Barcelona Property Finders
Iñaki Unsain has more than 20 years experience in the property sector in Barcelona and having worked for some of Spain’s largest real estate companies his knowledge of the city is unrivalled. In 2009 he decided to put his experience to work on behalf of property buyers and become one of the growing number of buying agents in Spain, founding his own property finding company to protect the interests of the purchaser. His depth of experience puts him at the forefront of Barcelona property finders.
In addition to undertaking property searches in Barcelona Iñaki also provides a wide range of real estate services including urban land management, purchasing investment assets and real estate appraisals.
Iñaki is a founder member of AEPSI which is an association bringing together the growing number of Spanish-based buying agents and he is often quoted in the Spanish press as a recognised source of independent information about property market issues. We are delighted that he has joined The Property Finders consortium to help property buyers from around the world locate exactly what they are looking for in the very competitive Barcelona property market.
The Barcelona real estate market is very fragmented with many small agencies, some with only a handful of properties for sale. One well-known Spanish property portal lists over two and a half thousand agencies in Barcelona itself, some with fewer than twenty properties for sale and no website. That makes the process of searching for and then visiting all the options a long and time consuming process. It’s hard enough for someone who lives in the city and knows it very well but it becomes a near impossibility for an international buyer trying to find the right property from a distance. With Iñaki on your side you will get a real expert doing the research for you, making sure nothing is missed.
There has been a lot of comment in the media about the restrictions that now apply in Barcelona city centre in respect of short term tourist rentals. In common with all the main tourist destinations in Spain Barcelona has instituted a licensing system to regulate numbers and raise standards; in fact, it was one of the first cities in Spain to do this and it is now one of the most tightly regulated. Licenses are no longer being issued in some areas in the heart of the city and limits are being extended to others. If you are thinking about buying in Barcelona, either as a buy-to-let investor or a second home buyer who might occasionally rent the property out, it is absolutely vital to know in which areas licenses are no longer available and those where it is still possible to secure one. One way to guarantee that you get the right information is to ask Iñaki Unsain.