John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer (CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments)

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Rainmaker
916,473
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Nope - I don't go to CL, I don't do business on CL so I'm safe!

May 03, 2016 09:38 PM
Rainmaker
1,636,342
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

We steer clear of CL. I think the scammers have a hotline with CL to get the ads before anyone else. These is a serious problem and CL seems unable, or willing to correct it.

May 03, 2016 09:38 PM
Rainmaker
4,065,279
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Not in a long time... I stopped putting anything on Craigs List years ago and that helped.

May 03, 2016 09:09 PM
Rainmaker
577,034
Eric Kodner
Madeline Island Realty - La Pointe, WI
CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -

The words "God bless you" in a real estate ad should make the reader a bit wary.

May 03, 2016 08:56 PM
Rainmaker
1,457,327
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

John DL Arendsen You're right, there are probably a lot of people who don't know about this. Otherwise, the scammers wouldn't be on Craigslist.

May 03, 2016 11:42 PM
Rainmaker
2,635,377
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Amazing how this site morphed into a den of thieves....

May 03, 2016 11:11 PM
Ambassador
5,367,176
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Just about every time I use CL, after a while you get used to these, and if you use google voice for your texting then they can be blocked.

May 03, 2016 07:38 PM
Ambassador
4,312,753
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

John DL Arendsen - stopped posting on CL for a long time now. And yes, have set up and alert in Google if anyone uses my listing to post there....

May 03, 2016 03:50 PM
Rainmaker
5,536,439
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

John,

I have no faith in Craig's list, have not in a long time. A

May 03, 2016 03:18 PM
Ambassador
4,561,179
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I haven't done much advertising on Craigslist for some time. Last scam I has was a listing that was copied, in part, and turned into a rental ad

May 03, 2016 03:09 PM
Rainer
50,154
James Hoff
Century 21 Award - Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Real Agents Work

have not fallen for it but yes ... mostly on rentals and they are pretty easy to identify. people take listings all of the time and represent them as their own to try and get your identity and stuff. 

May 03, 2016 03:08 PM
Rainmaker
4,167,427
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Looked at CL while looking for an apartment in Chicago. Many quoted a price well below the real rate. Stopped using it as a reference.

May 04, 2016 01:05 AM
Rainer
318,813
Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Have not used CL in a long time.  Too many junk replies.

May 03, 2016 11:19 PM
Rainmaker
1,717,404
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Always a scamma-ramma on CL. It's the wild west & you have to keep your eyes open.

I think that scammers can feel out the newbies & take advantage. I truly believe this.

Advertise on it all the time with good success.

May 03, 2016 10:24 PM
Rainmaker
4,066,477
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I had a conversation yesterday with someone who was suprised that he hadn't received a reply from a Craigslist ad for a property that is "listed" far below market value.   Surprised?  Not me.  

May 03, 2016 10:12 PM
Rainmaker
3,323,199
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

When ever i see those words, i know 99% chance it is a scam. As well as any reply referrig to a Barrister.

May 03, 2016 10:01 PM
Rainmaker
1,880,385
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

No, I do not use Craigslist.

May 03, 2016 09:44 PM
Rainmaker
795,232
Susan Laxson CRS
Premier Sotheby's International Realty - Naples, FL
The Michelle Thomas Team

Lots of scamming on Craigslist. I haven't advertised on it lately and would be cautious if I did.

May 03, 2016 09:41 PM
Rainmaker
3,614,628
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

I don't post to CL and this is just another reason why

May 03, 2016 09:03 PM
Rainmaker
2,437,714
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning John. There are scammers lurking, so I pay close attention when I promote anything on Craig;s List.

May 03, 2016 05:00 PM
Rainmaker
532,994
Robert May
Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate - Lethbridge, AB
Real estate consulting

craigslist is never used here in my region, most people here have never even heard of it.

May 03, 2016 04:52 PM
Ambassador
1,616,354
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

it just happened on a rental to me

May 09, 2017 03:54 AM
Rainmaker
4,894,495
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

No, and have not heard of any of my listings being on there either, thankfully.

May 06, 2016 12:24 AM
Ambassador
2,224,117
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I haven't done anything on Craig's List for over a year. When I did I got a few scam emails. 

May 04, 2016 12:34 PM
Rainmaker
1,381,673
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I posted a rental listing on Zillow.  Within a couple hours someone stole it and posted it on Craigslist to scam people.

May 04, 2016 03:21 AM
Ambassador
3,038,741
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I no longer use Craig's list for that reason.  Many years ago before all the scam started I did. 

May 04, 2016 02:36 AM
Rainmaker
1,217,225
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Don't use it much anymore, in the past I'd find my vacant listings on their for rent though!

May 04, 2016 01:51 AM
Rainmaker
4,004,537
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I have never bought or sold anything on Craiglist so I have nothing to report.

May 04, 2016 01:35 AM
Rainmaker
3,069,934
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

no - don't use

May 03, 2016 10:35 PM
Rainmaker
6,555,059
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

No. 

May 03, 2016 10:25 PM
Rainmaker
4,433,683
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

no.

May 03, 2016 09:51 PM