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Rainmaker
2,521,109
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I stay as far away from that site as possible I want NOTHING to do with the company, the site, or anyone who works for the company.  

Nov 14, 2017 07:33 AM
Rainer
169,923
Caroline Gerardo
Eagle Home Mortgage, LENNAR HOMES Home Loans - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady

They lie and tell you: We'll give you $2000 of free advertising, our team will help you set up your own web page, we will take down negative reviews of you and you can cancel -- all lies

They take your credit card and you can never cancel, you have no idea who is supposedly clicking you and no way to measure return. I suggest you set up the free page and add images and give some honest reviews of places you go. You will get as much visibility with free as paying

Nov 14, 2017 11:31 AM
Rainmaker
1,005,587
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yelp is a giant scam!  They will delete or downgrade your reviews if you refuse (or stop) advertising with them.  They have been sued over this and the courts upheld their ability to do this.  I wish I never created a yelp account.

Nov 14, 2017 09:08 AM
Rainmaker
528,627
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

You mean 'yapping dog' ? LOL Kathleen Daniels I'm looking for your response next!
NO. They don't get to control my reputation. I'll screw that up on my own and with style! 

Nov 14, 2017 12:30 PM
Rainmaker
2,215,621
Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I've not used it... never heard anything good about it.

Nov 14, 2017 07:21 AM
Rainmaker
811,998
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Several prominant realtors have use them paying a few hundred dollars a month. They claim people use Yelp to screen realtors.  I know it is also the place to vent out frustration on realtors posting very negative comments. I have been getting solicitations from them wanting to promote my site for a fee. I have them blocked. It is great to check out restaurants. They all hire paid reviewers to bump up their ratings.  

Nov 14, 2017 07:21 AM
Rainmaker
466,196
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I do not.

Nov 14, 2017 06:34 PM
Ambassador
1,922,375
Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  I wouldn't touch it.

Nov 14, 2017 04:57 PM
Rainmaker
370,535
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

That's funny you ask; Yelp has seemed to hone in on the Realtor market lately. They call me on my cell phone on the regular. I always say "Oh yeah, Yelp, the food site" & they explain how they are more than just a food site. Ironically I have a fairly developed FREE Yelp page for my business. Never has produced a single traceable lead though. 

Nov 14, 2017 04:22 PM
Rainmaker
1,146,444
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Yikes, a site to avoid.

Nov 14, 2017 12:24 PM
Rainmaker
4,398,389
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

I have never used it.

Nov 14, 2017 07:29 AM
Rainmaker
3,430,492
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

No, more waste of money

Nov 14, 2017 04:48 PM
Rainmaker
706,362
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I do not - I've no problems with them but I also don't give 3rd party sites any money - that includes EVERY socmed site in existence!!!

Nov 14, 2017 03:41 PM
Ambassador
3,485,949
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I don't want the possibility for someone to hurt my business or leave abusive comments. There are plenty of other professional sites for agents to use when I have some control.

Nov 14, 2017 10:10 AM
Rainmaker
4,069,403
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

I don't do anything with Yelp....

Nov 14, 2017 08:06 AM
Rainmaker
901,127
Corinne Guest, Managing Broker
Barrington Realty Company - Barrington, IL
The Best in Buyer Representation

They hound me to go to the paid version. Never, not ever will they get a dime.

Nov 14, 2017 08:03 AM
Rainmaker
2,475,870
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Have never tried it! Will be back to see other answers!

Nov 14, 2017 07:15 AM
Rainmaker
517,590
Sean Casey
Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate - Newark, DE
Greenville, Hockessin, Newark & Bear Homes

Sorry, I haven't done any yelp advertising.

Nov 15, 2017 11:47 AM
Ambassador
2,664,708
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

yelp is the devil.

Nov 14, 2017 09:42 PM
Ambassador
2,580,750
Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

Oh I am SOO glad people in our markets don't even know what Yelp is. 

Yelp should have been tried for fraud, blackmail and other crimes. They are the worse ever! I know people who have had their businesses ruined because of them. 

Nov 14, 2017 05:18 PM
Rainer
2,900
J Myburgh
Myburgh & Associates - Arctic Bay, YN
Properties for sell

no luck yet

Nov 14, 2017 04:29 PM
Ambassador
1,305,656
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Haven't tried.

Nov 14, 2017 04:16 PM
Rainmaker
3,819,940
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Nov 14, 2017 02:46 PM
Rainmaker
2,224,186
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Yelp serves a useful purpose for what it is (reviews). Ads? Marketing? hmmm

Nov 14, 2017 01:19 PM
Rainmaker
65,541
Christine Kankowski North SD and Temecula
House Match Inc - Poway, CA
Excellent Sales and Property Management

For the property mgmt side, it has helped. 

I do not advertise ,y sales side anywhere. All referral and organically based. 

Nov 14, 2017 11:59 AM
Rainmaker
1,304,907
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Veronica Sciacca I have not used Yeld advertising.

Nov 14, 2017 11:30 AM
Ambassador
1,488,124
Alan May
Coldwell Banker Residential - Evanston, IL
Helping you find your way home.

I've had a fair amount of luck on Yelp, but simply by having clients post good reviews... I don't pay for any advertising.

Nov 14, 2017 09:50 AM
Rainmaker
624,717
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Those agents keeping their ear to the ground will ask their buyers and sellers about the resources a buyer or seller use. This is a critical part of marketing research.

If 90% of those we meet state an overwhelming use of YELP, that should direct the business owner regarding where they should spend their dollars.

If YELP is never mentioned, don't consider them as a viable portal.

I do not play in that sandbox. There may or may not be reviews of me present on YELP. 

Be aware, chasing INTERNET  leads of this type require a different strategy and level of commitment, otherwise the outcome is always, "It didn't work for me."

Nov 14, 2017 08:01 AM
Rainmaker
336,949
Maria Sapio
Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

I have never paid for Yelp advertising - However, some of my clients have posted reviews/recommendations.

Nov 14, 2017 07:49 AM
Ambassador
3,447,104
Jeff Dowler
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

Haven't anything positive yet and I steer clear

Nov 14, 2017 07:35 AM
Rainmaker
3,342,227
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

I do not like the way Yelp works, and do not use it.

Nov 16, 2017 03:37 PM
Rainer
7,308
Veronica Sciacca
Palmer House Properties - Decatur, GA

Thanks for all the feedback.  I have decided not to pay them for advertising.

Nov 15, 2017 06:49 AM
Rainmaker
4,048,613
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I found it to be a waste of money.

Nov 15, 2017 06:28 AM
Ambassador
3,211,117
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I dont advertise on yelp or anywhere else.

Nov 15, 2017 12:12 AM