About Us

The best estate agents have a thorough technical knowledge of property; the local area and conveyancing as well as being fussy perfectionists with a camera and putting as much effort into the preparation of property particulars as writing an A-grade essay. They are a hand to hold and the voice of reason when things are getting rocky and the people who should joyfully dance with you when you finally collect the key to your new house. They should, above all, care deeply about you the customer and your home.

We are blessed to have an office full of these wonderful people…

Meet the team

  • Megan Baker

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    A little bit about me...

    I was the first of my family born on the Isle of Wight but feel like an Islander through and through. After being educated in Ryde, I joined a local estate agency after my A Levels. Buying my own agency in 2005 was the best 30th birthday present ever! I’m surrounded by an amazing group of friends and colleagues who all share my passion for property and people. I live in Brighstone with my three doggy babies (you’ll meet the gang if you pop into my office).

    • My role as Managing Director:

      The overall running of the business (fun stuff like accounts and VAT returns); specialist market appraisals, especially village property and making sure we offer a level of service that surprises and delights our customers.

    • What makes me smile:

      Getting my hands in the dirt at my allotment surrounded by sprinting sighthounds.

    • Not my cup of tea:

      Incorrectly used apostrophes on advertising signs. Grr!

    • Favourite Island spot:

      Brook beach at low tide on a freezing but bright winter morning.

    • Guilty Pleasure:

      Crocheting when I should be doing my VAT return! (And Channing Tatum but don’t tell anyone.)

  • Anne McDine

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    I was born and bred on the Island, and am a Gurnard girl. I lived away for a few years in London and then realised the error of my ways and moved back with my husband in 1996. My background as a financial advisor eventually led to working in estate agency, which is where I met Megan. When she set up on her own in 2005 I was thrilled to join her and here I am, doing something that I love and am lucky enough to be good at. I cannot imagine working anywhere else or with anyone else, and even though being a great estate agent is stressful and emotional, it is hugely rewarding and I wouldn’t swap it for the world!

    • My role as Office Manager:

      The daily running of the office and supporting the team; market appraisals all over the Island and the juicy, difficult parts of sales progressing.

    • What makes me smile:

      Long sunny days; really good locally sourced food and exploring in my VW camper.

    • Not my cup of tea:

      Having to cook my own tea.

    • Favourite Island spot:

      Gurnard Green at sunset – it is where my husband and I sat and decided to come back to the Island, and have never regretted it..

    • Guilty Pleasure:

      Strictly come dancing…  SEVEEEEEN!

    • Super Power (according to Megan):

      Quite simply the best estate agent on the IW.  (I’ve no proof but I dare you to find a better one!)

  • Jennifer Ebbs

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    Born in Carisbrooke, I have lived on the Island all my life and love it here. I joined the MBEA team in 2014 as an Administrator and can honestly say submitting my application was one of the best career decisions I’ve ever made. Having not had any previous estate agency experience it was an exciting new challenge to learn from the ground up and have made new friends along the way. I now live in East Cowes with the men in my life (my amazing husband and two young sons).

    • My role as Administrator:

      The cheerful front face of the office handling all the administrative aspects of the business as well as chasing sales through from point of offer to exchange of contracts.

    • What makes me smile:

      Sitting in front of my sewing machine working on my latest project.

    • Not my cup of tea:

      Frogs (they know my fear and always jump at me)

    • Favourite Island spot:

      Carisbrooke Castle – I have some great childhood memories of walking around the moat in height order with friends (I was always at the back for being the shortest)

    • Guilty Pleasure:

      Watching trashy MTV  programs.

    • Super Power (according to Megan):

      The most organised person I’ve ever worked with. (And unfailingly happy every day!)

  • Grace Harwood

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    I call myself an Islander after moving from Guildford in Surrey at the age of 8. I can honestly say it was the best decision that my parents made and living right by the seaside in Seaview is like a permanent vacation.  Coming from a Dance background unfortunately my circumstances changed after an injury which meant a change in career.  Still wanting to continue working with people and always having a passion for property it was a no brainer when a position at Megan Baker’s became available. I continue to learn more every day, but couldn’t wish for a better group of people to learn from.

    • My role as Negotiator:

      I have the best part of the job showing lovely people around their potential new home; helping them visualise and cost any improvements and keeping our social media and marketing fresh.

    • What makes me smile:

      Riding my pink vintage bicycle along the seafront.  Ding ding!

    • Not my cup of tea:

      Clowns.  Never liked them, never will.

    • Favourite island spot:

      Steep Hill Cove. Whatever the weather it looks beautiful.

    • Guilty pleasure:

      Sweet and Salty popcorn, sounds so wrong but it’s so right!

    • Super Power (according to Megan):

      Grace has the spooky ability to instantly pick up the best traits from each of us and is the most creative marketing person I’ve ever worked with.

  • Jenny Coke

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    My family moved over to the Island just before I was born, and have been here ever since. I moved off the Island to study a degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice, before spending a year converting it into a Law degree. My love for the Island meant a change in my career direction, which is how I came to work for Megan. I have been with the company since 2013 and I can honestly say I’ve never loved a job more. I live in Cowes with my husband and two young children.

    • My role as Negotiator:

      Registering new applicants looking for their dream home so that when Anne or Megan come back from a market appraisal I have the lovely job of matching the property to our waiting mailing list.  I also keep our sellers updated with recommendations on the marketing of their homes.

    • What makes me smile:

      Being outside, rain or shine with my horse and dog in tow!

    • Not my cup of tea:

      Mushrooms and spiders (you can’t trust either of them).

    • Favourite Island spot:

      Yaverland beach – nothing better than an early morning gallop along an empty beach as the sun rises.

    • Guilty Pleasure:

      Chocolate (a bit obvious but there it is!)

    • Super Power (according to Megan):

      An amazing memory – perfect for matching people & property. (And my clients tell me every day how lucky I am to have her!)

People say the nicest things...

  • I am so grateful to the Megan Baker Company for being so helpful with the purchase of my home. They answered emails straight away . They kept me informed of any developments or pending situations therefore I was constantly aware of any progress. I felt very assured at all times that they had the sale under control and chased up solicitors . Thank you so much team.

    Ms W – Cowes
  • Your service throughout was second to none and the team a credit to your business (and I’m not just saying that because I know Anne & Megan!) Thank you once again for all your hard work, dedication and perseverance.

    Mr & Mrs S – Newport
  • We dealt with Anne who was amazing from start to finish, so friendly, helpful and professional; everyone we spoke to in the office was great. We would definitely hope to use Megan Baker again in the future not only for buying but for selling too. Thank you so much for making buying our first home so easy!

    Miss G & Mr L – Cowes
  • Honest professional advice from the start with regular contact through busy and quiet times of marketing. Positive negotiation of offers plus timely updates and sales chasing once sale agreed. I have had a lot of experience with Island estate agents and couldn’t have asked for a better service than I received from Megan Baker. Thoroughly recommend.

    Mrs S – Cowes
  • I was particularly impressed with the ongoing advice about scheduled viewings, feedback and your willingness to help with peripheral matters like minor repairs and cleaning,  given that I was not locally based and able to be there personally.

    Mr L – Cowes
  • With Megan Baker we felt in good hands right from the start. The staff were super friendly and good at keeping us informed at all stages of the sale. Excellent.

    Mr & Mrs L – Cowes
  • I felt we were always represented fully by you and your team at Megan Baker, and this was important as we were generally remote from the location.  I want to thank you and your team so very much for navigating us to the successful conclusion and completion of sale.

    Mr R – East Cowes
  • Megan Baker were absolutely brilliant in helping to get our house to a marketable state,finding a genuine buyer and staying in contact throughout the selling process .They also performed a service of getting solicitors to get on with the job of bringing buyer and seller to a speedy satisfactory sale.I cannot recommend all the staff highly enough they were brilliant . Many, many thanks.

    Mr G – East Cowes
  • Pro active dealing with buyers and sellers queries. Always one step ahead. Outstanding communication at all times. The entire team extremely professional and fully aware of our needs. I can not recommend Anne highly enough, she is passionate about every aspect of her job. She made what can be a very stressful time absolutely stress free. Thank you 😊

    Mrs S – East Cowes
  • I shall take this opportunity to thank you for all that you did to help make the sale a success. You and the team were so professional and organised, very good at keeping us in the picture, and ever ready to help and advise. We couldn’t have had a better experience!

    Mr & Mrs P – Chillerton
  • Megan Baker were with us all the way. All the staff were extremely helpful and friendly. They went beyond what was expected and we’re always proficient and professional. We could not have instructed a better estate agent.

    Mr & Mrs B – Wootton
  • Very helpful excellent communication with the purchase under some very trying circumstances staff were always there to help thank you.

    Mr M – Cowes
  • Anne and the Megan Baker team have been fantastic in selling our home. From start to finish they were honest, respectful and totally professional. The whole experience has been a very quick process, 8 weeks from first viewing to exchanging contracts, and that has a lot to do with Anne and her insatiable appetite for getting the job done!! Many thanks to you all. I will not hesitate to recommend or use again in the future.

    Mr & Mrs B -Cowes
  • At no time did I feel that you were just ‘doing the job’, you walked the extra mile on our behalf….this makes you a very hard act for any other estate agents to follow.

    Ms B – Ryde
  • I just wanted to say thank you for making this whole experience stress free and straight forward. Your team and in particular Anne have been absolutely brilliant and I would not hesitate to use you in the future. I could not recommend you highly enough.

    Mr H & Miss D – Newport
  • Thank you so very much for all your help selling our family home, it’s been very emotional, but your help and caring ways have made it possible, thank you to you all.

    Mrs D – Cowes
  • Anne at Cowes office Megan Bakers gave us exceptional service during the sale of our house, not only was the sale so professionally managed, but the support Anne gave us during the sale process was first class.  Thank you so much for all your hard work and first class service, and thank you to all staff at Cowes Megan Bakers .

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    Mr & Mrs B – Cowes
  • Thank you for all your help through a very difficult journey to our new cottage.

    Mr & Mrs W – Thorley
  • It has been an absolute pleasure working with you all at Megan Baker.  I would recommend you to everyone.  If anyone in the future wants a reference, send them my way! I can’t thank you enough for everything, you’ve been brilliant!

     

    Mrs S – Cowes
  • Thank you so much. We are both so thankful for all your help and support over the last few months. We really appreciate everything that you and the team have done for us.   I certainly wouldn’t have coped without your support, thank you.

    Miss C & Mr A – Cowes