Craigslist Update on Images, HTML and Links

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Craigslist Update on HTML and Links

There have been a lot of questions coming to IMSD and ActiveRain about the updates Craigslist has made in regards to HTML and external links. To help both communities, IMSD instructor Chad Hyams addressed this in the first few minutes of a IMSD bonus call How to Holiday Proof Your Business. 

Watch this 1 minute clip to learn what you need to be doing to keep up with Craigslist

 

View the entire bonus call How to Holiday Proof Your Real Estate Business.

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Rainmaker
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Mike Baltierra
Rise Realty - Eastvale, CA
Full Service at Your Service Realtor-Eastvale CA

I was definitely thrown for a loop on this change. I love html codes there clean and they look great. But like real estate you need to make a change. It took me a few hours but I figured out what I needed to do. I wish all my real estate changes where that quick.

Nov 06, 2013 03:38 AM #31
Rainmaker
1,516,907
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Damn, your voice is annoying .....

 

Nov 06, 2013 04:51 AM #32
Ambassador
1,892,934
Cindy Jones
Integrity Real Estate Group - Woodbridge, VA
Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News

Actually it will be nice to see CL get back to what it is supposed to be for and it's not 100 ads for the same property posted within 10 minutes.

Nov 06, 2013 07:43 AM #33
Rainmaker
834,432
Bob Miller
Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty - Ocala, FL
The Ocala Dream Team
Wow IMSD, that's in your face well-made point we thank you and we will definitely do going forward!
Nov 06, 2013 08:40 AM #34
Rainer
61,789
Sharon Sanchez
Ace Home Realty - Carson, CA
Your Number "1" Source For Real Estate.

It's not a big deal.  At least we can still post ads on Craigslist.   Thanks Chad.

Nov 06, 2013 09:33 AM #35
Rainer
145,927
Andrew Payne Realtor® Richmond VA Homes For Sale~804-938-5257~
Coach House Realty - Richmond, VA
Richmond, VA, Real Estate, SRES®, NAR Green
This information is very useful. Craigslist is widely used in our office, especially by listing agents. It's also a great way to increase exposure for a property!
Nov 06, 2013 09:49 AM #36
Rainer
280,171
Ron Aguilar
Continental Mortgage - Saint George, UT
Mortgage & Real Estate Advisor since 1995

good infomation, adjustments are needed

Nov 06, 2013 12:17 PM #37
Ambassador
1,978,332
Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas Just Call...408-252-8900!
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Somehow the volume isn't working on this for me-I'll try listening at the office, I'm curious to hear the tips.

Nov 06, 2013 02:24 PM #38
Rainmaker
73,018
Chad Hyams
Ember Seminars and Keller Williams Southeast Region - Johns Creek, GA

UPDATE ALERT!!!

Now it is rolling across the country that you can't even type in the hyperlink as the link goes cold. 

Options:

1) You can continue to complain

2)Start creating your ads with COPY AND PASTE THIS LINK FOR THE MOST POWERFUL SEARCH TOOL FOR YOUR NEXT HOME - and then put the hyperlink under that!

 

Our suggestion - skip step 1 and get to work!

Nov 06, 2013 09:11 PM #39
Rainer
365,676
Edward Gilmartin
CRE - Boston, MA

Craigs list is easy to use and keeps getting better. I have only had a few problems with it in the past and figured out a solution quickly.

Nov 06, 2013 09:34 PM #40
Rainmaker
343,818
Stephen Howell
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Annapolis, MD
Annapolis MD Homes For Sale 443-994-8043

UGH, we all hate change, but those that adapt will be successful while those that don't will not. I caught the change to the images and now am caught up on the change to links. Consumers won't like the cut-and-paste option. They'll complain and CL will make another change.

In the meantime, I agree IMSD rocks!!!  Keep up the good work.

Nov 06, 2013 10:33 PM #41
Rainmaker
462,447
Drick Ward
NEPTUNE REALTY - Virginia Beach, VA
"RealtorDrick" - Experienced Representation

Thanks for sharing this update!

Nov 06, 2013 10:43 PM #42
Rainmaker
343,818
Stephen Howell
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Annapolis, MD
Annapolis MD Homes For Sale 443-994-8043

BTW, the "<em>" and "</em>" HTML tags work to change the font color to highlight the link for consumers to copy/paste.  See this CL ad where I've highlighted the link http://sarasota.craigslist.org/reb/4160056387.html.  We'll have to see how long this HTML tag survives in CL.

Nov 06, 2013 10:50 PM #43
Rainer
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Mat Lewczenko
Keller Williams Platinum Partners - Lee's Summit, MO
Helping you be more today than you were yesterday

Thanks Chad. I am consistently surprised how vehemently people complain about free services when they change for a better user experience, i.e. Facebook, Craigslist. 

Craigslist keep the changes coming, less competition for those who fail to adapt and choose to react. In the meantime, I'll keep logging into the webinars. 

Nov 07, 2013 12:24 AM #44
Rainer
76,188
Molly Heyen
RE/MAX Premier Properties - Chicago, IL
Chicago City Estates

Thanks for sharing this. I didn't know these changes where made. I don't know if anyone has posted this yet, but here is a link to a list of html tags Craigslist accepts: http://www.craigslist.org/about/help/html_in_craigslist_postings/

Nov 07, 2013 01:32 AM #45
Rainmaker
797,717
Kerry L Klun, Broker/Owner
Palm Realty - Melbourne, FL
321-626-5868

Great information in your blog, thanks for sharing.

Nov 07, 2013 02:56 AM #46
Rainmaker
660,581
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

My Craigslist ads are simple to the point of being boring. They only give the facts and details about the property…along with photos. Oh…wait…that is what I want potential buyers to know. Guess I don’t need to worry about the changes.

 

Nov 10, 2013 12:53 PM #48
Rainmaker
273,659
John Buetergerds
Buetergerds Team at Keller Williams Realty Select - Sarasota, FL
The Buetergerds Team

Hey Chad tells it like it is once again! Oh, the panic that I was hearing (and still hear) about CL. Thanks for puting this to rest.

Nov 11, 2013 07:21 AM #49
Rainmaker
1,482,446
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

'they change things all the time!'~ of course, they do!

Love your energy, subscribing and will check more of your posts.

Nov 11, 2013 05:34 PM #50
Rainmaker
534,263
Gwen Fowler-CRS- 864-638-3599 SC Mountains & Lakes--
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc - Salem, SC
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc.

since it is not pretty I am seeing fewer broker ads.

Feb 01, 2014 01:40 AM #51
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