About Hondon Villas SL. Your local AIPP Property Agent FOR 5 YEARS!
WOOOOOoooo 2019!!! We are NOW an S.L. Company! Yes Hondon Villas have gone the extra mile and turned SL! This is beneficial to our clients and will open more opportunities for us. Of course, we are still proud to have won the Business of the Year Award and in 2019 hit OVER 1.8 MILLION website visitors!
- A registered SL (limited) company (NIF B4266298)
- 30+ Years Experience in Real Estate
- 10+ Years in the Hondon Valley
- 5 Years membership in the AIPP
- A Family Business
- Business of the Year 2015 (Voted by Expat Newspaper Readers)
- Nearly 2 Million website visitors to date
- Local Staff, Local Offices, Local Knowledge
- As seen on "A Place in the Sun" 2017, 2018 & 2019
Consistent in Sales and Reputation
Hondon Villas SL (a registered Limited Company in Spain) was started by husband & wife team Derek and Maureen Cook about 2006 not long after they came to live full time in Spain. Using Derek's experienced IT skills, Hondon Villas was just a simple online property portal at first, charging a small fee to locals to list their properties with photos and description. At that time, Maureen was working full-time for MedSea Estates Plc doing Spanish property inspection tours. Her sales achievements and customer feedback were consistently one of the highest in the company, indeed she was the top-ranking female agent for 3 years running. In the meantime Hondon Villas website was growing steadily as more ExPats in the Hondon Valley area now wanted to sell their new homes.
Maureen has over 30 years experience in Real Estate (UK and Spain). In the mid-80's Maureen set-up her own profitable estate agency "Catlows" office in Leeds (UK) during the 90's economic downturn. Despite that, the office was a local success. She sold the business for a profit and it is still trading today under a new name. So Maureen moved on to manage a string of UK based estate agency offices including large well-known names like the Halifax BS, Manning Stainton, Your Move and Bairstow Eves.
Caring and serving you in the Hondon Valley
Maureen's Real Estate Training is second to none. She has been trained in all aspects of customer sales, property documentation, mis-descriptions act, communications and property administration. She has also been a successful Mortgage Broker (FSA approved (UK)) qualified to give independent financial advice.
We are local and proud to be part of the Hondon community! WHich is why we think a real local office is essential even in this online world! And we truly believe that selling the location and lifestyle is an important part of Real Estate afterall.
A recent client commented that Hondon Villas were like an emergency service and joked we should be allowed to use the flashing blue light on our cars! Our vast experience, 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 newer agents here or coastal agents who do not know the area.
It is important for Hondon Villas SL to be part of the community. All our staff live in the Hondon Valley area so we have that important local knowledge, (yes we know where to get the milk over the weekend, or who does the best menu-del-dia). We regularly sponsor and support local events and charities including "Stars of the Costas", Pride of Spain Awards, Hondon What's On and the local animal charities.
Hondon Villas SL also have excellent ties with local businesses, bars/restaurants, solicitors, banks and tradesmen. We have spent many years building up this network which our clients directly benefit from.
AIPP 5 YEARS MEMEBERSHIP: Pro' service, committed to the safe buying "happy customer"
Under Maureen's guidance and Derek's IT experience, Hondon Villas SL has gone from strength-to-strength and gained an enviable service reputation in the Hondon Valley. She prides herself on giving realistic and honest advice, often at her own expense and time. Her commitment to the client is never questioned. She has corporate awards, gifts and testimonials by the bucket load. She is outwardly friendly, always helpful and above all professional.
Having opened her 1st office in Hondon de las Frailes, she now employs multi-lingual staff to service the international buyers (Dutch, French, Spanish and German). Hondon Villas SL are an approved and proud Business Member of the AIPP for 5 YEARS (Assoc' of International Property Professionals), which means we aim to improve the standards of professionalism in the Overseas Property Market.
Trust Hondon Villas SL? - well our reputation depends on it
We aim to have every client feel they have a friendly and trust-worthy team at Hondon Villas SL. We know from the praise, many emails and calls that we go above and beyond for our clients. Referrals are a plenty and our buyers are friends. We haven't forgotten how exciting and stressful buying/selling can be - the last thing you need is a dubious property experience. We truly will look after you - after all we live here and want to hold our heads high. You'll feel Safe Buying in Spain through Hondon Villas SL.