Mercedes was very proactive and positive in helping my family find our home in Sant Just Desvern when we moved to Barcelona from overseas in July 2022. She was an excellent listener and very attentive to our needs and hopes. She was responsive to our questions throughout the process and her communication regarding all aspects of securing our home in a new country was excellent. We are very happy with the home we are now living in and very grateful to Mercedes.
Assistant Principal High School at The American School of Barcelona
Mercedes and her team managed my finding an apartment in Barcelona during a stressful time. I had a hard time getting appointments with brokers because of my lack of language skills and my
unusual situation (no spanish work contract). Mercedes team did a great job- a team member researched apartments, sending them to me to look at, and then made appointments for me to go visit
them. They visited the apartment with me, translating any questions or concerns that I had. When it came time to place an offer on an apartment, Mercedes and her team looked over the contract,
helped negotiate terms, and once again translated for me. Once I signed the contract, Mercedes again helped out by securing a difficult to get appointment for padrón (Spanish residency
requirement when moving). All in all, I was very pleased with Salvador & Co’s services and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend or contract with them again if I need to move. Which I hopefully
If you are moving to Barcelona, I highly recommend Salvador & Co to help you manage your relocation. They did a lot of the leg work I could not do.
Preformer, writer, blogger, dad, clown, entrepreneur (not necearily in that order)
Mercedes & team were a pleasure to engage and help plan my relocation to Barcelona. Smart, focused, and easy to work with are hallmark characteristics for Mercedes and her entire team. As international relocation presents its fair share of challenges, they brought a refreshing, calm outlook and experienced insights to assist in my move. Far more personalized than any large firm, I highly recommend Mercedes & Co.
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Mercedes is the absolute best when it comes to real estate and relocation in Barcelona! I rented a beautiful apartment through her when I studied abroad from January to March 2023, and I could not have been more pleased with my experience working with her. Mercedes was very professional and kind and communicated with me often. As a young, female traveler, I was very cautious as I searched for an apartment in Barcelona. I wanted to be sure that the people I connected with were credible and the properties they listed were legitimate. As soon as I reached out to Mercedes, she suggested we facetime so that we could talk face-to-face about the apartment. I immediately felt connected with Mercedes when we spoke on the phone. She even asked me questions about my upcoming move to Barcelona to make sure the apartment would be a good fit for my needs. After speaking with Mercedes, I quickly decided that I wanted to work with her. The process of renting and paying for the apartment was seamless--everything was as expected. When I finally arrived in Barcelona, the apartment was better than I could've dreamed. It had beautiful stained glass and two balconies, and it was located in the heart of Eixample on one of the most desirable streets in the city. I am now back in the states, but I am forever grateful for the amazing three months I got to enjoy the apartment. Mercedes and her team are the best; they truly made my time in Barcelona unforgettable! If I find myself back in Barcelona, I will be sure to work with Mercedes again!
Lisa Mougin & family, U.S.
The cornerstone of a successful move to a new country is finding the right place to call 'home'. We are forever grateful that we had the opportunity to work with Mercedes Salvador when relocating from the US to Spain, as she helped our family find the perfect place to call 'home'! Having lived abroad herself for many years, she provides wonderful insights about important items to consider both regarding selecting an apartment to rent, as well as overall life in a new country. This aspect of Mercedes combined with her warm personality and her skills as a lawyer for reviewing leases, made our experience of finding an apartment very enjoyable. We give the highest recommendation to Mercedes’ relocation services in Barcelona!
Ann Jurewicz, U.S.
High School Principal, American School of Barcelona
Mercedes is a consummate professional! She is super attentive to her client's needs and listens carefully to ensure the very best service. She goes above and beyond to help people feel cared for, advocating fluently in Spanish, Catalan and English. Having lived in the USA, she knows what it's like to navigate a new country and is very empathetic. I can't recommend her highly enough! She has not just been my agent; I feel she is a true friend.
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LAUREN GOULD, U.S.
MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER, AMERICAN SCHOOL OF BARCELONA
Mercedes Salvador provided me the connection not only to the housing market but into the city in general. She is warm and generous. She really cares about finding a good fit for you! They embody the spirit of Barcelona; I wouldn’t have wanted anyone else who welcomed me. I cannot imagine negotiating this move without her and I would recommend her to anyone that is moving to Barcelona.
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KARL & ANDY BARTH, U.S.
We retired to Spain from the US in the Summer of 2017. Our apartment search started much earlier. Our sister put us in touch with Mercedes. We made a visit to Spain in March 2017 to decide in which city/town we wanted to live and decided the Sitges area was right for us. It was during that visit we met in person and talked through the do's and don'ts of apartment hunting in Spain. Mercedes also arranged for us to meet with another real estate person in one of the other cities under consideration. We were so lucky to have access to someone who knew the area and who could answer all our questions. We did not choose that town, but we do still visit and take our visiting US guests there.
We planned a second visit for early May with the purpose to find that perfect place. In preparation for the visit, we made a list of our must-haves and nice-to-haves and sent the list to Mercedes with the URLs of a few listings. They did the research and provided feedback on things like whether or not the location was good, the deposit was too much, or if the apartment had already been rented. We sent more listings; they did more research. As our visit neared, we finalized the list and they arranged the appointments working with one of the local real estate agencies.
We set out to visit the various properties and visited several places, none of them really hitting all the must-have items. Mercedes was extremely patient and understanding. She made us feel reassured that the right place was out there and never made us feel pressured into settling for something less than we wanted. They knew what we were looking for and when we visited the last place, which is our home now, we all knew it was "THE ONE".
Mercedes provided her expertise handling the lease paperwork, reviewed the contract and made recommendations for changes to protect us. If we had any questions, they were answered. If we had a concern, she advised on whether it was a valid concern or not. She explained the differences in how leases work in the US versus Spain.
We have been in our apartment for 9 months and we are still pinching ourselves. With regularity, we express our excitement and disbelief that we are living in Spain, in such a great home, in such a great location.
We highly recommend the services Mercedes provides. She will be with you every step of the way making sure your transition is smooth and you're happy in your new home.
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Mercedes and her team were amazing to work with and exceptionally professional and kind: well connected to the local community, provided expert consult on very short notice. The entire team went above and beyond to help us in a timely manner, and for that we will be eternally grateful. We highly recommend her services to anyone who needs local guidance when navigating the complicated process of purchasing a home.
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