Using craigslist to find deals

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Do you use craigslist (or similar) to find good rental properties?  

What search terms do you use?

What kind of success have you had and what was the key to using CL successfully?


hi @Larry Smet  we market to all 3/2 for sale by owner in the areas we are interested in and also to for rent areas we are interested in

i have gotten good response from the ads but so far only bought 1 rental off of them 

good luck


I found not one but two FSBO earlier this year off of Craigslist.

This is great - thanks to you all!

@Mark Brogan - are you posting ads to craigslist targeting FSBOs or only responding to posted ads for 3/2s?  It wasn't completely clear to me...

@Joseph Ball   - I haven't come across that service - it looks great.  Could I trouble you for an example of how you use this in this context (if it sees a keyword in a craiglist ad then it emails you a link or something like that)?  I'll definitely look into this further

@Dawn Anastasi   - thanks for keeping my hopes up!  :)   What search terms do you use?

Originally posted by @Larry Smet :

@Dawn Anastasi  - thanks for keeping my hopes up!  :)   What search terms do you use?

 I don't really search; I just click on the category and browse the listings.

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