Property website Rightmove has introduced an innovative new search tool to its website. Draw-a-Search allows people to sketch out their own search shape on a Google Map and perform property searches on that specific area.
The tool works by connecting a series of points together to form a shape covering the exact area that the home-hunter would like to search in.
These shapes can then be saved to receive property alerts when relevant homes in that area become available, and even be shared with others on Facebook and Twitter.
Miles Shipside, commercial director of Rightmove, comments: “Home-hunters often have a very specific search area in mind that does not neatly fit in a post code area or a radius of a town. Using Draw-a-Search they can now specifically define that area to fully customise and fine-tune their property search process.”