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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.

    Stephen Richardson & Patrick Forrester - Branch Partners have been providing an unrivalled service to the area for many years. Their reputation and professionalism has credited them both with being amongst the most successful property consultants in the Witham and Braintree areas.

    Michael Simpson (Founder) and Stephen Richardson 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 both Braintree and Witham. With them joining forces again after all of these years, their partnership will take Michaels Property Consultants from strength to strength in Braintree and Witham. 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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    Rightmove.co.uk

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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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    Stephen Richardson - Branch Partner
    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 and successes within the property industry has won him many, many 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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    Declan Stansfield - Negotiator 
    Declan is a team player and a hard worker. Having come from retail, he understands the needs of our clients and has a flare for putting them first and ensuring that their needs are met. Confident and eloquent, Declan brings a young professionalism to the branch teamed with a great humour and drive to succeed. His rugby coaching for children, gives him a patience and understanding for someone of his age and makes him a fantastic member of the team in Braintree.
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    Patrick Forrester - Branch Partner 
    Patrick has lived and worked in the Essex area throughout his property career and Braintree is very close to his heart. He brings to the Braintree office an unrivalled passion and energy for the local property market and its people. Patrick thrives on success and the satisfaction of his clients, his mantra is honest and enthusiastic, leaving any competition behind him. For many years 'Pat' worked for a large corporate property company and whilst he learnt some fantastic skills from them, the experience left him without any doubt at all, that he wanted to be in a position where the client came first. His customer care reputation, forms part of his Code of Practice and this has been the secret ingredient to his accomplishments. A workaholic, there is never a day or time that 'Pat' won't give up for the benefit of his clients or his team. There is no situation that is too much trouble and no challenge that he will not endeavour to resolve. Very rarely do you find such a committed member of the team whose knowledge and experience is exceptional. He is an asset to Braintree and the surrounding villages and long may his triumphs and successes continue.
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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 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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    Maria Southgate - Lettings Manager
    Maria brings to Michaels Property Consultants a vast experience of the Colchester Letting Market having worked in the town for 9 years. Her role as property manager will ensure that the everyday running of your tenancy is conducted with professionalism, accuracy and attention to detail, all of which are essential in the smooth running of your biggest investment.
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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

      Kept me updated and gave valuable advice.
      Hi there, I just wanted to say a huge thank you to  the team for their fantastic professional service whilst selling my house. They were 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. They 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.
      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. The 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
      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. Michael is first class in all aspects of his business, he goes the extra mile, I have bought and sold through Michael 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 Michael. Thank you all at Michaels for a complete service. Gary 
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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. Michael & 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
      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 and the team at Michaels,

      Thank you all so much for all your help and support during my recent sale 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.
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      Dealt with by michaels very well
      Every member of staff that I dealt with through the whole process was excellent. There was problems all through the chain and with other parts of the sale the whole way through but they were dealt with by michaels very well and I was kept up to date with everything. To all of the staff, thank you
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      I highly recommend Stephen Richardson
      I highly recommend Stephen Richardson at Michaels Estate Agents. He was the manager of one of the larger agencies in Witham for a long time and knows the market in this area brilliantly - he also has lots of contacts with investment buyers.
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      genuine, honest and completely transparent
      As of this morning I've now left Witham, but before I leave the page I wanted to recommend the estate agents we used as they were great and I like to give credit where it's due! I 'interviewed' a couple of estate agents before choosing Michael's Property Consultants as although the selling fees were exactly the same as others I spoke to, I felt the branch manager Steve (who did our valuation and subsequent viewings) was genuine, honest and completely transparent with the whole process which was helpful as this was our first time selling. I also liked that he was friendly towards my little boy from the start; Steve included him in the process while he was valuing the house and on subsequent visits, even when he was under his feet or trying to get his toys out to show him! I got the immediate impression that whilst Steve was entirely dedicated to his job, he wasn't a 'pushy seller' and I thought that prospective buyers would take to him well, value his opinion and could rely on him to answer any questions they had honestly, rather than glossing over things just to get a sale. I'd 100 recommend Steve at Michael's if you're considering selling your property and want someone reliable, genuine and able to close a sale!
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      5 stars
      Our review for Michael's Estate Agency in Braintree has to be 5 stars!! Patrick, Stephen and Declan all work well together as a team to deliver a superior and seamless service in a friendly but professional manner. Our experience with them has been very positive, with a significant amount more viewings being booked in our first 10 days than in 10 weeks with our previous agent. We have been kept fully up to date with feedback by telephone after every viewing and via email to confirm viewings. Faultless. Just the type of service from an agent we were hoping for.
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      Many thanks for your help.
      My house was on the market for 6 months with another estate agents I switched to Michaels as they sold my neighbours property in less than a month. I am so glad I switched estate agents as they sold my house within a week of being on the market and for a price I wanted. They did all the viewings with previous estate agents I had done the majority. They were also has less expensive fees but provided a much better service. I can not fault them- any issues with solicitors they also helped to follow up and to ensure the process for exchange and completion was in an agreed time frame. Communication was good and staff were very helpful. Stephen even came back to do an evening viewing- something other estate agents wouldn't have done. I do feel that they want above and beyond. Many thanks for your help.
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      Michael's Estate Agency has to be 5 stars
      Our review for Michael's Estate Agency in Braintree has to be 5 stars!! Patrick, Stephen and Declan all work well together as a team to deliver a superior and seamless service in a friendly but professional manner. Our experience with them has been very positive, with a significant amount more viewings being booked in our first 10 days than in 10 weeks with our previous agent. We have been kept fully up to date with feedback by telephone after every viewing and via email to confirm viewings. Faultless. Just the type of service from an agent we were hoping for.Update 15.07.19 We stand by everything that was stated before, having got to the stage of offer's, with full guidance and advice we have reached that happy place of being SOLD! We feel that the guys at Michaels genuinely want to achieve the best for their clients, no pressure, no stress. We can't thank you enough.
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      Highly recommend this estate agents.
      Highly recommend this estate agents. Very polite and got viewing booked in quickly. Also very helpful with getting the house completed due to the solicitors we had not helping.
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      Steve has been fantastic, 
      Estate Agents can feel pushy and untrustworthy but this certainly isn't the case with Michaels in Braintree. Steve has been fantastic with the guidance he has provided and has continuously supported the sale of our home. They really went the extra mile to ensure the sale of our house and even chased the solicitors on both sides to ensure it went through as quickly as possible. I will definitely be using Michael's again and strongly recommend. Thank you Steve & Patrick
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      The best estate agents in Braintree by far!
      The best estate agents in Braintree by far! 
      Steve has restored my faith in estate agents after dealing with another braintree agent. Micheal's are professional and friendly but most importantly they get things done! Thank you to the whole team!

    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
      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
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      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 up to date with the progress of your property sale. Michael is first class in all aspects of his business,he goes the extra mile,I have bought and sold through Michael 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
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      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!
       
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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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       Thank you!
      We purchased our new home through Michaels, mainly dealing with Stephen. We were impressed with the level of service. Stephen made sure he knew what was going on all along the chain and addressed any concerns. He made sure we were provided with frequent updates, a marked difference from the agent dealing with the sale of our property. Thank you!
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      I could not recommend highly enough.
      Fantastic estate agent that I could not recommend highly enough. My partner and I recently just purchased a property in Witham which ran into no end of trouble. Thankfully Steve and Patrick worked tirelessly to get the sale sorted for us and completed on the date we needed it by. They made the phone calls and got the job done, ypu cannot ask for more than that. Honestly Steve and Patrick did us proud and they will do you proud for your sale as well. Michael's give those guys a raise they deserve it.
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      Steve and Patrick where both extremely helpful
      Recently brought a house through Michaels, Steve and Patrick where both extremely helpful through the whole process.We viewed a number of houses with them when we was searching and all viewings went well and they seemed honest and knowlegable when answering our questions. It was actually Steve who recomended we view the house we actually ended up going for! Patrick and Steve where very much involved with the whole process and chased both sides solictors of their own backs. Without them I think the process would have taken a lot longer, they where very helpful, pro-active and replied to any queries very fast. Especially as we where first time buyers so the whole process was new and overwhelming. Would definatly reccomend and use again in the future! :)
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      highly recommend Michaels
      We would like to thank you for helping getting our 1st. property in Essex, it's been a smooth ride start to finish We highly recommend Michaels Property Consultants Kind regards E&T. Balint
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      Thank you so much Patrick and Stephen
      Thank you so much Patrick and Stephen for all your help. Got it through quickly and kept me up to date on anything. Thank you again
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