When your usual methods of getting a property rented fall short, you might frantically search the web and then list your rental property in all kinds of random places.
But with hundreds of listing sites out there, how would you know where to spend your time and energy? How can you feel confident that your listing will be seen?
Well, you’re in luck, this article is an ultimate list of all the major listing sites out there with some basic comparables.
Before we jump in, I want to encourage you to read my definitive guide to marketing your rental property. As a precursor to listing, that article includes more strategies to help you market your property. There are others to help you refine it, such as Lucas’ guide: 9 Easy Steps for Building the Perfect Rental Listing.
Without further ado, here are the top 35 rental listing sites on the market today:
Recommended Listing Sites
If you only had a minimal amount of time (with is 100% of the time), I suggest listing on only these 3 sites. You’ll get the maximum amount of coverage with the least amount of work.
|Craigslist||Free||No||Craigslist (despite how ugly the site might be) dominates as a resource for both landlords and tenants. The vast majority of tenants look for rental property using Craigslist. You must list your property here.|
|Cozy||Free||Yes (3)||Cozy integrates the online rental application, listings, background check, credit check, the lease, rent collection into one simple property management tool. When you share your Cozy URL on social media, it looks professional, and they make it easy to get the word out. Further, Cozy let's you upload your logo, so the listings match your brand. Listings are syndicated with Realtor.com and Doorsteps.com.|
|Apartments.com||Free||Yes (4)||Apartments.com is viewed by millions of renters looking for a home like yours.|
Other great sites
If you need even more exposure, try listing on these sites. But keep in mind, it’ll take you hours, if not days, to post them all and they might cost you a pretty penny.
|Zillow Rental Manager||Free||Yes (14)||Formerly Postlets, Zillow Rental Manager used to be Postlets. By listing here, your listing will be distributed to about 26 partner sites, including Trulia, Zillow, HotPads, and MSN Real Estate.|
|Doorsteps||Free||Yes||Partnering with Cozy, Doorsteps is the rental platform for Realtor.com. It's easy to use, and will get your listing out there.|
|Move||Free||Yes||You can search for very specific issues with this site.|
|Realtor.com||Free||Yes||The information on this site is good, but the best part is the mobile app, which many tenants and landlords prefer to use.|
|Airbnb||Free||No||If you have a short-term rental, start here. The site is easy to use, gets lots of traffic, and doesn't cost you anything to list a property.|
|Zumper||Free||Yes (4)||With access to millions of renters, Zumper is one of leading listing sites on the planet.|
|Apartment List||Free||Yes||This apartment site lets you book everything online and vet the potential tenants.|
|Oodle||Free||No||Many potential tenants use this site. It offers social media integration, but I found that the site wasn't easy to use.|
|VRBO||Free||Yes||Short-Term Rentals: VRBO is a part of the HomeAway family. You should get a lot of leads here.|
|Walk Score||Free||No||This is a very interesting site if you care about walkability. Lots of data is on this site.|
|HomeAway||Free||Yes (12)||Short-Term Rentals: HomeAway is a gigantic company in the vacation marketing space. It gets a lot of traffic.|
|Apartable||$49/mo.||Yes||Apartable targets New York City and San Francisco. However, the site populates to other areas.|
|Apartment Finder||Free||Yes (3)||List here if you own apartments.|
|Apartment Guide||Free||Yes||If you own apartments, list here. And the site is easy to navigate.|
|Apartment Home Living||Free||Yes||Single property listings can display multiple units in tandem.|
|Apartment Showcase||Free||Yes||This site has great high-resolution photos and a nationwide search.|
|Apartments USA||Free||No||This huge apartment site targets first-time renters.|
|Apartments.com||Free||Yes||This is a great site if you own ... you guessed it — an apartment complex. It's great for houses as well, but most of the traffic is potential tenants looking for apartments. What's great about this site is the national search feature.|
|Backpage||Free||No||This site is good if you have "c-class" rentals.|
|ForRent.com||$100||No||This sign has a great design, but its focus is on apartments.|
|Home Finder||Free||Yes||This site doesn't target rentals, but it does get some decent traffic.|
|Homes.com||Free||Yes||This site contains a lot of information, which can be valuable for renting your place out, listing it for short-term rentals, and for sale.|
|HotPads||Free||Yes||I get a lot of corporate leads from HotPads from people who are relocating. This site is popular for that market.|
|HouseRentals||Free||Yes||The community statistics that come with this site are interesting.|
|My New Place||Free||No||This site has a great design and is easy to use.|
|PadLister||Free||Yes||This site is really great to use and comes with background screening and application capabilities.|
|PadMapper||Free||Yes||This simple-to-use site has a map function.|
|People with Pets||99$/yr||No||This site works for landlords who allow pets.|
|Rent Jungle||$47 per Month||No||This site is laid out well for potential tenants. You can also see rent trends in a certain area, which is very helpful for landlords.|
|Rent.com||Free||Yes||Although this site focuses on apartments, you can post your single-family houses on it as well.|
|RentalHouses.com||Free||Yes||This site offers a nationwide search.|
|Rentlinx||Free||Yes||When you submit your listing, it syndicates to many listing sites.|
|Seniorhousing.net||Free||Yes||This site is great if you focus on seniors, and the site contains good information.|
|Socialisting||Free||Yes||You use Facebook to login, which you may or may not like — the app finds out everything about you and your friends. After signing up, you'll immediately receive messages that don't let you unsubscribe from! However, this site could be valuable if your property is in a big town.|
|Sublet.com||Free||No||This site has a global reach.|
|4 Walls||Free||No||This apartment marketing site has a list management structure within the site for landlords.|
I hope this list adds some value to your life now that you have some more listing resources! Share on Facebook if you find this useful.
Did I leave out your favorite listing website? Please, let me know in the comments!