How to filter search results on Rightmove & Zoopla

Rightmove and Zoopla are the two biggest online property portals and if you’re house hunting at the moment, chances are you will be very familiar with them indeed!

However, what you might not know is that both portals have a very powerful filter tool that can really help to streamline and refine your search.


During your search, use our FREE handy checklist to help you identify the key features your ideal home should have, including location, size and price!



By filtering your search results, you'll be able to find the perfect property quicker. And, if you’re not over sixty and retirement property adverts (like ours) aren’t relevant to you, you can use the filter tool to easily stop seeing these ads. Here’s how you do it.


On Rightmove

Once you’ve searched for properties in your area, click the ‘Filters’ button in the top right hand side of your screen.



This will then open your filter options. To stop seeing retirement properties, for example, click ‘Don’t Show: Retirement Home’. Or to only see properties being sold by auction,  make ‘Auction Property’ a must have.



On Rightmove Mobile

Once you’ve searched for properties in your area, scroll down and click the ‘more filters’ button, then go to the ‘Retirement’ section, and choose ‘Non-retirement only’ in the drop down area.

On Zoopla

On the home page, once you’ve put your search details in, click ‘Advanced search options’.



You’ll see that there’s a section that says ‘Include’. To stop seeing retirement properties, all you need to do is untick the ‘Retirement homes’ box then click search.

Zoopla also has a fantastic keyword search tool – this lets you search for properties with specific features that you’re looking for. So, you could search for homes with conservatories or fireplaces, for example. It’s a really quick and easy way to find properties that match your requirements.



You can also access the filters from within your search.



On Zoopla Mobile

Similar to Zoopla on your computer, just click ‘Advanced search options’ on the home page, scroll down to the section that says ‘include’ and untick the ‘Retirement homes box’.

So there you have it. How to quickly and easily refine your Rightmove and Zoopla searches to make them more relevant to you.

Take a look at these free guides (with checklists!) which may help make your move easier too!


Need a little help with your search? Contact our expert team today and find out how we can help you.

Alternatively, why not use our online Budget Booster, to get an estimate of your budget? It's quick, easy and simple to use - it could even help you determine your search criteria!

Our Home for Life Plan can be applied to any property of standard construction on the open market in England and Wales. If you're looking to retire in Kent we could help you find the perfect property at a reduced price. Take a look here to buy your dream retirement home in Kent.

By Jenny

On 31st of March 2017

In Property and Moving Home