Zillow Advice: Home Selling - Are realtors allowed to review themselves? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Are-realtors-allowed-to-review-themselves/412177/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate I don't think there is another ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Are-realtors-allowed-to-review-themselves/412177/ I don't think there is another way...<br/><br/>I think it's more about Zillow attracting &amp; making Agents happy with a Solicit Reviews, 5 Stars will get you more leads program and increasing membership/site traffic because those who do post "Reviews" have to sign up<br/><br/>I think that was the intention not Reviews one could figure had value and that's why I ask the questions I do..<br/>Questions like..What happens if you catch someone cheating/giving themselves a Review?....<br/><br/>I'm a Believer in Gamers/Cheaters of these kinds of things should be Banned..period<br/>That would give the Reviews Credibility IMO for Agents like you who do not game or cheat IMO...<br/><br/>Something presented to the Consumer as having Value that is meant to influence people to choose an Agent (An important decision in a Large Financial Transaction) should be taken seriously by the Consumer and even more Seriously by the Agents who's Credibility and Livelihoods are at Stake..Times ain't good<br/><br/>Only IMO by really giving the Public something like Credible "Reviews" can the "Honest" Agents Profit<br/><br/>If the "Reviews"are not Credible then I think you'll find the Public will view that as...You're Trying to screw me over (AS a group which affects you)<br/>I would suggest in this Market with the Number of Sales and the number of Agents and the Potential pool of Qualified Buyers that the "Honest" Agents wake up and get serious about Credibility..it's a problem a Business problem<br/><br/>If the "Honest" Agents wish to build Consumer Confidence, have Consumers listen to them then they need to EARN it, that's just the Bottom line in this Market/Economy IMO..<br/>You earn it by having things like ..Credible Reviews because the system is Credible<br/><br/><br/><br/> Fri, 02 Sep 2011 01:01:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Are-realtors-allowed-to-review-themselves/412177/ 2011-09-02T01:01:00Z I would guess that it is ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Are-realtors-allowed-to-review-themselves/412177/ I would guess that it is probably more difficult to get a client to do a review on Zillow (because they are required to sign up to do so) than to do a review on yourself. If there's some way for clients to evade this, let me know. I'd probably have a lot more reviews if people weren't reluctant to sign up on this web site. One client just tried it five minutes ago and said they hit escape when the site asked them to sign up. I told them I understand totally if they don't want to sign up for a site just to write a review. Thu, 01 Sep 2011 23:59:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Are-realtors-allowed-to-review-themselves/412177/ 2011-09-01T23:59:00Z There is no doubt or claim ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Are-realtors-allowed-to-review-themselves/412177/ There is no doubt or claim by me that there are not Many Honest Agents<br/>but<br/>I have little doubt there are Many that are Less are than honest when it comes to gaming the things RE Sites offer them From Spam to Thumbs Up to Badges to Reviews and a few years of watching many many many of them do just that is why<br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/> Thu, 01 Sep 2011 23:21:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Are-realtors-allowed-to-review-themselves/412177/ 2011-09-01T23:21:00Z Deciding NOT to do it is ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Are-realtors-allowed-to-review-themselves/412177/ Deciding NOT to do it is entirely different than not knowing how to do it.&nbsp; And ultimately, the decision to try or not comes first.<br/> Thu, 01 Sep 2011 23:18:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Are-realtors-allowed-to-review-themselves/412177/ 2011-09-01T23:18:00Z "Any agent that doesn't know ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Are-realtors-allowed-to-review-themselves/412177/ <em>"Any agent that doesn't know how to post a review of themselves pretending to be their own client and getting it past the review process is not being very creative."<br/><br/></em>Or maybe they are just honest. Thu, 01 Sep 2011 23:01:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Are-realtors-allowed-to-review-themselves/412177/ 2011-09-01T23:01:00Z Any agent that doesn't know ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Are-realtors-allowed-to-review-themselves/412177/ Any agent that doesn't know how to post a review of themselves pretending to be their own client and getting it past the review process is not being very creative.&nbsp; And since it is fairly difficult to trace back with a different I.P. address and user name, I doubt there would be any consequences to the agent on Zillow when it was discovered.<br/><br/>Actually, there is enough information in the public records than anyone can pretend they were a specific client of an agent.&nbsp; They just need to get some additional county records information that is not shown on this website.<br/><br/>But there are very few that would have motivation to waste the time to write a review for someone else, unless they just happened to be that agent looking for ratings, or perhaps a competitor agent that was upset and looking to retaliate. Thu, 01 Sep 2011 22:51:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Are-realtors-allowed-to-review-themselves/412177/ 2011-09-01T22:51:00Z Did you use a new email address..did ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Are-realtors-allowed-to-review-themselves/412177/ Did you use a new email address..did you use a different computer/ip <br/><br/><br/>#1. I think just the Declaration that I...is a piss poor Testimonial without any thing to verify it was actually done and how and what reason Zillow gave for it being rejected<br/><br/>#2. If this was done and rejected because you were Reviewing yourself then what were the consequences for doing that? <br/>When they said "No you are Reviewing yourself "then what?...<br/>You said..just kidding running a test and they said fine?<br/>&nbsp;Did they even ask or say anything?<br/><br/><br/>#3. Now it would be very hard to Believe based on how many Agents have posted in this Forum they knew Agents who Reviewed themselves that none have been caught....So what happens then?.. hearty Tsk Tsk?<br/> Thu, 01 Sep 2011 21:04:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Are-realtors-allowed-to-review-themselves/412177/ 2011-09-01T21:04:00Z @Doug:&nbsp; I like the hypothesis ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Are-realtors-allowed-to-review-themselves/412177/ @Doug:&nbsp; I like the hypothesis testing.&nbsp; Way to go! Thu, 01 Sep 2011 20:40:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Are-realtors-allowed-to-review-themselves/412177/ 2011-09-01T20:40:00Z I actually tested this myself ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Are-realtors-allowed-to-review-themselves/412177/ I actually tested this myself to see if it was possible to post a review about yourself. I submitted a review about myself and Zillow rejected the review. Therefore I believe Zillow does a good job to prevent this from happening. Thu, 01 Sep 2011 20:39:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Are-realtors-allowed-to-review-themselves/412177/ 2011-09-01T20:39:00Z Thanks for all of your responses! ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Are-realtors-allowed-to-review-themselves/412177/ Thanks for all of your responses! Sharon, there's no way the person who sent the negative&nbsp;comments about our home&nbsp;would have known it was our property. We&nbsp;made sure our&nbsp;review on the agent&nbsp;was general and confidential so that it would not be able to be linked back to us in any way. There was never a reference to our address or our names or anything else, so it had to be the realtor himself.. Mon, 22 Aug 2011 13:42:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Are-realtors-allowed-to-review-themselves/412177/ 2011-08-22T13:42:00Z