Which listings require payment?
Active rental listings in select locations* posted via Zillow Rental Manager require payment, but the first rental listing you activate in a calendar year will be free. Each subsequent listing costs $9.99 per week while it is actively listed for rent.
You will not be charged for listings that are not actively listed for rent.
If you are listing properties for a multifamily building with more than 50 units, learn more about advertising with Zillow.
How much does it cost to list a rental property?
Your first active listing within a calendar year is free. Starting with your second listing*, it costs $9.99 per week to list your rental on Zillow, Trulia and HotPads. Your listing will renew automatically, and you can deactivate it at any time.
What is included in the listing fee?
Your listings will be posted across the largest 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 that includes background checks and credit reports
- A digital lease builder to create customized leases you can share with tenants and sign online (coming soon!)
- Online rent payments for both one-time and recurring charges
I only have one listing. Will I be charged?
The first listing activated within a calendar year is free, so there will be no charge for the first listing* in your account.
Do I still have to pay to list a property even if I don’t use the Zillow's tenant screening, rent payments or lease builder?
After your first listing activation, it costs $9.99 per week to list any additional property on Zillow Rental Manager. 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 the offered tools, you will still need to pay $9.99 per week after your first listing activation for each additional listing.
Do you have bulk pricing for property managers with lots of listings?
We currently do not offer bulk pricing for multiple listings. If you use a listing feed to syndicate rentals, please contact email@example.com to inquire about pricing options.
How much will my listing cost me in total?
Since listings are charged on a per-week basis, your total cost for listing a rental depends on how long your property is actively listed for rent. Here are some tips that can help you find a renter faster and reduce your time on the market:
- Make sure your rental is priced right.
- Post high-quality photos — and plenty of them!
- Write a compelling, detailed listing description.
Why do I have to pay weekly for my listing?
Charging for listings on a weekly basis gives our rental owners and managers more control and value by helping to ensure they aren’t paying for advertising time after their listing is rented. Additionally, this encourages our rental owners and managers to remove listings promptly when they become unavailable or outdated, which helps us provide a better experience for renters.
How do I pay the recurring listing fee?
You can pay online with a credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover) or a 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 rental listing and then again every 7 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. Note your previously saved card will be deleted from our system when you update with a new card.
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 click ‘Deactivate’.
The email I received said Zillow will begin charging for listings on a specific date. What happens to listings that are active before then?
Any Oregon or Colorado listing actively listed for rent before the date specified in email and within your Zillow Rental Manager Properties page, will remain listed for free until it goes off market. 60 days after the specified date, remaining on-market listings will be deactivated.
Starting on the specified date, your first listing activation will be free and subsequent listing activations will cost $9.99 per week.
Do you have more questions?
*Select locations include Oregon and Colorado