Well I didn't get my 5, but I did get 4 of them. And the asking wasn't as hard as I first thought it was going to be. It did take me out of my comfort zone. And thanks to Alan May for the thoughts on Yelp and giving me to push to stop totally ignoring it. So here are my reviews I'm posting for the contest.
I added three new reviews from past clients to my Yelp profile. Now that's not the 15 that Alan has, but I'm working on it. I have a closing today and I plan to ask that seller for one too. And it's a seller that I went all out for, so I think she'll be happy to help out.
I also got one of Facebook this month as well and they are fantastic people and the fact is they are loan officers and I truly hope that I will be able to refer business back to them as well. I'm going to seek out some other agents and tell them about this couple and hopefully this "happy to refer our friends to you" will be a two way street.
Something that I've always tried to do is respond to reviews. When I was checking out reviews in my market the other day I did notice that not many other agents thank, reply or respond in any way to them when I think is pretty sad. If someone goes to the effort to give me a review I feel that I owe it to them to give them a response and a thank you as well. Now off to get to a closing.