Barcelona Property Advisor
We are Your
Barcelona Property Advisor
Mark Carr, Founder
Mark’s a USA attorney. He was born and raised in Iowa and practiced law in San Diego from 1991 to 2001. In 2001, he moved to Barcelona where he’s worked in law firms and real estate for several years. “I came to study Spanish and decided to stay. I’m married to a local Catalan and we have two children. In 2011, we bought a flat near Sagrada Familia.”
How We Work
We help non-Spaniards buy real estate in and near Barcelona. It’s a very personalized service. We spend a lot of time with each client visiting properties, discussing its pro’s and con’s and talking to agents. We strive for absolute transparency so we can reach an honest deal.
What We Have Learned
1) Non-Spaniards sometimes pay too much for property in Barcelona:
“The price was reasonable compared to back home.”
“The real estate agent said 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.
Due Diligence. Gain access to important information about the Property, the Seller and the Real Estate Agent, before you commit to buy. With this insight, you can decide if it’s a good deal.
Your Sole Contact in Barcelona
We offer services needed to buy property such as obtaining a Spanish ID, opening a bank account and post-purchase accounting. We give advice and recommend specialists for mortgages and money transfers. Having one contact in Barcelona will make things a lot easier for you. Details on our services.
No car needed. You can walk and bike almost everywhere and there’s a well-maintained subway system. You step outside and the city is all around you.
Cosmopolitan. Barcelona is home to people from all over the world creating a stimulating environment.
The Economy. Despite some problems, construction is booming and the real-estate market strong. Behind me is the Sagrada Familia.
Diversity. From the cobblestone streets of the Gothic Quarter to the majestic architecture of ‘Passeig de Gracia’, the city is charming and historical. An enchanting place to live and work.
The city is minutes from several sunny beach towns (Sitges, in the image, is 30 minutes away) and a short drive from France and the ski slopes of the Pyrenees Mountains.
In short, Barcelona offers a high quality of life with a variety of interesting people and activities. 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 a little overwhelmed, it’s normal. The language, websites, trying to find people … we’ve been there. For free advice, complete the form below. We answer emails and messages promptly. Thanks again for visiting our site.