Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes)

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Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

Will, We tried it, and the bottom line is if you can't advertise your A+ rating, what good is it to me as a business person?  We mentioned it in a blog post, got contacted and told we can't do that.  Yet I hear it on the radio routinely being touted by various businesses.  We cut the payment and haven't looked back after that first year.

Nov 03, 2015 05:06 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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No, I think the BBB was a gimmick from a long gone era that the public neither watches or respects.

Nov 03, 2015 11:01 AM
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Gary Coles (International Referrals)
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

Absolutely not.  I have watched ratings for other businesses and disagree with many of them.  I feel that they give ratings in many cases just because they receive fees and they have negatively rated other  business that I really admire and respect.

Nov 03, 2015 08:33 AM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Nope...

Jul 07, 2019 10:15 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I do not but did when I owned my own business and felt it was an important part of owning a company.

Dec 25, 2016 06:50 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

I am not, Will.

Nov 26, 2016 11:32 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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No, I'm not.I think, people( including me) rather go to Yelp than BBB~ and that is very odd! 

Nov 09, 2015 03:51 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

No, it hasn't even occured to me. I wonder if belonging to it might qualify independent brokerages for Small Business Administration-assisted loans e.g. unsecured Working Capital lines of credit?

Nov 04, 2015 08:56 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No.  Why pay for a place where people can rank you and complain about you when Yelp, Google and several others do it for free?  BBB wanted $500 a year out here for their basic service.  No thanks.  In the world of Yelp, G reviews, Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com they are very outdated.  Had maybe ONE realtor in my county on their site.

Nov 04, 2015 08:15 AM
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Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

It's a money thing.  That is all it is and I don't buy into it.

Nov 04, 2015 12:51 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

No - just another expense that doesn't provide bang for the buck...

Nov 03, 2015 10:24 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

No.

Nov 03, 2015 08:59 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

No, have never seen the beneffit. They take your money and that is about it!

Nov 03, 2015 07:58 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

No. But I have zero complaints about me with them and I want to keep it that way.

Nov 03, 2015 11:49 AM
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Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Interesting Will.  I am not and a few earlier RE classes had suggested doing so.  I was interested in real world answers, not a class room.  Thank you for the question.  Mark

Nov 03, 2015 09:09 AM
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

Yes, I just joined last month.

Nov 03, 2015 08:46 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

No, and do not see a value in this expense.

Nov 03, 2015 08:28 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

No. That is not one of the necessary expenses for a real estate professional.

Nov 03, 2015 07:51 AM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
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No I am not, there is a little bit of controversial talk about them right now. If I understand it right, most people sign up and pay a small fee because they will let you link to their website which gives you credibility.  They no longer let you do that. Therefore, members are not signing up again.

Nov 03, 2015 07:43 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

At this point I am not.  I score 97% on their slide rule and can't get to 100% until I pay.   I am not paying a huge sum of money for 3%

Nov 03, 2015 07:31 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Never have been bus as a former retail stores owner there is no enforcement and for most people it is never accessed.

Nov 03, 2015 07:28 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

In todays blogging world, who needs another opinion?

Nov 03, 2015 06:42 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Will Hamm I was a member a little while back. Other than the rating, I didn't see much value in my ROI.

Nov 03, 2015 05:45 AM
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Beatrice Briseno
RE/MAX Unlimited - San Antonio, TX
Beatrice M. Briseno, GRI, CDPE, San Antonio, TX

No I do not consider it beneficial. I agree with membership in your local chamber of commerce.

Nov 03, 2015 05:41 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Been there.

Done that.

Wish I had my money back.

Consider the Chamber of Commerse. In my little town, the return has been exceptional.

Nov 03, 2015 05:11 AM
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Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

I think it offers credibility but in the end I wasn't willing to pay their fee. After 10+ years, I feel like I can live without it.

Nov 03, 2015 04:36 AM