Has anyone else experienced a drop in activity with their posted listings on Craigslist? I haven't received the same number of hits and inquiries as last year with my postings on Craigslist. I'm targeting a different buyer this year with one of my listings - a young single professional seeking a place right outside Washington DC at an affordable price. I thought I would definitely find those potential buyers on CL. But the level of activity has been much lower than I expected.
I even put 2 versions of the listing on CL to see which would be more effective, but the results haven't shown anything.
Here is the first posting:
$165000 For Sale: Must-See Condo in Hyattsville (Hyattsville, MD)
Date: 2008-05-05, 10:44PM EDT
OPEN HOUSE, APRIL 27th (12-4pm).The many upgrades (floors, bath, lighting, cable/internet access, paint) within the past 3 years make this condo enjoyable and comfortable to come home to. Appreciate the lifestyle of the Washington DC metropolitan area (walking distance to the Metro, shopping, restaurants) while living only minutes from the city.Also, take advantage of the close proximity to University of Maryland's College Park campus by taking in a game, attending classes or one of their many cultural events. Equal Housing Opportunity.
Directions to Property:
This is the second:
$165000 Nicest Condo in Building!! (Hyattsville, MD)
Date: 2008-05-05, 9:40AM EDT
View this must-see condo and imagine yourself living in this modern, yet warm and comfortable unit. Appreciate the quality flooring (Cherry wood, ceramic tiles, berber carpet), recessed lighting, and convenient location to the Metro station, shopping and restaurants. Only minutes from Washington DC, in the heart of the Hyattsville redevelopment.
For more information and additional photos, visit The Douge Team or contact:
The Douge Team
Exit Realty Enterprises
Equal Housing Opportunity
I'm still huge fan of CL, but I think I may be missing something now. Which would you think should attract more attention? What could be done differently? Is it because there's too much inventory on the market that it gets lost among the other listings? Any insight that you can provide would be helpful. Thanks.