Selling Your Home on Craigslist: Trickier Than You Think

Find out how to effectively use craigslist for real estate
Find out how to effectively use craigslist for real estate

Craigslist

's free classifieds are familiar to everyone from real estate agents to average homeowners trying to sell a home. The site covers 700 cities worldwide and is used by 50 million people per month. More than a billion real estate ads have been posted since the site's founding in 1995.

But do you know how to maximize your Craigslist ad for the best results?

Here are some "best practices" to follow when posting a home for sale on Craigslist. These tips apply to brokers and FSBO sellers alike: