Asking for reviews, not as hard as I anticipated

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 GREC# 169695
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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.

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Brian England
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Great reviews for you!  I have yet to participate in this contest, but it's probably too late.  I will have to check and if not, it would be a good idea for me to work on my Yelp page.

Aug 31, 2018 10:44 AM #1
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Alan May
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Yay!!  Those are some great reviews.  It won't take long to begin seeing results, as young people are turning to Yelp and other online reviews before purchasing anything.

Your three reviews have already made you the #1 Realtor on Yelp, in Eatonton!!  Good for you!

Aug 31, 2018 10:59 AM #2
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Grant Schneider
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Good afternoon Tammy - I must have missed this contest.  I will be asking for a few now.

Aug 31, 2018 11:00 AM #3
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
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Brian England there is always time to write the post about how you ask for reviews or your thoughts on them.  :)

Alan May yes, it seems I'm not the only Eatonton person who has ummm... ignored it a bit.  And I have a couple of other people who have said yes, and not gotten around to it yet, perhaps they will.

Grant Schneider there is still time to get points for writing a post "about" getting and asking for reviews so you can get some bonus points for that. And if it pushes you to ask for them that's a good thing for future business as well.

 

Aug 31, 2018 03:24 PM #4
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All great reviews but, I already know your clients love you, Tammy! Great job and good for you getting started with Yelp. I have yet to put any focus there!

Aug 31, 2018 04:50 PM #5
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Debe Maxwell, CRS I'm convinced it's going to be helpful with two things from the research I've put into it the past two weeks- 

  1. younger buyers who check reviews for EVERY-THING!
  2. mobile searches.

There is an app for owners of a yelp profile. In "resetting" my lost password that site and getting in and digging around I discovered this app shows stats and activities.  So it showed a time in the past 30 days that I was able to track who it was that said "a user clicked to dial your business" on August 8, 2018 at 9:32 am    It also tells me how many viewers in the past 30 days and that 67% of those came from mobile users.  And you know me, I love the stats.

Aug 31, 2018 07:47 PM #6
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Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
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Good for you, Tammy! Congrats on beefing up your online reviews. I was so busy with my challenge that I only added one entry. 

Sep 02, 2018 11:07 AM #7
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Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty it was a busy babysitting month for me, so I didn't get neighborhood stuff posted, however I did gather information and take photos for a couple of neighborhoods, so maybe soon.  And despite not getting it done in August, you pushed me to work on it and I know it will be good for business.

Sep 02, 2018 11:20 AM #8
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Ralph Post
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Good Morning Tammy   Great post I have neglected asking ffor reviews myself I need to start. 

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