5 Reasons that You Might Want to Hire a Craigslist Assistant
Jill Vonier•3 min read
Starting to see some success with selling on Craigslist? Here are the top signs that it might be time to hire somebody to help.
Craigslist is a great platform for buying your items. It connects you with all sorts of people in your local area looking for items you want to get rid of. After some time of selling your things on Craigslist, you may find yourself becoming overwhelmed at times.
If you find yourself overwhelmed with Craigslist or would just like to better manage your time and effort, it may be time to get some help! A Craigslist assistant can help you with all things Craigslist and take the work out of selling your stuff.
One option is to use OfferTrackr to make selling items a lot easier. OfferTrackr is a virtual Craigslist assistant that can automatically track the availability of your items, negotiate prices, schedule pickups, and send out reminders. Read more of the benefits in our blog post, Using OfferTrackr to Make Selling Items Locally So Much Easier.
Here are the top 5 signs you might need a Craigslist assistant:
1. You Can't Keep Up With Messages
Between inquiries, negotiations, and scheduling meet-ups, there can be a lot of back and forth between you and your buyers during the selling process. This is especially true if you’re posting a lot of items on Craigslist.
It’s great to have a lot of interest but not so great if you aren’t able to respond in a timely manner.
A Craigslist assistant can help you manage all of your messages and inquiries in a timely and professional manner so that you don’t risk losing interested buyers.
2. You Are Having Scheduling Conflicts
Selling on Craigslist involves scheduling meetups with your local buyer to transact payment and goods.
With everyone’s busy schedules these days, it can be challenging to schedule a meetup with just one buyer to make a transaction happen, let alone 5+ buyers.
If you are finding it difficult to schedule meetups with your buyers, it may be time to get some help. A Craigslist assistant can help you manage your schedule and coordinate meetings with multiple buyers so you can spend your time making more money.
3. You Find Pricing Difficult
Pricing your items on Craigslist can be a difficult and subjective process. It’s pretty simple finding prices of new items that have been listed online by the original retailer at some point.
However, there’s a lot to consider for a used item, such as its age, working condition, rarity, and demand.
This is where a Craigslist assistant can step in and help you figure out pricing. Through research on Craigslist and other online marketplaces, a Craigslist assistant can provide guidance on how to list your items at the perfect price points.
4. You Don't Like Negotiating
Not everyone is skilled at negotiating. Some people may feel pressured to sell their item at whatever price the buyer suggests while others feel cheated out of their money no matter what.
And then there are those that just simply find the whole ordeal far too stressful to deal with.
A Craigslist assistant can take the stress of negotiating off your plate. An assistant can make sure you get the right price while working with the buyer to find a happy middle ground.
5. You’re Worried About Privacy
Protecting your personal information is always important when buying and selling. Craigslist takes securing your personal information very seriously.
However, once you start communicating with the buyer, Craigslist can’t prevent you from giving away your personal information.
A Craigslist assistant can help you protect your personal information by guiding you on what information to share and what to keep private in your communications. They can also offer tips and advice on securing your information to avoid identity theft and scams.
Regularly selling a lot of items on Craigslist can quickly become an overwhelming situation. If you find it difficult to respond to messages, find pricing, negotiate prices, schedule all the meetups, and secure your personal information, it may be time to hire a Craigslist assistant.
A Craigslist assistant can take all these things off your plate so you’re no longer weighed down by them all the time.