Welcome to Michaels Braintree & Witham

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. 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 & Witham Team

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.

Patrick Forrester

Local Director

Gemma heads up our branch here in Halstead following an exceptionally successful career working for a corporate organisation. Her innovative flare and driven nature can now flourish within a family run business where her entrepreneurial skills can be celebrated. Gemma has a background of outstanding customer service and a recognised thirst to accomplish, these qualities have enabled her to win many an accolade for her hard work, but more importantly a proven history of customer satisfaction. Living locally to Halstead, this area is where Gemma’s family is growing, and her support network is fully established. Gemma provides a perfect fit for Halstead, by already being a part of the local community and leading an honest and authentic business in the heart of her home.

Gemma Ealden

Branch Manager

Sophie provides her team and clients, with an understated calmness and authentic approach to business. Having been in the property business for many years, Sophie is not fazed with the challenges of her role. She works for her client and their needs, and they come first and foremost in her day to day work. Sophie will not feel satisfied until she has fulfilled her role to perfection. In between being fabulous at her role, Sophie teams up a balance between homelife, cooking and under normal circumstances, socialising. Having spent many years on a European coast, Sophie settled back here, in an area that she loves. Living locally enables her to reach a happy evenness in the areas that are of value to her. An asset to the team but more importantly, she is a great connection for our clients. Nothing is ever too much trouble.

Sophie Barrett

Sales Progressor

Joely is our passionate and ambitious Sales Negotiator. With sheer hard work and the desire to be the best negotiator she can be, Joely has progressed her career at a lightning pace. Joely takes great care and understanding when taking your property requirements, therefore you can be assured that if you are offered a property from her, you will not be disappointed. Confident yet professional, Joely has an abundance of local knowledge which helps with any questions or queries when viewing a potential home. With a past career in retail, her passion to exceed clients’ expectations is outstanding and she is a valued member of the Braintree team.

Joely Russell

Sales Negotiator

Courtney took leadership of the lettings department in April 2020 after spending some 10 years at a corporate agency, having gained a plethora of knowledge in both work based experiences and countless training courses at the highest level. With the rare combination of youth, drive, determination and experience to her advantage, Courtney joins Michaels’ already highly successful brand with a view of only developing the business further and taking us to new heights. Along with our many landlords who were delighted at the announcement of her arrival, we are very excited for what the future holds under Courtney’s management.

Courtney Adams

Lettings Manager

No problem is too big or too small for Laura. Highly experienced in the field of property maintenance and management, Laura has an enthusiasm for problem solving and an innate nature to deliver and resolve when required. Her humour and energy, along with years of experience, make her the ideal property manager for every landlord and tenant alike. There is nothing better than knowing your property or your home, is in safe hands.

Laura Yallop

Property Manager

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.

Amanda Lock

Company Secretary