The first quarter of 2020 was a difficult time for the Pick My Pad Estate Agency, with COVID-19 and the tragic death of one team member, followed by the serious illness of a second. With staff temporarily seconded from parent company Mistoria to cover their clients, the Pick My Pad team has now recruited a new Property Manager, Lisa McNamara, who will manage the day to day operations from their office in Walkden. She will be supported by Istre Clemence, who will join as the Branch Administrator, though her arrival has been delayed by the ongoing Coronavirus situation.
Lisa has a background in residential and tourist properties, as well as HMOs, in both Portugal and the UK. She has been managing properties for over twenty years. She prides herself on her leadership and problem solving abilities, and it is hoped that her business acumen and commercial awareness will allow the company to thrive.
Experienced branch manager Daniella Ryan moves to a new sales role and will work closely with Sean Casey, Sales and Valuations Manager, to expand the client and property portfolio. Their target is to grow their property management portfolio to 250 properties during 2020.
Mistoria Group Operations Manager Tanya Jackson will help with the overall management of the back office functions and day to day operations.
Pick My Pad’s team have recently completed both their ARLA Propertymark and NAEA accreditations and undertake regular training to ensure they are up to date with best practice and the recent complex legislative changes, ensuring they offer their clients the best possible support and advice. The company is also backed by a Client Money Protection scheme ensuring all client payments are protected.
The latest Pick My Pad property to come onto the market is an extensive refurbishment project in cooperation with Mistoria’s Bolton office. Named Mistoria Villa, the redevelopment is in the Trinity Gateway Zone of Bolton. This 4 floor property has undergone extensive renovation and is now home to 15 beautiful en suite rooms, each with a large bed, wardrobe, chair, desk and modern furnishings. They are complemented by well-appointed kitchens and large communal social spaces. Rooms are now available to let in this impressive flagship property.