I recall with fondness the client who first did a review without me asking. I also fully admit that I was a little nervous when I found said client had posted said review BEFORE closing. I never ever pick up a lockbox or sign before closing for fear of jinxing the deal. I'd certainly never ever ask for a review before we had the deal closed.
This particular client was out of my wheel house a bit. It's my norm to sell Lake Sinclair waterfront homes and that was not in this young woman's budget. She was one of my first ... first time home buyers and I found out that while it's something that may have less financial up front, has the greatest rewards.
This young lady that took me to neighborhoods I'd never researched before, ask questions I'd never researched before and was looking for an affordable home that didn't need too much fixing. I put in a lot of hours in "new" to me research. And while the initial commission on a sale in budget wasn't a lot of return, years later I'm still seeing more return.
How? Well when you help someone that others have turned away because of the fact they are looking for a needle in a haystack that doesn't cost a fortune they have a level of appreciation that I'd not experienced before, but have many times since then. I can't even begin to tell you the number of times she's personally sent more clients (buyers and sellers) that are her co-workers, but also That her review on line has brought me. I mean "responsive, trustworthy and knowledgeable" are all good qualities you would want in a broker right?
I not only really loved that learning experience of a transaction and the very sweet client, but I also loved the value she has continued to bring to my business through that review that I had not even yet asked for when she wrote it.