August Challenge- get some new reviews

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 GREC# 169695
https://activerain.com/droplet/5dDS

This is a personal challenge for me as well as a challenge for all of you. If it's easy for you to ask and get reviews then yay, it's some extra points. If it's not, like it's not for me then get out of your comfort zone and ask those clients to help  you out.

When you buy something do you look at the reviews on line?  I sure do.  I recently bought a product that I had in my shopping cart, then I decided to read the reviews and changed my mind.  25% of the reviews said "this product is trash, don't waste your money". I ended up searching for days and paying a lot more than I expected, but getting the kitchen-aid that had 90% great reviews.  

It made me realize that potentially prospective clients that find my website might want to know what other people's experience is with me.  Back when zillow started reviews I asked a few people and so I had some good reviews on line, but frankly it looked like I hadn't had a client in 5 years and I thought... gosh I need to get some fresher reviews added so I've been working on trying, but I'm going to do this challenge with you.

 In August get 5 new reviews/testimonies from past clients.

You get 100 points for each up to 5 and a bonus points of 250 if one of them is a video testimony.  Then write a post and put links (or screen shots) to the new reviews/testimonies s and write about how you went about asking these past clients to do this for you. 

Asking people to review me is something I personally struggle with and am working to overcome.  I recently got two new ones and I also recently got a client who hired me because of my reviews they found posted on zillow.com 

And on a side note an additional post could be written/required to discuss opinions of where reviews are most important and why the writer thinks so. and an additional 250 points for that post. This part can even be done by folks who aren't actively still in the business and looking to have reviews on line. You can still share your experience and ideas for asking clients for reviews.

That would mean that a possible 1000 points could be available.

To enter in ONE comment here post a link to your posts... it could just the one or both posts but please wait until you have completed the challenge before leaving links to both posts in a single comment.

Deadline for this contest is 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on August 31st.

 

 

 

 

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Laura Filip
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It is interesting how I take a step to not ask for reviews. My thoughts are I do not want to bother them... so yesterday I said hmmm let's just ask and see what happens... Asked three clients to give me a five star review and all three responded with a positive statement. So why do we hesitate to request a review???? 

Aug 14, 2018 11:40 AM #54
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
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Laura Filip we GIVE of ourselves in this industry and it's tough to ask someone to give something back. At least that's how I see it.  But generally speaking you are rewarded with them being happy to help you back like you were.  We have to overcome our hesitation in asking.

Aug 14, 2018 12:41 PM #55
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Lyn Sims
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Ok, I guess life has thrown my hat in the ring. Will be back with links.

Aug 19, 2018 06:52 AM #56
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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Aug 20, 2018 06:11 AM #58
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Gita Bantwal
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Aug 21, 2018 06:25 AM #59
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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I actually JUST read the instructions - to put the entries in ONE comment! I won't keep filling up your comment section then, Tammy! LOL

Aug 21, 2018 12:14 PM #60
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Laura Filip
Laura Filip Broker , Opening doors for All Seasons of Life - Whitesboro, TX
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Afternoon to all here are my five reviews for this months Challenge. 

https://activerain.com/droplet/5dVl Will be staying on top of this challenge and being one to ask for a review. 

Aug 21, 2018 03:46 PM #61
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
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Anne Corbin reviews are free on a Facebook business page, google, and zillow.  

Aug 22, 2018 06:46 PM #62
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Sam Shueh
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Let me see if I can get it submitted since there are a few days left.

Sam Shueh

Aug 24, 2018 09:33 PM #63
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists

Here's my Entry for your challenge. I included 5 reviews separately, and also one on my opionion of reviews with an extra review thrown in...

 

Aug 27, 2018 05:04 AM #64
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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Hi Tammy,  Thanks for hosting and inspiring us to do more. These two are all I had time to do. This month was just extra busy and though getting reviews are important I didn't focus like I should. It did make me more aware and next month I plan to have some good practices in place to capture even more.

A Review from an Untechy Client

Reviews and Testimonials Are Important

 

Aug 30, 2018 07:25 PM #66
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
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Debbie Reynolds you know, me too.  I'm going to have a better plan in place for closings for the future for sure.

Aug 30, 2018 08:15 PM #67
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Hannah Williams
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Hello Tammy Lankford,  here is  online review entry

Aug 30, 2018 09:21 PM #68
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

Great idea for a contest Tammy Lankford,. Yes, get more reviews. Here is my blog with 3 new August reviews that were posted on Zillow this month: Thank you to my happy real estate clients for their August reviews! 

Aug 31, 2018 10:07 AM #70
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Okay guys, I put my money were my mouth was.  I got 4 new ones this month.  And I enjoyed chatting with past clients while doing it which was an added bonus.

My August reviews

Aug 31, 2018 04:19 PM #74
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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You DID put your money where your mouth is, Tammy! Great job! We're all caught up on the list - now go home and have dinner! 

Aug 31, 2018 04:52 PM #75
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Kasey & John Boles
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I always post the testimonials on my Active Rain profile too, which has gotten me business. I know of clients who googled us when deciding between agents and chose to work with me because of my AR profile and testimonials. https://activerain.com/profile/kaseyboles

 

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