15 Years in the Hondón Valley @hondonagent

So here we are 15 years on and still loving it!

Pop the Cava! It feels good to be the longest serving and professionally trained international agents in the Hondón area.

So, yes, we tip-toed into the Spanish property market on 1st Feb 2006, 15 years ago when we set up a Google Business account and a couple of web domains. It was a slow burner as we worked out the real estate dynamics in Hondón, which was mainly a new-build foreign buyers market then. But we knew those same people would need to sell a few years on and importantly, that new people would love to come to the Hondón Valley / La Montanosa Urb.

Since 2006, Hondón Villas has gone from strength-to-strength and gained an enviable service reputation in the Hondón Valley. We pride ourselves on giving realistic and honest advice. Clients tell us they love how we care about them and hand-hold them from start to beyond their completed sale.

Above all, the satisfaction of helping people realise their dreams of living in Spain is second to none. It can be a “pinch-yourself” moment.

: Maureen, Founder of Hondon Villas

Foremost, we think our success is based on this commitment to the client. Maureen, a founder of Hondon Villas, has earned corporate awards, gifts and testimonials by the bucket load. She is outwardly friendly, always helpful and above all professional. Service is in her DNA. She actually still loves her real estate job after 30+ years!

Having opened the 1st office in Hondón de las Frailes, and latterly a 2nd in Nieves, we now employ multi-lingual staff to service the international buyers (Dutch, French, Spanish and German). And we are now on our 4th office. Very few agents here even have an open door! (instead are working from a car or bedroom).

Overall, it’s been both a bumpy ride and an exciting adventure, considering our move to Spain was to escape the trappings of an intensive workload in the UK. But we are and can be proud to have run a successful business in a foreign land, win awards and improve year-on-year. We truly believe we have the passion and integrity to be good at this. Above all, the satisfaction of helping people realise their dreams of living in Spain is second to none. It can be a “pinch-yourself” moment.

2021 … An Uncertain & Challenging Future?
Now … even with the challenges of Covid and Brexit upon us as we write… we would like this real estate business to continue, improve and assist more people and to see what we saw 15 years ago… a better lifestyle… kissed by that glorious 300+ days of sunshine per year. Amazing if we can!

Moving into 2021. Hondon Villas

Thank you to all that support us, help us, recommend us and want to see the Hondon area thrive.

Contact Us: Of course if you want our expertise and local knowledge you can pop into our plaza office, call, email, whatsapp, etc… contact details on our website.

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#Love Local First …

FIRSTS are good! #LOVELOCAL #HONDONVILLA

FIRST and ONLY local business to come from the U.K. after working in real estate business there since 1983 . Trained, Experienced and Professional
FIRST LOCAL Registered & verified AIPP MEMBER celebrating 5 YEARS!
FIRST family run agency in the area.
FIRST local agent to sign-write their company vehicles.
FIRST local agent to set up YouTube, Social Media, Websites and other digital channels.
FIRST local agent to welcome local people to a very successful family business, all with local knowledge and giving them employment contracts.
FIRST local agent year-on-year to donate to and support local charities.
FIRST local agency to help “A Place in the Sun” property buyers and have done 6 years now.
FIRST local foreign run agency with 15 years in business in Spain .

It’s worth remembering that Hondon Villas was the first LOCAL agent to register as AIPP and so we are the FIRST LOCAL Registered & verified AIPP MEMBER for celebrating 5 YEARS! The industry body. The industry voice. The industry standard. + Other agents originally dismissed it, but they are catching up thankfully +

CONTACT US FOR EXPERT HELP, EXPERIENCE AND PRO SERVICE.

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

Sold! Sold! Sold! Hondon Villas :-)

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: +34 622 314 244
OFFICE: Central Plaza in Hondon de los Frailes
Office Location: https://www.hondonvillas.net/google-maps-for-hondon.php

Are you Ready for the Hondón Teddy?

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 of Hondon 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 to Frank 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 Place in The Sun Summer 2020

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)

A Place in the Sun visit the Hondon Valley

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.

We also ADVERTISE our Hondón property listings on the APITS Portal.
> https://www.aplaceinthesun.com/property/agent/519084/hondon-villas

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.

Cannot say enoughgood things about the Hondon Property services

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.

I Recommend Hondón Villas : #1

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.

Hondon Villas are a featured agent on the Channel 4 TV “A Place in the Sun” program and a AIPP member committed to better standards.

Interested?
Contact us to help you buy or sell your home in the Hondón Valley areas…
WEB: http://www.hondonvillas.net/ ::: NL/BE: http://www.hondonvillas.nl
EMAIL: property @ hondonvillas.net
FRAILES OFFICE: (0034) 965 075 357 or
NIEVES OFFICE: (0034) 865 571 981

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hondonvillas/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/hondonagent
Blog: http://www.villasinhondon.net/

Hondón Villas scores a Google 100/100

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).

Page Speed Compariosn for Hondon Property Websites. Hondon Villas are the fastest.
Hondon Villas beats its local rivals on website speed. Source Google 2020.

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).

A year ago! Consistently 100/100

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