Key Highlights

  • Explore all sites below to help cut your time showing rental properties and to attract quality tenants for your listings
  • Below are 15 “best” websites for landlords, according to Millionacres.

Want lots of eyes on your rental listing(s), strong leads, time-savers on marketing and responsible tenants?  Check out these “best” rental property listing websites, according to Millionaires.

Avail

Listings with Avail are syndicated out to Apartment List, PadMapper, Apartments.com, Zumper, HotPads, Trulia, Zillow, Realtor.com, Walk Score and Doorsteps.  If more eyes on your listings is your goal, consider Avail.  Those syndicated platforms notify you on Avail’s site so everything’s in one place.

Avail is free to landlords.  It generates a listing description from answers to a few questions.  Avai lalso offers, for fees, tenant screening, customizable leases and online rent collection.

PadMapper 

Users zero in on a map dotted with listings.  It then enables users to zoom in to smaller areas and adds filters that describe listings more in-depth.  Tenants don’t have to waste a lot of time seeing listings that don’t meet their criteria and that means landlords spend less time with prospects who want what they don’t have and more time with prospects who want what their listings offer.

It’s free to add listings for single units and/or bulk uploads that would be added to its parent site Zumper and to Facebook Marketplace.

 Realtor.com

 Site partners with Avail for rental listings. It’s free to use

Doorsteps

 This site partners with Realtor.com, uses MLS listings from 25+ markets across the country and also uses ApatmentList.com.  Again, lots of eyes on your listings with Doorsteps,

Zillow, Trulia and HotPads

 Since Zillow, Trulia and HotPads are all under the same ownership umbrella, postings on any one of these sites go to all three networks.  Each site offers specific things, such as Zillow’s tools for online tenant screenings, customizable lease templates and online payment options.  Trulia’s reach is wide and long and it has extensive community data on school rankings, crime and public transit. HotPads is focused on apartments in urban areas and landlord fraud protections.

Fee structures are consistent on all three sites but specific to states. If there is a 30-day free trial period, charges of $9.99/listing/week are common

Apartments.com

According to this site, 35M prospective renters visit Apartments.com per month.  The company advertises +1.1M listings and leverages those listings on its partner sites ForRent.com, ApartmentFinder, Apartmenthomeliving and Apartamentos.com.

Listing is fast and free at the entry level.  Landlords can upgrade to its Premium level to get featured in larger ads for 30 days.

Apartment List

This site has a unique fee structure.  Landlords only pay when the listing is successful.  Since the site targets prospective renters by using a survey to learn the priorities of the prospect and then matches those priorities with selected units, the odds of realizing a lease transaction (and a lease renewal) are higher than other sites.

Fees begin at $359/signed lease.  Fees are discounted the more units the landlord lists.

Walk Score

 Walk Score focuses on rental apartments and homes that are close to grocery stores, dining, entertainment and business districts. Obviously, this site is looking for units with strong walk scores.

Walk Score listings come from listing providers such as Avail, not landlord submissions.

Zumper

 Both tenants and landlords are Zumper’s prospects.  Landlords indicate their credit score minimums for tenants.  Renters search by their top “must have and/or want” criteria. This free-to-post site automatically adds its listings to PadMapper and Facebook Marketplace. 

Apartment Finder

This site prides itself on finding the best deals for renters.  It flags listings with lower rental rates than others in a well-ranked building or if the listing comes with free amenities or discounted rents.

Craigslist 

Craigslist is likely one of the best-known sites for finding rentals but it is also one of the least regulated.  Landlords, beware of scammers who may do whatever such as cloning your listing and then taking a security deposit from an interested renter.

Move

This site partners with SeniorHousingNet.com.  This is a good site to consider for landlords looking for older renters.

RentDigs

RentDigs is free to both landlords and prospective tenants and syndicates with Oodle.com, Trovit.com, claz.org, Mitula.comand RentJungle.com.  The site asks prospects to create an account before they can view and respond to listings.

 

Thanks to Millionacres, the real estate segment of The Motley Fool.