New feature: Keyword property search

January 18, 2010 at 12:28 PM 3 comments

Here’s a staggering statistic for you – property searches on were conducted at the rate of one every 0.46 seconds in 2009. With 86,400 seconds in a day, that’s a huge amount of searches taking place across the site on a daily basis.

However, previously for sale and to rent searches on have predominantly been sorted by location, price, type and number of beds…until now.

From today, you can now search property listings on by any keyword you want! That’s right, any keyword relevant to you – garage, studio, parking and so on.

After running a location search (in this instance Bedford) the ‘Refine for sale search’ box will appear on the right hand side of the ‘for sale‘ and ‘to rent’ results.

Within this box (see image below) a new field called ‘Keywords’ appears just below ‘Price’. It looks like this (take a look at the image below):

Here’s an example of the search results for properties for sale with a garage in Bedford – 297 results in total to choose from:


Results for 'garage' as keyword


You can also search for exact phrases by using quotation marks e.g. “double garage”, or to exclude a term you can prefix it with ‘-‘ e.g. -studio.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Still in Second Place | Property Portal Watch  |  January 18, 2010 at 10:07 PM

    […] at a rate of one every 0.46 seconds. In an effort to increase on that figure, the portal has just added keywords to its property search […]

  • 2. Mark McCulloch  |  February 2, 2010 at 5:12 PM

    I have been researching this for a very long time now and I have not been able to find such top quality information untill I came to your blog today.

    Mark McCulloch

  • 3. Green Deal Providers  |  February 22, 2011 at 6:54 AM

    When a person decides to turn a buyer, he has already made the most important decision and taken the first step of property search. He has made the decision to invest in a home or office. If a person wants to lease a home or office, he has also made the first vital decision. The next step is to start the actual property search.


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