Gary  Meek, (916) 995-9385 (NewVision Realty Group)

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Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

Most of our sellers send us their reviews via email or snail mail. We then post those to our websites and social media. 

We have a reviews plugin on our website where they can leave us a review on our site. However, people here don't do that. 

For my virtual services business, I get a ton of reviews in comments here in ActiveRain and a lot of agents leave them on Facebook biz page. I also get emails quite often. 

VIdeo reviews is the way to go! You can rank on Google page one for those! 

Mar 14, 2018 05:40 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I have not used any system for this, really should though.

Mar 14, 2018 03:45 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I have reviews on my website as well as on Zillow.

Mar 14, 2018 03:01 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Gary,

We just ask and they follow trough...no system

Mar 14, 2018 02:47 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I send an email.  The review is then cut and pasted to my review page on my websites.

Mar 14, 2018 05:40 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I don't request them, but when I did it was in an email or letter that I could post on my website and with their permission to use it anywhere else I chose.

Mar 14, 2018 04:41 PM
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

My office sends out a survey to each client after closing from a third party company called Real Satisfied.  There is a short survey with some specific questions, and a space to write a testimonial.  I make sure to advise my clients (and remind them)  it will be coming via email and to watch for it.  I have never had a client refust to submit it...

Mar 14, 2018 04:37 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

tammy requests a testimonial be written on Z by each of her clients.... and she responds to each testimonial..... hiring a service to do that loses the personal touch!!!  do it the day of closing, after it closes.... if they're happy, they'll do it....

Mar 14, 2018 03:25 PM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

We use RealSatisfied to get reviews & then send them out to other outlets.

That is what the problem is, your clients get bored to death writing your reviews on 6 different venues.

Mar 14, 2018 03:21 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Just ask for referrals when you are face to face with clients.

Mar 14, 2018 02:54 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I don't request reviews... 90% of my clients write them of their own accord. Sometimes they ask me where best to write it or send it.

Mar 14, 2018 02:43 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker
Mar 14, 2018 08:35 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

No "system"

Mar 14, 2018 07:25 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I don't ask - they typically just do it but, I do realize it's not smart not to ask. It's just one of those difficult things to ask for - at least for me it is!

Mar 14, 2018 07:13 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

We ask directly and point to the places where our clients might leave a review if they are inclined to do so.

Mar 14, 2018 05:59 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

A personal request and a link to a Z. or LI, FB directly.

Mar 14, 2018 05:49 PM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

If you are looking for testimonials, use Survey Monkey.

Mar 14, 2018 05:43 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I send links to where I want my reviews posted to make it easy for them.

I even type up a sample testimonial and offer that they can use it.

Mar 14, 2018 09:10 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

No formal system, I just ask. It's much more personal! I will share links to sites to share reviews on, though.

Mar 14, 2018 08:36 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

    I ask them to email a review that I can post to my own website, social media.

Mar 14, 2018 05:41 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

It is through our C-21 system and is call Real Satisfied.

Mar 14, 2018 05:16 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Just ask for testimonials as you are sevicing customers and save your money.

Mar 14, 2018 03:01 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Here's the problem.

There are sources like FAKESPOT.com that rates reviews to judge if the review is FAKE.  Those with A+ rating on FAKESPOT.com, stating 0% fake reviews of the 122,000 received.

Those small companies, the ones owned by real estate agents rarely get a thousand reviews. Because of the low count, the rating will be F or slightly higher. Getting into the 'review' game can be self defeating.

I suggest creating a systematic approach to getting video reviews. 

There are FIVE question every citizen needs answered in the process of selecting a real estate agent. One of those question is, "Can I trust Gary? Does he have by back?"

Stay alert for the situation that reveals you can be trusted. Once that event has past but still vivid with emotion, get the testimonial regarding 'Gary's got my back!"

Don't try to answer all five questions in one interview.

"I was in the process of buying the house. A few unexpected expenses surfaced that put the purchase in jeopardy. Gary was burning the midnight oil and discovered this house qualified for USDA financing. That wasn't his job. But, he did what needed to be done and saved the day. We closed a few weeks later. Thank you Gary for having my 6."

That is what you want on your website.

Stay off the debris fields.

From my market research, most citizens reveal they go to Yelp....for the fun of it. Citizens say they pay no attention to the reviews. People make choices to avoid shame, meaning by saying they "pay no attention' they can avoid judgment.

What do you think?

 

Mar 14, 2018 02:55 PM
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PropertyMinder (AccelerAgent)
PropertyMinder, Inc. - San Jose, CA
Modern Tools for the Modern Agent

Facebook seems to be a popular one with the real estate pros we work with, Gary Meek. However, as a company, we have used TrustPilot in the past. - Tim

Mar 14, 2018 02:53 PM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Gary Meek 

Hate to post something that might seem self promotional as a reply — It's not intended to be at all. But I wrote a BLOG post here about the challenges of getting REVIEWS on Zillow if you are not a PREMIER agent (i.e. Paying them $$$) if you want take a look

http://activerain.com/blogsview/5181847/yet-one-more-reason-that-agents-should-not-feed-the-zillow-monster

Mar 19, 2018 10:11 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

Reach 150, its easy to maneuver and easy for the clients to respond.

Mar 16, 2018 02:20 PM
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Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

I ask at the time of their Closing .. and then follow-up with an email request about a week later.  While I provide the direct links to the social media sites they can utilize to leave a testimonial, I also tell them that just writing one in a return email is appreciated too.  I then post their testimonial to those sites on my own (including AR).

Gene

Mar 15, 2018 11:40 AM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

Our office will send them out for us after we close. 

Mar 15, 2018 06:56 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

My phone.

Mar 15, 2018 06:04 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

none

Mar 15, 2018 05:53 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

parked and reading

Mar 15, 2018 05:00 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Gary Meek - I have my 'survey' form and BombBomb video testimonials.

Mar 14, 2018 09:22 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I would make sure I use only Professional sites unlike z and t and others.

Mar 14, 2018 08:21 PM
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Terri Woods
Benton, Linn and Douglas Counties - Days Creek, OR
Selling Homes and Land in Oregon

What a wealth of information from everyone. Thanks so much!

Mar 26, 2018 11:01 PM