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    A List of Online Review Sites for Real Estate Agents

    January 15, 2016

January 15, 2016

A List of Online Review Sites for Real Estate Agents

Online Review Sites for Real Estate Agents

Online Review Sites for Real Estate Agents

Whenever your name is mentioned to a prospect, on line research is about to happen. What might they find?

Important of course is that you are found, the information is correct and there are some positive reviews to start building trust with this prospect, before you’ve ever met them.

Here’s a short list of online review sites on which real estate agents may be found. And there are more.

[1] Angies List
… serves U.S. based service businesses. Users pay to have access. Service providers can join for free.

[2] Trustpilot
… is a consumer review site that calls itself “the voice of the customer”. There is a free membership and the business-paid memberships allow the business to create customized review invitations, share reviews on social media and more.

[3] Yelp
… provides crowd-sourced reviews about local businesses, and train small businesses how to respond to reviews.

[4] Google My Business
… launched in 2014 to get more business owners under the Google umbrella with a one-stop shop for managing their business listings in search, using Google+ and more.

[5] Yahoo Local Listings
… a web search engine owned by Yahoo, sending queries to a searchable index of pages supplemented with its directory of websites.

[6] BBB
… collects and provides free business reviews on more than 4 million businesses and answers over 100 million queries per year.

[7] Glassdoor
… helps job seekers to find a job by sharing reviews of companies, salaries and benefits as provided by employees.

[8] Facebook
… Facebook Ratings and Reviews appear on the left hand side of your business page and it cannot be moved or removed. And anyone may provide a rating and write a review.

[9] Twitter
… Tweets can appear in a search request and you can accentuate this positive. Should you receive a positive one, “favorite” it, so that it might be more readily found and embedded in your website.

[10] Your Website
… your own website of course, is the basic home for all reviews along with a form so your raving fans can easily submit their remarks.

[11] Linkedin
… a Google search for your name will bring up your Linkedin profile. It is becoming the fast first step of a background check, and it allows for recommendations, for which you most often have to ask.

The first step in online reputation management is getting listed on these review sites so that you can and will be found.

The second step is to make sure the information found is true and correct, which is a job of constant vigilance and one that can be automated. There are services like Online Marketing Dashboard that deploys a “web crawler” that continually searches the web for you, makes corrections if it can, and alerts you if further action is needed.

And the third step is to be in the habit of asking your very happy clients for reviews to post to the top three sites in your area.

For real estate agents my casual poll of trusted sources suggests these as the primary three review sites:

  • Google+
  • Facebook
  • Angie’s List

I would welcome your input as to what you think the best sites might be for your market.

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Steve Gatter
Steve Gatter is a LinkedIn Copywriter, Coach & Sales Strategist. He works with small business owners and teaches them, how to use LinkedIn to attract customers.
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