• Meet the team

  • Two professionals, a single vision.

Mike Rayner

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.

Michael Simpson

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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Michael Bickmore

Michael Bickmore

Senior Negotiator

Michael has been in the industry for over two years now and has 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. Michael constantly works well above and beyond the call of duty to try and find purchasers their dream homes.

Max Baker

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 instills us with even more confidence that Max has a very bright future with us.

Paul Vella

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.

Maddy Neville

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.

Lydia Smith

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.

Maria Southgate

Maria Southgate

Lettings Consultant

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

Amanda Lock

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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