Over the years, my favorite challenges and contests have always been associated with actions I believe ActiveRainers should do in their business already, even if you aren't getting points.
Recently, Trulia released new and improved Agent Profiles. As part of this release, there is a focus on 'Reviews' from your past clients. The reviews section of your Trulia profile, while being a prominent feature on the new profiles, also factors into the algorithm Trulia uses to display agents in the Trulia Agent Directory. Not to mention, your reviews also show up next to your picture anywhere on Trulia that you may advertise. We've found that agents with more reviews tend to be contacted more frequently than agents with fewer reviews.
I am a firm believer in online reviews. I use them for just about everything before making a decisions to work with someone or purchase something. Many of your prospective clients are doing the exact same thing before they think about using you to handle the purchase or sale of their home.
One Person Will Win $3000 From Trulia
Trulia is hosting a Sweepstakes where one person is going to win $3000 for requesting and receiving reviews from your past clients.
So, we thought it would be fun to give you guys a little reward for getting your clients to review you on Trulia, even though it makes absolute sense to do this even if you weren't getting points. Sure, you could win $3000 in the Trulia Reviews Sweepstakes, but only one person is going to win that. If you don't win, getting reviews from your clients is still a great idea for your business.
Every ActiveRain Member Can Earn 2000 Points
So, between now and 11:59pm Pacific Time on August 25th, 2014, for any review that you receive on your Trulia profile from a past client, we will award 500 ActiveRain points (with a maximum of 2000 points being awarded).
In order to participate in the Trulia Review Sweepstakes, and possibly win $3000, you can find out all details here.
In order to get points for your reviews, please leave a link to your profile on Trulia in the comment section of this blog post. In addition, if you have received more than one review, please note in the comment how many reviews you have received, so that if it's more than one, we can make sure you get the correct amount of points (up to 2000....which would be 4 reviews).
Points will be awarded the week of September 1st.
I am sure many of you have reviews already on your Trulia profile. Since the entries in the Trulia Review Sweepstake are based on reviews received after 5:00am Pacific time on August 11th, 2014, we would ask that all reviews you submit for points were also submitted by your clients after that date. So if you already have a few reviews, here is your chance to get more.
(legal disclaimer: You can find the official rules for the Trulia Reviews Sweepstakes here)