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As a buyer I found Michael helpful and very responsive to every question I had, even the minor ones. The whole process of buying was painless and smoothed along by Michael’s pragmatism and openness. This house purchase experience was definitely better than previous ones!

by Ian King


From start to finish, Stowhill Estates provided what can only be described as a fully supportive and seamless experience where nothing was too much trouble. Our house sold within days at close to asking price and at a pace that probably could not have been managed by anyone else! I would not hesitate for a second to recommend Michael and Stowhill Estates. Just wish we'd found them sooner!

by Sir Brian & Lady Ellen Burridge


Michael provided a superb and professional service form the moment I met him. I was so pleased that the property brochure matched the property exactly, no wide angle lenses here! I bought it. Michael supported me throughout the purchase process. An excellent service, I thoroughly recommend Stowhill Estates Ltd.

by Kate Allan

I have no reservations whatsoever in recommending Stowhill Estates to anyone who is serious about selling their property.

When I was introduced to Michael I knew instantly that he had integrity and passion about his business. We had tried to sell through Savills and another local agent with no success. He believed that he could deliver a much better service and gave me confidence that the property was not only beautiful but fairly priced and would sell quickly. This proved to be the case! On meeting his wife, Lucy, my feelings were reinforced by her natural enthusiasm and shared passion for our property. Together they make a formidable team and, with the help of some beautiful photographs, produced a brochure which truly reflected the quality of our home. The end product undoubtedly provided Michael with a worthy marketing tool. What makes Stowhill Estates quite unique in my opinion is Michael’s ability to screen potential buyers to ensure that subsequent viewings were always positive and matched the criteria outlined by the initial enquiry. This took all of the frustration away from us as no viewing was a waste of time and all were handled personally by Michael, having taken a great deal of time to really know the property. warts and all! Very soon, a buyer was found and, from thereon, Michael eased the process along, always keeping us informed of progress and thereby minimising the stress that often goes with selling one’s home. At no point were we put under pressure to accept a low offer or have a ‘for sale’ board outside the property, neither of which would have been acceptable to us and which he understood. I have come to respect Michael’s passion for the service he provides, which is quite unique in my view. Not only is he truly professional in every aspect, but also a very likeable person, who I have come to regard as a friend. I have no reservations whatsoever in recommending Stowhill Estates to anyone who is serious about selling their property.

by Jenny Lewis

Very highly recommended

After 6 months on the market with another local agent, with lacklustre service and only 6 viewings, thank goodness I discovered Stowhill Estates! Within only 2 weeks of relaunching my property through Stowhill, with a beautiful, carefully prepared so-much-better brochure, I'd had another 6 viewings and a firm offer at almost the asking price. If only I had known about them from the start! Michael was pleasant, knowledgable, gave excellent, realistic advice on pricing and marketing and was always contactable. He and his wife Lucy gave a whole afternoon with their photographer to producing a brochure that really did the property justice, with attention to small details all the way (such a different experience from the previous agency). I really felt they cared about presenting my home well, looking after my needs and making the whole process as painless as possible.

by Helen Asbury

Great service

We were so impressed when Michael showed us around a property we were interested in buying that when we came to sell ours he was the only choice. He is highly professional, trustworthy and reliable, and kept us up to date, making everything go as smoothly as possible. We would highly recommend Stowhill Estates.

by David & Anna

I tried with the others..

I tried to sell my property 2 years ago with agents from a nearby town. The result was a very few viewers, whose needs were ill-matched to my property. This year I was encouraged to use Stowhill Estates among others to view my cottage. Michael Joerin stood out in his professionalism, knowledge of the area and his enthusiasm. His friendly approach and well- communicated appreciation of the merits of the cottage led to an early offer of the asking price.

by Geoff

The best we’ve seen

Having tried two agents, both times we were very disappointed with their brochure and lack of sale. We were contacted by Michael and Lucy so arranged a meeting. We were very impressed with their views on buying and selling and how a sales brochure should look, so decided to go with them. The brochure they produced was superb, the best we’ve seen having moved house fourteen times. We went live online on the Saturday and achieved a viewing on the Tuesday, Michael also arranged a second viewing and this couple offered us the full asking price of £995,000 the next day. We have since gone to exchange and confirmed a move date. Michael was there all the way and answered any questions we had straight away and he kept involved all the way to exchange. Would highly recommend.

by Geoff & Yvonne Poole

We can’t recommend Lucy and Michael more highly

We were extremely impressed with Lucy and Michael’s approach to marketing, particularly as we had tenants in the flat. Lucy ‘dressed the flat to impress’ even adding her own cushions, candles, pictures and fresh flowers! Michael and Lucy used, their own professional photographer to produce stunning pictures which resulted in an impressive number of viewings. Within a relatively short time, we had an offer close to the asking price. Throughout the subsequent protracted and tedious contract negotiations, Michael exhibited great patience and good humour. We really believe that if Michael had not gone ‘over and above’ his brief by finding solutions to issues raised at the 11th hour by the buyer’s solicitor, the deal would not have gone through. Even our own solicitor said “Michael has been brilliant’. We can’t recommend Lucy and Michael more highly.

by Mr & Mrs Heather

Exceeded all of our expectations

On the verge of going with a generic high street estate agent, fortunately for us, a brief visit and a quick chat with Mike and Lucy showed us a better way. Both lovely people, who provided knowledge of the local area, and a sales strategy personalised to our needs and property. They exceeded all of our expectations by obtaining a fantastic offer on our property within a couple of days of instruction. We could not have wished for better, and are still blown away by the service they provided. They brought something to the sale of our property which we feel other high street providers could not have. We could not recommend Mike and Lucy highly enough and would not hesitate to use them again in the future.

by Mike & Sally

The service provided was impeccable

Michael was acting in the sale of a flat in Islington. Initially, I thought the fact he was based in Oxfordshire would impede the process, notwithstanding his affiliation with Keller Williams. I could not have been more wrong. The service he provided was impeccable. Available pretty much 24/7, responsive, pragmatic, he kept the process moving along to a mutually satisfactory conclusion. Of course, he was acting for the seller, but he made us feel like the client! But going above and beyond didn’t stop at completion. He has remained available and has interfaced between us and the vendor over a couple of post-closing matters and, again, has been a pleasure to deal with. Outstanding.

by Milan

Personalised and client-focused service

Mike and Lucy did a great job for us, finding us a buyer for our home in just a matter of weeks, despite the market being flat. They seem to take a different approach to most agents, offering a more personalised and client-focused service. Also, their literature is higher quality and they achieved some excellent PR coverage for us in Oxfordshire magazine. I would highly recommend them to anyone selling their home.

by Jim & Lucy Gilroy

Unique and personal approach

Our house had been on the market for over 12-months without success but was sold within a month once we transferred to Stowhill Estates. Their unique and personal approach ensured that the match between potential buyers and our expectations was beyond compare. We were able to discuss pricing in a business-like manner and I have no doubt, this assisted in achieving the speedy positive outcome rather than massaging sellers ego’s via unrealistic target prices.

by Clive Dunster

Very professional & friendly service

Very professional and friendly service Made us feel they genuinely liked the house they were selling ,grasped our requirements and linked intelligently to how the house would suit us Very knowledgeable about the village which was interesting particularly as we are from a completely different area Nothing was too much trouble in terms of viewings

by Suzie Empson

No hesitation in recommending Stowhill

Working with Michael and Lucy proved to be a very good experience. They provide an extremely professional and friendly full seven days a week service and were happy to be contacted late into the evenings to discuss the considerable complexities of our proposed purchase. Our house had been on the market for 6 months with another agent whose online marketing was poor (photographs and description really didn’t do justice to the property) and led to little interest and few viewings. On switching to Stowhill Estates the marketing was much better with photos and full description emphasising the selling points. This led to much greater interest almost overnight, with lots of viewings and an offer swiftly forthcoming. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Stowhill, and would certainly use their services in the future.

by Ken & Rachel

We would highly recommend

After being on the market for nearly nine months and using two estate agents Stowhill Estates were recommended to us and we are very glad they were. On meeting Michael we were impressed with the straight forward and sensible advice he gave. He had clearly done his research and was able to give a reasoned approach to pricing the house and the strategy to sell it. He gave us reassurance that we would sell our house and that he would get the best price for it. After just four weeks on the market, he did just that, we had three offers. Michael has helped guide us through every step of the process and given us invaluable advice. We would highly recommend Stowhill Estates.

by Katie & Robert

Nothing was too much trouble

Very professional and friendly service. Made us feel they genuinely liked the house they were selling, grasped our requirements and linked intelligently to how the house would suit us. Very knowledgeable about the village which was interesting particularly as we are from a completely different area. Nothing was too much trouble in terms of viewings

by Suzie Empson

A refreshing no nonsense approach

Michael and Lucy have worked incredibly hard on our behalf to secure a buyer for the full asking price! The photographs captured the true loveliness of this old house. With a refreshing no nonsense approach to its accurate value, after a slow start we ended up with significant footfall and several interested parties leading to offers. Friendly and quick to respond to any queries, we would highly recommend.

by Wendy Davenport

They shine from the crowd

I would strongly recommend Michael and Lucy, they shine from the crowd in the service they provide, and set an example to the industry. I am extremely impressed by their level of professionalism, effort to help, personal touch and care to do an excellent job. They have been one step away to support throughout the house purchase process and made it all happen.

by Bes Chadzynski

First class

We were very impressed with Stowhill and the marketing of our property was first class. Both Michael and Lucy were very professional in their approach and the photographs and presentation of our property was far superior than that we had from other estate agents. We recommended them to our neighbour and will be recommending Stowhill to our friends and colleagues going forward.

by Gerry Lejeune OBE

Very happy with their services

Always happy to answer any of our questions. Sold our property quickly with the least disruption to our family life. Very happy with their services. Highly recommended.

by Rowena & Peter Pearce

Professionalism and friendliness

After my home had been on the market with 3 different agents for many months I decided to try Michael & Lucy from Stowhill Estates and I’m so pleased I did! They came and spoke to me honestly and frankly about my home, the market and my aspirations. After they showed me the results of the professional photographs, some of which had been staged to show my home to its fullest potential, we went to market and received an offer in our first week! As the chain was not quite complete they continued to help me and we later received another offer for the full asking price. I cannot say enough about the professionalism and friendliness of both Michael & Lucy – they definitely give this traditionally poorly serviced industry a fresh approach and a run for their money!

by Debbie Sakal

A very personal service

Michael and Lucy provide a very personal service. During our visit Michael provided a great insight into the local area whilst also being discreet in allowing us space to discuss the property. Before exchange he was also very active in resolving issues and promising clarity.

by Andrew Yarker

A can-do attitude

A solid network, knowledge of the surrounding marketplace, a can-do attitude and ability to locate off the market properties – try Stowhill Estates before the hight street names.

by Alan McNaughton Gisby

I could not have asked for a harder working agent

After 12 months trying to sell my house through a couple of mainstream estate agents I was introduced to Michael at Stowhill Estates. After some initial discussions, it was clear that Michael and Lucy were going to take a very fresh approach to the sale of my house and one that I felt would work better with my target market. Michael and Lucy took time to learn about my property, the local area and the sort of people that would be interested in our type of house, a converted church. Their marketing of my property was excellent and they quickly had potential buyers lined up. Within 6 weeks of re-marketing the house it was sold. I could not have asked for a harder working agent that I really felt was working for me, light and day between Stowhill and the mainstream agents I had used.

by Rhys Sharp
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