The Team 2019-11-01T08:21:21+00:00

Meet The Team

M & M Properties is run by Michael Smith and Steven Root with a large team of professionals, all of whom live within the area, and almost all have been educated in the town. Everyone at M & M is trained to the highest standards in the industry, and staff are promoted based on their abilities, which enables M & M to provide a service based on professionalism, continuity of staff, and a depth of local and estate agency knowledge which is second to none in Leighton Buzzard.

Michael Smith
Michael SmithManaging Director
MNAEA, MARLA
Mike was educated at Cedars Upper School, joined M & M Properties in 1985 and became MD in 2005. Mike is passionate about driving the company forward, constantly striving to improve and keep moving the business upwards. Mike lives in a local village with wife Julie, and is a keen sportsman, playing cricket for a local cricket team, enjoys running, and golf, and is an avid rugby supporter.
Steven Root
Steven RootDirector
MNAEA, MARLA
Steve was educated at Vandyke Upper School, joined M & M in 1997, became Lettings Director in 2005, and Sales Director in 2016. Steve believes that a continual quality of service delivered over a number of years should be at the heart of a successful Letting relationship. Steve lives locally with his wife and young son, and loves all sports, particularly cycling, and played semi-professionally for Leighton Buzzard Football Club.
Christopher Hollins
Christopher HollinsLettings Manager
Chris was educated at Vandyke Upper School, joined M & M in 2007, and was promoted to Lettings Manager in 2014. Chris is responsible for the day to day running of the front line lettings department. Chris lives in the town and away from work likes to play sport, particularly tennis and golf.
Thomas McCormick
Thomas McCormickProperty Manager
Tom was educated at Vandyke Upper School and joined M&M as a trainee in February 2016, earning promotion to a fully-fledged Property Manager in October 2019. Tom is currently studying for his ARLA (level 3) qualification and lives in Heath & Reach with his wife and has great interest in football, playing locally and supporting his beloved Liverpool FC. Tom also enjoys spending time with friends and family and enjoys travelling abroad to new places in the holidays.
Tom Smith
Tom SmithJunior Property Manager
Tom joined M & M in September 2018 and progressed quickly to become a key team member and was awarded his Junior Property Manager status in October 2019, working closely alongside Chris Hollins and Tom McCormick. Tom was educated at Vandyke Upper School, he still lives locally and plays football for the town’s semi-professional side Leighton Town FC. Tom enjoys winding down by spending time on the bank fishing with his younger brother at venues all around the country.
Karen Sirett
Karen SirettHead of Maintenance Department
Karen joined the company in 2015, having previously worked for us nine years earlier as a maintenance administrator, rejoining us to now head the department, a role which she fulfils with great enthusiasm and commitment. Karen lives in a local village, and is married with two teenage children and two labradors. She is a member of a community choir, loves rugby (watching not playing!), and socialising with friends and family.
Angela Ziemelis
Angela ZiemelisMaintenance Administrator
Angela joined the M & M Lettings office in June 2018 as part of the expanding maintenance department, working alongside Karen. Angela lives in Dunstable and attended Queensbury Upper School. Having worked in property management for over nine years she has a wealth of knowledge and experience.
In her spare time she likes socialising with family and friends, and going on family holidays.
Sarah Bishop
Sarah BishopMaintenance Administrator
Sarah joined M & M in January 2019 to work in the Maintenance Department with Karen and Angela, where she is kept very busy dealing with landlords and tenants alike resolving the many and varied issues that arise, and with fourteen years’ experience in property management she immediately became a very valued member of the team. Sarah has lived in Linslade for 7 years and in her spare time she likes to keep fit and get involved in charity runs as well as do the local park run on a Saturday morning, along with spending quality time with her young son and husband, and socialising with her friends.
Tracy Pyle
Tracy PyleContracts administrator
Tracy joined M & M in September 2017, and works in the Lettings Department preparing and administrating the contracts, a key role which requires great attention to detail. Tracy moved to Leighton Buzzard in 2006 and has a son who is a keen footballer playing for local town clubs. Out of work Tracy enjoys spending time with family and friends, and travelling to new and exciting places.
Dean Hammond
Dean HammondSenior Sales Negotiator
Dean joined M & M in May 2018 to head the Sales Team. Dean is a very experienced Estate Agent having worked in the industry for over 25 years for both corporate and independents in the three counties. He lives locally, has three children, and in his free time practices martial arts, plays badminton and snooker, and enjoys cycling. He is a keen traveller with the America’s and Europe being his favourite destinations.
Timothy Cornes
Timothy CornesSenior Sales Negotiator
Tim was educated at Bletchley Grammar School, and joined M & M in 2012 to run the Village & Country Department. Having worked in agency since 1981, Tim is extremely knowledgeable about the town and its properties, and is well respected and liked by all. Tim lives in Linslade, and out of work enjoys watching football, is a keen swimmer, and golfer.
Michael Sibley
Michael SibleySenior Sales Negotiator
Michael joined M & M in February 2019 as a Senior Sales Negotiator and works alongside Dean, Tim & Kate in the busy sales office. Educated at Vandyke Upper School he has lived in Leighton Buzzard all his life, and after four years of working in agency in Milton Keynes returned to work in his home town to put all his local knowledge to good use. When not working he enjoys spending time with his family, watching films and going to the cinema.
Julie Roff
Julie RoffConsultant MNAEA
Julie was educated at Aylesbury High School and joined M & M in 2012. Julie’s entire thirty five year career has been spent marketing village and country property in this area. Julie has first class knowledge of estate agency, and the local market. Julie lives in a local village with husband Mike Smith, and has two sons. Julie loves doing anything involving the great outdoors, and spending time with her family and friends.
Kate Peplow
Kate PeplowSales Administrator
Kate was educated at Vandyke Upper School and joined M & M in 2012. Kate’s role consists of the daily admin of the office, and she is the lynch-pin of the Sales Team, keeping everyone in order, and her vast knowledge of Leighton Buzzard and the surrounding areas is invaluable. Kate lives in the town, and out of work Kate enjoys am-dram which sees her performing in the local theatre.
Trudi Lockett
Trudi LockettAccounts
Trudi joined M & M in September 2017 and soon became a very valuable member of the M & M team, working in the busy accounts office. Trudi has lived in Woburn Sands since a teenager and has worked in finance for over twenty five years. When not working she enjoys spending time with her family, travelling and is a very keen walker, having recently completed Wainwrights 192 mile Coast to Coast Walk.

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