New Craigslist Real Estate Listing Fee

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In a story from MediaPost, CraigsList is considering charging a fee for real estate listings. Here are a couple blurbs from their story.

In a move to cut down on scams and frivolous listings, Craigslist, a popular online classifieds site, is considering charging a per-post fee for its real estate listings in San Francisco and New York City.

From MediaPost:
“”We’re being asked to start charging both by brokers … and by apartment seekers,” Jim Buckmaster, Craigslist CEO said. “As it is now, the volume of postings coming through those categories is just too high, and it’s burdensome for all concerned.””

Does this sound familiar? Site gets too much traffic, in order to reduce the amount of scammers, noise, and traffic the owners decide to start charging for what use to be free. Nah, nothing new here. Some other folks have been documenting this type of stuff for a long time now.

In a good move to remain in-check with the user community, Craig posted the info on his blog yesterday and says a community discussion will take place before any charges begin.

Jason Dowdell is a technology entrepreneur and operates the Marketing Shift blog.

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