About Monster Moves – The Highlands & Islands Estate Agents
We are fixed fee estate agents, serving the Highlands & Islands, from Kingussie in the south to Shetland in the north, Elgin in the east to Skye in the west, we can assist you in selling your Highland property. Monster Moves provides a professional estate agency service as a FAIR & FIXED price so that you can make the most out of your house sale. Why pay unnecessary commission when you can pocket the profits.
Our aim is to provide the Highlands & Islands with a truly local service to rival all national & online equivalents at a highly-competitive, hassle-free and transparent price whilst exceeding the expectations of quality of service and levels of expertise.
Founded in 2017 by local property, marketing and design professionals, Monster Moves continues to grow and thrive. ‘Nessie’ our very own company mascot can now be seen on our For Sale signs across the length and breadth of the Highlands & Islands, flying the flag for Monster Moves at all of our properties currently on the market.
We are forward-thinking and committed to ongoing training and professional development for each member of our team and they continually strive to provide the very best customer experience possible to both sellers and purchasers. Staying ahead of the property market game we have introduced optional 360 degree virtual tours, drone footage and offer additional tailored marketing options in local and national publications.
Meet the Team
Kendra Ballantyne is a Local Property Expert, Team Leader and Company Director of Monster Moves.
Kendra began working with Monster Moves in 2018 and, along with Marie, purchased the company in April 2019.
Frequently seen as the ‘go-to’ for property advice and sales in Sutherland, Kendra has a vast knowledge and experience of property sale and purchase, investment and interior design having built, refurbished and sold several local properties.
Our main office located in Golspie is a great example of Kendra’s refurbishment and interior design skills, clearly a passion matched only by her love of the Highlands.
Kendra covers some of our remotest areas throughout the Scottish Highlands in Sutherland and Caithness and also regularly travels to Orkney as ‘Nessie’ continues to venture further afield.
Marie Wood is a Local Property Expert, Team Leader and Company Director of Monster Moves.
Having started working with Monster Moves in 2018, Marie, along with Kendra, purchased the company in April 2019 with big ambitions for the future of Monster Moves.
Delivering a service to both sellers and buyers that goes above and beyond expectations is the ‘norm’ for Marie as she continually proves that Monster Moves is much more than just another estate agent.
Living just north of Inverness, where she grew up on the Black Isle, Marie covers a vast area from Tain to Kingussie, Gairloch to Elgin and everywhere in between.
If Marie is visiting be sure to pop the kettle on, she loves a blether and a cup of tea, milk no sugar.
Gillian Stephenson is the Account Executive for Monster Moves.
Gillian joined the Monster Moves team in April 2019. Based in the Golspie office she is responsible for supporting the Monster Moves team across the Highlands with admin, finance and business development and frequently provides the cheery voice at the end of the phone for our clients.
Brought up in Ross-shire and now living in the small coastal village of Helmsdale, Sutherland, Gillian’s heart firmly belongs to the Highlands.
Although mostly in the office, Gillian is occasionally let out for good behaviour (!) “It sounds so clichéd but I can genuinely say that no 2 days are the same, although office based I can end up anywhere – setting up an Associates computer in Kirkwall, helping to list a property in Gairloch, conducting a viewing in Brora, collecting ‘For Sale’ signs from Inverness or simply running payroll and paying the bills from Golspie”.
Elizabeth Owens, Property Associate for Inverness and surrounding areas
Joining the team in summer 2019, Elizabeth covers the Inverness and surrounding areas.
Growing up on the Black Isle and now living in Inverness, Elizabeth has extensive knowledge on these areas.
With customer service at the forefront for Elizabeth you can be guaranteed a service second-to-none.
Karen has bought, sold and built property on Orkney and is in the middle of a restoration project on a stunning building in the middle of Kirkwall. This experience, coupled with her knowledge of island life, has put Monster Moves firmly on the map in the Northern Isles.
Karen will travel by boat and plane to get properties on the Orkney Islands. There’s no area off limits.
Rachael Turner, Admin Assistant for Monster Moves
Having spent a few weeks with Monster Moves during the summer of 2019 to assist with social media by the time September had come it was apparent Rachael had become an indispensable part of our close-knit team.
At only 16 and still at school Rachael continued by taking on a part-time role within the organisation which has quickly developed to incorporate her continued desire to develop her skills within the industry. She has recently gained a Diploma in Digital Marketing Skills, and has chosen to develop her skills in business and administration over the coming year.
Always a welcome sight to the office as we all know the first thing she’ll do is pop on the kettle and she makes a great cuppa!