If anyone has perused Craigslist for homes for sale, you would have noticed the wide array of ads placed from individual sellers to powerful real estate teams. Real estate agents especially had an advantage by being able to create great-looking HTML ads to place right in their postings to separate from the crowd. The ability to post links to pre-filtered searches (for example “Click here for all Foreclosed homes in Baton Rouge”) was a great buyer lead-generating tool. On November 7th, Craigslist eliminated this functionality without warning. Here is an article below.
As a free market ambassador, I believe whole-heartedly that the motive here is exactly as the article states at the end – to ultimately monetize more of Craigslist. For now, I guess my HTML and coding background will come in handy as I re-vamp my ads to stand out among the rest!
David R. Madaffari, Realtor
Keller Williams Realty – First Choice
Cell: 225.772.3283 (DAVE)
37325 Market Place Dr. Ste D
Prairieville, LA 70769
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