Facebook’s Marketplace is exclusive to smart phone apps for Apple and Android. The Marketplace icon replaces the previous messenger icon at bottom center of the app. The messenger app has been relocated to the top left corner to make room for Marketplace to have center stage.
Shoppers can browse the marketplace by location, price, and category – including a category specifically for housing. The housing category is located near the bottom, under the category classifieds.
HOW TO POST A LISTING IN 10 SIMPLE STEPS
There are five super simple steps to posting a real estate listing in Facebook’s Marketplace. 1. Snap a photo of the property with your device. 2. Click the marketplace icon at the bottom center of your Facebook app. 3. Upload your image by tapping the camera icon in Marketplace. 4. Give Your Item a Snazzy Title up to 100 characters 5. Type in a description including property features. There’s currently no character limit on descriptions, and you can even include links! 6. Set a price for your item.
7. Select your location and your category. 8. Opt to share with friends (Marketplace products do not automatically appear on your profile unless you choose to share. 9. Click post. 10. Reply to inquiries via Facebook messenger.
WHAT MARKETPLACE DOESN’T DO
Marketplace does not facilitate monetary transactions. Sorry, Paypal. When a user is interested in the item you’ve listed, they message you directly. You then work out the details of payment privately. In the case of real estate sales, agents have the ability to schedule showings directly via messenger. At present, Facebook’s Marketplace does not allow product reviews or recommendations, so it’s impossible for a viewer to compare your product or service to