Property Search Strategies in Barcelona that Deliver Results

2021 is a great time to buy property in Barcelona

Mark Carr of Spain Advisors outlines the importance of first securing a mortgage, then the steps in the process, and tips on real estate agents and negotiating.
The market moves fast. Most of the best deals are sold before they are advertised.

It's unlikely to find a good deal online because everyone else is there too. We have our own method and work with a network of owners and shoppers to find the best deals first. All we need are your search details and an email address. 

Our Search Service

We Search

We send you several properties - You decide on five to visit.

We Visit

We either visit the property with you, or make a video, and negotiate terms with the agent.

We Report Back

We send you the video and the property’s pros and cons.

We Discuss

Together we review and compare each property.

You Decide

You decide whether to make an offer, and we advise on how much.


A view from Villa Olympic in Poble Nou

What's a Fair Price?

There is no standard or 'market' price for real estate in Barcelona as each neighborhood, bulding and apartment is unique. Sellers simply list for the price they want, and buyers, with no reference, might pay too much. We have methods of evaluating the price, then we negotiate. Our clients, the Fischers bought a flat near this beach and are very happy.

Spain Advisors or the Real Estate Agent

Your first contact is normally with an Agent. They are very nice people.

However, if you put us side to side, you realize:

Spain Advisors Agent
  • We work for you.
  • We negotiate for the lowest price.
  • We slow down the process to ensure that each document and contract is correct.
The Real Estate Agent
  • They form a close relationship with their Client, the Seller.
  • Their Client pays them a 3-6% commission of the seller’s price.
  • They usually move through the buying process quickly.