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Richard L. McKinney P.A.
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
For Results that MOVE you on the Treasure Coast!

I am all about reviews - I have never used software or anything automated to get a review. 

Here is what I do. I personally ask every customer for a "great review" of our services on Zillow and one other source (either Realtor.com, Yelp or Facebook). I then follow up with a personal email with links for the customer to use for each review. 

Here are the only sites that (IMO) matter for reviews. This list is in order:

1. ZILLOW (YOU MUST GET ZILLOW REVIEWS AND HAVE A COMPLETE PROFILE ON ZILLOW) there are folks on here that  bash Zillow ...My advise is to ignore them.

2. Realtor.com --- same as above ... ignore them also. 

3. Facebook - create an Fb page for your Re business and post on it daily. you can look at my Fb page to get ideas. I dominate social media in my local market and always ask customers, friends and family to review me.

4. Yelp - people that use that use Yelp are loyal to it. Get a free profile and get you at least five reviews on it. I do not pay Yelf but have gotten several listing from my free profile. 

In my opinion these are the only sites that matter. Good luck. 

May 14, 2018 12:09 PM
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2,647,714
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Some post on my website, others on Zillow - I am horrible at reminding them and when you Close on a house, the last thing you're thinking about is writing a review!

For me, the referrals are the best 'rating' and I don't stress about the testimonials.

May 14, 2018 01:18 PM
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2,616,102
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I do not.  I prefer reviews on my website only ... not on public portals that I do not control.  

May 14, 2018 12:26 PM
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245,960
Susie Kay
Ultima Real Estate - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

I'm all ears.  Thank you for asking.

May 14, 2018 11:42 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

No & I never knew there was such a thing. People just don't seem to want to do it either with a gift or not.

May 14, 2018 10:54 AM
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San Mateo County Broker Associate Mayra Espinosa
Realty ONE Group Alliance| Call 650-996-8961 - San Mateo, CA
Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes San Mateo County

I am not using any software or applications at this moment but it could be nice to find out more about it.

May 14, 2018 10:43 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I do not.

May 14, 2018 05:09 PM
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Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 See the answer from Richard L. McKinney P.A. , tempered by the answer from Ron and Alexandra Seigel 

May 14, 2018 01:24 PM
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3,823,914
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Brandon,

We may be among the minority, but we don't believe that ranking equals $$$in the door.  Recently a highly ranked guy spoke at the Chamber of Commerce.  It was obvious to all that he did not know what he was talking about...When called on the carpet, he laughed and said, "I know how to get highly ranked!"  A

May 14, 2018 01:14 PM
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2,919,847
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

I have not tried it and don't see that in my future.

May 14, 2018 12:11 PM
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Nathaniel Montgomery
Ideal Positions - McKinleyville, CA
Digital Marketing Pro in Northern California

 I always hear about review sourcing software and a name that pops up a lot in a good light is overgrowth.com. They have a free trial so risk seems minimal.

May 14, 2018 11:44 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Nope. This will be a good blog topic for you.

May 14, 2018 11:19 AM
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Jeff Perlis Prime Properties
Prime Properties - Lake Arrowhead, CA
Experience Your Own Transformation!

I did not use such apps or software.

May 14, 2018 04:57 PM
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2,731,295
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

No I have not. Will be back to read the other answers.

May 14, 2018 03:08 PM
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4,376,482
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

my daughter receives a testimonial from every client she has.... they post it on Z....and Tammy includes those testimonials in her pre-listing binder for potential sellers to read.... it works well.... 

Tammy asks once and the clients write very nice detailed testimonials.... she doesn't need any programs for it...

May 14, 2018 01:02 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Alliance Real Estate - Minot - Minot, ND
Bob Timm, Broker Associate, Alliance Real Estate

I have not brandon lentine and I would not pay for such a service or software. Someday, if my business were to slow down I'd maybe take up my slack time by asking people for reviews.

May 14, 2018 11:50 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

I dont worry about any of that stuff, just keep posting and posting and posting.

May 14, 2018 07:09 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 MONTH REALTY - Kenosha, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

You can do it on your own as others before me have explained.  There is also a company named Oggvo that helps make this process easier.  Might be worth checking out?

May 14, 2018 07:21 PM
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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

We strive for 5 star Zillow reviews...

May 15, 2018 05:35 AM
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4,364,867
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I would be very wary of these folks.

May 15, 2018 05:33 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA

Good question.

May 14, 2018 11:07 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

brandon lentine - maybe, you can share something about this APP.

May 14, 2018 10:06 PM
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832,101
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Telephone, call your clients and stay in touch, then you can ask them to do so.

May 14, 2018 08:14 PM
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I am not good at remembering to ask for reviews.

May 17, 2018 09:27 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

May 15, 2018 08:12 AM
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Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I have not. My clients are good about sending reviews and testimonials without my asking them to do so.

May 15, 2018 06:57 AM