The Importance Of Giving Testimonials

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Yesterday, I posted an article about the importance of getting testimonials as an important part of your real estate business.  You must do this!

I was remiss in not putting some emphasis on also giving testimonials freely to those services that have earned them.  Just as you benefit from a satisfied customer, so do those you do business with.    Voluntarily offering to write a testimonial will most likely have even more impact than doing one by being asked.  

Case in point:  Several years ago, I wrote a testimonial for my chiropractor on my blog.  I sent them a copy.  They were so impressed I would do that.
Honestly, I was treated great before I wrote the blog and after... well, it was even better and remains so to this day!    That was a good lesson for me. Sometimes it is better to give than receive.  In this case by giving, I continue to receive although that was not my original intent. 

And... by the way:  The chiropractor became a real estate client.  Imagine that!


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Rainmaker
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Nick & Trudy Vandekar
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc - Devon, PA
Realtors - Selling the Main Line, PA Lic AB067198

People are so quick to complain, but not so quick to give a compliment. It is good to let others know when service is good. As for chiropractors, in a recent post in our local Nextdoor community I thought it was very funny when someone asked for a recommendation that everyone said their chiropractor was the best. It must be something about chiropractors and the relief they give that brings that out

Jan 11, 2017 02:10 PM #5
Rainmaker
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Carol Williams
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Great service is always appreciate, isn't it Jeff Dowler ?  So glad to hear you acknowledge such!  

Jan 11, 2017 03:11 PM #6
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Carol Williams
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Absolutely Lynnea Miller .  Everyone who deserves it should feel that pat on the back!

Jan 11, 2017 03:12 PM #7
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Carol Williams
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Hi Nick & Trudy Vandekar .  I got a chuckle out of your comment.  I'm sure you're right about the relief.  And, perhaps, I am typical when I say my chiropractor really IS different.  LOL   He is truly the one who saved my arm when broken and is responsible for me being able to still play a respectable game of golf.  My primary care Dr. blew it off as soft tissue damage when, in fact, it was broken.  

Jan 11, 2017 03:14 PM #8
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Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
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Great reminder.  We need to sing the praises of others when they exceed expectations.

Jan 11, 2017 03:32 PM #9
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Carol Williams
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That's my sentiment too, Belinda Spillman !

Jan 11, 2017 06:44 PM #10
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Joe RAPHAEL
JCM RAPHAEL Group - San Diego, CA
Dedicated and self-motivated REALTOR®, CPM®, SFR®,

A person who feels appreciated will always do more than what is expected!

Jan 11, 2017 06:59 PM #11
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Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
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Thanks for the reminder. My husband recently switched chiropractors and is so impressed with the new one that we sent our son to him last week. I need to get on line and see if there's somewhere to sing his praises.

Jan 11, 2017 07:59 PM #12
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Karen Hellier
Freelance Writer - Big Canoe, GA
Freelance Writer for Professionals, North Georgia

I love how you ended this post...about the live! Great post with a good point. Now I am going to go read your previous post about testimonials that I missed!

Jan 11, 2017 08:14 PM #13
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Dörte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton

Dear Carol,

Since people are so used to receiving criticism, you can really shock them with a compliment. Nice of you to be so nice.

Jan 11, 2017 08:26 PM #14
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Jerry Lucas
ABC Legal Docs LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs Mobile Notary, CO Notary Training

Good reminder. I leave positive reviews for the merchants and vendors I use in town.

A positive review can really help if they have received an unfair negative review from an unreasonable or fake customer. There are too many vicious and anonymous attacks in reviews without good faith and due process.

Jan 11, 2017 08:49 PM #15
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Maya Garg
Royal Lepage Signature Realty,Mississauga, Ontario - Mississauga, ON
Moving you Forward.... Buyers, Sellers, Investors

Great advise

Jan 12, 2017 05:24 AM #16
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Carol Williams
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So true, Joe RAPHAEL !

Jan 12, 2017 06:53 AM #17
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Carol Williams
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Good morning Marte Cliff .  Glad I could spur you on to do that.  

Jan 12, 2017 06:54 AM #18
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Carol Williams
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Good morning Karen Hellier .  Glad you enjoyed it.  The world would change if we all showed more love!

Jan 12, 2017 06:55 AM #19
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Carol Williams
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Isn't that the truth Dörte Engel !   I love shocking people with compliments.  LOL

Jan 12, 2017 06:56 AM #20
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Carol Williams
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Hi Jerry Lucas .  Good for you!  I do read the online reviews and always try to take into consideration one bad review isn't particularly meaningful.  I read the actual comments.  

Jan 12, 2017 06:58 AM #21
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Carol Williams
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Thanks for stopping by and reading Maya Garg .  Have a great day.

Jan 12, 2017 06:58 AM #22
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Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Specializing in Brookside, Waldo, Prairie Village

I will give testimonials/reviews when I'm happy with the service.  I won't write negative reviews generally--

Jan 12, 2017 01:40 PM #23
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Donna Foerster
Cherry Creek Properties, LLC - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Agent

I happen to love the end of this post....

Show the love.  Share the love.  Be the love.

Jan 16, 2017 10:34 AM #24
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