GOOD NEWS – OFFICE #2 NOW OPEN!

We are delighted to announce that Office #2 IS NOW OPEN in Hondón de las Nieves plaza. Yes… We are continuing to invest in the area and expand our reach of the Hondon Valley.

We’d like to thank all our supporters, work partners and wonderful clients for their custom and encouragement. Hondon Villas have seen steady growth since we started a simple website in 2007, …2017 was a record year and 2018 is already smashed our sales targets. Our staff go from strength to strength as we take on a new member, Cherie, who is trained in sales, a great communicator and performs to corporate standards.

Now as we add office #2 Nieves to our existing office in the Frailes Plaza we look forward to helping you buy, sell or rent your property in the Hondón areas. Call us today +34 965 075 357 or visit our website www.hondonvillas.net if you’d like to take advantage of our excellent sales record, extensive marketing, experience, hand-holding service and friendly staff.

We are happy to help from your first enquiry to completion and beyond. 🙂
Regards, Maureen & the Hondon Villas Sales Team.

WOW! Millions Know about Hondón

Our IT people are telling us that our very own Hondon Villas websites have passed the 1.5 million visitors mark. INCREDIBLE to think we are such a small area and a real estate niche for inland Spain.

Record sale and visitors in 2018

To think that when we arrived in Hondon, Spain 13 years ago, there was no information on the web about the Hondón Valley. (even Google hadn’t found it back then LOL!) Yet the area still retains the same Spanish charm and has changed little really. For sellers this is great news as the local economy thrives on property sales and a new influx of buyers looking for that typically tranquil Spanish country lifestyle.

What’s more… that figure does no include the 10,000’s of visitors to our international portals and marketing partners, like A Place in the Sun, Right Move, Kyero, Prime Location and more. WOW again!

So selling through Hondon Villas gets you plenty of exposure, maybe that’s one of the reasons why we sell more houses in the area than any other local agent!

Thank you from a VERY HAPPY TEAM!

Not all Real Estate Agents are Created the Same

We know that Spanish based Estate Agents and Builders don’t, in general have a great reputation and with good reason during those boom boom years in the early 2000’s. Is it still the same now?

It’s certainly better since the “crash” of 2008. But unfortunately, there are signs that bad practise by some agents and builders still happens, even in this quaint old Hondón Valley. That saddens us greatly at Hondon Villas because it is a too wide a brush stroke that hurts the ones like us trying to work damn hard to ensure buyers and sellers get a good legal deal with the minimum of fuss and hassle

IMPORTANT: If you are ever uncomfortable with the actions, language, pressure sales or promises from other estate agents… JUST CALL US … WE WILL HELP YOU 100% – we want to be the model of quality service that other agents envy and clients want!  

AIPP – The Industry Standard

Hondon Valley Property AgentAs members of the AIPP (Association of International Property Professionals) we strive to fulfil and exceed their recommended best practises for fair and honest real estate services. In fact we are passionate about property and our service. We’ve been here 10+ years so we are not about to ruin our good name.

Alas, we know there are some non-local agents visiting the Hondon Valley with their clients who might follow that old shady path – but a few local agents still pull a trick or two (and we have had many instances of concrete and anecdotal evidence). We’ve had “Se Vende” boards stolen, our websites copied, web content & images stolen, lies told about us, “gazumping”, people laundering money, offered back-handers, doing black deals behind our backs and agents trying to steal our clients or destroy our reputation many times. These shady characters can be hard to spot if you are inexperienced and you put your trust in every word they utter. Don’t be mugged by ex-timeshare, fly-by-nights or out-of-town agents!

Hondon de las NievesBut for sure we usually spot a snake or rat and take stringent action, denounce or take other legal proceedings. We think it is important not only for our own reputation but also to ensure standards are improved for you the buyer or seller. As we all know bad news travels faster than good and we want to ensure it’s all good!

So… A Local Agents Should Know Better

At Hondon Villas we firmly believe the cream rises to the top. Our clients voted for us and we won “Business of the Year” in 2015 and have remained committed  to and invested in the Hondón areas.  We NOW HAVE TWO OFFICES in the area (both Frailes and Nieves)On the whole you are much better to stick with a local agent as a) they know the area and property market better and b) their reputation depends on repeat business and trust.

So our best advice is to be a little wary, slow down, don’t be rushed into anything, or give away your deposit money too quickly to an agent or builder or sign something you don’t understand without legal representation… but better still CALL Hondon Villas – we are local, experienced and trusted here. “Rip-off” is NOT something we entertain or condone.

Thank you,

> Maureen and the Hondon Villas Team. > www.hondonvillas.net

Hondon Villas can Help

Hondon Villas (an AIPP member) have already helped 100’s of people buy their DREAM HOME in the Hondon area. You will find that we are passionate about your property needs… Buy, sell or rent!

Welcome to our Estate Agents!

  1. NO PRESSURE! – We listen, offer expert advice BUT let you choose… please take your time, after all it’s a BIG life changing decision so we want you to find the right property in the right location.
  2. EXPERIENCE & KNOWLEDGE: No other local agent comes close… 30+ years in the industry and trained to corporate standards and 13 years in the area!
  3. 2 STAFFED OFFICES: Yes real people in real offices with real desks in the main central plazas of Frailes & Nieves
  4. TRANSPORT: Airport taxis, car-hire and temporary accommodation
  5. SPANISH PAPERWORK: Escrituras, NIEs, Padron, Utilities
  6. LEGAL ASPECTS: planning permissions, contracts, land-registry, conveyance, power of attorney
  7. FINANCE: mortgage brokers, Spanish bank accounts, currency exchange
  8. CULTURE / LIFESTYLE: Social scene, bars, restaurants, fiestas, entertainment, schools, shops
  9. BUILDINGS & DOMESTICS: Yes you still have to do chores & DIY in Spain! But we know the local tradesmen and services in the area
  10. BUSINESS OF THE YEAR: …and of course our award winning service with a smile and patience all to AIPP best practise levels…
  11. We are Hondon’s Safest Buy, Spain. PERIOD!
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Testimonial: Hondon Villas… what lovely people.

Welcome to the NEW Hondon Villas office!

Hondon Villas… what lovely people. A step above the others in their community of Hondón Estate Agents.

Maureen Cook, the good humoured gentle boss who always has a smile on her face is ready to listen to and solve your problem. The expert group of professionals around her, nice people, treating their clients with respect and good manners.

So CONGRATULATIONS on the opening of your new office in Hondón de las Nieves from which, without a doubt, clients new and old will be welcomed, and their property needs, what ever it is, will be dealt with promptly and efficiently. We wish them well.
– Percy and Jean Chattey

Member of the AIPP : Assoc' of International Property ProfessionalsCONTACT or LOCATE US HERE:

Business Hours / Horas de Trabajo

  • Monday to Friday (Lunas a Viernes) 10.00 – 17.00
  • Saturday & Sunday / Sábado y Domingo
    By appointment only / Solo por cita
  • FRAILES OFFICE (0034) 965 075 357
  • NIEVES OFFICE (0034) 865 571 981
  • Calle Juan Carlos I #24,
    Plaza Central
    Hondon de los Frailes.
    Alicante Region GOOGLE MAP
    03689, España (Spain)
  • Calle Iglesia #1,
    Plaza Central
    Hondon de las Nieves.
    Alicante Region GOOGLE MAP
    03688, España (Spain)
  • We are on Facebook (Hondon Villas)

Hondon Villas Reviews… Thank you.

Sharon Buckley : May 2018
Maureen and her team have always been brilliant! We’ve rented a number of properties over the years through Hondon Villas and it’s our dream/ambition to eventually buy or build our dream villa.

Maureen and her team have listened to our “must have/not” criteria and have shown great patience with us as our needs have changed. Indeed over the years I like to think of Mo has our friend and then our estate agent!

So, if you want an estate agent that puts the needs of clients first don’t hesitate to put your trust in Hondon Villas, you won’t go wrong!


Jane de Longa : May 2018
Such excellent professional service . And always with a smile!
We would not have found our beautiful home if it had not been for Maureen. We can’t thank her and her team enough for the pre, during and after sales service we received. We would highly recommend Hondon Villas Estate Agent to anyone looking to buy in the Hondon Valley!


Duncan Pattison : May 2018
We bought our house with the help of the amazing Mo, the owner of Hondon Villas, three years ago. Mo listened to our needs and found us the perfect property.

We had viewed numerous properties with other agents but as soon as we met Mo we knew we only wanted to deal with her. Her wealth of experience and knowledge of the industry and the area was apparent as was her determination to find the ideal property.

What we have found since is that her after sales commitment goes above and beyond anything we would ever have imagined. I would highly recommend Hondon Villas when buying or selling a property in Spain.


 

AIPP Membership because Standards Matter

We practise the AIPP StandardsHondón Villas were the first AIPP registered ESTATE AGENT in the HONDON VALLEY! Joining the AIPP pledges our commitment to uphold professional values, helps attract more discerning clients and networking with like-minded business partners.

The AIPP (Assoc’ of International Property Professionals) is an independent. non-profit making industry body aiming to improve the sales and purchase of property and real estate services. Membership is fee based to ensure only committed parties apply and to pay for the extensive features and benefits the AIPP offer.

Their website is here www.aipp.org.uk . They are also on Facebook and have a regular blog. They are active all year round to protect the consumer and help advise the industry (Agents, Developers, Lawyers, Media, Financial Services) to an better international property transaction and service level.

Buyng in Spain? A Free Guide from the AIPOBuying in Spain? Get a FREE BUYER’S GUIDE from the AIPP sister organisation… it’s a great place to start.

Hondón Villas have been verified members of this organisation for 4 years. In a nutshell they help promote and improve the real estate services required by overseas property providers, buyers and sellers. They publish a code of conduct on their site. Anyone can read about it and indeed complain if the conduct is poor. The AIPP will investigate and in worse cases can revoke someone’s membership.

Here is a networking video of the AIPP during a recent “Place in the Sun” exhibition in London. Yep the AIPP is alive and kicking and it’s members are an enthusiastic lot…

Hondón Villas gained membership (here is our AIPP page) for a few reasons and benefits. Firstly it’s what we strive for anyway : “professionalism” and to ensure the consumer gets a good reliable and honest service. In fact we strive to go beyond the AIPP guidelines. Also the AIPP are independent and non-profit making. Being independent helps protect both sides of the property process.

They run a tight ship in London HQ, publish guides and organise international networking events. They publish accounts and expenses for members to scrutinise. The AIPP are helpful in disputes and advice to all parties. They have legal eagles if we need them and are an established and respected organisation since 2006.

We benefit from that badge and membership. The fee is well worth the benefits and helps pay for the dedicated staff, work, materials and volunteers involved. An international organisation with over 350 members is not run on a shoe string and has to be paid for. Hondón Villas and many other agents are happy to invest the joining fee as a measure of our commitment to service quality and to show you the consumer we care about the service we provide.

The AIPP website has a list of members and openly publishes it’s policies. If you care about service and want to know what an agent should be doing for you then be our guest…. check out the AIPP against any other badge an agent might be wearing. You’ll find they cannot match up to the AIPP standards, materials, system and work ethic. Believe us, we checked already.

> https://www.aipp.org.uk/ to learn more and to check our membership status.

Choose Hondón’s Local Real Estate

Forgive us for blowing our own trumpet but did you know…

We womn the Business of the Year!Hondón Villas, unknown to us, were nominated and voted for by our clients for the “Business of the Year” 2015 as part of the annual “Pride of Spain” awards by the Costa Blanca People.

The “Pride of Spain” awards ceremony was a great night out and many clients came to see us WIN a nice trophy, a pleasant accolade to our work ethic.

Maureen Cook, Business Owner

Maureen Cook has managed many Real Estate offices in the UK and Spain winning sales & service awards galore! As the top selling female agent for Med Sea Plc she achieved an unheard of 70%+ conversion for Inspection Trip clients on the Costa Blanca South, sales worth many millions of Euros.

Maureen has been an agent pretty much all her working life, very few local agents, if any are even trained, less had the experience. She has 30+ years experience with the likes of the biggest UK agents: Halifax, YourMove, Birstow Eves, Manning & Staintons and more… meaning she is trained to a corporate level of service. She herself has appointed and trained 100’s of staff over the years who have also gone on to be successful agents. It’s a pedigree she is proud of.

Hondon Valley Property Agent

She prides herself on her people skills, a friendly no-nonsense personality and helping people from all walks of life and nationalities to get that dream house. In over 30+ years she has never pressured a single person to buy a house that was not suitable for them. With a relentless hunger for helping people from the minute she meets them and beyond the sale process, she can be counted on for support as a service provider. Many clients become friends and happily recommend her services. Repeat business through word-of-mouth is testament to her hard work here in Hondón.

Investment & the Lowest Agent Fees in Hondón

Choose us, as we re-invest. Hondón Villas have invested in the last 8+ years, 1000’s € in the local community, in people, various offices, multi-level marketing and equipment. We employ local people and pay their taxes, pay rent, buy cars, mobiles, etc which helps facilitate the local economy. Many other agents cannot or will not do that?

Because of this continual working expense and investment we have the cheapest fee for Hondón area property sales. Many other agents here without the same overheads are charging you far too much to make far to a big fat profit when working from home or a car!

Hondon Real Estate Office

Always Improving, Always Expanding

And expansion or improvement is never far from Maureen’s mind. We have neede bigger premises three times already in Frailes. And indeed we just announced we will be opening a second office in the area – no other local agent here has done that before either. So we take the risk and plough money back into the Hondón community.

So can we ask and encourage you to choose us as a local agent. There simply is no-one else in the Hondon area with that expertise, passion or knowledge for property or the area, even ones claiming to be international experts, trained, selling for years or making out they are bigger than they really are.

Hard work is how we got this far from scratch.

So, whilst our numerous staff probably cannot sell every house, be assured we will try our very hardest in a professional and trustful way.

If you can, and if you have enjoyed the service recommend us, rate us, review us as Hondon needs an honest hard-working team in Real Estate. Without you we can’t do the job we love!

We hope to be here in the Hondón Valley for years to come…

We believe in the future of Hondón Real Estate, we are here to stay, re-invest, help the community and think we can claim to very good at what we do, indeed top agent in the area for sales and service. We already have plans to extend our service into the next 5 years at least … God willing, the Brexit confusion, and the Spanish economy will not stop us.

Thank you for reading if you got this far.  Love & happiness from the Hondón Villas team.

Footnote: Avoid confusion. We are not “Hondon Valley Homes” nor do we collaborate with Steven Bromley, the owner.  We have two real offices in the area you can visit. Please ensure you call our telephone numbers and visit the correct website. www.
Office: +34 965 075 357
or +34 865 571 981 |
• Español (0034) 683 635 339 | English (0034) 622 314 244
OFICINA: Central Plaza, Hondon de los Frailes Map

AIPP: Association of International Property Professionals

Real Estate Code of Conduct

Hondon Villas are proud to be a member (5 years running) of the AIPP, an established organisation aiming to improve the standards of Real Estate services across the globe.

Our service is based on the AIPP’s code of conduct for Realtors. 

In fact we believe we always aim to go beyond every other agent’s service standard! Maureen Cook, the director of Hondon Villas is passionate about making buyers and sellers happy WITH NO PRESSURE and her amiable and honest approach to real estate services. (Read the testimonials here)

Buyers & property owners using an AIPP trade member benefit from unique assurances not available through non-AIPP members or far too many car-only based agents.

AIPP is registered at UK Companies House No. 5677417

AIPP is a bona-fida trade non-profit members organisation of over 350 global paying members, including A Place In the Sun & Right Move Overseas. The membership fee ensures proper accountability and systems are used and scrutinised by its members. The AIPP membership agree, publish and oversee professional standards in the international property market.

Members include estate agents, property developers, lawyers, financial services, media & others. All have signed-up to the AIPP code of conduct and clients of Business Members are covered by the leading UK Property Ombudsman service.

Based in London since 2006, AIPP has over 350 company members in 30+ countries. Find your AIPP property professional by searching members on the AIPP website via the link at the bottom of this page.
> https://www.aipp.org.uk/

Put your trust in Hondon Villas, you won’t go wrong!

Maureen and her team have always been brilliant! We’ve rented a number of properties over the years through Hondon Villas and it’s our dream/ambition to eventually buy/build our dream villa. Maureen and her team have listened to our “must have/not” criteria and have shown great patience with us as our needs have changed.

Indeed over the years I like to think of Mo has our friend and then our estate agent! So, if you want an estate agent that puts the needs of clients first don’t hesitate to put your trust in Hondon Villas, you won’t go wrong! –  Sharon Buckley

Such excellent professional service . And always with a smile!
We would not have found our beautiful home if it had not been for Maureen. We can’t thank her and her team enough for the pre, during and after sales service we received. We would highly recommend Hondon Villas Estate Agent to anyone looking to buy in the Hondon Valley! – Jane Delonga

Elizabeth Chadwick reviewed Hondon Villas Estate Agent : Excellent! My husband Phil and I experienced Maureen as caring, honest, genuine and constantly helpful. We would highly recommend this company and would like to extend our gratitude to Maureen & her team. Best wishes.

Duncan Pattison : We bought our country house from Hondon Villas, this was our best decision. Mo and the team were fantastic!!!. The team are so professional and have great knowledge of the whole Hondon Valley area. Such a big move can be stressful and Mo made it all so easy for us, unlike other agents she listened to our requirements. The whole process was explained to us and any questions we had were answered correctly and honestly.  We would totally recommended and encourage that you buy your dream home from Hondon Villas. “THE BEST, WHAT A TEAM!!!”