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Fantastic commuter access…

Located a very short walk from Colchester North station with its mainline links to London Liverpool Street, ideal for the working p...read more

Excellent investment opportunities

Michaels Property Consultants are pleased to be offering for sale two apartments with excellent potential yields. The Coach Ho...read more

Despite all the doom and gloom the property market is still on the up...

Despite the doom and gloom and the hysteria surrounding last year’s referendum vote and the snap general election earlier this year, e...read more

Welcome to Michaels Braintree

Nestled within one of the most vibrant and colourful market towns, Michaels premises occupies a fantastic town centre position within the bustling High Street of Braintree. The town provides a wonderful plethora of interests, from designer shopping to barns dating back to the mysterious times of the Knights Templar and has a history dating back to The Bronze Age and Roman settlements. Gary Searle, Braintree’s Branch Partner, has been providing an unrivalled service in the town for too many years to mention, his reputation and his history of 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 and recreated the years when they first started working together, back in 2004. This successful duo set the standard for buying selling property in this area and they did this through honesty and integrity. Both of them have very strong family ties and commitments within the Town and with them joining forces again after all of these years, their partnership will take Michaels of Braintree, from strength to strength. As Gary would often say “Team work makes the Dream work”. The team of staff and consultants are all local to the Braintree area and this is a perfect ingredient for success, as far as working honestly and professionally within the area that you live and work. Michaels of Braintree will not only provide each and every client with honest and definitive advice, they will support and guide each transaction through to completion and cover every angle of the process from start to finish.

Meet the Braintree Team

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.

Gary Searle

Local Director

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.

Kirsty Bell

Branch Administrator

Another golf enthusiastic with a passion for property, Jon has worked in the area for years and chose Braintree as the town to secure his future career in estate agency. He compliments the team with his great customer care skills and his drive to successfully match people to property and this comes from an authentic approach to his work. Jon has built his reputation on trust and tenacity and he is the first to receive letters of thanks and recommendations for his commitment to his clients.

Jonathan Bailey

Lettings 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.

Stephen Richardson

Branch Manager