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188 Lee Lane, Horwich, Bolton, BL6 7JE.




01204 694552

Platinum Properties - Meet the Team

Why choose Platinum Properties

Established approximately 10 years ago the business has grown from strength to strength. The combined property experience of the staff in excess of fifty years , covering one of the most dynamic periods in the UK property market and embracing the changes of the computer and internet age. Whilst a leading sales agent, Platinum properties also has possibly the most experienced staff in the lettings and property management business in Horwich, Blackrod and the surrounding area. The dedicated and personable staff are supported by probably the best computer systems in the industry. The sales offering includes free valuations, market leading photography, high visibility advertising , matched email mailings to our large data base of potential buyers. Every lead is followed through, including professionally escorted viewings and regular feedback and reviews with vendors. Selling your property effectively and efficiently is so much more than an advertisement on Rightmove. For landlords we recognise that every landlord has different requirements. From a simple tenant find to possibly the best fully managed service available - we demonstrate that maximising the return on your investment is so much more than a competitive management fee.

With a Wealth of local knowledge and expertise look no further choose…Platinum Properties.

Meet the Team

Steve Laycock

Ten years in the property business, mainly from the "customer side"- building a large portfolio of buy to let properties Steve has experienced the typical service of numerous estate agencies from the purchase / sales side and also the letting management perspective. Typically there was significant room for improvement.

Following several bad experiences Steve took things into his own hands and became part of Platinum Properties in 2014. Steve has been strengthening the business from the customer perspective, ever since - ensuring that the business is a leader in best practice in all areas of its business operation and ensuring that Platinum Properties has the most respected team in the area.

Chris Baron

A founding member of Platinum Properties, Chris has worked within the industry for nearly a decade, dealing with many aspects of the Estate Agency world.

With a background in blue chip retail management, Chris focuses on the property management arm of the business, minimising maintenance costs for landlords whilst simultaneously providing a better standard of accommodation and maximising yields. It is no nonsense, straight to the point and heartfelt approach which is refreshing in the industry.

"I’ve always been a people’s person and value high service levels as being critical to my customers, be it a landlord or a tenant"

Karen Currie

Karen is approaching 10 years within the Residential Sales and Lettings industry largely specialising in Horwich and Blackrod and the surrounding areas. With a background in business studies, Karen started as office junior and has worked her way up through each role in estate agency – to become one of the most respected people in the local industry.

"I am committed to providing our customers, whether it be sales or lettings, with 100% dedication when it comes to their individual property. I am a strong believer in having a personable approach with each client and I pride myself in maintaining a pleasant working relationship with each customer, be it vendor, landlord, buyer or tenant"

Sue Crowley

Sue is approaching 30 years in residential sales, having been a co-founder of T&S Crowley, more than 25 years ago. Born and bred in the area, she has an extensive knowledge of the area, and after retiring for a couple of years decided she missed the property business and was thrilled to join Platinum Properties and the chance of meeting old clients and welcoming new ones

CMP Scheme

Please note that we are currently not a member of a Client Money Protection scheme, but we are looking to change this in the near future. We do have indemnity insurance.

Redress Scheme

We are members of The Property Ombudsman Scheme. Part of their role is to provide fair and reasonable resolutions to disputes between members of the public and estate agents.