Using to find your next home

To make sure you don’t miss out, you can search in a number of ways to create free property alerts or to gain valuable market data. features thousands of new properties each month, 24 hours or more before they are advertised on Rightmove or Zoopla.* Here, we show you how best to search the website in the most easy and helpful way to ensure you don’t miss out on your perfect new home.

Recency or priced based search results

The OnTheMarket homepage will automatically show the most recent homes to come to market at the top of the search results page and in property alerts. These include the ‘New & exclusive’ listings which are properties that cannot be found on any other major portal for up to 24 hours or more.*

You can also choose your price range, property type and the number of bedrooms. You can choose to create a property alert for any search and this is easily done by following the red button prompt. To filer the results with the most expensive or least expensive property first, hit the ‘Most recent’ tab in the top left and change the setting.

It’s also possible to draw your own search to examine specific areas if you need to see more properties.

Draw your search

OnTheMarket’s map tool enables you to draw a search area, meaning you will only receive search results and any property alerts for available homes within a specified boundary. You can include train stations and schools or

whatever else is relevant and important for you. You can save this search with all of your other specifications, including price and number of bedrooms.

1. Search on the homepage for the area where you would like to draw a specified search eg Birmingham
2. Click the map tool in the top right hand corner
3. Click ‘Draw’ and draw the area you would like to save
4.Click ‘Create alert’ in the top left hand corner

Instant property alerts

To be first to see properties matching your search as soon as they appear at set up an instant property alert at features thousands of new properties each month, 24 hours or more before they are advertised on Rightmove or Zoopla,* so if you’re looking to buy or to rent, save your alert and we’ll send you houses that are new to market directly to your email inbox.

Sold prices

If you are looking to sell your home it’s a good idea to research sold prices based on Land Registry data to find out at what price properties in your local area have been sold for, to compare with asking prices of similar properties on the market and to understand what you can afford to buy.

This can be done by searching at and selecting ‘Prices‘ on the main navigation. This simple and free way to check property prices paid will help you to estimate house values throughout the UK.

Valuation tool

Property selling is not something most of us do every day, so choosing an estate agency to handle the sale might seem a little daunting.

Contrary to what you may think, not all agencies are the same and some will be more effective than others. Enter your details into our property valuation tool which will present a list of agents who are marketing properties near to you.

Search our free apps

If you want to use your mobile or tablet to search for your new home, download one of the free apps – iPhone, Android and Amazon.

If you have set up an account at via the main website, you will still be able to manage it through the app.

You can also contact estate and letting agents without having to leave the app, see floorplans to gain valuable insight before you decide to view, and see which stations and schools are nearby a property via the map view. You can then easily share a property you are interested in across social media and with friends and family.

How else can you search

You can also search dedicated channels to help find your next property. These include ‘student accommodation’, ‘overseas’, ‘new homes’, ‘commercial’ or ‘farms, estates and land’.

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