We were real estate brokers in the United States so we know that buying or selling a home in any country can be a harrowing and frightening experience. We had heard our share of frightening stories about buying in Spain, particularly since Spain allows properties to be listed with multiple agents with little experience and even less ethics. Looking back, we can see that when we found a rural finca on the internet that interested us we were fortunate to have clicked on the link to Tracy’s Rasquera Properties.
Tracy has all the qualities you look for in a real estate professional. She knows the business thoroughly, conducts business honestly and professionally and she works tirelessly. Moreover, she keeps in touch at every step of the way, from when you first contact her until and after the closing. Spanish property registry and conveyance can be an archaic nightmare full of potential pitfalls for buyers and sellers.
We were fortunate to have as a friend a well-regarded Spanish real estate attorney currently living in the States who reviewed all the complex documentation involving deeds and purchasing agreements and she gave a thumbs up to Tracy’s work at each step of the way.
Tracy also has a vast array of contacts with tradesmen whom she can recommend; (sooner or later we will stop bothering her for names of plumbers and electricians.) we’re certain that they would all agree that Tracy is indeed an excellent real estate professional.
John and Regina Zdravich. Garcia. 2019
Tracy just wanted to thank you sincerely for all your efforts resulting in the sale of my little house. Very grateful to you.
Take good care ROBBIE x
Thank you so much Tracy for handling the sale of our house in Gandesa. Having not been able to travel to Spain for a number of years due to ill health we didn’t make it easy for you, but you went the extra mile in sorting out any debt owed in taxes and utilities and therefore making the whole process totally stress free for us.
The whole process was completed in 2 months! Your hard work, professionalism, and friendliness knew no bounds. I would not hesitate in recommending you to anyone looking for an estate agent. Many thanks,
Sue and Richard. Steele. UK
Tracy heeft me fantastisch geholpen de (gecompliceerde) verkoop van mijn huis tot een goed einde te brengen.
Trefwoorden: professioneel, betrouwbaar, betrokken en altijd snelle reacties op mijn mails.
Ansje Abelsma. Amsterdam
We recently purchased a property in the Tivissa mountains from Tracy and we found her a great person to do business with.
She is a woman of integrity, she is professional and she is hard working. She is also good company.
I can happily recommend her to anyone who is buying or selling a property.
William Giles and Mary Clyne
„Auf unserer Suche nach eine Finca mit Olivenbäume und einem Häuschen in der Provinz Tarragona, Spanien, sind wir bei der Agentur Rasquera Properties fündig geworden.
Tracy Lee Dismore (Eigentümerin von Rasquera Properties) hat uns mit viel Geduld und Sachwissen alle gewünschten Objekte gezeigt und die Details dazu erklärt.
Zum einen hatten wir keine Kenntnisse über den formellen Ablauf in Spanien, und unsere Sprachkenntnisse sind für Banken- und Behördenangelegenheit bei Weitem nicht ausreichend. Daher waren wir von Tracy Dismore sehr angetan, dass sie uns durch den ganzen Behörden-Dschungel begleitet hat. Und das kann man wörtlich nehmen. So haben wir innerhalb weniger Tage die ganzen Formalitäten erledigen können.
Fazit: Die Abwicklung über Rasquera Properties ist unkompliziert und man wird auch nach dem Kauf nicht im Stich gelassen.“
Tracy I wanted to thank you for going the extra mile throughout the whole sale process. I have nothing but praises for not only your integrity and professionalism but also for your willingness to solve the smaller issues beyond your business responsibilities.
Many thanks again. Fondest wishes for a great and successful year.
“I was introduced to Tracy by a satisfied client of hers. Her work for me was not straightforward as she had to take on power of attorney to enable the sale to proceed in my absence (I am now in the UK). Her work has always been very professional and helpful, she supplied a number of potential purchasers, conducted viewings, undertook negotiations and liaised with the Notary, finalising the sale without a hitch. Additionally, she kindly changed the names on the utility accounts to the new owners for me. She is competent in several languages and has very good knowledge of the area. I’ve been really happy with all her help and highly recommend her as a knowledgeable and trustworthy estate agent.”
SUE STEED. UK
This year, 2017, I purchased a finca through Rasquera Properties and Tracy has been my total support, sounding board and ‘angel’ throughout the process. At the very start she picked us up (3 raucous ladies) and drove us uncomplainingly around a selection of properties, and I very soon discovered that she was a fount of information about the houses, the areas, Spanish life and house buying in general. I found the house I wanted to buy and Tracy continued her unfailing support, I am sure beyond the call of duty.
On returning to the UK I needed to acquire an NIE number, but acquiring the form to acquire the number was a test of even my imagination – Tracy managed to download one and email it to me.
On my return to Spain, to exchange & complete on the house, Tracy sat through two prolonged visits to two banks to act as my translator, in order to set up my bank account.
Finally, due to circumstances beyond our control, I was unable to complete on the house as planned during this last trip – I therefore handed Power of Attorney to Tracy so that she could complete this on my behalf. This obviously requires a leap of faith, but I had no qualms whatsoever in trusting Tracy with this. She was also kind enough to handle payments on my behalf that I needed to make for repairs I wanted to be done asap.
House buying can be a stressful venture, not least when buying abroad, but Tracy has been a great communicator right through the process, all my questions and emails have been answered very promptly and I have been able to enjoy the whole process without any sleepless nights. THANK YOU Tracy!
Shelley Ross. Devon. UK
Thank you to Tracy at Rasquera Properties for guiding us through the sale of our Spanish country house. She was at the same time professional and approachable and guided us through an emotional time, as the house sale was due to a change in personal circumstances. Tracy was able to advise us and help with everything from contracts to delays with inheritance. And also found us the little village house of our dreams well within our budget.
Sarah Gubbay. France
Tracy is een bevlogen en gepassioneerde makelaar.
Ze is zeer professioneel, heeft kennis van zaken, is goed op de hoogte van de lokale ins en outs, en kent de juiste kanalen.
Ze ondersteunt je gedurende de hele zoektocht naar het juiste huis tot en met de afronding van de koop, en is daarbij zeer stipt, nauwkeurig en invoelend.
Wij hebben ontzettend veel aan haar begeleiding gehad en raden haar iedereen ten zeerste aan.
Marc en Pauline. Den Haag. Nederland
Now the dust has settled a little, I would like to thank you for your help with the purchase of the finca in El Masroig.
We are looking forward to getting it habitable and hoping to have good use of it for many years to come.
We have been delighted with the service from Rasquera Properties – very helpful, and prompt replies to our multitude of questions and also getting bank account and NIE numbers sorted to make the whole transaction as painless as possible – we would recommend you without reservation.
Steve & Ailsa Phillips. UK.
Hi Tracy ,
Just a short thank you for selling our property, by us giving you Power of Attorney,
everything was completed in a quick and professional manner, saving us having to travel back and forth.
We would highly recommend you to anyone.
Best wishes,Malcolm and Carol Adams.
Canvey Island. Essex. UK
Tracy is the living antithesis of what the imagination conjures up whenever the word “estate agent” is mentioned.
Having known Tracy for about 12 years, I was most surprised to see her new choice of direction. She has always stood out for her creativity, independence, fairness, wide vision, humanity, strength of character, and forever striving for objectivity with a strong moral and ethical base.
In an area that has been plagued with “cowboy/grab and run” type agents that have, and still do, perpetuate every scam in the book plus a few more, Tracy has exploded onto the scene and stands out a mile from her competitors.
She is relentless in trying to cater to her clients’ needs, taking into account and processing a wide range of factors and providing a wealth of helpful suggestions and contacts along the way. She has surrounded herself and works with a close-knit professional legal team whose excellence is unmatched in the area. A more exhaustive, accurate, timely and professional group would be difficult to find.
Tracy also has a vast web of local building contacts, electrical and mechanical installers, machinery workers, agrarian and building technicians, and is able to provide 100% bona fide paperwork on all issues, such as permits, legalizations, habitability certificates, deeds, etc.
Unlike most other agents in the area, Tracy has completed an officially recognized government course and is one of a mere handful of people qualified to operate as estate agents. She also masters all the legal jargon and has the necessary translation skills to function perfectly in all millieux related to this field.
In short, if you want excellence, professional advise and help at all stages of your purchasing or selling journey, just make it simple and call Tracy!
Tracy is most generous in sharing sacks’ worth of added value and info and besides, in all likelihood, you will make a good friend along the way!
Selling or buying? Start to finish in a straight line. Let truth and clarity prevail!
Feel free to contact me on: [email protected]
We have been delighted by the service offered us. We live in the UK, and due to other commitments were unable to travel to Spain for the sale of our property. By granting Power of Attorney to Tracy we were able to ensure the sale went through within one month. Communication, via email, was excellent.
In our case some outstanding water rates needed to be paid and a new set of deeds obtained, as we had lost the originals. In our opinion, the service went above and beyond the standard we expected and we would have no hesitation in recommending Rasquera Properties. The whole process was much easier than selling a property in the UK.
Derek Nichols. UK
Haz Wij waren enorm blij met Rasquera Properties toen we een huis zochten in de buurt van Rasquera.
Tracy heeft kosten noch moeite gespaard om werkelijk alles voor ons voor elkaar te krijgen:
het juiste huis vinden, helpen met het regelen van alle benodigde papieren, ondersteuning bij de bank, de gemeente en de notaris, spaans en catalaans vertalen, en uitleggen van het hele legale traject.
Dit alles met groot enthousiasme en veel kennis van zaken. Tracy is precies de persoon die je graag bij je hebt in een vreemd land, iemand die je kunt vertrouwen, die weet waar ze over praat, en die alle belangrijke zaken voor je kan regelen.
Muchas gracias Tracy!Groetjes,
Loes van Los Hapje (Cantina Mexicana)
Como el ex dueño de una finca en Biscorn yo quiero dar las gracias a Rasquera Propiedades por ayudarme a vender mi propiedad.
Tracy me explicó lo que tenía que hacer y me ayudó a obtener toda la documentación del arquitecto para llevar al notario. Gracias.
Jaume Rafel Rabal. Rasquera
I found a lovely little property in Rasquera but was worried about having to deal with the legal side of the purchase in a foreign country. My fears were unfounded as Tracy from Rasquera Properties was excellent. She accompanied me to the offices to obtain the NIE number, and to the bank to open an account. She even attended to the sale transaction using a power of attorney after I had returned to the UK. Everything went smoothly.
Now that I am looking to improve the property, Tracy has again been on hand to recommend reputable builders who have shown me examples of their quality work. I have every confidence that things will progress smoothly again.