How can I search for sales properties using keywords?

Keywords can be used when searching for sales properties to narrow down your search criteria, to help you find the best property. Keyword searches can be done by using Advanced search options when searching on the website, or scrolling down on the search screen on the app.  


Keyword searches check the description of every listed property, against the key words you select, and display the matching results. If the word "garden" is included in the description, even if the phrase is "no garden" then that property will also be displayed

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  1. Go to
  2. Hover over For sale and click UK property for sale
  3. Type in your search area and basic search criteria, i.e. Min price and Max priceProperty type and the number of Bedrooms 
  4. Click Advanced search options 
  5. Use the Keywords box to tailor your results
    1. Search for single words by typing them in, comma separated, e.g. garage, garden, bath
    2. Search for phrases by adding quotations marks, e.g. "wood floors"
  6. Click Search to see your results
  7. From the top right of your search results, you can click Create email alert, Save this search, start a Travel time search or Draw your search


  8. Click Filters if you wish to further refine your search
    1. To search for properties recently added to Zoopla, click Added to site and select the appropriate timeframe
    2. To search for specific property types, click Property type and tick the property types accordingly. For bungalows, tick Houses, and then Bungalow
    3. Click New or pre-owned homes and select if you want to view New homes, Pre-owned homes or Retirement homes
    4. Click Buying options and select if you want to view properties up for Auction, Shared ownership properties or those eligible for Help to buy
    5. To search for specific property must-have features, click Must-haves and tick the options accordingly
    6. To search for properties with a specific status, click Property status and select accordingly, i.e. Chain-free, Price-reduced, Under offer / Sold STC
    7. If you hadn't already, use the Keywords box to tailor your results
    8. Click Update results
    9. The screen automatically refreshes to show the updated results