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.
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.
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.