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.
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
Charity Appeal… From Aug 8th 2020 keep an eye out for HV Teddy … You can WIN THIS GIANT TEDDY who is looking for generous donations or for you to buy raffle tickets to raise money for ALMA a local pet charity. The Covid situation has meant normal fund raising and volunteer work as been scarce. And animals are suffering!
If you can help… please go along to the #lovelocal store ofHondon Linen & Luxury Goods in Calle Virgen de la Salud (near the Frailes Plaza) on Saturdays to not only see their wonderful array of tempting products but to buy a raffle ticket to win this lovely Teddy Bear.
Hondon Villas SL are more than happy to help local charities and donate the bear. And thanks toFrank of Hondon Embroidery and Print for the T-shirt and the mask!! Yes, Teddy is Covid-19 aware !!
He should have a name.. any ideas?
Pop into see us at the Hondon Villas office: 24 Calle Juan Carlos (Central Plaza) Hondón de los Frailes. 15+ years in the Hondon Valley.
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* GET MOTIVATED and CALL US NOW Our new offer is a trial, we’ll review how it goes…. We may even extend this to other areas. Don’t miss out. CALL US NOW.
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.
#Staysafe. Love from the Hondon Villas S.L. Team
*Special offer price for new clients (sellers) on La Montanosa urb, Hondón only. Trial limited period, may end soon. Qualifying terms and conditions apply. IVA (tax) is to be added. Incudes FREE valuation, photos, video, house visits & paperwork checks. Marketing across Europe, office displays, online, social media,No sale, no fee. Exclusive offers.
We know many of our British clients are familiar with and love “A Place In The Sun”. Well they have made their summer magazine FREE to read online. yes FREE! It includes lots of advice on buying property, including new builds, viewing trips and finance. (Click here or the graphic to view)
Hondon Villas have assisted the APITS team quite a few times over the years. The presenters are always lovely, professional and accessible. It still pleasantly surprises us how many times they have been to the Hondon Valley areas. You can see most of the previous APITS series on UK television Channel Four (All4) if you can get that online or a set-top box.
NEED HELP? If you need specific help with buying or selling Property in the Hondón area… well you know we are here for you. :-) Keep Happy. Keep Safe this Summer.
About Hondon Villas : We are a registered AIPP Property Agent in the Hondon Valley, Costa Blanca South. And WOOOOO Hoooo, we were voted Business of the Year by a Spanish regional newspaper. We are now at OVER 2 MILLION website visitors and always do well Customer Ratings. With over 30 years real estate experience there is no-one else in the Hondon area with such a pedigree in property sales and service. Our bricks & mortar office is in Frailes Plaza, next to the village restaurants and bars. So you can actually pop-in to see us in the flesh unlike the mobile agents operating from a car!
Our vast experience, wide network of local experts and extensive local knowledge has come in very handy for countless new Hondon Valley home owners. We care and it shows, we are on hand to help… something you may not get with other agents here or collaborators who do not know the area.
So let us hold your hand, care for you and get that dream home in the Hondon Valley. Visit our website for more information. Regards, Maureen: Hondon Villas owner and service champion.
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.
The main Hondon Villas website : www.hondonvillas.net, consistently gets a site performance score between 90 to 100 out of 100 from Google (the only search engine worth using). We passed all 20 audit points on our laptop version of the site. [ @ May 2020 ]
Why does that matter? It’s actually very important to us, to Google and to you, the end-user (buyer/seller). Please read on (I try to keep the jargon out).
Property finders, like you, are frequently online using websites to find properties. You visit many sites looking for that dream home. You may look at 100’s or 1000’s of houses across different real Estate agent’s websites. So you’ll know that getting information quickly is important and saves you time. So just saving say 10 seconds on a page load time can mount up over many websites. Speed is important, maybe you didn’t realise how much.
Have you ever just left a website because it was too slow? Most of us have! As you use the Internet you will be aware of the speed at which websites load or the way they can be used. We all get frustrated from time to time if a website doesn’t work or is too slow to work. right? It happens a lot.
Hondon Villas has one of, if not the fastest and most visited website in the Hondon Valley. Google says we out-perform our main rival agents in the Hondon area (see graphic above).
Why is the HV website faster?
Well the website is bespoke , custom built from scratch by our pro’ trained in-house web developer with years of IT and Web experience with HSBC. Whilst it is not always perfect, he puts a lot of effort into making sure the site conforms to Google’s web building standards, like smartphone compliance, slim coding standards and faster load speeds. Our Google Page Speed score of 94 & 100 shows that work pays off.
It matters because user studies consistently show that people are very impatient and will literally only wait a few seconds for a web page to load or THEY LEAVE! I bet you have done that right? Our site has speed features built-in and contributes to why Hondon Villas website has ranked at Page#1 in search results for over 10 years. Faster sites get favoured by Google.Users like faster websites.We want the competitive edge.
As we have been established a long time, our website has evolved and improved. Our website has had over 2 million views and many visitors return to it. We know from user data what pages they like, the path they take and what devices they are using. We know if they “leave” quickly so we ask why and fix it. We regularly tweak the site to work better or fix issues as they crop up.
Other Agents buy “off-the-shelf” web packages
Most of our property rivals work from home and don’t have the budget, inclination, in-house skills to know about or to fix their website problems. They build blindly and forget. Well we monitor them, so does Google, so it’s not difficult to compare.
As you can imagine, it costs a lot more to build a custom site than to buy a template site like “WordPress” or similar “Bloatware”. These “off-the-shelf” website packages all suffer from the same thing: generic aesthetics over performance and of course they are very cheap and quick to utilise. They are inherently cloned to have bad coding, have slow speeds, are inflexible design-wise and more often than not, do not work too well on smartphones.
So buying a template website is not such a good idea in general. They may be paying for a website that is actually damaging its potential to gain or retain visitors. We think the Hondon Villas website has a competitive edge and that matters to both buyers and our vendors as they are more likely to find us in Google. Some of our competitors in the Hondon Valley are NOT highly ranked in Google like Hondon Villas are.
What affects a Website’s Performance?
Well there are many technical factors (too many to list here) that can affect a website’s performance such as the web servers or communication lines / satellites and of course your own device (laptop, tablet, smart phone) and of course your Internet provider’s performance or your location. Indeed some of the latest phones and mobile networks can be faster than home connections. But performance varies greatly, even from hour-to-hour or device-to-device. It is inherent in the “web”.
Not all websites are built the same: The website itself can be to blame if it is built poorly or the web developer pays no attention to it’s performance. Indeed many site owner’s pick a web design purely on aesthetics and pay little, if any notice of its performance features (or lack of).
Google likes Fast Sites: Google also knows and measures all sites and it has the user data to confirm what the user prefers. In fact, Google builds its main search engine results and site recommendations on the quality and date of a site’s content but also its speed. They even have tools to measure and monitor a website’s performance and usability. Advertisers also like fast popular websites. To re-iterate, faster websites get favoured by Google. Simple... But not so simple to put right unless you have the time, budget, inclination and skills to do so.
Do you need help in buying / selling or more more info’? Please feel free to visit our REAL ESTATE OFFICE in the Hondon de los Frailes Plaza (next to Restaurante 28). Or Email us: property [@] hondonvillas.net
After the Covid 19 crisis (March / April 2020) we want to get back to working in & around the beautiful Hondon Valley helping buyers and sellers of real estate, their villas and homes. Real Estate can be hard, stressful work at times but at least our “office” and the satisfaction of making dreams come true compensates for the long hours…. here’s a glimpse of the area we work in.
Having lived and worked in the Hondon Valley for about 15 years we know the area quite well and the best bit of being in Real Estate you get to see more of the geography than most!
Here we can only give you a very short glimpse of the countryside and towns but we hope you understand why we love the outdoor lifestyle here. Yes, we have two offices in the villages but the Hondon Valley is also one of our offices (well the best one really!)
ABOUT HONDÓN VILLAS: As a local AIPP registered based business of 15 years, we at Hondon Villas try to ensure the people who buy or sell property through us are happy and content at all stages. After all they will be part of the Hondon community. We aim to make sure they are comfortable with their life-changing decision. You’ll get no pressure from us. Take your time…
Search Google “Hondon Villas” or visit our property website www.hondonvillas.net, portals or call into our high street office in Hondón de las Frailes, 03689. Spanish Real Estate. TEL: +34 965 075 357 / +34 683 635 339
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If you are looking to buy or sell property in the Hondón Valley area, please consider Hondón Villas, a local family business for 15 years. We are passionate about property and can advise & hold your hand throughout the process. Our office is in the main Frailes plaza, open Mon-Fri 10.00-17-00 and by appointment at evenings and weekends, WEBSITE : WWW.HONDONVILLAS.NET