Visit our Office in Frailes…

We have a Hondon Villas office in Frailes, Spain.

Hondon Villas Oficina
Calle Juan Carlos I #24,
Plaza Central, Hondon de los Frailes.
Alicante 03689 : España (Spain)
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Business Hours / Horas de Trabajo
WEEKDAYS: 10.00 ~ 17.00 / Lunas – Viernes 10.00 – 17.00
WEEKENDS & EVENINGS by Appointment
Sábado y domingo con cita previa

WEEKDAY TELEPHONES:
OFFICE +34 965 075 357 / MOBILE +34 683 635 339
EVENINGS & WEEKENDS: MOBILE +34 683 635 339

Thank you! A friendly and trusting environment…

Gaziza recommends Hondon Villas Estate Agent (via Facebook).

We spent 6 months searching for property on the Costa Blanca before finding the Hondon Valley. We met Maureen at Hondon Villas Estate Agents and, compared to many other estate agents we had met on our travels, we were immediately impressed by her friendly personality, local knowledge and how perceptive she was of our needs. She guided us through multiple viewings, providing valuable support with patience and understanding and going the extra mile to research and ensure the accuracy of information she provided, including informal consultations with local lawyers.

It was a pleasure to do business with Hondon Villas estate agents in such a friendly and trusting environment and we would recommend them to anyone looking to buy property in the Hondon Valley.

Thank you Gaziza for your glowing review. We truly appreciate this gesture. This year in particularly it means so much and helps us remember why we do this (at times, stressful but rewarding job). We wish you happiness in your next chapter :-)

Happy New Year Message… 2020 into ’21

happy New year in 2021 from Hondon Villas, Spain

We at Hondon Villas hope you are well, making it through or at least coping with the current 3rd wave of Covid-19 now spreading across Europe. Keep strong and let us all look forward to a better 2021.

We reflect … Across the board, it was a hard year.

It’s not been a happy year for many, indeed most of us. Either personally or professionally 2020 was a challenging year across the board. Sadly, we have seen and heard some heart-breaking stories of people passing, losing jobs, not seeing family / friends and eroding their normal security or social circles. Many have had to endure isolation, loneliness, hardship and uncertainty and not least of course, had the dreaded disease itself. Everything changed.

The 2020 Covid Pandemic.

We have to thank the frontline & health workers that made life bearable, made the world somewhat safer and kept things ticking over whilst most of us stayed indoors, binging on TV (and food in our case ;-) ). They put their own lives on the line. APPLAUSE!

Well, of course we all saw or heard the news over & over.
Simply depressing on the whole. But …

The Hondón Valley and areas were (and still are) relatively free from Covid. We are quite remote enough inland & not that touristy so the population is fairly static, except in the summer months. Thankfully we feel generally safe here but not complacent or careless. Covid has and can still turn up anywhere. So we keep an eye on the stats, employ the hygiene and social distance rules at all times to protect ourselves, our staff and our clients. Practises had to & did change. The local shops, bars and restaurants also comply. We are open and trading with precautions. The office is open… please call in. We like to talk about houses ( funny that!) but e like to know what you are doing with your new life in the sun, or your hobbies and new friends. Love Hondón and it will love you back.

The cake got smaller, the slices thinner!

But for sure, in terms of business, Hondón area house sales are down over 2019, but not so bad as we feared. We rely heavily, not exclusively, on international travel for new buyers. And as we all know, flights & inter-country movements to/from Spain was/is drastically down in 2020. So logically, there are less people to see or buy villas in the Hondón Valley. And, in turn, less sellers being able to plan their future, reach their goals or even list their homes until the pandemic is over. Indeed the cake became considerably smaller with local agents competing over smaller slices.

A slice of the Euro pie !!

Indeed, this is the first year we have not beaten our previous year-on-year sales targets. And we blame the pandemic. We did see more people interested in New Build this year and we found new ways to collaborate with trusted agents, marketing lines and portals.

As a registered business, this downturn was cushioned somewhat by being able to enrol staff on the Spanish Gov’s “ERTE” scheme that pays a % of salary whilst in the “State of Alarm”. Like other agents we had to shut the office in the early months of Covid. We could work from home though to service existing sales, leads and general online upkeep. Nevertheless, it has hit the general overseas real estate industry & holiday trade hard. Already we see some agents / businesses closing up and unseen practises and new ideas to bolster things to survive. Trading got and still is harder in the midst of a Covid & post BREXIT world.

2021? Towards the light…

As humans we try to turn to hope first, to see the light at the end of the tunnel. We have to believe things will get better. After all, a Covid vaccine is being rolled out as of now. People & businesses have gotten used to the strict safety measures now. And thankfully, most of us comply and understand the seriousness of controlling Covid for the collective good and all our futures.

Although far from perfect, in the EU we have the back-up and support of Government help and volunteers. Most people got assistance at home and at work and it showed that the “war time spirit” can still surface when called upon. There have been heart-warming stories, human kindness and community heroes. Maybe you had your own hero to help you. Maybe you were a hero.

So onward… as we cannot go backwards.

Hondon Villas, like most small businesses felt the repercussions of a Covid Europe in the first half of the year. Lockdown, meant little or no business, staff confined to home, no travel, no office and literally no customers wanting to buy in a locked down Spain.

But to our surprise, since restrictions were lifted, we have definitely felt more positive about the future of overseas property sales and the Hondón Valleyalthough we are still cautious as we do not have a crystal ball.

We know from our own online stats, phone enquires, emails, industry news and tourist data that the desire to visit Spain for holidays, buying homes abroad and tourism is still there. How it pans out or how long it takes of course, we don’t know yet. Time will tell. But we have sold houses this year when it was possible, enquiries are coming in, website visitors are up across all our portals and sales channels, and we have email after email saying “we want to buy” / “as soon as we can get over”. We have even had a few sales that have been bought “blind” on the strength of our help, videos, photos and video calls. Other buyers have “popped over” in a non-quarantine period to view property in the Hondon Valley.

Positive and improving

We think demand will return slowly as Covid takes a backseat. We can’t wait to get back to some form of normality. That desire to get a better, more relaxed lifestyle has not gone away, just delayed. We still feel positive at Hondón Villas.

During this lean period (and Christmas is also traditionally quiet) we are:
1) Improving our systems & paper processes
2) Increasing our online presences & portals options
3) Updating auto’ property feeds to portals like RightMove, Kyero, Think Spain and Google
4) Improving our Social Media output in 2021
5) Looking at video/image tech’
6) Re-training staff for a better service, personal experience
7) Intend to improve our Frailes Office
… and more to be announced as and when the pandemic allows.

Keep strong, keep local… We need your support too!

So as it stands, we intend to keep the office open in the Frailes Plaza. Our staff should be better trained and geared up with better tech to assist buyers and sellers. We feel positive & ready that Hondon Villas and the Spanish real estate industry has a good future in 2021 but probably quite slow to return as dependent influences, economy, policy and confidence returns. Here’s to a better 2021.
please keep strong, support local businesses and follow your dreams.

After all the Hondón Valley, its beauty, its peace and that glorious Spanish sunshine is as appealing as ever.

How kind. Your comments on Hondon Villas

As you know we post our latest properties and local news on social media such as Facebook, Google+ and Twitter. And our 100’s of clients are generally a loyal and nice bunch who often comment nice things, stop us in the street for a chat or coffee at the local bars. Which is all, well … VERY NICE !!

Edward James said: “I used Hondon Villas earlier this year to sell a Villa, they were very professional, came to the Villa promptly and on time which is rare in Spain, gave good advice and valued the property fairly and in no time we had viewings and the property sold at a fair price very quickly, so thanks Mo and your team my wife and are very pleased with the great service your company offers.”

Yesterday, two more comments we noted that make us proud and confirms are attitude to customer service. Thank you all for your feedback and friendship.

Client Comments in Hondon

Sold! Sold! Sold! Hondon Villas :-)

Finally some good news in this Covid-19 year!! Hondon Villas have been busy in these difficult times. It’s been hectic to be honest, a surprise given the current pandemic. But we are happy to report multiple sales post Lockdown. Congratulations to all involved.

It’s a relief as we all know it is a worrying time for businesses that rely on movement of people and freedom of travel, like us. And of course the dreaded Coronavirus has impacted on people wanting to travel to/from Spain for their holidays and property inspections.

Thankfully people still want to move homes or invest in property in Spain and the glorious Hondón Valley is on many people’s list right now… or at least they have been for us, Hondón Villas.

It’s been a mixed bunch of sales, mainly from people already living in Spain and either upsizing/downsizing or moving areas. However, we have had two that flew in from the UK (safety measures in place of course) just to view a property, loved it and paid the reservation deposit! Bonus! And so pleased for vendors and buyers alike… more dreams made.

Anyway, so we need more properties to replenish stocks. Property that sells in the right location and at the right price. it can and is being done.

Let us know if you want to be listed with Hondon Villas, the first choice agent for 15+ years in the Hondón Valley area.

INTERESTED? CONTACT US:
TEL: +34 965 075 357
Mobile +34 683 635 339

OFFICE: Central Plaza in Hondon de los Frailes
Office Location: https://www.hondonvillas.net/google-maps-for-hondon.php

€3,000! The Lowest Agent’s Fee in Hondón

A GENUINE OFFER / SAVE ON FEES. Yes, a pricing promotion for new sellers on the La Montanosa Urb, Hondon Valley. … €3000 + IVA
That is up to 50% cheaper than other Hondon Valley agents!
Why such a low fee? Good question… Due to our increased sales on La Montanosa before Covid-19 our stock had been depleted. We urgently need more properties in La Montanosa as we have clients waiting!

So, if you are motivated to sell your La Montanosa home then call us for details : +34 683 635 339. We are motivated to sell your property and you can save money, SIMPLE! .. but hurry it’s time limited!! [ Book your free valuation here ]

La Montanosa Urb is nestled in between both the villages of Hondon de los Frailes and Hondon de las Nieves. This is a quiet & beautiful sought after location, the properties are very popular! We need more houses to sell on there. So we want to entice you with this special low new seller’s fee. Remember that’s up to 50% cheaper than other Hondon Valley Agents.

Why Choose Hondon Villas S.L.?
We have been selling properties in the Hondon Valley for over 15 years. We offer a complete package for both sellers and buyers, we do not just get the sale and then move on!…We are proud of our aftersales support for all parties, which is another benefit of marketing your property with an agent who has an office. Our friendly, multi – lingual office based team are on hand to deal with any enquiries.

A Summer Special Offer*
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Be assured we NEVER pressure you to sell or buy!! But we are experts at negotiating property prices with our 15 years in the Hondon Valley, 35+ years in Real Estate. #lovelocal #localknowledge

Agents Fees?
At Hondon Villas S.L we know the market well. We know what it costs to run our offices, 3 cars, up to 5 staff, taxes, accountants, Internet, phones, advertising, rent… etc. It’s not cheap to run an office and pay contracted staff but we feel it improves the service we can offer, our business is run with customer service at its heart and although our overheads are higher than agents that work from home, the smaller profit is worth it!

Our main office is in Frailes Plaza, open Mon-Fri 10.00 ~ 17.00 and by appointments at other times. Pop-in to see us.

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Sellers. Something Good is Happening… ?!

What is the good news? In a nutshell IT HAS GOTTEN VERY BUSY in Spanish Real Estate very quickly post lock-down. And we can see it here in Hondon too. Whilst we could see that from our own website stat’s we got confirmation from a major International property portal today!

We’ll take that as at least a positive sign Spain is still a desired property hot spot. We already know Hondon is fantastic place, great value and popular with retiring Europeans.

Busy, Busy, Busy:
As we navigate the “new normal”, post Covid-19 Lockdown we are pleased to see how busy our Hondon Villas office in Hondon de los Frailes is now.

July 2020 – RightMove says:
Searches for property in Spain are up 25% compared to June last year… For the last three consecutive months, searches to Rightmove Overseas have been higher than last year. On Sunday, there were over 1 million property searches on Rightmove Overseas for the first time ever – that’s 73% higher than the same Sunday last year. This resulted in the highest number of leads sent to overseas agents and developers in a single day : c/o RIGHTMOVE OVERSEAS

Maureen in the Hondon Villas Office

Let’s be honest, most of us are a little worried or uncertain of the future right now. International Real Estate is directly affected by lock-down/quarantine travel restrictions. Here in Hondon the property market demographic is mainly the northern Europeans buying /selling. And they need to travel. We need them to get here to see & snap up the Hondon Valley bargain prices.

Rising Online Browsing & Enquiries:
Thankfully, many buyers can research and browse online. Of course we have our own dedicated websites, social media, blogs and other portals to display our properties. They all report rising visitor numbers over the last 2/3 months after the lull of March, April and into May 2020.

That’s GREAT NEWS as it is proof that the appetite to buy Spanish property is still strong despite the pandemic we are still in. Our emails / telephones / Facebook / Whatsapp are teaming with enquiries. We have had to bring staff back early to cope!

As a long-term advertiser with the UK’s biggest Property Portal “RightMove Overseas” we regularly get bulletins and today WHAM BAM! they confirmed that their portal has NEVER BEEN SO BUSY for overseas property enquiries.

… something good is happening and right now we need to smile.

WEBSITE: WWW.HONDONVILLAS.NET
OFFICE: +34 965 075 357
MOBILE: +34 683 635 339
EMAIL: agent@hondonvillas.net
WHATSAPP: +34 622 314 244
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/hondonvillas/

Post Covid. Brits still want to buy property abroad

Good news! A recent survey of 5000 property hunters by the respected “A Place in the Sun” (APITS) company has shown that despite the Covid-19 pandemic, Brits are still keen and plan to buy property abroad. APITS have recorded nearly double the number of hits to their popular property portal over the Lockdown period, compared to the same period last year 2019.

“UK residents are largely undeterred by coronavirus, and still plan to buy properties abroad once restrictions have been lifted. ” Source APITS, 2020

In fact, 38% of those surveyed reported that their plans to purchase a property abroad were unaffected by the pandemic, and a further 20 per cent stated that they were more motivated to buy a holiday home or permanent residence overseas than ever.

That is not to say that buyer’s plans are on track, of course the lack of travel, work shutdowns and quarantine rules have made progress near impossible and slower for a while. But the survey indicates 58% are not deterred where 22% are delaying their house hunting for a year. Only 3% said they had stopped their plans to but abroad.

Whilst APITS have a vested interest in pushing this message they are saying “As the world starts to reopen, it seems as though the overseas property market will resume in full force, and demand for property will remain high as British buyers remain as motivated as ever.

Other surveys and data we read does seem to back this summary. The Spanish Gov stats, the UK market is seeing a surge, other portals like Kyero has said similar too. Other agents are also saying the last month has surprised them in terms of enquiries. There are many reports and social media posts saying houses are getting offers on the strength of video and emails (subject to getting over to see). In deed a few villas here have been sold “blind”.

We are reading the various news channels for travel, tourism and of course property during the Covid-19 pandemic 2020. All these major European industries of course and so from Governments to corporate businesses to small independent traders like us are wondering what the future of our businesses will look like.

As a result the many news portals and commentators are falling over themselves to pass journalistic judgement and analysis on the current market trends and predictions.

La Montanosa Villa for Sale

Hondon Villas have read enough these last few weeks to be cautiously optimistic about the Spanish Property market. We have seen activity on our portals, websites and other communications to support the general “feel good” factor coming from the “experts” with the data to back themselves up. We are not sure how it will affect house prices but they are expected to fall over the remaining year according to some reports and predictions as people look to change their location / lifestyle amid the inevitable job losses across Europe.

But, of course the pandemic is not over and with talk of a 2nd wave, these predictions may not turn into reality. All we can do is try our best, make some safety and marketing adjustments and play a waiting game. But you can be sure we have not lost our passion to find ken buyers their dream home in the Hondon Valley. Take a look at these luxury value villas on the Urb. La Montanosa …. absolute bargains.