Buying a house is one of the biggest financial decisions that you will make in your life. It can be a fairly complex process, but luckily there is a lot of good advice around helping you to make your home-buying experience as easy and problem-free as possible.
It is important to have a good understanding of the process as it will help you to avoid some of the most common hazards of home-buying. Home.co.uk has prepared an introduction to the home-buying process to help you to understand how it all works, how to plan it and what to watch out for.
After almost 30 years in business in Portsmouth and with thousands of properties sold, there’s nothing we haven’t seen, heard or dealt with. Our local expertise and experience can save you time, money and stress.
Our team are straight talking, friendly and professional but above all, love selling property.
We will give you an accurate market valuation, prospects for a sale, examples of recent similar sales, economic and market information and any recommendations for how to maximise the saleability and appeal of your property.
There is NO obligation on your side.
We offer our expert advice so you can make an informed decision about what to do next.
Presentation is everything.
We help you stand out. Our superb 3d floor plans, photography, glossy brochures and videos are superior to most of our competitors. In a busy marketplace, we will help you be seen first.
Realistic, achievable market values.
Our valuations are always sound & trusted. It’s why we are able to identify perfect prospective purchasers in our database and quickly introduce your property to them.
Reach the widest audience possible.
We list on the most searched property websites – Rightmove, Primelocation, Findaproperty and Zoopla amongst others.
The personal touch gets sales.
We accompany all viewings, subject to your instructions, handle negotiations & keep the process moving smoothly. All our team take pride in their relationships with sellers and buyers over many years.
We have 4 types of residential lettings service options we supply to hundreds of landlords. We can help you choose the one that is best for you.
We will collect the rent and pass it to you promptly and arrange for any repairs and maintenance to be carried out on your behalf. This service includes:
We will locate a suitable tenant for your property using our extensive marketing capabilities. This service includes:
We will locate suitable tenants for you, undertake thorough professional referencing and collect the rent for you each month. Please contact us for more details.
This option offers you extra piece of mind. If the tenants fail to pay, we pay you. No void periods. No set up fees. Please contact us for more details.
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Looking for somewhere to live? Whatever your wish list and budget, we will quickly find you the right property.
Bernards have flats, houses and apartments located around Portsmouth, Southsea and Waterlooville available to view. We can help with specialist rental requirements, holiday letting and short term tenancy agreements.
It’s quick and easy. Just register with us and we will find your first selection of suitable properties.
There’s 100 years’ of combined letting & sales experience in our team – that’s hard to beat!
We have been independent since we started in 1988. It means we are passionate about our reputation, the services we offer and the experience you have with us. We guarantee to exceed all your expectations.
How do we stay at the top?
Technology makes us quick.
Local knowledge ensures we are accurate.
A friendly smile makes the serious business of property more fun for everyone!
Visit our lovely bright offices in central Southsea , Waterlooville and Portsmouth. We would be delighted to help you.
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We found Bernards Estate Agents in Waterlooville one of the best agents we have ever been with, everyone was extremely friendly and very helpful they did exactly what they said they would do. We felt we recieved a very good service and they all made you feel at ease every time. We would recommend Bernards Estate Agents to anyone and give them 5 stars for their service.- Buyers & Sellers
A massive thank you to Tom and all the team at Bernards Waterlooville. Extremely helpful and made the whole experience easy. If I were to need assistance with anything property related Bernards would be my first call. Thanks guys.- Seller
I can't praise and thank Bernards enough for all of the hard work, time and effort they put into helping me buy my property. From the very first viewing of the house I found the agent, Charlie, completely knowledgeable about the property and the surrounding area. Subsequently, any queries or concerns were dealt with swiftly...even out of usual office hours. I honestly felt that Charlie went out of his way to ensure that I was kept completely up to date on the purchase of the property. I would have no reservations in recommending Bernards as my experience was so positive. I am loving my new house and say thanks to Charlie and the Bernards team for being so approachable, friendly and professional and for getting things moving along! Thank you so much.- Buyer
Viewed through Bernards today absolutely great customer service! The agent who attended could answer all my questions and the office when called were just as good! 5* to Bernards and the North End team.- Buyer
Jim and his team at Bernards have been professional and helpful from the start and would highly recommend them for selling a property! Having looked at 2 other estate agencies we decided to go with Bernards for their friendly and personal approach, they got us the price we wanted and dealt with all issues swiftly and efficiently! Will 100% use in future and recommend to family and friends.- Seller
I can highly recommend Bernards at Waterlooville. I found the staff to be honest, trustworthy and reliable, which you do not always feel. I have bought and sold many houses over the years and feel I would definitely recommend them to friends and family.- Seller
Bernards came to value our home and after deciding to sell, our property was on the market the next day with professional photos included. We held an open day due to difficult working hours and had over two hours of active buyers round to look at our home. Offer over the asking price was massively appreciated to purchase our next dream home. I highly recommend Bernards and will be using next time we sell.- Seller
Katie, Neil and the team fulfilled much more than promised, great attitude, quick work and no hassle, brilliant, well done team a massive thank you to all- Landlord
Established in 1988, Bernards are well reputed, independent estate agents ideally located in the heart of Southsea. Our aim is to provide a first class service by combining our wealth of experience with full use of the latest information technology. The range of services we provide and the diversity of our client base requires a flexible approach that can only be provided consistently by well trained staff who genuinely care about our clients’ needs.
Monday - Thursday 8:45 – 6:00
Friday 8:45 – 5:30
Saturday 9:00 – 4:00
129 London Road, North End,
Portsmouth, P02 9AA
Telephone: 023 9269 6811
8 Clarendon Road,
Southsea, PO5 2EE
Telephone: 023 9286 4974
47 London Road,
Waterlooville, P07 7EX
Telephone: 023 9223 2888