Free Postlets Beta & Vflyer: Posting on craigslist

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams

Postlets Beta 

I just recently ran across this website postlets.  All you have to do is add photos, property info and features.  The Web based program automatically writes HTML code that you can cut and past in these free classified ad websites. 

backpage.com
 craigslist
 edgeio
 Google Base
 HotPads
 LiveDeal
 Oodle
 Propsmart
 Vast

Free Postlets

The best part about it its free, easy, and convenient.  You don't have to write 10 different classifieds, you only have to write one.  Check out the one I did for my sandy point home.  This took me five minutes to fill out, now I can copy the code that postlest made for me and submit to all the above sites. 

Postlets Will:

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create and host a dedicated classified ad on postlets.com
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automatically submit your listing to Oodle, Google Base, backpage.com, Propsmart, edgeio, Vast, HotPads and other classifieds search engines*
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generate the HTML code that can be used to post your ad on classifieds sites such as craigslist and LiveDealas well as on your blog or email newsletters

Free Vflyer 

Another service that I ran across on the web is vflyer .  This does close to what postlets but, there is a couple more features that vflyer offers, postlets don't 

Vflyer offers

Ubiquitous Distribution
Marketplace Distribution:
distribute your ads on leading online marketplaces such as: Google Base, Oodle, Vast, Trulia Edgeio and more. You can also post eye-catching ads on sites like Craigslist, Backpage and eBay.
Email Distribution:
Distribute HTML or PDF versions of your flyers to prospective and existing customers via email. Import email addresses from popular email services and products from Yahoo, Gmail, MSN, Outlook and AOL. You can also choose to email links to your flyers or mobile flyers.
PDF and Print Output:
Generate print-quality PDF versions of your flyers that can easily be emailed or downloaded. You can also also print hard copies of your flyer that you can hand out to prospective customers or use at an open house.
Embeddable Web Widgets:
Embed your flyers on existing blogs, websites, and social networking sites. Simply generate and copy HTML code for your widgets and paste it on your blog or website. You can embed flyer or gallery widgets on most popular blogs and social networks such as Activerain, Blogger, MySpace, Typepad, or Wordpress.
SMS and Mobile Flyers:
Send mobile versions of your flyer via SMS. Access the mobile version of vFlyer remotely to view mobile flyers, view traffic activity, check your contact inbox, view account status or forward flyers via email or SMS.

These are great not only do you get a free listing tool for your sellers, but adding your link to your website when posting in free classifieds will actually drive traffic to your site.  When I post in craiglist I get about 50 unique visitors from craigslist that same day.  It is a good way to drive traffic to you site, these users are looking for real estate and are buyers.  Just think if you did pay per click for these 50 visitors you would spend around 250 dollars on pay per click, depending on how competive the term is,  just for these visits.

Good luck I hope you enjoy

Eric Badgley is leading expert in Bellingham WA Real Estate sales. Working with buyers and sellers throughout Bellingham and Whatcom County, Eric, along with his partner Angela Gardner,were the leading sales team at Prudential Kelstrup Realtors in 2006. For any information about Ferndale Wa Real Estate contact Eric Badgley Bellingham Realtor
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Tom Davis
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What a great time saver and excellent post...this will help me and many more...so thanks again!!!!
May 23, 2007 11:30 PM #38
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Andrew Ingram
Platinum Realty Group - Grand Rapids, MI
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FYI, vflyer allows 10 free "active" flyers. After that you have to pay. There are different plans for example it's $20/mo for 25 active flyers. Hope that helps. The flyers do look nice.

 

May 24, 2007 11:06 AM #39
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Some I have seen others I have not....it is hard to keep up without a community of helpful agents keeping us posted.   Thanks....nice post.
May 24, 2007 01:06 PM #40
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Vicki Watzlawick
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I just checked out the Postlet's website.  What a great simple site.  Thanks for the information!
May 24, 2007 09:28 PM #41
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I fully recommend vFlyer and Postlets to any agent that don't have the time to create ads and the skill to write the HTML code necessary to create dynamic ads for classified ad sites such as Craigslist.
Aug 04, 2007 09:37 PM #42
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Karen Hubert
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Thanks for all the great sites.  I have bookmarked them for future reference.
Aug 05, 2007 05:04 PM #43
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Currently, I am conducting an informal survey that will quantify the effectiveness of Craigslist. Please click on the link below to answer 5 short survey questions. Also, tell your associates about the survey. We need at least 100 respondents to fill out the survey.  Once I receive the results I will share them with everyone.

Survey: The Effectiveness of Real Estate Classified Ads on Craigslist
Aug 15, 2007 09:32 PM #44
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Nick Loutchaninoff
Semonin Realtors - Elizabethtown, KY
I have been using Postlets for awhile now, but I am brand new to Active Rain.  I tried cut and past of the html code like I have done for Craigs list, but it showed up as html code and not the nice layout I am used to with Postlets.  What am I doing wrong?  I would love to post my listings on Active Rain and since I have them alrady set up with Postlets, would love to use this service here too!
Mar 20, 2008 10:21 PM #45
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Ryan Hukill - Edmond
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Hey Nick, you're probably just not switching over to HTML edit mode.  Once you do that, then paste your HTML and it should come out the way you want it.  Good luck.
Mar 20, 2008 10:48 PM #46
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Mar 26, 2008 08:46 AM #47
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Marzena Melby
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Great resource - Thanks!
Mar 26, 2008 09:47 AM #48
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Freddy Delgadillo
Judah Realty Group - Bellevue, WA
Real Estate Broker specializing on the Eastside

Eric - Postlets is a great marketing tool that I use when it comes to listing homes for sale. The fact that google and other search engines screen for it is just awesome. Keep up the posting and great information.

Mar 26, 2008 10:43 AM #49
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CHAD ELLSWORTH
COLDWELL BANKER Residential Brokerage - San Diego, CA

I like to talk about these types of tools at my listing presentations, I want my sellers to know that I will use every possible tool available to get the home sold.

Thanks for the info

May 05, 2008 03:45 PM #50
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THANK YOU ERIC!!  I have been looking for someone to teach me how to post flyers on CL for my properties..  Thank you!

Jun 14, 2008 03:12 PM #51
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Marilyn Katz
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - Westport, CT
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I've used Postlets and quite as few people, in my office, are using Vflyer.  These days, there's really no excuse for not actively marketing properties, on the internet, with all the free resources available.

Jun 14, 2008 03:21 PM #52
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Damon Botticelli
Silver State Realty & Investments - Las Vegas, NV
Realtor - Las Vegas Real Estate

thanks for the post, I'm trying to figure out if it makes sense to use the free vflyer or the upgraded

Jul 22, 2008 02:50 PM #53
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Linda Reynolds
Bradenton Real Estate - Linda Reynolds - Bradenton, FL
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I love postlets and have used it in the past.  It is a tool in my toolbox that gets used for my sellers.

Jul 24, 2008 06:20 AM #54
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Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
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Thanks for sharing - this will be great to use!

Jul 24, 2008 07:28 AM #55
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Billie Hillier
Hillier Real Estate - North Las Vegas, NV
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Postlets are great for generating the .html for CL and BackPage and they also syndicate to other popular real estate websites. Everyone should use Postlets and CL - together they are a very powerful combination.

May 18, 2009 03:28 PM #56
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Eric Auger
prudential Americana Group, Realtors - Las Vegas, NV

Hi everyone:

I have been using a great tool to automate my postings on Craigslit. All I have to do is create a dozen ads with several different headers and tell rainmaker how often I want those ads posted. It does the rest. Whether you are at your computer or not your ads get posted.

Here is a link:Rainmaker

PS: you can download a free trial!

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