New sellers spring into action as home-hunters rush to Rightmove


Spring is officially here, bringing warmer weather, longer days – and a record number of home-hunters with it.

A new record was set on Rightmove by home-movers last week, with more than 9.1 million visits in one day. That’s an average of almost 6,320 visits every minute!

The spring selling season has started at a level not seen in a decade, with the highest number of sales being agreed on Tuesday 23rd March than any other day in the past ten years.

New sellers have also jumped into action, with the highest daily number of new properties coming up for sale so far this year.

Rightmoves property expert Tim Bannister says: “The promise of better weather on the way as we move in to spring, hopefully an easing of restrictions, and kids now back in school have all helped boost listing numbers. As we head into half-term agents are reporting a frenzy of activity in some areas, with multiple offers from buyers at asking price and above.”

Record numbers of home buyers are also visiting our site as many of us search for more room for working from home or a property with some outside space or a garden.