Marketing Tip #2 for your real estate web site

By
Services for Real Estate Pros with Web Manager, by Maureen K, Inc.

2.  Post a listing on Craig's List. 

Craig's List is very popular with buyers.  Posting a listing is very easy once you set-up an account.  Both creating an account and posting a listing is free in most states.  Follow the instructions on Craig's List to create and account and post a listing:

http://www.craigslist.org/about/help/how

One important tip:  Include a link to your listing in the description area.  Follow this sample:

For more details on this property visit:  htttp://yourdomainname.com/MLS#.ad or - whatever the link is that will land the home buyer onto the page that describes the property.

You can check your web site logs in a few days and see how many people came to your site to view this listing.

Looking for a great place to post an online ad for your business?  Check out www.RealtyWebSpot.com.  Use my site to post listings or advertise your business.  Remember the more incoming links to your site the higher your traffic.

Comments (6)

Anthony Stokes-Pereira
Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty - Nanuet, NY
Realtor

Hi Maureen,

Thank you for the information and I agree with you about craigslist, we all need to try everything.

Mar 16, 2008 02:58 PM
Maureen Koertgen
Web Manager, by Maureen K, Inc. - Arlington Heights, IL

Anthony, thanks for your response.  There are many sources on the web for driving traffic to your site.  Consistency is the key.  I will be posting more ideas soon.

Maureen

www.RealtyWebSpot.com

Mar 16, 2008 03:04 PM
Lane Bailey
Century 21 Results Realty - Suwanee, GA
Realtor & Car Guy
I have had good luc with CL.  I also check to see where my hits are coming in from.  I can see which CL ads deliver traffic and then tune my ads more effectively. 
Mar 16, 2008 03:32 PM
Barry Smith
Excellent Service Realty - Saint Petersburg, FL

Hey people,  check out www.postlets.com    Post it once and it goes to six sites....and that includes craigslist too.   So cool. So easy. No brainer.

Mar 16, 2008 03:36 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Maureen, thanks for the tip. I haven't tried CL yet, but from the above responses, I am going to give it a try. Looking forward to more of your ideas.

Thanks, Good Post!

Mar 17, 2008 02:30 AM
Bo Buchanan
Blue60.com - Oswego, IL
Blue60.com Directory, For Real Estate Pronulls
Maureen got me started posting to Craigslist over a year ago and she's always a great resource.  She's on the marketing front line for REALTOR's every day!
Apr 14, 2008 11:41 AM