Who are Miles & Barr and what do we do?

Miles & Barr are a local, independent estate agent specialising in all aspects of the East Kent property market. Our flagship office opened in Ramsgate back in 1999 and we have continued to expand year after year. We now have 14 offices in operation and our entire team consists of more than 200 staff.

We take great pride in delivering bespoke training to ensure a high-quality level of service is provided to all of our clients. Our strengths in leadership and innovation in business and marketing techniques have enabled us to become the top selling agent in our towns, evident from our performance levels in the For Sale Sign Analysis.

Benefits of Choosing
Miles & Barr

With many years' experience in helping people sell properties our aim is to sell your property in the fastest possible time and for the best price with a service that not only meets but exceeds your expectations.

 

The Miles & Barr Team

We build long standing relationships, give honest advice and excellent customer service.

John Page

Agent
Local Office: 01303 255355 | Email Directly

I've been working as an estate agent since I left university and have never looked back!

I love the strategic awareness of Miles & Barr which closely analyses the market and adjusts to the constant changes. The humble viewpoint we promote to our staff along with the constant training to improve ourselves makes this a lovely place to work.

All my spare time is spent with my kids! If I get the chance I enjoy a round of golf and playing the guitar.

Dominic Murphy

Agent
Local Office: 01304 202111 | Email Directly

I've been at Miles & Barr since the start when they opened up in Ramsgate back in 1999, I've always enjoyed working for the company and it's been great to see the growth of the business all these years later.

The Dover office has a great atmosphere, it is an important area locally due to its connections out of the port and I see it as a town on the rise.

I never have enough time to do all the things I want to do, but fit in playing squash and being around my family as much as possible. I'm a music fanatic, so enjoy everything from just listening on my own, to going to festivals!

Clinton Wells

Agent
Local Office: 01227 200600 | Email Directly

I began my career in the industry in 1982, straight off the back of finishing my A-levels. I saw a job as a trainee negotiator/surveyor and haven't looked back since landing the role. I first met with Christian Miles and Stuart Barr in the late 80s, while working for independent agents. I've had a number of roles in my career, from area to regional management in East Kent and I also spent ten years working around Chislehurst, with properties up to the £5m bracket.

Having always had a close relationship with Christian and Stuart, I decided to get on board with Miles & Barr when they invited me to set up from scratch the bespoke department, Exclusive Homes, in 2013. We now have a portfolio of around 100 properties and year on year our performance levels have increased dramatically.

I'm responsible for marketing properties from around the £500,000 mark upwards. We cover all of the Miles & Barr offices, with an Exclusive Homes representative in each of them. I oversee the representatives and coordinate the team. One of my main roles within the department is to value and market our exclusive properties.

I like that fact that Miles & Barr directors are hands on with the business. It is a dynamic company which has the ability to adjust to any market changes and are market leaders in the towns we operate in.

I love spending time with my family when possible, my children are grown up and my son works in real estate in America, so we all like to get together out there. We enjoy holidays together too. Any other spare time I get is spent playing golf. I enjoy being in and around our local towns and having vast experience in East Kent makes that even more enjoyable. Our towns on the whole has become a catchment area for out of town buyers, notably those from London.

Melissa Mayhew

Agent
Local Office: 01843 888444 | Email Directly

I've been working in the industry since 2004. I have previously worked for two other property companies. I've always had an interest in property, following my family who are local property developers and landlords.

The social aspects of the company and the great team spirit within the offices makes Miles & Barr a great company to work for.

In my spare time I enjoy socialising, going out dog walking and being creative with arts and crafts.

Dan Woodward

Agent
Local Office: 01843 888444 | Email Directly

Having been in the industry since 2006, I searched for a professional and progressive career local to my hometown of Broadstairs.

For me there are a plethora of likes working for Miles & Barr however, above all of those is how approachable and down to earth the directors are. I don't think you can find that too often in modern day companies.

If you had asked me what I did in my spare time three years ago I would have said football coupled with golf and time in the local gym. Fastforward to now and I have an exciting young family and I spend the majority of my time with my wife Rhea and son Cody alongside football at the weekends.

Ben Johnson

Agent
Local Office: 01795 507111 | Email Directly

I love the challenge of selling a house and playing a small part in one of the biggest things someone will do. I started out in the catering industry before working in estate agency, so I know the importance of exceptional levels of customer service, it's key to making sure your customers come back.

I like pretty much everything about working for Miles & Barr, we never stand still, we push further and harder than anyone else. We set the trends in estate agency and push the boundaries further than our competition.

I normally have a project on the go, the latest being refurbishing my house, this business is great for inspiration! I love making bread, playing piano and taking our 1974 VW Camper for an impromptu BBQ to the beach with friends. It's like a mini adventure on your day off!

James Perks

Agent
Local Office: 01843 570500 | Email Directly

I started working in estate agency back in 2005 when I joined Miles & Barr as a trainee. At the time I had a few friends already in the industry who I had spoken to and the discussed what the role entailed and recommended I give it a go. Initially, I didn't see myself doing this for the rest of my life, I felt it more of a stop gap but I was really enjoying it after just a few weeks in the job.

I like the fact that I work for the market leading agent in the area. As a company they always like to promote from within wherever possible, three of the current directors started off as trainee negotiators at Miles & Barr, which is great to see for new staff who are looking to join. The company also really looks after the staff, running competitions with prizes ranging from vouchers, city breaks or even a trip to Orlando.

I have a young family, so when time allows you may find me on the golf course or watching my beloved Manchester United. I also love to spend time in The New Forest with my family and dogs, we usually get there a couple of times a year.

Joe Bull

Agent
Local Office: 01843 231222 | Email Directly

Working at Miles & Barr is a true honor, aside from being market leaders in pretty much every town we operate in, the culture that has been created throughout the company is fantastic. The directors provide first class training which is essential to making sure you provide top quality service.

I joined the company as a trainee negotiator and quickly progressed through to being the branch manager of the Cliftonville office, I work with an amazing group of people everyday and enjoy my day from start to finish. No day is the same in estate agency as you are visiting different homes every single day... you get some great ideas for your own home too! 

Working in Margate over the last few years has been such an enjoyable experience and we have all seen the area come such a long way due to the regeneration that's happening with the likes of the High speed rail links into London, Dreamland and the Turner Contemporary Art Gallery bringing lots of out of town buyers to the area.

Being based in Thanet means I'm spoilt for nice coastal walks with the dog, along with this my interests are football and long weekend city breaks.

Allison Turner

Agent
Local Office: 01843 888444 | Email Directly

I chose to work in the industry as I was looking for a new challenge. Working for Miles & Barr suits me as they are so professional.

In my time outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family.

Paul Jones

Agent
Local Office: 01227 740840 | Email Directly

I've been working in the industry for over 11 years now. What I like about working for Miles & Barr is you are able to be yourself and don't have to work like a robot. Everyone has character and we all get on really well.

In my spare time I enjoy socialising with my family and friends.

Adam Jenken

Agent
Local Office: 01474 333266 | Email Directly

I thought it would be nice to help people buy or sell property and 27 years later, I'm still doing and enjoying it.

I like the fact that we are an innovative company and we're always looking to stay ahead of the competition.

In my spare time I play rugby for Gravesend and I like the occasional Tough Mudder Mud run!

Scott Roberts

Agent
Local Office: 01843 844899 | Email Directly

I wanted to work with people and had close friends that were already working at Miles & Barr, so the decision was easy. I also liked the idea of not being office bound everyday and getting out and about in the community in a job where everyday is different and hard work can be rewarded.

What I like about working for Miles & Barr is quite simply the culture of the company, it's unique and special. Estate agency was never something I considered as a career until I met the directors and was reassured by their professionalism, sincerity and family values that resonate throughout the company from top to bottom. I am proud to say I work for Miles & Barr.

I'm very active and in my spare time I love watersports – surfing, paddleboarding and swimming. A friend and I raised money for charity by crossing the channel on our paddleboards. I enjoy keeping fit, eating well and spending time with my family and close friends

Steve Johnson

Agent
Local Office: 01304 800555 | Email Directly

I started out in my early 20s, I really wanted to find a job with a career path and my sister-in-law was an estate agent and she thought I had the ideal personality for the job. A week later I was hand delivery CV's to agents and soon after I was starting my first trainee negotiators position.

I love how Miles & Barr have the drive and size of corporate agent but the values and feeling of an individual, family run business. I've worked for them for over ten years now and have been incredibly well looked after with various aspects of my life and genuinely would not want to work anywhere else.

Most of my spare time is spent with my family. I have three beautiful children who take up most of my attention but I also really enjoy football, although being an Aston Villa fan, this hasn't been very enjoyable over the last few years. I also enjoy going for walks and playing squash.

Damien Guest

Agent
Local Office: 01227 277254 | Email Directly

Estate agency is a career path I'd always wanted to do. Having previously working in sales I jumped at the opportunity when it presented itself.

I like working for Miles & Barr as everyday is different, the pace of work and staff make it a very enjoyable place to be.

My young son keeps me busy in my spare time, I enjoy fishing, films and eating out.

Mark Anderson

Agent
Local Office: 01227 277254 | Email Directly

I started working in the industry because I had a big interest in the property market, I felt that lettings would be an ideal career change for me.

Everyday is a different challenge, I work with a great bunch of people and the time flies by because we are always busy.

My main interest is music and I'm heavily into anything involving rock music.

Zoe Bowra

Agent
Local Office: 01843 570500 | Email Directly

I've always liked customer service based jobs so this is perfect for me. I started out in sales and have since moved to lettings.

Working here is great as Miles & Barr are good to the staff and I enjoy meeting new people all the time.

I like socialising, seeing friends and shopping in my spare time.

Luke Jackson

Agent
Local Office: 01227 200600 | Email Directly

I've been in the industry for over five years now. I was attracted to it by an all-round interest in property and from having friends in the industry, within Miles & Barr, knowing the great career progression opportunities that are available.

I like working for Miles & Barr as we are an ambitious company that sets its target to be the number one agent in the areas we operate in. We are a forward thinking and proactive company, which enables us to reach that target. I also like the fact that we are of a size where you know everyone and with a lot time invested in the staff, a real team spirit is created with everyone pulling in the same direction.

My hobbies and interests are mostly sporting, enjoying playing football and cricket and watching any sport I can. I also enjoy spending time with my family, which keeps me pretty busy, looking after our children. I have recently discovered the joy of road cycling and have been to France to compete in a ride up the much feared Mont Ventoux in the Alps. Finally, I am looking forward to starting to travel again as our children get older and where the opportunity allows.

Why not visit your local
Miles & Barr Office

If you're looking to buy, sell, rent or let property in East Kent or need mortgage advice, we will have a member of the team who can help you out.

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