Michael has been an estate and land agent for nearly 30 years, working for two of the most respected companies in the industry. But, in 2007 he decided to take a break from corporate life and moved from London to the coast to set up his own practice. He started to advise a wide range of clients along the coast selling some of the region’s most impressive properties, often with complex or pressing needs, including premiership footballers and even a billionaire. The success was noticed, and after more than a decade of running the company, he sold the business. He joined Spencers in 2022 to assist landowners in appraising the development potential of their property and ensuring their objectives when negotiating with developers and land promoters. He is a former member of the British Sailing team, accomplished painter, and enjoys a long country walk.
Jodie is an invaluable member of the Burley office, providing support to all members of the team as well as carrying out numerous roles to the highest standard. Her calm, friendly yet professional approach ensures the smooth running of an estate agency. If you want something done, be sure to ask Jodie! Previously Jodie’s career was in the equine industry working for Fox Pitt Eventing. Having grown up in the New Forest, she has great local knowledge and in her spare time enjoys all country pursuits, keeping fit and everything equestrian.
Heather joined Spencers in July 2020 and immediately became an enthusiastic and committed member of the Spencers team. She is always keen to help her clients and colleagues alike and having a background in hospitality, always brings a high level of customer service to her work. Heather has a passion for fitness (having previously been a qualified Personal Trainer) and spends most evenings in the gym. In her free time, Heather loves travelling, exploring the forest with her dog Gracie and dining in local restaurants.
Caroline has been an invaluable member of the Burley office for over five years, known for her strong organisational skills, calm approach and being a team player. In her spare time she is a keen cook and charity fundraiser.
Sue has over 25 years’ experience in property sales and joined Alan when he first opened the Burley office back in 2006. She has an innate ability to empathise with clients and a natural intuition for the market and matching property with purchaser. Sue also has exemplary local knowledge as she is Burley born and bred. She loves animals, nature and the great outdoors. She is very keen about all things equestrian (she keeps ponies and her daughter rides) and loves walking in the Forest.
Kristina West, Associate, is a British Horse Society coach (level 4) and holds the highest qualification in Management with the British Horse Society. She has been involved in the property industry locally for many years, interspersed with equestrian work. Having lived mostly in the New Forest, she has great local knowledge and contacts.
Dan heads up both the Brockenhurst and Burley offices following a highly successful career as a Sales Director in London’s leading estate agents upon completing a degree in Real Estate Management. Having spent his childhood holidays in the forest, the pull was too great so he moved to the area with his family in 2021 and now enjoys walking, cycling, kayaking, boats, and all forms of sport here.
Alan established his first estate agency office in Burley in 2006, following several extremely successful years working in the property market in the New Forest area, joining forces with business partner Rob Batten in 2010 to found Spencers New Forest. Alan is well known in the local area and highly regarded for his professional, responsive and helpful approach. Alan can often be seen walking his beagle, Cookie, on the Forest. Otherwise his interests include playing golf and tennis, dining and wining.