As one of Manchester’s leading high street estate agents, we SELL, BUY, and LET properties in Manchester and the surrounding areas. We’re on a mission to provide Manchester and Salford with an estate agency that combines traditional values with online fees and are proud to have helped hundreds of people over the years.

We thought you might like to put a face to a name while getting to know our staff in more detail so without any further delay, we introduce the Kaytons’ team…

Gagan Khurana, Owner & Managing Director

Born and raised in Sweden, Gagan moved to London for college and university. He then headed up north to Manchester after gaining a job at a local estate agent. Fast forward to 2012 and Gagan opened up his very own agency, Kaytons, and now has over 15 years’ experience in the industry. Besides this, Gagan is a keen property investor and developer. Outside of the office, you can find him spending time with his family and friends, going to the theatre and playing/watching cricket/tennis.

How did you get into estate agency? My career within property started at a young age with influence from my father who has always had a property-related business. In 2007, my first property development project came about and thereafter I worked as an estate agent in the city centre of Manchester. My plan was always to start my own business but I believed it was essential to gain experience within the various fields of property to be able to achieve my goals. 

Tell us a random fact about yourself. I speak four different languages – English, Swedish, Hindi & Punjabi.

Dream home? A dream home for me would be a huge triplex penthouse apartment with tons of outside space and views overlooking a city centre. It would ideally be Manhattan, however Manc-hattan is a close second.

What’s your top tip for someone looking for a new home? Finding a new home is a stressful period and it’s therefore essential that you don’t rush. Give yourself at least six months so you can find your home in the right location, for the right price and in the right time frame. It’s also important to check your affordability. Get your mortgage in principle ready so that you’re in the best position to make an offer when the right property does come along. 

Favourite area in Manchester? Spinningfields. It has an array of luxury apartments as well as nice bars and restaurants. 

Paul Olverson, Associate Director

Paul has been working in the property industry for more than 17 years and has experience of letting and selling homes for hundreds of people. Today, Paul is one of the Directors at the agency and deals predominantly with both rentals and sales valuations. Not to mention, running the office on a day-to-day basis. When he’s not negotiating property deals, you can find Paul at home with his family and watching football.

How did you get into estate agency? I finished university and a friend suggested going into property so I contacted an estate agent close to where I was living who gave me a job as a sales negotiator. The rest, they say, is history.

Dream home? An Edwardian property with period features, a drive and views across the countryside.

What’s your top tip for someone looking for a new home? Research the area thoroughly, and consider buying close to transport links. You’ll thank yourself one day!

Favourite area in Manchester? It’s a tough one but it’s got to be Castlefield. There’s just so much to do and see.

Alice Gregory, Property Manager

Originally from Blackburn and having lived in Leeds for 5 years, Alice now lives in Manchester where she heads up the property management department at Kaytons. Day-to-day, she’s the first point of call for tenants and landlords once their contract has started and helps to deal with any queries and potential problems before they arise. When she’s not in the office, Alice is enjoying her city centre lifestyle and can usually be found in one of the newest bars or restaurants that have popped up!

How did you get into estate agency? Having been interested in property from a young age, I took the plunge and decided to pursue a career in the industry. With lots of opportunities and plenty of things to keep me busy, I felt it was an exciting market to be a part of – and I haven’t looked back.

Dream home? An Edwardian semi-detached house with a drive, large sash windows, high ceilings, original fireplace and tons of space.

What’s your top tip for someone looking for a new home? Make sure you research the area and surrounding amenities, especially the transport links if you’re looking in Manchester city centre as parking/driving becomes more difficult. On the day you move in, I always remind people to obtain metre readings too because it helps when you’re getting in touch with suppliers.

Favourite area in Manchester? Definitely Ancoats. If I were to buy an apartment now, to live in or rent out, it would be here. There’s so much about it!

Tori Young, Lettings Consultant

As a city girl, Tori has lived in Manchester for her whole life. After enjoying a year out from university, she joined Kaytons in 2021 and soon decided it was the job she wanted to pursue long-term. When she’s not supporting our landlords and tenants with their enquiries and property searches, she enjoys travelling and going out for food and cocktails. 

How did you get into estate agency? One of my friends works as an estate agent local to me and recommended the job. I’ve always had a passion for property and enjoy interacting with others and this job involves both. I decided to start my career early in property as there is always room to progress and a lot of opportunity with it. There’s never a dull moment in the office and there’s always something to do which is good as I like to keep busy. 

Dream home? I enjoy luxury living so my dream home would be a modern property with a leisure suite, spa and swimming pool. A walk-in wardrobe and dressing room is also essential. I’d like to be close to a city too as I enjoy being in a lively place with a lot of things to do. 

What’s your top tip for someone looking for a new home? Do a lot of research beforehand, go on plenty of viewings and don’t rush into anything. It’s a big but exciting commitment!

Favourite area in Manchester? I’ve got two! Spinningfields and Castlefield. They both have a good atmosphere with plenty of bars and restaurants and some fantastic developments; Deansgate Square being one of my favourites.