I'm trying to rent an apartment on Craigslist. The issue is that after my post has been successfully put up, it only appears when searching criteria fit the details of my post.
What I mean:
It's a 3 bedroom, so if someone searches in my area for 3BR, the ad will appear. However, if someone just goes into the general "all apartments" section the ad does not
What gives? Looking through the application section again, I don't see how I could have done things differently.
Am I missing a radio button to do this?
Should I classify it as 0-3 BR in the ad setup?
Does CL charge for different add access?
posted by Reasonably Everything Happens
on Apr 13, 2014 -
I'm looking for an Oct. 1st roommate share in Brooklyn, and so far I'm coming across shockingly few places listed on Craigslist. Is there another list I'm not aware of? I already put word out to my network.
-- I've lived in BK for six years (Crown Heights + Park Slope), and have never had trouble finding a place before.
--Budget is $1100 and under.
--Looking to stay for 6 months or longer
--I'm searching under "rooms & shares" AND "sublets & temporary"
posted by jessca84
on Sep 20, 2013 -
I'm traveling over the summer (for a month) and found a short-term sublet on Craigslist that seems perfect. The current tenant (who is renting her 1br in a 2br apt) has agreed to let me stay and has asked me to transfer a deposit to her bank account. It is an actual bank (rather than Western Union or something of that sort), but I don't know enough - nor have I been able to find enough by searching online - to find out if this is "safe." [more inside]
posted by lxs
on May 12, 2013 -
Why does nobody answer my e-mails for their housemate-wanted ads on Craigslist in San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by madcaptenor
on Jul 10, 2012 -
I finally got my act together and put my Brooklyn apartment up on Airbnb this morning. I'm a little surprised to be already receiving inquiries, and I realize now I really don't know how to vet these potential renters. For those who have hosted through the site before, what criteria do you use? Is no photo a red flag or is that normal? Is it suspicious or ordinary for them not to have much of a profile filled out? Are there specific questions I should be asking in my initial reply? (Will it make them
suspicious if I ask for identifying information?) Are there scams to watch out for? Is there anything you'd add to a listing to head off potential trouble? [more inside]
posted by nobody
on Jul 7, 2012 -
I am trying to find a summer sublet in Portland on Craigslist. I have sent out a handful of responses to ads, but so far, I haven't gotten any responses--not even a "sorry, it's been filled" or a "sorry, you're not what we are looking for". Is this standard when looking for sublets in a major city, or should I be rethinking the wording of my contact email? [more inside]
posted by wondercow
on May 2, 2012 -
Would it be weird to be cooking dinner with a friend while showing an apartment? [more inside]
posted by aloiv2
on Feb 6, 2012 -
I have been very happily living in a 3BR apt in Seattle (lower queen anne) with a couple for almost 2 years, and today they're moving out to a house together. In 10 days rent is due. I have posted on craigslist for new roommates to move in. I've asked a few friends to help me screen people, but I'm still freaking out because I'm extremely nervous about choosing new roommates! I really like being close friends with my roommates, so this feels like dating. I'd love any advice & experiences you could share! [more inside]
posted by palegirl
on Aug 20, 2011 -
Apartment hunting in NYC is a major pain for almost everyone. But lately it seems that craigslist overposters are winning the battle of keeping their listings on top, and posting the same property an obscene amount of times each day. If your looking for a particular neighborhood and price range, you will click and see the same aprartment over and over, sometimes for weeks at a time. They must be getting flagged. I flag people when it is obvious. Why are they not banned? I guess the question is, what can I do? Is flagging really helping, or is it just a placebo? [more inside]
posted by shimmer
on Jul 28, 2011 -
What's the easiest way for an American to find a cheap apartment in Cairo for the summer? [more inside]
posted by dzkalman
on Jun 13, 2011 -
NYC Realestate filter. Best ways to find an apartment sublet this August, and then a rental. Must be on the E/F subway line. Questions about subletting/renting -> Clinton/MidtownEast/LIC-queens neighborhoods follow. [more inside]
posted by lalochezia
on May 6, 2011 -
Is this an apartment scam?
A friend of mine is looking for an apartment in San Francisco. He found a posting on Craigslist and the price and location work for him but there are a few warning flags. [more inside]
posted by simplethings
on Sep 28, 2010 -
Renting an apartment on Craigslist - 4 very similar applicants. Is this a scam? [more inside]
posted by bradn
on May 1, 2008 -
How can I protect myself from a scam when I can't check out the apartment in person? [more inside]
posted by lilybeane
on Jul 21, 2007 -
Is craigslist now the only place to search for apartments in urban areas of the U.S.? What does this mean for the significant share of the population that is not computer literate? [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak
on Sep 29, 2006 -