Zillow formalizes pay-per-listings plan

Fees do not apply to bulk feeds

Real estate portal Zillow has formalized plans to end free manually entered listings of homes for sale.

After announcing plans earlier this week to begin charging users for individually entered for-sale property information, the company has followed through with notices to existing users this week declaring that all current listings will expire Jan. 13, 2010, unless they are renewed as featured listings at a cost of $9.95 for a 180-day period. Those same fees will apply to new, manually entered listings.

And it’s the same amount Zillow charges landlords and property owners for listings in its newly launched rental search service.