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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.

Your Property | Your Way

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.

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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.

Tortoise in the community

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.

Meet the team

Meet the people behind the brand, local experts with local market knowledge

Mike Matthews

Mike Matthews

Property Manager

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Mike Matthews started Tortoise in 2007 after a career in the financial services industry that began in 1992. This background has given him experience & qualifications in lettings & property management, financial planning, mortgages & investments through working in various roles with Countrywide & Haarts. With this career & his 14 years of being a landlord & holder of a portfolio of local properties in the Peterborough area, he is able to give expert, balanced, practical & relevant advice & service to clients, whether buying, selling or looking for a property. Mike & his partner have strong family ties in Peterborough going back generations & still continue to live locally as Hampton residents with their daughter.

Chris Plummer

Chris Plummer

Relationship Manager

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Chris Plummer joined Tortoise in January 2015. Chris' role as our relationship manager ensures that constant communication is made between all our buyers & vendors. Chris has extensive knowledge of the sale & purchasing process, having worked within both the mortgage & residential sales industries. Having previously worked for a large national e-conveyancing business,being a partner within an online estate agency & also being a qualified & practising mortgage broker, Chris is well rounded & experienced in the complete cycle of property sales. Chris & his family are local Hampton residents having settled in Peterborough a decade ago.

Helen Bliszczak

Helen Bliszczak

Property Manager

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Helen Bliszczak joined Tortoise in 2009. Helen is one of the first points of contact for prospective tenants via telephone or email, & along with the rest of the team, also conducts accompanied viewings with people looking for properties to rent. Helen coordinates the fundamental administration of the office, from liaising with outside agencies for referencing & insurance policies, to completing opening & closing inventories & organising the payment of fees & rent. This integral role requires an expert knowledge in a vast array of subjects, & a great appreciation of organising the administration around you & your time, which Helen undoubtedly provides. Helen & her family again have strong family ties in Peterborough & moved to the Hampton area over a dozen years ago, being one of the initial first few hundred residents.

Roger Tarrier

Roger Tarrier

Property Manager

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Roger's 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 & dealing with customer enquiries. As a Property Manager Roger work with Landlords, Tenants and Tradesmen. Communication & organization is essential to ensure properties are presented well, ready for check ins & remedial works completed as quickly as possible & to a high standard.

Donovan Bell

Donovan Bell

Online Services Manager

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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.

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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: https://www.facebook.com/Tortoiseproperty
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tortoisepropertytribe/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TortoiseProperty
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/tortoise-property
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TortoiseProperty


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