Which listings require payment?
Active listings posted via Zillow Rental Manager require payment, but your first listing is free until it expires. Each subsequent listing requires payment (see “How much does it cost to list a rental property?”).
Your first listing expires 30 days after the initial activation of your listing, or when you deactivate it. You can prevent your first listing from expiring by reactivating your first listing, before it expires, for an additional 30-day period. Reactivation of your first listing after it expires will require payment. Every rental listing after your first listing expires when you deactivate it (see “How much does it cost to list a rental property?”).
You will not be charged for properties in your account that are not actively listed for rent.
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How much does it cost to list a rental property?
The first listing you activate with Zillow Rental Manager is free until it expires (see “Which listings require payment?”).
Starting with your second listing, it costs $9.99 per week (or $4.99 in AK, AR, IA, KS, MS, MT, ND, NE, SD, or WV) that your property is actively listed for rent. Your listings will renew automatically, and you can deactivate them at any time. Alternatively, select markets in CA, WA, and WI have the option to pay a flat fee of $29.99 to list a property for up to 90 days.
Only one account is eligible per household to receive the free first listing. Archiving a property will not make your account eligible for an additional free listing
Why is the listing fee charged on a weekly basis?
We charge for listings on a weekly basis instead of a longer period like monthly, for two reasons: First, we want to make sure you’re paying for the time your listing is on the market. Many users find a renter within one to two weeks, so in that case, you wouldn’t need to pay for a full month of listing your property. Second, renewing your listing fees each week helps incentivize the removal of filled vacancies once you’ve found your renter. That way, renters on our site know they’re more likely to be viewing fresh listings that are actually available.
However, we understand that some landlords would prefer the option to pay a single flat fee and avoid uncertainty regarding the total cost of listing. For this reason, in select markets of CA, WA, and WI, we have introduced a new option to pay $29.99 to list a property for up to 90 days.
What is included in the listing fee?
Your listings will be posted across the most visited online rental network* — Zillow, Trulia, and HotPads.
All listings, free and paid, receive access to the following tools to help you manage your rental properties:
- Online tenant screening, including background checks and credit reports
- Digital lease signing tools allowing you to upload and sign an existing lease or customize a brand new one (customizable leases are available in select locations**)
- Online rent payments for both one-time and recurring charges
How does the free first listing work?
Your first listing is free to allow you to try the service. This free listing applies to only the first listing posted under your account. You get one free listing per household, and the free first listing applies to only one account per household.
I only have one listing. Will I be charged?
The first listing activated in your account is free until it expires (see “Which listings require payment?”), so there will be no charge for the first listing in your account. Only one account per household is eligible for this free listing.
Will I have to pay if I have listings in more than one state?
Regardless of your location, your first listing is free until it expires (see “Which listings require payment?”). Additional listings will require payment. Rates may vary by location (see “How much does it cost to list a rental property?”).
It is free for rental managers to maintain off-market properties and use features like applications, payments, and leases** in any location.
Do I still have to pay to list a property even if I don’t use Zillow's tenant screening, rent payments or lease builder?
Except for your first listing, there is a charge to list each property on Zillow Rental Manager (see “How much does it cost to list a rental property?”). Our rental management tools — applications, payments and leases** — are free to users regardless of whether your properties are actively listed for rent. If you choose not to utilize those offered tools, you will still be charged the fee for each listing (except for your first listing).
Do you have bulk pricing for property managers with several listings?
We currently do not offer bulk pricing for multiple listings. If you use a listing feed to syndicate rentals, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about pricing options.
How much will my listing cost me in total?
Since listings are typically charged on a per-week basis, your total cost for listing a rental depends on how long your listing is actively listed for rent. However, select markets in CA, WA, and WI also offer a flat-fee pricing option of $29.99 to list the property for up to 90 days.
For property listings being charged on a per-week basis, here are some tips that can help you find a renter faster and reduce your listing’s time on the market:
- Make sure your rental is the right price.
- Post-high-quality photos — and plenty of them.
- Write a compelling, detailed listing description.
How do I pay the recurring listing fee?
You can pay online with a credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover) or debit card through our third-party payment processor. For your security, please only provide your payment information on the checkout screen in Zillow Rental Manager.
When will I be charged?
Your card will be charged when you first activate your listing and then again every seven days for as long as the listing is on the market. We’ll notify you 48 hours before each renewal.
To prevent your card from being charged, deactivate your listing before the next scheduled renewal.
You will not be charged for off-market listings in your account.
How do I change my payment method?
When paying for your listing, you will be asked to enter a credit card at checkout. This card will be saved as your default payment method for renewals and for future listings. You can change your card by entering a new card number in the checkout screen on your next listing. Your previously saved card will be deleted from our system when you update your payment method with a new card.
If you currently have an active rental, you will need to set your listing to deactivate at the end of the current paid subscription period. Once the listing and payment have expired, you can enter a new credit card number when re-publishing.
At this time only one method of payment can be used at a time.
How can I cancel?
You may cancel future renewals at any time by deactivating your listing. To deactivate a listing, return to the active listing in Zillow Rental Manager and select Deactivate listing.
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*Comscore Media Metrix® Multi-Platform, Key Measures, Custom-defined list including: Zillow Rentals, Apartments.com Network, RentPath Network, ForRent.com & Homes.com Network, Total Visits, July 2020, United States. Zillow Rentals is the deduplicated reach of Zillow.com Rentals, Trulia.com Rentals and HotPads.com.
**Lease building tool is available in AZ, WV, CO, FL, OR, and select areas of IL.
***$4.99 weekly pricing available in the following select markets: AK, AR, IA, KS, MS, MT, ND, NE, SD, and WV.