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We’re Your Unfair Advantage

Buying real estate is usually expensive, complex and time consuming, not least in Barcelona. Just as you would hire a wedding planer for your wedding or a golf coach to improve your swing, Focus helps you find and secure real estate in optimal conditions. We offer bespoke real estate search and advisory services as an independent, personal and confidential partner to you, the buyer. Our exclusive service is geared to the international investor, be they private individuals or professional property investors.

Focus offers in-depth understanding of the Barcelona property market, together with the expertise and network of contacts necessary to find such properties. As market experts and highly skilled negotiators we make sure your investment yields optimal results. Once acquired, we can help you oversee the renovation of your property and assist in maximizing its rental revenue. You can get on with your busy life while we work behind the scenes for you.

   Save time  - You only inspect the properties that meet your criteria

    Save Money  - Market knowledge and aggressive negotiation on your behalf

   Less Stress - Independent advice acting solely in your interest

   Less Hassle - Deal with your exclusive agent, not with dozens of seller’s agents

   More Properties - Access properties from every agent in Barcelona, often before listing

   Complete Confidentiality - We do not pass on your details onto anyone

Focus’ Services

  • Assistance obtaining the NIE tax number (pre-requisite of any acquisition)
  • Property search
  • Property valuation
  • Area analysis
  • Cost / Benefit analysis
  • Investment/Development potential
  • Acquisition strategy and negotiation
  • Planning advice
  • Renovation, refurbishment and fit out 
  • Property management and rental


The Spanish government  approved a law granting  Spanish residency to non-EU citizens who invest  € 500,000 in real estate. The law facilitates  visa free access to 26 European countries for investors and their families, providing the opportunity to set up a business and preserve their wealth in a stable European economy.

Why Choose Focus?

  • Save Money

    We make sure you are on top of the game, be it with current prices, regulation and urban development plans. You will benefit from substantial savings on asking prices because we are skilled negotiators and deeply familiar with the local market and culture. 

  • Time Critical Access

    We keep a rigorous pulse on the market through our broad industry network, including agencies, brokers, funds, banks and individuals, providing you with access to the most attractive on and off market properties before they change hands. 

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    Best Practice

    Our proven methodology, transparency and rigor gives you the best viewpoint throughout the acquisition process. We only work for you, never for the seller, so you can be sure that we are fully aligned with your interests.

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    The Team

    We are a talented team of independent professionals with over 50 years accumulated experience in residential and commercial property. We are passionate about what we do and love to exceed expectations.


The mission of our international team is to help you succeed acquiring a property in Barcelona, providing a professional service based on transparency and trust.

Matthias Schneider

Matthias is a London Business School alumni and has lived in Barcelona over a decade. His passion for the city has led him to develop a broad industry network with rapid access to on and off market properties across all asset types. When not scouting for properties he’s also high on yoga, kiteboarding and his amazing little family.

Noelia Morales

A trained lawyer with extensive experience in the Barcelona real estate sector since early 2000s. Noelia‘s expertise also covers innovation (she’s amongst others developed specific lolipops for the Japanese market for Chupa Chups) and leads her to collaborate with global brands and top academia in this field.

Ian Cassidy

With over 20 years experience in the commercial real estate industry across Europe and Latin America Ian is a widely resourceful senior advisor. Being half Spanish (his mother is from Seville) he smoothly navigates between anglo-saxon professionalism and a highly practical hands-on approach to Spanish real estate.

Yang Shun

Yang has been living in Barcelona for over a decade and successfully manages a career as artist, curator and business women. She is an active member of Barcelona’s vibrant Chinese community and has become a sought after business facilitator for Chinese companies and individuals seeking to carry out real estate investments.

We would love to work with you – so don’t hesitate, get in touch!

What sets us Apart?

Efficient property search made easy

No time to search, schedule, visit, follow up and negotiate your property investment options in Barcelona? Let us do the leg work for you!

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Why settle for less?

Only an independent buyer’s agent allows you to scan the entire market and source opportunities representing your interests at all times.

Why settle for less?
A competent, honest and reliable partner

In Spain, real estate agents act on behalf of the seller. As a buyer’s agent, we act exclusively on your behalf. Everything goes your way. Impartial advice – in black and white. Always.

A competent, honest and reliable partner
Effective search with an edge

We know the problems associated with language and cultural barriers – and make sure the acquisition process is as smooth and simple as possible. We are competent, clear and get things done.

Effective search with an edge

Buyer’s Guide


The property buying process

These are the 3 main steps to acquire a property in Spain: The Holding Desposit (‘La Reserva’), the Pre-sale Agreement (‘Contrato de Arras’) and the Final Contract (‘La Escritura’).

Cost of Purchasing Property

The cost of buying a property in Spain is typically between 11% and 14% of the purchase price. Costs vary according to local regulations and taxes as well as the complexity of the purchase.

Annual Property Costs

Owning a property in Spain costs money. In the Buyers Guide we provide you a quick round up of costs associated with owning property in Spain.

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