Agents, do you advertise on Craigslist?

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Home Inspector with VA HOME INSPECT, LLC

Why wouldn't you, it is a great place for Realtors.

Does anyone want to share their R.E. Craigslist story.?

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Rainer
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Amy Bergquist
RE/MAX Premier, REALTORS - West Hartford, CT
ABR, GRI
My area is not too active with Craigslist, regarding listings.  It's a great place to advertise for rentals.  But not much comes out of the Real Estate for Sale category.
May 01, 2007 09:56 AM #1
Rainer
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Keith Pate
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
I haven't advertised on Craigslist (at least not homes). However, it is a great place to advertise!
May 01, 2007 09:58 AM #2
Rainer
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Keith Jeppson - Salt Lake City Real Estate
Everest Realty Group - Holladay, UT
Not doing it yet but I really need to . It is on the to do list.
May 01, 2007 09:59 AM #3
Rainer
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Andy Kaufman
Better Homes & Gardens Mason McDuffie Real Estate - Berkeley, CA
East Bay Sales & Investments

I've been putting my listings on Craigslist along with a link to my website/IDX  since I first got my license 4 years ago.  It's an easy way to gain additional exposure for the listing and for your services.  In fact, I'm certain that I've generated more business from CL than from any other source.

That being said; I used to get a lot more response than I do now, but it still generates a lot more direct contact than many of the other places I market my listings.  

May 01, 2007 10:04 AM #4
Rainer
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Carol Spengel
Prudential Rubloff - Wheaton, IL
Wheaton IL

I have heard a lot of wonderful success stories about Craig's List from AR.  I have put in my listings for about 2 weeks now.  No direct bites yet, but I'm going to give it more time to work.  Sherry

May 01, 2007 10:11 AM #5
Rainmaker
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John Karadsheh
KOR Properties - Mesa, AZ
ABR, CRS - REALTOR - Mesa, Arizona - Las Sendas

I have only put a few of my listings on craig's list and I haven't gotten any response at all.  At least it didn't cost me anything.

I posted this link in one of my blogs.  It is for a company called postlets.com and it will auto generate (for free!)  an ad for you on lots of free websites.

http://www.postlets.com/home.php

Good luck!

May 01, 2007 10:15 AM #6
Rainer
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Jonathan Vetter
Mercury Lending - San Francisco, CA
I have used craigs list for a little while now.  I have gotten some decent contacts, and hope that the future will turn them into deals.  A lot of shopping on the finance side with Craigslist.
May 01, 2007 10:25 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Maria "Antoinette" Scognamiglio, GRI, ASP
Coldwell Banker Realty - Mountain Lakes, NJ
There's no substitute for EXPERIENCE!
I've been advertising my listings on Craig's List for about 6 months.  Not action yet...however with the birth of my new website, I'm advertising as much for the web exposure.
May 01, 2007 10:36 AM #8
Rainer
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Dave Cheatham
INC Financial - Bartlett, IL
I see tons in IL doing it.  I am not sure how well it is going.  I see them all the time.
May 01, 2007 11:20 AM #9
Rainer
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Leigh Bates
Atlantic & Pacific Real Estate - Flower Mound, TX
The Trinity Group

I've been advertising on Craigslist, and depending on the area of the listing, we get a lot of calls. Dallas is a hot area for CL too so that helps a lot. I also use backpage and postlets. I have just started using backpage, and I did receive 1 lead recently. Nothing so far with postlets.

I use Realtour.biz to create my flyers for free, but I also like the look of vFlyer and they will post it to Craigslist to you as well. The key is making your listing stand out from all the others (as always!)

May 01, 2007 02:16 PM #11
Rainer
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Elizabeth Ruvo
Watson Realty Corp. - Ormond Beach, FL
BA, CRB
Thanks everyone who posted here - lots of good resources to try!
May 01, 2007 02:24 PM #12
Rainer
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waey wyqw
wyq34y - Dell, MT
What online marketing plan would be complete without Craigslist?
Aug 06, 2007 02:57 PM #13
Rainmaker
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Rob Arnold
Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc. - Altamonte Springs, FL
Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F
Cragislist is just one more tool in your arsenal.  It is easy to advertise there, so why not use it.
Oct 16, 2007 12:21 PM #14
Rainer
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Stephen Joos & Chris Brubaker- HouseFront
HouseFront - Denver, CO
Craiglist is a great site, but I personally can't stand searching for things on it becuase it is so dis -organized and covered with spam and scams.  I usually avoid it personally unless I have a lot of time to search through it.  
Oct 17, 2007 08:06 AM #15
Rainer
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Gerry Banister
RE/MAX Showcase Homes - Beverly Hills, MI
MBA
I am a real beleiver in Craig's List.  I have an individual web site for each of my listings.  The person who designed this program also added a process where I can check how many hits each web site gets and what is the source of the hit.  A clear majority of those hits come from people who see my listings on Criang's List and then go to the individual web site.  I am in Southeastern Michigan and I received an eamil a couple of weeks ago from an individual from New York City who was going to be in town and wanted more informaiton on one of my listings that he saw on Craig's List.  He will be coming in o town in two weeks.  Free is also a really good thing.
Oct 17, 2007 08:58 AM #16
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Tyghre Collentine
Coldwell Banker Burnet - Minneapolis, MN
I do, but I feel it has become over saturatedin my area.  Looking for something new...Got any ideas?
Oct 17, 2007 09:56 AM #17
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