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A Fresh Approach To Buying & Selling Property.
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    At Michaels Property Consultants we pride ourselves in being different. We don't practice as stereotypical estate agents: talking at people and hard selling.

    We listen to our clients. Every customer is different, they have their own needs and timescales and we are dedicated to putting these first. With over 30 years combined experience in property, we have developed extensive knowledge of the local area and we are able to give our customers genuine, professional advice at all times, whether they're buying or selling.

    We provide advice on what people really want to know, whether it be regarding schools, local amenities or even where to eat. We also offer a private service to investment buyers, assisting them in making the best decisions in building their portfolios.

    Michaels understand that a person's home is more than likely to be their biggest financial asset, so we use the highest quality of marketing to ensure that we achieve the best price possible.

    We strive to provide people with a customer service beyond their expectations and we are so confident in delivering this that if you are marketing your home with us and not satisfied, we ask for just 14 days written notice at any given time.

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Thinking Of Selling?
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    Marketing, it's about standing out from the herd.
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    Michaels understand that a person's home is their castle and is more than likely to be their biggest financial asset, so we use the highest quality of marketing combined with extensive research in order to achieve the best price possible.
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    Beautiful Brochures.

    With you, Michaels will develop a bespoke marketing package with in-depth descriptions highlighting your property's key attributes, professional photography and floor plans. Our sales particulars will be offered to you in 2 page, 4 page and 8 page brochure format, printed in full colour.

    Our 8 page litho printed brochure is aimed at the high end market, reflecting the value and quality of such properties.

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    Extra Extra, Read All About It!

    Searching online may be the most popular way for people to nd a property these days, but every week thousands of people still grab a coffee and browse the local newspaper at their leisure in pursuit of their new home.

    Our full colour advertisement in the Essex County Standard reaches approximately 16,000 homes and businesses week in, week out.

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    Prime Location.
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    Our office is set in a prime position in Crouch Street, a highly desirable area renowned for it's boutique shops, cafes and bars, in the heart of Colchester's town centre.

    Michaels are open 7 days a week, and along with our eye catching LED window displays, we never miss an opportunity to market your home.

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    Millions Of Buyers At the Click Of A Button.

    93% of people now search for a property online, with the UK's top three web portals attracting over 1,250,000 house buyers every week, making internet exposure an essential marketing tool for any seller. Michaels Property Consultants will market your home on these leading property websites, ensuring maximum coverage across the Nation:

    Rightmove.co.uk

    Zoopla.co.uk

    Primelocation.com

    This being said, having your property online whilst essential isn't by any means impressive these days, however standing out is. That's why Michaels offer the very highest quality photography and provide floor plans for all of our properties. We can also ensure your property really stands out, with Premium Listing displays and Feature Properties on all web portals.

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The Perfect Partnership
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    Conveyancing Services
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    Instructing the right solicitors to handle the conveyancing of your home is just as important as choosing the right agents. Michaels have teamed up with Fisher Jones Greenwood, one of Colchester's most reputable law firrms in order to ensure that your transaction runs as smoothly as possible.

    Contact Michaels today for a free, no obligation quotation.

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Hello, pleasure to meet you.
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    Michael Simpson - Director
    Michael's career in agency began at the tender age of just 16. Just two years later Michael became the manager of a highly reputable estate agents in Braintree before moving his career focus toward the Colchester market where he was an award winning senior manager for one of the country's largest independent agents for over 7 years. Michael has worked through all kinds of markets, good and bad and therefore has a huge amount of experience and knowledge in valuing and selling property in all market conditions.
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    Mike Rayner - Director
    Born and raised in Colchester, Mike's local knowledge is unparalleled. He has worked as an agent in the town for over ten years, building an exceptional reputation for himself with his professional, tenacious and friendly approach to his job. Working his way from a trainee to local partner in one of the country's largest estate agency groups, he has unrivalled experience in the busiest of market places whilst upholding excellent standards of personal customer service.
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    Michael Bickmore - Sales Negotiator
    Michael has been in the industry for over a year now and has already gained an exceptional reputation for himself with his enthusiastic, tenacious and friendly manner with clients. Michael is punctual, organised and always on hand to provide customers with the excellent customer service standards that we pride ourselves on.
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    Max Baker - Sales Negotiator
    Relatively new to the industry, Max studied Public Services in College and therefore gained excellent skills in communicating and working with people - Key attributes when learning the work ethics of our firm. He is an extremely motivated and energetic young man who is learning every aspect of our trade at an amazing pace. We are already receiving great feedback from our clients, sellers and buyers alike and this instils us with even more confidence that Max has a very bright future with us.
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    Amanda Lock - Company Secretary
    Amanda is the engine room of the office, her organisation skills ensure that the day to day running of the branch is smooth and assists us greatly in upholding our high standards at all times. Amanda has a great deal of experience in property, administration and interior design and this reflects brilliantly on her work.
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    Maddy Neville - Lettings Consultant
    Maddy is a vitally important member of our team as she handles all of the rent payments, organises references, contracts and invoices. Her bubbly personality means that there is never a dull moment and her strong organisational skills ensures that the hard background work is completed to a high standard and this standard continues through all her contacts with landlords and tenants.
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    Paul Vella - Lettings Manager
    Paul has been a letting agent since 2006 and a landlord since 1999. He and his wife Alison ran their own successful agency in Sudbury until selling the business in 2013. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge not just in managing property to the highest standard but also running a successful and heavily customer service based business ideally suited to landlords and tenants alike.
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    Lydia Smith - Lettings Consultant
    Lydia is a local girl and comes from a property background as her parents are the owners of a successful Colchester design and Build company, therefore property is second nature to her. Lydia's very personable skills allow her to meet and relate to all ages of people and to understand their needs and requirements, something that is essential in a good negotiator. She has taken to Lettings like a duck to water and is looking to build her experience and knowledge in a positive and progressive way.
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    Sarah Scott - Customer Relations Manager
    Sarah has been in the industry for over 20 years and has worked in a huge variety of roles, from managing single offices to overseeing entire regions for one of the Country's largest independent Estate Agencies. There is no aspect of the job or the selling/buying/letting process that Sarah hasn't dealt with, making her the perfect point of contact here in the office, employed solely to provide our clients with updates and advice on the marketing of their home. Sarah's knowledge enables her to give the best possible advice at any given time when providing the necessary feedback that our customers need. If you are an existing client, or an individual looking to move and would like some impartial advice on the process please do not hesitate to give Sarah a call or click here to email her directly.
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    29 Crouch Street,
    Colchester,
    CO3 3EN

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    Buying: 01206 916182  Local call rate

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    What Our Customers Say.
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      Don't Just Take Our Word For It....

      Many local Estate Agents shout about their service and why they are 'different', but what do their customers really think?

      Please see below just a handful of genuine testimonials from real people that have experienced first hand dealing with us - See for yourself, the proof is in the pudding, as they say.

    Testimonials from Sellers

    • Seller Testimonial

      We will miss speaking to you on a regular basis
      To all the staff at Michaels, We are happy to write to tell you how satisfied we are with the way in which your firm has dealt with this sale. Our phone calls were answered by polite and happy staff and we will miss speaking to you on a regular basis. Moving home is known to be stressful and ours was no exception. In your advertising brochure you state moving home need not be stressful but there is nothing more you could have done to prevent this in our case as the problems were well beyond your control. Lastly let us say that we have no plans to move again in the near future but should the need arise we would not hesitate to ask Michaels for help again. We wish your firm all the very best in the future. Yours sincerely Sylvia & John Mangam - Byways, Chapel Lane
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      Fantastic Service!
      Fantastic service! Can't recommend Michaels property consultants highly enough for making the daunting prospect of selling and buying a house relatively easy and stress free. They work harder to sell your house than any agent I know. Many, many thanks for all your help. Jo Martin - 52 Haddon Park
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      Impressed by the efficiency and quality of service
      I was really impressed by the efficiency and quality of Michaels' service and the speed with which the sale was achieved. As well as being friendly and knowledgeable about the local house market Michaels took the time to understand my reasons for moving and I never found them "pushy". Whenever I contacted Michaels they instantly recognised me and were aware of the current status of my sale and my buyers told me that they were similarly impressed by the service. Sarah Ellis - 51 Bolsin Drive
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      Don't know why other companies don't follow suit
      Really like the email confirmation of viewings, don't know why other companies don't follow suit. Communication was good from your whole team. Especially liked the weekly call from the girls. Feedback was prompt and relevant. Marketing looks very professional; photos and description sell the house beautifully. Liked the realistic valuation of the house. We have recommended you to our neighbours at #64 who are selling through Boydens. We also have other friends on Drury Road who are considering a move, we will definitely recommend Michaels to them. Christine Masters - 62 Drury Road
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      Streets ahead of the competition

      I just want to say....

      How impressed I am with what you have all achieved in such a short space of time. I think your marketing, your literature and your general approach is streets ahead of the competition. Several people have asked who I have sold through and when I mention your name, they say that they have never heard of you - I say that they must be walking around with their eyes shut to miss your boards! Anyway, well done and I wish you continued success. Paula Fowler - 179a Shrub End Road

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      Michael's passion and honest approach stood out
      We had valuations of our property from various different agents in Colchester, but Michaels passion and honest approach stood out above the rest... Michaels were very helpful throughout the whole process, always on hand to offer advice and talk us through each stage of the sale... A really professional and friendly service, thanks to the whole team at Michael's!! Jake and Sam Holman - 1 King Coel Road, Lexden
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      Always return my calls and knows who I am!
      We have been really happy with the service you have provided, from the beginning and all the way through. I have spoken highly of you and would be confident recommending you to other people. I appreciate a company that always answers the phone, returns my calls and remembers who I am! Jen Smith - 5 Athelstan Road, Lexden
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      The team went above and beyond to assist me
      I was badly let down by another estate agents so switched to Michaels! My house was sold straight away and the team went above and beyond to assist me with the smooth running of the sale! I would definitely recommend Michaels to anyone buying or selling a house!!! Thank you :) - Caroline Connnal, 164 Maldon Road
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      Wouldn't use anyone else.
      Michaels were recommended to me and I can absolutely appreciate why. They sold my property beyond quickly and regularly advised me on the whole process afterwards. My only annoyance was the house I wanted wasn't on the market with them however, it didn't stop them from assisting me as much as possible. There is always someone at the end of the phone who is happy to help, no matter how trivial. Wouldn't use anyone else. Miss Emma Hills - 54 Sheepen Place
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      We would be more than happy to recommend you.

      Dear Michael,

      As you know the sale of 22 SPS competed on the 7th.

      We want to thank you again for your help during this difficult period. We were generally very happy with the service your company provided and we would be more than happy to recommend your services to friends and family.

      We wish you all the very best.  Mr & Mrs Silva - 22 St. Peters Street

    • Seller Testimonial

      Excellent photography and marketing commentary.
      Michaels portrayed my home in it's best light through excellent photography and marketing commentary - not that it was required as my property sold within 24 hours and didn't even hit the market. Friendly, helpful and personable follow-through support and guidance - would happily recommend. Karen Shergold - 1 Cygnet Walk.
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      Their customer service was brilliant.
      Michaels Property Consultants in my opinion are the best estate agents I have used to date and having both sold and purchased multiple properties in the past I have a good comparative experience. Estate Agents often fall into a stereotypical bracket of charging high commissions and doing very little to help you sell or purchase your property. I have both sold and purchased a property through this company and the experience was fantastic. All potential buyers were always in a great position and I never felt that viewings were a waste of time. Their communication skills are excellent and their customer service was brilliant. If you are ever in the position of needing an agent, without doubt choose this dedicated team as they will deliver exactly what they say. - Sarah Field - White Cottage, The Heath, Mistley.
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      Superb, professional, efficient and friendly.
      To Michael and team, Thank you for the superb, professional, efficient and friendly service, I would definitely recommend you in the future. You have made the whole experience of selling a property a very pleasant one. Best Wishes, Rachael Davis - 54 Ladbrook Drive
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      Thank you for a splendid job.
      To all @ Michaels to say a big thank you for a splendid job in achieving a sale on my property!! We love our new home! Many thanks, Linda Pennick - 5 Drury Road
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       A relief to put it in your professional hands
      Dear all at Michaels, Thank you very much for selling mum's home. After Meeting Michael Simpson at mum's I had no hesitation in deciding to go with you. You kindly gave me your time, complimented mum's home and understood the delicacy of the situation. It was a relief to put it in your professional, competent hands. Everyone at Michaels Property has always been very polite, helpful, enthusiastic, consistent and professional. Wishing you all much continued success. Yours respectfully, Fleur - Mrs Fleur Smith, 21 Central Maltings, Manningtree
    • Seller Testimonial

      competitive rates, professionalism, excellent.
      Moving house is an expensive business, there's certainly a lot of choice, but in our experience there was little choice when we decided to cull our list of property agents at the beginning of 2016. we appreciate that there is an element of luck when selling a property, right time, right place etc. But taking the decision to put our property for sale with a single agent was made easier, quite simply by assessing which agent offers competitive rates, professionalism, excellent communication and a great team ethic as well as a confidence in their ability to achieve a positive outcome. The Michael's team certainly delivered all of the above and more. Paul & Debbie Raby, March 2016
    • Seller Testimonial

      Just fantastic!

      Dear Michaels

      We cannot thank you enough for your professional and efficient advise in selling our house. Overall it was a smooth process and your professional knowledge and expertise enabled us to buy and sell in a matter of weeks. We highly recommend you to anyone considering a similar move. Just Fantastic! Mr & Mrs Bain - 3 Browning Close, Prettygate.

    • Seller Testimonial

      I could not have hoped for a better outcome.

      Dear Michael,

       I am very happy with the service you provided - everything was dealt with courteously and efficiently and I could not have hoped for a better outcome regarding the speed of the sale and the price achieved. I look forward to completion tomorrow. Well done to you all and thank you. Julie Watts - 313 Harwich Road 

    • Seller Testimonial

      Thank you for all your efforts and support
      Hi guys Just a quick note to thank you all for your efforts and support in the sale of my house. I'm slowly settling into my new place and hopefully will be here for quite a while. Moving house is not something I plan to do in the near future! Thanks again Les
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      Weekly update calls set you above competition
      To the "Michaels" and Max Real pleasure working with yourselves in selling our property...you are really professional and keep us updated all the time .. The weekly update calls set you above the competition Thank you again .. David Bouckley - 173 Straight Road, Lexden.

    Testimonials from Buyers

    • Buyer Testimonial

      They were impressive in their professionalism
      "I cannot recommend the services of Michaels Property Consultants highly enough. They were impressive in their professionalism and quality of service during the whole property search and eventual transaction ensuring that we got to exchange as quickly as possible. I received no pressure to use a particular conveyancer or any type of hard sell from them. My whole experience of moving was made a pleasure by their helpfulness and their after-care has also been excellent. I would suggest to anyone who is thinking of moving to speak to Michaels, they are excellent". Kind regards. Linda Allardyce - Purchase of Mulberry House, Blind Lane
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      Very professional yet friendly service
      I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for all the very professional yet friendly service you provided which is greatly appreciated and I would not hesitate to recommend you to others.
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      Informed me of progress the whole time.
      Hi Michael, Just wanted to say a massive thank you for your help in purchasing the above property. We had a good few bumps along the way which could have very easily led to the collapse of the chain. Even though these issues were further down the chain you made it your business to call each and every estate agent and solicitor relentlessly to keep it all together and informed me of progress the whole time. If i needed information i called Michaels ahead of even my estate agent or solicitor! It was you that notified me of exchange and completion, again ahead of even my estate agent and solicitor. Even at the beginning of the process you guys were ahead of the game, the property we bought was on the market with 2 local agents. I made a viewing request on Rightmove and you guys replied instantly, the other agent called me about 6 hours later when we had already viewed and put an offer in! I would recommend Michaels as the agent to go to and i will certainly be using them for my next move! Well done and thanks guys especially Mr Bickmore who made it his mission to get this done, even calling and texting on his days off. Regards David Small - Purchase of 11 Roper Close.
    • Buyer Testimonial

      Your team throughout the process were immense help

      Hello Michael, Just a note to say THANK you for your extremely professional help and guidance through our recent purchase of our new home at Lucas Road, Colchester. You and your team through the process were of immense help, efficient and thoughtful and I want to say we really appreciated all the time and effort you put during the various stages required before completion. You were quick in response and informed us accordingly. Thank you very much. My regards to your team. Prince and Kinga Onwukwe
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