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rightmove filters does anyone use them?

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JoJoMummy321 Wed 28-Sep-11 22:31:02

Hi all...I was wondering whether you think anyone uses the filter on right move to choose the type of property e.g. flat/house/bungalow or do people just concentrate on number of bedrooms,location and price?

Reason for asking is that we are on as a house but I think we should also be on as a flat as we are a townhouse layout but within a conversion so a house like layout but technically an apartment.

I have never bothered with the filter for type of property but wondered what you all thought.

daisylulu Wed 28-Sep-11 22:33:23

Personally I did use the filter so would put your house down as both.

thisisyesterday Wed 28-Sep-11 22:35:34

no, i never bother with type. just bedrooms and price and location

SparklePrincess Wed 28-Sep-11 23:36:05

If I was looking for a flat id search flat. Ideally you want your property on every search. I have a chalet bungalow, & if it didn't come up on bungalows & houses id of asked why!

NotAnotherNewNappy Thu 29-Sep-11 20:56:13

I use it because to search for freehold rather than leasehold properties. If yours is leasehold then it should definitily be listed under flats as well.

threefeethighandrising Fri 30-Sep-11 10:09:18

I sometimes filter on house, but when I was looking for a flat I never filtered on flat, just in case a whole house came up for the money. (It never did!)

threefeethighandrising Fri 30-Sep-11 10:10:16

So I wouldn't have seen your property when looking for a house.

Iggly Fri 30-Sep-11 13:40:04

Yes I use the filters - house only as am looking speculatively at the moment.

DimDimmy Fri 30-Sep-11 13:46:23

We've moved a lot and always use the filters - I've looked specifically for flats, houses and bungalows in the past, depending on our needs at the time. I would definitely request a change. smile

minipie Fri 30-Sep-11 17:39:55

Yes I use those. Definitely see if you can come up as both if possible. if you can't be both then flat sounds more appropriate probably.

JoJoMummy321 Fri 30-Sep-11 23:34:10

Thanks everyone. Based on your comments we are now coming up in searches for villas houses and flats to cover everything. O

Estate agent had said he didn't think it was possible to be on as more than one property type
but I found some examples to show him and when he looked into it he found out we could!!! Strange that he didn't know already especially as the two examples I showed him were of properties being marketed by the company he works for!!!!!!

afussyphase Tue 04-Oct-11 02:10:07

I see where you're coming from but it kind of drives me crazy when places are listed as a house in the property title, and then the first line of the description says "We are pleased to offer this 2 bedroom flat ..." and it is so obviously NOTHING like anything anyone would describe as a house! Not that I wouldn't have considered flats (we definitely have), but in particular if you're looking for something you could extend, add a bedroom/loft/conservatory, it's annoying to have to flip through loads of so-called houses that are actually flats. I guess it depends if it's worth it to you - maybe you'll alienate some people but maybe one will see it and love it despite the ambiguous status as a "house" ...

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