Jonathan, Denise & Dani
Found a flat perfectly located close to their daughter's university in Vila de Gràcia
(Original Version) Buying a property in Spain is no easy task. Besides the usual house hunt practices, of which we are no strangers to, there are a gazillion other things to watch out for that are unique to Barcelona.
Thankfully, we had Esther along for the ride. Her experience, keen attention to detail, and most importantly, her genuine compassion for our well-being, made what would have been a daunting and difficult process quite easy and efficient. We finished everything, keys in hand, in 3 weeks - and during Covid year at that!
I’ve said this to Esther so many times already, and I’ll say it here now for the record - we wouldn’t have been able to do what we did without her help. If you’re looking to buy a place in Barcelona or nearby, just give her a call, you won’t regret it. ¡Muchas gracias Esther!
Found her ideal flat located close to work in Provençals de Poblenou
(Original Version) I can't speak highly enough of Esther. I just moved to Barcelona from California, very busy with work, and cannot speak Spanish, so buying a flat in Barcelona is a daunting task.
She was so professional, organized, and she helped me work through all the details (financially and legally) to buy my home smoothly. I felt so informed every step of the way because of how clear and strong a communicator she is, and how responsive she was.
Esther helped me navigate the purchase of a new home as well as the nitty-gritty of move-in, e.g. setting up utilities, painting the flat, changing locks, installing fiber, etc. I would recommend Esther to anyone looking to buy a place in Barcelona. You can trust Esther having your best interest at heart and being able to find your dream home :)
Reham & Ed
Found their perfect place in La Barceloneta
(Original Version) Esther is an amazing agent. We worked with her from the very start of looking for an apartment and she guided us through every stage. She always went above and beyond, and we really felt that she had our interest at heart.
Not only is she is hardworking, but she is also extremely knowledgeable about the real estate market, legal aspects, applying for a mortgage, and even hiring an architect. We are so happy that we hired a professional like Esther; without her the process would have been much more complicated and overwhelming to say the least.
In addition to really knowing her stuff, Esther is also very kind and easy going which made working with her a pleasure. Even after we bought our apartment, we continue to seek Esther’s advice and she is always happy to help. If you are thinking about buying in Barcelona, we highly recommend hiring Radix!
Thomas & Maria
Found a fantastic family home close to Sagrada Familia
(Original version) It has always been our dream to have our own place in in Barcelona. Thanks to Esther van de Paverd from Radix we finally found a nice apartment. Close to the Sagrada Familia.
The Barcelona real estate market is complicated. Much more complicated than the Dutch real estate market. You have to be careful, to buy a property in Barcelona is a complicated process. During the intake she helped us make up our minds. She knows Barcelona well. The areas, the pros and cons, the prices, etc. Based on this we defined our ideal place.
Then Esther helped us in every step. From finding the place that fulfils our requirements. Negotiate the price …. and she did very well on that. Get the NIE (required to buy a property). Help to open a bank account (to make the transfer easier). Use of legal services when and where required and propose a notary to do the transaction. She was present at the meeting with the notary to solve the last minute issues.
After the transaction at the notary she helped us with the Barcelona utilities (get us water, electricity and gas) and other services. She explained every step in the process. Helped with reading the Spanish letters, mails, etc. and set-up letters in Spanish. She was so incredible helpful. Apart from getting the apartment she also helped us with renovating the apartment. Finding the builders and architect, etc.
Esther is a professional, knows the Barcelona real estate market well and is 100% dedicated to make the search for a property a success. We couldn’t have done it without her. She has made our life so much easier. I really recommend her!
Karinna & Rafa
Found their dream home in Barcelona
(translated from Spanish) “We had spent a year looking for a flat in a specific area of Barcelona when Esther proposed her services. For us this was a relief and a we were quick in deciding to entrust this project to her. The search for a flat with demanding criteria requires the time and knowledge that we do not have. When flat hunting on your own, you visit a lot of properties that do not fit you or your specific criteria and are left with no results.
Esther is a clear, efficient and fast professional who understands the needs of others well. We already worked together in the past and I knew that we dealt with a person with good taste and judgement. At the beginning of our collaboration, we explained as clearly as possible what we were looking for and jointly visited some properties, so Esther could get a clear understanding of what we were looking for. We exchanged lots of information.
On a weekly basis, Esther would sent a summary of the properties she visited with the specifics and her observations and recommendations. Together we would decide which one to visit again and which one not. When one day a good opportunity arose, Esther recommended to be quick, which we did and everything was perfect.
In 3 months we have found the best flat for us. Large, bright, within budget and in the area that we wanted. We are delighted! Without your services I do not think we would have had access to a property of this quality so quickly.
Thank you very much.”