How to Post Property to Craigslist
By Christina Ash
Craigslist provides a worldwide virtual marketplace in which you can post classified advertisements to buy, sell or rent property, both residential and commercial. Whether you are looking for a new location for your business, want to rent office space or have some property to sell or lease, placing an ad on Craigslist will reach an audience in the locale of the property. Posting property ads on Craigslist is straightforward, and if you are selling property, you can include images to showcase the desirable features of your land or building.
Browse to Craigslist.org and sign in if you have an account. Confirm that the location displayed at the top of the window is where the property is located; if it's not, choose the correct location using the links on right side of the page.
Click on "Post to Classifieds" at the top of the left column on the page.
Click on the type of property ad you want to post. The choices are "housing offered" and "housing wanted." If you select "housing offered," you'll be taken to a category screen with options that include "office and commercial." The "housing wanted" choice takes you to a screen with a menu that includes "real estate wanted." Click on the appropriate category. Depending on the location in which you are placing your ad, you might be prompted to select the area nearest to you. Select the appropriate area.
Enter the details of the business property or space you are offering or seeking. You must enter the posting title, your email address and a description of the property. You can optionally enter the rent, square footage and specific location of the property. Space is available at the bottom of the screen for you to include the street address, city and ZIP code.
Verify that the information in your ad is accurate, and double-check to ensure that you've entered your email address correctly. Click "Continue."
Upload any images that you want to place with your ad. If you are selling or renting property, consider using photos highlighting the most desirable features of the property. You can upload up to eight images. Click on "Done with Images" to continue.
Look over the preview of your ad that appears on the next screen. If you need to make changes, click on the "Edit Text" or "Edit Images" button, or click "Continue" if you are satisfied with the ad. Craigslist will send you a confirmation email.
Include basic information about the property you are offering or seeking in the description, such as the number of rooms or any office equipment that is included. In addition, highlight any other features you are seeking or that make the property you are offering more desirable.
Christina Ash has been writing since 1982, throughout her career as a computer consultant, anthropologist and small-business owner. She has published work in various business, technology, academia and popular books and journals. Ash has degrees in computer science, anthropology and science and technology studies from universities in England, Canada and the United States.