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Friday, May 29, 2009

Coming Tuesday: Post listings on Craigslist

Delta Media Group customers will soon be able to easily post their real estate listings on Craigslist.

On Tuesday, June 2, Delta Media Group will release a platform that automatically creates HTML code for a templated Craigslist post. Real estate agents and brokerage administrators only need to copy and paste the code into Craigslist to post the listing.

Unlike search portals Trulia, Zillow, Yahoo and others, Craigslist does not allow for automated listing syndication. Instead, Delta Media Group's Craigslist function automatically creates a visual and results-focused template, saving a significant amount of time for agents who manually post listings to Craigslist.

The Craigslist template features the listing agent name, contact information and link to his or her real estate website, as well as MLS information on the listing, including photos, listing details and a link to the listing's website. The template also has several lead capture buttons built to drive leads and traffic to the agent's real estate website, and into the real estate lead management system.

Delta Media Group's update makes posting on Craigslist as simple as possible. The Craigslist link will be added to the Listing page on the DeltaNet between the eCards and Seller Reports links. To generate a Craigslist ad, click "Generate Ad" in the Craiglist column, then select which template color combination you'd prefer. The system will immediately generate the HTML code for the ad, which you can view by clicking "Preview." From there, simply copy the code, click "Post to Craigslist," and the system will open the page to paste the code in for the post.

Craigslist is an online classified ad forum broken down by region. It has grown tremendously in popularity, boasting over 50 million visitors and 20 billion page views per month. In the first day of posting listings to Craigslist, a Delta Media Group customer running a beta program of the Craigslist feed received two showing requests from Craigslist.

Contact Delta Media Group for more information on how to post listings to Craigslist, or Delta Media Group's real estate website and lead management systems.
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