Zillow Rental Manager: BiggerPockets Review
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Tenant applications can either be open (Apply Now button on listings) or available only by landlord initiated invitation.
Tenant-managed data generates credit, eviction, and criminal background reports which can be used for multiple listings within 30 days.
Landlords can upload their lease and use the e-sign feature. In some areas, a lease builder tool is available.
Transfers and card payments (backed by Stripe and Plaid) deposit directly into the landlord’s bank account in three to five business days.
- Listing service: The first listing is free for Zillow, and additional active listings cost $9.99 per week for the landlord.
- Screening service: Applications and screening reports are free for landlords. For tenants, there’s a $29 screening fee, which is charged only once in 30 days and can be used for all participating applications.
- Rent collection service: Online payments are free for landlords, and ACH transfers are free for tenants. Tenants paying by credit card are charged a 2.95 percent fee, and those paying by debit card incur a flat $9.95 fee.
Pros and cons
- Syndication to widely-used listing sites
- Listing info saved for quick updates at turn-around time
- Auto-reply feature can be turned on or off
- Tools can be used independently of one another while still syncing together
- Rent collection is quickly deposited
- Collection feature cannot be used for adding additional bills
- Forum users report too many “optional” fields in screening reports, thus limiting the results.
- Not designed for full property management functions
- Limited in-person support