I had a Zillow listing, but after some applications and talks with some local folk, I’ve realized I severely underpriced the rental property. Is it legal to change the price ?

  • This is money, not law.
    – Robert Longson
    Jun 16, 2022 at 20:08
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    Laws vary by region, but if you've taken applications it feels like a crappy thing to do even if legal.
    – Hart CO
    Jun 16, 2022 at 20:20
  • What do the terms and conditions for Zillow say? Jun 17, 2022 at 12:15
  • If you're not bound to any accepted applications then I assume you can delete the listing and re-list it higher.
    – MonkeyZeus
    Jun 17, 2022 at 14:28
  • @Robert Longson what one can legally do in forming a particular kind of contract is absolutely a matter of law and on-topic here. Jun 17, 2022 at 23:05

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You can change the rental price any time before there is an agreement with a particular rental applicant to rent the property at a particular price. Simply applying to rent property listed at a particular price does not result in a binding agreement to rent the property at that price.


An online listing such as Zillow represents an "offer". Offers can be revoked or modified at any time before someone "accepts" an offer. After acceptance, it is a "contract". (More information)

  • An online listing such as Zillow is not an "offer". It is an invitation to make an offer. It cannot simply be accepted and result in a binding contract.
    – ohwilleke
    Jun 20, 2022 at 16:56

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