All About Rightmove Plus – an Online Property Marketing Tool
Rightmove Plus is a fantastic resource for estate agents and property professionals. It displays hundreds of thousands of properties for sale and to rent. Rightmove acts as a marketplace for home buyers and sellers. Advertised as the UK’s number 1 property website for properties for sale and rent, 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 most popular websites in the world!
Try their free tools for Estate Agents; it gives customers something similar to a Rightmove property valuation, there are similar tools elsewhere, ours is here. If you are an Estate Agent, then you can get a free one from Trappic, the tool for estate agents. Enter your postcode and try it below:
How does ‘Rightmove Plus’ make money? Can anybody advertise a property for sale?
‘Rightmove Lettings’ or ‘Rightmove Estate Agents’ are popular search terms on the web, but this isn’t what they do. Rightmove, using ‘Rightmove Plus’ earns money by listing estate agents 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 ‘property for sale’ 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 Rightmove has a page entitled ‘sell house fast’ they don’t sell houses, they merely list houses for sale by their advertisers.
Rightmove House Price Index
Each month Rightmove updates it’s House Price Index for England & Wales which is a useful indicator of movements in house prices. Many property professionals, newspapers, house-builders and probably even the UK government, will use this information to predict the health of the housing market. Therefore it is an extremely useful and valuable tool. There are other house price indicators such as Nationwide and the UK Land Registry.
Zoopla, a fast approaching competitor
Zoopla is another property portal service that has a similar business model, i.e., listing estate agents’ properties and selling advertising products to those estate agents. The service also enables house buyers and sellers to search for properties for sale and rent, and again they are directed back to the estate agents who subscribe to the service via a similar ‘backend system’ to Rightmove plus. Zoopla has opened its doors to online estate agents, find out how to advertise on Zoopla using this medium.
Sold prices – Useful data on sold house prices
Find out how much homes have sold for in all the main towns and cities of the UK, such as London, Manchester, Birmingham, Sheffield, Leeds, and indeed all towns and cities in the UK! You can also get a house price comparison report for any UK property which is 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, search for property
Find property for sale overseas using Rightmove. Plus some of the most popular sections of ‘property for sale searches’ are in Spain, 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 on Rightmove
Commercial property for sale or let is also on Rightmove. Plus over 40,000 properties are currently advertised on behalf of agents, ensuring that Rightmove needs to be one of your first ports of call if you are searching for commercial property to rent or buy.
Other Rightmove software – download the app!
The Rightmove app is a great little utility which is free for users to download for Android or iPhone. Look at and search properties for sale or let in your lunch hour, on the bus or train, or in fact anywhere, anytime!
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 search area, and the system will do the rest enabling you to save the details to allow you to use them over and over again. It will also enable 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.
We hope you have found our property blog on Rightmove useful. Keep checking back, and we’ll update this page when Rightmove has more fantastic features to add.
For information on selling or marketing your home, then try Rightmove, (or Rightmove Plus if you’re an agent), and if you want to consider a cash sale of your home then Call Flying Homes, 0800 68 99 420 now or complete the free online quote form.