When viewing some of the Real Estate agent review sites, take heed

    Where are the real reviewsOn one of the major players in the review website game, Yelp, has their system set so there are reviews that are showing and those they are not.

    They have their reasons for not showing those “filtered” results.

    I have had “real clients”, leave unsolicited reviews on Yelp with our Paris911 Team brand, and they have ended up in the filtered results.

    As I explained to Yelp, “I can give you names, phone numbers and you can call to verify this to be true.”

    However, my request fell on deaf ears and on a non responsive email addresses.  To this day and for “yelp’s reasons”, they are not showing on the main review panel.

    Yet, they are still present on their system.(a hidden blessing maybe for some that have 1 star reviews under this grey text)

    They are hidden under some very light grey text just below the first several reviews of the business.  The text is so light it almost blends into the page.

    Here is what it looks like:

    remax paris911 team filtered reviews on yelp


    If you did not know it was there or what it was for – you’d pass it by.  BTW – it is not normally underlined, I happened to have my cursor on it when I snapped the photo.

    In some cases this houses “negative” reviews also.

    When reviewing businesses, you need to make sure you check out the reviews that yelp struck from the record.

    I have found that a business can have a stellar five star rating, and have multiple 1 star comments on the filtered results page.

    It’s good going in knowing the whole story.

    With my experience, and with yelp being yelp, I don’t know why they took our Five Star reviews from real clients and placed them on the “not currently recommended” page.

    I’m also in a quandary about the “negative” results that are so exceptionally detailed on other businesses, including Santa Clarita Realtors, that did not make the first page cut. Times, dates, names, places, actions, information that is verifiable and subject to a “libel suit” if proven to be false.

    Thanks for reading and be safe – search well.

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    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. SCVnest.com/blog is where you will find over 10,000 real estate articles. Go to SCVnest.com/radio to listen to their latest real estate radio broadcast.

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