Craigslist Cilling Classic Classifieds

Real Estate Agent with Eau Claire Realty, Inc.

Craigslist is getting more and more popular as the classified section of choice for more people. It’s no wonder because it’s just better. The thing that newspapers had going for them was a monopoly. They were the only ones that could reach a large segment of the population. If you wanted an ad you paid for it. Gee I won’t miss that “business model” It’s a choke hold not a business model in case you missed my sarcasm. That’s why I am glad to see Craigslist bury newspapers. I am sick of monopolies. All they do is stifle competition and we the end user suffer as a result. That’s why Craigslist is killing them. It’s free. It’s faster. Oh did I mention it’s free?

An article today shows how bad it’s killing them too. You see that’s the thing newspapers didn’t think would happen, that Craigslist would catch on. That just shows you how unimaginative you get when you have no competition. Then competition comes and you are caught with your pants down. I am not going to feel sorry and hand them a tissue either. I will gladly hand them a shovel though.

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Associate Broker Falmouth MA Cape Cod Heath Coker & - Falmouth, MA
Heath Coker Robert Paul Properties Falmouth MA
The only problem with C L ads is that they are unmonitored. Thus the problems they've had lately.
May 22, 2009 05:26 AM #1
John Mayer
Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida - Cocoa Beach, FL
Your Beach Area Expert

Shane - Right on! Who needs a monopoly? I use Craig's List all the time because it's free, fast and easy. It also works. I never use my EBAY account anymore.

May 22, 2009 05:28 AM #2
Shane OnullGorman
Eau Claire Realty, Inc. - Eau Claire, WI
Eau Claire Wisconsin, Real Estate Agent & Realtor- Buy or Sell
Yeah Heath that is an issue. Lots of scams going on. Too bad people cant see through those.
May 22, 2009 05:29 AM #3
David Monsour
Keller Williams Keystone Realty - Gettysburg, PA

Internet savy people can see through the scams.  I can spot a scam a mile away.  If you spend enough time on sites like CL you develop a bit of a radar for this type of thing. 

May 22, 2009 05:36 AM #4
Steve Loynd
Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., - Lincoln, NH
800-926-5653, White Mountains NH

Shane , I have found that C.L. works great for rentals...but hasn't really helped with sales, But if it's free it's for me, I'll keep updating my listings and be thrilled about the exposure and the price.

May 22, 2009 06:27 AM #5
Billie Hillier - North Las Vegas, NV
Savvy Home Realty Solutions
Craigslist is a huge resource of leads for all my clients. Some get up to 20 leads a day from posting ads.
May 22, 2009 08:34 AM #6
Lisa Wetzel
RE/MAX Realty Affiliates - Carson City, NV

Shane - Rentals do well there.  We've worked it hard with our listings with limited results.  It has really cut in to the newspapers.  As agents we should heed the lesson - what is the next Craigslist coming in our industry that we are poo pooing?

May 22, 2009 11:38 AM #7
SarahGray Lamm
Allen Tate Realtors Chapel Hill, NC 919-819-8199 - Chapel Hill, NC
Realtor - 100K Hours of NC Real Estate Experience

Good place to put student condos in our market but you MUST monitor the ad regularly! We've had some ads 'hijacked' and the phone # and price info changed!

May 23, 2009 10:21 AM #8
Sylvie Conde
Sutton Group-Associates Realty Inc., Brokerage - Toronto, ON
Broker, Toronto Real Estate

I've been advertising my listings there for the longest time and I always get lots and lots of calls, and I'm actually working with a buyer now that came to me through them. (My listing didn't work out for her, so we're looking for something else.)
Leases/rentals do well there too. 
Whatever works ...

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