Welcome to Michaels Halstead

Michael Simpson’s roots are firmly in Halstead, since it was his hometown from a very young age and he went to both primary and secondary school here. Having started his career in property in Braintree at the age of 16 he then went on 10 years later to open Michaels’ first branch in Colchester in 2014 with his friend and business partner Michael Rayner. Since then, Michaels have opened two further successful branches - One in the affluent sailing town of Wivenhoe, and a third in Braintree where he started his career. Now having built up a large amount of success with property sales in the town from our Braintree office, we are thrilled to announce that we are opening our fourth office here under the leadership of Local Director Aaron Wilcock, and we cannot wait to bring the same level of exceptional property marketing and customer service to the people in Halstead and the surrounding villages, both sellers and buyers alike. We will also be looking to give as much back to the local community as we physically can especially as it is very close to Michael’s heart, for example we have recently agreed a fantastic sponsorship with Halstead Town Football Club – Who have named the main stand ‘The Michaels Stand’. We would also love to hear from anyone that has any further sponsorship suggestions/needs they may have.

Meet the Halstead Team

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.

Michael Simpson

Co-Founder & CEO

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.

Mike Rayner

Co-Founder & CEO

The upmost professional, Aaron's calm and collected approach to sales goes against every stereotype in the industry. Aaron joined us as a trainee in 2016 and worked his way up through the ranks at an unprecedented rate, to now hold the Local Director title in Halstead. Aaron has re-invented the marketing strategies here at Michaels and taken our profiles on web based and social media platforms to new levels, a true leader and serious asset to the company – Hence his well-deserved promotion to Directorship level.

Aaron Wilcock

Local Director

Stephen has an exemplary career in property and an absolute wealth of experience. Joining the industry straight from school, Stephen has worked his way through the ranks with sheer determination, passion and a skip in his step. He worked with members of the Michaels team in the early stages of his career, always with the knowledge that he would one day bring to them his years of professionalism and diversity, gained from large corporate businesses to privately owned property companies. Stephen provides an honest and sincere approach to his work. He also embraces his love of golf, cooking, family and travel. “I Love my job, love this company and actually, love a hard-working life”

Stephen Robinson

Branch Manager

Charlotte has recently started with us here in Halstead as our trainee sales consultant, she joins us from a strong background of exceptional customer service and has a brilliant way with people. Growing up locally, in Braintree, she has a wealth of knowledge on the local area and cannot wait to apply her professionalism into this exciting new role. Charlotte’s day to day responsibilities will include viewing appointments and she cannot wait to meet the people of Halstead and the surrounding villages, to assist them with the property needs. Welcome to the team Charlotte.

Charlotte Felton

Trainee Sales Consultant

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

Erin, living locally and growing up in the nearby village of Sible Hedingham is our financial representative here in Halstead. Erin is a bright, intelligent, funny young woman and with her estate agency background has a wealth of knowledge in the industry as well as an amazing way with people. Now a fully qualified mortgage broker - she is excited to assist the people of Halstead and the surrounding villages with their residential mortgage needs!

Erin Lee

Mortgage & Protection Advisor