What is in a name? Ask the Hare and he will tell you that coming second is no fun! Here at Tortoise Property we have built a team of people that believe that ‘something better’ is available in Estate Agency.
If you have a home you are proud of but have decided to move, an investment property that requires care, attention and a professional touch, our services have been designed for you.
We have structured our business to reflect the most important factors that customers say make a difference when choosing an agent.
So, when we say "Our Difference", we are referring to our business formula which encompasses local market expertise, maximum market exposure and investment in the highest standard of presentation and service. If you read more about our team members below, you will see that we are not your usual estate agents. We have a breadth of skills and experience that enables us to be successful within the property market but still treat people as people. For us, it’s all about the professional, friendly relationship. However, we understand that at the end of the day, it is about results. This is where our ‘Neighbourhood Advantage’ sets us apart. Our services are concentrated on selling EVERY house at the best price in the best time frame. We don’t just list and leave. There are many hares in our industry, but there is only one Tortoise. Click on the sections below to find out more about us and please contact us via any of the buttons below.
We are members of organisations that uphold the highest standards within our industry including the Property Ombudsman, National Approved Letting Scheme and are proud members of the SAFE agent scheme.
We employ trained and qualified professionals who have the ability to build lasting relationships with our customers based on trust, honesty and decency.
We focus on understanding how our clients would like to sell properties, buy properties and have investment properties managed. At Tortoise we have a clear aim of delivering our services for Your Property, Your Way.
We have been recognised within the top 10% of all UK estate agents in the Best Estate Agent Guide.
Take a look for yourself in the Best Estate Agent Guide.
We partner with both local and national organisations providing a breadth of professional services that enables us to deliver a full estate agency service, delivered locally. This is our "neighbourhood advantage".
We are always looking to improve and stay at the forefront of an ever changing industry.
Your Property, Sold, Bought or Managed, Your Way.
We would proudly like to announce our charity sponsorship of the hampton walking football team (peterborough).
Here at Tortoise Property we will donate £10 per goal scored by the team during the season to a charity chosen by the players.
So far they have smashed, passed, chipped and bent in 42 goals with two games of the season remaining, a fantastic effort!
We will continue to support our ‘goals for charity’ sponsorship by updating you on the results on a monthly basis with a few action shots of the team.
Weather permitting we always have great fun supporting "Halloween in Hampton". It is a great time for us to meet members of our community, give out sweets, balloons and glorified glowsticks, so make sure to get dressed up ready for our halloween picture competition this year. You'll find us at the infamous "Tortoise Roundabout", located on the cross roads between Silver Hill and Hargate Way (No deals with devils we promise.)
We are a proud supporter of Circus Starr, who we have supported over many years!
Circus Starr bring a "world class show" to a unique audience who truly deserve an afternoon full of fun and laughter for children who have a disability or are facing bereavement.
We are a proud supporter of Crisis, a charity that supports the homeless where individuals and families can find themselves at their most vunerable.
We feel it is important that the strongest parts of the housing industry should support organisations like Crisis that can make a difference in an industry we care about.
Meet Aaron, who wanted to learn more about small businesses & how social media is used as a part of it's operations. Want to read how he got on?
Take a look at the blog he wrote during his time here.
Meet Georgia, who's aim was to learn about working life and what opportunities were available after life at school.
Take a look at at the blog she wrote during her time here.
We continue to support young people in our community by offering work experience placements here at Tortoise Property. Many young people join our industry in their early 20’s not knowing what opportunities and different jobs and careers are available. We like to offer a little time to young people still in education to help them to understand the world of work and to see if they would be interested in the world of property.
Mike started Tortoise in 2007 when his daughter was a newborn and the housing market was in recession…Drawing on his career in financial services with Pearl Assurance and Countrywide, his consultancy work with Big names like Haarts and his qualifications in lettings & property management, financial planning, mortgages & investments, he was able to weather the storm and the (sleepless nights!) to start the Company on the road to where it is today. Along with the valuable experience gained within the corporate sector, Mike has been a Landlord since 2000 and manages his own portfolio of properties within the Peterborough area. He is passionate about the industry and has such a breadth of knowledge and experience that he can advise you on anything from the challenges facing the market today to literally, the kitchen sink!
My role at Tortoise includes arranging viewings of properties to let, check ins of new tenants, check outs of tenants, compiling inventory's, inspections, arranging maintenance works and dealing with customer enquiries. As a Property Manager I work with Landlords, Tenants and Tradesmen. Communication and organization is essential to ensure properties are presented well, ready for check ins and remedial works completed as quickly as possible and to a high standard.
If you meet with Chris, you can kill two birds with one stone. Not only is he our Relationship manager with extensive knowledge of the local market and the sales process, he is a practising mortgage broker who can advise you on all the products that are available on the market today and won’t charge you a penny to do so. Chris has worked for us for two years now, previously for a large national e-conveyancing business and has also held a partnership position within an online estate agency. As a result, he is able to guide you through the business of buying/selling a property and, being a nice guy, he generally wants to get you the best deal and is a natural at keeping lines of communication open throughout the process.
Helen is key in the management of our lettings portfolio. Having worked for Tortoise since 2009, she has extensive knowledge of our properties and co-ordinates the ever growing, complex array of checks and balances required to legally let a property in today’s market. From ensuring our Landlords’ properties are let to the right tenants with the help of referencing and insurances to organising safety checks for everything from gas to Legionnaires. She juggles all of this with scheduling maintenance works, accompanying viewings, organising inventories and payments of fees and rents and answering all manner of queries. Helen has a talent for interior design and her idea of a fun weekend is redecorating a room so she is in her element at Tortoise Property!
Online Services Manager
Can any other agency boast about having a dedicated Techie? Donovan Bell joined Tortoise in 2014 with ten years of experience in the IT sector. During this time, he worked as an account manager at a digital agency working for clients such as the BBC, Grand Designs and Ideal Home Show gaining valuable experience and expertise in digital marketing which we make good use of here at Tortoise. Donovan is responsible for the technical development of our website and management of our online presence. He is the man who will ensure that thousands of potential buyers and tenants will see your property when it is posted across all of our marketing channels including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Be sure to stay connected with us
We have a strong online presence on social media and would love for you to join our online family and keep in touch.
On our social media pages we advertise all properties coming available with us before they're advertised on the major portals, local market news in each area of the city as well as offering advice for home owners, home buyers, landlords and tenants alike in our Facebook group.
Follow the links below to the platform that suits you to stay in touch:
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tortoisepropertytribe/