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    Nestled within this vibrant and colourful market town, Michaels premises occupies a fantastic town centre position within the bustling High Street of Braintree. The town and surrounding area provide a wonderful plethora of pretty villages and interests, from designer shopping at Freeport Shopping Village to Cressing Temple Barns which date back to the times of the Knights Templar. Along with excellent links to Stansted Airport and the M11, a railway station with its direct links to London Liverpool Street, Braintree really has it all.

    Gary Searle, Braintree Local Director, has been providing an unrivalled service to the area for many years. His reputation and professionalism has credited Gary with being the most successful property consultant in the Braintree area.

    Michael Simpson and Gary both hold Braintree very dear to their hearts and this new venture has brought them back together again since they first started working together way back in 2004. They set the standard for buying and selling property in the area with honesty and integrity. Both of them have very strong family ties and commitments within the town. With them joining forces again after all of these years, their partnership will take Michaels Property Consultants from strength to strength in Braintree. Our sole aim is to provide each and every client with an honest and professional approach, bringing a successful conclusion whatever their budget.

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Thinking Of Selling?
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    Marketing, it's about standing out from the herd.
    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.

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    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.
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    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 in the High Street, a highly desirable area renowned for it's boutique shops, cafes and bars, in the heart of Braintree's town centre.
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    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.
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    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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    Mortgage and Protection Advice

    Michaels are proud to be in partnership with Gemma Cuff of Gemstone Mortgages.

    "Gemstone mortgages was born out of the idea of using my knowledge, experience and reputation to create a bespoke business that gives you clarity in the mortgage market.

    With my door always open, my phone always on and email only a fingertip away, I look forward to giving you the first class service you expect and deserve - whilst also saving you those all important pennies."

    Gemma Cuff, Director.

    Please feel free to pop in for a chat or call us to arrange an appointment to gain some free advice.

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    Gary Searle - Local Director
    A local family man with an admirable and flawless work ethic. Gary has worked within the property industry his entire working life and his experiences and knowledge really have awarded him with one of the most well-respected professional reputations within the Braintree Area. Starting his career as a trainee, Gary has worked through his entire career with the sole purpose of matching people to property through local knowledge, experience and a passion that comes from the heart. His humour and his endearing nature only go to demonstrate the reason for his success. Living locally with his wife and three young children, Gary has created his life around the Braintree community and all that it has to offer and this can only go to validate his commitment to his business and his clients whom he helps to move. There is not a house purchase or sale, land acquisition or investment opportunity within this beautiful part of Essex, that Gary would not know about or have had dealings with. He is in constant demand from various organisations and individuals who ask him to impart his advice regarding anything at all which relates to the property market. One could call him the 'oracle' of property but Gary would just put it down to quite simply, he is doing his job and providing a brilliant service.
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    Stephen Richardson - Branch Manager
    Having lived locally his whole life, Stephens roots are firmly planted in the Braintree and Witham areas and he knows the town and villages well. Stephen has been in property since 2001 and brings a huge amount of experience and professionalism to Michaels and his knowledge of the property industry has won him many success awards over the years. "The beauty of working in an area where you were born and grew up, means that you are respected for your honesty in this business, which as we all know is a rare quality sometimes. I love my job and I love where I live". The success of Michaels has been based on integrity and authenticity and Stephen puts customer care before anything else, his drive is infectious and his motivation to provide the best experience and service, really is second to none.
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    Jon Bailey - Sales Consultant
    Jon comes to us in Braintree from a large property company and he brings with him, a professional and enthusiastic work ethic and a determined approach to customer care. Working locally gives Jon a fantastic opportunity to balance his commitment to his work but also enables him to enjoy his sporting activities in his leisure time. Jon is not shy to roll up his sleeves and work over and above in order to place the needs of his clients before anything. His competitive nature means that he will ensure that whatever he does, it will lead to success.
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    Kirsty Bell - Branch Administrator
    Every office needs a Kirsty, methodical, thorough and prompt. She is organised at every point of the process and will ensure that she offers a professional and swift administrative service to all of our clients. Kirsty lives locally and enjoys taking her family dog to the local coastlines in her leisure time. She has a real empathy and understanding of the importance of supporting the buying and selling roles of the team at Braintree. Having worked with most of the team for many years, Kirsty is very much a part of the Michaels family and she provides a fantastic support service to both the team and her clients.
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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

      Gary kept me updated and gave valuable advice.
      Hi there, I just wanted to say a huge thank you to Gary and Conor for their fantastic professional service whilst selling my house. Gary was very fair when giving the valuation and the house was sold within just 6 days for the full asking price. And from start to finish the sale was around 7 weeks! Throughout the entire sale Conor kept in touch weekly keeping me up to date with the sale. Gary also keep me updated and gave lots of valuable advice. I will always recommend Michaels to anyone thinking of selling. Again, thank you all so much for all your help, advise and professionalism. All the best, Lisa Hutchinson - 30 Atlas Road.
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      Thank you again.
      Dear Gary, thank you again for getting us out of the flat in Braintree. We are thrilled with the new place and can really see our future in Colchester. It would be lovely to see you and show you where we are living - so please come over when you are in Colchester next. From Jean and Lou - 14 Clay Mill Court
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      A personal touch larger estate agents fail to give
      Right from the very beginning our experience with Michaels has been positive. Michaels were initially recommended by a friend and as our preference was to use a local family business to sell our home, Michaels fitted the bill perfectly. With high class brochures showing quality pictures which were also used on the best and most popular real estate websites, the service was professional, efficient and effective . Michaels offer a personal touch that larger estate agents often fail too give . We would highly recommend them to anyone wishing to sell their home. Cliff and Alison Roomes - Sale of 26 Bulrush Close
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      Always someone at the end of the phone
      "We were really pleased with the Michaels team. There was always someone at the end of the phone or just an email away. Gary & his team helped us with the quick sale we needed and the purchase of our new forever home. A friendly, helpful team that I would recommend to any future sellers" Kind regards Kate and Stuart
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      thank you so much for all you did for me
      Gary I wanted write to you to express my sincere thanks for the way you handled my house sale, I haven't moved for such a long time and was worried about the process and how it would all work out I shouldn't of worried at all, Right from the very start you handled and managed the process so personally and professionally, if ever I had any concerns I could call you anytime sometimes late in the evening And you would put my mind at rest, You really surprised me when you achieved an offer higher than the asking price and that you chose the right family for my property as you knew how much that meant to me You took care of all the solicitors matters for me and you were right keeping it under the same umbrella made the process so much quicker and stress free I have already have and will in the future recommend you and your company, thank you again so much again for all you did for me. Kind regards Mrs Frost
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      What a fantastic service we received
      What a fantastic service we received from Michaels Property. They sold our house for the asking price, which in the market was a great achievement. Its always a pleasure to go into the office, be greeted by a smile by the staff, whoever you speak to they are always up to date with the progress of your property sale. Gary is first class in all aspects of his business, he goes the extra mile, I have bought and sold through Gary on several occasions and have always been fully satisfied with the service provided, I would recommend him to anyone, as I have with my family, my 2 daughters have both bought and sold, and my son has also sold through Gary. Thank you all at Michaels for a complete service. Gary Coote
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      Thank you for the brilliant service
      I'd like to thank you for the brilliant service I received from you and your team in dealing with the sale of the above property. Good straight forward advice on value, followed by a cohesive marketing plan. Fortunately we didn't need the open weekend as you found a purchaser who you guided through to completion despite the frailties of the conveyancing system. I came to you expecting to receive the service I had previously enjoyed from your colleagues in Colchester, and I have not been disappointed. Looking forward to doing more business with you and Michaels in the future. Kind Regards Nigel Bones
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      We were really pleased with the Michaels team.
      We were really pleased with the Michaels team. There was always someone at the end of the phone or just an email away. Gary & his team helped us with the quick sale we needed and the purchase of our new forever home. A friendly, helpful team that I would recommend to any future sellers
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      thanks for the way you handled my house sale
      Gary I wanted write to you to express my sincere thanks for the way you handled my house sale, I haven't moved for such a long time and was worried about the process and how it would all work out I shouldn't of worried at all, Right from the very start you handled and managed the process so personally and professionally, if ever I had any concerns I could call you anytime sometimes late in the evening And you would put my mind at rest, You really surprised me when you achieved an offer higher than the asking price and that you chose the right family for my property as you knew how much that meant to me You took care of all the solicitors matters for me and you were right keeping it under the same umbrella made the process so much quicker and stress free I have already have and will in the future recommend you and your company, thank you again so much again for all you did for me
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      Super service+outstanding communication from Steve
      Super service and outstanding communication from Steve as always! Having bought and sold a few properties over the years I have always used Steve to sell and this one was no different, delivered in every way possible, Steve was always chasing and keeping me informed, available to take my calls, text and emails through the day and night both during the week and weekends. Thanks again Steve, we will work together again very soon. best wishes
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      Thank you all so much for all your help + support
      Dear Steve, Gary and the team at Michaels,

      Thank you all so much for all your help and support during my recent sakes and purchase. it was hugely appreciated. 
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      You did more then you would normally
      Steve,

      We would like to say a big thank you for all your help selling the house. You did more then you would normally and all the family are very grateful for it Kind regards The Pearce Family
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      I highly recommend Stephen and the Michaels team
      "I highly recommend Stephen and the team at Michaels, from our first valuation appointment Stephen was professional, committed and honest and continued to provide a supportive and personable service throughout the whole process. We were delighted with the price they secured for our property and this was due to his experienced and insightful approach".
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      Buyer within 2 weeks of instruction
      As I'm sure you are aware we were on the market with another local agent for nearly 6 months before instructing yourselves. Your colleague Stephen came and took our property on the market and we were online and getting viewings within a few days of instructing you. Communication with the team at Michaels has always been efficient, professional and friendly. You found us a first time buyer within 2 weeks of instruction and qualified their offer as I would expect. Overall we were very pleased with the service we received, you acted in our best interests at all times and helped what could have been a nightmare chain get to exchange and complete in good time.
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      So helpful and attentive.
      "After finding my dream home on Michaels Property Consultants listings, they took care of the rest from start to finish! Everyone at the branch was so helpful and attentive. I was never left feeling anything but confident that they had my end of the purchase under control. I would highly recommend this professional service to anyone looking to sell or purchase a property."
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      We would not hesitate in recommending Michael
      'The team at Michaels were helpful throughout the entire process of selling our property and also buying our new property. The sale was dealt with quickly and efficiently, we were most impressed with the level of communication and felt as though we were kept up to date at each stage of the transaction. We would not hesitate in recommending Michaels to our family and friends. Special thanks to Steve and Jon for all their help. '
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      It has been a pleasure dealing with you
      Steve, I just wanted to say thank you for all the hard work you put into completing on the sale of my late mother's property. Due to the inefficiency of the solicitors you had to put in far more time to this sale than should have been necessary and I thank you for that. It has been a pleasure dealing with you due to your friendly and professional manner.

    Testimonials from Buyers

    • Buyer Testimonial

      Thank you for your excellent service.
      Hi Steve, a quick email to thank you for your excellent service throughout our viewing, negotiating and placing an offer on Wood Way, Great Notley. We were both extremely impressed with the way you kept us fully informed throughout the process.
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      I would highly recommend Michaels to anyone
      I would highly recommend Michaels to anyone thinking of buying or selling a property. The communication, professionalism and customer service is in one word 'impeccable'. I was buying my second house and selling my first house, it was a draining and trying time! Viewing after viewing, intrusive questions from the bank...... draining! I found a house that I loved but needed to sell mine. A long waiting game! But the staff at Michaels kept me sane by reassuring me and updating me. I would even ring them to offload my frustration! Nothing was too much for them, a very customer focused team. I think the best asset they showed me was that they were loyal to both the buyer and the vendor which you don't get with some estate agents. They obviously wanted to get as much money as possible for their seller but they also knew how much I wanted the house so they worked with both. They made the process with them a smooth transition. If you are looking for an estate agent, take my advice, give them a go, you won't regret it. Carly Desmond -  Purchase of 26 Bulrush Close
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      Your help and guidance was invaluable 
      I would just like to take this opportunity to thank you for your professional help when showing my wife and I around the property which we subsequently bought. Your help and guidance was invaluable throughout the purchasing process; you were always on hand to answer or pass on any questions that we had for the vendor. So please accept our sincere thanks as we feel you went above and beyond regarding what has resulted in a successful purchase.
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      Your help and guidance was invaluable
      Gary I would just like to take this opportunity to thank you for your professional help when showing my wife and I around the property which we subsequently bought. Your help and guidance was invaluable throughout the purchasing process; you were always on hand to answer or pass on any questions that we had for the vendor. So please accept our sincere thanks as we feel you went above and beyond regarding what has resulted in a successful purchase. Kind Regards Mike & Jackie Dryhurst
    • Buyer Testimonial

      What a fantastic service we received from Michaels
      What a fantastic service we received from Michaels Property. They sold our house for the asking price,which in the market was a great achievement. Its always a pleasure to go into the office,be greeted by a smile by the staff, whoever you speak to they are always upto date with the progress of your property sale. Gary is first class in all aspects of his business,he goes the extra mile,I have bought and sold through Gary on several occasions and have always been fully satisfied with the service provided,I would recommend him to anyone,as I have with my family,my 2 daughters have both bought and sold,and my son has also sold through Gary. Thank you all at Michaels for a complete service. Gary Coote
    • Buyer Testimonial

      Professional, Precise, Efficient + Always friendly
      Dear Stephen and the rest of the Michaels team,
      Thank you for everything you have done over the last few months on my purchase of St Vincents Court!
      Your work has been professional, precise, efficient and always friendly!
      I will always recommend you to others.
      Here is a little something to say thank you, Enjoy!
       
    • Buyer Testimonial

      We would not hesitate in recommending Michael
      'The team at Michaels were helpful throughout the entire process of selling our property and also buying our new property. The sale was dealt with quickly and efficiently, we were most impressed with the level of communication and felt as though we were kept up to date at each stage of the transaction. We would not hesitate in recommending Michaels to our family and friends. Special thanks to Steve and Jon for all their help. '
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