All About Rightmove Plus – an Online Property Marketing Tool
Rightmove Plus is a back-end system to display properties for sale or rent with access restricted to a membership system. Registered users (estate agents and property professionals) who can upload details of their customers’ properties. The website displays hundreds of thousands of properties using clear, concise navigation, acting as a marketplace for home buyers and sellers.
Advertised as the UK’s number 1 property website for properties, it is probably the largest of its kind, certainly in the UK. With around 9 million property searches a month, it also has to be one of the world’s most popular membership websites!
Sign up/register/login to Access Rightmove Plus here (this will take you to a new page).
Have a question on how to use the Rightmove agents service? The ‘Rightmove plus’ login page has several ‘how-to’ video guides, which are only accessible when logged in/signed up.
When signed up, users can add properties easily from their portal software. Once properties are listed, users can add content and share it with other users and the general public. Buyers can view properties and contact agents to offer any homes they want to purchase.
How does ‘Rightmove Plus’ make money? Can anybody advertise a property to sell?
”Rightmove Lettings’ or ‘Rightmove Estate Agents’ are popular search terms on the web, but this isn’t what they do. ‘Rightmove Plus’ generates revenue by listing estate agents (users registered with the service) and their properties for sale on www.rightmove.co.uk and selling advertising to these agents. Then customers (who are often buying or selling houses) search for a property listed by the estate agents and then redirected back to the agencies’ websites. This service is not currently available for private individuals wishing to use the service directly. Although the company has a page entitled ‘sell a house fast,’ they don’t sell houses; they merely list homes marketed by their advertisers.
Rightmove House Price Index
Each month, Rightmove updates its House Price Index for England & Wales, a useful indicator of house prices movements. Many property professionals, newspapers, house-builders, and probably even the UK government will use this information to predict the housing market’s health. Therefore it is a handy and valuable tool. There are other house price indicators, such as Nationwide and the UK Land Registry.
Zoopla, a fast-approaching competitor company
Zoopla is another membership property portal company with similar content, i.e., listing estate agents’ properties and selling advertising products to their users. Once again, users can add content and share it with their colleagues and the general public via a report or listing. The service also enables house buyers and sellers to sign up for a free membership and an enhanced search for properties (for sale or rent). Again, it is directed back to the users subscribing to the service via a similar ‘backend system’ to Rightmove plus. Zoopla has opened its doors to internet-only estate agents; find out how to advertise on Zoopla using this medium.
Sold prices – Useful Data on sold house prices
Find out how many homes have sold for in all the UK’s main towns and cities (i.e., London, Manchester, Birmingham, Sheffield, Leeds, etc.). Indeed all towns and cities in the UK! You can also get a house price comparison report for any UK property, a combination of current and historical house price data from the Registers of Scotland, Land Registry and Rightmove, all conveniently in one location.
Rightmove Overseas property listings, national and local search for property
Find property overseas using Rightmove. Plus, some of the most popular property searches are in Spain, the USA, France and Australia, Portugal and Italy. Other search areas for many other countries are listed below. The full list is here.
Commercial property listed
Rightmove also contains commercial property. Plus, over 40,000 properties are currently advertised on behalf of agents (users registered with the service), ensuring that Rightmove needs to be one of your first ports of call if you search for commercial property to rent or buy.
Other Rightmove software – download the app!
Rightmove Plus and ‘Draw a Search.’
Rightmove Plus and Draw a Search are useful add-ons for users and advertisers. Using the ‘draw a search’ service allows you to find suitable properties in your perfect locality. Just mark out your local search area, and the system will do the rest, enabling you to save the details so you can use them repeatedly. It will also allow you to receive property alerts.
The Rightmove Plus service is for professional advertisers, i.e. estate agents and property management companies (letting agents) and other specialists who warrant an account with Rightmove Plus under their terms of business.
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For information on selling or marketing your home, then try Rightmove (or Rightmove Plus if you’re an agent). If you’re a property investor then try our new Property Data directory to search for bargains in your preferred location.