The New York City rental market has often been deemed “the wild west,” rife with outdated listings and “bait and switch” scams. Over the last few years, StreetEasy has strived to help renters through the notoriously difficult process of finding a rental by investing enormous resources into building a free, renter-friendly platform with valuable data, content and quality listings.

To continue to fuel the innovation, technology and resources needed to support a robust and free marketplace for renters, starting in mid-July, StreetEasy will be charging agents a nominal fee to post their listings on StreetEasy and other top rental search sites including Zillow, Trulia and HotPads. There is no charge or change for you. StreetEasy has always been free for consumers, and we intend to keep it that way.

We’re more committed than ever to helping you find your next home. If you have suggestions for tools or features that would further improve and make your apartment hunting experience better, please send us your ideas through