Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®, Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® I have to agree with Nina Hollander . If you go to a site like Yelp, almost all of the ratings are negative. I would not recommend it for real estate.

Sep 16, 2017 06:14 AM
Rainmaker
4,868,361
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

most should be careful what they ask for!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sep 16, 2017 06:02 AM
Rainmaker
2,972,861
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I virtually never rate unless I am unhappy. That seems to always be the "way of the world." So I'd rather not make it easy for someone who's unhappy about something I have no control over to rate me.

Sep 16, 2017 04:38 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Personally, I get tired of all this rating business all the time. Each time I go to the bank, they send me an email asking me to rate them. It's too much and I won't do it.

Sep 16, 2017 12:54 PM
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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 like the idea of it being on my website to ask.

Sep 16, 2017 07:21 AM
Rainmaker
3,166,196
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Rating is most often over rated!

Sep 16, 2017 05:54 AM
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3,184,673
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

We have a 3rd party rating system on our site for our clients to review our service as well, Hella.

Sep 15, 2017 11:40 PM
Rainmaker
910,972
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Real Estate does do that, this Realtor does, don't you?

Yelp.com, Realtor.com and Zillow.com...my clients rate me.

Sep 16, 2017 11:40 AM
Rainmaker
1,504,877
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

I have a service that does called Real Satisfied. Asks to rate everything which can be good ?? or bad?? depending your service level lol.

Sep 16, 2017 09:58 AM
Rainmaker
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I not notice.

Sep 16, 2017 09:19 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

If you are satisfied you accept the service. If you are disappointed or got ripped off the whole world will know it virtually. Most Yelp and Z reviews are posted by professional reviewers-often not working, $20-30 a review.

Sep 16, 2017 08:12 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I have not noticed that Hella.

Sep 16, 2017 07:54 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Some real estate entities are already doing that. They will remain unnamed by me.

Sep 16, 2017 07:33 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Most reviews are from people that are unhappy so it's important to ask your satisfied clients to offer reviews, as well. I have good reviews and a few bad. I respond to the bad in a professional manner and I think it gives readers an opportunity to see that we do the right thing.

Sep 16, 2017 07:24 AM
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

My office sends out a short survey from a third party company to each client after the transaction closes asking for their opinion on the services provided by the agent... It will identify what aras, if any, the agent needs to improve their performance.  I think this benefits agents to know that so they can make the necessary changes.  Keeping in mind, you can't please everyone... Happily I have a 4.8 out of 5!

Sep 16, 2017 07:06 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Wayne Martin nailed this one!

Sep 16, 2017 06:27 AM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I like to warn people not to ask me what i think if you do not really want to to know. Eating dinner and having an hour experience or buying something at a store is not like spending 30 to 45 days of ones life giving that buyer or seller everything we have. There are ups and downs and real estate, that can change daily and hourly. An issue comes up, we solve it, it is what we do

Sep 16, 2017 05:45 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Many of our sites do offer the public that opportunity.

Sep 15, 2017 09:39 PM
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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

It seems we cannot do anything without getting an email asking for a review.  I delete most of them, including web sites I visit.

Sep 19, 2017 07:10 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I not a fan of paying them and then reviewing them.

Sep 18, 2017 06:05 PM
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Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

One of the broker owners we do SEO and marketing for does this on her website. She has a Rate Us app, that encourages people to rate her services. 

Also, we have a WP plugin that allows people to leave reviews right on our website. I like how easy that makes it although most of our sellers still send us a letter or an email with their testimonial and are not fond of going online to do it. 

I see both sides from a realtor point of view; it is great as long as the reviews are good but if you do REOs, or rentals, and every have to evict someone, heaven help you against the angry tenant who often seeks vengeance. I see that on reviews on Google, yelp, and glass ceiling. And there is no way to get those deleted. That is the bad part of it. 

Sep 18, 2017 04:34 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® - good idea for sure! Though I'd rather request the review from someone who I have done business with.

Sep 17, 2017 11:03 PM
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Jenifer Kynor
TurboTenant - Fort Collins, CO
Tenant Screening, Landlording, Marketing

I immediately thought of the complex and very useful rating system Amazon uses. 

People treat the rating system on amazon and yelp very differently. However, if you were to integrate the amazon rating system to real estate, I think people would find it very useful. 

 

Sep 17, 2017 09:21 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Not sure of the true value - a detailed survey may be better. Everyone asks for ratings these days!

Sep 16, 2017 08:44 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

It might be very upsetting to some of us.

Sep 16, 2017 08:42 PM
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Agent

I haven't noticed.

Sep 16, 2017 06:06 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your observations and thoughts.

Sep 16, 2017 06:52 AM
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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

Some would do much better than others.

Sep 16, 2017 06:36 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

No

Sep 16, 2017 05:20 AM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I have not thought of it.

Sep 16, 2017 04:32 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

We do this now in many ways

Sep 15, 2017 09:52 PM