Let’s talk about where to advertise rental property for free, shall we?  

Gone are the days of just sticking a “for rent” sign in the front yard and putting an ad in the newspaper.  When considering the best place to advertise rental property, you need to advertise where people are actively looking for rentals…the internet.  

Now, I still suggest putting a sign in the yard, but all your advertising efforts should be online.

How To Advertise Your Rental Property Online

In order to effectively advertise rental property for free online and get your listing in front of the masses, you need to list your property for rent on as many real estate websites as possible.  The great thing is it’s completely free to get your listings on most of these sites.

Now, there are dozens and dozens of websites where you can advertise your rental property for free, and I could easily just dump them all here in this post and call it a day, but that really wouldn’t serve you well.  

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I mean do you really want to manually create rental listings, one-by-one, on dozens of real estate sites?  I didn’t think so.

In fact, according to inman, nearly half of all traffic to real estate-related websites, is captured by the following 10 sites:

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So, if you’re still scratching your head as to where to advertise rental property, I’d suggest these 10 sites listed above.

However, even if you just focus on these 10, that’s still a lot of work.  I mean you have to create an account, provide a property description, fill out a bunch of fields, add numerous photos, etc.  And – what if you have multiple properties?  Doing all this manually is a huge time suck. 

So, what’s the solution?  Software.

Advertise Your Rental Property With Buildium

The smart thing to do is have software do the work for you.  With software like Buildium, you create the listing once, and Buildium blasts your listing out to the following sites:

However, it doesn’t stop there.  Zillow has what’s called the Zillow Group Network which also posts your rental listing on these sites:

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So, by creating a listing once in Buildium, your listing gets syndicated to 14 properties; 5 of which are on the top 10 most visited real estate sites!

Buildium doesn’t just promote your rental property, though, it allows you to collect rental applications, rent payments, and even provides your tenants with their own portal where they can export their lease ledger, submit maintenance requests, etc.

Zillow Rental Manager App

Another free way to quickly get your listing to popular real estate websites is to use the Zillow Rental Manager App.  

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Similar to Buildium, the Zillow Rental Manager app allows you create a listing once, and the app distributes that listing to multiple real estate websites such as:

You can create an account here, and find answers to frequently asked questions here.  


In summary, the internet is the best place to advertise your rental property.  In this post, I’ve highlighted the top websites to list your rental property on.  Additionally,  I’ve mentioned several software solutions you can use to automate the posting of your listings to save you a ton of time.  

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