Mike Albert, Real Estate SEO Consultant (Being a Realtor)

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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

Definitely, that's the 1st place most people go to check out agents! Having said that I got to love the Agents who's Zillow profile says they've closed 100+ sales this year. There is a difference between reporting team #'s & individual #s but it isn't reported that way on Zillow, so let the buyer beware- not everything you read online is what it seems!

Jul 08, 2017 05:30 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

YES

Jul 07, 2017 03:19 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Absolutely, Mike Albert!  

Even with a large percentage of my business being referral business, those referred to me will often mention having read my reviews before even meeting for the first time. 

Jul 07, 2017 04:32 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Absolutely, especially if you are going after younger clients.

Jul 07, 2017 05:09 PM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Reputation is important in everything you do in Real Estate and life

Jul 07, 2017 03:50 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS,CRB
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!

Absolutely in todays market!

Jul 07, 2017 01:31 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor,CRS,e-Pro
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast

Yes! especially with the advent of online reviews it's important to have a good online presence because you often times are being judged before you ever know you're being looked at and that's all because of your reviews and online reputation.

Jul 07, 2017 01:15 PM
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

That and a strong BRAND. Otherwise you get lost on the Internet.

Jul 07, 2017 10:26 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

With more and more people online researching agents prior to engaging them, a great online reputation is essential.

Jul 07, 2017 10:23 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

Yes.

Jul 08, 2017 05:13 AM
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Praful Thakkar
eXp Realty - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Mike Albert - if you expect online leads, yes.

If you work by referrals, not as much!

Jul 07, 2017 11:00 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Reputation is important everywhere!!!!!!!!!!!

Jul 07, 2017 05:29 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker

Yes.  Why would they not be?

Jul 07, 2017 03:26 PM
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Steve Bracero
Heisler and Mattson - Shrewsbury, MA
First Time Homebuyer and Investor Specialist

Yes! critical for sure

Jul 07, 2017 02:09 PM
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Carol Williams
U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business. - Wenatchee, WA
"Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"

Absolutely definitely, certainly, unquestionably, for sure.

Jul 07, 2017 01:29 PM
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Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  Absolutely.

Jul 07, 2017 12:45 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

yes....without a doubt.....

Jul 07, 2017 11:45 AM
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Mike & Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

yes, yes and yes!

Eve

Jul 07, 2017 11:32 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Of course it is.  And I am amazed at the stuff some people post on Face Book.

Jul 07, 2017 10:31 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

A good online reputation, yes. A bad one is also pretty important too - to avoid.

Jul 07, 2017 10:14 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Crucial

Jul 07, 2017 10:08 AM
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Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor

Yes.

Jul 07, 2017 10:06 AM
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Ron Tissier
Chapman Hall Premier Realtors - Atlanta, GA
www.SearchAtlantaLuxuryHomes.com

Most definitely.

Cheers!

Aug 06, 2017 07:47 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Perception can equal reality.  Or something like that.  

Jul 21, 2017 07:34 AM
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Corinne Guest, Managing Broker
Barrington Realty Company - Barrington, IL
The Choice of Professionals

Dare I say no? Well I would be stupid to do so. Absolutely and more so everyday.

Jul 11, 2017 05:52 AM
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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
RE/MAX Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Santa Clarita

I'm sure it is and I will go to the ends of the world to protect mine.

Jul 10, 2017 08:49 PM
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Tia Danielle Peterson
Tucson, AZ
Digital Marketing Virtual Assistant

I do. Sites like Zillow and Trulia allow people to review and rate their agents. There's a huge difference in perception of a 3 star agent or 4 star agent.

Same with Google, Yelp, and Facebook. Anywhere your business is listed, if users can leave reviews or rate the service, the reputation can impact future calls and contacts. 

These ratings can show up alongside the business name in search engine results pages and impact clickthrough rate there, too.

Jul 10, 2017 12:50 PM
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

We definitely need an online presence!  

Jul 10, 2017 07:19 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

The more you do the better you will do.

 

Jul 08, 2017 02:44 PM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Yep

Jul 08, 2017 10:34 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Reputation, regardless of online or not, is key in any business.

Jul 08, 2017 09:57 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia
Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

yes it is

Jul 08, 2017 07:19 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Reputation is a cornerstone of your business regardless of forum!

Jul 08, 2017 07:17 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty & Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Anonymity makes it too easy for people to give bad reviews with no repercussions. I think people look at them, but word-of-mouth reviews carry far more weight.

Jul 08, 2017 07:03 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Keller Williams Success Realty - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

While reputation is important, online rep can be at the whim of anyone

Jul 08, 2017 06:24 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386
Realty One Group - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

It can be if one only depends on web leads for survival. We work to a much larger degree with our referrals.

Jul 08, 2017 06:08 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Kathleen Daniels  nailed this one!

Jul 08, 2017 04:41 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA

Absolutely! The online reputation is an invitation for a dialog. We google each other all the time. 

Jul 07, 2017 11:19 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

It is vital to survival in the long run. Without a good reputation you will be lumped with the masses of those that cannot be trusted.

Jul 07, 2017 07:06 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

yes

Jul 07, 2017 06:07 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

People will think what they think. Just dont give them reasons to think bad

Jul 07, 2017 05:38 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Anything you post can be used against you.

Jul 07, 2017 05:09 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I believe so. Many rav reviews are fake...

Jul 07, 2017 02:18 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing

Yes,

Jul 07, 2017 01:35 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Absolutely. A negative Facebook image can easily kill relationships.

Jul 07, 2017 10:21 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Mike Albert You won't go far if you don't have one.

Jul 07, 2017 10:08 AM