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.

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.

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.

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.

What people say about us

I have recently sold a property using Alan Lee, and their service is, by far, the best around. Their no-nonsense approach to the marketing of the property, viewings and clear, on-going communications is the reason why we chose them. Having bought a house via them previously I had first-hand experience of the personable, and approachable, fantastic service their team provide. Highly recommend them.

We have just bought our first home through Alan Lee. They are hands down the best estate agent we have dealt with since we began looking. From start to finish their communication was excellent and all of the team are really friendly. We would highly recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell.

Excellent service. Very professional and sold the house within days of it being put on the market. Clear communication throughout the process and a very stress free sale.

We just purchased a house through Alan Lee and the service was fantastic; great communication and a friendly atmosphere. Would definitely recommend!

Alan Lee did a fantastic job of selling our family home three years ago and we had no hesitation in instructing them to sell an investment property for us recently. Being independent makes such a difference, the level of personal attention received throughout the process was excellent, we would highly recommend Alan Lee to anyone who is thinking of either buying or selling a property.

I sold my house with Alan Lee in December 2022. It was easily the best estate agency experience I've ever had. Great communication, efficient, responsive, excellent photos and video. I would definitely use again. I highly recommend them!

I had a very positive experience with Alan Lee estate agents and would fully recommend them to anyone wishing to use an estate agent. It’s very nice having a small personable Estate agent as opposed to a corporate one, they know their customers individually and strive to get them what they want to achieve.

We met with several estate agents when deciding to sell our house and Alan Lee stood out by far as our preferred choice. Alan instantly put us at ease and didn’t try the hard sell. Both Alan and Lee were very approachable throughout the process and very helpful. Highly recommended.

From start to finish Alan Lee were professional, helpful and on the ball with our house sale. They couldn’t have done enough for us and communication was a real strength! Thank you to you all for your help in our quick sale and guiding us through a complicated and long chain!

These two guys put their heart and souls in to making your sale or purchase as smooth as possible. Professional, friendly, helpful and I can recommend them highly.

Alan and Lee were amazing, we had quite a stressful period with our house sale and throughout the whole ordeal they remained professional and guided me through to the positive end result. Would really recommend them as an estate agent to sell your house

Great bunch, was a pleasure to work with Lee & the team when purchasing my property. Highly recommended!

Great team. Honest and always prompt communication. Would use again for any further house moves.

My experience with Alan Lee Estate Agents was excellent. All of the staff were very efficient and friendly. They made the process really stress free. Would recommend to anyone

My Husband and I chose Alan Lee after meeting both Alan and two other agents from larger chain Estatge Agents. Alan was really complementary as he entered our home and was genuinely enthusiastic about selling our house. He appeared not to be in a rush nor tied up with other tasks, giving us time to chat and consider our options. This felt personal and less 'next customer please' than with the competitors. The viewings were very well organised and executed by Cheri on a single weekend. During the process we had a couple of hitches which Alan, Lee and Cheri dealt with swiftly and with genuine empathy. We could always get hold of one of them on the phone straight away. They helped us make quick and sometimes difficult decisions when one was needed and we were very grateful for this. Overall they were easy to contact, quick to help, clear and to the point, helped us to weigh up decisions with ease and super friendly. We would recommend their service 100% Thank you !!

We recently purchased a property through Alan Lee Independent Estate Agents and received tremendous support and advice from both Alan and Lee. We were kept informed of developments every step of the way and they were excellent at chasing up the various parties. Very positive experience, would highly recommend. Congratulations Alan and Lee keep up the great work.

Very empathetic, not pushy but very client-focused. Thank you Alan and Lee.

Excellent service throughout, can’t recommend highly enough.

Highly recommend Alan Lee to sell your house. They kept me up to date every step of the way and made the job of selling the house easier.

Great service - professional yet personal. I would not hesitate to recommend Alan and Lee.

Helpful diligent team. Very accessible and responsive to any requests. Would recommend.

My experience with Alan Lee Independent Estate Agents was excellent. As well as selling my house quickly, they were very helpful with advice, information and not least, support during the rocky bits! As they are not part of a chain of sellers, the service is far more personalised, and communication is very good. Both partners are fully informed and aware of any issues regarding the property on sale, which reduced the stress level considerably. I would fully recommend their sevice.

Alan and Lee are both fantastic guys if you want a professional, friendly and expert advice then look no further. The selling of your property is in safe hands from start to finish. Thanks guy's for all you did.

Cherrie was fantastic and showed me round 2 properties, the second of which is now my home! Alan kept me up-to-date with the process, and as a first time buyer, it was as quick and painless as a house purchase can be. Definitely recommend! Thanks guys 😊

I recently sold my property with Alan Lee and was extremely pleased with the service I received from them throughout the process. Selling a property in a post-pandemic, post-brexit market was an interesting experience to say the least; throughout this both Alan and Lee were a wise and calming presence, able to steer me through the many ups and downs that occurred. I discovered that it was a rarity to be working with ethical and honest estate agents; a great number of other estate agents I encountered lacked both of these qualities. I would recommend them without hesitation.

I used Alan Lee Estate Agents to sell my home. I found Alan, Lee and Cherrie all incredibly helpful and they made the process easy. I would definitely recommend!

Thank you so much to everyone at Alan Lee for making selling and buying our next home with them as stress free and straight forward as possible, great service!

I recently purchase a house through Alan Lee Independent Estate Agents. Both Alan & Lee are very professional, friendly, helpful & go that extra mile. Great communication, kept me updated all the way through the process. Would highly recommend using.

Absolutely wonderful service from Alan Lee Estate Agents. Pleasure to deal with, and over the moon with my new property. Highly Recommend!! Many Thanks -Jo

A great team! Very helpful and responsive to messages. We bought our first house through Alan Lee and they made the process so much eaiser. They did a great job, thank you.

We recently bought our first home through Alan Lee estate agents and they made the whole process so much easier due to their friendly and professional service. Cherrie warmly welcomed us to the house on our first viewing, helping us see the potential of the property and offering helpful advice and ideas. Upon having our offer accepted Alan and Lee were always on hand and happy to talk us through the various steps, from recommending local Solicitor firms and surveyors and keeping us up to date at all stages. When you’re buying you choose the house not the estate agent, but I feel lucky that our house was being sold by Alan Lee!

The whole house selling experience ran perfectly from start to finish, all the staff were very professional and always available and returned our calls promptly on the rare occasion needed. Thank you so much we won’t hesitate to contact you when we next move.

Would definitely recommend Alan Lee Estate Agents! Cherry is friendly and the first time we viewed the house we already liked it. Alan and Lee are very helpful being highly responsive jumping on every question we have. Their feedbacks are always quick and down to earth which greatly assure us.

Having recently sold our house ,Absolutely fantastic service from Alan and Lee. They are very friendly and a great team.

We met a lot of estate agents before settling on Alan Lee, they impressed us on day 1 and didn't disappoint down the line! The thing I most appreciated was when you called the office you spoke to Alan or Lee, they knew who you were and were able to deal with any queries in the moment. It 100% made the stressful process of house selling that bit more manageable, I don't think I could have coped if I had to ring a call center set up or explain who I was over and over again! I've already recommended Alan Lee to a friend! Thanks guys.

If you would like a modern proactive estate agency to take care of selling your house then Alan Lee are for you. Within a few days of instructing Alan Lee, we had several viewings booked in and long story short, our house sold overnight. Unfortunately due to a change in the buyers circumstances, the buyer pulled out but Alan Lee were on the ball and organised new viewings and our house was sold again the same week. Their communication is great, they are forward thinking and proactive. Would definitely recommend them. They removed a lot of the stress from the process. Thank you!

I would highly recommend Alan Lee Estate Agents if you are looking to sell your house. Alan and Lee were very professional and created an excellent listing for my house which generated lots of viewings and then offers. They were very patient and generous with their time when I was unsure about things throughout the sales process. They also chased up issues when it was necessary to ensure that the sale went through smoothly. Thank you!

It was an absolute pleasure to have found my home through Alan Lee. Always quick to respond to emails and calls, and more than willingly to help push the sale over the line. Just generally a lovely group of people - I wouldn't hesitate to engage again! Thanks guys

Me and my wife have just sold with Alan lee and couldn’t recommend them enough! Absolutely great guys! Very down to earth and tell you honestly and truthful thoughts. We sold in no time with 8 offers they have a unique and modern approach to the market! And Cheri is fabulous with the viewings. All three are very professional and approachable. If we were to sell again there would be no doubt about it !, we would definitely use Alan Lee again. Thank you once again . Keep up the great work!

We have recently sold our property with Alan Lee . Both Alan and Lee have been absolutely amazing from start to finish and Cherrie (thank you so much for doing our viewings ). They both do their very best to help and support you through the process of selling your property,making it less stressful ! Once again huge big thanks to both of you for everything. X

We have just bought our house, Alan Lee estate agents were excellent. Friendly, efficient and easy to get on touch with. Highly recommended.

A fantastic experience with Alan and Lee for the sale of my first property. Everything from the photography and particulars up to the sale itself was outstanding. They were always incredibly helpful with quick replies and always keeping me up to date with where we were up to! I will no doubt be using them again in the future!

Alan, Lee and Cherry could not have been more supportive and were everything we had hoped for in using an Independent Estate Agent. Their appropriate mix of professionalism, approachability and sensitivity supported a prompt sale, whilst also taking into account specific circumstances. Every t/call, email and contact was responded to without delay and we would no hesitate to recommend. With sincere thanks.

Great service from start to finish from Alan Lee estate agents. The whole process was smooth, no dramas, progressed the sale, dealt with all relevant parties. Would highly recommend as good local estate agents who know Macclesfield and the housing market very well. A very big thanks to team at Alan Lee.

Alan and Lee have been absolutely amazing, nothing was no trouble and were always available to advise when needed. Would highly recommend! Thank you guys once again .

Very good to deal with.

We have just sold our property with Alan Lee. Both Alan and Lee were fantastic from start to finish. Communication was excellent and they were great with advice and help throughout the process. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them. Thank you!

We recently sold and bought with Alan Lee and I couldn’t recommend them enough, from start to finish they kept us well informed, nothing was too much trouble, reassuring and an all-round friendly service, Thank you so much for making it such a positive experience for us!

Here I am, 4 weeks on, a new start and a wonderful home in Macclesfield! Huge thanks to Alan and Lee. I didn't think it would ever happen. Your calm reassurances, persistence and quiet determination to conclude the sale will always be remembered. Well done guys!

Amazing experience from start to finish! From viewing the property with Cherry, the most approachable and helpful estate agent we have ever met (and we met a lot over 2 yrs of viewing!) she entertained our children whilst we looked around the property. Then Alan and Lee always being available to speak to with any queries or advice that we needed! It has honestly made buying our first home a truly special occasion and we are forever grateful! Thank you from my family for helping our drams become reality!

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