Here comes the sales pitch…

Metro Village Limited is an award winning leading London independent Estate Agent, try saying that sentence after a few drinks! As an industry regulated team we pride ourselves on our professional approach and friendly manner and we even have a certificate wall showing off our winning and regulated talents!

We give sound, practical and honest advice on the property market, local trends and where the best places are to invest. Ching says “I, myself am an investor, so I understand the importance of knowing areas which are up-and-coming and areas which you will benefit the most from an investment property. I make sure the team are looking at London wide postcodes and can give accurate and insightful information. I also rent some of my properties through Metro Village so if you rent with us, I could end up as your landlord, and I am a good landlord, I promise!”

At Metro Village, we work closely with a number of developers across London giving us a unique advantage and access to new and future properties in a competitive market. This also allows us to offer properties for sale prior to completion, we love nothing better than taking clients on a site tour, our sales team look particularly lovely in a hard hat and high-vis jacket!

How we work

We believe transparency is a key element to our success; being open and honest is essential to our business growth. Whether you are a landlord or tenant, investor or seller we believe in making sure we are upfront from the start about what we can offer you, the reality of the property market in its recent form and the costs involved. We manage your expectations by giving you a realistic service, from accurate valuations and appraisals to complete honesty on the local market and what you can expect from the current conditions. 

Our staff are local area experts meaning we can correctly advise you. We live and breathe the local areas (which means we have tried and tested every bar and restaurant) in which we operate giving us an advantage over our competitors.

Why is Metro Village the right Estate Agent for you?

Because we pride ourselves on knowledge and passion and it’s all about you! We are driven to succeed by you, we want to do better for you, we want the best for you. Have we said enough to make you believe us?

We know the local property market better than most and we make sure we are up to date with new projects, new developments and new plans for our local area, we endlessly read news articles, attend conferences and  meetings so you don’t have to!

Metro Village has strong links with south-east Asia. Whilst the cost of property in the UK is high, in Hong Kong and Singapore the prices remain higher. The warm welcome they get in the UK (us Brits are such lovely people) coupled with the property market offering a good return on their investment has seen pockets of London benefit from these overseas investors. Ching speaks fluent Cantonese. This has paved the way for development within the company which offers a specialist service for Chinese cash purchasers. The ties with the Asian market have given the Metro Village team good insight into current trends in the UK and overseas.

What we stand for?

We pride ourselves on being professional but fun. We offer a service which we can be proud of. The team is incredibly hardworking and passionate about the property industry. We maintain a solid understanding of new legislation and current property affairs; this allows us to discuss property matters with knowledge and preciseness. The team can talk for hours on the market- trust us!

Metro Village are also dedicated to local community and charity work and we are incredibly active in fundraising locally. Raising funds for local projects/schools is at the heart of what Metro Village stands for and we love nothing more than organising a charity event. We are constantly striving to make our local community better and Metro Village are currently involved in several community projects. Each Thursday if you stop by you will meet Mustak who is with us on work experience from Ian Mikardo School. The work placement allows Mustak to get a look at an office environment whilst learning the ‘ins and outs’ of an estate agents. The school is not a mainstream school and teenagers who attend have strong difficulties academically or have a very troublesome home life with no real role model, we want to be that role model. At Metro Village we believe everything we do is to create a better and more welcoming London for everyone to enjoy.

Why use Metro Village?

Metro Village is the Estate Agent who will go that extra mile for you, collectively as a team and individually. Working hard is our motto and thinking outside the box is a core part of our brand. We will offer you the best service, the most current and up to date advice and we will be honest about your property and your expectations. We will market your property correctly, we use professional photography for sales properties (and often lettings), we use Rightmove and Zoopla and local press. We also use our social media and our magnificent window display to showcase your property.

There is only one thing left to do - stop by our office and meet the team. The office, you can see has been designed to have a ‘lounge’ feel which will make you feel right at home- literally, although we do ask you to keep your shoes on! 

Meet the Team

Ching Tang
Managing Director

Having worked in the local area for over a decade and being a resident myself I have a great knowledge of the local market. I am also a home owner and investor so I understand what it takes and what support and help you may need in the process.  I have a true understanding of the market and the best areas to invest. I am a very hardworking, strong willed independent female working in a very male dominated industry and to achieve the successes I have with Metro Village is something I am very proud of. I pride my company on being different to other agents, we work tirelessly on our customer service and giving back to the local community through donations, time and effort and organising local events. Metro Village are always involved in a fundraising event or community project at any given time.

And for fun, I am a bit of a petrol head, I do love a car. I took the team to Modball in the summer of 2017 which sees you drive through Europe. It was so much fun! I enjoy spending time with my little boy and my partner outside of work.

Lino Scialo
Head of Sales

I have worked in the property industry for many years now, I won’t say how many, otherwise you might be able to guess my age. Even when I was a young boy, I always had an interest in the property market. My father used to buy and sell properties and I was always with him watching and learning. I like to match people with the right property, rather than just any property. I listen to the client and their needs and I do everything within my power to make it work. I offer people the correct advice, not the advice they wish to hear.

Being Italian, I love food, trying new food and old Italian recipes. I love to cook too, I love being in the kitchen. I am what’s more commonly known as a proper foodie. Alongside the food, I used to make my own wine, once a year. I haven’t done so for a few years now, but when I get the opportunity I make it when I can.

A favourite pass time of mine is stand up comedy, I absolutely love it, watching not taking part, but I do like to crack the odd joke around the office.

Gary Vajda
Sales Consultant

Metro Village is my first role within the property industry and I could not be more excited. Having been a concierge for two years, I decided I wanted to make the transition into sales. My customer service background, I believe is going to drive me to success within this industry. It’s so important to listen to people and understand their needs rather than what I think they should buy. It’s not about the quick sale but the right sale.

Originally from Hungary I moved to London 10 years ago. After enjoying everything London has to offer I decided to stay and work, and I have now settled in east London. I live with my girlfriend and we both really enjoy nice food so we love trying new restaurants across London. Fashion is important to me, I stay on top of the latest trends and I like to think I always look smart for work.

Kyle Chan
Lettings Consultant

After being in the customer service sector for a while, I decided to venture into the property industry with Metro Village. Having grown up locally, I believe my knowledge of the area will help everyone to be placed in the right property for them. I also enjoy meeting new people and assisting everyone to acquire what they want, which I believe this will help me flourish in my new role with Metro Village

I'm a keen traveller, going far and wide whenever the opportunity presents itself. I also like having a racket in my hand, as I'm a casual tennis and badminton player. Once in a while, we like to have a bet over dinner with my friends when match-playing. So yes, that's a free meal once in a while (or an expensive one).

Kieran Price
Head of Lettings

After 10 years in the industry I have begun working for Metro Village. Having previously worked in the Kent area, working in Canada Water is a lot more fast paced with a completely different type of client. My previous employment history gives me experience in all aspects of Estate Agency which means I can adapt to the business needs, but Lettings is where I feel I am best placed.

Myself and my Fiancé have a 2 year old son who we both adore, so outside of work, I spend as much time with them as possible. We love exploring new places with him and showing him different places. Football is also a big part of my life, I love watching, and I know this will get a few hisses but I am a Crystal Palace fan! I do play every now and again too, but not as much as I used to.

Jorge Portillo
Property Manager

I am a positive, strong minded individual who likes to work in a fast paced office environment, so it’s handy I work for Metro Village as it’s very fast paced here. I am a team player; my colleagues know I am on hand to help with any task. If there is a job that needs doing I will do what I can to get it done. I am fluent in English and Spanish. Spending time with my partner and daughter is how I enjoy a day off, we love going for long walks and taking in the greenery the local area has to offer. I am also a football fan, I love playing and watching! C’mon you blues!

Cherish Ingham
Property and Facilities Co-ordinator

Having worked in the property industry for a number of years I was looking for a new and exciting challenge. Metro Village is the perfect fit for me! I pride myself on customer service and providing a second to none experience and Metro Village do just that.
Originally from Liverpool, I moved to London and I haven’t looked back (well I go back to see my Mum and Dad quite a bit) I love London and all it has to offer, I love meeting new people, seeing London’s spectacular sights and I do enjoy the occasional night out.

After work I like to keep fit, I work out regularly and enjoy being active. I enjoy spending time with friends and travelling back to Liverpool to see family. I am a huge fan of Christmas, Christmas itself is so exciting but for me it’s a double celebration as it’s actually my birthday too! And yes, before you ask, I do get double presents from my Mum and Dad.

Neill Hamersley
Accounts and Administration and in-house photographer

For me, attention to detail is important and when a property is advertised a high standard of photography is essential as it really does make a difference. It’s imperative that if you are asking people to spend money on a property and on the other side of the coin asking people to give you their property to rent out or sell that estate agents offer a professional photography service. Metro Village now use an in house professional (me) and we aim to make sure your property, if marketed by us is done correctly.

When I’m not taking property pictures for Metro Village I also own a photography company, and when I am not working with a camera I love nothing more than spending time with my son. I am also a fan of American sports, particularly the NFL and Baseball and I will watch whenever I can- the time difference can sometimes make it difficult.

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  • Metro Village Limited Unit 1, Toronto House Surrey Quays Road London SE16 7AJ
  • Telephone: 0207 112 4972

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