We are Your
Barcelona Property Advisor
We are Your
Barcelona Property Advisor
What We Believe
In everything we do, we believe in Absolute Transparency. In everything we do, we believe in achieving an Honest Deal, regardless of where you are from or what you are buying.
How We Work
We achieve an Honest Deal by insisting on access to the important information about the deal, before the deal is signed. If we gain access, we proceed. If not, we don’t as a fair deal is generally not possible.
What We Do
We help Non-Spaniards buy real estate in Barcelona and nearby area.
What We Have Learned
1) Non-Spaniards usually pay too much for property in Barcelona:
“The price was reasonable compared to back home.”
“The real estate agent swore it was fair.”
“We were in a hurry …”
2) Non-Spaniards sometimes regret what they bought:
“The building needs repairs.”
“The flat needs repairs.”
“Noisy street, not safe at night, too hot, too cold …”
They did not have enough information about the Property or the Seller before they bought.
Absolute Transparency. Gaining access to the important information about the Property, the Seller and the Real Estate Agent, before you commit to buy. Once we have this insight, we decide together if it’s a good deal for you.
Your Sole Contact in Barcelona
In addition to legal guidance for the purchase of property, we provide all related services such as obtaining a Spanish ID and mortgage and post-purchase assistance with tax payments. Our goal is to be your sole contact in Barcelona to make things easier for you. Details on our services.
Who we Are
Mark Carr, Founder
Born and raised in Iowa, USA, Mark’s legal career began as an attorney in San Diego in 1991. He moved to Barcelona in 2001 and worked in law firms and in real estate for several years before founding Spain Advisors. “I came to study Spanish and decided to stay. I was meeting too many people and having too much fun to leave. I’m married to a Catalan and we have two children. In 2011, we bought a flat near La Sagrada Familia.”
First, no car needed. You step outside and the city is all around you. Walking, and biking on Barcelona’s public bike system, make transportation easy and a welcomed part of your daily life.
Second it’s very metropolitan, there are people from all over the world here. Meeting and working with people from different countries is fun and interesting.
Third, the city itself is charming and historical. From the cobblestone streets of ‘Old Town’ to the modern boulevard of ‘Passeig de Gracia’, the sights, sounds, shops and architecture are exceptional.
Finally, the quality of the food (Mediterranean Cuisine) is healthy and excellent. It’s easy to lose weight here.
The city is conveniently located two hours from the ski slopes of the Pyrenees Mountains and there are several cool beach towns. In the image is Sitges, 30 minutes south.
In short, Barcelona offers a high quality of life with a variety of interesting people and activities, and a great place to own a home.
A British architect licensed to work in Barcelona since 1995, Charmaine’s office, Soto-Lay Architects, specializes in interior renovations and new constructions. Charmaine also inspects buildings and flats for probable structural damage and other factors. Buyers can then assess the property’s true value and renovation possibilities.
An interior designer from the USA with over 30 years of experience, Donna provides personalized treatment for her clients in residential and commercial design projects. She manages renovation projects of all types from start to finish. Hourly decoration consultations are also available. www.kelley-interiordesign.com
A Barcelona-licensed attorney, Paul specializes in tax, contract and real estate law. Tax questions are always present with property transactions and must be properly addressed. Paul is also a licensed translator specializing in legal translations from Spanish to English and vice versa.
Would You Like Assistance?
Buying real estate in a foreign country is not easy. If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed, it’s normal. The language, websites, trying to find people … we’ve been there. For some free advice, simply complete the form below. We answer emails and messages promptly. Thanks again for visiting our site.