So, CraigsList. I don’t know if I would ever buy a house off of the free classified site. Maybe rent one, yes, but buy? I don’t know. Between all they “Se Vende Casa” posts and “OWNER FINANCED!@!@!” listings, I just don’t see it as a credible source.
Still, people use it. I mean, it’s free, so I can see the attraction. But does putting listings on the site hurt your credibility? Would you ever try to market a property on the site?
I guess I’m just curious, especially in this hot market and hip-pocket age, how people are getting the word out on properties without putting them on MLS. Do you know of anyone that has legitimately sold a property using CraigsList?
Here are a couple of interesting CraigsList posts just to whet your curiosity:
Nothing against the marketing genius behind this listing, but I am pretty sure that this home is going to need more than just “cosmetic updating” as the post claims. Also, I love the way they’re showing off the sizable front yard by using it as a parking lot. Bonus points for being honest in the post’s title. At $37,500, it certainly is a “cheap house.”
There’s nothing I dislike more than the strange use of punctuation in CraigsList titles. I have no idea why they do things like this, which will obviously offend most people’s sensibilities. This is a cute little house and all, but I am wary of anything “owner financed.”