How Many of You Own a Yelp! Account?

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Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services 0659282

My guess is very few realtors use Yelp! But I am going to outline the reasons one by one why every realtor should be using the site. First, however, I was recently interviewed because of my Yelp! account and featured in a realtor magazine. The reporter asked me why it was so important for my business and I gave her a list. Now, I will share with all of my fellow Rainmakers.

The biggest and most important reason to have a Yelp! account is because Siri of Apple's IPhone fame uses it exclusively to locate businesses when a customer asks her for something in particular. So, if you are in South Florida, like myself, and are looking for a realtor you can ask Siri and she will point you to all of the realtors in the area that are on Yelp! However, there is one catch. Once you are up and running you have to be reviewed, but that is easy. Just ask one of your happy customers.

Yelp! is also great for attracting buyers. If you were a buyer from out of the area you would obviously want an agent who is very familiar with the area. A buyer can use Yelp! to find out who is writing the most reviews around town. The agent with the most is going to attract the most attention. It's a no brainer. Will this attract sellers as well? Not as much, but it wouldn't hurt to get your name out there with some good reviews in case a seller is researching someone to hire. So what you are you waiting for?! Get out there and Yelp!

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Topic:
Real Estate Best Practices
Location:
Florida Broward County
Groups:
Cool Stuff
Tags:
leasing
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realty
florida
pembroke pines
weston
south florida
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Rainmaker
431,602
Gay E. Rosen
Honest, Hardworking and always Professional!
Houlihan Lawrence

Morris-  great post and I will put it to good use... never knew about this but better late than never..

 

July 07, 2012 03:17 PM
Rainmaker
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Susan Neal
Fair Oaks CA & Sacramento Area Real Estate Broker
RE/MAX Gold, Fair Oaks

Hi Morris - I know about yelp, but haven't really gotten involved because I get invitations and suggestions daily as to all the sites I should be on, and it seems to be endless.  I just got my invite to Pinterest, which has been helpful to some realtors.  I'll have to see if I have time to add more sites to what I'm doing.  Sounds good, so I should check into it.  Thanks for the reminder.

July 07, 2012 04:28 PM
Rainmaker
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Morris Massre
Realtor Broward County Florida
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

I realize that there are a great deal of apps and websites out there that are supposed to help us all as realtors and it is tough to keep up with them all quite frankly.  My advice is to stick with those that you are good at or at least enjoy and concentrate on those and then do the others here and there so you don't get left out of the loop.

July 08, 2012 10:01 AM
Rainmaker
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Christina Hood
Luxury Homes Marketing
Inland Empire Luxury @ KW | 01820455

Morris, thanks for the plug for Yelp.  I had heard that Siri uses Yelp.  I have been on Yelp for two years and have not really utilized it as much as I thought I would.  I guess I will take time this week to incorporate it into my bplan marketing.  Thanks and have a great Sunday!

July 08, 2012 03:52 PM
Rainmaker
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Marisa & Demarco Fletcher
The Hunter Group
Remax Kings Realty

Nice little trick. Thanks. ~Marisa

July 09, 2012 12:18 AM
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Morris Massre

Realtor Broward County Florida
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