I’m Marie Ramsdal and I work with expatriates and foreign investors who want to invest or buy property in Madrid. I was born in Norway and after finishing my business studies in 2010 I moved to Madrid for work. Madrid is now the place I call home where I live with my Spanish husband and our son.
After several years in a multinational consulting firm I decided I wanted to start by myself and use my personal experience as a foreigner buying property in Spain to help others in the same situation.
All too often, buying a home is a slow, draining and highly inefficient process. On top of that, when you don’t have knowledge of the local language and the processes that applies it makes it even more complicated. I know this firsthand as I have been through it myself. Therefore I work exclusively for my clients and for me it is important that my clients can enjoy the experience of finding and purchasing their dream home in Madrid.
I understand your needs; I work only for you; and I give you the piece of mind you need to be sure that when the time comes, you are able to choose the best option for you at the best price. That is why I don´t have a portfolio of properties for sale nor collaborate with real estate agencies. As I work exclusively for my clients, I avoid any conflict of interest.
The first thing I do is to make an appointment with you to understand exactly what you are looking for. Once we have enough information, a commitment is signed so that I can start the search.
I carry out personalized and exhaustive searches of homes for sale in Madrid that tick the boxes on your wish list, particularly in terms of: location, property type (flat, apartment, duplex, villa, townhouse, penthouse, etc.), size, facilities, condition, price, etc. I search through my databases, my network of contacts, real estate agencies, and I walk the streets for you to find the property that best suits your needs.
I do a screening of the homes that matches your criteria and I visit them personally for you.
When we have, a final target selected, a technical architect will prepare a report with the aim of identifying any major structural problems (cracks, lack of soundproofing, damp, quality of finishes, etc.) for your consideration and to verify the actual condition of the property.
When you are ready to make an offer I can with my extensive information-handling capacity and experience in the market, help you when it comes to negotiating with the vendor of your future home, to make sure you secure the lowest price.
When the deal is done and the keys are yours I assist you in the after-sales process: changes in ownership of supply contracts, doubts you may have, and any other arrangements related to the post-sale.
I truly believe my help will add a lot of value to the process: you will save time, money and most important, save a lot of frustration and misunderstandings. I will be by your side throughout the whole process.
A PERSONALISED SERVICE
You are unique, with your own requirements, preferences and desires. I work hard to understand and define what you are looking for. Your wishes become my own. My approach is underpinned by the principles of: efficiency, transparency, professionalism and continuous communication with you.
I am committed to the new real estate philosophy and as such, I work exclusively for buyers like you. I will never charge anything from any vendor or real estate agency: I do not want conflicts of interest and I work to reduce the purchase prices as much as possible, as opposed to the normal market practice.
SAVE TIME AND MONEY
I analyse, visit, compare and help you with the negotiation, and I am always willing to go that extra mile.
My fees reflect my philosophy: I charge based on success. If you don’t buy a property presented by me I will not charge you the commission.
In addition, I will be more than happy to put you in contact with trusted English speaking collaborators that can provide you with everything you may need through the purchase process:
I strongly recommend all my clients to use a lawyer when purchasing property in Spain. I collaborate with several lawyers that can offer you any legal advice that you may need during the purchase process:, review of the “contrato de arras”, review of the “nota simple”, detection of unpaid community fees/taxes, review of the sale and purchase contract or any legal doubt you may have.
Architect firms with extensive experience when it comes to quoting for and carrying out any kind of renovation work that you may require.
Banks focused on international customers that offer competitive mortgage and other financial products.
I have all sorts of clients. I work with expatriates, property investors or anyone who wants to buy or rent a property in the capital. My services span every kind of home and budget: from small purpose-built apartments to large luxury villas.
Please feel free to take a look at my Facebook page and see what some of my clients say about me:
“Marie was so very helpful in assisting my husband and I find and purchase the perfect home for us in Madrid. She was knowledgeable, professional, and incredibly responsive during the entire process. Marie took care of so many details and walked us through every step of the the buying process. She made a daunting task easy. She is the best and I can’t recommend her highly enough!” Sherri A.
“We had a lot of help from Marie when looking for an appartment in Madrid while we were still living in Norway. As we were not able to attend viewings ourselves, Marie went on viewing after viewing for us, updating us with pictures and video of the flats, as well as her thoughts on the location. She also helped us with the online search, looking for appartements that fulfilled our criterias. We are very pleased with the service we recieved, and are happy with the flat we chose. Without this service, it would be a lot harder and more expensive to find an appartment.” Kenneth A.