How to get immediate notification of Craiglist posts with a filter?
August 20, 2010 4:36 PM Subscribe
What is the best way to monitor/notify myself of new Craigslist listings for housing?
posted by mikeand1 to Computers & Internet (18 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'm watching housing listings on Craigslist, searching for a new apartment. I have a filter list of criteria that selects out certain neighborhoods, price range, pets, etc.
However, an amazing number of people never respond to me when I email them about their listing. I'm thinking it's because they are getting 20 other emails before mine.
So what's the best way to get immediate notification of each new listing, given that I have a certain filter set up?
I've tried setting up a couple different RSS feeds using NewzCrawler, etc., but they are quite slow. I often don't get the ads until 20 mins after they're posted.
There's something called HeyCraig that sends emails (which is good) but it doesn't seem to work with the filter I've got set up.
Ideally, each time a new listing comes up that matches my filter, a window would pop up or a beep would sound at the computer I'm sitting at. Additionally, I would immediately get the listing by email so that I can see it on my iPhone while I'm away from the computer.