Meet the team

Meet The Team


Fiona Cupples

BSc (Hons) P.I.A.D. Residential Surveyor Fiona has been with Homes Independent since 2006 and in this time has earned and HNC in estate management and 1st class honours degree in Property Investment, Appraisal and Development. As one of our valuers and part of our surveying team, Fiona's love for residential property is almost as strong as her love for Ballymena!

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Claire McKinley

Claire's enthusiasm for house sales comes from over 20 years experience in the industry. In this time, Claire has developed an excellent level of local knowledge and provides a first class service to buyers, sellers and rental clients. From the first point of contact to handing keys to new homeowners, Claire has a fundamental role in both the sales and lettings department.


Rachelle Mooney

Rachelle joined Homes Independent in 2017 and as a Communications with Public Relations graduate she brings an excellent set of unique and bespoke skills to our team. She has a keen interest in Ballymena’s property market and commits time to each and every client.


Torii Dawson

Torii joined the Homes Independent team in 2017 and quickly became a real team player, finding buyers their dream home. With years of customer service experience, she is an excellent asset to the team. Torii has roles in both sales and lettings departments and she will always go that extra mile to meet your needs.


Sam Cupples

Sam is our graduate estate agent who has experience in the agricultural sector but with a real drive and passion for residential property, joined us in 2017. Sam is a man with an eye for the fine details and will spend plenty of time showing you around our listings.


Jeffrey Millar-Wilson



Jeffery has 20 years experience as a chartered surveyor and has particular experience in the Ballymena area, Belfast and north Down for the past 10 years. Jeffery is a RICS qualified & registered valuer under the valuers registration scheme. Jeffery's particular specialism is in the provision of valuations for residential and commercial property undertaking valuations for mortgage, matrimonial, probate and insurance purposes,particularly the provision of homebuyer and condition inspection reports.

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John Cupples



John has in excess of 35 years experience as a chartered surveyor providing valuation of residential, commercial and agricultural premises in the Ballymena and surrounding areas. John is a RICS qualified & registered valuer under the valuers registration scheme. John's particular specialism is agricultural land and property undertaking valuations for mortgage, matrimonial, probate and insurance purposes.


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Rob Adams

Mortgage & Protection Adviser Rob has been a qualified adviser since 2002 and brings a wealth of mortgage knowledge and experience, putting him in a great position to give you the best advice. Having worked in a client facing environment his entire career, he understands the importance of putting the client first and has a positive and calming approach to his role.