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Rainmaker
2,741,662
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

I stopped using this many years ago as they were the lowest quality leads out of every lead source I had tried.  However, that may be for my industry.

Nov 07, 2015 07:51 PM
Rainmaker
1,084,679
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

rentals only... Putting listing on craigslist can be dangerous as people make it a faked rental ad.....

Nov 07, 2015 11:48 AM
Rainer
74,307
Michael Scruggs
UTR Texas-Realtors - Houston, TX
ABR, CNE, TAHS

John I am glad you asked this quesiton.  I haven't used Craiglist in my marketing plan, but I have been considering it.  I am glad to read the different responses so far.  They will help me in my decision to use or not to use Craiglist in my marketing.  Thank you for askng the question!

Nov 07, 2015 11:06 AM
Rainmaker
5,358,896
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I was never a fan of Craig's list but most agents seem to be.... we are listing agents, and that's not where homeowners search for a listing agent....they Google many different keyword phrases....and I use all of them on many platforms....never craig's list...

Nov 07, 2015 11:29 PM
Rainmaker
3,167,908
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I dont use Craigs list as there has been too many scams. Real buyers are not looking there first.

Nov 07, 2015 09:32 PM
Rainmaker
3,463,518
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I don't use Craig's List or any other classified ad site. Used to, but never got anything out of it.

Nov 07, 2015 08:44 PM
Rainmaker
2,332,098
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning John. We market all the home we flip on Craig's List. It has served us very well and is the only online advertising we do.

Nov 07, 2015 06:33 PM
Ambassador
2,759,037
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good Sunday morning John. No, I do not use Craig's list or online classifieds. My main source of referrals come from satisfied real estate agents.

Nov 07, 2015 05:12 PM
Rainmaker
816,802
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

John - I have never tried Craigslist, and have not really used any other online classified site for marketing.

Nov 07, 2015 12:24 PM
Rainer
68,745
Sandra Graves
Keller Williams Realty - Folsom, CA
Realtor

I don't use it and won't go near it. I've heard too many horror stories about it.

Nov 07, 2015 11:50 AM
Ambassador
2,954,754
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

nope, don't use it at all anymore.  my data was often scraped and used for fake rental ads. I just got tired of it.

Nov 07, 2015 11:27 AM
Rainmaker
1,301,232
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I do use it, but for listings it hasn't brought more than a handful of links to my website.  For my rentals, I find all my tenants there.  Great resource!

Nov 07, 2015 11:11 AM
Ambassador
3,985,140
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

No I do not like Craigslist and having my listings hijacked. It takes way too much time and for me doesn't produce quality results. I post on several of my personal websites and they work well.

Nov 07, 2015 10:41 AM
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2,209,455
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I have never had any results with Craigslist. So not it's not a part of my marketing plan. 

Nov 07, 2015 10:36 AM
Rainmaker
281,718
Nancy Robinson Ranked #6 in MI
Century 21 Town and Country - Royal Oak, MI
#11 Century21 Realtor in the US, #16 in the World

Not a player in any way.  No  to on line ads  as well. 

 

Nov 07, 2015 10:15 AM
Ambassador
3,695,516
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Craigslist isn't really on my radar screen because in this area it has been the site of many real estate scams.  I've stopped using it.

Nov 07, 2015 11:12 PM
Rainmaker
3,064,654
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

No and No.

Nov 07, 2015 11:02 PM
Rainmaker
1,587,728
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

No.

Nov 07, 2015 09:57 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,329
FN LN
Toronto, ON

Some agents in the local area use CraigsList on a regular basis.

Nov 07, 2015 09:52 PM
Rainmaker
816,815
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Yes, I use Craigslist successfully.

However, i do not use it to advertise listings.

Nov 07, 2015 09:25 PM
Rainmaker
784,651
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

No, it doesn't seem to work well in this area. But for rentals closer to city it sometimes works to generate some interest.

Nov 07, 2015 09:08 PM
Rainmaker
3,594,749
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Have never used it. Spoken wiith some who get good results and some who are less than pleased.

Nov 07, 2015 08:41 PM
Rainer
307,160
Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I have before but seems the past couple months my craigslist ads don't produce calls or clicks.  

Nov 07, 2015 11:59 AM
Rainmaker
1,826,627
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I use Craigslist

Nov 07, 2015 11:04 AM
Rainmaker
2,453,355
Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
REcampus Fully Accredited Florida ONLINE & Classroom Training in Destin, Pensacola Florida - Panama City Beach, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

I don't use craigslist that much.

 

Nov 07, 2015 10:16 AM
Rainmaker
1,383,921
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Great answers you got. 

Nov 03, 2019 02:57 PM
Ambassador
4,700,009
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Just for rentals.

Jan 27, 2019 11:15 PM
Rainer
22,682
Evan Maroulitsas
The Agentcy Real Estate Firm - Sterling Heights, MI
Real Estate Broker/Owner

I used craigslist before they disabled the listing links within the ad and I got many leads, now it's dead end street for me. 

Nov 10, 2015 09:54 PM
Rainmaker
1,680,021
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I don't use online advertising.  Referrals from past clients are better.

Nov 08, 2015 12:34 PM
Rainmaker
529,935
Gary Coles (International Referrals)
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

I have not used it and am interested in all the answers here.

Nov 08, 2015 11:51 AM
Rainmaker
2,418,090
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I have not used Craigslist very often, but have heard great stories from others.

Nov 08, 2015 09:29 AM
Rainmaker
863,956
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

I use it for rentals. I don't use it for my listings as there are too many scammers online.

Nov 08, 2015 07:18 AM
Rainmaker
1,406,927
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

John Novak I used to use Craigslist, but I don't believe it was very effective. I stopped using it.

Nov 08, 2015 02:10 AM
Rainmaker
4,341,575
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I used to, but then I had a vacant small condo where a stalker called me, and kept calling and talking profanity.  That was the last time - several years ago.

Nov 08, 2015 01:30 AM
Rainmaker
3,649,285
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

John -- I haven't used Craigslist or any other online classified sites.  CL definitely has a reputation for mis-information.   

Nov 08, 2015 01:11 AM
Rainer
42,470
Fred Hafdelin
Weichert Realtors - Mountain Lakes, NJ

Yes it is. I use everything I can think of to gain exposure to my listings. Just the fact that it may bring a Buyer is good enough for me. The price to list on Craigs list is right(free) so all I lose is a little time.  I did sell some raw land via a Craigs list ad..

Nov 07, 2015 10:59 PM
Ambassador
1,706,647
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

It doesn't fit my marketing plan. I have sold office furniture on it but because of the openness of Craig's List and some violence that has happened with meeting people who you have not vetted, I met them at the office during the day.

Nov 07, 2015 10:54 PM