There were over 127 million visits in January 2016, up almost 20% compared to January 2015, and surpassing the previous record of 118 million set last August.
Email and phone enquiries hit over 4.9 million for the first time ever, a 15% increase on last January, and higher than July 2015’s record month of over 4.8 million.
Collectively the nation spent the equivalent of over 2,000 years browsing Rightmove in January and the busiest day was Tuesday 26th with 4.7 million visits.
Page views for the month hit a new record of 1.7 billion, meaning people looked through over one million more pages of property than in January 2015.
The most popular places people looked for a new home after London were Bristol, Cambridge and Milton Keynes.
Rightmove Director and Housing Market Analyst Miles Shipside commented on the records:
“These January statistics should give both sales and lettings agents confidence that an active year with plenty of business opportunities lies ahead. While January is usually a very busy month for home-hunting, the scale of these records shows just how habitual Rightmove has become when people are starting their property search.”
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