If you're not in the business of putting your face on bus stop benches, you need to be creative to rent your apartment or find your ideal roommate. Here are a few examples, sent in by readers, of quality listings on Craigslist.
1) A little poetry goes a long way: "Oh empty apartment, in a building filled with potted trees. All we ask from your new occupants, is a simple 1 year lease. Your sink and faucet, brand new stainless steel. The new flooring is slate, although it's not real." continued...- $1595 / 2br - ODE TO A VACANT APARTMENT [Craigslist]
2) Is there a better way to advertise your apartment than with a picture of yourself in a speedo?: "3 bedroom 2 bath home with laundry, storage, skinny dipping heated pool, $680 a month plus $55 toward utilities, dark blue carpet, and closet." - $680 - Pool House 2 share with gay men [Craigslist]