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    Rich_in_CT is offline Fixer Upper
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    Default Craigslist.com

    Anyone here using Craigslist? How are you finding the results? It's free so obviously it seems like the ROI is infinite but I wonder just how popular it is in some areas of the country. I know in my area it wasn't too popular a few years ago but it seems to be catching on and it seems to be gaining credibility as a good site to add to the list of places to market a house. What do you think? What are your concerns or comments? I know some people have mentioned the biggest issue they see is that they sometimes get flagged by competition, are you seeing the same?

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    Krazza is offline Fixer Upper
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    I dont agree totally there about being flagged. I used it (as an owner) to draw more attention to my property. I actually believe it was the catalyst in finding my buyer. (im not an agent btw)

    I had this website built, (sorry cant post it here yet) and with regular craigslist posts got 100 -200 direct hits each time.

    For free its a steal!
    Just jumping in with both feet. (well maybe all 4)

    www.horsehomes4sale.com add a free listing for any horse related property and get seen on equestrian websites all over the country.

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    agentstealth.com is offline Fixer Upper
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    We have clients that use CraigsList for advertising all the time. It proves to be very efficient if you advertise specific tools for buyers and sellers to use. If you just advertise another real broker's name or personal site, I think you will have troubles.
    www.AgentStealth.com - Generate Unlimited Buyer/Seller Real Estate Leads using Exclusive Stealth Websites.

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    gjtrafl is offline Condominium
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    I post all the time and have never been flagged. It has produced a decent amount of leads. Nothing has converted yet but I am encouraged with the results.
    Search for property @ Wilmington NC Real Estate
    or view the current Wilmington Real Estate News

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    rama1 is offline Fixer Upper
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    Didn't work for me very well but I am consistent and I got couple calls. I assume that people watching what is going on over there.

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    kelsheikh is offline Fixer Upper
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    I was constantly flagged and removed. It would only be good if you showed that you are not commercial and not a scammer.

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    professional-lists is offline Fixer Upper
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    If you post spam, it will be flagged and removed. If it is a legit posting, you may get good results. I believe I've received some incoming traffic before.

    Not sure if I've capitalized, however as they say...

    no such thing as bad publicity

    What would your goals for craigslist be?

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    Craigslist is a joke...the whole flagging thing is out of hand, along with the Spam, I definately get inquiries about postings I have made on Craigslist but of course my area does not have tons of postings like other US areas do. However as individual searches for homes I don't think it is very useful because you cannot really narrow down your search so well, you have to go through a ton of postings to find something you are somewhat interested in. Thumbs down on Craigslist. We need a new listings site that is free that generates the same amount of traffic that Craigslist does.

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    cgmaker is offline Fixer Upper
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    Flagging is a problem. Especially with competitors. But if you know how you can generate alot of traffic and leads from it. Also use professional graphics depending on what you are posting about. It makes you look more legit than someone using plain text.
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