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Re: Advertising a rental... Craigslist not working so well now
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Thanks for the feedback. I will have to get some pictures of the bedrooms. I re-looked at the drawing and the smaller one was 7'3" X 10' 9" - wouldn't that be more than 70 sq feet or is there a loss factor that is supposed to be calculated?

While I always had a roommate when I lived there and most tenants have also used it as a BR I always wished that it was a little bigger. On the other hand the living room/dining room/kitchen were always great for entertaining. I had some great parties there back in my 20s!

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I am advertising now an apartment on Romaine Ave for 1st time in 5 years. I had always used Craig's List and got a fair amount of interest and would always get a lease signed with good candidate within a few weeks.

After a kitchen renovation and general upgrade I put it up Sunday at $1,875 and only got a few responses. Not sure if Craig's List is not as effective as it used to be or if price was on high side I just relisted at $1775. I also for 1st time just put on hotpads which seems to connect to Zillow/Trulia. Any constructive criticism let me know. I think I need to get better pictures.

As I remember Thursdays were a good day to put up as people make weekend plans of what they want to check out.

Https://newyork.craigslist.org/jsy/apa ... 2br-condo/6981911742.html


Good on you for posting the plan of the unit, but just to be a pain I'll point out the front "bedroom" is too small to be a legal bedroom. Min is 70 sq ft, that's 55 according to the drawing.

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B.Required space in sleeping rooms. Except as required under Subsection C, each room utilized for sleeping purposes shall have a minimum dimension of seven (7) feet and a minimum net floor area of seventy (70) square feet for the initial occupant, fifty (50) square feet for each additional occupant, except that children under one (1) year of age shall not be counted as occupants for the purpose of this section. In existing structures built prior to 1951, if any dwelling has no room at least ten (10) feet by twelve (12) feet in size, two (2) persons will be allowed to sleep in the largest room therein so long as it is nine (9) feet in size at least.

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I am advertising now an apartment on Romaine Ave for 1st time in 5 years. I had always used Craig's List and got a fair amount of interest and would always get a lease signed with good candidate within a few weeks.

After a kitchen renovation and general upgrade I put it up Sunday at $1,875 and only got a few responses. Not sure if Craig's List is not as effective as it used to be or if price was on high side I just relisted at $1775. I also for 1st time just put on hotpads which seems to connect to Zillow/Trulia. Any constructive criticism let me know. I think I need to get better pictures.

As I remember Thursdays were a good day to put up as people make weekend plans of what they want to check out.

https://newyork.craigslist.org/jsy/apa ... 2br-condo/6981911742.html


you don't have any pictures of the bed rooms. I thought it was a railroad that you were trying to position as a "two bedroom" - could be other viewers are thinking that tool.

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I am advertising now an apartment on Romaine Ave for 1st time in 5 years. I had always used Craig's List and got a fair amount of interest and would always get a lease signed with good candidate within a few weeks.

After a kitchen renovation and general upgrade I put it up Sunday at $1,875 and only got a few responses. Not sure if Craig's List is not as effective as it used to be or if price was on high side I just relisted at $1775. I also for 1st time just put on hotpads which seems to connect to Zillow/Trulia. Any constructive criticism let me know. I think I need to get better pictures.

As I remember Thursdays were a good day to put up as people make weekend plans of what they want to check out.

https://newyork.craigslist.org/jsy/apa ... 2br-condo/6981911742.html

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Have you tried Nextdoor.com?

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So any other ideas on where to list rentals?

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I stopped using Craigslist it doesn't show my property for sale in Jersey city https://tranio.com/usa/adt/1708345/ So i just use other websites to advertise it. And I get some good potential buyers, lets see...

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You might want to try a realtor and offer to pay half or full commission.

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Is there a way to have a business presence without a personal one? As for rental agents, consider they're the bottom of the realtor food chain, trying to work their way up to sales, most of whom are also don't listen or want to work hard for you.


No. A personal account must be set up to run the business page. But businesses can't advertise on facebook marketplace anyway, that's a P-2-P system.

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As for rental agents, consider they're the bottom of the realtor food chain, trying to work their way up to sales, most of whom are also don't listen or want to work hard for you.


I fully understand that rental listings can be the worst gig for a real estate agent. But, how someone handles small, seemingly insignificant, tasks tells you a lot about their personality and work ethic. If they can't be bothered to do a good job, a job from which they will get a commission, it is hard (to me, at least) to work up the desire/will to give them my business.

If I have to chase a realtor to get them to send me forms to give them money (in the form of checks for deposits, etc) that's a definite problem.

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I think facebook marketplace is largely replacing Craigslist. A major problem with Craigslist is that you are anonymous which is ripe for scammers. On facebook, yes you can set up a fake account but it's far more effort to not only do that but then populate your page with what appears to be legit activity.


Is there a way to have a business presence without a personal one? As for rental agents, consider they're the bottom of the realtor food chain, trying to work their way up to sales, most of whom are also don't listen or want to work hard for you.

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I think facebook marketplace is largely replacing Craigslist. A major problem with Craigslist is that you are anonymous which is ripe for scammers. On facebook, yes you can set up a fake account but it's far more effort to not only do that but then populate your page with what appears to be legit activity.

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Just wondering why you do not use a realtor? They perform background checks and charge the tenant the fee.


I have generally found realtors to be rather worthless.


This goes both from both sides! In my 12+ years in JC, the two apartments I have rented were ones I found on my own. Every time I have dealt with a realtor, it has been a colossal waste of time. Almost always, the realtor was finding and showing places that were not at all what I wanted, or seemed wholly uninterested in the process. And, almost every time, the realtor would show up late and then just let me/us into a place to look around but was hardly able to answer any questions or provide any insight. I often wonder how much oversight is applied to the realty staff by landlords and buildings, because there is no way they would be pleased with the service being provided.


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Just wondering why you do not use a realtor? They perform background checks and charge the tenant the fee.


I have generally found realtors to be rather worthless.


This goes both from both sides! In my 12+ years in JC, the two apartments I have rented were ones I found on my own. Every time I have dealt with a realtor, it has been a colossal waste of time. Almost always, the realtor was finding and showing places that were not at all what I wanted, or seemed wholly uninterested in the process. And, almost every time, the realtor would show up late and then just let me/us into a place to look around but was hardly able to answer any questions or provide any insight. I often wonder how much oversight is applied to the realty staff by landlords and buildings, because there is no way they would be pleased with the service being provided.

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You gotta trust your gut. I rented a place to a nice couple that I thought might be high maintenance, but it got the place filled quickly. Oh...regrets!


I had a single woman in her early 30s that my gut said she would be an issue. But the rent market was terrible and I was in a financial rough patch. So I rented to her...

I did Snoopy dances the day she told me she was moving out. Mentally, the woman was a dumpster fire and getting rent from her was a Herculean effort at times. Nothing like having her setup direct deposit and still only getting $7.68 in rent for the month.

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thanks

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Just wondering why you do not use a realtor? They perform background checks and charge the tenant the fee.


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Same. But not just that, the showing is when I get to size up a tenant. In NJ the last time you can make a choice about a tenant is offering them a lease, unlike most places where you can choose not to renew. You gotta trust your gut. I rented a place to a nice couple that I thought might be high maintenance, but it got the place filled quickly. Oh...regrets!

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The people who are willing to pay a one month fee are generally not looking for apartments in the areas that my buildings are (not Downtown or in Hoboken). I have generally found realtors to be rather worthless.

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Just wondering why you do not use a realtor? They perform background checks and charge the tenant the fee.

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Anyone here have an issue with Craigslist these days? I listed an apartment, but it seems to not come up in a search, even though the ad is confirmed to be active.

What are good alternatives to list a rental?


Yeah, CL is hitting hard times, the signal to noise has gotten so low with so many fakes, AB&B, miscategorized listings and multiple listings of the same place. I've seen my ads not show up too in the map,, but show if I keyword search them. I've also heard of listers being "secretly blacklisted" where it doesn't show but lets you see it. I've tried Zillow, Zumper, Hotpads and several others, supposedly there's someplace on Facebook but I'm a "never Facebook".

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Anyone here have an issue with Craigslist these days? I listed an apartment, but it seems to not come up in a search, even though the ad is confirmed to be active.

What are good alternatives to list a rental?

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