Your Titles In Craigslist Postings Don't Have To Be Boring

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Real Estate Assistant NMLS #470728
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Earlier this year I posted a blog about catchy listing titles in online postings that generated many good comments - http://activerain.com/blogsview/1463858/craigslist-postings-write-me-a-title-buyers-can-t-refuse.

Since then I've added more unique posting titles intended to attract a prospective buyer to at least open the link and read the listing content.  Using html code from my account at www.craigslistadtracker.com I've tracked the page views and repeat reviews relative to more generic titles.

I post 30 to 50 listings per day for my real estate clients, so the sample size over time is large.  Since February 2010 I've had almost 300,000 page views from various postings.  Those postings with creative titles tend to generate more views, including repeat views.  I can't say that the creative headings resulted in a closed transaction, but it helped with the listing's online exposure.

Feel free to use titles like these in your own postings.  They're not Shakespeare, but they help listings to stand out amongst a sea of titles on craigslist.  I'm looking forward to reading the creative title suggestions in the comments section!

  • Moving Sale - We Want To Move & You Want To Buy. Let's Talk!
  • In Vegas The House Always Wins. Here Your Offer Wins The House!
  • We Need You To Buy, So That We Can Say Bye-Bye
  • The Price Is Right - Let's Make A Deal
  • The Key To Owning This Home Is In Your Offer
  • It's Not Complex. It's A Duplex. You Can Own It And Rent It!
  • You Can Own The White House (In Eugene, Not Washington, DC)
  • Don't Say Goodbye To This Good Buy!
  • Looking For A Distressed Seller, Not A Distressed House?
  • This House Is A Keeper. It Doesn't Need A Housekeeper!
  • Not A Garage Sale. You Can Buy The Whole House!
  • Foreclosure - The Bank Needs Your Good Offer For Closure
  • Short Sale - Make Us An Offer The Bank Can't Refuse
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Sarah & Les: The catchy title is the first step.  The goal is to get the reader to be curious enough to click the link, open and read the listing ad, and then contact the agent to learn more.  The more exposure that a listing has, the better the chance of buyer activity (assuming the property is properly priced).

December 06, 2012 06:49 AM
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Sherry Chastain
Realtor, Selling Homes, Lake Properties,Luxury Homes,Short Sales
Hendersonville, Nashville, Old Hickory, Lebanon Tennessee

Old post but I think these headlines could use a revival! I'm using them!

February 10, 2013 08:32 PM
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Sherry:  Feel free to use any and all headlines.  Then stop back here and share some creative headlines that you've made up to attract reader attention.

February 11, 2013 06:02 AM
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Jill Watts
Clark County Homes for Sale!
Realty Pro, Inc.
Here are some we've used in years past: Here are the homes your dog picked out. (homes with acreage or fences) Homes with romantic potential (fireplace) Howdy Cowboy, home on the range? Creaky Knees? (master on main or ranch homes)
February 11, 2013 06:22 AM
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Jill: Thanks for sharing these titles.  It can be fun to get the creative juices flowing and come up with titles that entice people to want to read more.  That's true for blog posts too.

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