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Does Chicagoland Property Group’s Collin Walker deliberately lie on Craigslist?

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After having looked at many of Collin Walker’s repetitive ads at Craigslist, my considered opinion is that his ads often contain deliberate lies. We posted on what we deemed a Walker lie yesterday, and here’s another … Walker had seven ads active on Craigslist yesterday for “beautiful new” and “beautifully updated” Lincoln Park and Old ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 8, 2014
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River North apartment shootout – Chicagoland Property Group vs YoChicago

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We like to think that YoChicago is Chicago’s best free rental service. We’re an objective, visually rich website with comprehensive apartment reviews, all-inclusive at-a-glance lists, neighborhood maps and guides, narrated video tours, original aerial photography and a great deal more. One of our goals is to help renters understand what to expect from Chicago’s rental ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 7, 2014

An update on Chicagoland Property Group’s spam-family Walker

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In the coming months we’ll be continuing our efforts to make it easier for you to identify and avoid some of Craiglist’s worst apartment ad spammers. We’ll call them out by company and individual names and build a reference list. On Monday we questioned whether the more than 4,500 ads placed by Chicagoland Property Group ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 4, 2014

Chicagoland Property Group makes Craigslist spam a family affair

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We recently spotlighted Chicagoland Property Group’s Collin Walker as one of Craigslist’s worst apartment ad spammers. We also added a business listing for the company at Yelp, knowing we’d be amused by the glowing reviews that we suspected would promptly appear, and did. Were the reviews solicited, in violation of Yelp’s Content Guidelines? Do they ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 3, 2014

Is Chicagoland Property Group Craigslist’s worst apartment spammer?

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Craigslist doesn’t allow ads to be posted more than once every 48 hours and prohibits keyword spam, i.e. the use of irrelevant terms in ads to draw attention to them. Over-posted ads stuffed with irrelevant keywords are spam. We haven’t completed our research, so we don’t know whether Chicagoland Property Group is Craigslist’s most prolific ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 31, 2014

A blizzard of apartment lies on Craigslist

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Chicagoland Property Group is a charter member of YoChicago’s rental service do-not-call list. A Craigslist search late yesterday surfaced more than 2,500 ads placed on behalf of the firm in just two days. The first ad that I drilled in on touted a South Loop building with an indoor pool and racquetball courts. I’d been ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 20, 2012