I have a problem with my ad being ‘flagged off’ my local Craiglist. No matter how I word it it gets flagged off in an hour or less.
“Funny” thing is when I tested the same ad in a different state it ran fine.
I am fairly certain due to a terrible housing market here and the MLS consisting of about 7 REOs out of every 10 listings, the the local vermin, sorry, starving realtors, are doing it because of the local competition. I am trying to provide a place for wholesalers and people in need of selling their house quick to list for free.
I sometimes post ads that cross the lines and I can see why they get flagged, such as posting for motivated sellers in the for sale section even though I am not supposed to post wanted ads in that section. But sometimes I get them flagged for no apparent reason. Just yesterday I had one up that was a property for sale in the for sale section and it got flagged. Sure it was a property in another geographical area but not sure why it was flagged. I think a seller wanted to limit his competition.
Even if they changed it to require several reports it wouldn’t help much. All a realtor has to do is send out an email to a few friends saying: “Let’s get this guy!” Click-click-click. You’re outta there.
Craiglist frustrates me so much. All my listings always get flagged off. I even hired freelancers to do the task for me. Still no luck. I checked the wordings and I don’t see anything wrong with my ad.
If anyone can give me advice, I’d be really thankful.
It’s the nature of the beast with Craigslist. I often have 30-40 ads running at any given time. Change your headline and tweak the copy and see what happens. Over time you learn the “tricks” of posting.
If you want to post or email the ad to me, I would be happy to make suggestions.