Rightmove Plc was established in 2000 because of a partnership among four companies; Royal and Sun Alliance, Halifax, Connells, and Countrywide. The company operates rightmove.co.uk, a reputable real estate portal where firms can list their businesses. Initially, firms and individuals could list without a fee, but the company started to charge the listing since 2002.
The company operates in two major industries, namely internet and information, and real estate. Continued utilization of the website by real estate agents catalyzed Rightmove’s exponential growth. In 2006, the company floated its shares on the London Stock Exchange where it trades under the symbol RMV. The website offers ads focused on products targeted at real estate agents and other users. Rightmove does not permit the private listing of the property. The company provides a monthly House Price Index that paints a picture of the broad real estate market. Rightmove has its headquarters in Milton Keynes, the United Kingdom