve other issues that arise
- We prepare the deed of sale with the notary public
- Work with your bank to ensure correct payment
- Accompany you to sign the deed
From Our Clients
My wife and I found Mark as we began our quest to find a second home in Barcelona. Not only were we very happy with the service he provided on the legal front, he gave us invaluable advice as to how to best to look and judge potential properties.
He also educated as to potential pitfalls to look out for. When we did find the property to buy, he was invaluable in working with
My experience with Spain Advisors was great, I had no problems at all. I searched for about 2 months and saw about 30. I advise you buy soon as prices are going up. Good flats sell fast. Be sure to check all aspects of the property very carefully, there may be hidden problems without a solution. I am very happy with the property I bought, it was below my budget and it was renovated so no headaches looking for contractors. The purchase went smooth. I would recommend Spain Advisors to a friend, definitely.
My wife and I saw about ten flats and met several real estate agents. Their goal, obviously, is to show the property’s positive aspects and persuade you to buy for the listed price. It’s important to remember that they earn a commission of the sale’s price. When we expressed an interest in a flat, they applied some pressure on us to force to a decision. Sometimes after only one visit.
Welcome to our website. We’re glad you’re here and we admire your interest in Barcelona.
After years of working in Barcelona we’ve seen more than one foreigner pay too much for their property. Why? They did not have enough information before they agreed to a price.
At Spain Advisors we strive for a fair price by insisting on access to the important information you need before you agree on a price. Then you can decide if it’s fair.
The Real Estate Agent and Spain Advisors
Your first contact is normally with an Agent. Very nice people, however:
The Real Estate Agent
Spain Advisors Agent
You want to know what things cost. Straight answers about legal services can be hard to get (we’ve been there). Out of respect for you, we publish our fees.
How can we assist you?
Professional assistance locating quality real estate in the Barcelona area.
Professional assistance purchasing quality real estate in the Barcelona area.
We help you obtain a Spanish ID number (NIE) and an immigrant visa to live in Spain.
We open your Spanish bank account, advise on money transfers and on mortgages.
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