Has anyone seen success from marketing their listings on craigs list?

Asked by Kelli Sheppe, Charlotte, NC Thu May 17, 2007

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Roberta Murp…, Agent, Carlsbad, CA
Thu May 17, 2007
We have had good response from marketing homes on Craig's List--which was probabaly one of our greatest marketing surprises in 2006. Craig's List has certainly unsettled the newspapers....
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Milly Enstwh…, , Edgewater, CO
Fri Feb 22, 2008
Check the question that Jim Cavoto asked about why his hundreds of Craigslist ads were being flagged, and see his responses. Craigslist is very clear in their guidelines about posting ONE ad, once a day, posting locally for ONE thing, etc. to avoid realtors who are spammers. It is very tempting I think for realtors to use this service (and cheater software to bypass the regulations if they are truly dishonest) and save more of their commission for themselves instead of investing it in the actual marketing they are hired to do. Craigslist is very clear it is meant to be a small-town, grass-roots, local private classifieds run by one man as a free service, from one person to the next, not a commercial free-for-all.

By all means, post an ad on Craigslist, but thoroughly read their 'Terms of Use' and the sections wherein they specifically target realtors as being particularly problematic in this area. Unfortunately in the real estate business, If you want to make money, you have to spend money.

That's all there is to it.
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Trulia Roger, Home Buyer, Alameda, CA
Fri May 18, 2007
My seller's agent told me a lot of visitors to our open homes found it through craigslist. I think our buyers may have been in that pool, too!
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Keith Sorem, Agent, Glendale, CA
Thu May 17, 2007
My experience has been that about 10% of my responses come from Craigslist, particularly for new listings and open houses. The addition of http://housingmaps.com has been a big help so buyers can actualy FIND a listing in a geographic somewhat easily.
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Wed Sep 29, 2010
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Valerie, Both Buyer And Seller, New Jersey
Thu May 24, 2007
We just posted our home on Craig's List. I'll be sure to share the results!
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Roger Theria…, Home Owner, Lantana, FL
Mon May 21, 2007
Last year I had a verifiable sale via Craigslist - the buyer called me directly, and the home was competing with several other properties in the same neighborhood. Craigslist brings a lot of buyers and agents to the property pages on my website, maybe more than Realtor.com showcase. (Thanks Craig!)
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Leigh Brown, Agent, Charlotte, NC
Sun May 20, 2007
I'm getting some of my best leads from craigslist. Which shocked me when I finally got started using it! =)
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Susan Milner, Agent, Cape Coral, FL
Fri May 18, 2007
Yes, we advertise on craigslist & have had some pretty good responses from it.
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