Our Services & Fees


Main Service

Our main services are locating your property, negotiating the price and managing the purchase process. We advise on mortgages, property tax filing and related matters to serve as your sole contact in Barcelona. Our fees are published below so you can compare costs and make a budget.


Negotiating the Price

If you contact us before you agree to a price, we have a chance to save you money. There are no guarantees, as some sellers refuse to negotiate, but having someone who does this regularly can make a difference. For us to be effective, please do not discuss price with the seller or their agent. See below.

 

Bill from London was visiting a flat in the Old Town area of Barcelona. The agent, in Spanish, said: “The price is 190,000€, but for you we’ll cut it to 180,000€”. Bill, who understands very little Spanish, said “OK”. Later he hired Mark Carr of Spain Advisors to negotiate the price. Mark saw the flat and knew that 175,000€ was a fair price.

So he offered the agent 165,000€. The agent refused to negotiate saying “Bill already accepted my offer of 180,000€.” The agent knew Bill doesn’t speak very much Spanish and was not accepting an offer when he uttered ‘OK’. The agent also knew that 165,000€ was a good offer for the flat. In the end, Bill decided not to buy as he found a similar flat for a lower price.

 

Buy Property Services


Property Search Only

You want current market information, visit properties and decide if buying in Barcelona is a good idea.


A. You will be in Barcelona to visit properties.

1) Search Service. We find properties that meet your specifications. We visit the property(s) you select with you and advise on the positive and negative aspects. 75€ per property, not including travel costs outside of Barcelona.

2) Search & Negotiate Service. Same as the Search Service above plus:

a) We conduct due diligence on the property to find unpaid mortgages, liens, pending building repairs and related issues.

b) With this information, we negotiate a price with the owner or their real estate agent. 250€ per property, not including travel costs outside of Barcelona. 

B. You will not be in Barcelona to visit properties. 

1) Search Service. We send you details of properties that meet your specifications. You tell us which one(s) to visit. After the visit, we send you a report outlining the property’s positive and negative aspects. 75€ per property.

2) Search & Negotiate Service. Same as above. 250€ per property.

The fees do not including travel costs outside of Barcelona.

Complete Service

You have decided to buy. Now you want to find a property and hire someone to manage the purchase process.


A. We provide the Property Search & Negotiate Service described in the first column.
B. Then we manage the purchase process from start to close including:
1) Advise on financing such as getting a mortgage and transferring money to Spain
2) Collect and analyze property documents
3) Meet with the property management company to discuss the building, its condition, etc.
4) Analyze, draft and amend, as needed, the pre-sales contract(s)
5) Prepare for closing with the Notary and accompany you to sign the deed
6) Provide post-purchase advice on property taxes, utility change and related matters
Fee: 2,000€, including tax (valid for two properties). Travel costs extra.

Manage the Purchase Process Only

You already found a property and agreed on a price with the owner or their agent.


A. We manage the purchase process from start to close including
1) Advise on financing such as getting a mortgage and transferring money to Spain
2) Analyze the property’s documents to find unpaid mortgages, liens and other issues
3) Meet with the property management company to discuss the building, unpaid repairs, etc.
4) Analyze, draft and amend, as needed, all pre-sales contract(s)
5) Prepare for closing with the Notary and accompany you to sign the deed
6) Provide post-purchase advice on property taxes, utility change and related matters
Fee: 1,750€, including tax (valid for two properties). Travel costs extra.

Remember the 21% tax

Spain imposes a 21% Value Added Tax (VAT) on all services ‘carried out’ in Spain. Our fees include VAT. Always ask for quotes with VAT included.

Third-Party Costs

These are not included in the fees below. We will give you an estimate in advance.

1. Public Notary. Legal documents such as deeds and wills, must be signed before a Spanish public notary. Their fee depends on the service.
2. Registration Fees. This is for filing deeds and other documents with the Spanish government.
3. Translations. From English to Spanish and vice-versa. We offer a service at very competitive rates.
4. Travel. For travel outside of Barcelona, the cost depends on the distance.

Our Fees


By Telephone: Free
In Office: 25€ per hour
For details for these services please see above under ‘Buy Property Services’.

1) Search Services.
a) Basic Service. We visit properties with you advising on the positive and negative aspects. 75€ per property.
b) Detailed Service. We visit, research and negotiate a price for properties of your choice. 250€ per property.

2) Manage the Property Purchase Only. 1,750€. For properties valued over 500,000€, 1% of the purchase price or less, depending on the property.

3) Complete Service. 2,000€. For properties valued over 500,000€, 1% of the purchase price or less, depending on the property.

4) Commercial Property. 2,000€. For properties valued over 500,000€, 1% of the purchase price depending on the property.

1) Property Tax Preparation. For a property with no renters: 250€ per year.

2) Property Tax Preparation. For a property with renters, includes quarterly and annual forms. 750€ per year.

3) Tax Representative Service. We act as your tax representative to receive notices and communicate with Spain’s tax authority. 150€ per year.

4) Rental advice, draft leases, etc.: 150€/hour

1) NIE: For non-EU residents & EU-residents who are not Residents of Spain: 200€

2) Certificate of Registration: For EU-Residents who are Residents of Spain: 350€

1) Individual Account: 100€

2) Individual Account we manage with a Power of Attorney: 250€

3) Company Account: 400€

Basic tax advice related to a property purchase is free. For other tax issues we refer to a Spanish tax attorney. 200€ per hour.
The fee ranges from 1,000€ to 5,000€. It depends on the country, assets, heirs, terms of disposition, tax issues and other factors.
1) Golden or Property Visa: 2,500€; there is a discount for clients who also hire a Property Purchase service.

2) Wealth or ‘No Lucrativo’ Visa: 2,500€

We offer a wide variety of legal services related to the United States. The fee depends on the service requested.
 

Ready to Get Started?


Doing business in a foreign country is not easy. If you feel a bit overwhelmed, it’s normal. For free advice, simply call or email us. We answer emails promptly. For a detailed description of a service, please request a written proposal. Thanks again for your visit.

Let’s Go!


 
 

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