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.
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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/