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Our history was formed in 2000 by the top four corporate estate agencies at the time: Countrywide, Connells, Halifax and Royal and Sun Alliance, and was initially free to list with charging introduced in 2002.

Rightmove plc floated on the London Stock Exchange in 2006 and is now a FTSE 100 company with a market value of around £5 billion.

Over 20 years, our focus has been to make home moving easier in the UK by bringing together the UK’s largest and most engaged property audience with the largest inventory of properties.


February – Acquisition of Homeviews Platform Limited


March – appointment of new CEO, Johan Svanstrom

July – Greener Homes report published

September  – Launch of new ESG strategy including Go Greener


2022 Green Homes report published and new CELA qualification launched for estate agents.


Over 18 billion minutes spent on Rightmove platforms

Group revenue exceeds £300m

Van Mildert relaunched as Rightmove Landlord & Tenant Services

Market-leading professional training programme launched for Rightmove members


Rightmove’s 20th anniversary

Rightmove supports its customers with discounted membership fees during the coronavirus pandemic

The Hub page views reached 200,000 in 30 days


Rightmove purchases Van Mildert Landlord and Tenant Protection Limited

New customer display and lead management products launched – Sold by Me and Opportunity Manager


Total cash returned to shareholders exceeds £1 billion

Consumer time on site reaches 1 billion minutes per month

Monthly Average Revenue Per Advertiser (ARPA) exceeds £1,000

Rightmove tenant Passport launched


Rightmove Discover launched to help agents identify new instruction opportunities

Over 500 million instant property alerts sent to over 2 million home hunters

Home movers visited Rightmove over 1.5 billion times

Launch of the Rightmove Hub for our customers


Group revenue exceeds £200m

Rightmove ranked as the world’s most innovative company by Forbes

Rightmove acquired The Outside View, a predictive analytics business


School Checker launched on property advertisements

Mobile site launched for Overseas properties

Underlying operating profit margin exceeds 75%


’Find your happy’ campaign first launched

Instant Property Alerts launched for home movers

Sold Prices pages added to mobile and Apps

Rightmove’s first webinar goes live

Rightmove Overseas launched


Real time data feed built to allow customers to publish property details on Rightmove immediately

Local telephone numbers rolled out for home movers contacting Rightmove members

Agent Microsites launched, enabling agents to enhance their presence on Rightmove


Group revenue exceeds £100m

Page impressions of 11 billion per annum, ranked as the sixth most popular UK website


Rightmove has an 84% market share of the top 4 UK property websites, by pages viewed

Dedicated search channel for Commercial property launched

Sold Prices research tool launched combining archived property data with sold price data


Over £140m returned to shareholders in 10 years through dividends and share buy backs

Sale of 67% of Holiday Lettings Limited for net consideration of £20.9m

iPad App launched

Sold Prices launched featuring HM Land Registry sold price data


iPhone App launched

Over 1 million visits to in a single day


Scheme of Arrangement approved

5 billion annual page impressions exceeded

More than 1 million property details displayed on Rightmove


Proposed Scheme of Arrangement announced

Rightmove commences Share buyback programme

Rightmove purchases 67% of Holiday Lettings Limited


Rightmove welcomes its 10,000th estate agency member

Rightmove floats on the London Stock Exchange and becomes a member of the FTSE 250

Data Services begin to develop an Automated Valuation Model


Rightmove starts charging for advertising properties to rent


Rightmove welcomes its 6,000th member (50% of all UK agents)

Over 100 million pages viewed in a month


First Rightmove House Price Index published

New Homes services for developers launched

First property website to introduce charging for advertising properties for sale

2000 is launched

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