Meet Our Hastings Team
In early 2018 the opportunity came for me to join Oakfield, having worked in Estate Agency for over 5 years with a local agent the time had come for a change. I joined the Property Management team in our Hastings branch stepping into the role of ‘Senior Property Manager’. In this role I oversee the day to day running of the extensive management portfolio. I liaise with Landlords and Tenants regarding their deposits at the end of tenancies, organise minor and major works at properties as well as ensuring all properties are compliant with legislation. I work along-side a fellow Property Manager as well as an administrators, I help to encourage and drive the team to ensure our clients receive only the highest standard of service. I enjoy the industries ever-changing climate and thrive off the challenges which come with property management.
My free time is mostly spent with my wife renovating our home we bought in 2017 we are enjoying the project but can’t wait till the house is finished and we can enjoy it. When I’m not painting or doing whatever task she has for me, I do manage to find time to run and cycle. Living by the coast, I try to ride at least 3 times a week along the promenade. I also enjoy both playing and watching football.
I was delighted to join the team at Oakfield when Smart Property merged with Oakfield Estate Agents and I took up my role as Lettings Manager. I have 7 years experience in Lettings and Property Management which is a job I love because I can meet and talk to a wide range of people during an important time in their lives when they are moving.
Having moved myself recently I understand it is a stressful time so I try to ensure that all my clients receive the best possible experience and customer service.
I enjoy socialising with my friends in Hastings Old Town and I also enjoy City break holidays as I like to experience the cultures in different countries.
My focus now is to build my career within Oakfield and learn more about the business whilst working with our experienced team.
Following many years working for a Government Agency the time came for a career change and in March 2017 I joined Oakfield as a Branch Coordinator. My role requires me to work closely with the lettings team organising the diary, booking in appointments and ensuring everything in the office is running smoothly. I prepare the marketing details of properties to let, complete floor plans and deal with the administration process of this, as well as assisting with the referencing of prospective Tenants. I think it is fair to say the role I do is a busy one but one I thoroughly enjoy. I am currently working towards gaining my qualifications to become a member of the Association of Residential Managing Agents (ARLA).
When I’m not at work I spend my time trying to get fit at exercise classes and looking through Instagram looking for healthy meals that I never actually cook! I have two sons that are football mad, I spend most of my weekends taking them both to football training and matches supporting them with their achievements as much as I can. When we’re not running around with training mornings, we can often be found in the garden having a good kick about and brushing up on my skills.
I joined Oakfield in December 2019, from here I was able to get stuck back into one of my biggest interests.... Property. Having previously worked with in both the property and recruitment sector, I feel that good quality customer service & problem solving are essential. Prior to joining Oakfield, I have travelled across 13 countries & 18 cities in just over a year, where I was able to experience a number of different cultures, foods & activities.
I joined Oakfield in September 2019 as a letting’s negotiator in the Hastings Branch.
After managing one of the biggest high street retailers in the country for the past 10 years I felt that I wanted to further my career and explore different avenues. I have always been extremely interested within the estate agency sector and I am thrilled to have joined Oakfield, being one of the most proactive agents in the area, I am excited to see where my career takes me within the company.
Customer service is very important to me and I feel I can bring a lot of skills from my previous job to assist clients in find their perfect homes.
In my spare time, I like to spend my time in the gym, and I enjoy chilling out with a good film. I also like to explore different cites and spend time with family and friends.
Often referred to as the ‘Man in Hat’ you could pretty much say that I am part of the furniture. 17 years after joining Oakfield I am still here enjoying my role as ‘Home Guide’. I think it would be fair to say I have driven more miles than a London cabby, shown more properties than Phil and Kirstie themselves and I don’t think there is a road in Hastings that I haven’t visited. The Hastings Office is my pride and joy and the staff really do become your family.
Born and raised in Hastings Old Town, in the pub is where I spend most of my days. I love a quiz and getting involved with the local community. When I’m not in pub, you can find me in the kitchen cooking up a storm or in the garden knee deep in soil, I am very proud of my garden and it has even been featured on a programme with Jamie Oliver (I taught him a few cooking tricks while he was here).
I have been a property administrator for Oakfields Hastings branch since January 2018.
With over three years’ experience in an office-based environment, I continue to build on my knowledge working for a dynamic and interesting company. Building trust with clients and tenants is important to me, especially where people’s homes are concerned. My job is to ensure electrical and gas safety regulations are met and that the property is kept in good condition. Within the team we strive to resolve all maintenance issues as quickly as possible to minimise disruption. As well as this I carry out the referencing for all Applicants hoping to rent a property with Oakfield. I thrive on working for such a busy and proactive company.
I love the great outdoors and when I am not in the office, I jump at the chance to go for a long, muddy walk in the woods, farm visit or llama walking. I am a self-confessed Pinterest addict and I get a lot of upcycling and foodie inspiration from here, so I can cook up a storm for anyone who is brave enough to eat it. My guilty pleasures consist of chocolate, Harry Potter and 50’s nostalgia.
I joined Oakfield as a Tenancy Administrator in December 2019 in the Hastings Branch. I had previously worked within insurance for 4 years where I gained a range of customer service and communication skills. I Joined Oakfield as I wanted a change and wanted to start my career within a successful company. Outside of work I enjoy socialising, going out for dinner with friends and spending time with family.
I started working in Property Management at the Hastings Branch in October 2018, however, did a previous stint with Oakfield from 2010 – 2011 as a Secretary to the Directors. My role as an Administrator in Property Management involves dealing with maintenance issues that arise on a day to day basis, as well as ensuring our Landlords are up to date with legislation with their properties. I am currently studying for my ARLA qualification and have passed three out of the four units. My goal is to complete the qualification by the end of June, so fingers crossed!
When I am not at work, my time is primarily taken up being a wife and a mother. I like to spend time with my family which usually involves trips to places like the zoo and theme parks – which I don’t mind at all being a big kid at heart! When I am not with my family like to socialise with my friends, although these days we have swapped the glasses of wine and the dancefloor for a cup of tea and the sofa. I would be described as friendly, sociable and slightly crazy – in a good way!