Optimizing Your Text for BackPage and Craigslist

I posted this blog last night (late) and not too many people saw it (see link below) - so instead of updating the blog with new content, I am posting Part II "Pimping Your Text for BackPage and Craigslist" so more people can see both the old /new the tips and hopefully learn something about posting to eClassifieds.


Don't think like an agent - think like a buyer
! What quick info are they looking for? (these are pulled from today's CL real estate for sale section - names changed to protect the innocent!) Do any of these ads below grab your attention? Viewers are scanning the page looking for something that jumps out at them - these bore me.

  • Single story with RV garage [is this the only feature the home has?]
  • Great home in desirable NAME OF COMMUNITY [tell us how great it is!]
  • Nice 3 bedroom with large lot [wasting space here - CL and BP automatically show # BRs]
  • ***********************NAME OF COMMUNITY Best Value Bargain**************** [What do I say about this one?]
  • $126,000 beautiful community 2 story on corner lot, balcony, living room [wasting space to add the price again]

I have asked friends to go through Craigslist that had ads posted and asked at a glance, which ads caught their eye if they were buying a home. Most said the following:

  • Square footage of the home
  • # garages
  • extra features: pool, spa, casita, loft, guest suite, large lot, etc.
  • # levels
  • Don't max out the text so you can't read it fast


Billie Hillier - Las Vegas Real Estate Agent working with sellers, buyers, and renters. You can read my full bio here at Billie Hillier.


Below are a few of my favorite links and tools to help you find your new home. 


Las Vegas Real Estate Tools

·         Las Vegas Home Search

·         Las Vegas Luxury Homes

·         Las Vegas & Henderson Homes with Pools

·         FHA Approved Condos

·         Homes Without HOAs

·         Las Vegas Rental Home Guide

·         Las Vegas Zip Code Map

·         Search by Community

·         Retirement Communities Las Vegas

·         Real Estate Articles

·         LIDs, SIDs & HOA Info


Las Vegas Real Estate

·         Aliante Homes in Las Vegas

·         Arlington Ranch Homes in Las Vegas

·         Canyon Gate Homes in Las Vegas

·         Centennial Hills Homes in Las Vegas

·         Coronado Ranch Homes in Las Vegas

·         Desert Inn Country Club Homes in Las Vegas

·         Elkhorn Ranch Homes in Las Vegas

·         Iron Mountain Ranch Homes in Las Vegas

·         Las Vegas Country Club Homes in Las Vegas

·         Los Prados in Las Vegas

·         Lynbrook Homes in Las Vegas

·         Mountains Edge Homes in Las Vegas

·         Providence Homes in Las Vegas

·         Queensridge Homes in Las Vegas

·         Rhodes Ranch Homes in Las Vegas

·         Silverstone Ranch Homes in Las Vegas

·         Southern Highlands Homes in Las Vegas

·         Spanish Hill Homes in Las Vegas

·         Spanish Oaks Homes in Las Vegas

·         Summerlin Villages

·         Spanish Trail Homes in Las Vegas

·         Woodcrest Homes in Las Vegas

·         Henderson Real Estate

·         Anthem Heights Homes in Henderson

·         Anthem Country Club Homes

·         Anthem Homes in Henderson

·         Black Mountain Vistas Homes in Henderson

·         Calico Ridge Homes in Henderson

·         Green Valley Homes in Henderson

·         Green Valley Ranch Homes in Henderson

·         Green Valley South Homes in Henderson

·         Inspirada Homes in Henderson

·         Lake Las Vegas Homes in Henderson

·         MacDonald Ranch Homes in Henderson

·         Seven Hills Homes in Henderson

·         Sun City MacDonald Ranch in Henderson

·         Whitney Ranch Homes in Henderson 

Las Vegas Condos

·         FHA Approved Condos

·         Boca Raton Las Vegas

·         Manhattan Condos Las Vegas

·         Veer Towers in Las Vegas

·         Wimbledon Tennis Club Las Vegas

Summerlin Villages - Las Vegas 

·         The Arbors at Summerlin

·         The Canyons at Summerlin

·         The Crossing at Summerlin

·         The Gardens at Summerlin

·         The Hills at Summerlin

·         The Hills South at Summerlin

·         The Mesa at Summerlin

·         The Paseos at Summerlin

·         The Pueblo at Summerlin

·         Red Rock Country Club at Summerlin

·         Ridgebrook at Summerlin

·         The Ridges at Summerlin

·         Siena at Summerlin

·         Summerlin Centre

·         The Trails at Summerlin

·         The Vistas at Summerlin

·         The Willows at Summerlin


For market reports: every effort was made to make information as accurate as possible - while deemed reliable, not guaranteed. All stats are through GLVAR.

Comment balloon 3 commentsBillie Hillier • June 17 2009 01:04PM
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