Apparently Zillow does not want to work with bad real estate agents

    Zillow reviews for Santa Clarita Paris911 AgentsWhile there is not much love for the major real estate syndication platform from most agents not paying them. Also coming from some “distraught” sellers that hate their z-estimates, they seem to have a good rule book when it comes to real estate agent reviews.

    When it comes to zillow you will see, first hand, they are attempting to compete with Yelp when it comes to reviews. That is as reviews are applied to real estate agents.

    Zillow could care lessĀ about having doctors reviewed, at least for now šŸ™‚

    When you are a real estate agent getting sold on their platform, they care about your ability to have “positive” reviews written by your past clients.

    They want to make sure you have this ability, especially before they sell you a “high performing” zip code.

    I know part of their rationale has to do with “keeping good” with the agents who already own those areas. Ā 

    However, during the “review” process, those that are reviewing the agent, need to access the account they already have on zillow or to create one.

    That is a clever way to “verify” that the reviewer is someone that is real and not someone’s mom. LOL – at least limiting mom to only one review.

    There is also the address of the “reviewer”, which is needed, so it can be cross checked with the agents personal home selling history.

    If you are a seller or a buyer, it has fields available for those as well.

    Here are some of the fields on Zillow’s Review Page for Real Estate Professionals:

    • How likely are you to recommend…
    • Local knowledge
    • Process experience
    • Responsiveness
    • Negotiation skills

    The best place a real estate agent would be to haveĀ 5 stars in all fields.

    This is good for Zillow and even better than the agent.

    While some people in the world see someone that has hundreds of five star reviews as gaming the review system, most do not.

    Be safe – I hope you enjoyed my article – even if you are a Zillow Hater, it may shed some light on how they operated on the Real Estate agent review level!



    Paris and Connor MacIvor

    Connor and Paris MacIvor are in the Top 1% of Realtors Nationwide, starting their real estate business in 1998 with RE/MAX Gateway - Santa Clarita Valley and Valencia CA. Their becoming licensed real estate consultants and representatives came from the horrible experience they had when they bought their first home. There were many things that the agent they had hired did not explain and disclose, which per law he should have. Getting that agent on the phone after they closed escrow and after he had gotten paid was impossible. Paris and Connor called the broker, the board of realtors, the office manager and all they received was the promise of a phone call back. The remedy did come, but not as fast and in the way they wanted. That act - that bad agent was the reason why Paris and Connor became Realtors. That was all they needed to vow to never let the same fate befall anyone else, that befell them. Today Connor and Paris are focused on client service. Protection and top-shelf service with regard to their real estate clientele. They primarily work within the Santa Clarita Valley and Valencia CA. However, for a referral, where 80+ of their business is referrals they have License and Will Travel to other parts of Ventura County, Los Angeles County, and Orange County to handle real estate transactions for those who trust their real estate operation. Writing on their Real Estate Blog is a passion. is where you will find over 10,000 real estate articles. Go to to listen to their latest real estate radio broadcast.
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