Post a room, apartment, or home for rent on Trulia. It's free!

Have a rental property with 50 or more units?
Visit Zillow Group Rentals to learn about advertising
solutions for larger buildings.

Frequently Asked Questions
The Basics
How do I post a room for rent?
  1. Select the “Post a room” tile and enter the address of your rental listing to get started
  2. Continue through a brief series of screens to enter basic information about your room, including lease terms and utilities
  3. Upload a few photos of your room for rent
  4. Preview your listing to make sure everything looks right
  5. Publish your listing
How do I post a sublet?
Whether you are listing for a sublet or a full lease, you can go through Trulia’s posting process. Simply select whether you are listing an entire home or listing an individual room for rent, and Trulia will guide you through the process to get your rental listing live as soon as possible.
How quickly will my rental listing be posted on the site?
Listings typically reach the site within an hour of you clicking "Publish". We do run checks to prevent fraudulent rental listings though, so if anything looks not quite right, or if there's a technical delay on our side, it may take up to a day.
What will my rental listing look like?
If you're posting a Room for Rent, you'll see a preview screen before you publish your listing. This shows you a page similar to what renters will see, so you can make any edits you want before it goes live.
If you’re posting an entire unit or home, you’ll use Zillow Rental Manager to add, manage and edit any information that will be visible to renters before you activate the listing.
Can I share my rental listing?
Absolutely! We'll give your listing a unique URL that you can send to friends or share on social media. It will work for as long as you keep your listing active.
Which sites will display my listing?
If you're posting a Room for Rent, it will appear on Trulia and our partner brand, HotPads.
If you’re posting an entire unit or home, your listing will appear on Trulia, Zillow and HotPads via Zillow Rental Manager.

Connecting with Renters
How will I know when a renter is interested in my listing?
How renters contact you is up to you. You can choose to display your phone number so renters can call or text you directly. If you don’t want to share your number we’ll forward renters’ written inquiries to your email address. We don’t display your email address, so you don’t have to worry about spam.

Posting Rentals in Buildings With 50+ Units
How do I post rental units in large communities on Trulia?
To post rentals in a building with 50 or more units, please click here and complete the contact form to speak with a sales representative about Zillow Group Rentals advertising solutions. If the building has fewer than 50 units, you can list for free from this page or go directly to Zillow Rental Manager, your tool for managing your rental vacancy on Trulia, Zillow and HotPads.

Managing/Editing a Listing
Can I edit my rental listing after I post it?
Yes. Any listing you create can be edited. If you post a Room for Rent, you’ll be able to edit that listing directly from your Trulia profile. Look for the “Manage My Listings” link. If you’re posting an entire unit or home, you can edit the listing through Zillow Rental Manager, your tool for managing your rental vacancy on Trulia, Zillow and HotPads.
What happens to my rental listing after I find a tenant?
Once you’ve found a great renter you can deactivate your listing in the same place you can edit the listing. If you do nothing, your listing will automatically expire after 30 days. You can still find it in your profile though, to reactivate and reuse whenever you need it.

Talk to Us
How can I submit feedback on my experience?
We’re always open to feedback that will help us give you the best experience possible. If you’re posting a Room for Rent, send your thoughts and suggestions to For feedback on other types of rentals you can email
Who can I contact for further assistance?
If you need help editing or managing your listings, please contact us at For questions specific to Zillow Rental Manager, please visit the Zillow Rental Manager Help Center.