Tchaka Owen (Galleria International Realty)

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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek & Associates LLC Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Zillow is the most popular, but it shouldn't be!

Dec 05, 2017 07:39 PM
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Jeff Dowler
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

I like them on my own sites, but Z gets a lot of visibility, like it or not.

Dec 05, 2017 08:24 PM
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Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Both.

Welcome back to AR!

Dec 05, 2017 08:06 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Most consumers are visiting Zillow first. That is just the way it is.

Dec 05, 2017 07:18 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

I alternate, both gets hundreds of thousands of eyes and of course Z the most.

Online reviews are important, I use Yelp the most.

Dec 05, 2017 07:17 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

Have not sent anyone to either site.

Dec 06, 2017 06:01 AM
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Richard L. McKinney P.A.
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
For Results that MOVE you on the Treasure Coast!

Tchaka Owen 

The answer is both but ZILLOW should be the one that you concentrate on. I see that you are in South FLorida so you should definitely be advertising with both Zillow and Realtor.com bc those sites payoff big in our area. 

The challenge is that ZILLOW verifies your reviews. People do not have to actually purchase a home through you but they must have worked with you in some capacity. 

I advertise heavily on Zillow and Realtor.com but I consistently get listing from Z bc of my profile and reviews. 

Dec 06, 2017 03:57 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA

Most people who come to my open houses use Zellow or Redfin. Very rarely I meet someone or get a call from Realtor.com

Dec 05, 2017 09:22 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Dec 05, 2017 07:54 PM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty & Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I prefer to get them on my personal page or in writing so I can keep control of them.

Dec 06, 2017 06:06 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate

Z is just too hard to do for clients. It makes them sign in, create account & most people don't want to do that. I've personally given up on R.c but their latest rollout/remodel looks better. But are they attracting biz?

No more cut & paste anywhere because agents were not being truthful - can you believe that??

I use a different service & I get probably 80% response where I can take the referral & place it where I want.  RealSatisfied

Dec 06, 2017 05:29 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Guilty of not using either one!

Dec 06, 2017 05:24 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I think there are more people on Zillow, but both make me cringe

Dec 06, 2017 05:21 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

Z is most popular and my daughter uses it for testimonials.... her seller clients provide testimonials and she responds to every one of them... that alone was the reason for two listings...the homeowners were impressed with the fact that she responded to every testimonial...

Dec 06, 2017 03:53 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

Jeff Dowler nailed this one!

Dec 06, 2017 02:56 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing

I prefer them on an agent's site, and what Debbie Reynolds said.  A

Dec 05, 2017 07:58 PM
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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

Zillow is more effective for marketing recommendations than the other platforms, but the best is Google.com, and Facebook. They are gold, especially Google. 

Dec 06, 2017 08:46 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

ZILLOW is your opportunity to be connected at the belly button to enterprises that misrepresent, deceive, present false data, mislead and deal in stolen property. If that is beneficial to you, that where you should invest your effort. It is my hope that such agents do receive special attention.

Realtor.com is ALSO a marketing platform intent of leveraging a name that misrepresents their reality. They have no association with 'REALTORS' expect to keep them on the food chain.

What you must do is ask those entering your open house or in your polling effort, 'Where to you turn for information regarding 'quality/reliability/service' provided by a company or service provider?"

The response will be OVERWHELMING. Spend your energy and treasure in that arena, where your current and furture clients are looking and NOT WHERE MAREKTERS WANT YOU TO SPEND YOUR DOLLARS.

Do your own local market research.

Dec 06, 2017 05:47 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I am not a fan of either.

Dec 06, 2017 05:34 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Zillow seems to be most popular these days. I think " Realtor" dot com should change their name since so much of the public has a negative opinion of realtors. I don't think too many people research or believe reviews.

Dec 06, 2017 04:53 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Both.

Dec 06, 2017 04:32 AM
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Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor

I find that many clients resist having to go through the entire Zillow sign up process just to leave a review.

Dec 06, 2017 03:58 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Both.

Dec 06, 2017 02:58 AM
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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

Either is going to get a lot of eyes, Tchaka - and welcome back! 

Dec 05, 2017 07:54 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Redfin on device. Easy to navigate all data in MLS is there except combination lock number.

Dec 06, 2017 07:46 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Tchaka Owen Neither

Dec 06, 2017 06:46 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

Realtor.com, of the two.  Though, I normally recommend my personal site.

Dec 06, 2017 06:31 AM
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Sean Casey
Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate - Newark, DE
Greenville, Hockessin, Newark & Bear Homes

I actually would prefer them on Google.  

Dec 10, 2017 01:13 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

I do have clients sign in and leave a testimonial on Zillow.  Sadly, the public looks at this site first when starting their search.  Cannot cut and paste anymore.

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

Whu be limiting - I use neither myself, but if you're going to, then use both

Dec 06, 2017 05:40 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Z isnot a professional real estate sight.

Realtor .com is not as good as most of would like to see, but they are far and above z.

Dec 06, 2017 05:34 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Zillow has more market share than Realtor.com and consumers seem to like it better.

Dec 06, 2017 02:56 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

I actually try to ask different people to do diffent things.  yelp is best for mobile, so I ask some of my younger clients.  If I knew a client was looking on zillow I ask them to put one there.  And I also ask some to put a review on Google.  But what I don't suggest is all your eggs in one basket.

Dec 06, 2017 01:27 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Welcome back.  Both require the user to create an account.  Zillow has a reputation of not approving people's reviews (or at least being VERY strict) unless you are a premier agent.  I've seen premiere agents write several of their own reviews from their office computers and they've been approved no prob.

 

Realtor I haven't heard much about.  The reviews clients posted for me posted without any problem.

 

Avoid Yelp!  They will actually remove reviews if you don't advertise!

 

Google seems to be where businesses are going to now for reviews.

Dec 06, 2017 09:47 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
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Zillow attracts many consumers.

Dec 06, 2017 06:54 AM