1. Go to the Summary Tab of your virtual tour. Need help getting to the Summary tab? Click here for detailed instructions.
  2. Click the on grey tab on the left labeled “Syndication”.  You may need to scroll down to see this tab.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page, you will see a section labeled “Craigslist.org Syndication”.

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  4. Choose the city you would like to post your Craigslist ad to using the drop down menu labeled “Publish my listing at:”. Click the “Submit to Craigslist” button. Note: Only the cities Craigslist has listed on their site will appear in the drop down selection.

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  5. A new window will open displaying your copy and paste template.  If you have not done so already, we recommend downloading your tour photos to in the small (640×480) photo size for use on Craigslist. To do this, click the red “Download Tour Photos” button.  For detailed instructions on downloading your photos, click here. Note: Begin on step 3 of the downloading instructions.

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  6. After you have completed downloading your photos, click in the box labeled “Posting Description”. All the HTML coding will become highlighted.

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  7. Right-click on the highlighted text, and click “Copy”.

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  8. At the top of the page, click the “Go to Craigslist” button.

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  9. Select “Housing Offered”.

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  10. Select “Real Estate – By Broker”.

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  11. A new window will open and you will be prompted to agree that you will abide by Craigslist’s guidelines.  If you agree, click “I will abide by these guidelines”.

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  12. You will now see your blank Craigslist posting. Right-click in the white box under “Posting Description”, choose Paste. The HTML coding your copied will now appear in this box. Don’t worry your posting won’t be just coding, on the next page it will turn into a beautiful design! 

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  13. Return to the window containing your Craigslist copy and paste template. Repeat the above steps for each field you would to copy to Craigslist. The field title on the template will match the field title on your Craigslist posting.

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  14. Now that you have copied the fields to be displayed on your posting, let’s fill out the rest of the required information. Enter your email address in the “Reply to:” fields. You’ll need to enter it twice for verification.

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  15. To the right of your email address, you will see three options: “use craigslist mail relay (recommended)”, “show my real email address”, and “no replies to this email, please”. If you choose “show my real email address”, anyone looking at the post will be able to see your email address. If you choose “no replies to this email, please”, nobody will be able to submit an email reply (not recommended). If you choose “use craigslist mail relay”, you email address will be displayed as xxxxx-xxxxxxxxxx@hous.craigslist.org. The “use craigslist mail relay” option allows Craigslist to help filter spam emails from coming into your inbox. Most users choose “use craigslist mail relay” when posting to Craigslist.

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  16. The only required fields are “Posting Title”, “Reply To:”, and “Posting Description”. If you haven’t filled out all these fields, please do so now. The rest of the fields are optional, but for better results I recommend entering as much information as possible.
  17. Once you have filled in all the fields you would like, click “Continue”.

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  18. Choose if you would like to include a map provided by Craigslist by clicking the button labeled “include this map” or “do not include this map”.

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  19. Craigslist will allow up to 24 photos for your posting. You will need to select the images you would like to appear from the photos you downloaded in step 5. After you have uploaded the photos you wish to use, click “Done with Images”.

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  20. You will now be presented with a preview of your Craigslist posting. Once you have reviewed the posting, scroll down and click the “Continue” button.

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  21. Craigslist will now send you an email to complete the posting. The following screen appear:

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  22. Check your email and click on the provided link from Craigslist to activate your posting.

For additional assistance, contact us at 888-458-3943 coaching@tourfactory.com