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...

  • Always helpful and knowledgeable about the purchasing process. We didn’t have to chase the agent they always contacted us and kept us informed constantly. Very happy with the service from all the team. Would definitely use them again.

    Mr R – Cowes
  • We have had a stress free sale with you and you have been such a great support. We really appreciate all the effort you all put in and the counselling calls in times of anxiety! We will certainly recommend Megan Baker to anyone we hear to be buying or selling. Thank you so much with all your help.

    Miss C – Porchfield
  • A dedicated team that worked hard to make sure the whole selling process was smooth. Their attention to detail and communication was impeccable. Would definitely use Megan Baker again.

    Mr & Mrs W – 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 cannot fault the service I have received from Megan Baker estate agents. Always efficient, reliable, dependable and above all helpful.

    Ms J – Cowes
  • I would recommend Megan Baker, the company seem very efficient and on the ball. I have always found them to be approachable, always helpful and nothing is too much trouble. We have always been kept up to date with the process along the way of the sale or our property.

    Mr & Mrs N – Gurnard
  • It has been such a pleasure dealing with the various team members especially Grace and Anne – they have been superb in their customer service and support . I have been informed about every development and nothing was too much trouble .

     

    Mrs B – Ryde
  • 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
  • Branch Manager, Anne, has been infinitely patient and skilled at negotiating and smoothing out all the complexities, leading to successful outcomes all round. The customer service we have received throughout the process has been second-to-none.

    Mr & Mrs L – Cowes
  • 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
  • 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
  • Excellent service by a staff that really care and keep you informed at all stages of the sale process. This was especially welcomed in a difficult time for myself. Thank you all.

    Mr R – Newport
  • Your positive attitudes and exemplary service have shone through and we would fully recommend you to family and friends. We would particularly like to thank Danielle for putting up with us!

    Mr B – Newport
  • Very good communication at all times. Couldn’t have asked for more!

    Mr & Mrs M – Northwood
  • We were the purchasers in this transaction and the experience was excellent. We were kept informed of progress at all times by Megan and her great team. We would not hesitate to use this company if we were selling a property.

    Mr & Mrs S – Ventnor
  • Anne was our first contact with Megan Baker and offered us honesty, reliability and a service that has suited our professional and personal needs. The communication with us was fantastic and all matters were dealt with efficiently and quickly. Grace was also so great at supporting with little hurdles and made it seem like no effort to sort. In all honesty selling a house is stressful but the team at MB got us through with care, speed and certainly knowing the local market.

    Mr & Mrs R – Cowes
  • 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
  • I want to thank you and your staff for your most wonderful service which resulted in the successful sale of our house on the Isle of Wight. We could not have asked for more. The efficiency and professionalism that everyone conducted themselves with was superb and we want to express our gratitude for the service which you all provided for us.

    Mr & Mrs E – East Cowes
  • Thank you so much for all your hard work, especially towards the end!  We would certainly recommend your agency to others.

    Mrs A – Ryde
  • 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