I'm not familiar with an industry where the folks on the ground have more options to choose from than the real estate industry. It would seem that not a day passes that a new company doesn't hit the ground running with another shiny object for real estate professionals to incorporate into their business.
With so many options, how does someone decide which products to use?
There are Facebook groups, people write blog posts asking for opinions, there are a few places spread across the web, you can ask someone in your office what they like.........and now there is a better way. You can get the collective knowledge of over 300,000 ActiveRain members to help you decide which products and services are best for your real estate business.
Introducing ActiveRain Products Reviews
ActiveRain Product Reviews is a chance for you to review any and every product that you've used in your real estate business. Share with your fellow Rainers what is working for you....and maybe even what didn't work. Because our community is all about sharing with one and other with the collective goal of making all of us better real estate professionals, we sure do hope you'll take some time to go in and review some of the products that have allowed you to become a better real estate professional.
Think of this as Yelp for real estate products. Think of it as a way you can share the amazing (and maybe not so amazing) experiences you have had with the services and products that you use every day in your business (or that you will never use again).
Are There Guidelines for Reviews?
We ask that you only review products that you have actually used. Seems pretty obvious, but it should be stated just so we're all clear.
We will use good judgment and fairness to deal with any negative reviews that get questioned by the company being reviewed. The reality is, if you have a good product or service, a couple bad reviews alongside many good reviews is probably to be expected. If you used the product and leave a review there will have to be a ridiculously good reason to remove the review. I can't think of what that reason would be at the moment. There are people out there that aren't fans of ActiveRain (They are all Communists, I'm pretty sure, but still) and I would see their negative review as an opportunity for us to do better as a company.
How Do I Add My Review?
It's pretty simple to review a product. All you have to do is go the products review page and perform a search for the product for which you wish to leave a review from the top of the page. If we currently have the product in our system, just click on the result and then 'submit a review'. If we do not currently have the product in our system, you can go ahead and create the product page for that product.
Ready, Set, Go
Get out there and review a few of the products you've used in your business. Thousands of real estate agents will appreciate your reviews as they try to decide what is the best mix of products and services for their own business. And this service will only be as good as the reviews that are left. There is a certain critical mass at which these reviews really become meaningful for someone's business. So get over there and let us know what you love (or do not love) in the real estate space.