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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 find 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
    Our office is set in a prime position on The High Street, a highly desirable area renowned for its historical buildings and beautiful water front location. 

    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

    Michaelsproperty.co.uk

    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 Service
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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 firms 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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    Alan Waterson - Local Director
    The son of a property developer and Master Builder, Alan grew up with an early interest and appetite to understand property and the people associated with all aspects of buying and selling. He knew at a young age, the importance of finding the right home for the right person. Starting his career as a trainee, Alan has organically grown his experience culminating in him now owning a broad range of skills combined with a strong work ethic. Early in his career Alan's potential was recognised and he was quickly nurtured to a position of management where he flourished. Alan would be the first person to say that he prides himself on honestly and integrity and that being professional comes before anything else. He lives locally with his wife and children and the family dog and having spent many years living in Great Bentley, Alan fell in love with the area and all of the surrounding villages. For the last 17 years or so, Alan has been valuing and selling properties specifically in this geographical area and his professionalism and calm approach to being successful has won him many accolades within the industry. Subsequently, Alan latterly found himself running an estate agents in Wivenhoe for a large organisation, whilst the location was great, he wanted something that would provide a rewarding work/life balance, hence Alan's recent move to run and manage Michaels of Wivenhoe. "The most important thing for me in this role, is building and maintaining healthy relationships that are built on the foundations of trust."
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    Carla Mills - Assistant Manager
    Born locally and having family living in Wivenhoe, means that Carla's knowledge of the area and local market is unrivalled. She herself attended the local schools and her young daughter currently enjoys the University Nursery whilst Carla is busy at work. Carla brings to Michaels a wealth of sales and marketing experience from within estate agency. Having worked for a large corporate company for some 12 years, Carla wanted to bring her expertise to a small independent organisation that enables her to really utilise her skills to the benefit of her clients. She is infectious by nature and her enthusiasm drives the best results - in all aspects Carla works over and above in her role. The personal approach to buying and selling is where Carla comes into her forte, her drive to be successful for her clients is relentless. She fully appreciates that moving home is one of the most exciting yet stressful things that people do. She feels privileged to support people through this process and applies her experience to ensure that her client's interests are always protected and this is always her priority. "Matching people to property makes me happy, it's all about everyone being happy with one outcome".
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    Ali York - Hostess/Administrator
    Having moved from Alresford many years ago, Ali lives in Wivenhoe with her husband and two teenage children, both of which attend the local schools. Ali also has many family members in the town and surrounding villages, who are very involved in various aspects of 'Local Life'. She herself is not far from a local event or function and supports the area and Wivenhoe in many ways and is very much an integrated member of the community. Ali's experience in business is far reaching; she has worked in banking, mortgage services, administrative roles and event organisation. She is leaving her role of the last 14 years to start a new challenge here at Michaels. Having had an interest in property and interior design for many years and with the added bonus of working within a Customer Care industry, Ali is the perfect person to act as hostess at our Wivenhoe office. She is the friendly face that greets our clients, whether by phone or when visiting. With her wealth of home-grown knowledge and her huge involvement locally, Ali hopes that her friendly and honest approach will put every client at ease. "How lucky am I to work in a town that I love so much and also play an integral part in helping people move home".
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    Sarah Richardson-Scott - Customer Relation Manager
    Sarah was born and raised in Wivenhoe and after leaving the village at 17, she then returned years later to raise her own family here. She has two older children at University and a younger son at the local school. Sarah has been in the industry for over 20 years and has worked in a huge variety of roles, from managing single offices to assisting in overseeing entire regions for one of the largest independent estate agent groups. There is no aspect of the job or selling/buying/letting process that Sarah has not dealt with. She is employed solely to provide our clients with updates and advice on the marketing of their home which allows her to impart her years of knowledge and expertise and guide our clients through the process. Most importantly, her advice is always impartial and honest. "Having moved many times myself (within Wivenhoe), I know that during this time you need to feel that when you speak to your estate agent, that you are the single most important client on the phone and not just one of many". Our customers are the parents, neighbours, sisters, brothers and friends of a new client and Sarah's work ethic is passionately based on making sure that every client receives an unparalleled service.
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    Aaron Wilcock - Sales Consultant
    Wivenhoe born and bred, Aaron not only has an absolute appreciation of the place in which he lives and works but he is also passionate about his community. Local sport has been a large part of Aarons commitment to his home town and he has actively been involved in sports with the local schools and the Colne football college. Advancing to play semi-professional football for Wivenhoe and Brightlingsea. Before joining the property industry, Aaron worked for the local Wivenhoe supermarket and then latterly a large corporate property company, he gained a huge understanding of the industry but most importantly, an understanding of the importance of customer care, especially when working locally. Aaron is best placed in his home town to assist and support all of our clients with their house move. Not only is his local knowledge a great asset but his personal connections demonstrate his transparency and trustworthiness when providing advice. "When you work in your home town advising friends, family and friends of friends - you can't be anything other than completely authentic, we all need to live together." Aaron has always had a passion for property and architecture and he has a real interest in the history of the area. His family have been residents for years and many of the properties that we sell locally, invariably have a story attached to them which Aaron can relay. What better place to develop your career, than on your own doorstep.
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    Note: Markers represent the centre of postcodes, not exact locations

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    140 High Street,
    Wivenhoe,
    CO7 9AF

    Telephone us

    Buying: 01206 916159  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

      Your advice has been first class.
      Dear Alan and Carla, We wanted to formally record our sincere thanks for the excellent service you provided for our recent sale and purchase. Throughout the process it has been very reassuring to know that you have been looking after every detail for us. We have moved a few times over the years and can say without doubt that your professionalism and attention to our concerns has been exemplary and easily the best we have experienced, we felt that nothing was too much trouble and you always kept us fully informed. Indeed we particularly thank you for going beyond what might be expected to smooth the final closing stages of the negotiations, all of which was achieved with a minimum worry on our part, your advice has been first class. We wish you well deserved success in the future and If you should ever need a testimony of satisfaction we would be delighted to help, Best regards Simon and Liz Salkeld
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      Professional advice & timely communication
      Hi Alan, I just wanted to pass on our compliments to you and your team. We've been very impressed with the service delivered by Michael's, from the first time I met you, through to the offer acceptance. Aaron, especially, has been very helpful. He's been professional with his advice and timely in his communications. Please pass on our compliments to the directors of Michael's so they know how pleased we have been with the service provided by you, Aaron, and the rest of the Wivenhoe branch. Mr McCarthy - 11 Old School Lane, Elmstead
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      Thank you for your excellent service and attention
      Dear Alan and Colleagues , I just wanted to say thank you very much for the service and professionalism I have received in selling my property. At our first meeting I was unsure with the rent /selling option. Both parties came to the meeting and all my options discussed which was a great first introduction and impression. While I was refurbishing the house no pressure was put on myself as to when this would be available . Following placing on market , from leaving my house and driving to Norwich I had a confirmation from Alan an offer had been placed full asking price! Therefore the right potential buyers where identified and shown the property. Carla has been extremely helpful and efficient the last few weeks before completion . I have already recommended Alan to a neighbour whom has visited and I certainly would highly recommended your company. Thank you for your excellent service and attention. Sue Bevan
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      truly client-centred and who listened to us
      We would like to take this opportunity to thank you and all of your colleagues for the incredibly positive experience we had with selling our first home. At every stage, your firm were approachable, professional, and executed all of our requests within a timely manner. We felt communicated with at all points during the process of our sale, and truly appreciated the time that you all took to answer any queries we had and to reassure us when needed. We feel as though we have really experienced the benefits of selling our first home through a firm who are truly client-centred and who listened to us. Thank you for a fantastic job. We will continue to recommend you to friends and family!   Becca Siddle & Jason King
    • Seller Testimonial

      I believe the marketing and pricing were spot on
      Hello Alan, I wanted to write a short note to thank you for your help with the sale of my property. Throughout the process I have been impressed with the efficiency and professionalism displayed. . Carla was a cheerful and very informative person during the various ups and downs between the offer being accepted, and exchange of contracts. I was confident that everything possible was being done to progress the sale. Most importantly of all, I am very satisfied with the price ultimately achieved for my house. Good luck to you and your business in the future Chris Girvan
    • Seller Testimonial

      Thank you all for being so helpful and charming.
      Dear Alan Could `i thank you and your excellent team at Michaels for selling our house. I cannot faullt your patience and tolerance in nursing the sale through to completion despite all the seemingly endless difficulties and problems.  Thank you all for being so helpful and charming. Best wishes Robert and Elizabeth Parker
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