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Zillow Today (by Frank [NJ]) Oct 1, 2022 5:30 PM
       Zillow Today (by plenty [MO]) Oct 1, 2022 5:43 PM
       Zillow Today (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Oct 1, 2022 10:46 PM
       Zillow Today (by FloridaNative [FL]) Oct 2, 2022 9:32 AM
       Zillow Today (by Jim in O C [CA]) Oct 2, 2022 9:37 AM

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Zillow Today (by Frank [NJ]) Posted on: Oct 1, 2022 5:30 PM
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working on our listing for a SFH rental on Zillow. Things have changed some since the last time [almost 5 years ago] and and I want to hear what some here may have to say.

They want to charge us 29.99 for "better exposure" and while the price is certainly not a serious point, the value that they are talking about escapes me. Below is what they have to say

"More exposure

Renters searching in your area will see your listing more often, so you can fill your vacancy faster."

My small market/zip code has 8 on Zillow and 18 on MLS. There are only 2 annual rentals each at or over 4K.

I just cannot figure out HOW their add-on is gonna get me more eyeballs.

"Listing recommendations

Appeal to more renters by following our customized tips.

Pricing & market insights."

They already post their pricing advice as to the market insights, again I know my area well.....and cannot imagine that they know it better. My insight is: there ain;'t anything else available

"Track your listing’s performance and trends in your market to find out if you’ve positioned your rental competitively."

This makes me wonder if they will be hiding the # of views. Any "trends" are easy to spot...again a very small area

"Priority support

Save time and effort with prioritized responses to your questions."

So now they say that know having no 'live' contact with them is a problem, so if we pay, they MAY answer the phone/respond to emails?

In time past we have yet to actually GET a T from them. Tons of interest of course but after 5 turnovers only 1 MIGHT have come from Z, 2 others from Agents helping out a client [no charge to me] and 2 from the yard sign.

Thank to the hive for comments and insights. --173.63.xx.xxx




Zillow Today (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Oct 1, 2022 5:43 PM
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I paid the last vacancy I had a few months ago. It was helpful and I would pay again. if you are uncertain put the ad up and when the pipeline goes silent pay up. --172.56.xx.xxx




Zillow Today (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Oct 1, 2022 10:46 PM
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Frank,

I think it’s very clever how they make the PAY button very obvious but kinds hide the “list without paying”

link.

In my market I don’t see a need to pay. Mine show just fine.

BTW their application is much better now. But I don’t get a penny of it.

BRAD --73.103.xxx.xxx




Zillow Today (by FloridaNative [FL]) Posted on: Oct 2, 2022 9:32 AM
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Frank, given what you said about your market, I wouldn't pay Zillow the $29.99 either - not with only 8 homes on the market and only 2 in your range of over $4k for rent.

In my market I've paid that fee and the last two vacancies I had this year were filled with applicants from Zillow. I don't use their app, but I do market through Zillow Rental Manager. In each case there were many inquiries but 3/4's of them didn't qualify enough to even show the property much less send them an application. But, the other approx 25% were good enough to show and found a good applicant that met all the criteria within 6 days. --73.205.xxx.xx




Zillow Today (by Jim in O C [CA]) Posted on: Oct 2, 2022 9:37 AM
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Go with Zumper. --99.23.xxx.x



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