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Facebook Marketplace (by Gail K [GA]) Dec 3, 2017 7:50 AM
       Facebook Marketplace (by Deanna [TX]) Dec 3, 2017 8:23 AM
       Facebook Marketplace (by Julie [KS]) Dec 3, 2017 8:32 AM
       Facebook Marketplace (by GH [NC]) Dec 3, 2017 8:33 AM
       Facebook Marketplace (by Shelby [IA]) Dec 3, 2017 9:57 AM
       Facebook Marketplace (by Homer [TX]) Dec 3, 2017 10:27 AM
       Facebook Marketplace (by tbird [KY]) Dec 3, 2017 1:06 PM
       Facebook Marketplace (by NE [PA]) Dec 3, 2017 1:23 PM
       Facebook Marketplace (by Sisco [MO]) Dec 3, 2017 1:24 PM
       Facebook Marketplace (by CJ [MO]) Dec 3, 2017 2:08 PM
       Facebook Marketplace (by Frank [NJ]) Dec 3, 2017 3:56 PM
       Facebook Marketplace (by Sisco [MO]) Dec 4, 2017 3:58 AM
       Facebook Marketplace (by cjl [NY]) Dec 4, 2017 11:57 AM
       Facebook Marketplace (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Dec 7, 2017 6:26 AM

Facebook Marketplace (by Gail K [GA]) Posted on: Dec 3, 2017 7:50 AM

I know facebook has been discussed here before. Has anyone advertised a rental on Facebook Marketplace? I was recently on

another site an a new landlord asked for placed to advertise. Besides the usual Zillow, craigslist, etc. suggestions several recommended this and indicated they had many responses when doing so. Gail


Facebook Marketplace (by Deanna [TX]) Posted on: Dec 3, 2017 8:23 AM

I advertise on my local FB groups, and FB goes out of its way to advertise it on FB Marketplace (???). I then get contacted by people in a 2-hour radius who have no need for a house in my location. So for me, it just leads to a bunch of inappropriate hits, but nothing worthwhile. --166.137.xxx.xx

Facebook Marketplace (by Julie [KS]) Posted on: Dec 3, 2017 8:32 AM

I had a difficult time wrapping my mind around the Marketplace when it first showed up but it's gotten better in recent months.

I have several rental groups that I admin & advertise on. (Un)Fortunately, locally this is where people are looking for properties at this point. When I list on Facebook I automatically list to the Marketplace as well. I don't really keep track of which groups prospects come from. But all of my last tenants placed have come from Facebook. Between the local rental groups & BST groups it's really pointless to have a business page on Facebook. It's been my experience you'll reach a lot more people with local groups than a business page or group.

We don't have a local CL here & our online classifieds that everyone has used in place of CL has become irrelevant with social media. I used to rent everything from our online classifieds; now I rent hardly anything from it.

I was talking to a real estate broker/LL on Wednesday. She doesn't do FB AT ALL. And while I completely understand why, she's not doing herself any favors with listings be it real estate or rentals. She told me she had a vacancy 6 weeks ago & hasn't had a single call or showing. Asked where she was advertising. Newspaper & online classifieds. I asked her if she realized no one used those platforms any more?? Social media, whether we like it or not, is where it's at right now. She didn't like that answer at all. --63.245.xxx.xxx

Facebook Marketplace (by GH [NC]) Posted on: Dec 3, 2017 8:33 AM

Facebook has quickly become my primary source for filling vacancies. Since I don't have a website to post pictures of my property so I can do it right on fb. Folks are also able to tag others that they think might be looking for a place. It works for me and best of all its free. --99.150.xxx.xxx

Facebook Marketplace (by Shelby [IA]) Posted on: Dec 3, 2017 9:57 AM

Same here, Facebook is where people are looking at these days. A friend of mine that doesnít have Facebook is asking me to tell her of properties listed on Facebook. Rentals are on all the groups and itís the only place I ever advertise my vacancies. I like that I can see what kind of person I may be renting to by what I can see on their page. And like already posted, people tag other interested people. --173.26.xxx.xx

Facebook Marketplace (by Homer [TX]) Posted on: Dec 3, 2017 10:27 AM

I listed a home on Zillow this past Monday night, then Tuesday morning on Facebook. I have been getting 2-3 responses per day off Zillow/ trulia, but Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday, I have literally gotten at least 75-80 private messages interested in my rental. Most of the Facebook leads were duds, but a few good ones have come from it. I will continue Facebook advertising as long as I get responses. --75.141.xxx.xxx

Facebook Marketplace (by tbird [KY]) Posted on: Dec 3, 2017 1:06 PM

Get a ton of reasonable leads from Facebook. (Not marketplace...just group(s). And, yes, I get some unqualified. --98.93.xx.xx

Facebook Marketplace (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Dec 3, 2017 1:23 PM

I don't. Too much mumbo-jumbo for me. --50.107.xxx.xxx

Facebook Marketplace (by Sisco [MO]) Posted on: Dec 3, 2017 1:24 PM

Homer experience echoes mine. You must get some copy/ paste type responses ready and understand that most replies will not convert to qualified applicants, but you canít argue with the huge level of interested parties on marketplace. --72.172.xxx.xx

Facebook Marketplace (by CJ [MO]) Posted on: Dec 3, 2017 2:08 PM

Not work for us. --97.91.xxx.xxx

Facebook Marketplace (by Frank [NJ]) Posted on: Dec 3, 2017 3:56 PM

what happens when all the ones turned down or cannot get thru the most basic screening get their noses outta joint and slam you on FB? --173.63.xx.xx

Facebook Marketplace (by Sisco [MO]) Posted on: Dec 4, 2017 3:58 AM

Frank, it happens. People post all sorts of negativity, but the inquiries keep coming. It is like other product reviews, most people understand that there are 2 sides of the story. --72.172.xxx.xx

Facebook Marketplace (by cjl [NY]) Posted on: Dec 4, 2017 11:57 AM

I posted some of mine on there along with using my other means (craigslist, Zillow, our own site, etc).

I honestly didn't fill anything directly from FB Marketplace. To be honest, I found the responses to be quite the same for those "interested" ... such as "is this still available", "I'm interested", etc.

Then, last week I filled an apartment, marked it "sold" on the marketplace (per the rules) and wouldn't you know it the very next day someone is sending me a message "I am interested, when can I see it"?

I'll use it as another tool but I've got 2 or 3 out there now and I rarely get any bites from it other than the above (and they never seem to respond either). --69.201.xx.xxx

Facebook Marketplace (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Dec 7, 2017 6:26 AM

The part of marketing this way I don't like are some of the replies.

I go out of my way to create and publish a 2,000 word with pics that allows folks to disqualify themselves as I state specifically what I am looking for. The problem with my approach is I assume the folks on the other end can and will read it.

When I get a PM that simply says tell me more or send me more info, I think to myself - probably no need as you have already told me enough to not want to rent to you --24.101.xxx.xxx

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