Rochelle NY, it's best for you to just go onto any and all real estate company websites and go from there.
Good luck to you!
Who knew that ROCHELLE YORK simple question would be sucha HOT issue. :)
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The Corcoran Group
An agent with an exclusive is not.
Craig's list New York became unusable for most agents because of all the spam. I gave up posting my listings, too much spam and no serious reactions. When asked my buyers, they say the same.
Most of my sellers rather don't have Craig's list adds anymore.
It's unfortunately, but it is the way it is, in New York at least.
Everyone knows about what happens with Craigslist's real estate listings. Most consumers don't take the listings serious and most serious brokers don't post on craigslist anymore..
The fact that Rochelle posted this question proves it.
Yes, yes they do.
Best bet is to use an established rental agent/broker directly. Or, if you're trying to avoid a fee, search the more reliable no-fee listings on StreetEasy.
The rental market is crazy here, and unfortunately, there are plenty of individuals who rationalize bait-and-switch tactics to reel in the customer.
Give me a shout if you'd like a couple names. There are also plenty of reputable agents who will find you a real, legitimate home in short order. I'm always amazed by what great rental agents come up with!
I'm not sure why You asked the question, but there are many listings that never hit the MLS and many more that never find their way to craigslist. Using all possible avenues of advertising properties will likely do right by your client and customers.
I agree with Janet's comment. I have had similar complaints to yours from clients that began their home search on Craiglist and came across shady agents who would post vague ads (this is very misleading and disappointing to consumers). As agents, in most cases work with each other (co-broke) to sell properties. Agents have access to each others listings through the various Multiple Listing Services in NYC. I would strongly recommend that you work an agent to provide you with listings that are within your criteria. I have used craigslist in the past to advertise my exclusives but do not use craigslist anymore.
Licensed Real Estate Agent
1408 White Plains Road
Bronx, NY 10462
I do agree with you that there are agents who are very sleazy and do post other agents' properties on Craigslist. They are easy to spot because everything is listed exactly the way it is in our listing system, just copied right off, and there are no photos.
If you see anything illegal, immoral, or unethical, report it.