This is listed first for a reason — because honestly, if you aren’t willing to take at least ONE GOOD photo, then don’t waste your time trying to sell something. Most people will not even contact you if you don’t post a photo. Or they will contact you asking for a photo!
It’s OK to post pictures from retail websites, but buyers want to see the actual item too…so you should post at least one picture of the actual item in your home. The photos don’t need to be top quality, just make sure they aren’t blurry, fuzzy, or too dark; this makes it look like you are trying to hide something. http://www.howtoselloncraigslistebook.com
If the headline is the is the hook that snags the buyer, then the copy is the line that pulls them into the boat. Most people like things that are short and sweet, not complex and lengthy posts that rival Faulkner or James Joyce’s Finnegan’s Wake.
However, the bulk of your ad’s appeal lies within the content and thus you should choose your words wisely and present them in a manner that is both easy to digest and quick to read.
Because people often peruse multiple listing before making a decision, you don’t want to bury the important components an overwhelming amount of text.
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