Our Story

Alan Wright and Lee Johnstone previously ran Silk Property in Macclesfield and developed an excellent reputation backed by a wealth of superb reviews and testimonials. Our clients were the backbone to Silk Property.

Lee started at the company during its living room enterprise days and Alan arrived shortly after to take over from the company director. In their first full year they nearly tripled the companies turnover.

Alan and Lee want to provide the best possible experience when buying or selling a house and this is somewhat lost in todays cut-throat, target driven sales world. Ethical selling is a new breed of salesmanship; the duo’s drive to build a trustworthy Estate Agency brand in Macclesfield is aiming to thrive utilising their ethical, honest approach coupled with their vast industry knowledge.

When Alan and Lee decided to take the plunge into starting their own agency in Macclesfield they quickly realised the importance of having a strong brand. The norm in the industry is to use directors surnames or power words to sum up your USP and online agents use catchy/punchy names for their businesses so the decision to go down a different route was needed; a name that accentuated our strongest asset – us!

Alan and Lee quickly forged a strong working relationship together realising each others strengths and supporting each other, with a like mindedness and understanding that a strong bond is only beneficial for their clients. Previous testimonials consistently mentioned ‘Alan & Lee’ went the extra mile, ‘Alan & Lee’ supported us through a difficult sale, ‘Alan & Lee’ were full of friendly and trustworthy advice etc.

The name Alan Lee Independent Estate Agents was born from the above. They don’t want to come across as too conventional or stuffy using their surnames as the pair believe a slightly less formal and friendly approach relaxes all clients and parties involved in a very stressful process. Clients are looked after on their terms based on what is beneficial for them with no hidden agenda or hard sales tactics unlike some estate agencies out there today.

We are confident of our service and put our name to it, we are proud of our Town Macclesfield and the independent spirit and the strong community it has.

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Our Story

Alan Wright and Lee Johnstone previously ran Silk Property in Macclesfield and developed an excellent reputation backed by a wealth of superb reviews and testimonials. Our clients were the backbone to Silk Property.

Lee started at the company during its living room enterprise days and Alan arrived shortly after to take over from the company director. In their first full year they nearly tripled the companies turnover.

Alan and Lee want to provide the best possible experience when buying or selling a house and this is somewhat lost in todays cut-throat, target driven sales world. Ethical selling is a new breed of salesmanship; the duo’s drive to build a trustworthy Estate Agency brand in Macclesfield is aiming to thrive utilising their ethical, honest approach coupled with their vast industry knowledge.

When Alan and Lee decided to take the plunge into starting their own agency in Macclesfield they quickly realised the importance of having a strong brand. The norm in the industry is to use directors surnames or power words to sum up your USP and online agents use catchy/punchy names for their businesses so the decision to go down a different route was needed; a name that accentuated our strongest asset – us!

Alan and Lee quickly forged a strong working relationship together realising each others strengths and supporting each other, with a like mindedness and understanding that a strong bond is only beneficial for their clients. Previous testimonials consistently mentioned ‘Alan & Lee’ went the extra mile, ‘Alan & Lee’ supported us through a difficult sale, ‘Alan & Lee’ were full of friendly and trustworthy advice etc.

The name Alan Lee Independent Estate Agents was born from the above. They don’t want to come across as too conventional or stuffy using their surnames as the pair believe a slightly less formal and friendly approach relaxes all clients and parties involved in a very stressful process. Clients are looked after on their terms based on what is beneficial for them with no hidden agenda or hard sales tactics unlike some estate agencies out there today.

We are confident of our service and put our name to it, we are proud of our Town Macclesfield and the independent spirit and the strong community it has.

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Meet the Team

Director – Lee Johnstone

Having grown up with a passion for property born from working in the summer holidays as a labourer for his fathers residential construction business. Lee’s first steps into property were when he was made redundant 10 years ago from a sales role in a different industry, thus helping point Lee in the direction towards his passion in property.

Lee’s first role was at a corporate estate agents head office working his way up to be promoted to a corporate trainer in charge of both training new and experienced administrators and estate agents based at head office. With the knowledge he learnt within this role he went onto work as a negotiator in both sales and lettings for a few small successful independents in Cheshire before helping set up a new local independent agency in Macclesfield working from a directors living room before moving into offices. Lee has since undertook all aspects of the job including measure ups and valuations.

Lee joined Alan in setting up Alan Lee Independent Estate Agents in January 2019.

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Meet the Team

Director – Alan Wright

Alan is born, raised and schooled in Macclesfield and has an extensive knowledge of the area and has had his finger on the pulse of the town’s house prices and market trends for many years. Alan started his property career in Dubai and spent a year in the Middle East as a property consultant.

On moving back to the UK he worked for a local corporate estate agency and was promoted after a year where he then conducted the majority of the branches Valuations and gained a solid foundation and reputation for the next three and a half years. The following two years he took over from the company director at a local independent firm where he learned the importance of small local businesses and the hugely important role they play in the local community.

In January 2019 he and Lee incorporated Alan Lee Ltd.

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Meet the Team

Director – Lee Johnstone

Having grown up with a passion for property born from working in the summer holidays as a labourer for his fathers residential construction business. Lee’s first steps into property were when he was made redundant 10 years ago from a sales role in a different industry, thus helping point Lee in the direction towards his passion in property.

Lee’s first role was at a corporate estate agents head office working his way up to be promoted to a corporate trainer in charge of both training new and experienced administrators and estate agents based at head office. With the knowledge he learnt within this role he went onto work as a negotiator in both sales and lettings for a few small successful independents in Cheshire before helping set up a new local independent agency in Macclesfield working from a directors living room before moving into offices. Lee has since undertook all aspects of the job including measure ups and valuations.

Lee joined Alan in setting up Alan Lee Independent Estate Agents in January 2019.

Director – Alan Wright

Alan is born, raised and schooled in Macclesfield and has an extensive knowledge of the area and has had his finger on the pulse of the town’s house prices and market trends for many years. Alan started his property career in Dubai and spent a year in the Middle East as a property consultant.

On moving back to the UK he worked for a local corporate estate agency and was promoted after a year where he then conducted the majority of the branches Valuations and gained a solid foundation and reputation for the next three and a half years. The following two years he took over from the company director at a local independent firm where he learned the importance of small local businesses and the hugely important role they play in the local community.

In January 2019 he and Lee incorporated Alan Lee Ltd.

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What people say about us

Alan and lee found us a fantastic new home and helped us sell our old house. Very friendly and easy to talk to while maintaining a professional attitude. Would highly recommend and would use them again. Many thanks

We recently bought and sold a house with Alan and Lee. They were absolutely amazing from start to finish. They kept us informed on how the chain was progressing and gave us realistic time frames. Buying and selling houses can be daunting and some terminology is unfamiliar to me but Alan and Lee explained the process using terminology that I understood. They were more informative than my solicitors. I just want to say a huge thank you to you both.

Really good estate agents. Always easy to get a hold of. Always happy to give advice and look out for your best interest, whether you’re buying or selling.

Fantastic estate agents very helpful in both the buying and selling

Alan and Lee were very kind and informative during our purchase. We are definitely going to use them in the future and would recommend them to all our friends and family. They put us at ease at every stage of the purchase and always gave us time, even when we popped into the office unannounced! Thanks Alan and Lee.

Alan and Lee have been absolutely amazing , they have gone above and beyond for us. Would highly recommend! Thank you guys once again .

We recently bought our first home through Alan Lee. The service from everyone we dealt with there was exceptional and nothing was too much trouble. When the time comes to sell on we will 100% be using them.

Just want to say a Massive Thankyou. My little home for 20 years and they were empathic and proactive at all times when I made the biggest decision of my life. Now I have been in my new home for a week and Love it. Both Alan and Lee didnt push but looked after me. All the very best in the future . Great job 👏

This is the second time we have sold a property with Alan Lee and the service and support was again 5 star!

Highly recommended! Both Alan and Lee couldn’t do enough for us throughout the process of selling our house. The customer service we received was better than we ever could have imagined. They were prompt in responding to phone calls & emails, they were extremely efficient and professional from start to finish. We will definitely use them again in the future and truly believe they are the best agents around! Thank you both again for everything over the last few months and we wish you all the best!

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Will Ward
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Great experience from start to finish. Very professional in all aspects and always on top of everything. The communication was brilliant and they always had time for us. Would highly recommend.

I have recently sold a property and wouldn’t hesitate to use them again. Alan and Lee were both polite, proactive and I never had to chase them for anything. Highly recommend.

I have sold 2 properties with Alan and Lee and have found them to be fantastic both times. Extremely helpful and they go out of their way to make the process as smooth as possible. Highly recommend, I wouldn’t hesitate to use them again!!

Friendly, organised and very effective. No corporate double-speak either, which made the whole experience even better. Highly recommended.

I highly recommend both Alan and Lee for the sale of my property they kept me going with their positivity and reassurance through what was a very tough time.They are very friendly, professional and a great team. I couldn't have asked for better Thank you both very much. 😊🏡

We recently had to sell our mother's house as sadly she has had to go into a care home. Alan and Lee were extremely helpful from Day One and more than anything, explained and advised very patiently and readily throughout the entire process, which certainly helped with the stress factor. Accessibility and communication were excellent and would definitely recommend them. More than anything and unlike some, as it is their own business, they actually care!

We recently had to sell our mother's house as sadly she has had to go into a care home. Alan and Lee were extremely helpful from Day One and more than anything, explained and advised very patiently and readily throughout the entire process, which certainly helped with the stress factor. Accessibility and communication were excellent and would definitely recommend them. More than anything and unlike some, as it is their own business, they actually care!

Amazing from start to finish! Would definatley recommended to anyone! Thankyou for all the reassurance and making the situation a lot more stress free!

A brilliant estate agents from start to finish. We purchased our first property through them and we were extremely impressed with the service and professionalism they provided. I would highly recommend them to both buyers and sellers.

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Kelly Fox
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These guys are amazing and an absolute pleasure to work with. From the initial property viewing to post move date, they provided an exceptional service. My husband and I are now living in our dream house and Alan and Lee were huge players in the process. We can’t thank and recommend them enough.

We come across with Alan and Lee as buyers and we were very impressed with professional and friendly services they provided. They were helpful and offer advice on every stage of the buying process which in our case was a bit complicated. I would recommend Alan and Lee to everyone who wants to get professional and attentive service. Buying or selling the property can be very stressful and they did everything to make this process pleasant and straightforward

Can't thank the two of you enough for all you did for us on the sale of our property. We would highly recommend you & most definitely use your services again. From start to finish you were extremely professional & kept us informed the whole way through the selling process...two very friendly approachable guys. Thank you Alan & Lee...

Absolutely fantastic service from Alan and Lee, really down to earth guys who made the whole process of selling our house an absolute breeze, they worked hard and despite the busy crazy year the housing market has been for them, they always made plenty of time to talk to us every step of the way. If you want real people selling your house for you who will bend over backwards to make the process as easy as possible (and at a very good rate) then Alan Lee are the chaps for you! Thanks again, it's been an absolute pleasure! - Jon & Daisy

Great estate agents that we’ll definitely use in the future. From day 1, both Alan & Lee were fantastic to deal with and the communication throughout was excellent! Have already recommended them to friends & family as they made the whole house buying process less stressful than it could have been. Thank you both!!

Great estate agents that we’ll definitely use in the future. From day 1, both Alan & Lee were fantastic to deal with and the communication throughout was excellent! Have already recommended them to friends & family as they made the whole house buying process less stressful than it could have been. Thank you both!!

Sold with Alan and Lee in February and have just completed my purchase with them , so from both a buying and selling perspective the service was excellent . Responds quickly , professional and honest .

I recently sold my house for the first time through Alan Lee. They both made it very easy for me and talked me through everything every step of the way! Really happy with the entire service and the price I got for the property. I will definitely be recommending them to any friends and family. Thanks again both of you!

We moved to Alan Lee from larger Macclesfield based estate agent after being disappointed with the service we were getting. From the moment we had our first phone call with Alan, we felt like we had made the right decision. Both Alan and Lee are thoroughly knowledgeable of the market and the area, always had time to go above and beyond with any of our questions, and steered the sale of our property perfectly. This was all despite us needing to meet the tight stamp duty holiday deadline. I can't recommend this independent estate agent enough.

I bought through Alan Lee and they communicated very well with me and were very pleasant to work with. They were easy to get hold of and responded very quickly to any queries from either me or the vendor. They provided good solid advice and support . Personal touches were much appreciated and I would certainly recommend them to others . Ps sorry for late review !!

Both Alan & Lee were very helpful and always kept us up to date on every step of buying and sell our home, I would highly recommend them as it made our whole process so much easier

Excellent communication from start to finish and had a personal approach which made me feel very supported and informed every step of the way. Would highly recommend their services

Alan and Lee are amazing estate agents. Both were wonderful in selling are home. Would highly recommend them.

Absolutely fantastic, wouldn't hesitate to recommend them or use them again! Both Alan and Lee are friendly and very knowledgeable. We had a complicated situation which they both went out of their way to accommodate, and were extremely professional and responsive in all our interactions with them. I really felt like they had our best interests in mind while acting for us and the whole process with them was very smooth and well managed. I can't speak highly enough of them and am so pleased we went with them. Thanks for everything!!

Alan & Lee were very prompt and effective at getting my house to market and finding a buyer. Communication was great throughout and I can't recommend them enough.

I have just completed my house sale through Alan Lee. Both Alan and Lee have been superb from start to finish. They are responsive and nothing was too much trouble. I had offers and agreed a sale in around 2 weeks of my house going on the market. I can't recommend these guys enough.

What an amazing job you did for our family Alan & Lee. Professional, respectful, personal and nothing too much trouble from start to finish. And the bonus - saved us thousands £

Used, loved, will use again.

I have been paying close attention to Alan Lee over the past year as I am hoping to buy a house at some point in the future and they always pop up on social media and I see their signs all over Macclesfield and the surrounding areas. I have seen quite a few houses on these amazing video tours that they produce themselves which really do show off the properties they are selling very well. They also seem to have a stock of wonderful looking properties that clearly have been taken care of. I know instinctively that when I eventually have enough money saved for my deposit I will be looking to buy through this small independant agents. I look forward to dealing with them as they are highly professional.

I have been paying close attention to Alan Lee over the past year as I am hoping to buy a house at some point in the future and they always pop up on social media and I see their signs all over Macclesfield and the surrounding areas. I have seen quite a few houses on these amazing video tours that they produce themselves which really do show off the properties they are selling very well. They also seem to have a stock of wonderful looking properties that clearly have been taken care of. I know instinctively that when I eventually have enough money saved for my deposit I will be looking to buy through this small independant agents. I look forward to dealing with them as they are highly professional.

Just sold my house with Alan and Lee. They proved to be very helpful especially as I was in a long chain which was managed professionally and competently by both of them . Honest , friendly and straight talking. Would highly recommend them .

Excellent, friendly, helpful, responsive service from start to finish. Wouldn't hesitate to use again myself or recommend Alan and team to friends and family.

Alan Lee we’re simply brilliant. From valuation through to completion they were available and responsive. When we hit the inevitable speed bumps they we calm and did everything in their control to help keep it on track. We’re now in our new home, very happy & can’t fault their effort. Thank you again. Anyone looking to sell/ buy, have the confidence to use Alan Lee, they’re invested in your success.

From valuation to completion, Alan and Lee were absolutely brilliant and we always felt well looked after. We sold and bought with them and their communication was fantastic at all stages. Viewings were always arranged with plenty of notice and feedback was always given where received. They always responded to emails and phone-calls quickly. Most importantly, they were absolutely on it when we encountered some issues with our buyer’s solicitors - calling and emailing to help things move along all the way through. We have already recommended them to our friends who are thinking of moving next year and will continue to recommend to anyone who asks.

From valuation to completion, Alan and Lee were absolutely brilliant and we always felt well looked after. We sold and bought with them and their communication was fantastic at all stages. Viewings were always arranged with plenty of notice and feedback was always given where received. They always responded to emails and phone-calls quickly. Most importantly, they were absolutely on it when we encountered some issues with our buyer’s solicitors - calling and emailing to help things move along all the way through. We have already recommended them to our friends who are thinking of moving next year and will continue to recommend to anyone who asks.

I would highly recommend Alan Lee. They offer an amazing service at a very competitive rate. Lee went above and beyond in trying to facilitate a tricky and slow chain, speaking with the solicitors and other parties for updates, always with a high degree of patience and professionalism. Communication was first class throughout the process. The bespoke Adam Francis illustration of my old house was a lovely personalised (and unexpected) touch at the end of a very long process. Couldn’t have asked for better service; thank you so much!

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We recently sold with Alan Lee. Their communication, response time and general willingness to be available to us at any time was amazing. We sold our house after one weekend of viewings. During the sale we had issues with solicitors at the bottom of our chain. They chased the solicitors and communicated with all parties extremely efficiently. If we ever move again, we will definitely list with them.

From start to finish these were the best Estate Agents I have ever dealt with. We bought and sold with them so helped with the whole chain and they couldn't have been more helpful. Any time I called they picked up straightaway and always helped. They are also competitively priced and got a god price for our property. Very highly recommended.

Both Alan and Lee's communication from initial meeting, property listing and through to sale was exceptional. The guys provide superb customer service. If you are looking for a friendly locally based (Macclesfield area) that goes the extra mile, this is the estate agent to choose. Thank you both.

Both Alan and Lee's communication from initial meeting, property listing and through to sale was exceptional. The guys provide superb customer service. If you are looking for a friendly locally based (Macclesfield area) that goes the extra mile, this is the estate agent to choose. Thank you both.

We recently sold our house through Alan Lee estate agents. The house sold within 48 hours and we had five viewings on the same evening so we couldn’t fault the marketing of the house! Alan and Lee were both a pleasure to deal with throughout the process, they answered any questions I asked promptly and communicated information very effectively. I would recommend Alan Lee to any of my friends and family.

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