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 20 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.

Aimee-Jean Vlassis, Senior Sales and Lettings Consultant

Originally from London, Aimee moved to Manchester in 2014. With over five years of experience in the property sector, she has mainly worked in lettings but has recently started working in sales. Outside of the office, you’ll find her riding her horse, Daisy, in the countryside, or at home cooking and baking.

How did you get into estate agency? After completing my degree in psychology, I wanted to start a career in something different. I always had an interest in property and growing up in London meant that I was always seeing new developments being built. I then moved to Manchester which, as we know, has a hugely exciting and expanding property market. This fuelled my passion even more and it’s great to be a part of the scene. I love working in a fast paced environment where I can meet new people and help people on their property search. 

Dream home? A beautiful Georgian property in the countryside with plenty of land and equestrian facilities. A pool with jacuzzi and sauna would also be essential, it is my dream home after all! 

What’s your top tip for someone looking for a new home? It’s so important to figure out a budget suitable for you but don’t forget bills and council tax. You should also choose a location that is best suited to your needs with good transport links, if necessary. I always recommend that people sort out broadband before moving in. It can actually take up to three weeks to get an installation date! 

Favourite area in Manchester? Didsbury – there are some gorgeous independent restaurants and bars. I love the leafy suburban feeling without being too far from the city centre.

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.

Aradia Ruiz, Lettings Consultant

Having lived in Europe, Aradia moved to Manchester because of her love for property – and she hasn’t looked back. Today, she works in our professional lettings team supporting landlords and tenants with their requirements. 

How did you get into estate agency? After studying Law and Criminology in Spain, I decided to move to Manchester to develop professionally and personally. I had always been interested in real estate and, after gaining experience in customer service in the hotel and catering industry, I finally decided to start my career in property. In this industry every day is different, you must be prepared for the challenges that come your way, and I find it fascinating.

Dream home? A one-storey house, close to nature and with a large courtyard. I would love to have a swimming pool and open spaces.

What’s your top tip for someone looking for a new home? It’s very important to be clear about your budget and the area in which you would like to have your house. You must be patient and make as many viewings as you need. You should consider whether the layout of the house is comfortable for you and whether it has the facilities you need.

Favourite area in Manchester? I love Ancoats and Chorlton. They have a great atmosphere and there’s always something going on!

Kash Asif, Property Manager

Manchester born, and raised in Amsterdam for five years, Kash has been in the property industry for 15 years now and is responsible for ensuring our properties are managed and maintained to a very high level. He speaks three different languages – English, Urdu and Punjabi – and can read Arabic! And, he joins 10% of the population in being left handed.

How did you get into estate agency? After graduating from university, I was recommended to work in estate agency by a close friend. I decided to give it a shot and almost 15 years onwards I have managed to make a career out of it!

What’s your top tip for tenants? If you are looking to rent long-term then try your best to plan where all the key features are within proximity such as transport links, schools/universities, places of worship and restaurants/takeaways in advance.

Dream home? A detached house (as close as possible to the Old Trafford football stadium since I am a die-hard Manchester United fan) which includes a fully equipped gym, an IMAX sized home cinema (as I am a huge movie buff) and a secure garage for my dream car collection!

Favourite area in Manchester?  I love Manchester in general but if I had to choose an area then it would be Chorlton since I was born and bred there, and they have so many great spots to eat.

Pawandeep Kour, Property Manager

Born and raised in a place called Jannat-e-Kashmir (Heaven on Earth), India, Pawandeep ventured to Bangalore for college. After completing a bachelor’s degree in architecture, she immersed herself in its vibrant streets for five years. In September 2022, she travelled to Manchester for further studies (MSc Construction Project Management), where she also took on part-time work at a local estate agency. Pawandeep is now part of our property management team but outside of work enjoys exploring new places, embarking on long drives, and cooking.

How did you get into estate agency? My background in design & construction paved the way for my entry into the property field, with a natural inclination towards site management. This experience was especially significant as it marked my first endeavour upon relocating to the UK.

Dream home? My dream house would be a haven of my own design, nestled by flowing water and embraced by lush greenery. A mirror on the front wall would reflect my virtues and flaws as I enter, a gentle reminder of self-awareness. This serene abode would bring peace and tranquillity to my family and me the moment we step inside.

What’s your top tip for someone looking for a new home? Ensure the neighbourhood meets your needs for safety, convenience, amenities, and future growth. A great location can significantly enhance your quality of life and maintain the property’s value over time.

Favourite area in Manchester? I’ve only been in Manchester since 2022 and I find myself continually exploring many wonders!

Alice McDonald, Office Administrator

Having lived in Manchester all of her life, Alice now has the task of overseeing our office and ensuring that daily operations run smoothly. When she’s not behind her desk, she loves to travel and spend time with her sister. You might also find her getting a curly blow-dry and enjoying a thin stem glass of Prosecco. 

How did you get into estate agency? With experience in office administration, I joined Kaytons in 2024 and haven’t looked back. Every day is different and it’s a fantastic team to be a part of. 

Dream home? A small cottage in the countryside with oak beams – and, of course, not too far from fluffy cows!

What’s your top tip for someone looking for a new home? Book more than one viewing. If you’re new to the area, there’s so many different places to love, but viewing different locations will help you find somewhere that suits you best!

Favourite area in Manchester? Spinningfields! Amazing food and guaranteed good vibes all year around.