Resolving Negative Reviews for REALTORS on Peeple

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Gold DRE #00697006

I have not read anything about how the new website Peeple will impact real estate agents, but I am already easily imagining the horrible fallout from this monstrosity. What budding entrepreneuers will do to make a buck these days does not surprise me. What astonishes me is the number of people who support such actions, and even that probably should not because I am very aware of the Bell Curve. Because I sell real estate in Sacramento, but I digress.

Staying on top of your online reputation is important in the real estate business. There is already a rash of nasty stuff going on that many agents are not even aware of. Such as the horrendous increase of malicious attempts to hack a WordPress website -- those have skyrocketed since September 30th, yet few are discussing that issue on Active Rain that I can see. If you have a WordPress website, you need a firewall and protection against malware, too, but how many agents have it?

You can read more about this in my personal blog today at this link: Comparing Peeple to the TV Show REVIEW.

 

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Elizabeth Weintraub is co-partner of Weintraub & Wallace Team of Top Producing Realtors, an author, home buying expert at The Balance, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown, Carmichael and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put our combined 80 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at RE/MAX Gold. DRE License # 00697006.

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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Elizabeth, there have been stories of businesses talking back to Yelp and some of the whiners who post reviews - in court!  It would make me think twice about posting a bad review that I could not document.

Oct 03, 2015 02:39 AM #1
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

With worries about stolen ID and password securities...now I have to worry about my wordpress getting hacked? Oh boy...why can't these individuals use their talents for the betterment of the society?

Oct 03, 2015 02:57 AM #2
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Elizabeth, My WordPress sites are protected.  I do not like Yelp ... anyone can post a bad/horrible review ... even if they have never worked with us.  I stay away from those public review sites.  People are people ... we see it all ... the good, the bad and the UGLY.

Oct 03, 2015 03:58 AM #3
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Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

I just learned about the Peeple place yesterday and all I can say is I hope it becomes a fad that goes by fast like so many other tech companies. With the amount of traffic it will get at first I am sure a negative review on there will end up ranking quite high on Google if they are indexed.

Oct 03, 2015 03:59 AM #4
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667 (MT), 914-419-0270 (NY), Broker in NY with Grand Lux Realty and in MT with (coming soon!) - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

I never heard of Peeple - but reading your post it sounds nasty.  Ugh.  

Oct 03, 2015 04:30 AM #5
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Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

my feeling is... or my thought is... on line viewers are starting to take reviews with a grain of salt... (whatever that means)  i think it means a salt free diet.lol

Oct 03, 2015 04:31 AM #6
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Kathy Streib
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Elizabeth- I've read about this and nothing about it was positive. 

Oct 03, 2015 11:07 AM #7
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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 had a legitimate buyer put a good review about me on yelp.  They won't show it because it was their first review. WTH?   So now there is another one to deal with.  Like Kathy I read some stuff and it was all terrible.  

Oct 03, 2015 11:49 AM #8
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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Good morning Elizabeth.  It is going to get worse before it gets better.  Just take it all in stride.  

Oct 03, 2015 08:10 PM #9
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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

I've never been a fan of any on-line reviews.  They are ripe for misuse and are not something I would rely on.

Oct 03, 2015 09:37 PM #10
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
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Good morning Elizabeth. I received a bad review that came through the BBB, I was floored. I addressed on the site for all to see. It was never follow up again, other than BBB letting me know that the issue is resolved.

You have to stay on top of all this stuff, as you said so well.

Oct 03, 2015 10:00 PM #11
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Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Elizabeth.  Having been kicked in the balls you paint a bleak picture.

Oct 03, 2015 10:10 PM #12
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Elizabeth, I had heard about this a while ago, but forgot to write it down and go back to check it out.  Thanks for the reminder! 

Oct 04, 2015 12:36 AM #13
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Elizabeth --- I learned of this site this past week.  Yikes!   Count me out.  

Oct 04, 2015 01:15 AM #14
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
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Thanks for the heads up on both.  Didn't know about either or them.  That website sounds awful.

Oct 05, 2015 01:02 PM #15
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Maureen Fukumoto
Help-U-Sell Realty Pro - Mililani, HI
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I've never heard of Peeple but Yelp did post a bad review for my company. I sent proof from our State licensing board that the agent who was badmouthed never worked for me and the name of her real broker. Yelp said it didnt matter because we were both part of the same national franchise.  Time wasted even talking to them.

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