Last week Zillow sites including StreetEasy.com, Zillow.com, Hotpads.com and Trulia.com began charging agents a $3 a day fee for each New York City rental, which has allegedly caused one of the big brokers in that area to cease sending rental listings to StreetEasy.
Pamela Liebman, president and chief executive officer of The Corcoran Group, which is owned by Realogy Holdings Corp. (RLGY) reportedly told The Real Deal that the firm ceased sending its rental listings to StreetEasy.com, one of Zillow's websites. Liebman also noted that Citi Habitats, which Corcoran bought in 2004, has done the same.
A Zillow spokesperson has disputed this statement however, saying that both firms are still sending the rental listings.
The Corcoran Group did not respond to multiple requests for comment, nor did Realogy's franchise group, Sotheby's International Realty, which also posts property listings in the New York City market. There is at least one rental listing from Sotheby's on StreetEasy.
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