Posting on Craig's list... every 48hours?

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I came across a post on  group: Realtors regarding Posting listings on Craig's list.

HOW TO FIND BUYERS ON CRAIGSLIST (highly recommend to read)

But reading the comments on the post I found a very interesting one in regard to reposting on Craig's List. 

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Mary: every 48 hours! you can repost them.

geez Brett! I'm going to have to step up my game with you telling everyone. hehe. (no worries)

10/16/2007 by Nate Alexander - The Long Beach Home Pro

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Before writing here I searched across Craig's List Forum to find out about this incredible option to repost your listing every 48 hours and did not find anything.

Now: I've been posting my listings on Craig's List for a wile and never been able to repost them earlier than 45 days. Checking back to my account I see:

activependingremoved by meexpiredflagged/deleted ]

Only the expired once (45days later) display: Repost this Posting...  So I can just do that. Other than that I don't see how can we repost after 48hours.

I went to my active ones and see: Delete this Posting and Edit posting... So how am I supposed to repost them after 48 hours.

Can anyone educate me and others here on AR community how we can do that?

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Do you think Craigslist works?
October 25, 2007 05:32 PM #1
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Mary Smartt
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You can delete your original posting, and post a new one.  Sometimes you have to tweak it a little bit (perhaps a different headline), otherwise the system might catch you.  Or, you can post from different email addresses. 

And, does Craigslist work?  It depends.  Here in the Bay Area, almost everyone uses Craigslist for something or other.  I see a lot of traffic from Craigslist.  It seems to be better for condos and starter homes.  So, it might not be the best option for every listing.  But, then again, it is free and very easy, so why not?

October 25, 2007 05:40 PM #2
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Arina Hanciulescu
KELLER WILLIAMS LAS VEGAS - Las Vegas, NV
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Mary: I tried once to delete and repost it but I had a hard time. Maybe I was not savy enough to create a different post, etc.... I wish I can find the magic bullet. And someone here on AR was very casual about it. I like to here from him how he does it.
October 25, 2007 07:41 PM #3
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Arina Hanciulescu
KELLER WILLIAMS LAS VEGAS - Las Vegas, NV
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Michael:   Not that I am looking into breakeing Craig's List regulations, but 45 days for exposure on a listing (considering the 100 or more ads/day) is to long time... nobody finds you!

We must be very creative and change/rotate our ads to get a chance to be seen on Craig's List. And if you want to list for Las Vegas, than GOOD LUCK! The number of ads are by thousands.

October 25, 2007 07:46 PM #4
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Arina Hanciulescu
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Family First Mortgage: I am not so sure. As for me not to much, I get some suspicious leads and seldom solid ones. But again if we can get more exposure maybe here and there we catch some real leads.
October 25, 2007 07:49 PM #5
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Arina Hanciulescu
KELLER WILLIAMS LAS VEGAS - Las Vegas, NV
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Just picked this up from Craig's site:

HELP > repost

paid ads

The fee for reposting a paid ad that has dropped down the list or has expired from the site is the same as the original fee:

  • SFO jobs: $75 per job, per category
  • BOS, LAX, NYC, SEA, SDO, WDC jobs: $25 per job, per category
  • NYC brokered housing posts: $10

If you submitted your original paid ad through a craigslist user account, login to your account to repost. Detailed instructions for reposting through your account can be found on the craigslist user accounts help page.


free ads

  • Delete your original post.
  • Go to the home page for your craigslist city.
  • Click on the "post to classifieds" link in the top left corner of that page, and proceed through the posting process.
October 25, 2007 09:06 PM #6
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Nate Alexander
First Team Real Estate - Long Beach, CA
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"And someone here on AR was very casual about it. I like to here from him how he does it."

that would be me. I checked other forums for you by simply clicking "post" and got varying results...

to settle this:

Los Angeles, San Diego, Seattle and New York Craigslist expire every 7 days. (did a quick check of a few big cities)

Most other places are 45 days. 

Admins on CL are local. If your city has a fast moving Real Estate section you may want to just write a post on the RFS section claiming that you would like to be like other cities (name a few). Admins will see it and maybe do something about it.  

PS...deleting your post and adding it again is called "top posting" and admins and other board members watch for it and may flag it away. 

October 26, 2007 12:27 AM #7
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Nate : Thank you very much for taking the time to research and answer to my post. Appreciate very much.

You are right. I did the same thing and went to Craig's List Forum posting this question. For some reason they asses situation state by state. But I am not sure that it is quite fair with Las Vegas. Here the inventory and market situation could qualify for faster posting. I know from my experience how difficult is to wait 45days between the postings.

I'll follow your advise and write a post on RFS SECTION TO SEE HOW IT GOES.

Thank you again.

October 26, 2007 01:31 PM #8
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Tyghre Collentine
Coldwell Banker Burnet - Minneapolis, MN
I'll still not sure how I feel about craigslist and other online sources to target buyers.  Have you had any luck???  I have heard that sometimes the leads end up wasting more time then creating actual sales.  
October 26, 2007 05:28 PM #9
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Tyghre : I don't know what to say... there are to many on this community claiming that they get lots of traffic from Craig's List.

Now: What we have to loose if we try? It is free and I am inclined to give it a try myself... Don't like to miss the opportunity. 

October 26, 2007 05:54 PM #10
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Nate Alexander
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Tyghre: 150+ people contacted me this year with an interest in a home on Craigslist. I would never trade the chance to talk to that many people because i thought they might waste my time. Of them, 1 listing, 1 buyer sale, 25 in my follow up looking at listings daily. Thats a pretty good ratio I think.

Arina: definitely write that post to the admins. Looking at how much volume is on your area, they definitely need to change the rule. Even down here, the Los Angeles CL is 7days, but Orange County is 45 days. Its very regional. I think if you and a few other agents that you know post regularly were to push, they would give in.  :)

October 26, 2007 08:06 PM #11
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Arina Hanciulescu
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Thank you Nate,

I will write an other post here and try to invite other Realtors from Nevada(Las Vegas) to write a letter to Craig's List and see how will go. Only to find few enthusiastic Realtors to sign in and maybe we get a little break. You've been very helpful.

I found your blog very informative and I would like to add you to my Associate List.

October 26, 2007 10:28 PM #12
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Please note that it is a violation of the Craigslist Terms of Use for a real estate agent to post ads in the "real estate for sale" section. As professionals, they are only permitted to post in the "Services" category. Only unscrupulous agents would intentionally repeat such a violation. We are working hoping that they will soon use an ip-based on all of the agents who repeatedly violate the ToU in this way.
November 28, 2007 01:28 PM #13
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Alex Greb
(portland oregon real estate ) - Portland, OR

Thats a good tip. Craigslist has lots of traffic.

May 22, 2008 02:43 AM #14
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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 to download a free trial: Rainmaker (set up is a breeze!)

Another tip you might want to take in consideration: Craigslist monitors IP addresses and if they detect that too many ads were posted from the same IP in a short period of time, they might block your IP. Trust me, if that happens posting on craigslist becomes a real headache! There is however a simple method to prevent it from happening and that is to "mask" your IP. I have used very inexpensive software to do that: hide my IP 2009. (you can get a free 15 days trial by clicking here)

Start combining both softwares and you will be a true Craigslist posting machine!

Good luck!

July 20, 2009 03:28 PM #15
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I CAME ACROSS THIS NEW SITE THAT IS GOING TO BE LAUNCHED, MUCH LIKE CRAIGSLIST BUT FOR REAL ESTATE! SO EXCITED!

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=568991297#!/group.php?gid=112365192152629&ref=mf

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