Rightmove is the largest property listing and aggregator portal in the UK, boasting over 120,000,000 hits every month. This means anyone selling or renting their property will benefit greatly from being listed on Rightmove. Launched in 2000, the site has experienced massive growth through the years, owning over 70% of the market share in top UK property websites viewed.
Rightmove works with estate agents with the main emphasis being to improve and empower the UK’s decision making when it comes to properties. Each month there is a House Price index released by Rightmove to show the changes in the UK.
Statistics have shown, that now over 96% of property searches start online, due to ease and convenience. Busy schedules and limited options mean less people are going into high street agents to view properties on sales/ to let.
Less focus is now on selling properties via shop windows and newspaper listings, but more emphasis is now on the use of online estate agents and portals who provide the same marketing exposure but at a lesser cost. In fact, many traditional local agents are now advertising via online property portals like Zoopla, Rightmove and Primelocation.
At the moment Rightmove only allows property listings and advertising via estate agents and developers, therefore if you are looking to sell or let your home you will have to instruct an online or high-street estate agency.
In September, there has been a rise of 0.7% compared to August, the annual rise has remained stable at 1.2% though. Autumn is seen as a strong month in affordable areas such as the Midlands, Wales and Yorkshire, which have recorded increases of around 4%.
The ‘Back to school’ season means there is a wider choice of properties on the market as people are looking to get sold before the Christmas period. There was a 16% jump in new properties coming on market in the first week of September compared to the previous weeks.
Property price has see a 1.2% this month although there has been a YoY decrease of -0.5% there has been. There has been a renewed improvement in inner london prices.
Listing your property on Rightmove through House Network is free once you have instructed us to sell/rent it on your behalf. Even more beneficial, you also get free listings on Zoopla and Primelocation.
If you are looking to boost your chances of selling quickly, you can make use of our ‘smart sellers bundle’ which provides premium listings on all three property portals and up to 25% more clicks on your property listing. The photo rotation feature also helps to keep your advert fresh and potential buyers interested.
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