Until recently I didn't realize this, so I thought I'd put it in for those who may not know yet. When searching Craigslist for sellers, buyers, investors, private/hard money lenders, lease options, etc. make sure you look under all the "HOUSING" categories.
But don't forget to scroll down and look under "SERVICES" as well ("real estate" subheading). I have made contact with several investors, an awesome mortgage broker, and today left a message for a private money lender as well, all found in this category.
Just thought I'd share that.
P.S. If anyone else has other little tips about Craigslist, feel free to add them here. Knowledge is power (even the little stuff.lol).