Jim Patton, Realtor - Stanislaus ,Merced, San Joaquin Counties ( Aspire Home Real Estate    209-404-0816)

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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Yelp is completely rigged.  My nephew worked for them for a time.  Oh, the stories he can tell!

Sep 21, 2022 05:33 PM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

No. From what I understand, if someone disparages you for any reason, true or not, you are unable to get the rating removed. Not my idea of paying for something that may work against me.

Sep 21, 2022 04:41 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No.  I regret even creating a yelp profile.

Sep 21, 2022 08:05 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I echo what Miss Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! said ... and add that I was told if we paid them $$$ they would remove negative and/or fake reviews.  Run, Forrest, Run! 

Sep 21, 2022 05:20 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Yelp had potential and still does but it has become quiet of a sort. Monetizing anything requires a sound business plan carried out by a team with a vision.

Sep 22, 2022 05:51 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Once - ripped me off big time in 2010 - I fell for a good sales pitch.

I turn them down twice per year now when they call me. Google Business  is much better for reviews and exposure. And it's FREE

Sep 22, 2022 06:15 PM
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

I get lots of call/business from Yelp, but generically, without paying them.  I have my clients leave me testimonials on Yelp, and they work great.

I tried paying for about 6 months, and while Yelp's analytics said I got lots more traffic, it didn't turn into any extra business, so I stopped paying.

Sep 22, 2022 07:44 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

No, I'm not in favor of giving consumers the power to smear us. People that are happy will tell their friends, people that are unhappy will Yelp.

Sep 22, 2022 06:00 AM
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Peter Mohylsky
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL

No experience but feel it is just another gimmicky site with nothing but promises.  

Sep 22, 2022 05:28 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

If I were still active I would be in the same corner as Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! 

Sep 22, 2022 04:52 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I don't pay for advertising on Yelp or pretty much on any site like this. It's not where I get my business from.

Sep 22, 2022 04:05 AM
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Celia Moore
Equity Advantage, Incorporated - Portland, OR
1031 Exchanges Done Right Since 1991.

What about Bigger Pockets? Anyone paying to get their profile or ads on there?

Sep 21, 2022 04:18 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I do not, however I'm a yelp elite member and it gives you an access to some special events ~ the only reason I wanted it:) p.s. I do not have my real estate page on yelp, I use it strictly to network. 

Sep 23, 2022 02:00 PM
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Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

not a chance

Sep 22, 2022 01:41 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

nope.  I do have some reviews there.

Sep 22, 2022 01:37 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Never try it so do not know if it is worth it.

 

Sep 22, 2022 11:48 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I try to ignore all the parasites that seem to be constantly after my money.

Sep 22, 2022 11:08 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

I investigated it ages ago & really didn't think it would do an agent any benefits. If I was a restaurant - you bet! 

It's like the online yellow pages now. Reviews on Yelp are worth it.

Sep 22, 2022 06:38 AM
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Dana Hollish Hill
Hollish Hill Group, JPAR Stellar Living - Bethesda, MD
REALTOR * Broker * Coach

Each time they call me, they tell me that another local REALTOR is using YELP successfully. When I called him to ask him if he likes it, he said he's never received a lead from YELP. 

Sep 27, 2022 11:46 AM
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Jim Patton
Aspire Home Real Estate 209-404-0816 - Modesto, CA
Realtor - Stanislaus ,Merced, San Joaquin Counties

Thanks for the input everyone.  You all pretty much convinced me that putting my money in Yelp's hands is not a wise thing to do.  And that was the way I was leaning anyway.  Thank again!

Sep 26, 2022 02:28 PM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

I've tried many paid ads and have found that calling people is the cheapest method and by far the most affective.

Sep 24, 2022 10:50 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I don't but will be interested in seeing what others do

Sep 23, 2022 07:21 AM