Rightmove has added a new search tool that solves the problem for home hunters inputting multiple searches when they are looking for property in an area that straddles multiple post codes.
The new ‘draw a search’ tool lets home hunters draw an area on a map and the search engine now throws back a list of property for rent within the borders of the sketched zone.
Based on Exalead CloudView technology, the tool connects the dots input to make a search area for saving and integration with other tools like email alerts and uploads to social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.
Rightmove says home hunters have already drawn 10,000 custom search areas with the new tool.
Miles Shipside, Rightmove commercial director, said: “Home hunters often have a specific search area in mind that does not neatly fit in to a postcode area or neighbourhood.
“With Draw-a-Search they can now specifically define that area to customise and fine-tune their property search. It’s great news for Rightmove agents that we have introduced another ground-breaking feature to impress their landlords and tenants.”
Draw-a-Search might not look new to letting agents as the beta version was available within the Rightmove Plus site for some time.
“No one knows their local area quite like an agent, so the ability to define the patch they cover for detailed reports has proved popular with our Rightmove Plus agents.