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Craig's List Ad (by Pat [VA]) Jan 20, 2023 9:59 AM
       Craig's List Ad (by MC [PA]) Jan 20, 2023 10:23 AM
       Craig's List Ad (by Susan [FL]) Jan 20, 2023 11:27 AM
       Craig's List Ad (by Pat [VA]) Jan 20, 2023 12:40 PM
       Craig's List Ad (by Ed [CA]) Jan 20, 2023 3:08 PM
       Craig's List Ad (by WMH [NC]) Jan 20, 2023 6:57 PM
       Craig's List Ad (by Pat [VA]) Jan 20, 2023 7:20 PM
       Craig's List Ad (by DJ [VA]) Jan 21, 2023 12:26 AM
       Craig's List Ad (by WMH [NC]) Jan 21, 2023 10:39 AM

Craig's List Ad (by Pat [VA]) Posted on: Jan 20, 2023 9:59 AM

Check out our ad for 2 bedroom stucco house for 700.00 on Charlottesville Va Craig's List. Just put Buckingham in search.

The photos are from 4 years ago and the basement door has been replaced since then, need to update the photos but lady is leaving by end of month so wanted to get a jump on what's out there. So far, not much. Not sure of my pricing. We've been getting 650.00 for the whole time, she was good so didn't want to lose her.

Craig's List Ad (by MC [PA]) Posted on: Jan 20, 2023 10:23 AM

Around here very few use Craigslist. SO had called a few "contractors" from there, I looked them up. Most had criminal backgrounds or civil complaints. Many older folks use it.

I do understand holding onto a good T but you do have to raise it once in awhile. You know your market though.

Craig's List Ad (by Susan [FL]) Posted on: Jan 20, 2023 11:27 AM

There was a time I used Craigslist, but I stay clear of it now.

I have found my properties listed for rent, with my photos from a previous post but since have taken down. It was for rent for far less than I normally rent, but contact was not mine.

There are scammers out there, beware, use a more reliable platform.

Craig's List Ad (by Pat [VA]) Posted on: Jan 20, 2023 12:40 PM

I had hoped for more feedback concerning the house, ad wording, and price (compare to your area). I understand Craig's List is not for everyone but we have gotten some very good tenants from it in our area.

Craig's List Ad (by Ed [CA]) Posted on: Jan 20, 2023 3:08 PM

I use nothing else but craigslist and have had years of great results - with heavy screening. --108.201.xx.xx

Craig's List Ad (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Jan 20, 2023 6:57 PM

I had a whole response typed out but lost it Pat. I'll try again:

The ad TEXT is disjointed, talking about the house, qualifications, location, the house, qualifications, all at once. You need a bullet list of WHY someone wants that house (could be super cute, more on that in a minute) not a run-on paragraph with nothing differentiated over anything else.

The PICTURES are WAY too dark and blurry. It needs better photos with some minor staging doo-dahs about: vase of flowers on the counter, no junk on the floor, a bright shower curtain...little things help a lot.

The exterior of the house needs a good pressure washing and some potted plants or something on the porch. Right now it is not inviting.

If the house were ours, the kitchen floor would be replaced, the cabinets would get new hardware (in reality we'd paint the cabinets too) and the walls would be painted to freshen it up. It looks dingy...never good to attract good tenants.

Don't want to be totally negative, but you asked! ;)

We use CL almost exclusively, it totally depends on your area whether it's a good vehicle or not. Zillow is useless to us, FB is okay for word of mouth - to drive them to CL to read the ad! - but it produces nobody worthwhile directly.

Craig's List Ad (by Pat [VA]) Posted on: Jan 20, 2023 7:20 PM

I agree, I do intend to change the kitchen floor.

Craig's List Ad (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Jan 21, 2023 12:26 AM

WMH makes good suggestions, but for that price It looks great! (at least it would be here).

I have a 2/1 virtually the same size with W/D hookups, fenced suburban lot (much less than 1/2 acre) in Hampton, central heat/AC. Very similar except my kitchen is updated -but not brand new and I have a larger bath vanity.

It's currently rented for $1345.

Interesting how much different the different markets are.

Craig's List Ad (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Jan 21, 2023 10:39 AM

Oh the price is WAYYYYYY cheaper than anything around here, I agree, so can't really comment on that. We'd be renting that place for $1500 these days, but I would have to freshen it up first.

But that type of house is our bread & butter.

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