"Flagged & Removed"-How to Avoid Getting Flagged On Craigs List

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craigslist logo"Flagged & Removed"-How To Avoid Getting Flagged On Craig's List-If you've consistently posted on Craig's list then you know the heart wrenching, sinking and deep down pain of that message you get in your email "flagged & removed".

Who are these people who take so much time out of their day to "flag" Craig's list postings? Are they other Realtors who are jelouse of your postings? Are they angry buyers who just don't like your listing??? Does it matter?

The first cardinal rule of getting "flagged" is to GET OVER IT and DON'T TAKE IT PERSONALLY! The fact is you will never know who did it and why you got "flagged".

I've had days when over 50% of my postings were flagged. I know it's the same person because they all get flagged within a few moments.

crafy ligh bulbHere's what you can do to combat those pesky flaggers!

  • Have several CL accounts- this way you can wait an hour or so and "re-post" your ad.
  • Make sure your  posting a real property ad.
  • When you "re-post" be sure to "re-word" the title. The crazy flaggers search for your postings and look for your titles.
  • Try not to look too "salesy"
  • When you re-post, try not to "rapid fire" re-post. Put a few minutes between post. This is a great time to ar logotoggle between Active Rain and posting your ads. I like to use this time to comment on Active Rain Post.

The bottom line is Don't Give Up! Craig's list is too valuable of a resource to miss out on.

If you're looking for creative ideas on how you can attract buyers and make a complete living off of Craig's List then check out these post:

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Copyright © 2011 By Stephen Munson,Munson RealtySouthern Californa Real Estate –Homes For Sale Pasadena ca*"Flagged & Removed"-Getting Flagged On Craigs List*


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Luis Montejano
Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty - Dallas, TX

Your right, it's like being stabbed in the heart when you get flagged! Thanks for the advice. :)

Mar 17, 2011 05:15 AM #1
Steve Trieu
San Diego, CA

Mulitple accounts, good Idea. I will try this over the weekend.

Mar 17, 2011 05:16 AM #2
John Ryckeley
The Platinum Group RE/MAX Around Atlanta - Fayetteville, GA

Great advice, thanks!

Mar 18, 2011 03:56 AM #3
Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh
Century 21 New Millennium - Upper Marlboro, MD
A doctor who makes house calls.

What causes a post to be flagged and removed from craigslist?  

Mar 18, 2011 04:00 AM #4
Jason McDowell
Maryville, MO

It is very frustrating getting flagged. I'll try your tips.

Mar 18, 2011 04:01 AM #5
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Munson Realty Southern California Real Estate - Pasadena, CA

This is what CL says about flagging:

* miscategorized - wrong category/site, discusses another ad, otherwise misplaced

*prohibited - violates craigslist Terms of Use or other posted guidelines

* spam/overpost - posted too frequently, in multiple cities/categories, or is too commercial


I think it's when we look too commericial. That's why I say keep it simple. And if you get flagged, re-post them about an hour later on a different account!

Mar 18, 2011 04:08 AM #6
Charles Edwards Bentonville
Coldwell Banker Harris McHaney & Faucette 479-253-3796 - Bentonville, AR
AR REALTOR, Bentonville Real Estate Agent and Broker

Stephen, thanks for the post reminding me to experiment more with real estate listings on CL. Terrific.

Mar 18, 2011 04:15 AM #7
Randy Ostrander
Lake and Lodge Realty LLC - Big Rapids, MI
Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI

What the flag were they thinking removing my listing? lol. Been there and now run multiple accounts. Good call Stephen.

Mar 18, 2011 04:20 AM #8
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