8,148 Agents have Surveyed Clients 4.93/5.00Total Surveys Sent to Clients 123,306 (49% Response)
“Who is thereal estateagent withthe highestratingsnear me?”
Providing Consumers What They Want Sold Prices & Dates Listing History(Price Reductions) Days on Market Nearby Homes for Sale Nearby Homes Sold Price Estimates & Trends Contact a Buyer’s Agent Post Homes for Sale Compilation of Features from Above Websites
Deal Room (TM) Used by 100% of REDFIN AgentsConsumers may view their transactions
From: cbeeke [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]Sent: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 9:29 AMWhen I accepted the position of editor of HBJ, I had about 3 weeks to find housing formy family, which includes 3 small children, so schools were an issue. Having noknowledge of Houston and which schools were rated well or how commute timesmight vary, I scanned the Internet for a couple of hours, using the HAR site andplugging in all our desired amenities.Several houses from all over the Houston area seemed suitable, so I emailed about 10Realtors who were representing those rentals. Of all of them, only one responded.That individual, Lance Loken of Loken Group, called me within an hour of the email.He left a message letting me know he and his wife, who are a team of Realtors, werefrom Wisconsin (he knew I was in Michigan at the time), had two small children, andhad made the move themselves just a few years before.B. Candace BeekeEditorHouston Business Journal
From: Yvonne Fedee [mailto:email@example.com]Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2012 8:06 PMTo: HAR SupportSubject: realtors not responsiveI am an HAR consumer and Im trying to find a single family home tolease. I have sent inquiries via HAR.com to the listing agents forapproximately 10-12 homes. Of all these inquiries, only one realtor hasgotten back to me. I dont know if the emails are not being delivered orwhat, but it is very frustrating. If the realtors are receiving the inquiriesbut just choosing not to respond, they shouldnt be allowed to list onHAR.com.Yvonne Fedee
Disruptive InnovationUber app-town cars, taxi Assn tried to stop it, 10 seconds for driver to accept, passenger rates driver & driver rates passenger, $10 fee if passenger is a no show What if Uber starts a REALTOR® Showing Service?
Zillow, Redfin, Zip Realty and HAR.com are leading inagent ratings.Redfin and HAR are leading in transaction management, andwhat if Zillow enters this space?More real estate searches are being conducted on mobiledevices than computers – of the top 10 Apple & Android realestate apps downloaded, Realtor.com, Zillow and Trulia arethe top 3, the two brokers are Redfin and Zip Realty, and theone MLS is HAR.According to ComScore, the top 3 searched real estatewebsites nationally are Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com. Thetwo top broker websites are Redfin and Zip Realty, and theone MLS public website is HAR.com.
Once the competition for consumers was the agentor broker down the street and the battlegroundwas yard signs and newspaper ads. Thatcompetition remains. But, there is newcompetition for consumer eye balls – Zillow,Trulia, Redfin and Zip Realty, and thebattleground is now the Internet and the newcompetitors are not down the street but in Seattleand San Francisco – and unlike any competitionthis industry has ever experienced. The newcompetitors are consumer driven, quick to respondand enjoys huge resources.The Times They Are A-Changin!
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