Working in GBP Financial Solutions dealing with mortgages and landlords with large portfolios for many years, I decided in 2009, to open my first estate agency with Gary Taylor. I have lived in Havering for over 20 years and my knowledge of the area has enabled me to advise tenants and buyers about our community and what it has to offer. What’s best about our business? Being a family run independent agent, offering comprehensive service, Being passionate about the job and Genuine care about clients’ goals. Working alongside the team every day, being involved in the daily running of the company. I believe that to be a good agent you must keep up with legislation and encourage your team to do the same, so I am studying to achieve a Residential Inventories and Property Management APIP qualification. Even with this busy schedule, I am always ready to take calls – 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. It’s important to our clients, both tenants and landlords to know we are always there to answer any questions or deal with emergencies. In my spare time, I love to walk my Miniature Schnauzer Liesl, who accompanies me in the office daily. Together, we attend training days and group Schnauzer walks, which are great fun – especially with 30 dogs running around the woodlands.
Development & Finance Director
In 1988 I became a Financial Advisor for a major UK Life Insurance company meeting the needs of clients for Life and Pensions Investment Advice. In 1995 I set up my own practice and with the support of highly motivated team we focused on property and mortgages in the Buy-to-Let and Commercial Property market. During that time, I have won many awards for Sales Achievements, Services and Technology and for Innovation to Clients. I became a member of the Personal Finance Society (PFS). In 2009 Julie and I expanded our company to open GBP Estates. All those years later I still enjoy the day-to-day running of the sales and lettings department and the fact that I can offer landlords a bespoke and wide-ranging service in the area of Buy to Let Mortgages, that includes (where needed) financial advice and, of course, information on lettings service. In 2011 we developed our services even further and set up GBP Developments focusing on acquisition and selling of commercial and residential property. This brand offers developers opportunities to purchase or sell on land with or without planning permission. Today our group offers property owners, tenants and developers’ advice on all estate-related issues and it’s still a priority for me to be available 7 days a week – I know we all lead busy lives and out of office hours are important to our clients.
I have been working in sales and accounts for over 10 years. My role in the company is dealing with the overall management of our development, sales and lettings departments as well as dealing with the company accounts. I am also highly focused on the development sites that we are involved in. My involvement is coordinating with investors and developers on new sites involving land with or without planning, bringing parties together where opportunities arise.
My first job when I left school at 16, was with a large, well known Estate Agency. That was a long time ago, but my passion for helping people sell their home has never changed. Being able to help clients literally from the moment we meet – until the removal van arrives on the doorstep – is a great sense of achievement. I take immense pride in my job and aim to deliver honest and realistic advice, always. We have worked hard to make our company, the place to come to, for people selling their home because they want a more personal approach, want to feel they can put their trust in someone and want to be treated individually. There is a lot of choice, but not all agents spend time with you to really understand your needs and explore every opportunity to make sure you really do get the best for your property. That’s why people who have used us – recommend us. With over 35 years of experience, selling property in London, Essex, Nottingham and even in Spain, I’m sure I will be able help you too.
I started work for a large corporate business but quickly decided I preferred to work for a more dynamic hands-on company, which is why I chose to work for GBP. I really enjoy my role working directly with our clients to help them move and my previous experience along with my growing knowledge of the property market is something I am proud of. My role is to support the sales team and work directly with my sales manager. Learning and gaining experience from the best in the industry can only help me to develop and in turn make sure that all clients we work with know we do our utmost to make sure their dream move is as easy and enjoyable as it can be!
I’ve been in the property business since the early 1980s and gained a vast amount of experience within the Residential, Commercial and Property Acquisitions Sector. Finding the right property for a buyer or finding an owner their buyer gives me the greatest pleasure of all as that what the business is about and has not changed since I started over 35 years ago. We don’t need to send details through the post anymore or go down to local newspaper once a week to see what other properties have come onto the market but seeing the look on a buyers face when I show them the property they have been looking for or calling an owner to tell them that their property has exchanged is what makes this business GREAT.
Senior Lettings Negotiator
In 2015 I wanted to work in the property industry, and I joined the GBP Estates team. I started off working as a trainee lettings negotiator and have steadily worked my up and in 2018 I was made the Senior Lettings Negotiator for GBP Estates. My role is to find suitable tenants for our landlords as well as meeting potential new landlords in order to expand our management portfolio. I am currently studying for ARLA and have passed 3 out of the 4 exams. I am hopeful of being ARLA qualified in the next few months. In my spare time I enjoy socialising with friends and family and spending time with my two dogs!
I have been working with the public in various positions in office-based roles for the past 5 years. My role in the company is working alongside our Commercial department for the overall management of all secretarial and administration roles as well as dealing with the general administration for the Land and Development department. I pride myself on customer service and making sure that the departments I am involved with run smoothly and efficiently. In my spare time I enjoy cooking, relaxing and spending time with my family and friends.
After completing my years apprenticeship early in 2019 I decided to put my skills into use and pursue my career working in an Estate Agents with GBP Estates. I have always had an interest in the property market. I feel one of my main assets is being able to help and assist others as this gives me a sense of achievement, this is one of the main reasons why my chosen career path is a job that involves working with the public. I always ensure tasks are carried out efficiently and are completed before the required time. I stay connected with tenants and landlords with updates to ensure they are always receiving the best customer service experience. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.
I discovered my love for all things property after leaving university. Having worked in estate agency as a Sales Negotiator and Lettings Manager whilst building up my own modest portfolio, I understand the journey my clients embark upon. I am passionate about property and helping others in their journey; whether that be purchasing a new home or growing their portfolio. I specialise in Buy to Let but I can assist in all types of mortgages including; New purchases, Re-mortgages, Let to Buy, Help to Buy and Right to Buy.
Having worked as an Inventory/Inspections Clerk for 12 years, I joined GBP Estates in 2018. My aim is to work in a Professional manner and to help tenants as best I know how with the experience I have gained over the years.