Alvechurch Estate Agents - Michael Pretty

About us

About us

Michael PrettyMichael is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors with over 30 years experience of selling properties in Redditch and Bromsgrove where he has worked for both corporate and Independent Estate Agents.

Michael follows the “small is beautiful” maximum, though this should not be confused with them adopting an “old fashioned” approach to business. He continues to invest in the latest computer based technology, software and training. His distinctive For Sale Boards are regarded as some of the most eye catching in the area and his press advertising and Website generate a high level of enquiries. A sophisticated database management system is also used to search and match prospective buyers with sellers.

It is an acknowledged fact that one of the most important and stressful undertakings that most people make in their lifetime is the selling of their property. Often the family home is the most significant asset and selecting the right Estate Agent is essential to a successful outcome. Michael and his sales team look after their clients in the same way that they would hope to be looked after themselves. They believe their blend of local knowledge coupled with experience, attention to detail and a determination to offer the best possible customer service and best value sets them apart from their competitors, a fact clearly demonstrated by the many testimonials they receive.

Michael will guide you through the selling process and can confidently recommend local solicitors, surveyors, contractors, and house clearance personnel with whom we has worked with for many years and provide a professional service.

Michael Pretty Property Auctions

For property sales not ideally suited to the conventional process of marketing such as a house in need of modernisation, a barn considered suitable for conversion, a building plot, cottage, pony paddock or land we can now sell them “under the hammer” through our experienced Auctioneer Ian Matthews FRICS Chartered Surveyor.

Surveys and Valuations

Michael Pretty can arrange RICS Home Buyers Reports on your purchase, and valuations for probate and matrimonial purposes through his local professional RICS contacts.

Mortgage Advice

We are able to recommend an independent mortgage advisor who will help you choose a product that suits your individual needs.


Marketing your home

Marketing your homeThe Old Forge is prominently located in The Square, Alvechurch. It was originally the village Blacksmith’s shop and is now sympathetically refurbished to provide an impressive showroom from which to market your home. Car parking is available right opposite.

From this superb location, Michael Pretty successfully markets Alvechurch, Bromsgrove and Redditch properties and those in nearby villages.

Advertisments are frequent, well designed and easily read with interior photographs where appropriate and wherever possible we will arrange an editorial feature. Your property - including full sales particulars and photographs will also be included on our website and Rightmove the UK’s number one property website to give you the widest possible coverage.

Our sales particulars contain a detailed description with colour photographs and are professionally printed. This includes interior, garden photographs and floorplans as required.

Michael Pretty’s boards include his website address and are distinctive and eye catching and wherever possible sited in prominent positions.

Energy Performance Certificate - It is now a legal requirement to produce an EPC when marketing your property and we can arrange this on your behalf if required.

All viewings are by prior appointment and an accompanied viewing service is available if required. Michael Pretty Estate Agents will follow up all viewings and report back with the comments made by interested parties.

Once a sale is agreed, Michael Pretty Estate Agents will closely monitor the sale up to exchange of contracts, keeping in touch with your purchaser, both party’s solicitors and advise on matters which may arise as a result of surveys, making your move as stress free as possible. On completion day, Michael Pretty Estate Agents are happy to release keys after the solicitors have confirmed receipt of completion monies.