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1,598,436
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Yes it's brought me many buyers.  Some jerk hijacked our listings and was advertising them as theirs and as rentals so we've stopped using CL for now.

Nov 03, 2015 09:29 PM
Rainmaker
4,335,777
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

None, zero, zilch, zip.... so haven't paid attention to them in years. All the've ever done is "hi-jacked" my listings to pose as rentals.

Nov 03, 2015 07:23 PM
Rainmaker
2,224,167
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I haven't ever had any luck using Craigslist for real estate. 

I even listed my boat there last fall, and all I got was scam emails. 

Nov 03, 2015 12:06 PM
Rainmaker
1,683,406
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I have never used Craigs List, with all the bad publicity.

Nov 03, 2015 11:33 AM
Rainmaker
1,771,442
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Not these days Captain Wayne, I hear people dealing with rentals do but if I ever put anything up I get spam in return.

Nov 03, 2015 10:36 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Lots of success in finding renters on CL.

 

Nov 03, 2015 10:25 AM
Rainmaker
397,250
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

It's very useful for clearing out items sellers want to get rid of.  Post stuff in the FREE category and you can easily get rid of almost anything. 

Nov 03, 2015 09:07 AM
Rainmaker
664,790
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Yes I have.  It is not a one and done though.  I repost in the alotted 48 hour periods to keep it fresh.  Also change pics and titles from time to time.  Mark

Nov 03, 2015 08:59 AM
Rainmaker
1,172,514
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

A lot agents use other people listing and pretend they are their listings without permission.

Nov 03, 2015 08:38 AM
Rainer
150,216
Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

I have heard not very beneficial in my market, but I haven't tried using it for marketing for awhile.

Nov 03, 2015 08:35 AM
Rainmaker
1,659,405
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Yes, years ago for rental listings before the scammers ruined it. Nothing lately.

Nov 03, 2015 09:59 PM
Rainmaker
4,223,548
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I have never used it.

Nov 03, 2015 09:05 PM
Rainmaker
908,513
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Yes. However you need to move away from the broker sponsored listing format.

Pay EXTREMELY close attention to what is said by those who expereinced success. That is your big clue.

Nov 03, 2015 08:35 PM
Rainmaker
4,416,674
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Never used it, but know some who have had some success!

Nov 03, 2015 07:57 PM
Rainmaker
4,433,809
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Yes but not for real estate sales.

Nov 03, 2015 07:56 PM
Rainmaker
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Captain Wayne. We use Craig's List for all the home we flip, it continues to serve us very well.

Nov 03, 2015 06:53 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I've sold some things on Craigslist - only for cash money that doesn't look counterfeit!

Nov 03, 2015 11:10 AM
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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

I used it almost exclusively to find tenants when I was a property manager. It is quite beneficial, also, for selling small things.  

Nov 03, 2015 08:47 AM
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Amanda at VA HLC & FedHomeLoan
VA Home Loan Centers - San Diego, CA
Social Media, Content & Client Relations

We use it a lot to hire people in our office. That's how I found out about this job :) 

Nov 03, 2015 08:41 AM
Rainmaker
1,280,548
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School 

I've only had success in selling furniture and that was many years ago. Now I stay away from Craigslist. Too many scams.

Aug 28, 2016 05:39 AM
Rainmaker
699,177
Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

I just sold a tv on Craigslist.

Nov 04, 2015 09:42 AM
Rainer
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Rodney Eagle
Encore Realty Group - Las Vegas, NV
Listing and Buying agent. Investment and personal

Only when doing open houses.  I havent used it for listing properties yet.  I am not sure how successful it was.  Most people that I asked didnt see it.

Nov 04, 2015 08:19 AM
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Pat Owens
ERA Colonial - Georgetown, TX
Real estate agent serving Austin/Georgetown areas.

Dear Captain,

No, I personally have not.  Most of the listings that I have seen were already sold or non-existant, ie: the same photos for different addresses.  It is hard to tell what is real or (mostly) not.  I try and steer clients away and onto my personal website.

I'd like to hear what your experience has been.

Best Regards,

Patricia Owens

ERA Colonial Real Estate

Georgetown, TX

Nov 04, 2015 06:35 AM
Rainmaker
212,705
Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

A few years ago when they allowed links it worked pretty well, since then I have not used it as the results just dropped to none very fast.

Nov 04, 2015 12:47 AM
Rainmaker
3,070,584
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

For selling furniture - absolutely.  Never used it for real estate...

Nov 03, 2015 10:22 PM