During the long and strict Coronavirus lockdown here in Spain, there were times when we all thought “when will this end” and for small businesses like us “how will affect our future”? We are not out of the woods yet but we are feeling a bit more normal in this post lockdown transition period.
So we looked back to remind us that over 15 years in the Hondon Valley we have helped 1000’s of home hunters, property buyers and renters settle into the new Spanish life and helped vendors market their property across Europe. Thankfully we regularly receive positive emails, thank you cards, gifts and testimonials from happy clients. They confirm that it’s all worthwhile and cheer us up when things get tough or uncertain.
Duncan told us “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!!!”
And we keep all your cards and they are proudly displayed in our office space as a daily reminder we are doing “something” right. The chocolates, cakes and wine are usually consumed quite quickly by our staff :-)
So here are a few comments from clients to cheer us up and for you to see that you can be confident of Hondon Villas doing our damn best to help you buy or sell your dream home in the Hondon Valley and surrounding areas. (click to enlarge)
VIDEO TESTIMONIALS : Hondon Villas would like to thank Nick and Lindsay for talking about their new llfe in the sun and their experience buying through Hondon Villas.
Q. Tell us about your new retired life out here in Spain?
N: It’s so much better, don’t you think? 100% better.
L: Yeah. It’s getting away from the rat-race really [laugh]. It’s just so much more relaxing. I can’t pick one thing really. It’s a whole combination of things I think.
N: Yes, we’ve met some lovely people here who have been very helpful, Spanish and English.
L: There’s some really good restaurants, nice food and it’s given us the peace and quiet and the ability to relax in a way we couldn’t in the UK.
L: We are looking forward to going to the Spa Baths (Fortuna) soon and the markets are a great place to go. We go with friends there and when we’ve done our shopping have coffee and relax usually sat outside in the sun. Yeah, it’s great.
N: People have been really helpful actually. Both the Spanish and the English. Brilliant. Really great.
L: People seem to genuinely have the time to stop and chat. Again it’s more relaxed than we experienced in the UK.
Q. How would you describe your experience with Hondon Villas?
N: They couldn’t have been more helpful without a doubt. They showed us properties that we didn’t imagine we would like. Which was really good as I had a set view of what I wanted. They showed us lots of different properties one of which we totally feill in love with and bought!
L: … just impressed by their professionalism, kindness and friendliness. And after buying the house, just all the help we had to settle in, because moving to a new country is a quite daunting prospect even though we were excited. But they smoothed the path and the after-sales service was brilliant, better than we could of expected. N: Nothing every seemed too much trouble for them. They were always so helpful, friendly and willing with everything we asked.
L: We always felt that we could just pick up the phone if we had a problem or a question. they just helped us every step of the way. They certainly made us less anxious than we would have been about the prospect (of buying a villa in Spain) because there is a lot of bureaucracy to go through but we always felt that Hondon Villas could help us find the answer.
L: I don’t know if any other estate agent would go that far to make us feel at home.
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.
VIDEO TESTIMONIALS : Hondon Villas. Irana Davidson talks about her experience buying her Hondón Valley home through Hondon Villas.
What was the main reason you chose the Hondón Valley? We actually fell in love with the village to start with (Hondón de los Frailes). We sat at the 28 Restaurant and we looked down the village and we saw it had everything we imagined we wanted.
Why would you recommend Hondón Villas? The name “Hondón” being associated with Hondón Villas seemed a natural choice. As I said before, we were never pushed into looking at any property. We looked at properties that we chose. And when we decided on the property we wanted it then became a real hand-holding process.
Not speaking Spanish it (the buying process) became quite daunting. But everything was basically done for us. We were taken to the notary. We were given real good advice. And once we had bought the house it was more hand-holding.
Anything we needed, whether it was to do with the property or not I could contact Maureen and she’d say “Right, OK, fine. We’ll sort it!”
And we felt we were looked after. They were more friendly than a lot of places we went to. We were not pushed into looking into anything, it was what we wanted to look at.
How do find the social side of Hondón? I think the first social event I went to, I was invited by Maureen from Hondón Villas. She invited me to the Ascot Ladies Day which was fabulous because at the time Charlie (my husband) was away in Scotland for a wee while so it was a fantastic way for getting to know people.
You do feel like you can walk through the village and people will speak to you. You can go for a coffee and someone will speak to you. … we rescued a dog and you get to know people through that. I find it very social here.
No, we haven’t been gazing into the Hondon Valley night sky lately ! But we’ve had a few nice five star reviews in the past…
As a local based business we at Hondon Villas try to ensure the people who buy property through us are happy and content at all stages. After all they will be part of the Hondon community and mix with the local everyday.
We aim to make sure they are comfortable with their life-changing decision. So it is always a pleasure to get some positive feedback on our services, particularly when they give us the 5 Star Treatment ;-) . Here are a few from Facebook and |google Business:
Vicki Rogers says: 5* ... These guys are amazing! They are just so helpful at ALL stages even, as I just found out, after completion when the buyers tried to claim we owed them money. I doubt I’ll be buying in Spain again, though if I do I shall certainly head straight back to Hondon Villas.
Len says:We would like just like to say and let it be known that credit where credit is due !, that Mo and Saph 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 Maureen is the best :-)
“Hondon Villas helped us through the whole purchase process and continue to help after completion – thank you Kathryn and the team!” … says Simon Foster
Sharon Buckley: 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!
Question: If an agent is not local how can they give you the best advice on local property rules, building regulations, about the area or tell you where the doctor is, the plumber, the shop times, the best bars or social groups? Answer:THEY CAN’T !! … Why? read below
Buying a house is not just “buying a house”. It is about location, services, facilities, the people and the local “vibe”.
Hondon Villas are a local “WE” agent…When we say WE we are more than one. Other agents are one and operate from a mobile and car. We have a real office.
We employ local people and We have an office in the Frailes High Street. We don’t collaborate unless We can give you the high level of local service you deserve when investing in the area. We try to use local tradespeople where possible to help the local economy.
Above all, We are local people with training and experience (over 30 years actually in Real Estate). We have excellent local ties with the Town Hall and translators. We offer you 100% independent legal advice through trusted partners. We know the best bespoke builders and architects here. We know the best tradesmen, bars, restaurants and shops. We can help you with your utilities and bank accounts …. the KNOWLEDGE list is longer.
So Hondon Villas don’t just sell you a house, never to be seen again … WE ACTUALLY CARE and WE GIVE YOU TIME!
And PRESSURE SALES? What pressure… if you are not comfortable with your current agent … come to see us… there is NO comparison as we just don’t do pressure!
So be careful of other agents and their spiel who speak as “We”. Often he/she is “I”. Always check their credentials, ask if they are trained in real Estate and experienced as often they are not. Often they collaborate with other 3rd party agents and pass your data from pillar to post. They run their one-man businesses from a car and a mobile phone… Most don’t even live anywhere near here or know the Hondon Valley.
In what is often a bewildering or complicated maze of property paperwork, admin’ and rituals, we at HONDON VILLAS ESTATE AGENTS offer YOU a wholly personal service. We do our best to hold your hand through your life changing move and beyond.
We always aim to give you 100% of our attention, expertise and help. We live here so it’s our local knowledge and local contacts that gets you through that maze and helps take away the worry.
Please feel free to contact us with NO OBLIGATION.
Call us to discuss your needs. We are open Mon-Fri 10am to 5pm Email: property @ hondonvillas.net Office: Calle Juan Carlos Plaza #24, Hondon de los Frailes
Please be clear: Hondon Villas only do real estate BUY or SELL. We do it well and always have! We do ONLY collaborate with agents that we can trust and have a high quality threshold to customer service as we do. Safer to Buy in Spain with Hondón Villas.
We asked via our Facebook Group to finish the sentence “I like the Hondon Valley because… “. Here are a few replies we got!
Kathryn : “I love the laid back attitude along with the peace and quiet of a small Spanish village. Being surrounded by mountains is my favourite thing, it is so relaxing.
Joan : It’s our little piece of Heaven on Earth – our little bit of Paradise ❤❤❤
Mia : Nice people, nice places around, good entertainment. I hope to live there soon.
Pamela : I luv living there. No regrets!
Janni : The weather is sublime. The Spanish are so welcoming and kind. The mountains are stunning and we have Hondon de los Frailes nearby with fab restaurants and a wonderful community of Brits, Dutch and other nationalities. There are many social activities and the coast is not far away. We feel lucky to have found the Hondon Valley.
Christopher : Yes a nice place with nice people. But the Indians in the hill are a pain when coming over the mountains, their arrows took out 2 of my tyres last week lol !!
Toni : It’s my little piece of paradise!
Sabrina : I love living in Hondon because it’s a tight community, friendly and beautiful. I am so glad I get to raise my children here! (And that’s from someone who didn’t want to move here! ) .
Relax … we are here to help. Just enjoy the sunshine, the views and chill. Our “Tranquilo” video is a short introduction to the glorious Hondon Valley inland to the Alicante Region, Costa Blanca South, Spain.
The Hondón Valley is a peaceful, friendly and typically warm Spanish countryside surrounded by mountainous scenic beauty.
The main two villages of Hondon de las Nieves and Hondon de los Frailes nest in the beautiful Hondon Valley. The relatively newly built Urbansation of La Montanosa is sandwiched between these two Hondón villages.
Hola! thank you for your visit.
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