Rightmove Property Search Launches Draw-a-Search

Rightmove is a property search website in the UK that has hundreds of thousands, if not millions of properties listed across the UK. The normal way to search on Rightmove is to enter a postcode or town name and hit search. You can then set limits such as search within 3 miles of the selected postcode.

The company recently launched a new service called draw-a-search that lets you do just that… draw a search on a map to define where you want to look for a house.

The service launched a couple of weeks ago and already half a million people have drawn searches on the UK map to hunt for property.

Draw-a-Search allows people to sketch out their own search shape on a Google Map and perform property searches on that specific area. The tool works by connecting a series of points together to form a shape covering the exact area that the home-hunter would like to search in. These shapes can then be saved to receive property alerts when relevant homes in that area become available, and even be shared with others on Facebook and Twitter.

Rightmove do have an iPhone and iPad app out for searching properties. Only the iPad version allows you to search by map at the moment, but doesn’t yet use the Draw-a-Search tool. If we find out more about the possibility of this we’ll let you know.

The Rightmove draw a search function can be found here.

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