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.

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.

Chloe Edmunds, Lettings Consultant

Countryside girl, Chloe moved to Manchester from Shrewsbury because she wanted to experience city life and the opportunities that come with it. As one of our lettings consultants, Chloe plays a crucial role in supporting our tenants and landlords. But when she’s not working, you’ll find her in the city centre going out for food and drinks with friends and exploring different areas.

How did you get into estate agency? I have been interested in property from a young age and always saw myself working at an Estate Agency. I have been working in the industry for just over 2 years now. I love meeting people and helping others find what they’re looking for. It’s fast paced, each day is different and there is never a dull day.

Dream home? This is tricky! I’m too indecisive but I think a modern contemporary house – tall ceilings, big windows, open-plan with a huge kitchen as I love cooking.

What’s your top tip for someone looking for a new home? Do your research into the areas and how easy it is to commute to places. Be sure it’s what you’re looking for but also move fast in proceeding with a rental property.

Favourite area in Manchester? Northern Quarter. I spend most of my weekends here. It’s just so nice to just walk around, has great food spots and independent shops, and it’s lively at night.

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.

Keighley McCarty, Property Manager

Born in Manchester, Keighley knows the city like the back of her hand and now supports our landlords and tenants with their properties. When she’s not at work, she loves spending time with her husband and daughter, and their three black and white cats. You might also find her watching horror films or at the theatre!

How did you get into estate agency? I started working for Kaytons in 2023 but before that I worked as a credit controller chasing rent arrears. Then, I moved onto property maintenance and into property management. 2024 will be my 10th year in the industry! 

What’s your top tip for tenants? Make sure to use the correct paint when touching up, most walls are painted in matt paint and if you paint over with silk paint it can be quite costly to remedy at the end of the tenancy. Make sure to clean under beds and behind furniture before moving out as this is where the most dust builds up.

Dream home? I’m living in my dream home currently, a new build near where I grew up with my husband, our daughter and three cats. My dream home is wherever my family is.