Rightmove says it has enjoyed its highest ever monthly number of visitors – 141 million in January.
They spent a total of some 1.1 billion minutes on the site which its commercial director, Miles Shipside, shows that Rightmove is “a great barometer of housing demand.”
His comments are contained in Rightmove’s latest asking price index, in which all bar one of the UK’s regions showed an increase in January.
Across the whole of the UK, the average asking price is up 0.8/5 over the month. This is well below the 1.6% monthly average at this time of year over the last decade.
“Whilst it is the norm for new sellers’ asking prices to be buoyant at the start of a new year, this first complete month in 2018 is seeing more pricing optimism than the comparable period in 2017,” notes Shipside.
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