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.
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, commercial, 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.
I have been working as a Property Manager since 2011. Before GBP Estates, I worked in Brentwood from 2014 with a leading estate agency. I manage the tenancies from the commencement of the term and throughout and I will be the tenants and landlords point of contact with any maintenance or questions that may arise. It is important to me that I run the property management in a smooth and organised manner to ensure everyone receives a high standard of service and I pride myself on the service I can offer to landlords and tenants. I am MARLA registered (Member of the Association of Residential Letting Agents) and able to offer the most recent changes in legislation to our clients. In my spare time I enjoy spending quality time with friends and family and enjoy reading.
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.
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.
In 2018 I joined a maintenance company as a Sales Administrator. Within 6 months I was then promoted to Senior Sales Administrator. Most importantly, converting the best sales on record each month. A skill that was valued in my company above all. I have worked for GBP Estates for just under a year now – I work within the sales department maintaining and building relationships with new/existing clients. I deal with a potential buyers initial interest in a property, up until an offer has been accepted and the survey scheduled in. I also keep that communication and updates flowing throughout the sale of a property until completion. Additionally I find and value new properties advising our vendor of the current property market throughout their journey on selling then purchasing their new home. The sales department has doubled in size within the last year. I also support and organise social media – getting the GBP name noticed and out there to all! During my spare time, I enjoy spending time with friends and family.