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About Us

Island Homes has been selling property in the Famagusta region for over 20 years. Our dedicated and experienced team all live locally and have worked together for many years. We bring our clients the benefit of our detailed knowledge of practically every home that has been built in the region.

As a Company we focus purely on sales, and we are proud of the relationships we build with each and every client. A large part of our business comes through referral, with generations of the same families buying and selling with us. Our door is always open!

Meet our team:

Sarah Hordle – Director

Sarah moved to Cyprus from the UK with her husband and young son in 2007 after working in Corporate Banking and as Director of an International I.T. Company. She is passionate about Island Homes and the top-class team of people that work within the Company.

Michelle Gilhart – Listings

Originally from Dublin, Ireland Michelle moved to Cyprus with her husband and 3 children from Cambridge, England in 2009. With a background in accounts and administration Michelle is pleased to be back behind a desk after 12 years of managing a large retail corporate business locally in Paralimni.  Having recently purchased an older village house she has been undertaking a complete renovation and turning it into a family home while also enjoying village life.

Jacqui Loizides – Marketing and administration

Jacqui moved to Cyprus in 1991 to work as a Holiday Rep and never left! Now married to a Greek Cypriot, she has two teenage children and speaks fluent Greek. Having worked in tourism for many years, in various countries, Jacqui joined the Island Homes Team in 2015 and is based in our busy office dealing with administration and helping and supporting our team of sales girls.

Karen McElhinney – Sales progression

Karen is a vibrant and enthusiastic team player and a qualified lawyer. She came to sunny Cyprus around twelve years ago and has settled on this gorgeous Island with her beautiful family. Her passion is to start her day with an early morning walk, with her dog, along the rocky beach seafront.

Ewa Dlugolecka-Pogiatzis – Sales

Ewa (pronounced Eva) comes from Poland and first came to Cyprus in 2007 when she fell in love with the island. After years living here she can’t imagine a happier and safer place to raise her family. She joined Island Homes in 2013. She speaks Polish, Russian and English.

Michelle Anglou – Sales

Originally from Yorkshire, Michelle left her job as a Travel Agent, with the intention of exploring more of Europe and beyond. Cyprus was her first stop and 26 years later, she’s still here! Purchasing a property in another country is a big decision and our clients always have lots of questions, so she loves being able to share her own knowledge and personal experiences of moving and living in Cyprus. Michelle has been working in the property industry for over 15 years and says that she couldn’t be working with a better team! She wants you to feel like you’re making an informed decision about your property purchase and it is an enjoyable experience, without any stress and worry.

Gabriela Antoniou – Sales

Originally from Romania, Gabriela moved to Cyprus in 1997 and fell in love with the lifestyle, people and fantastic beaches of this beautiful Island. She is very passionate about the Protaras area and is proud to say she has called Cyprus ‘home’ for so many years. For Gabriela, the best thing about working with Island Homes is being able to share her enthusiasm and vast knowledge of the area and its surroundings. She loves to be part of every client’s journey with the goal to build the best possible experience for them and says that she could not achieve this without the help of her brilliant team which has been her ‘family’ since 2009!

Liliana Popovic – Sales

Liliana, originally from Serbia, started working in property in 2005 so is highly experienced in real estate. She is a very hard worker, always listens to the client needs and follows through. She provides quality customer service to build and maintain relationships through excellent communication. Liliana has been with Island Homes since 2011.

Jayne Rounds – Sales Support

Jayne moved to Cyprus permanently in 2019, following the sale of her business in the UK.  She has had many happy holidays with her family exploring the beautiful island of Cyprus.  As a qualified Human Resources professional, she is definitely a people person and loves to share her experiences and advice of buying and selling properties in Cyprus. This is from a resale holiday apartment and villa, to her current exciting project of a new build bungalow in Deryneia.

Amanda Hawkins – Admin Support

Following many family holidays on the beautiful Island of Cyprus, Amanda became a permanent member of the Cypriot community in 2004. With a qualified secretarial background and years of experience, Amanda joined Island Homes in 2023 bringing administrative support to an already industrious and friendly team.

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