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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

At the beginning of my career, I used it a lot and seemed to get some responses to ads that I ran.

Sep 09, 2022 04:50 AM
Peter Mohylsky
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL

I tried and stopped.  Too much spam responses

Sep 09, 2022 03:59 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

It is a difficult platform to buy or sell from, wish there was a better alternative in classifieds.

Sep 09, 2022 04:08 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

Like many  before me mentioned, the site deteriorated and too many spammers and scammers showed up.  In particular, there was a time it was a great place to advertise for renters.

Sep 09, 2022 06:23 AM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

The volume of "creep" skyrocketed w/ using CL as part of our promos leading me to request that none of my listings be added to it.  And I'm not sorry.  :)

Sep 09, 2022 05:35 AM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

I stopped when it became a go-to site for scammers.

Sep 09, 2022 05:20 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Never, never, never sums it up!

Sep 09, 2022 04:52 AM
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

I have not used Craig's List in over 15 years, once it became a predator site for fraud, I bailed on it during The Great Depreciation of 2007-2011.

Sep 09, 2022 08:50 AM
Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

I used to use it, then they started charging for ad listings to get rid of the scammers.  It use to work pretty good.  

Sep 09, 2022 07:24 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Craigslist is a site that never comes to mind.

Sep 09, 2022 06:41 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Predator site this site is...If you got the time to WEED-OUT and SCREEN responses, you still get honest players. Sifting work is required

Sep 09, 2022 08:46 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

In the early days, I did post listings on that platform. I stopped when the scamming started. 

Sep 09, 2022 08:42 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I never used it.

Sep 09, 2022 06:24 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I used CL before they started charging and before the scammers flooded the pages. They remove them but there is another to replace. FB continues to be a good place for my promotions through my personal pages

Sep 09, 2022 06:04 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

No was never a fan of CL.  Especially after listings started get hacked by spammers as rentals.  Caught several of those quite a few years ago.


Spam, spam spam and more spam!  No thanks!

Sep 09, 2022 09:34 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I stopped when the scammers began to loom so large, it was counterproductive! 

Sep 09, 2022 08:19 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

No, I never used Craig's List for business. I always thought of Craig's List as a sleazy site for prostitution and scam artists and did not want my name or my companies name associated with it.

Sep 09, 2022 07:40 AM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

I used it many moons ago.

Sep 09, 2022 07:27 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I stopped using Craigslist after I had a creeper calling and being nasty.   

Sep 09, 2022 07:01 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

Used it fully in the old days. I usually just put see more at www. & did not activate the link. Still worked - I never got blocked. I can't remember the last time I was on the site.

Sep 09, 2022 05:41 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I never really used CL just a little here and there

Sep 09, 2022 10:20 AM
Jim Patton
Aspire Home Real Estate 209-404-0816 - Modesto, CA
Realtor - Stanislaus ,Merced, San Joaquin Counties

HI Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 I used to use Craigslist way back in the day when you could still add links.  I was doing a lot of REO and short sales back then and got a lot of leads from it.  I wouldn't use it now, too many scammers.  There were some scammers then too, a couple of my listings got hijacked and showed up as a rental listing scam. 

Sep 09, 2022 06:06 PM
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

my firm did, and yes stopped when links were no longer allowed.  now we just check for our listing addresses for scam ads.

Sep 09, 2022 10:50 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I stopped when our state's attorney general let us know that with all of the scams on the site, if we were marketing there, we could be held liable for the scammers' antics. After receiving the notice, I never once posted there again!

There are SO many other more legitimate sites on which to advertise!

Sep 10, 2022 11:21 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Not any more. It was scammed too easily and not monitored!

Sep 09, 2022 06:27 PM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

I used them here and there in the past but not recently. 

Sep 09, 2022 10:22 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

No, thanks. I never use it nowadays. 

Sep 10, 2022 11:42 PM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I've used in the past but rarely anymore because of the scamming.  

Sep 10, 2022 06:36 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

I did in the early days. CL was clunky and became a place for scammers to rip off and repost your listings as rentals. 

Sep 10, 2022 05:25 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I can't remember the last time I was on Craig's List...must be more than 10 years ago.

Sep 10, 2022 03:14 AM
John Meussner
Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, MD, MN, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI - Fair Oaks, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Fair Oaks, CA 484-680-4852

I stopped when links stopped.  Spam completely took over CL with regard to real estate and mortgage for a while, I tuned out at that point.  Prior to that though, I loved CL!

Sep 09, 2022 05:12 PM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I used to use it. Many younger people still consider it a "go to" for many services. 

Sep 11, 2022 06:22 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

     Like any platform, how you use it best is always being reinvented. Craigslists works but not if you have been away from it for ten years and have no recent post experience to draw from today.

     This is an age where all of us are made to self serve and CL ranks in the top 20 websites in the USA without promotion, advertising, marketing. Buyers check CL for deals, do you post some handyman specials on CL?

     Real estate agents find listings on CL and your own posts if more professional, filled to the brim with 24 better images all combine to tell the reader you have a video of the place, lots of buyer resources. Come on over to my website, social media channels for help in the process to buy, to sell when you are ready.

     CL is a place that generate leads, creates some of your funnel. Like print, it is not dead but used different than earlier in your career. Remember CL gets more visitors than Netflix.

"Craigslist has at least 60 million monthly users in the United States alone. Craigslist's website drives 50 billion page views each month. There are more than 700 local Craigslist sites in 70 countries."

Sep 10, 2022 06:44 AM