Testimonials and Feedback for Hondon Villas

Happy Clients

“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 saysI 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.

Professional Estate AgentAnd 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. 🙂

Here are just a few testimonials of the Hondon Villas service.

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.”

Thank you card from John & EmmaHi 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

Flowers from a satified customerVictoria 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

Free Prize Draw Winners…

FREE PRIZE DRAW WINNERS : LANCE & GAIL
The Hondon Villas team are pleased to announce the winners of our Free Prize Draw. You’ll remember we recently opened our bigger office in the main plaza of Frailes. All those that attended were entered into a draw to win a prize.

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Congratulations to Lance & Gail on winning the Hondon Villas Free Prize Draw, a dinner for two at Restaurante 28, in Hondon de los Frailes, a dinner for two. Enjoy your meal guys!

Thank you to all those that attended, sorry you didn’t win! Remember we will be having more free prize draws so you can enter again. Keep checking and join the Hondon Villas FACEBOOK page for details

Hondon Villas in the Top 1000 Euro’ Agents

Great News for Hondon Villas… we just climbed 92 places to #138 in the “European Property Most Influential Professionals League Table” run by RISE and European Property .Com .*

Hondon Agent in the EuroTop 1000 Agents

*This top 1000 leader board for Europe’s most influential real estate agents as is scored by Klout & a unique algorithm. The scoring system is calculated by taking into consideration a number of factors including blogging in Twitter and Facebook, quality of content, the amount of new followers and amount of public engagement. The leader board is managed by independent third party Rise Global.

Who are Hondon Villas:
Hondon Villas are a local, experienced, multi-lingual and dedicated real estate team. We predominantly help our multi-national clients (British, Dutch, Spanish, French, etc) to buy, sell or rent properties in the Hondon Valley area of Alicante, Spain. With over 30+ years experience in real estate (UK and Spain) we can offer a professional and caring service to all our clients. No other agent in the area can match our experience, service and knowledge of the Hondon Valley region… yes we even know where to buy milk at 11pm! We actually live here and employ the services of a vast network of experts in legal matters, currency, finance/mortgages, banks, planning and local tradesman. We also have excellent linkage with the local mayors and town halls.

We know by the regular comments and praise we receive that we go beyond the call of duty and engage in excellent customer care. We aim to have every client feel they have a friendly and trust-worthy team at Hondon Villas. A good 60% of clients come from recommendations.

Having been established in the Hondon Valley area for over six years we have surpassed our own expectations of property sales, rentals and better still, our reputation… We love Hondon!

We feel that Hondon Villas is already by far the top agent in the Hondon Valley for that personal service. And we look forward to looking after your property needs.

Call or visit us at our office in Hondon de los Frailes. Keep happy, keep healthy!

Milestone: Over 1 Million visits to Hondon Villas!

We are very pleased to announce that the Hondon Villas main website [www.hondonvillas.net] tipped well over the ONE MILLION visitor mark over the festive period. Now that’s a milestone to be proud of.

Property website gets a mmillion page visits…and that’s not counting the 10,000’s of page counts we get every month from our sister websites, blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Google and advertising portals such as Zoopla, Rightmove, Kyero, Prime Location and many more.

If you follow our success you’ll know that we dominate the search engines for Hondon property related searches on the web. Google, Bing and Yahoo rank our sites highly which in turn leads to more target visitors to our websites than any other local agent.

Now that’s good for business and helps us get more leads and property sales in the Hondon Valley area and beyond for our buyers.

Maureen (owner of Hondon Villas) says:
We registered our first dedicated Hondon based property domain in 2007. There were no experienced Real Estate agents in Hondon at that time as the property bubble had burst. Before that the emphasis was on Inspection Trips for new builds. I was selling plenty of new houses on the coast but realised we would soon need a property service in Hondon as there was an untapped market for resale property.”

Statcounter Visitor Count

“Then we had the crash of 2008. It was difficult market and many agents, builders and developers went bust. But that also meant a new opportunity to sweep up should the market pick-up. Clearly those Hondon new builds would come on stream as the foreign investors decided to relocate or go back to their native country. And the markets for Belgium, Holland and France looked good.”

“It was slow but we stuck at it and built slowly as the market picked up. We changed a lot of things and ramped up the on-line effort and marketing. So to get the one million milestone from such a slow start is so pleasing and testament to our service standards, on-line strategy and local networking activity. Yes it’s very pleasing to know our hard work is paying off now.

You can call Hondon Villas or visit our websites for information on property buy, sell or rent. Our main office is in the main Frailes Plaza… we look forward to seeing you and another million site hits!

Hondon Villas wins the Business of the Year

We womn the Business of the Year!WOwweeeeeeeee !! Well, we only went and won the “Business of the Year Award 2015” at the Pride of Spain event. 

Hondon Villas want to thank all our customers, supporters and friends in nominating/voting for us. Special thanks to Costa Blanca People (the #1 regional newspaper) for a great night at the La Marquesa Clubhouse, Quesada.

This annual event was well supported again, well presented by the CBP staff and really nice to see some very caring, selfless and deserving people get public recognition.So many people who just help in the community for the sheer joy and satisfaction of doing it.

The the icing on the cake for ” Hondon Villas, Buy, Sell or Rent ” is we won the Business of the year.   Feeling very proud. Happy Days!

“#1 Property Agent in the Hondon Valley, Costa Blanca South”
» LA MONTANOSA URB. VILLAS in Hondon

Summer Fiestas 2016

Spain is renowned for it’s colourful and lively festivals all-year-round. But summer is the best time to see and enjoy what the Spaniards do best … PARTY!!

Euro Tour GuideWe HIGHLY RECOMMEND you join the Euro Tour Guide’s web site or Facebook page for up-to-date info on events.

Of course the Hondon Valley and its surrounding areas are no exception to fiesta culture and have an array of activities across the arts, music, drama, markets, crafts and events. Of course there are usually fireworks involved in the evening to end with a bang! But to be honest they are merely a starter gun for more partying under the warm evening stars… yes don’t expect to get in from a night Fiesta until at least 3am!  TIP: Always get there early if you want a seat as they get real busy and the atmosphere is great. You’ll soon see how a sleepy country Spanish village can come alive!

Fiestas Correfocs 2016. Hondon de las Nieves
Fiestas Correfocs 2016. Hondon de las Nieves

So Hondon de las Nieves ( July/August ) has many fiesta events but is best known for it’s love of the Medieval Market followed by the Correfocs (Fire Runners). The latter being a crazy mix of “fire ninjas”, loud music, dancing and teasing everyone with fireworks that ends with a grand finale on the main plaza stage. It’s late, smoky, loud, scary and exciting all at the same time… just forget “health and safety”.  Here is Taimara’s video of the proceedings… it’s mental!  ::: https://youtu.be/tVBNwaUQrnY

Aspe Medieval Market: (August) is a themed “fairground” market full of stalls, food and drink but the vendors and visitors make efforts to dress in medieval costume. Generally there are games and rides for the children, jesters, minstrels and juggling acts as well as falconry, donkeys and a mayhem of activities. Fireworks usually complete the night. Come from 18 to 21 of August 2016 to the Dr. Calatayud park and live an unforgettable experience

Fiestas Aspe Medieval 2016

And the beloved Hondon de los Frailes Parade and Water/Foam Party is usually at the end of August. The parade sees many of the locals in themed or comedy costumes walking or dancing through the main streets of Frailes. They decorate their vehicle and floats with marching brass bands and drummer groups making all the noise. The rest of the village folk line the streets or bring food to the free tables and cheer and celebrate. Often sweets and nibbles are given out … beware the local “punch” which might be a very alcoholic “knock-out” juice but is probably just a home-made sangria. Lots of fun and usually followed by an international singing band on the large plaza stage. An amazing night that defies a small village like Frailes. And yes it’ll be another late night / early morning finish!

The water/foam fight is an afternoon event and basically a water truck, hose pipes, buckets, bottles and containers are used to throw water at everyone. NO-ONE ESCAPES a soaking! You can bring your soaker-guns and a foam machine will flood the plaza like snow! Children and adults love it all the same. (NOTE: don’t wear anything special that day)

FiestasFrailesParade2015

And of course the other local smaller villages don’t forsake their annual fiesta quota. Barbarroja, Macisvenda, La Romana and La Canalosa all step up to the mark.

Further afield of course the bigger towns and cities are incredible such as the Elche Nit De l’alba Fireworks, Alicante’s San Juan Bonfires (the Spanish seem to like fire!) and Novelda has it’s Moors and Christians … there really is so much fun to be had and a great way to see this countries history and traditions, taste their food and party like a Spaniard!

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Social Media

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» www.facebook.com/hondonvillas – Hi all, Please rate this Facebook page using the “five stars” (usually on the left of the page) – Thank you, have a great weekend.

We are also on Twitter – Please join us / follow us on Twitter
» https://twitter.com/hondonagent

Our Google+ page: Leave your reviews, pictures or comments on our Google+ page: https://plus.google.com/+HondonVillasHondón/

It was an absolute privilege to be a sponsor, helper and patron for the “Stars of the Costas” charity concert on Sunday May 4th in Hondon de los Frailes. We all had a great time, lots of money raised for Cancer Support and the bands & karaoke were all great! The “Sonny n Cher” tribute was of course the best !!! I wonder who they were really? Well done to the organisers, crew and El Fogon for a FANTASTIC DAY!! Can’t wait for another one.
More info at www.starsofthecostas.com

Victoria Hext Grogan 2014 wrote to us: “Speaking from personal experience I would recommend Hondon Villas without hesitation. They are very helpful and professional and always go above and beyond.”

Did you spot our Property Feed? It lists our latest properties / updates and reductions.  https://www.facebook.com/hondonvillas/app_23798139265

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

 

Ranked No #1 for Hondon Property!

ONLINE EXPOSURE COUNTS!
2015: We wouldn’t reveal our sources but our website monitoring services and rank tools show categorically that HONDONVILLAS.NET is BY FAR THE MOST POPULAR website for the area.

Simply our “property net” catches more buying fish!

It’s actually staggering that our group of websites, social media and major property portals (like Zoopla, Right Move, 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.

marketing on Portals and Sites

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 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 get to page #2 of the 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.

Of course we also have our very own estate agent office HQ in the Plaza (Map) in Hondon de los Frailes. See you soon.

Don’t Get Mugged!

It's Tea Time!Time for tea? We had some HV Mugs done… Do you like them? They are limited editions so we may time share them!

Interestingly, when we Googled this, we found this page: “You’ve Been Mugged” (see the link) … Some of the mug designs on there are amazing? But we had to smile as some are modelled on famous characters or brands! We’d buy quite a few if we could but the snag is they’d be expensive to ship to España!

>> https://www.pinterest.com/helengthias/youve-been-mugged/