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Tip #165:  Everyone’s a Critic

by Wallace Gibson, CPM, GRI

I’m seeing more of this recently:

Disgruntled residents, prospects or PAST residents have taken to posting BAD to HARASSING posts on Craigslist naming the property OR naming the property owner and WARNING would-be residents to not deal with the landlord or property!

If this happens to you or your clients, there is a VERY EASY way to deal with it.

On the Craigslist side/navigation bar there is a link to ABOUT CRAIGSLIST and from that there is a CONTACT FORM with a HARASSMENT/FLAGGING option.  BE SURE to provide the LINK to the OFFENDING post in the DESCRIBE the ISSUE box.

I have found that Craig is VERY FAST to correct these posts!

Wallace Gibson, CPM, GRI, is the owner/broker of Gibson Management Group, Ltd., a full-service property management company offering 45 years of professional property management services for investment property owners in Central Virginia“Charlottesville, Fluvanna, Louisa and Greene counties. Her firms website is http://VaHomes4Rent.com and she blogs at www.propertymanagementmaven.com.

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