Property Buyer’s Agent
in Barcelona

 “I help property buyers realize their dream of living in this magnificent city.
I couldn’t ask for more.” Mark Carr, Owner.”


“If you’re thinking of buying property in the Barcelona area, you’re at the right place. I’m been helping people find and buy real estate in Barcelona for ten years. I’m an attorney from the USA and have lived in Barcelona for 23 years. Whether it’s a cozy flat in the Old Town, an upscale apartment in Eixample or mansion near the beach, we can help you find and buy it.

We guide you through each step of the process from setting up the visits to signing the deed. We we can refer all the necessary services to assist: Mortgage banks, a mortgage broker, real estate agents, a NIE service, architects, currency broker and a tax attorney. Barcelona’s a superb place to live and, if done correctly, a solid investment. Let’s go!”

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Interview with Spain Advisors’ CEO

Mark explains the buying process, Barcelona’s housing market, and why 2021 is an excellent time to buy a property.

An interview with two of our clients

New Yorkers Bill & Tess Fischer talk about Barcelona, the buying process, and Spain Advisors.

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Bas Kwasieckyj of the Netherlands, bought an apartment in Hospitalet in 2022.

Buying property in a different country is not easy. Mark Carr was able to negotiate a better price for our apartment. I simply couldn’t have done it without him and I would definitely recommend Spain Advisors to anyone new to Spain.

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Nicola Smith of the UK, bought an apartment in Calafell in 2022

I am super happy with Mark’s services and couldn’t have bought my first home without him. He’s a master at navigating the in’s and out’s of the process. As a first time buyer who speaks very little Spanish I was very confused and nervous, but he put me at ease, explained everything, and made sure I got the best deal possible. I already recommended him to some friends.

Our Google Reviews

Juan Sebastian Dumont
Juan Sebastian Dumont
Mark is great advisor , we have worked on several real estate operations in Barcelona. I strongly recommend his services!
Lux JS
Lux JS
Mark assisted me through the whole process and did a great job!.
K Cordova
K Cordova
While you could figure out how to buy property in Barcelona on your own, working with Mark gives you convenience and peace of mind, which was extra important to us having just moved to the country for work. He helped us evaluate several properties, gave us invaluable referrals, and made sure the entire process ran smoothly. If you want a hassle-free experience with an expert you can trust, you'd be hard-pressed to find someone better than Mark for the job.
Nicola Smith
Nicola Smith
Mark is amazing, I am super happy with his services and couldn't have bought my first home without him. He's a master at navigating the in's and out's of the process and has the patience of a saint! As a first time buyer who speaks very little Spanish I was very confused and nervous going into this whole thing, but he put me at ease, explained everything, and made sure I got the best deal possible. I would definitely work with Mark again, and have already recommended him to some other friends who are working with him for their first Spanish property purchase.
Andrew Gausden
Andrew Gausden
We retained Mark's consulting services to purchase our first home in Barcelona. From the 1st meeting to the final settlement, he was punctual and meticulously diligent. Mark took the time to explain all of the complexities of purchasing property in Spain, often speaking to my wife and I separately in both Spainish and English. He engaged with 3rd parties on our behalf and repeatedly made himself available to broker solutions as difficulties were presented. I can earnestly recommend his services without any reservations. I am certain we saved more than his reasonable fee many times over in avoiding potential expensive pitfalls. I would not purchase any more property without his assistance. I look forward to working with Mark again.
Bas Kwasieckyj
Bas Kwasieckyj
Buying property in a different country is not an easy task. Even though it is a very formal process, Spain Advisors have kept our contact informal, the information to what was expected from me very clear and always to the point. Mark Carr was able to negotiate a better price for our apartment. I simply couldn't have done it without him and I would definitely recommend Spain Advisors to anyone new to Spain.
Noe Rodriguez
Noe Rodriguez
110% recommendable! Mark knew what questions to ask and helped us navigate through the norms of purchasing our second home in Spain.
Matthew Watt
Matthew Watt
Very different experience from buying in the UK to buying here in Barcelona. We could not have completed without Mark. Super helpful, on top of everything and made sure we had everything we would need and some. Got started right away which was nice (within a week). Can't recommend this service enough to anyone looking to buy here who is not Spanish.

Opening a Bank Account

To buy property in Spain, you must open a Spanish bank account to pay property taxes and the balance of the property price. We work with two of Spain’s largest banks: Banc Sabadell and Santander. With Banc Sabadell you can open the account with just your passport, but you will need to sign for the account in person a short time later. 

Money Transfer. Rule Number One: Never transfer money bank to bank. The banks use an unfavorable exchange rate that make it very expensive. Always transfer through a money broker. There are several on the market. We recommend Currencies Direct. They specialize in large transfers and offer excellent customer service. An agent will call you to set up the account and walk you through the process.   

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Common Questions

Is 2021 a good time to buy a property in Barcelona?

Yes, international demand is currently suppressed. A lot of overseas buyers can’t travel to Barcelona now, and the local market is currently weak. Thus, owners are forced to negotiate down the price. Once COVID is over, costs will probably go up…fast.

Can you help me get a mortgage?

Yes. we can take you to a large bank in Barcelona to ask questions and get their terms. Or I can organize a Zoom call. Interest rates are at an all-time low, and banks lend up to 80% of the purchase price. These rates won’t last long.

How do I know if the price I see online is fair?

By visiting properties and comparing prices. There’s no other way; you have to see the properties one at a time. There’s no market price in Barcelona as each property is unique. So sellers pick a price and hope for the best.

Do I really need someone to help me find and buy property in Spain?

Your call. The vast majority of the Google Reviews say ‘yes’ as it saves you time, stress, and sometimes money. Several issues from title to taxes will probably come up. See Buyer’s Agent article.

For some advice, check our articles

The TOTAL Cost of Buying Property in Barcelona

The Arras Contract in Spain

Spain’s Golden Visa


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