Phoenix Estate Agents is a partnership between Tonya Middleton-Smith and Phil Collins MRICS.
Phil’s career in property started in Cardiff in the 1980’s where he worked for a variety of Estate Agents and managed two offices for a number of years during the boom and the property crash. During this time he was awarded the Estate Gazettes Prize as the most distinguished student in the College of Estate Managements Diploma in Residential Estate Agency.
Using this qualification as a starting point he went on the work at the Valuation Office in Swansea, Tunbridge Wells, and Exeter where he qualified as a Chartered Valuation Surveyor (MRICS). He left in 2000 to set up his own practice.
Tonya’s background is both sales and property based. She worked for a property developer for 5 years, and in sales for Xerox. More recently she was the manager of a local holiday park, where in addition to managing the health and safety, retail side, personnel and maintenance etc she was also responsible for sales of chalets which she thoroughly enjoyed.
We feel that we both have something to offer in terms of property and people skills and have decided to take the plunge into this joint venture. We aim to provide the human experience of a local agent but with the help of cutting edge technology that online companies also use.