Maureen, director of Hondón Villas, often gets praise from her clients. One of the best we ever got was from Richard and Sandra Seal who bought a villa through Hondón Villas in 2014.
“always gives you a Rolls Royce service…” Please see the full text below.
We checked with them and they are so well settled in the Hondón Valley and Spanish life, both content with a place in the sun. A true expat success story.
Sandra loves cats and gardening and couldn’t be more happy away from the stressful life of the UK. And Richard, a teacher is working in the area. He has also used the experience to restart a new “life” as an author of short stories which he publishes on Amazon [link]. He is already on his eighth book “Familiar” (see cover image). Most of his stories are inspired by his observations and lifestyle in Spain. They are very amusing and a recommended holiday read.
They kindly wrote a very nice 5* testimonial and recommendation. Thank you.
“My wife and I will never forget how helpful, positive and supportive Maureen and everyone at Hondon Villas were when we moved to Spain in 2014. They have always been there to help with any queries ever since.
Mo’s customer service skills are excellent, she works incredibly hard for all her clients, and always gives you a Rolls Royce service without ever making you feel under pressure.
We were so pleased when Hondon Villas received Costa Blanca People’s Pride of Spain Award for Business of the Year – this recognition was so well deserved.
We highly recommend Hondon Villas. Maureen and her wonderful team will ensure that all your questions and concerns are addressed and take the time to find a property which meets all your needs.”
: Richard & Sandra Seal
CONTACT US: The Local Agent with Local Knowledge for Local People. TEL: +34 965 075 357 Mobiles • +34 683 635 339 | +34 622 314 244 OFFICE: Central Plaza in Frailes (Mon-Fri 10 til 5 or Appointments on weekends)
Well… we’ve SOLD a few Hondón Valley houses in our time… and we sell more houses in this area than any other agent. We’ve lived and worked in the area for about 15 years… that longevity and experience is for you to take advantage of… Please let us help you buy or sell your Hondón Home. 🙂
Every year we beat the previous year’s sales figures.
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Over 1.8 million website views since we started! (AMAZING!)
We also know we sell more homes than any other agent in the area.
This graphic attached might illustrate our success a little
(click to see in full – actually there are more, we just couldn’t fit them on).
We are honoured to have served so many people and lasted so long … over 10 years now!
Pop-in to our Frailes office or visit our website for all contact points and the latest property for sale : www.hondonvillas.net
A few people have enquired if our office in Nieves is closed now… here is our response:
The main Hondón Villas Office will continue to be in the main Frailes Plaza (Next to 28 Restaurant). Having had continued success there, we are looking to improve this facility over the next 6 months.
Now, having test-run a second office in Nieves for a year at a very low-cost lease we have struggled to staff this new office as we would have liked, due to being so busy in the-field, holiday cover and staff illness. However it more than paid for itself and we are pleased we tried the location whilst we had the chance. Nothing ventured, nothing gained!
However, we now feel our resources and marketing budget is better spent improving the Hondón de los Frailes office as it is by far the most buoyant plaza of the two villages. Footfall is always good in Frailes.
Our Nieves landlord had another service provider interested so we have agreed to let it go and move forward with the Frailes office. Hence, Hondón Villas are no longer using this Nieves office for real estate.
Of course we appreciate andthank you as always for supporting all local businesses and Hondón Villas SL as you have for many years now. We hope to be here for a lot longer… so we Hondón Traders need your custom! Regards Maureen Cook and the Team Business of the Year and nearly 15 years of success in the area. If you wish to buy sell or rent in the Hondón Valley area always come to see us, call us or email us. Easy and hassle-free!
Yippee… Google says our main website WWW.HONDONVILLAS.NET is faster than all our competitors! In fact our HOME PAGE scored a perfect 100 for desktop and 95 for mobile today with Google! *
*Why does this ‘page speed’ matter? Well, we want the end-user to get the most out of the website and ensure that potential buyers don’t drift off to the competition. Google tell us that faster websites get more enquiries and conversions – and 90% of people use Google to make informed choices of products and services! Now how fast a website loads varies from minute to minute as there are many external factors that influence a website’s speed. But page speed is a critical factor to end-users! If a site is too slow users soon get fed up and move on, (we’ve all done that right?). Indeed Google deems it a very important ranking and search factor these days, it’s part of their legendary algorithm.
In-House Web Development Hondón Villas host and manage a few property and blog websites to help promote our client’s homes for sale or rent. As we have our own in-house web developer we have full control, speed and design flexibility in how we present, optimise and manage our websites…. down to the core coding.
Faster. Full Stop! We can react to issues faster, add new offers, banners, change the layout and add properties quicker than agents with off-the-shelf products. Our main websites are bespoke and optimised for speed and mobile devices. Our web technology and coding is checked for errors and standards. We write content and code that Google likes… yes there is a knack to all this and it’s not automatic that Google likes a website.
Google Page 1 Ranking for Years! All that extra work & web knowledge pays off as Hondón Villas have enjoyed 10 years of Page #1 search Ranking with Google. As we compare ourselves to local Real Estate competitors, most don’t have a clue on how to get listed or ranked by Google. And we get 1000’s of page hits every week. Even we are surprised at the interest in this “secret” we call the Hondón Valley!
Simply, having a fast and popular website is work work work! So it’s nice that Google recognise our sites as better than most.
It’s OPEN! The “NEW” but late Corvera Airport (Murcia International) is about a 1 hour drive from the Hondon Valley. This now gives Hondón residents and local visitors more options for flights (see below), travel and indeed promises to open up the Spanish property and work market. (Note in April 2019 there is a proposed name change to Juan de la Cierva Airport – [ link ])
WEBSITE: https://www.corveraairporttravel.com/ GOOGLE MAPS: https://goo.gl/maps/YaswKLAnxHPN8v3R6
The village of Corvera is 25 minutes inland between the cities of Murcia, Costa Calida and Cartagena so tourists and homeowners on the coast like the Mar Menor and in Orihuela Costa will have a longer transfer time than they did from old airport atSan Javier. However, the increased choice of airlines and the frequency of flights should more than make up for this.
Of course it is still early days as to how this airport will impact on both tourism and the regional property market, but we are hopeful and excited as Hondón Villas have noticed over the last year or so, more property enquiries and listings towards that way.
Sadly, it has meant the small (military) San Javier airport has now ceased all commercial operations. And the promised Paramount theme park will not be built near-by, due to the long delays. Alicante Airport remains more convenient to our local area (about 35 minutes). However, Corvera airport still promises to become a major gateway to south east Spain (Murcia and Alicante regions). However the early signs are that Air services are slowly taking shape, as is the on-site facilities.
Having lived in Spain for about 15 years now we know Corvera was on the radar back then. But, sadly, Corvera has had a chequered history. Many businesses invested in the area on the strength of this important infrastructure and the proposed economic boost, particularly for the golf resorts, hospitality & entertainment industries. The airport started construction about 10 years ago and took 4 years to build. So sadly, it stood idle for 6 years despite many commercial and political attempts to get the airport up and running mush sooner.
The good news: in January 2019, the Murcia International Airport in Corvera was opened by King Felipe of Spain. The occasion was marked by the touch-down of its first commercial flight – a Ryanair service from the East Midlands.
It would seem for the immediate future the airport will cater for northern Europeans coming to Spain, their key market. Like Ryanair, EasyJet has also launched UK flights to Murcia International and other airlines due to start routes include TUI, Norwegian Air and Jet2. The frequency will be ramped up in time for the summer 2019. There are plans and capacity to take flights from other international links and further afield. Also the airport can take larger aircraft than San Javier which should mean more visitors to the area.
As for Corvera airport facilities, these are sparse at the time of writing but will increase as traffic improves. Covering 37,000 square metres, there are 24 check-in counters, 9 boarding gates, a few shops, cash machines, wi-fi, parking, taxis, bus services, car hire and hotel possibilities. [ Visit the Corvera website for up-to-date details of facilities and flights ] If you use the airport let us now what you think?
Airlines & Destinations (as of May 2019)
Airlines Operating From Corvera (RMU) Air Nostrum : Easyjet : Norwegian Air : Ryanair : Jet2 : TUI : Volotea : Smartwings
2019 Destinations (check with your airline): EasyJet: London Gatwick & London Southend & Bristol Ryanair: London Stansted & London Luton Manchester & East Midlands & Birmingham Leeds Bradford & Bournemouth Dublin & Glasgow Prestwick Jet2: Leeds Bradford & Manchester Norwegian Air: Oslo & Stavanger & Bergen & Trondheim Tui: Antwerp & Charleroi Volotea: Asturias Smartwings: Prague
Stacey Belcher says … “Choosing Hondón Villas for our property was the best decision EVER! They helped us loads, and just when we thought there was no hope – they saved the day, to which we will be always grateful ❤️ We’ve now owned our beautiful corner of Spain for almost 12 months and I’d say Hondón Villas are the BEST!”
“We would both like to thank Maureen and all the team at Hondon Villas for their hard work and professional approach on the sale of our Hondón villa. Instead of working from home on an ad hoc basis they have invested in office facilities that include both land line and mobile contact telephone numbers. Therefore it was with more confidence that we felt our sale could be conducted with similar work ethos as found with the majority of agents in UK! Fully recommended ,thanks again. ” –Steve & Marilyn
Lizie Steward says “I would just like to say a massive thank you to the lovely Gina Perera (of Hondon Villas). All your hard work has eventually paid off and TJ and I are very grateful for all you have done for us is the sale of our property. If you need someone to sell your property this Lady has sold 2 of mine and would highly recommend her to anyone who is selling out there. ❤️❤️❤️”
Pauline Fairey says “I met Maureen (Hondon Villas) in my search for a home in Spain. The rest is really history!
I love her to bits but sometimes have to remind myself that she is not my personal recommender of restaurants, neither is she my personal secretary for printing boarding passes, nor is she my personal tour guide and come to that she’s not actually my PA for every other one of my needs! In a nutshell she is a star and she takes her job to a different level to any other Estate Agent here and believe me I have dealt with many others. She deserves the title of Best Agent, 100%. Go Mo Girl xxx“
Being a Real Estate agent can be quite stressful and full-on with red-tape, new laws, paperwork, the “mañana” culture and to be honest staying clear of the unscrupulous and greedy!
But the best part of this job is getting it right and seeing the delight and relief of matching the clients with their dream home in the Hondon Valley areas.
And yes, we regularly get testimonials, posts, tweets, flowers and cards as a thank you. Many clients become friends and delightful dinner guests. It makes the hard work and stress worthwhile.
Everyone we receive is appreciated and tells us we are doing something right. Thank you to all the clients (buying, selling or renting) who recognise the Hondon Villas service standards and taking time to thank us. 🙂
Thank you Len Ridgway May 2015:
“We would like just like to say and let it be known that credit where credit is due! Mo (Maureen) and Saff of Hondon Villas have given us excellent service and been the most helpful and professional agents to us and we know many many other people as well. They have always gone the extra mile for us and its most appreciated. We would still and have recommended them to lots of people 🙂 … Said it before but if you want to sell your property professionally then go with Mo she’s the best 🙂“.
Gwenda Gallagher says:
“After months of trawling through websites, emailing agents and viewing trips without any success, I found www.hondonvillas.net and I’m so glad I did. Their website looked very professional and full of useful information so I thought I’d give them a try. … The fantastic team at Hondon Villas have kept regular contact with me to make sure there are no problems and have always been willing to help and give advice on all aspects of moving abroad. I’m very happy with the service I’ve received from Hondon Villas.”
“Hi Mo. We wanted to thank you for the time and effort you put into finding us a villa to rent. I know that we had a number of specific requirements, things that are normally quite difficult to find in the rental sector but you succeeded. Not only did you find us a villa you also, through your many contacts, managed to organise a company to move us at very short notice. All this in the middle of your own house and office moves, so thank you very much.“ – Ian and Nerys”
Maureen and her team are true professionals advising their customers how to achieve the best from their viewing … The whole team are pleasant and polite and treat their clients with the utmost respect at all times, nothing is too much trouble for them.” – Beryl, Hondon
Victoria Hext Grogan says: “Speaking from personal experience I would recommend Hondon Villas without hesitation. They are very helpful, professional and always go above and beyond.”
“Mo (Maureen) clearly has a lot of experience not only in Spain but also the UK. Her caring attitude and excellent local knowledge will help any buyer rest at ease knowing they are being dealt with by the best.” – Lesley Taylor
VIDEO TESTIMONIALS : Hondon Villas. Sue and Dean Savage tell us why they would recommend Hondon Villas… We are pleased to be the first local Hondón agent to use Video Testimonials… watch out for more soon.
Dean: I think because you don’t feel pressured into buying something. And you know that you are being looked after. We’ve looked at lots of houses before we came to this one and the one thing that I felt when we were with other agents is that they were working for the vendor. But with Maureen we felt she was working for us as well. We’d been to other agents who we told what we wanted but they still took us to other properties that were no where near what we wanted, just because they wanted to show somebody that the agent was taking us to their house.
Where as with Maureen she just showed us… she was working for us and was honest with us. She’s say, ‘That is not right for you’ or ‘yeah, ‘I think this one is’. That’s why I would come back (to Hondon Villas) and use Maureen again.
SUE: “You just felt safe. That is the word I would use. You felt actually safe in her confidence”.
Sue: Because we were in Maylasia, everything had to be done through Hondon Villas. Maureen made that really easy and helped us with moving in, what was left in the house … actually, the whole package. And you just felt safe. That is the word I would use. You felt actually safe in her confidence.
Dean: And picking up from that, when we did arrive (in Hondon) the after sale package was really useful and helpful. Actually meeting us at the house with the keys to make sure we happy and OK. And whenever we had a problem, Maureen and her team have been on the end of the phone. So all we had to do was give them a call or walk into the office and nothing was too much of a problem.
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Learn more about Hondón Villas… We are into our 5th year as a member of the AIPP which sets out professional conduct and ethics for Real Estate agents globally.
We are the only Hondón agent to win the Business of the Year for the whole of the Costa Blanca.
We have two local offices in the main village plazas for Nieves and Frailes of the Hondón Valley. We are local and employ local people who know the area well.
We list and sell more houses than any other Hondón agent in the area. We lead and they try to follow.
Maureen Cook, the owner and director, has more professional experience in Real Estate and financial services than any other agent for miles. She is trained and been rewarded for sales targets and competency at a corporate level for over 30 years. She prides herself on being honest, fair and giving personal service. She lives and breathes property!
A local Dutch man called Jan has diligently been recording lots of local festivals and events for years to help the community and promote the area … like this one from the 2013 CorreFocs Firework Fiesta in Hondon de las Nieves.
His excellent work can be seen on YouTube but he now has his own video website “Hondon Home TV”. It is very good indeed and shows many a fiesta and social event for the area and well worth a look.
So well done to Jan and thank you for your excellent community spirit.
ONLINE EXPOSURE COUNTS!
2019: Our website monitoring services and search ranking tools show categorically that HONDONVILLAS.NET is BY FAR THE MOST POPULAR website for the area and related search words. (Read why it matters below…)
Simply our “property net” catches more buying fish!
It’s actually staggering that our group of websites, social media and major property portals (like A Place in the Sun, Zoopla, Right Move, HomeEspana, Kyero, Prime Location, Green Acres) get thousands of hits week-in-week-out. And to think the “Hondon Valley” is quite a smallish niche of the Spanish real estate market.
We are ranked higher and get about 5 times more traffic than our nearest rival for Hondon Property related searches and ‘click-throughs’.
Pstt! in case our competitors are reading (and they usually do) we won’t tell you where or how we do this but it’s definitely working.
We are CONSTANTLY on PAGE#1 of Search Engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing in the UK, NL and ES for pertinent key real estate phrases… such as “Hondon Property” / “Villas in Hondon” / “Hondon Valley Homes” / “Hondon Estate Agent” / “Villas for sale in Hondon”. No other local agent even comes close!
Why this matters:
It matters to you the seller because the majority of foreign house buyers now start their property search online. Years ago they’d go to a UK high-street agent or visit a property exhibition. So, you the seller get a better chance of a house viewing if we at Hondon Villas are higher up the search results. Further, Google’s own research shows most people never bother with page #2 of search results. So in this busy digital age, to sell your Hondon area property you really want to be with an agent that has a high-ranking property website in the Search Engines and that gets lots of targeted visitors. Period!
To improve your chances of a sale, we also invest in major global portals and advertising (like Right Move, Kyero, Zoopla, Think Spain, Prime Location, etc), foreign websites, blogs and online / off line advertising in local papers. We also have a high visibility with the locals, engage in community publicity and sponsorship. Our social media channels are active and updated often.
Voted “Business of the Year” in the Pride of Spain Awards
Buy, Sell or Rent, we have 10 Years in Spanish Real Estate. We are the #1 local Real Estate Agent in the Hondon Valley
areas covering Hondon Valley, Albatera, La Romana, Macisvenda, Hondon
de las Nieves and Hondon de los Frailes for property sales, rentals and
real estate services.
Come visit the Hondon Valley… with beautiful mountain views, the
vineyards and 300+ Days of glorious Spanish sunshine per year!