About Loba

What do we do?

We search, identify and evaluate properties on your behalf, whether you are looking to buy, rent or invest. Our aim is to make your life easier by taking over the searching process, advising you during negotiations and ultimately handling all contracts and legal documentation. For sellers and landlords we have built a curated marketplace that incentivises people to refer your property to their network of contacts. We believe this allows you to reach more potential buyers or tenants, for free. We also support the management of real estate with investment potential, such as old or vacant buildings primed for reconstruction and refurbishment.

Why do we exist?

Finding the ideal home at the right price is often a challenging proposition. In a fast-paced and constantly changing market this has become an even harder task, especially for those of us who lead a busy life. In recent years demand has far outstripped supply in the real estate markets of Lisbon and Porto making them difficult to navigate. Characterized by inaccurate information and uncertainty, as well as a lack of transparency and professionalism among mediators. We know that the sale prices of properties are influenced by the commissions of the local and international agencies who charge 5% to 7% + VAT. This a cost indirectly passed on to buyers who then pay IMT and stamp duty on these commissions hidden in the negotiated price.

LOBA has reversed the real estate brokerage model and created a distinctive and innovative service platform that increases transparency, reduces brokerage costs and eliminates the frustrations and insecurities that home buying, selling and leasing can cause everyone involved.

Through LOBA commissions are fixed and always known by the potential buyer or tenant rather than being decided by the owner, either in the house hunting service or in LOBA Selection.

How do we accomplish it?

We believe that the value of a network of contacts is not in its size but in the connections we make within it. That is why we built our platform to reflect this and help create these connections between homeowners and homebuyers. Our house hunting service similarly leverages excellent local contacts with agents, developers, landlords and owners to find the best properties out there for our clients.

“In every soul, as well as in all houses, there is a hidden interior.”

Raúl Brandão

Who are we?

Kind Heart, Fierce Mind, Brave Spirit

Sandra Viana


Sandra founded LOBA with the purpose of empowering people, helping them to buy or sell, with curatorship, at market prices and in an easy, agile and with integrity. Through the constant evolution of LOBA, she seeks to eliminate the operational inefficiencies of real estate brokerage and defend the interests of clients in an increasingly speculative and non-transparent environment, and allow consultants to find in LOBA a team with which they feel they are growing at a personal and professional level.


Luís Laranjo

Partner / Broker

Luis spent close to 15 years in the academic world as a professor and researcher, which made him develop a rigorous look around objective data. However, this rigor has never removed his ability to look at the implications that data actually have in people's lives. Humanistic by nature, he always seeks the best solutions that serve people first, based on reliable information. Passionate about design and architecture, he easily identifies charismatic houses, which do not always stand out in the coldness of the numbers, but only when we cross their doors. If it seems contradictory to many, he likes to think that they are complementary ways of seeing the world.


Ricardo Garcia Pereira

Partner / Architect

Ricardo graduated in architecture at Instituto Superior Técnico in 2010. He went through different architectural studios and urban management companies and opened a studio specializing in residential rehabilitation. At LOBA, he brings the know-how of the world of design and construction to the real estate market as a solid investment and his training in architecture leads him to look at the potential of each space, both from a technical and human point of view, because after all, houses must meet those who inhabit them and its mission at LOBA is to find and present its potential to each client.


Susana Cardoso

Real Estate Advisor

Susana completed her master's degree in Psychology and, for more than a decade, worked in the telecommunications and insurance sectors. She entered the real estate market and founded Marrom-Stone, a boutique consultancy dedicated to providing a personalized service of the highest quality. With that same demanding spirit, she joined LOBA, forming part of a team that cares about the needs of its customers. Aligned with LOBA's professional pride and principles of integrity and transparency, Susana knows that satisfied customers are a company's most precious asset.



We are guided by our human instincts. If you have a kind heart, a fierce mind and a brave spirit, and you identify with our mission of helping people find their dream home write to [email protected] and tell us your story. Let us know what inspires you and how you can help LOBA create value for our clients.

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