About Us
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We love Barcelona and want to help you make it your home or investment.
“Thank you for visiting our website. Spain Advisor’s founder Mark Carr ia an attorney licensed in the USA. He was born in Iowa and practiced law in California for 10 years. In 2001, he moved to Barcelona and worked in law firms specializing in real estate. In 2015, he founded Spain Advisors”.
We are a Property Buyer’s Agent
We are a Property Buyer’s Agent. We assist non-Spaniards in locating and purchasing their ideal property in and near Barcelona. It’s a very personalized service. We spend a lot of time with each client visiting properties, talking to agents, negotiating price and managing the purchase. We strive to reduce your chances of paying too much or having post-purchase regrets.
Company Founder
Mark Carr practiced law in San Diego from 1991 to 2001. He came to Barcelona to take a break and decided to stay. He married a local Catalan, and in 2011, they bought an apartment near Sagrada Familia. They have two children ages 14 and 11. The music and arts, a staple of Barcelona, feature prominently in the family’s live.
Mission
Identify and resolve risks in the purchase purchase. Non-Spaniards buying in Spain are at a natural disadvantage - the language, the process, Spain’s home rules, etc. We overcome these by getting the information needed before you buy. Each deal is approached from an American mentality: Check, Confirm, Proceed. If transparency is not possible, we advise you to pass. It happens.
Sole Contact
From getting a NIE to post-purchase accounting, we offer everything required to buy and own the property. We partner with a mortgage specialist and a money transfer expert as needed. We also work with a local architect and a Spanish tax attorney. Having one contact makes things easier.
Our Collaborators
Company Founder
Mark Carr practiced law in San Diego from 1991 to 2001. He came to Barcelona to take a break and decided to stay. He married a local Catalan, and in 2011, they bought an apartment near Sagrada Familia. They have two children ages 14 and 11. The music and arts, a staple of Barcelona, feature prominently in the family’s live.
Mission
Identify and resolve risks in the purchase purchase. Non-Spaniards buying in Spain are at a natural disadvantage - the language, the process, Spain’s home rules, etc. We overcome these by getting the information needed before you buy. Each deal is approached from an American mentality: Check, Confirm, Proceed. If transparency is not possible, we advise you to pass. It happens.
Sole Contact
From getting a NIE to post-purchase accounting, we offer everything required to buy and own the property. We partner with a mortgage specialist and a money transfer expert as needed. We also work with a local architect and a Spanish tax attorney. Having one contact makes things easier.
Why Barcelona?
Barcelona offers an exceptional quality of life with a variety of stimulating people and activities. A great place to make a home or invest in real estate
Sunny Climate.
Located on the Mediterranean Sea with warm summers, little rain and mild winters, you can enjoy the outdoors year round.
Cosmopolitan.
It’s home to people from all over the world creating an interesting and tolerant environment.
Diversity.
There’s a neighborhood for everyone: the medieval Gothic Quarter, the urban Eixample district, the sunny beach area to the friendly, lower-priced zones on the city’s outskirts.
The Economy.
Barcelona has the strongest economy in Spain. Compared to other large cities, housing prices are very reasonable. While demand for property is constant, construction is booming.
No car needed.
We walk everywhere, use a public bike or the underground metro. What a relief not needing a car.
Location.
Situated on the Mediterranean Coast, it’s minutes by train to several beach towns and two hours to France and the ski slopes of the Pyrenees Mountains.
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