A couple years ago, when I thought seriously that Craigslist might ask me to remove their listings and that I should have a backup plan, I created PadLister for listing directly on PadMapper. Over time it started to seem like CL was probably OK with PadMapper, so I haven’t pushed PadLister at all except for a little link on PadMapper. Many of you are now asking me about direct listing options, so it seems like I should let everyone know about it now.
With Craigslist gone, PadMapper is likely missing a lot of the best sublet/small landlord options, so I’d really like to get small landlords to list directly.
So, if you or anyone you know wants to find a tenant, let them know that they should post on PadLister (they should also post on Craigslist – PadLister helps with that, actually). By doing that, they’ll get the almost-undivided attention of lots of PadMapper’s millions of searchers, and they’ll get to use PadLister’s handy features for managing the search for a tenant. It’s a free service.
http://www.padlister.com , or go to PadMapper and hit the “Post a Pad” link.
It’d obviously be better if PadMapper just got Craigslist back, so hopefully Craigslist will change their mind or improve their apartment searching interface soon, if that’s what prompted this, but with peak apartment hunting season upon us, I’d like to give you guys as many tools as possible and make PadMapper useful again quickly. Help spread the word to every landlord you know! They’ll get a lot of free advertising, and the more listings there are, the better PadMapper will be for everyone.
Thanks everyone for your overwhelming support in this, I’ve gotten hundreds of emails about this, most of them extremely nice. I’ve been trying to reply to as many as I can, but I apologize if I don’t get to yours, they’ve come in faster than I’ve been able to respond.