Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners)

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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I think the effectiveness of Craigslist for rentals has worn off - there are too many scams for one thing, and it's not particularly user friendly for searching, and so much duplication.

Sep 27, 2017 10:16 PM
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I haven't touched Craig's list in at least four if not five years for any reason--too many scams. As for rental listings, don't do them in any event.

Sep 28, 2017 12:33 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

No, it's not good for rentals or resales - there are others that are much better, including MLS!

Sep 27, 2017 09:42 PM
Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

I have never used Craigslist for real estate.

Sep 27, 2017 09:30 PM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Too many scammers on Craigslist. Be very careful I have run into many agents who have had their posts hijacked for a scam and I stopped using many years ago.

Sep 28, 2017 04:02 AM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I don't do rentals. 

Sep 28, 2017 01:50 PM
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

In recent years, the only leads from listing rentals on CL inevitably have bad credit, evictions or other issues, so I do not use it. 

Sep 28, 2017 05:34 AM
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I don't advertise on Craigslist. Far too many scams out there.

Sep 28, 2017 05:19 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

we don't use Craig's List.... we market locally for rentals...

Sep 28, 2017 05:18 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I haven't used CL for a long time. I know some area where it works well, and no agents are needed.

Sep 28, 2017 05:06 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I have not used it.

Sep 28, 2017 04:56 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I don't use Craigslist for rentals.  The general reputation in our area for the site for rentals is seen as unreliable at best.   

Sep 28, 2017 04:47 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I don't use Craigslist Praful Thakkar 

Sep 28, 2017 04:09 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

N/A and nothing

Sep 28, 2017 03:35 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

It might depend on the area. I don't use it for anything, but I have an investor client who has purchased several multi-family buildings. He then rents them out on C/List and has a lot of success. He usually gets a bunch of calls within the first few days.

Sep 28, 2017 02:35 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I use Craigslist only for rental. But I did not post anything for at least 6 months. Not sure about recent trends on C.L.

Oct 01, 2017 11:31 AM
Jenifer Kynor
TurboTenant - Fort Collins, CO
Tenant Screening, Landlording, Marketing

I think when renting your property, you should always utilize craigslist, however do it along with other listing sites!


I think some people associate craigslist with scams. (sometimes) However, if you see the same property on craigslist that you had saw on Zillow, you feel a lot more comfortable about contacting that property. Just my thought!


TurboTenant has a marketing syndication feature, so landlords can upload information about their property and in one click market it to over 30 different listing sites including Zillow, Trulia, etc. There is also a copy and paste snippet to easily upload their property to craigslist. Work smarter not harder. :) 

Oct 01, 2017 10:15 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I have Hackers try to use my listing to rent.


Oct 01, 2017 08:15 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

The last time I put a listing on Craigslist, I got a stalker.  Won't do that again.

Oct 01, 2017 06:06 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I don't do many Craigslist postings.

Sep 29, 2017 05:27 AM
Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Not using CL as much as I once did.  Leads from there are scarce and I get lots of spam.  If your using CL use as many tags as possible. Pictures and your professional status with contact info.  I'm sure people still search Craigslist. 

Sep 28, 2017 09:12 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

They seem to be ghosting most of my rentals there, getting most of my rental results on FB now.

Sep 28, 2017 08:37 PM
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Every experience with Craigslist has probelms associated with it, scamming and highjacking. I no longer do any Craigslist.

Sep 28, 2017 08:37 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Many years ago I had great success with CL.  Now, I'm afraid to use CL for anything.  Too many con artists lurking there.

Sep 28, 2017 02:34 PM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Stopped using it when my website stopped providing code to embed my listings thanks to Craigslist not accepting it anymore. Always had found it provided a lot of traffic to my website. 

It may be something to use to pursue landlords to represent, or to see if they want to sell possibly.

Sep 28, 2017 02:01 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yes.  In my market it works very well.  I use the Realbird template, but even a picture and "XBR Single Story home in CITY for rent. $1234" works pretty well.

Sep 28, 2017 09:50 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe


MLS->Z, Trulia, Hotpads

My website can not get accepted by these homes sites anymore. If your listing is too high you may not get much traffic.

Sep 28, 2017 08:34 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I try to now avoid CL at all costs

Sep 28, 2017 07:57 AM
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I stopped using Craig's list for real estate listings (not rentals) years ago. There is just too much spam on that site.

Sep 28, 2017 07:53 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

I agree with Jeff Dowler 

Sep 28, 2017 07:23 AM
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Haven't used CL in a couple of years now, so N/A.


Sep 28, 2017 07:11 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Praful Thakkar I used Craigslist in the past. The ROI was pretty poor.

Sep 28, 2017 06:33 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I do not do rentals, period! 

Sep 28, 2017 06:10 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

In my experience, those using CL are either:

1. service providers

2. investors

3. small business owners

4. marginal (not qualified and need non-traditional solutions)

My CL post is about service, not property.

No addresses provided or non-branded images are used.

Target real estate has appropriate signage. "IF you are not talking directly to Annette Lawrence you are likely to become a victim of real estate fraud."

Finally, the ad states, ' You must CALL.'

The voice prompts on the tele will sort the caller into the appropriate priority.

Sep 28, 2017 06:06 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Zillow rental services reign supreme for results

Sep 28, 2017 06:05 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel


Sep 28, 2017 05:27 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

All my bank owned listings kind of end up there for rent by people out of the country

Sep 28, 2017 05:25 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

We do not use Craigslist. Zillow is the best place for rentals.

Sep 28, 2017 05:05 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I never had much success posting sale my listings on Craigslist, however, all the millennials I know look for rentals there.

Sep 28, 2017 04:54 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I've never posted anything on Craigslist, and doubt I ever will.

Sep 28, 2017 04:34 AM