There is a big secret that many homeowners don’t know, and I’d like to share it in this article now. When you sell your residence on Craigslist you actually have an advantage over real estate agents and brokers. If you have never used Craigslist for any of your own buying and selling online, now is a good time to become familiar with it. You’ll find it has much to offer, and that it is segmented into regions.
First, you need to locate your own region of the country, and your city or portion of a city, in case you live in a big metropolitan area. It’s a good idea to spend some time surfing around to become familiar with the whole website, but most importantly, surf around inside the “housing” category, and below that heading, “real estate for sale,” you’ll find it down at the bottom of the list. As soon as you click on “real estate for sale” you will immediately see a list of homes posted in the area, and in a listing based on posting time.
When you need to sell your own home, this means your listing will appear on the top of the list as soon as you post it. Listings can be renewed every 48 hours, but no sooner. That is how you move your listing to the top of the list so that more people will see it. Don’t abuse this privilege in order to keep your account in good standing when you sell your home.
In order to repost to the top of the list you should open an account, although it is not necessary to do so in order to post on Craigslist. I suggest you just go up to the top left-hand corner of your screen and click on the words “post to classifieds” in order to get started. It’s a simple process and it can be your #1 source of leads to sell your home. I have sold countless homes this way over the years.
Your big advantage over licensed agents and brokers is that you will click “real estate – by owner” and not “real estate – by broker” when you come to that question on the list. This is much more important than you might think. It has come to my attention more than once that many buyers are attracted to the listings put up by owners, much more so than the listings by brokers. Even though this may not be fair, and those buyers may be missing out on just what they are looking for, the fact is that some buyers simply want to deal with the property owner, not with an agent or broker. It’s that simple, so remember my advice to sell your home.