Sell or rent your Home

When buying or selling a home in Spain, many questions and doubts arise. It is the most important step when choosing the real estate agency or the agent that takes the operation. At Paulina Schulz Real Estate, our goal is to give our clients a personalized and transparent service knowing that the client feels comfortable and safe with the future purchase or sale of their home. Thanks to our training, experience and knowledge in the real estate sector we offer you a secure transaction. We are at your side and we help you throughout the entire process, even years later. With Inmobiliaria Paulina Schulz you can find everything in the same place without having to move anywhere else.

Comprehensive visibility

We offer you a completely free sales marketing service for our clients; our website in three main languages (English, Finnish and Spanish), quality photographs, extensive online marketing on Facebook, Instragram and Newsletters. Our advertising on portals and Nordic magazines reaches buyers in Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark. In addition a wide visibility in the internal portals among real estate professionals. We have the best contacts from legal representatives to banks.
So you can focus on what is important, on making your dream come true!


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Selling Or Buying Your Property In Spain

The sales process in Spain can be more complicated and take longer than in many other European countries. The transfer of ownership of a property in Spain goes through a Spanish notary. We at Paulina Schulz Real Estate can offer you all the necessary help to make you feel comfortable and safe with the home purchase process. We consent to the wishes of each client and guarantee an exclusive service throughout the process. As a client you will never have to contact more than one real estate agent when you buy or sell a home. Just tell us what your wishes are.

steps of the sales process in Spain:

Once the buyer have found the right property, and the buyer and seller have agreed on a price, a reservation contract is prepared. This means that the buyer typically pays around 6000 euros to reserve the property and it is taken off the market.

All the information of the property is reviewed by the buyers representative or solicitor to ensure that all permits and licenses are alright and make sure there are no any dept, costs, mortgages, taxes or tenants pending for the property.

In order to have a property in Spain it is necessary to have a Spanish tax identification number, known as an NIE number. Only then can you open a bank account and write properties. An NIE number can be requested at the Spanish police, the Spanish embassy or consulate in every country. We help you with all this process as well.

The buyer and seller will sign the private purchase contract (“Arras” or “Opcion a compra”) and the buyer pays a deposit of 10% of the total sales price of the property as part of the final balance, which is to be paid on the completion date.
This contract contains personal details of the buyer and seller, legal descriptions of the property, purchase price, estimated date of signing the title deed and other legal clauses.

The buyer and seller will sign the private purchase contract (“Arras” or “Opcion a compra”) and the buyer pays a deposit of 10% of the total sales price of the property as part of the final balance, which is to be paid on the completion date.

At the moment of the signing at the Notary the seller receives the payment from the buyer by conformed bank check or money transfer after paying the taxes and fees. After the meeting the seller hand over the keys to the buyer, who then, has access to the property.

As for SECOND-HAND housing, taxes may vary depending on the region and the purchase price. You must have an additional purchase price of approximately 10-13%. In Costa del Sol the transfer fees are as follows:

8 % up to 400 000 euros
9 % between 400 000 – 699 999 euros
10 % over 700 000 euro
2 % fees to the notary and land registry (aproximately)
1% + VAT fees to the solicitor (aproximately)

When buying NEW CONSTRUCTION in Costa del Sol the taxes are as follows:

10 % VAT (IVA) (Impuesto sobre el valor añadido)
1,5 % stamp duty (IAJD lmpuesto de Actos Juridicos Documentados)
2,0 % fees to the notary and land registry (aproximately)
1% + VAT fees to the solicitor.

Ask us, we will check what taxes apply to you!

In Paulina Schulz Real Estate we adapt each sales task so that you, as a customer, are sure to be as successful as possible with the sale of your home.
The first step is sign a contract between the seller and the agent. The agreement regulates the sales commission and more.
The second step and the most important, is the valuation of your home before is presented for sale. Many already have an estimated value of their homes, but many times the sellers overvalue their homes. We advise you with the right market price going to sales made in the area and references from actual sales of similar properties.

The seller must be able to provide all of the documentation for the property such as the certificate of ownership (nota simple), property tax information (IBI), CO fees and energy efficiency certificate that will be transferred to the buyer at the time of sale. In Paulina Schulz Real Estate we will help you with all this, since we have competent collaborators who prepare this type of certificates.

Property Taxes

In Spain you pay a municipal property tax (IBI) depending on the cadastral value. The tax rate varies between municipalities. You also have to pay a state property tax of about 0.21-0.5%, which is also based on the cadastral value assessment. This tax is variable annually

If the seller, is a taxpaying resident of other country than Spain, he/she will receive only 97% of the purchase price at the time of the sale. The buyer pays the remaining 3% to the Spanish tax office. This acts as a security to ensure that the seller fulfil his tax duties and declare any capital gains from his sale in Spain. Later, when you have met all the official requirements, the seller`s legal representative can help to get it partly or totally back, but it can take up to a six months before your refund comes through. It is also possible that the seller must pay the difference if he obtained a benefit from the sale of the property. In addition the seller need to pay the property tax, also called as the tax on the increase in the value of urban land “Plusvalia municipal” for the Town Hall in question. A preliminary estimation of taxes can be made by the agent, but the legal representative is responsible for the final declaration. This applies to property taxes, CO fees, capital gains, and agent fees.

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