Property browsing has bounced back across the UK after the initial impact of the coronavirus lockdown in March.
Step aside Netflix, homebuyers are spending an increasing number of hours property browsing online right now.
This nationwide increase in property browsing suggests homebuyers are preparing to move after lockdown. The bounce back reflects a positive change in the market during these challenging times.
Browsing levels have risen steadily since March dip
As highlighted in our recent Cities Index Report, the levels of browsing properties for sale fell in March as a direct result of coronavirus.
However, during April, levels started to rise again, as potential buyers explored options for their next home move.
A breakdown of the data shows that all UK regions have followed broadly the same trend when it comes to property browsing.
During May, browsing activity fell by a half as everyone adjusted to the new normal in lockdown.
But since then, browsing levels have been rising steadily. And online engagement is now only around 30% below the high levels we saw on 1 March.