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8.11.2011

best of atlanta: special edition

While I am working on a master bathroom remodel in Arizona, instead of my usual craigslist finds, I wanted to give you a special edition of the Best of, so here are my tips to successful postings.  Also check out my blog post for HGTV on Craigslist 101.

1. Keep titles simple, a long title with superfluous information is not easy to skim.  Potential buyers will see the first word first (duh) so make it easy for them to find what they are looking for.  
Good examples:
Bad examples:

2. DO NOT USE CAPITALS, JUST LIKE IN EMAILS, IT IS ANNOYING.

3. Always put an image, I am not driving anywhere unless I have an idea of what I am getting.  

4. Use spell check- your item will not be found if it is misspelled.  A dinning table does not exist, but someone may be interested in your dining table  

I thought that this may be a accidental misspelling, but no, this poster used "tabel" three times!  But somehow managed to correctly spell "inquiries" & "immediately".  Wow. 

5. Be descriptive, include dimensions, materials, potential uses, condition and
6. Do not tell me something is "beautiful" "very nice" "awesome" 
what is this made of?  how big is it?  has it been in your garage for 10 years or is it relatively new?

Since I will be heading on a trip of a lifetime, I need some guest bloggers!  If you are interested please please please email me at capella {at} capellakincheloe {dot} com

If you'd like help designing a home you absolutely love, contact me about design services. Happy Birthday to my little brother, Kai today too!

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