Marketing Homes on Craigslist

Real Estate Agent with Real Estate International, Inc. 013146

I have heard lately from many brokers that they have had great success from marketing
their llistings on Craigslist.  I am trying to post properties on there to see what kind of
response I will get.  Please share with me if you have any other success stories posting
your properties on other FREE listing websites.

Thank you so much.  Dagmar Sands


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Brian Solinsky
Keller Williams Realty - Puyallup, WA

I have had responses from Trulia, Craigslist, Backpage, and my websites. The more you are out there the better chance to get noticed. Keep on posting!

Jul 13, 2008 08:00 PM #1
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

I put my properties on Craigslist for the exposure. So far I've only had tire kickers requesting information. You never know where that next lead will come from so I will continue to use it as a resource.

Jul 14, 2008 01:51 AM #2
BethAnn Long
RE/MAX Inland Empire - Spokane, WA
Realtor, CRS, e-PRO, Spokane Wa Real Estate

I had a nice young couple come to my open house I posted on Craigs list last sunday.

I alos get tons of hits on my virtual tours from Craigs list! I advertise my listings with a link to the tour and track it.

Jul 16, 2008 05:53 PM #3
AJ Heidmann ~ CRS
McEnearney Associates, Inc. - Alexandria, VA
YOUR Alexandria & Arlington, VA Real Estate Expert

Our main use of Craigslist is to advertise open houses, which gets a very good response for us.  As far as general advertising of the property, we have never had a success story with that, even in the hot market of 2004-2005.

Jul 17, 2008 03:17 AM #4
John Thomas
Primary Residential Mortgage Inc. - Newark, DE
First Time Home Buyer Expert

I got some good leads for my seminars I do that i post on Craigslist

John Thomas - Certified Mortgage Planner - Primary Residential Mortgage

Jul 18, 2008 02:46 AM #5
Janis Olson
RE/MAX At Barnegat Bay 609-978-4046 ext: 5114 - Manahawkin, NJ
RE/MAX At Barnegat Bay, 609-276-1741

Craiglist is great for posting about Open Houses & pulling people to your website. :-)

Janis Olson


Jul 20, 2008 04:02 PM #6
Gary Streisand
Post Your Listings - Stony Brook, NY

Janis is right, open houses on craigslist is the way to go.

craigslist is producing more buyer leads then any other web portal

Aug 07, 2008 07:46 AM #7
Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA

I sold an investment property last year to someone who saw the ad on Craigs List. 80% of the people who came to the open houses first saw the house on CL. Not one person came from seeing the ad in the LA Times. The rest of the open house visitors came from seeing open house signs on the street.

BTW, I used a REALTOR to list the house, and the buyer told her buyer's agent she wanted to see the house after seeing it on CL.

You can make very attractive postings on Craigs List using V-flyer. They look really nice, and stand out from the usual CL real estate ads.

Aug 15, 2008 01:43 PM #8
Cynthia Grebenstein
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Kinnelon, NJ

I have had great results with rentals on Craig's list but not my properties for sale. V flyer is a great tool. I haven't posted Open Houses that is a great suggestion. Thanks


Aug 15, 2008 02:26 PM #9
Dagmar Sands
Real Estate International, Inc. - Johns Creek, GA
International Real Estate Agent, CIPS, FIPC, ABR

Thank you so much Michelle and Gary - I will be posting many more things on Craigs List - it seems that everyone I have spoken with lately has great luck with it.  Dagmar Sands

Aug 24, 2008 03:36 PM #10
Jason Washington
Realty One Group Lonestar - Houston, TX

I can see how this is possible. I haven't used craiglist for listing of homes to be exact, but I have used it for other things and it shows to be a notable site. Other avenues are Myspace of course, Facebook, and just about any other online community you can find where people chat. The enitre internet world is about chatting and meeting friends, so basically any community you go to is gonna provide you with leads and clients looking for your services. The idea is to be on as many website communitites that you possibly can, that way you are dealing with a broad range of people. Even if someone doesn't want to buy, or can't, they may know someone who can.

Aug 29, 2008 04:52 PM #11
Brien Berard
Remax Professionals Laurel MD - Laurel, MD
Maryland Real Estate Agents - Laurel Real Estate

Hmmmmmmmmm, Craigslist is the way to go it seems.  I am going to experiment with some ideas I have to market myself. Thanks everyone for the input.

Feb 27, 2009 01:16 PM #12
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