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In the continuing saga of the Zillow review which was bounced back to my client for not being "detailed enough", I have spoken to 3 different people at Zillow in the past couple weeks, who each told me someone from Zillow would contact me but didn't. Today after submitting yet another detailed complaint, I received this email: "The review did not contain enough detail to be published. We sent an email to the reviewer asking to provide examples and information to support their rating. They have the ability to login to their profile and add more detail to re-submit the review." As I said in my report, they've already submitted the review TWICE and I'm not going to go back and ask them to re write it again, so I was well aware of WHY it was bounced. The last comment the client had was "screw Zillow".
So one of my listings sold, and in an effort to raise my social media scores, I asked the seller to make a Zillow account and post a review. Which NEVER got posted. So I had to ask him to please write ANOTHER review. Which he did. And this is the response from Zillow: ~`~~ Thank you for your review of Janet R Bidwell on Zillow. Unfortunately, it did not meet our Review Guidelines and was rejected by our moderators. However, with a few edits, Zillow might be able to publish it. Here's some specific feedback from the moderator: Review does not contain a sufficient level of detail to be useful. Please provide specifics about your experience working with the pro. Include specific examples and information that support your ratings. Thanks for contributing and helping others in the Zillow community find great agents. ~~~ It was a 3 sentence review, I read it when he sent it! How ridiculous.
This is some of the most ridiculous advice I've seen in a long time. Rather than pick it apart point by point (the ridiculous notion that agents in the same office COMPARE NOTES). . . your thoughts? http://homebuying.about.com/od/realestateagents/f/070709_Interview-Agents-Same-Company.htm
Another excellent term! A few days after hurricane Sandy, I got a call from someone who "used to be in construction" and "wasn't afraid of doing some repairs". He wanted me to call him if anyone whose waterfront home was badly damaged decided they wanted to sell it dirt cheap just to get rid of it.
I think there are poor agents who are full and AND part time, but the majority of them are part time. And they are the ones who don't drop out when times are bad, they hang in there, because they have another source of support.
Michael I agree with you, and while I appreciate Erica & Eric's positions , my point was that we need to be willing to give the consumer the benefit of the doubt before we decide they are a problem :)
Who or what says we cant as agents talk about other listings in the area?? I never heard that before, actually in our area its a common practice to bring other MLS sheets of comparable listings with you on an open house. We just did it on Saturday, and had several people interested in other homes, not the one we were sitting.... I dont get it????
They are pretty standard here- I like to be able to see homes in person, because we all know good photography can hide a multitude of sins... I also like to network with agents from other companies and get the "scoop"---