It’s been a while since we’ve updated our roster of Craigslist’s worst apartment ad spammers. Some of the rental services on our list have mercifully bit the dust, but Chicago’s most vicious Craigslist spammers are still actively wasting renters’ time.
Just over an hour ago, two of Craigslist’s worst spammers – Chicagoland Property Group and State Street Properties – had more than 11,300 active apartment ads on Craigslist. Those two companies accounted for more than 1 in every 5 Craigslist apartment ads, and their ads were for an astonishingly small number of properties.
Fortunately Craigslist makes it easy for you to ignore selected advertisers, and we’ve prepared a link that will spare you from wading through more than 17,000 repetitive ads from a mere six rental services that massively disrespect you. Unfortunately, you’ll still have a lot of rental service spam ads to slog through after using the link.
The image at the top of this post illustrates the impact of using the link in your Craigslist search. Pass the link along to anyone you know who’s searching for an apartment on Craigslist.
The properties most heavily advertised by Craigslist spammers can all be found on YoChicago’s at-a-glance lists. Be smart – avoid the rental service runaround and deal directly with landlords.