Prime Location has thousands of properties for sale or rent - and some pretty nifty tools to make finding the right one much easier.
Prime Location offers so much more to buyers or renters than just punching in your location and sifting through potential homes until you land on one that takes your fancy.
To make searching much more efficient, finding you the right home, in the right place, at the right time, we’ve developed a bunch of free tools that can help...
1. Draw around the exact area you want to search
Rather than look up postcodes, a neat alternative is to use our SmartMaps tool to simply zoom in on your chosen area and draw around it, as below. It will then show all the properties currently for sale.
2. Factor in travel time
3. Choose specific property features
Our Advanced Search option allows you to pinpoint specific must-have features you want from a new home. Simply enter your chosen keyword or phrase, such as ‘double garage’ or ‘large garden’ and hey presto, only these types of properties will appear. You can also tick boxes for ‘retirement homes’ and ‘auctions’. All in all, quite a time saver.
4. View sold house prices
If you’re looking to put your house on the market and want to estimate a fair price, or if you’re scouting a new location and need a benchmark for your offer, then our sold house prices tool comes to the rescue. You can see the house price paid for millions of UK homes, dating back to 1995 from all across the UK.
5. Find property hotspots
If you want to see where’s affordable and where you’ll need to pay a premium, our heatmap tool will assist at a glance. Blue shows you the cheaper areas, and as the map turns red, properties grow more expensive - we just hope the results doesn’t turn you similar shade of red.
6. Find the best local tradespeople
Reliable tradesmen are in demand and can be tricky to track down, especially if you’re moving to a new area of the country. Posting your job on Plentific (a directory of vetted tradespeople on Prime Location) takes the hassle out of the search and lets the quotes roll in to you.
7. Instant quotes for removals
Don’t forget to factor in the cost of removals when you are planning a move. Use Prime Location's cost estimate tool and our partner, AnyVan, will return an instant quote for you.
8. Find a postcode
Lost a postcode? You just need to know a fraction of the rest of the address and Prime Location’s smart postcode finder will search over 27 million UK properties to get the correct full postcode for you.
9. More property inspiration
If you just fancy a little web window browsing then Prime Location’s property inspiration section is your safe bet. Just scroll down the homepage and you’ll see quick links to Dream Homes. Waterside Living, Life Abroad and more. All properties are currently for sale, although you might need deep pockets for a few of them.