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Want to Put Agent Reviews Directly on your WordPress Website?

by Drew Meyers on 4:27 pm January 4, 2016

The other day, we got a referral from Google for the search term: real estate ‘agent review’ plugin widget for websites Clearly a tech savvy agent looking for a response. So here’s the answer. RealSatisfied is one of the clear leaders (from what I can tell) in agent reviews. (see my previous post about the opportunity to help consumers determine who to trust). Knowing Jeff Turner the way I do, it didn’t surprise me to find they have a WordPress plugin which allows agents to display ratings and testimonials … Read More »

Reviews/Ratings. Do You Trust Them?

by Drew Meyers on 9:19 am August 24, 2015

Pretty much everything is reviewed online now. Apartments. Restaurants. AirBnB hosts (& travelers). Hotels. Contractors. Books. Lyft drivers (and riders). Couchsurfers. Real estate agents. Etc. I saw an ad on TV last night for Apartments.com. The message was “rate your apartment on Apartments.com”. We’ve been thinking, and talking, about putting reviews on Horizon for over 6 months. We had a discussion about the topic again on Friday, with a friend (from the real estate industry coincidentally). Thus, I thought I’d put a few thoughts out there and see if people … Read More »

What do Designations Mean to Consumers? Seriously.

by Drew Meyers on 8:46 am June 17, 2015

I just came across this agent profile. Of course I get the concept of reviews/ratings on agents. What I don’t get is why a consumer would ever care about designations to the point an agent (or web platform) would want to highlight them? Accredited Greenagent – Residential? Market Value Appraiser – Residential? Senior Real Estate Specialist? Come again? I’ve been in the industry for 10 years, yet even I don’t have the faintest idea what any of those designations mean. My advice? If a consumer won’t understand something … Read More »

Zillow Adds Reviews to Zillow Connect

by Drew Meyers on 1:50 pm November 4, 2014

Zillow does it again. I won’t write an essay, but adding reviews to their API is a brilliant move. They just took a massive step toward winning the race for consumer trust.

The Next Big Opportunity: Agent Reviews…and Trust

by Drew Meyers on 6:03 am February 4, 2014

Search is a lost cause (IMHO), at least for the industry. Just like it took outsiders like Zillow & Trulia to overtake Realtor.com, it’ll likely take another outsider to make a serious run at Zillow & Trulia sometime down the line. So, what’s the next opportunity the industry will be fighting to win? Buyers find a listing, and then they need what? An agent. What do consumers really want to know? Who to trust. That’s the reason people largely use a friend or a friend … Read More »

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