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All of our guides in one easy place

Helping you with an property questions you may have

We have compiled all of our guides in one place to help you.

We have worked hard to create a number of guides to assist you through your property journey. Whether you are a buyer, seller, renter or landlord, we have all the relevent information for you below.

If you think there is anything we are missing, make sure to visit our FAQs. We have split them into relevent categories below


Buyer FAQs

Seller FAQs

Renter FAQs

landlord FAQs

New Homes FAQs


Guide to selling

Our guide to selling runs through the entire selling process, from start to finish giving you everything you need to plan a successful sale of your home. Whether you are a 'first time seller' or you've done it all before, you'll find our guide useful.

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Guide to buying

We have put the guide to buying together based on many of the common questions that we receive from clients about buying a home. Of course, we understand that not all of our clients needs are not the same and every property is different. Our guide will go through the complete buying process, step by step, so you know what to expect and be prepared for.

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Guide for landlords

We have put the guide to buying together based on many of the common questions that we receive from clients about buying a home. Of course, we understand that not all of our client's needs are not the same and every property is different.

Prospect has been awarded the Best Lettings Agent in the UK for the last three years and in addition have won Best Lettings Agent in Berkshire and Surrey for the last five years. Along with our ALRA trained staff and our experienced property management team, you can be assured that your portfolio will be in safe hands.

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Guide to renting

Since opening our doors way back in 1990, we have helped literally thousands of tenants find their new home to rent. The rental market does move fast and if you find a property you like, you might need to make a decision quickly and complete paperwork straight away. Not giving you much time to think!

That’s why we’ve created this comprehensive guide to renting, which takes you through every step of the process, key questions you should ask and our checklist helps you protect yourself from problems at any stage.

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Help to Buy guide

Purchasing your new home could be made easier with the Help to Buy Scheme. Having helped over 120,000 buyers*, 81% of which were first-time buyers, many people are looking to the Help to Buy Scheme to purchase their next (or first) property.
*Data from DCLG and includes sales between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2017.

Prospect New Homes works with a number of developers across Berkshire, Surrey and Hampshire to bring you a range of sought-after developments, many of which are available through Help to Buy.

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Virtual valuation guide

We have collated this guide to assist you with virtual valuations. Coronavirus has changed the property market, with the introduction of social distancing, we have adapted our way of working, we are introducing virtual valuations to reduce contact between our staff and you to make it safer for everyone.

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Virtual viewing guide

We have collated a this guide to assist you with virtual viewings. In these new times for the property market, there are big changes from what many people will be used to. Our guide will walk you through virtual viewings and how they work.

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Property video guide

Prospect is dedicated to providing the best marketing possible to our clients and in light of the Coronavirus crisis, we have created this helpful guide as a means for you to reduce your contact with us a to as little as possible. Use this guide to help you create the best footage possible for our team to edit and create a great overview of your property.

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Video calling guide

With a lot of our team based at home due to Covid-19, we have introduced video calling so you can still talk face to face with your agent any time during our opening hours. All you need to do is click the link in the signatures of our emails.

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Prospect Estate Agency’s Autumn Lettings report

As we approach the end of 2020, we take a look back at what has been an unprecedented year. One which has thrown some very complex challenges at home movers, estate agents and the housing market as a whole.

Click on the button below to download your Autumn Lettings Report.

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Winter guide

Prospect is dedicated to providing the best service possible to our tenant, this is why we have won countless awards over the years. We have created this helpful winter property guide for you. The guide covers some useful tips and tricks to prepare you for the winter months and will help you troubleshoot some of the main issues our tenants face this time of year.

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Photo guide

Our Photo Guide is essential for anyone looking to sell their home. It includes a range of industry secrets, tips and best practices to ensure your property photos capture your property in the best light and make it appealing to buyers.

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