You’ve had a fantastic experience purchasing or selling a home with the help of a real estate agent. You’ve shared the experience with your friends and family, and now you’re ready to write a review for your real estate agent. Your agent will be grateful for feedback on your experience selling or buying a home. Let’s consider what to include in a helpful real estate agent review that will make you and your agent proud.
Writing the Agent Review
The best approach to writing a real estate agent review is to focus on what your agent did well and how you felt about the process. Nice things you could say about your realtor review include the following:
- How did your agent make you feel during your home search or sale?
- What was something unique about your experience?
- What made the experience better than you expected?
- What benefits would this agent bring to future customers?
- What helpful insights did your agent bring to the table (ex., helping you get through the closing process)?
- What characteristics in your real estate agent stood out?
- Was your agent always available to answer your questions?
- How did your agent go above and beyond (ex., hired a moving service)?
- If you previously worked with other agents, what made you choose this agent?
- What did your agent do to make the experience easier for you?
- Did your agent help you work with a mortgage broker? How did that help you?
- Have you worked with this agent on more than one transaction?
- Since you’ve worked with your agent, have you stayed in contact or became friends?
Of course, you don’t need to include answers to all of these questions in your agent review, but if you pick two or three, you’ll find plenty to write about. Remember to include your agent’s name and city in the review. Once you’ve written your review, also consider recording a short video review with your cell phone. You can genuinely express how you felt about working with your real estate agent in the recording. Video reviews are trendy because they’re authentic and make it easier for others to seek an agent like yours.
Include in the review:
Real Estate Agent’s Name
What to avoid when writing a review:
- Avoid including pricing or interest rates, as they vary over the years and will be obsolete
- Avoid being biased, especially when you’ve known the agent for a long time
- Avoid being vague
- Refrain from using race, religion, or gender
“Angela White was such a pleasure to work with and made the process of selling our home stress-free. She had extensive knowledge of the selling process and was a huge help when it came to coordinating with the new homebuyer. She was a great listener, educated us when we didn’t understand parts of the contract, and really seemed to care about us. She even gave us access to the agency’s moving truck when we realized we didn’t have enough room in the one we rented. I highly recommend Angela and her team at XYZ Realty in Chandler and will use her services again when I sell my next home.”
After Submitting Your Review
What happens to the review after you’ve submitted it to your real estate agent? Your agent might post your written and video reviews on her website, company blog, and marketing materials. Your agent might select a few sentences from your testimonial, vs. using it entirely, to keep it direct and to the point. Your agent might ask you if you’d be interested in adding your review to popular real estate review websites like Realtor.com, Redfin, and Zillow to help them attract future clientele.
Writing a review for your real estate agent will establish credibility for the agent. Focus on being helpful, honest, and respectful in your agent review. Real estate is competitive; positive reviews and testimonials are essential in helping them generate future business. You may have Googled reviews for real estate agents to find the agent you use to sell your house, so why not make it easier for the next person to do the same? Even if it’s been months or years since you’ve sold or purchased a home, submit a 5-star review to your real estate agent.