People searching for homes on Craigslist should spend significant time on their searches, refine their searches to find the right properties, move quickly after identifying homes, look through all types of listings and take security measures to avoid scams, notes Bankrate. While there are many posts on Craigslist from brokers, people can still find independent listings on the website and avoid brokers' fees if they wish to save money.
People searching for homes on Craiglist should use the tools available on the Craigslist website to refine their searches by keywords. Once they identify a promising property, people should act quickly by contacting the person who placed the Craigslist ad, especially if they are searching for homes in busy months such as May, September and October.
Craigslist gives visitors the option of viewing only ads for homes that include pictures, but doing so is a mistake, according to Bankrate. Some homeowners do not include pictures with their ads, as they have been highly successful in the past in renting their properties without using pictures. To avoid scams, people looking for homes on Craigslist should never send their financial information over the phone or via email.