They say nothing is free and that couldn't be more true than being a homeowner and posting a rental ad on Zillow. Once you sign up and become a member you become a lifer meaning they retain your info for life as there is no ending or deleting your membership info. All you can do is change it except for your phone number, changing that is not an option. That will remain in their files for life and as long as you have an active ad with your phone number as the public contact, it will remain open and unprotected from sweepers and bots. As soon as your ad is posted then the out of state calls and e mails begin. Even hiding your e mail address from the public profile does not stop Zillow from sending so called leads to your inbox, all claiming hyped up income levels originating from out of state realtors or fraudsters posing as interested renters. Then you will notice a huge increase in spam. Even if your e mail is hidden it undoubtedly is sold or shared with mailing list collectors where the spamsters and fraudsters skulk around. Zillow owns Trulia and an ad posted to Zillow is automatically posted to Trulia so it's hard to say who the most responsible party is as far as the tons of spam you will receive from third parties but you will be spam bombed after posting your ad. If you actually agree to a showing of your property you will most likely be stood up as I was twice. Then the phone calls will stop completely and you will realize you just gave your private info away forever for nothing in return, to be sold or given to scammers fraudsters and spamsters. You will also notice the zestimate of your home value and rental value steadily decreasing if you refuse to contact their out of state leads/realtors/rental management companies. Its all designed to scare the homeowner into hiring their paid subscribers (realty agents). Beware and do your homework on how rental fraud scams work. And realize nothing absolutely nothing is free. Read Zillow reviews from homeowners before you post an ad, not like me afterwards when it's too late.