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Meet The Team: Michael Booth

Get to know our Manchester based Local Property Expert, Michael, who shares why he thinks Manchester is great

What's great about Manchester?

Where do I start! To me, Manchester is the unofficial capital of England; not that I am biased or anything! The combination of things such as the history, the architecture, music history, sport history, nightlife, friendliness, the list goes on! The variety of places you can experience within the city is truly unique. You can be caught up in the hustle and bustle of the city centre one minute and a ten minute drive takes you out in to the countryside! The culture within Manchester is also unique; everyone is friendly, willing to help and welcoming to people from outside of the city. This great northern powerhouse has also just been voted the best place to live in the UK as well.

What's your favourite property on our listings?

Has to be Blackfield Lane. A three bedroom detached cottage hidden down a quiet country road. Valued at £349,950.

What advice do you give sellers preparing their home for sale?

I always tell sellers that no matter how difficult it is, they need to separate the property from a ‘home’ to a ‘house’ as it makes the sale far easier. If they are motivated and definitely selling, they need to distance their emotional attachment from the property. It makes it easier for them as well!

How is the Manchester property market performing?

The Manchester property market is absolutely booming! It was the busiest December in 6 years in Manchester and it’s picked up roughly 5/6% this first quarter. 

Time for a few quick fire questions...Batman or Superman?


Beatles or Rolling Stones?

Neither. Queen!

PC or Mac?

Mac every day of the week.

Only Fools or Fawlty Towers?

Only Fools! No competition!

What's the last film you watched?

Inglourious Bastards.

And finally...what's your go to karaoke song?

Foo Fighters - One by One.

About Michael

Michael has been in estate agency for a number of years, working for both corporate and independent agents within the residential and commercial sector, which provided him with a wealth of experience in the sales process. He has lived and worked in the local area all his life and shares Purplebricks' belief in always looking after the customer first.

To contact Michael regarding property in Manchester, you can do so via:


Twitter: @mikebpb

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