Zillow Advice: Selling Process - Is Congress Realty a reputable company to work with and does it work http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-Congress-Realty-a-reputable-company-to-work-with-and-does-it-work/350955/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate we listed a lot in Arizona ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-Congress-Realty-a-reputable-company-to-work-with-and-does-it-work/350955/ we listed a lot in Arizona with Congress since we know more about the lot than any realtor + cannot "market" a lot as much with NO "open house", etc. We listed our own telephone number for contact info &amp; have had numerous calls &amp; couple phone calls from Andrew with messages from realtors wanting more info. So far have NO problem &amp; have recommended to other people looking for flat fee MLS. We're strongly considering using Congress to list our home in the future. Sun, 03 Mar 2013 22:28:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-Congress-Realty-a-reputable-company-to-work-with-and-does-it-work/350955/ 2013-03-03T22:28:00Z We are licensed agents in ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-Congress-Realty-a-reputable-company-to-work-with-and-does-it-work/350955/ We are licensed agents in Florida, not Arizona.&nbsp; We used Congress Realty with GREAT success.&nbsp; Andrew is great to work with, and they are pretty responsive.&nbsp; <br/>The only complaint is the phone system.&nbsp; The voice mail is flat, and it takes FOREVER for an agent to actually get to you the seller via phone, and we found that several agents just gave up, as it was too cumbersome.<br/>That is the only flaw we saw in the system, and I would<strong><u><em>absolutely</em></u></strong> recommend them if you are real estate saavy and looking for a flat fee listing service.<br/>If you are a&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; FSBO with no&nbsp;real estate experience, you might consider having them list your property as agents.<br/>RK Sat, 24 Nov 2012 13:55:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-Congress-Realty-a-reputable-company-to-work-with-and-does-it-work/350955/ 2012-11-24T13:55:00Z I don't see any big red flags ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-Congress-Realty-a-reputable-company-to-work-with-and-does-it-work/350955/ I don't see any big red flags in a quick google search for Congress. There are lots of sites where you can read reviews/info like&nbsp;the <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.bbb.org/central-northern-western-arizona/business-reviews/real-estate/congress-realty-inc-arizona-in-scottsdale-az-97018325/">BBB</a>, <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.realestateratingz.com/ratings/406/Real+Estate+Agent+J.+Andrew-English.html">Realestateratingz</a>, <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.yelp.com/filtered_reviews/q9OOvJ3mgP-SeeV7idvjGw?fsid=2yOXY04O6_gtR2fOtMENTQ">Yelp</a>, Zillow&nbsp;and others. Take both positive and negative reviews online with a grain of salt since duplicates and self posted reviews are somewhat common, but trust your gut overall.&nbsp;<br/><br/>It is always a plus if you can actually find someone that you know that feels comfortable giving you a personal referral to a company or agent. Interview several companies, ask for references, put any professional services promised in writing and do not sign any contract before reading it. Wed, 14 Nov 2012 01:53:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-Congress-Realty-a-reputable-company-to-work-with-and-does-it-work/350955/ 2012-11-14T01:53:00Z There is not a single complaint ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-Congress-Realty-a-reputable-company-to-work-with-and-does-it-work/350955/ There is not a single complaint against this company with any state in which they are licensed in that I can locate. They have an A rating with the BBB and people rave about them online everywhere. It appears someone below is trying to smear the image of this company for their own personal reasons.&nbsp; Tue, 13 Nov 2012 22:36:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-Congress-Realty-a-reputable-company-to-work-with-and-does-it-work/350955/ 2012-11-13T22:36:00Z The link to the AZ BBB below ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-Congress-Realty-a-reputable-company-to-work-with-and-does-it-work/350955/ The link to the AZ BBB below takes me to a page with a rating of A-. Maybe things have changed since that link was posted, but I wanted to update it for the sake of those who will not take the time to click the link.<br/><br/>We used Congress Realty 3 years ago to sell a home and are considering doing so again in a couple of months for our current home. In this market, we can use to save whatever we can. We are savvy home sellers and sometimes feel like commission-based brokers are not working as hard for us as we do for ourselves and just serving to tie up the system. With Congress, we were able to write our own listing, provide our own website which we had printed on our own sign (ordered from BuildASign) and got our home sold in a matter of weeks. The few times we did need assistance from Congress, the replies were generally timely. We kept our expectations in check. You do get what you pay for, and in our case, that was OK because we needed little assistance. Those who need more service should go with a full-service agent.&nbsp; Mon, 27 Aug 2012 14:34:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-Congress-Realty-a-reputable-company-to-work-with-and-does-it-work/350955/ 2012-08-27T14:34:00Z You might consider filing ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-Congress-Realty-a-reputable-company-to-work-with-and-does-it-work/350955/ You might consider filing a complaint with the local Board if you feel that a threat was made. I would also consider leaving some honest, factual reviews of your experience with this broker on yelp, angieslist, zillow etc. Mon, 21 May 2012 14:05:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-Congress-Realty-a-reputable-company-to-work-with-and-does-it-work/350955/ 2012-05-21T14:05:00Z After&nbsp;4 weeks, 2 phones ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-Congress-Realty-a-reputable-company-to-work-with-and-does-it-work/350955/ After&nbsp;4 weeks, 2 phones conversations and 4 email requests to get Book A Showing working correctly and get me the showing information in a timely manner, the listing was still not corrected (and yes, I have it ALL documented).&nbsp; Andrew finally agreed to remove my listing and refund my money.&nbsp; But, that cost me 4 weeks and many showings.&nbsp; He also called me rude.&nbsp; I am angry and feel it's more than reasonable to be angry about the poor service.&nbsp; It's not about $500, it's about $230,000.&nbsp; He also let me know that he would be talking to other flat fee brokers, so I would have to go with a full service 6-7% commission.&nbsp; That certainly sounds like a threat to monopolize the market and a violation of the Realtor Code of Ethics. Mon, 21 May 2012 02:18:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-Congress-Realty-a-reputable-company-to-work-with-and-does-it-work/350955/ 2012-05-21T02:18:00Z sorta like Politics ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-Congress-Realty-a-reputable-company-to-work-with-and-does-it-work/350955/ sorta like Politics Realty..... Sun, 06 May 2012 17:12:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-Congress-Realty-a-reputable-company-to-work-with-and-does-it-work/350955/ 2012-05-06T17:12:00Z So far, I would say spend ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-Congress-Realty-a-reputable-company-to-work-with-and-does-it-work/350955/ So far, I would say spend your money elsewhere.&nbsp; I've had my house listed for 3 weeks and the "Book a Showing" is still not working.&nbsp; And anyone knows the first few weeks are busiest.&nbsp; So, I would go with someone else. I've addressed this several times with Andrew and it still isn't corrected. Sun, 06 May 2012 16:53:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-Congress-Realty-a-reputable-company-to-work-with-and-does-it-work/350955/ 2012-05-06T16:53:00Z We used Congress Realty to ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-Congress-Realty-a-reputable-company-to-work-with-and-does-it-work/350955/ We used Congress Realty to sell our house--no problems. They always answered our questions in a timely manner, too. We're in MT. Thu, 12 Apr 2012 21:05:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-Congress-Realty-a-reputable-company-to-work-with-and-does-it-work/350955/ 2012-04-12T21:05:00Z