Zillow Review Evergreen and the Denver Foothills
Zillow reviews are something that most agents do not like to hunt their buyers and sellers down to fill out. Many brokers (including this one) feel very uncomfortable bothering past buyers and sellers to fill out a review right after they just got done buying or selling their home. Most people are a little busy with a move at that point so the last thing they want is a broker emailing and texting them to fill out a Zillow review page. It truly is an inconvenience to the client. They almost feel obligated to do a good review.
With that being said I have actually asked a few clients to do so and they have. I guess one way to look at Zillow is if a broker doesn’t have negative reviews they are doing a great job. since everyone knows most people wouldn’t think twice about posting a review slamming someone. getting someone to praise you is much more difficult in today’s review world.
With that being said Danny Skelly has 5 stars on Google, Zillow and Orson Hill Realty has 5 stars on Google (Brokerage firms don’t have their own Zillow profiles).
I have never chosen a company strictly on reviews anyways. The review system is very untrustworthy. There is no way to know if a review on Google or Zillow is actually from a customer. There are mad employees or even the competition can write fake reviews. There is really no way to tell if reviews are real, fake or bought. The best idea is to call and interview the broker/agent and see if they are a good fit.
Maybe that broker with all those Zillow reviews isn’t the kind of person you want to work with. Maybe you don’t want to to have a real estate agent hounding you to fill out a review sheet while you are trying to unpack your kitchen utensils after you just moved . Just a thought.
Danny Skelly is a premier agent on Zillow. That means he spends more money marketing himself on Zillow and your home will be shown all across Zillow. That gives you even more market exposure when listing your home with Danny.
Zillow testimonials are what most agents don’t like to chase their buyers and sellers to fill them. Many brokers (including this one) find it very uncomfortable to bother past buyers and sellers to fill out a survey right after they’ve just finished buying or selling their home. Most people are a little busy moving at this point, so the last thing they want is for the broker to send them an email and text message to complete the Zillow review page.
This is really an inconvenience for the buyer. They almost feel obligated to do a good survey. However, I did ask some clients to do this, and they did.
I think one way of looking at Zillow is that if the agent has no negative reviews, they do a good job. However, Danny Skelly has 5 stars on Google, and Zillow and Orson Hill Realty have 5 stars on Google (the agency does not have its own Zillow profile). However, I never choose a company strictly based on reviews. The vision system is very unreliable. There is no way to know whether Google or Zillow’s reviews really belong to the buyer.
There are crazy employees or even competitors who write fake reviews. There is really no way to tell if the reviews are true, fake or purchased. Your best bet is to call and speak with a broker / agent and see if they are suitable. Maybe this broker with all these Zillow reviews is not the person you want to work with. You may not want to be chased by a real estate agent for completing a checklist when you are trying to unpack your kitchen utensils after you have just moved.
Danny Skelly is one of the main agents of Zillow. This means you are spending more money marketing Zillow and your home will show up throughout Zillow. This gives you even more market opportunities when you list your home with Danny.
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UPDATE: There is a new report out. A stud done that is the biggest of it’s kind. The study was conducted of all online reviews (e commerce reviews, directory reviews and any other national website). the results were absolutely amazing. They found that as much as 65% of all online reviews were either fake, bought or written by people that never used the product or service. As much as 27% were written by people that were former employees or competition that had a “beef” with the company being reviewed. The quality and the accuracy of online reviews are losing credibility every single day. If companies that boast online reviews are to be taken seriously moving forward they need to take measures to assure the public the reviews are being vetted.
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