PropertyManagementMaven: Craigslist NO LONGER Likes POSTLETS * I L♥VE Postlets

Craigslist NO LONGER Likes POSTLETS * I L♥VE Postlets

I have been using POSTLETS html for as long as I have been using Craigslist to post my rental properties.

They offer an ALTERNATIVE to my HERO/HomeRentals.net listing html AND I can CONTROL posting to their partner sites.

After doing a new rental listing on my website, I copy/paste the WATERMARKED photos from the PUBLIC view of my website and I use those as my POSTLETS listing photos.

357 Rolkin Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22911

....however, Craigslist no longer likes postlets html....they say so after you create or REpost one of their listing * and they tell you not to post anything with POSTLETS.com.

OK.....I've found an alternative listng html using vFlyer and I can always use the Craigslist listing format which now allows for 8 photos.

I am continuing to make POSTLETS listings because...1) I can post rental listings to Fb and Google+ without an EXTRA/additional charge because it is FREE; and 2) I can post my listings on the sidebar of my ActiveRain blog.

I don't need to know the backstory about the Craigslist/postlets tiff.....I just know that creating a POSTLETS of my clients' rental properties is the SECOND step on my marketing CHECK-LIST!

 Wallace S. Gibson, CPM * GIBSON MANAGEMENT GROUP, Ltd.

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Comment balloon 92 commentsWallace S. Gibson, CPM • November 08 2012 04:12AM

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I noticed the same thing.  I too use and love Postlets.  I wonder if it is just a programming issue since they have the "submit to Craiglsit" .  Maybe they can work through their issues????

Posted by Deb Dahlberg - Rowland, Deb sells Texas "in between" AUS/SAN/IAH (Stanberry Realtors) over 6 years ago

Realbird is my alternative to Postlets. It was suggessted that we not use Postlets.

Posted by Ellen Dittman, #1 Stop for NE FLA-JAX/OP 904.535.1199 (TEXT OK) r (Watson Realty Corp.) over 6 years ago

I like that I can CONTROL posting to HotPads - which has an AWESOME mobile rental property app - AND I can post my listings to Fb....

Posted by Wallace S. Gibson, CPM, LandlordWhisperer (Gibson Management Group, Ltd.) over 6 years ago

I think if you create new postlets the postlets.com is not there and they pass right into craigslist without getting blocked.

Posted by Edward Gilmartin (CRE) over 6 years ago

I havent used Postlets recently but I am sure they will find a way to allow them to work together

Posted by Scott Fogleman, New Home Team (New Home Team 804-573-9592) over 6 years ago

Craigslist is so complicated anymore isn't it?  I haven't used it in a while.  Good luck to you!                                        

Posted by Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty (Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843) over 6 years ago

Thanks for the heads-up.  I have used Postlets for CraigsList in the past with good results.

Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) over 6 years ago

Thanks for the information. I use either postlets or vflyer. I guess I will have ot use vflyer from now on.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 6 years ago

Thanks for the heads up - I haven't used in a while but I have friends who do and will pass this along.

Posted by Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036 (Shahar Management) over 6 years ago

I like Realbirds better.. Postlets never allowed me to put in a listing that was not on the map.. I do new construction with addresses that don't have old enough locations.. postlets wants me to make up something nearby and thus not great info for buyers.. I never bonded with Postlets.. and Craigslist is getting worse to deal with anyway.. 

Posted by Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson (Key Properties of the Hudson Valley ) over 6 years ago

Using postlets is very popular with DIY landlords - they get to save them and then update and REpost them as needed; however, Craigslist has a new mapping option that does not like the postlets html from what I am reading.

Posted by Wallace S. Gibson, CPM, LandlordWhisperer (Gibson Management Group, Ltd.) over 6 years ago

I had not heard of postlets and I iwll  check it out.  Thanks for lettng me know aobut it.

 

Posted by Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County! (Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage) over 6 years ago

Just FYI.. perhaps this could also help you.

I'm using plain pictures in Craigslist directing people with one click where I want to send them. . I host the pics on blogger and by changing a phrase before and after the picture's html. .it lets me post the same the same ad several times. . 

Posted by Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA (Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001) over 6 years ago

Very interesting.  Thanks for sharing!

Posted by Frank Iglesias, Atlanta, GA Real Estate Investor (Working With Houses, LLC - Atlanta Real Estate Investments) over 6 years ago

I with Fernado, I have used simple craigslist entry with link to my website for additional information this has generated lot of inquiry directly from my web page. Thank you for sharing the information.

Posted by Ritu Desai, Virginia Realtor-Fairfax/Loudoun/PW-703-625-4949 (Samson Properties) over 6 years ago

Wallace, I don't use postlets from postlets.com but I do use the Zillow html code in craigslist and it worked fine as of yesterday afternoon.  I also agree that hotpads has an awesome mobile site.  I sometimes go to hot pads on my tablet instead of the MLS.  

Posted by Michael J. Gallo, Florida Luxury Realty - Gulf Home Sales Team (Florida Luxury Realty) over 6 years ago

I've used Postlets for several years and it has generated good business for me.

Unfortunately, Postlets violates Craigslist's terms of use (and always has) so this is just Craigslist taking explicit action to block it.  I expect they will start blocking other services in due course.

But yes, totally agree, the HTML text that Postlets generates is great for posting elsewhere.

Posted by Phil Ormsby, Cabana Real Estate - Live where you play! (Cabana Real Estate LLC) over 6 years ago

I will need to revisit these little Postlets.  I used them for awhile and had a bit of problems with them.  Looks like they are working very well for you.  Thanks for the reminder.

Posted by Paula McDonald, Granbury, TX 936-203-0279 (Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury) over 6 years ago

Wallace,

I've seen this in other groups as well. It's maddening when a website makes changes like this without notice.

Rich

 

 

Posted by Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 6 years ago

I am ghosted right now on Craigslist, so it's "No Soup For Me" regardless.

Posted by Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent (Bayou Properties) over 6 years ago

I like hand crafting a simple looking but link loaded craigs list insertion. So it does not appear slick and copy, paste so the reader thinking bargain gets the format that is simple, like the other for sale by owners. But more imagery, video links, loaded with the A to Z. Like playing music, depends on the audience.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) over 6 years ago

What !!  THANK YOU FOR THE information!!!   I just shared it with my team!!!!

Randy Bocook

Posted by Randy Bocook, Selling Coastal Georgia (Keller Williams Coastal Area Partners) over 6 years ago

Wallace, I LOVE Postlets too and have been using them for as long as I can remember!  Not the biggest fan of Craigslist since they have had people scamming my listings.

Posted by Candy Miles-Crocker, Realtor - Real-Life Real Estate Training (Online Real Estate Agent Training) over 6 years ago

Never been a fan of craigslist to begin with personally, but there should be a workaround with postlets I would think. Best of luck.

Posted by Brian Kuhns, Fort Wayne Real Estate by Brian Kuhns (Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly Graber) over 6 years ago

There is a GREAT Craisglist primer from TechSavvyAgent which I read several years ago and it has helped me so much to understand how to use and not ABUSE Craigslist

http://techsavvyagent.com/text/free-ebook-cracking-the-craigslist-code/

Posted by Wallace S. Gibson, CPM, LandlordWhisperer (Gibson Management Group, Ltd.) over 6 years ago

Great info. I don't use much Craigslist to post so this is new to me.

Posted by Mike Yeo (3:16 team REALTY) over 6 years ago

I get loads of clients who see my Craigslist ads and know that I know the area's rental rates.....I'll be making a property presentation on Saturday for an owner who is moving and saw that I have homes in his area!

Posted by Wallace S. Gibson, CPM, LandlordWhisperer (Gibson Management Group, Ltd.) over 6 years ago

I use Postlets for all my rental properties and it's a very easy and free tool. The only thing that upsets me is when I learned Postlets is a Zillow product and I refuse to support zillow.

So, I am looking for something besides postlets now.

 

Posted by Andrew Martin (REMAX Accord) over 6 years ago

Wallace, I don't use Postlets so this isn't going to affect me. I wonder what other changes Craigslist has made. I will have to check it out.

Posted by Michael Setunsky, Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA over 6 years ago

Is it because Zillow has bought Postlets?  I think they did.  Someone bought Postlets.  Maybe they were messing up the HTML code, violating Craigslists posting rules.

Posted by Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, REALTOR and Broker (Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates) over 6 years ago

I think this is a travesty!  Postlets has always helped create very nice looking posts on Craiglist.  Taking that ability away seems like sour grapes on the part of Craigslist.

The most Craigslist puts rules on what they will allow, the more they open the potential for a competitor to come in and offer something better.

Posted by Bryan Robertson over 6 years ago

Of course I wasn't aware of this. I used postlets exclusively with Craigslist. Loved the ease of use. Back to the drawing boards I guess...

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Northwest.) over 6 years ago

Noticed this yesterday when I was trying to post on Craigslist.  So you're using vFlyer now to post on Craigslist?  

Posted by Kevin Mackessy, Dedicated. Qualified. Local. (Blue Olive Properties, LLC) over 6 years ago

vFlyer and my website html...if you Google FREE CRAIGSLIST HTML there are loads of FREE options.

Posted by Wallace S. Gibson, CPM, LandlordWhisperer (Gibson Management Group, Ltd.) over 6 years ago

I only wish Craigs List was half as good at keeping Nigerian scammers out of its system.

Posted by Edward Gilmartin (CRE) over 6 years ago

It is MUCH better and agents who are not WATERMARKING their photos are silly if they are posting there....WATERMARKING photos is the key to NOT GETTING SCAMMED.

Posted by Wallace S. Gibson, CPM, LandlordWhisperer (Gibson Management Group, Ltd.) over 6 years ago

While we don't take Craigslist too seriously when posting For Sale listings, our rentals do get a lot of traffic from that site. Shame to here it won't work, we use Zillow's html as well, but our tech guy removes the Zillow branding from the html code.

Posted by Adam Brett, The Adam and Eric Group, Fullerton's Finest (The Adam and Eric Group) over 6 years ago

Wallace, I know many agents use Craigslist but I do not. Just never had much luck with it. The most I ever got was spam. However, I think CL is great for rentals.

Posted by Tammie White, Broker, Franklin TN Homes for Sale (Franklin Homes Realty LLC) over 6 years ago

We loved postlets too and were bummed to see them deny html flyers from postlets. Another great one that is social media friendly is RealBird.com. Very pretty site too for sellers to check out the online marketing for their house. 

Posted by Gina Tufano, Ask Gina & Company, Northern Virginia Real Estate (Ask Gina & Company with Pearson Smith Realty) over 6 years ago

was not aware , thanks for the up date. I for sure will save me some time.

Posted by Chuck Mixon, Cutler Bay Specialist, GRI, CDPE, BPOR (The Keyes Company) over 6 years ago

Unfortunately - RealBird does not have a rental template which will be confusing to prospect renters if it is used.....

Posted by Wallace S. Gibson, CPM, LandlordWhisperer (Gibson Management Group, Ltd.) over 6 years ago

Realbird uses flash which Craigslist won't let you add.  Craigslist changes every so often, it is a good thing.  As for the comment on craigslist and others posting your listing ((WITHOUT PERMISSION)), most MLS boards are reciprocal and thus does not give them permission to use your listing on anything other than their personal business website or brokers website.  Craigslist, Backpage, Oodle, etc do not qualify as personal websites or broker website. Contact your local board and turn them in!!!!

Posted by Rose Nofal (Agent Referral Network) over 6 years ago

Wallace

You have been “ghosted”. I have use postlets but zillow  has been a problem I like V-flyer but it has its own problem

 

Ghosting is a common problem for property managers posting their rentals on Craigslist. I have found manual installing work the best.

 

Posted by Ricky D. Sadler, Trusted Senior Property Advisor & Marketing Expert (Real Estate Marketing Experts &Trusted Senior Advisors on Property Management services, Rentals Leasing, Landlord Tenant ) over 6 years ago

Strange, because it says right on the postlets home page that you can post to zillow and craigslist? I wonder of you have to set up a new account through Zillow? I have been using postlets off and on for a few+ years. With CL, rentals seem to get more activity. Sales sem to attract time wasters and curiousty seekers most of the time. I also use Realbird, and I have a rental listing using Realbird. I'll check and see if I can psot it to CL. I think I did it not long ago and it worked fine.

Posted by Jeff Pearl, Full Service Full Time Realtor (RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA) over 6 years ago

Good to know, Wallace.  I use Postlets some of the time myself.  I'll have to give that a look and see what's going on.  Have a great Friday!

Posted by Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro (Cornerstone Business Group Inc) over 6 years ago

this is great info to know and help us avoid wasting time and energy on something that isn't going to help.

Posted by Shane Barker (Amerifirst Financial, INC.) over 6 years ago

I've been using VFlyer for years with no problem.  Glad CL hasn't banned them yet.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 6 years ago

vFlyer is a unique format and they stand out which is why I like to use them.

Posted by Wallace S. Gibson, CPM, LandlordWhisperer (Gibson Management Group, Ltd.) over 6 years ago

Thanks for the update. I like Postlets as well, but I hate Craigslist. I find the leads to be pretty lackluster (at least in South Florida)

Posted by Randy Harden, www.RERandy.com (Wieder Realty, Inc.) over 6 years ago

I encourage Craigslist readers to CLICK off the site onto my site where I have photos and floor plans of my available rental properties.

 

Posted by Wallace S. Gibson, CPM, LandlordWhisperer (Gibson Management Group, Ltd.) over 6 years ago

Another challenge to add but there is always a solution. I personally prefer the ugly ads, they seem to work better for some reason.

Posted by Raymond Kennedy (Keller Williams Preferred Realty) over 6 years ago

Wallace, thank you for blogging about this particular issue.   We have been meaning to blog about this particular issue.  Craigslist changed their algorithm this fall which made it exteremely difficult to post html Ads.   Given that postlets html code is very similar across the board, CL algorithm essentially thinks that postlet users are duplicate posting which in turn results in a deletion.   Also, Postlets is not the only site affected by these changes. 

There is a very simple solution to the problem.  I will be blogging about it pretty soon.  

 

Posted by Listings Management By Realtywarp.com (www.realtywarp.com) over 6 years ago

My HERO/HomeRentals.net listing html is easy to post and stays on the site....I'm using vFlyer and some additional html when I get short of rental inventory....my routine is to post daily EXCEPT Mondays which is when everyone posts who did not post on the weekends....I post on the weekend when there are LESS postings and when people are looking for rental property

Posted by Wallace S. Gibson, CPM, LandlordWhisperer (Gibson Management Group, Ltd.) over 6 years ago

Thanks for the heads up about Postlets. We have used them many times on Craigslist.

Sharon

Posted by Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL (Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308) over 6 years ago

Wasn't aware of this change.  Thanks for the head's up on postlets/craigs list. :)

Posted by Jon Karlen, Louisville & Shelbyville Kentucky real estate (Finish Line Realty - Shelbyville & Louisville Ky Real Estate) over 6 years ago

Wallace, I was not aware this happened.  Thanks for keeping us all informed.  And yes, please let us know any additional update as to why the change happened.  p.s. I like that fact that postlets was #2 on your checklist!  Checklist, you are my hero :)

Posted by Christina Sanchez Hood, #SiliconValleyHOODS | Inspired Living over 6 years ago
Thanks Wallace. I always learn a lot from you! You have very professional pictures and tips.
Posted by Jill Watts, A Luxury Experience at Every Price Point! (Realty Pro, Inc.) over 6 years ago

Wallace - I've used Postlets often and didn't realize it was an issue with Craigslist.

Posted by Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M (Donovan Blatt Realty) over 6 years ago

Wallace, thanks for the heads up about Postlets on Craigslist! I use Realbird, but I used to use Postlets in the past. :)

Leilani

Posted by Bob & Leilani Souza, Greater Sacramento Area Homes, Land & Investments (Souza Realty 916.408.5500) over 6 years ago

Hi Wallace.  Wow! Did you hit a nerve with this blog.  Good info.  Thanks.

Posted by Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates) over 6 years ago

Using the regular Craigslist format is a GREAT alternative if photos are watermarked and links are inserted back to my website....I want viewers on my WEBSITE and not calling me from the Craigslist ad

Posted by Wallace S. Gibson, CPM, LandlordWhisperer (Gibson Management Group, Ltd.) over 6 years ago
I love Postlets too! They are so easy to use, allow a ton of photos and make a beautiful product. I am bummed CL no longer accepts them. I also will continue to make them for all the reasons you stated.
Posted by Coral Gundlach, Real Lives. Not Just Real Estate. (Compass) over 6 years ago

Thank you for the informative post.  This is very good to know for the Spring rental season.

Posted by Michael Hobbs, SRA, LEED GA, RAA (PahRoo Appraisal & Consultancy) over 6 years ago

hmmm - I've used Postlets on and off for years, but not a lot recently. I, too, have Realbird and usually use it more.

Posted by Travis "the SOLD man" Parker; Associate Broker, email: Travis@theSOLDman.me / cell: 334-494-7846 (Team Linda Simmons, Enterprise, AL 36330) over 6 years ago

Howdy Wallace, thanks for your post, yes this also happened to me on Monday the dreaded box pops up.......... thanks for your insight thank Goodness we have these blogs and people like you to lead us in the right direction. Y'all take care :)

Posted by Bob Ratliff, "Sold with Bob" (Robert Ratliff Realty) over 6 years ago

I never realized it was an issue with Postlets.  Thanks for the share.

Posted by Rob Renk, AE | Fast Fix/Flip Loans for Residential Investors (Center Street Lending) over 6 years ago

I was using Postlets for a while and had not received any leads from it. However, I was using Homethinking & Realbird and found that Homethinking was far and away the best lead generator on Craigslist. Recently though, I switched to using Listings-2-Leads almost exclusively and have been very happy with what they offer since there are dozens of templates.

 

Perhaps I missed it, but how do you post your properties to your sidebar?

Posted by Fred Sed, Your Orange County Realtor, Why? Because Fred Sed (Fred Sed Group ~ Your Premier Southern California Realtors) over 6 years ago

It is not fair.  The give us free tools for advertising and then won't let us do anything that we want with them....Oh nevermind, I am thankful for what is available.

I have found that recently I recieve a lot of spam from Craigslist ads.  I advertise with a lot of websites and hope for the right leads.

Posted by Roger Newton (Roger Newton Real Estate) over 6 years ago

Use Realbird

Posted by Ron Aguilar, Mortgage & Real Estate Advisor since 1995 (Continental Mortgage) over 6 years ago

Did a post on this a few weeks ago.  Yes & according to Postlets they don't know what is happening. CL says that there are people reposting the same listing over & over & they are trying to put a stop to it.  Only thing with Vflyers is after 2 listings they charge.  Could it be that Postlets now being owned by Z is being discriminated against?

We can only hope ;-) but that doesn't help people that use CL.  I was told they are working on it a few weeks ago & are aware of the problem.  My virtual tour also offers a similiar HTML posting that I am now using too.  Be creative & start looking now. 

Seems to be too that if you let the listing expire you haven't got a chance of getting it back in so keep an eye on those & repost on the 6th day or so.

Posted by Lyn Sims, Schaumburg IL Real Estate (RE/MAX Suburban) over 6 years ago

I tried using Postlets on CL last week and was quite surprised. I wondered what happened.

Posted by Bernadette A. James, Broker-Associate, Keller Williams Realty SW (Serving Sugar Land, Missouri City, Richmond and Pearland) over 6 years ago

Dear Wallace,

Have not used it, but it sounds like a great program.

Posted by Dörte Engel, ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland (RE/MAX Leading Edge) over 6 years ago
Hi Wallace thanks for the tip. It is a never ending battle trying to keep up with the latest.
Posted by Bob Miller, The Ocala Dream Team (Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty) over 6 years ago

Since Craigslist rejected my Postlets ads, I thought I would give Backpage a try. I had a similar problem there.

Posted by Tony Cannon, Real Estate - Oceanside Carlsbad (Bressi Realty Carlsbad) over 6 years ago

Wallace, I absolutely love Postlets too!  So sorry Craigslist did this.  I love how you put the Postlets listings in your sidebar.  Very classy! 

Posted by Christina Ehli, RE/MAX Platinum Brighton MI Real Estate Agent (RE/MAX Platinum - Brighton, Michigan) over 6 years ago

Thanks Wallace, I have learned a few things today about posting, I generally do it the hard way without postlet or vflyer.  I will check them both out now.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) over 6 years ago

We used to use Postlets and Realbird, then quit before the flap and started using Listings to Leads. Never had a single problem with their HTML on Craigslist...but then again, I never had a problem with Postlets/Realbird either! Hope they get it fixed for you soon!

Posted by Pat & Wayne Harriman, Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate (Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499) over 6 years ago

Wallace thanks for the information very good!! Great Post!

Posted by EMILIA B COOPER, REALTOR® SFR.NCHSE.AHWD, Short Sales, Foreclosure & Bank Owned Real Estate (LAROSA REALTY) over 6 years ago

Hello Wallace - As always you are a couple of steps ahead of everyone else.  Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Brian Rugg, Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est (Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-966-3200) over 6 years ago

It was my understanding that using an outside posting service like Postlets, or any kind of system that allowed you to avoid writing a new ad, or linking the ad to a website was a violation of the user agreement. It sounds like CL is just trying to enforce the agreement you have with them.

There are lots of folks trying to find ways around those rules. Even opening a new account so you can keep doing the stuff until you get caught again is a violation, IMHO.

Am I understanding this wrong?

Posted by Thomas McCombs (Century 21 HomeStar) over 6 years ago

Just makes more work for us to post listings and rentals on Craigslist.  Uggh!

Posted by Rob Arnold, Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F (Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc.) over 6 years ago

Rob * I just took my WATERMARKED photos off my website and made a CL listing in 3 minutes - copy and paste and upload photos...I put a link directly in the ad to my website

 

Posted by Wallace S. Gibson, CPM, LandlordWhisperer (Gibson Management Group, Ltd.) over 6 years ago
Lots to learn in this post. Have learned a few new tech tools to check out!
Posted by Cheryl Ritchie, Southern Maryland 301-980-7566 (RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com) over 6 years ago

Well that explains it, now we have to go back to the drawing board I suppose. Never heard of the ones that folks have commented on but will try them out as well.

Posted by Charles Stallions Property Manager, Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management (Charles Stallions Real Estate Services) over 6 years ago

I'm done 2 OLD SCHOOL so far and I'm copying and pasting from my website and putting in my brokerage information AND website.....about 5 minutes with photos

Posted by Wallace S. Gibson, CPM, LandlordWhisperer (Gibson Management Group, Ltd.) over 6 years ago

Wallace,

I just came across your post and though I'm a bit late to the discussion, I wanted to chime in with some more information about vFlyer.

vFlyer provides our users with Craigslist-compatible HTML code for their listings. While some users find that some of their posts are ghosted or blocked (which can happen to any Craigslist post, regardless of whether it uses HTML or not), most are able to post with no problem. For cases where ghosting occurs, we offer a shorter, more lightweight HTML format.

We also provide various listing widgets to put on ActiveRain blogs and websites and allow users to upload their own watermarks to their photos.

Visit http://www.vflyer.com/main/marketing/craigslist-ads to learn more about our Craigslist templates.

And thanks for the post, Wallace.

Dan
vFlyer Inc.

Posted by vFlyer Blog (vFlyer Inc.) over 6 years ago

I found vFlyer a few years ago and use my watermarked photos to do a vFlyer listing for Craigslist postings....I'm not pleased with the ghosting of listings and I don't like the zillow html that is created from postlets listings......vFlyer does make a nice Fb listing which is something that more agents should be doing on their business and personal pages IMHO

Posted by Wallace S. Gibson, CPM, LandlordWhisperer (Gibson Management Group, Ltd.) over 6 years ago

Craigslist is extremely restrictive and doesn't allow much over basic HTML.  We are using PostMyProperty.biz.

Posted by Graham Davis (zBest Data Technologies, LLC) over 6 years ago

sooo far Wallace, I have been using VFlyer to copy the HTML and post to Craigslist.  The main advantage I like is that Craigslist limits to 8 photos, but with the HTML code from VFlyer I can ad up to 26 photos.  There have been a couple of times our ads were ghosted.  Problem is I don't know why that happened?

Posted by Bruce Hicks, Your Lifetime Friend/Helper! (Best Homes Hawaii) over 6 years ago

I haven't been able to sign onto my Postlest account for over a month now. I am about to give up.

Posted by Virginia (Ginger) Schott, Assoc. Broker, CBR, CHMS (Century 21 Geba Realty Assoc.) over 6 years ago

I won't use Postlets because I don't want my listings syndicated to Zillow.

Posted by Jonathan Bowen, Advice. Education. Guidance. (Hub Edge Realty) almost 4 years ago

I want my rental listings there and when I get inquiries, I send them to my web site for the ENTIRE renta listing information

Posted by Wallace S. Gibson, CPM, LandlordWhisperer (Gibson Management Group, Ltd.) almost 4 years ago

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