Customer Reviews Challenge and Sweepstakes

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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)

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Rainmaker
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Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Here is my entry: One new review on 8/14/2014.

Aug 21, 2014 09:20 AM #61
Rainmaker
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Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality
Aug 22, 2014 11:05 AM #62
Rainmaker
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Bob Stewart I am "working" on this...but got very side tracked as I broke my foot on Monday.  Staying with parents for a few weeks so I can manage better.  I had no idea how diffitcult things are wo/ your right foot and wo/ being able to drive.  I will prob. miss the deadline.  Oh well.  Someone drove me to a repeat customer today so she will be doing one, but prob. not by Monday.  I will try to look at all our sites on Monday evening, if I remember.  so exhausted from 5 nights of very little sleep.

Aug 23, 2014 08:35 AM #63
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Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage
Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona - Orlando, FL
Keller Williams Land Division Specialist

I just saw this contest and it may be a bit late as it is already the 24th.  Oh well.

Sorry I missed it.  

Aug 23, 2014 03:51 PM #64
Rainmaker
556,713
Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

In case Dagny Eason doesn't leave a comment on here before the 25th, here is a link to her Trulia acct.  I did a review for her so she should get 500 pts (or more if someone else leaves a review)

http://www.trulia.com/profile/dagny-eason-owner-broker-broker-06611-1448287/reviews

Aug 24, 2014 04:14 AM #65
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Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage
Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona - Orlando, FL
Keller Williams Land Division Specialist

Here is mine.  Www.trulia.com/kevinbtolbert. 

 

I sent out out a mass request to every client that has never reviewed and 4 responded so far.  

Aug 24, 2014 05:17 AM #66
Rainmaker
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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Hello Bob,

One of my problems with the reviews is that clients have to sign up and then get junk emails from the sites (Zillow, Trulia, etc...)  And since the sites don't work in the best interest of my industry, we support them - why?

Aug 24, 2014 10:34 AM #67
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Dagny Eason
Dagny's Real Estate - Wilton, CT
Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo

Debbie Gartner - Thanks!    I needed that!    Why not place your review on Trulia too?  

Aug 25, 2014 11:38 AM #68
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George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

I recently set up my Trulia web page and it is doing funny things.  I am not showing up on searches, and of the seven people who have been trying to leave me a review, only 1 has been successful and another is showing as pending.  I have contacted them to fix it but it is still messed up.  So for now I have one Review on my Trulia web page at:

http://www.trulia.com/profile/george-souto-mortgage-broker-or-lender-06416-10945612/reviews

 

Aug 25, 2014 12:22 PM #69
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana!

Shucks....I had about 30 or 35 folks do a review for me but that was before the contest.  It really was so simple to do and I was suprised to get so many back right away.

Aug 26, 2014 04:31 AM #70
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Do negative reviews count? If so, you are going to need a tie breaker of some sort

Aug 26, 2014 08:19 AM #71
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Oops, just realized this contest was over yesterday!

Aug 26, 2014 12:56 PM #72
Rainmaker
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Sorry for the late posting of this comment (It has been challenging to get work done w/ broken foot).  But, we got 3 reviews in for the deadline.

One is for houzz.com

http://www.houzz.com/browseReviews/debbie_gartner/the-flooring-girlfloor-coverings-international

One is for yelp

http://www.yelp.com/biz/floor-coverings-international-westchester-elmsford

And the 3rd is for Angie's list...but you can't access this unless you are a paying member in NYC area.

Aug 26, 2014 09:08 PM #73
Rainmaker
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Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

I just realized my link above does not work. Here is the correct URL: http://www.trulia.com/profile/anita-clark-agent-warner-robins-ga-148700/reviews

Aug 29, 2014 08:26 AM #74
Rainmaker
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Oh, I found one more on Google ...I'm not sure if this was done by deadline, but it says "in the last week."

https://www.google.com/search?q=floor+coverings+international+westchester&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&channel=sb#lrd=lrd

Aug 29, 2014 11:13 AM #75
Rainmaker
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Dagny - I put it on trulia.  I will try to put on Z too.  (previously I had given you one on yelp and I believe houzz, too.

Aug 29, 2014 11:16 AM #76
Rainmaker
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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
Ambassador
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Noe this was simple not to miss it - and I did! Oops! Being too busy in not good sometimes.

Aug 31, 2014 03:31 PM #78
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Bob Stewart
ActiveRain - Seattle, WA
ActiveRain Ambassador

I have just gone through and awarded the points for everyone. Please let me know if I missed you. I tried to get everyone that left a link or even some of you that just left a comment about how many reviews you had. 

Sep 02, 2014 05:32 AM #79
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I am late to posting mine...but I was able to get one.  

http://www.trulia.com/myprofile/reviews

Sep 02, 2014 12:06 PM #80
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