About AgentHarvestMore Less
AgentHarvest empowers clients, selling or buying a home, with the ability to find, interview, hire and work with the best available agents that can serve their needs. Our free service provides an opportunity for home owners and sellers to avoid unprofessional, unproven, or unsuccessful agents while focusing entirely on "harvested" agents in their micro-territory that have displayed an ability to sell in our client's area.
Bill Petrey's Background
Before AgentHarvest, I (Bill Petrey) was in the computer engineering/IT management and real estate franchise marketing industries. A few years ago, I became a serious real estate investor specializing in rental property and rehabs, which lead to becoming a Realtor for the sole purpose of conducting my own transactions.
Once I earned my real estate license, I found myself with full access to the same Realtor tools that all of the other agents have. Imagine what a computer database guy could do with full access to all the features of MLS. I know what you're thinking. No I didn't try to hack it. But I did look for interesting ways to use the data that the MLS system was capable of delivering. I was amazed at the amount of data I could tweak the system to deliver. I used this IT insight to pull up all kinds of information while searching for future investments. I even taught other Realtors a few tricks I learned during my experimental introduction period to improve their property searches.
Then I discovered a new way to use the MLS system, a way I don't think they intended. I found out how to use MLS to find highly successful agents based on their sales transactions. At first, I used this information to help friends find agents to sell their houses. The initial tests were promising and I learned how to tweak and improve the searches for both buyers and sellers. I turned the whole process I discovered into the agent finding system that I use today known as "Agent Harvesting."
To date, the feedback I've received from both clients and agents has been overwhelmingly praiseworthy and constructive. Clients like focusing only on talented agents and agents like the opportunity to get clients in areas they focus in. AgentHarvest creates a win-win for everyone. Best of all it's free to the client and includes a cash back offer at closing. A win-win-win!
While helping clients find agents, I found myself being asked various questions involving the whole agent shopping process. One day it dawned on me that I should write this stuff down. So I did. Blog.agentharvest.com evolved into an ongoing diary of client questions/answers and related topics that I think you will find useful regarding your agent evaluation and hiring process. You can RSS subscribe to our blog to be notified of future postings.
I'm always available to answer your real estate related questions. Just let me know how I can help you on your agent search. E-mail, Friend me on Facebook or Tweet me on Twitter or just add your input on our blog and I'll respond.
I look forward to working with you on your next agent search.