Posting Guidelines

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Please read and follow our posting guidelines. Failure to adhere to our guidelines will result in ad removal and/or account suspension.

We currently focus on the United States market. Please take a good look at our main and sub-categories before posting, as we probably have a specific category for you. Being a niche site, we have a comprehensive category schema, catering for most listings on REI Free Classifieds to be site and category related.

International Companies, which serve the United States with REI-related products or services, may place listings, only if the company has a US office and/or US contact information. Posting of real estate property, which is located outside the United States, is not permitted at this time.

Individual Property Listings only in Real Property Categories: All real property categories, which include "By Investor or FSBO," "By Agent or Broker," "For Sale w/Options" and "For Rent/Lease," are for specific properties only. If you wish to place a listing promoting yourself or your company in general, we have appropriate categories for you under "Haves & Wants."

Investor Interest Only: All properties posted for sale, whether by investor, FSBO or agent, shall be of investor interest. Investor interest may include equity, income, rehab and/or development value. REI Free Classifieds has full discretion and will remove listings deemed not to be particularly interesting to investors.

Consumer interest exceptions: We offer a "For Rent/Lease" category primarily for investors to market their rental properties. Also, the "For Sale w/Options" category will be of interest, not only to investors, but to savvy home buyers or home buyers with credit issues. A valid investor strategy is to rehab a property and offer purchase options. Market value or higher is often the price one has to pay in order to enter into such option agreements. Therefore, market-value homes are permitted in the "Homes w/Options" category.

Owned, Contractually Controlled or Authorized Representation: All properties posted shall be owned, contractually controlled or posted by authorized representatives.

Bogus Property Ads: REI Free Classifieds will not tolerate bogus property ads, sometimes referred to as 'marketing' by less than scrupulous 'educators.' Postings deemed as bait and switch, fabrication or marketing of properties, which are neither owned nor controlled by advertiser, will be removed and accounts suspended.

  • We have appropriate categories under "Haves & Wants," which you may use to invite users to get on your VIP or buyers list.

Contractors: We include contractors as a major part of our platform, which is a natural fit for the real estate investing community (aka, your customers). Also, our state-of-the-art SEO triggers impressive search engine results. Together with our marketing efforts, your listings reach the general public in addition to our industry niche. Our site is open to all contractors and category-related construction products and services.


Why register?

Registration benefits all users and helps keep our site content relevant. Registration also allows all users unique privileges such as personal admin page, favorites list, flexible listings, messaging system, and much more.

Note: We do not collect or sell your registration information. your information is used to help us help provide you a better user experience on this site. We do not sell, trade or otherwise distribute your information.

Registration is NOT required to browse our site. We do not hide any listing information from non-registered users.

Registration IS required to post ads. It helps prevent irrelevant listings and spam. Registration also enables us to provide you with a personal account page, ad management and privacy settings.

What is free? How are you able to offer this "free" service?

Firstly it is our name, we always want to provide a free entry level service to our customers. As well our income model is spread over both free and paid listings, unique user centric stores, and a few other forms of public advertising media.

Any surprise fees?

No, you can see our pricing fees on the pricing page, and we will inform you at all stages throughout the cart process as to the exact and final amount.
Those who wish to gain additional and/or enhanced exposure, may upgrade in the price plan. Features are presented on the pricing page and available during to listing creation. Everyone starts on a basic price plan and may upgrade that plan during the listing process.  All ads are created the same way using a single listing page with itemised costs.
All upgrades are non-refundable. Upgraded ads, which violate our user agreement and/or posting guidelines, will be removed without reimbursement or refund. Refunds are not issued for occasional system downtime, which may include routine maintenance, power outages, connectivity problems and/or equipment failure. In the event of an unexpected or unusually extended period of downtime, which is defined as more than 48 hours, ad expiration will be extended equal to service interruption.

How long do ads run?

Ads expire after 60 days. You will be notified by email in order to easily renew your ad, if desired. Upgraded ads run an additional 60 days.

How do I view listings?

Start by clicking on the categories from the Home page, or searching using the site search box.
All listings are shown at the national level, which is the default level of our Home Page. When our site loads, you will see listing counts in parentheses next to each main category. That number represents the number of listings for that category, nationwide, including all the listings within its sub-categories. If you click on a main category, you will see the listing counts for each subcategory, nationwide.
If you are looking for a property in a certain area or a local contractor, you may narrow your search by state and, further, by metro area. If you click on a state from the left column on our Home Page, you will see the category listing counts change according to the number of listings within that state. The counts will narrow further, if you click on a metro area. A category and regional breadcrumb, which appears horizontally across the top of all classified pages, will help you keep track of your location. Like the trail of breadcrumbs left by Hansel and Gretel, the breadcrumb navigation provides links to regions and categories you have visited along the way and allows you to easily turn around and go back the other way. Note: You can always click the "Home" tab at the top of every page to clear your path and start fresh.

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