The best possible recommendations for us come from Barcelona property buyers with first-hand experience of what we’re like to work with – our clients. Here are some of their stories and testimonials.
After Brexit , me and partner decided that we no longer want to stay in the UK and we want to start a new life in Barcelona , sadly with not being part of the EU anymore the only way for us to accomplish that is to get the Golden Visa . The search for the new flat started and we’ve soon end up with us being extremely frustrated and stressed . We both didn’t speak Catalan or Spanish , we didn’t understand the Spanish and local laws and it was very hard to make sense of the properties that we saw online.
However our luck was about to change when I came across Barcelona Flat hunters online. Our first meeting was a video call with Laetitia, we gave her the impossible task to find our dream flat , please bear in mind that my requirements are totally different than my partner’s but like a magician Laetitia has delivered .Whatever we seem to throw at her or change our mind all the time nothing seems to phase her.
Laetitia is charming , friendly , patient , cultured , professional , trust worthy and pedantic. Laetitia superpowers are listening , understanding , eyes for details , problem solving and caring .
They have made every bit of the process enjoyable, fun and stress free, from finding the flat to negotiating , to do all legal work, doing all checks , buying the flat then to even help us to move in (that includes opening bank accounts to getting wifi ).
We’ve been living in our happy life in our barcelona gorgeous flat for over year now and I can’t thank Laetitia enough for everything she has done and continue doing. Laetitia you are a Star .
I was looking for a typical old charming flat in Barcelona to renovate, but needed good advices as I knew nothing in this business. BFH heard my wishes, found exactly what I was looking for and worked on the renovation plans.
After facilitating all administration papers, they managed everything in less than 4 months, included buying, renovation and furbishing, all in respect with the planned budget. I duly recommend Barcelona Flat Hunter!
Margaux – Switzerland
Barcelona Flat Hunter was a pleasure to work with throughout the whole real estate purchase process, very knowledgeable about the market and always went the extra mile when the unexpected happened. I have already recommended them to a number of friends.
Christophe & Washington – Brazil / U.S
It has always been a dream for me to acquire a home in Barcelona, being one of the greatest cities in the world. As one can imagine, buying a property abroad from your home country can be a tricky and difficult task. Having a reliable real estate agent in Barcelona to trust, someone who have your best interest, someone who can guide you and explain the in-and-out of the process, and to cover your back is essential. It also requires time and energy, needless to say also resources in screening the market, knowing what is best for you, making sure papers are in order, but also managing your property from A to Z, even after you acquire it.
My experience with Barcelona Flat Hunter, and Laetitia, was nothing but excellent! With her pleasant personality, professionalism, and her dedicated and personalized attention towards me as a client, Laetitia accompanied me from the first day I showed my interest in buying in Barcelona, identified suitable options for me, budget wise but also up to my requirements, striking a fine balance between both.
Laetitia will make sure to negotiate hard on your behalf, and will not advise you to sign unless everything was in order. I will never forget how she advised me to postpone the second signature until I secured part of my loan. It even confirmed further then that she had my best interest at stake, and not looking just to close the deal.
From there it was just a smooth ride, from opening a bank account, securing the credit, changing all the contracts of the apartment in my name, handling needed renovation, but also managing the property and the tenants when am abroad on my travels, including on several occasions needed repairs and the relationship with the insurance company.
In barely two months, my dream came true and I became finally a property owner in one of the best cities in the world.
Whatever you are looking for, a permanent home, a holiday real estate, an investment opportunity, or something in between, Barcelona Flat Hunter will find it for you, and will make sure that your dream becomes finally a reality.
I can’t say enough good things about Laetitia and Alix. They knew the market inside and out and really helped us formulate the best game plan for finding the perfect home for our family.
Once we found our new home, they were crucial in walking us through every step of the process. As foreigners, there is no way we would have been able to manage it on our own without making many costly mistakes. They were indispensable allies from beginning to end.
Matt & Sophia – USA
Very good service, we are very happy to have collaborated. 100% recommendable.
Penelope & Alvaro – Spain/ UK
Avevamo scelto la città, il quartiere, la casa …
Avevamo le idee chiare su tante cose..
Avevamo la certezza di voler fare questo passo…
Avevamo però un sacco di dubbi a cui era difficile trovare risposta…
Ostacoli previsti come la lingua o la diversa cultura, ma soprattutto difficoltà apparentemente insormontabili come le giuste documentazioni da richiedere, il NIE da ottenere, le diverse abitudini, la comunicazione coi vari interlocutori, …
Ci serviva una persona di fiducia che curasse per noi gli aspetti più delicati, che capisse le sfumature della lingua e prevedesse le trappole della burocrazia, che sapesse come meglio muoversi per ottenere il risultato migliore … ci serviva un Angelo Custode insomma.
Avendo scelto di non avvalerci di agenzie immobiliari, per cui la casa che ti mostrano è sempre quella giusta, questa nostra necessità si faceva sempre più impellente mano a mano che ci si avvicinava alla stretta finale.
E’ in quel preciso momento che ho avuto la fortuna di imbattermi nel sito http://barcelonaflathunter.com ! Mi hanno subito risposto nella persona di Laetitia Lair che assieme al suo staff ci ha immediatamente trasmesso fiducia e sicurezza.
Il nostro nuovo Angelo Custode ci ha letteralmente presi per mano, sviscerando l’affare che avevamo intrapreso, trovandone debolezze e punti di forza. Ha comunicato con il venditore senza concedergli la benchè minima possibilità di truffa, ottenendo tutti i documenti e le assicurazioni possibili. Ci ha supportato durante ogni attimo della trattativa, dal compromesso fino al rogito. il tutto in 2 soli mesi
Laetitia è stata la nostra voce e le nostre orecchie dal notaio, la nostra mano nella gestione delle volture, i nostri occhi nella gestione dei lavori di sistemazione interni… sarà ancora per molto il nostro braccio destro nelle questioni spagnole 🙂
Grazie di tutto BFH, la nostra soddisfazione nell’aver preso casa a Barcellona è in gran parte merito tuo !
We had chosen the city, the neighborhood, the flat…
We had clear ideas on so many things…
We were sure we wanted to take this step…
However, we had a lot of doubts to which it was difficult to find an answer….
Obstacles such as language or cultural differences, but above all seemingly insurmountable difficulties when it came down to the right documents to ask from the owner, the NIE to get, the different habits, communication challenges with the various interlocutors, …
We needed a reliable real estate agent in Barcelona who would manage for us the most delicate aspects, who understood the nuances of language and guided us through bureaucracy, who knew how best to move to get the best result … we needed a Guardian Angel.
Having decided not to purchase through real estate agencies (for whom the house they are showing you is always the right one), our need became more and more urgent as we had already initiated the purchase process.
It is at that very moment that I have been fortunate enough to find myself at www.barcelonaflathunter.com
Their real estate personal shopper agency gave us very prompt feedback and Laetitia Lair together with her staff, gave us immediately the right confidence and sense of security.
Our new Guardian Angel literally took us by the hand, examining the deal we had undertaken, finding weaknesses and strengths. She took over the communication with the seller without giving him the slightest chance of scam, getting all the possible documents and guarantees to ensure our interests were protected. She supported us at every step of the process, from the initial agreement to the deed signature. All in just 2 months!
Laetitia was our voice and our ears at the notary, our hand in handling the utilities, our eyes in the management of the interior work … she will still be our right arm in the Spanish issues for a long time. 🙂
Thank you for everything, our satisfaction in owning a second home in Barcelona is largely thanks to you!
Pierpaolo & Filippo – Italy
Very professional – end to end service. I highly recommand Laetitia and Astrid to help you in the property search in Barcelona!! Thanks to them, I could find an appartment meeting all my criteria in 3 months- and with only 4 visits scheduled 🙂
They put themselves in my shoes, and ensured I was avoiding any risks in the process. They helped me from the criteria definition, till the signature of the purchase, dealing with the agencies, the notary, the vendor for prices and legal negotiation, and all of the aspects that needed to be checked.
Definitely a big help and relief to have them by my side, as buying is Spain can be quite complex and risky for foreigners.
Séphora – France
Bluffed by the professionalism and efficiency of BFH.
They are very reactive, very didactic on how to proceed to buy a property in Spain: knowledge of the regulations and laws (they check that the property is in order…), market survey (good / bad deal according to the area or the potential of the property), putting me in touch with other professionals (broker etc.) and negotiating the property. Moreover, until now (2 months after the purchase) BFH reassures me by its follow-up which lets me think that I could call upon them to manage the renting of my property.
Antoine – France
We have recently completed purchase of a wonderful 2-bedroom apartment in Poblesec, Barcelona, thanks to Laetitia and her team who have guided and actioned every step of the way: from finding the right property through to facilitating a beautiful renovation job and immediately securing good tenants.
Barcelona Flat Hunter’s service is reliable, professional, friendly, and combines a thorough knowledge of all the local real estate, legal, banking, construction systems and recommended service providers with a personalized touch: they clearly want to deliver what it is you want. Whether it’s purely an investment, or a place to live in yourself, or a combination of the two. For us, we wanted a combination, and we are delighted with the apartment we have purchased and renovated. A home and a base in beautiful Barcelona for us to stay when we are in between jobs and an apartment to let out the rest of the year.
Following our initial consultations to establish what it was we were looking for; Laetitia organized several property viewings during the week that we planned to visit Barcelona. We visited the one we finally purchased on our first day. Laetitia guided us through the purchase negotiation with the seller, and four days later we had agreed on the purchase price, opened a bank account in Barcelona, and obtained a Power of Attorney from a notary to enable Barcelona Flat Hunter to complete the purchasing process on our behalf in our absence. We also enjoyed some very nice coffees and conversations along the way!
We very much liked the way that Laetitia would send us video clips with voiceover- something she did each step of the way so that we felt like we were there in the room – from the initial look around the prospective property, through to viewing progress of the semi-renovated and completely renovated apartment. We are delighted with our apartment and what Laetitia and her team have done for us and would highly recommend Barcelona Flat Hunter services to our friends!
Mauro & Matilda – Italy / UK
Just over a year ago I had found the house of my dreams but had numerous doubts about the paperwork and did not feel comfortable moving ahead with the sale. I was seriously considering letting the flat go when I serendipitously stumbled across Barcelona Flat Hunter and called on a whim. The moment I spoke to Laetitia I knew that I was in good hands and that I could trust her, something which is rare in the real estate industry. From that point onward Laetitia was with me for every step of the process, accompanying me to visit the flat, helping me negotiate with the real estate agency and patiently answering my millions of questions. Laetitia is a wealth of information and knows everything about the real estate market, real estate laws and finance. She went above and beyond to make sure that I felt comfortable with the process and I constantly felt supported by someone who genuinely cared about me and my experience purchasing my first home.
Nina – U.S
From our very first conversation, I knew I was in good hands and wow, Laetitia made things happen! I now have a beautiful flat that is way beyond what I had dreamed of for my price range and can’t wait to move in with my family. Our daughter has already planned her bedroom!
Throughout the, sometimes difficult process, Laetitia’s unshakeable positivity, the wealth of experience and expertise shone through, making sure the outcome was a very happy one.
I can’t thank or recommend the amazing Laetitia and her team enough
Tamsin – UK / Germany
I wish to thanks Laetitia for the work accomplished.
She has been very much attentive to our needs and incredibly efficient. She managed to solve any of the issues we faced, these often made more complex by the distance. Also, I appreciated the work done negotiation wise… And I got to highlight her great rigor and seriousness which had been lacking during a previous attempt to purchase a flat in Barcelona. At the time, an independent French buyer agent-based in Barcelona alongside a major real estate agency who proved to be unscrupulous nearly decided me not to go forward with a purchase in this amazing city.
If you are looking for trust, confidentiality and professional skills: don’t look further. Thank you, Laetitia.
Gerry – France
Laetitia is a dear friend of many years. We worked in the same organization for several years and that time spent together gave us the chance to witness her rigor and work commitment. We remained in contact and followed her new career as real estate agent. Thus, it is only fitting that we reached out to her when we thought about investing in Spain. We had as well received positive feedbacks from other colleagues who had entrusted her real estate personal shopper agency with their project. We have witnessed the same structured approach and commitment in her new position. Most of the steps could be done remotely thanks to her support. She has a well-supplied address book with all the contacts needed. She has excellent relationships with her interlocutors, which allowed her to get us all the necessary appointments within a noticeably short time frame.
Through her agency, we have received full support from the property hunting all the way to the rental management and in between the two the actual purchase and renovation of the property. She has excellent knowledge of the Spanish legislation, experience, and great taste when it comes to interior design. It is incredible to see how much our flat has changed between the first visit and now that it has been renovated. Barcelona Flat Hunter has been as well essential in the management of the purchasing process and the rental management.
We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending her agency and we will ourselves use her services again should we go for another investment.
Thanks to Laetitia for exceeding our expectations.
Flore & Xavier – Chad / Francia
I wanted to buy an apartment in Barcelona, but my biggest concern was finding a trusty & reliable real estate agent in Barcelona who could hold my best interests with no dubious schemes or hidden costs. I was lucky enough to be recommended Laetitia, head of Barcelona Flat Hunter by a friend. And, from the very 1st call until the purchase of the apartment and to the subsequent investment discussions, she provided excellent quality services, from up to date information on the real estate market to the financial simulations, real estate visits and best investment options. And, I couldn’t be happier with the end result, which is a beautiful small studio at the heart of Barcelona. I cannot recommend Laetitia enough, she enjoys my full trust and Is one of the most professional and trusty persons I have done business with.
Ammar – Lebanon
We were lucky to have met Laetitia and Astrid to find the perfect apartment. During our first meeting in their office, we felt welcome and we could share all of our requirements, ask many questions about buying a property in Spain etc… and they answered to all our concerns very professionally. We had a lot of criteria and a tight budget, so it was a challenging task at first, but they took the time to search, explore and one day, they sent us a long message with a very complete description and video of a propriety. We immediately felt that it was the right one.
Alice & Léo – France
My experience with Barcelona Flat Hunter has been ongoing for more than a year now. It is a great experience. The team shows a high level of professionalism and a personalised approach based on what we look for and our wishes, right from the first contact and throughout the search, the purchasing process, maintenance, and rental management. Excellent work and above all thank you for this great collaboration.
Chahrazed – Tunisia
After two years working with Barcelona Flat Hunter in the purchase of a flat and rental management of another one in Barcelona, we can only remark the professionalism of Laetitia and her team in all the aspects, from the flat hunting, the administrative assistance and the advising on real estate up to the intermediation with the clients/ authorities/ notaries to the day to day rental management. It should be added that, for any service we have required, BFH has always replied on a prompt and satisfactory way.
Leonor & Gregory – Spain – France
Kate – UK
I went through Barcelona Flat Hunter for both the purchase and the subsequent rental of my apartment in Barcelona.
The purchase went very well: it was very well organized with 4 apartment visits on the same day. Apartments visits and selection are only the tip of the iceberg though: on the analytical and administrative sides, BFH helped me to define the after-tax profitability of the apartment, accounting for taxes, renovation, and miscellaneous expenses; it helped me apply for a loan, open a bank account, and even showed me how I should pay my taxes!
Considering the efficiency of the purchase, I did not have any second thought about the rental and let BFH deal with it.
BFH applies the same “one contact point” approach for the rental: they find tenants, manage the contracts, maintain the apartment, and intervene whenever is needed.
It is been two years now: what if I look back, every single step went smoothly: every single problem got resolved, sometimes even without me realizing it. The service BFH provides is valueless, it is peace of mind.
David Allard – France
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