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...

  • Over the years I have bought and sold a number of properties and have experienced varied levels of service, however I was instantly impressed by the knowledge and professionalism of Megan who explained the process and rationale for the marketing strategy of my mother’s property.

    Mr F – Carisbrooke
  • Thank you so much for selling my house for me. Your diplomacy and tenacity have been exemplary, and without your hard work I think the sale would probably not have happened. You and your colleagues have made a long and difficult process less arduous and I’m very grateful.

    Mrs V – Gurnard
  • 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
  • Extremely helpful throughout. A very happy experience and very professional. Flexible and willing to listen.

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

    Mr M – Cowes
  • I just wanted to thank you all for being so amazing!! Your level of  professionalism, attention to detail and customer service is something all Estate agents should aspire to attain!!! Even though I wasn’t your client!! A million thanks!

    Mrs C – 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 was very patient with me, she supported me without pressure. All staff were polite and professional with a friendly reassuring manner. Would highly recommend to anyone.

    Mrs P – Cowes
  • 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
  • Despite the challenging property market conditions your sound advice from the beginning and the commitment of the staff at Megan Baker has been first class and no doubt made the difference between getting the sale clinched this spring or seeing  it unduly delayed.

    Mr L – Cowes
  • I would like to express my grateful thanks to your professional and friendly team, from the wonderful coloured brochure composed with great attention to detail which I will treasure, through the viewings to final completion. I especially looked forward to the hand written notes left after viewings, giving truthful feedback. You all helped to make the stressful process as easy as possible. Thank you all.

    Mrs R – Cowes
  • We cannot thank you enough for going that extra mile to help us. We love our new home. A thoroughly professional and helpful team.

    Ms P – 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
  • Anne – taking me from Bembridge to Ryde was an extra, as well as helping me clean up – you deserve a gold star!  I love my “Happy Place” gift and it is hanging in pride of place for all to see.  Thank you to the whole team.

    Mrs W – Ryde
  • We just wanted to say a belated ‘thank you’ for all of your hard work and expertise. This not only helped to sell my house, but was also instrumental in securing our purchase, for which we are both extremely grateful. We would definitely recommend you to friends and family.

    Ms M – Cowes
  • We would like to say many, many thanks to you all for the help and support you have given us. You have gone above and beyond and it has been very much appreciated. Just can’t fault the service you have given. Thank you !!!

    Mr & Mrs W – East 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
  • So nice to have phone calls always returned, and ‘rightmove’ always updated with the correct information! I know I am not alone when I say they are simply a cut above everyone else.

    Ms J – Cowes
  • Thank you all very much for dealing with our house sale and guiding us through all the twists and turns of modern buying and selling property!

    Mr & Mrs B – Brighstone
  • From meeting with the wonderful Anne, through to the completion of the sale, the staff at Megan Baker were with us every step of the way. Their advice and knowledge were most helpful. We received a truly professional and personal service. If you need to buy or sell a house, we highly recommend Megan Baker Estate agents.

    Miss B – Northwood