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Rate your REALTOR® or real estate agent with an honest review of your experience dealing with them. The more valid, top rated reviews agents get, the higher they rank, and the more business they will earn from people who come to Rate-My-Agent.com to find the best pros in their area. When you submit a rating and review, be sure to use your real name and email address. Your name will be published with your review, but your email address will not be published. We'll email you to verify your reviews and ratings if necessary.
Rate-My-Agent.com offers unique rating elements you won't find anywhere else. Rating criteria is also tailored to the type of agent you're reviewing. For real estate agents we include ratings for Marketing Reach and Lead Generation, Home Preparation and Staging Advice, and whether or not the real estate agent Offers to Show For Sale By Owner Listings. With mortgage brokers we ask for Mortgage Application Guidance ratings. Reviews of insurance brokers or agents include a rating for their Handling of Claims. Other helpful reviewable criteria that applies to all agents includes, Usefulness of Website, Value of Service, Type of Property, and a recommendation that answers, 'Would you use this agent again?'
Including a comment with your reviews is encouraged to provide some context for those who read your reviews. When commenting, be sure to only state facts that you can prove.
Not all real estate agents are REALTORS®, but all REALTORS® are real estate agents. A REALTOR® is a real estate agent that is a member of The Canadian Real Estate Association in Canada or the National Association of REALTORS® in the USA. In either case, REALTORS® are committed to the REALTOR® Code which ensures professional conduct, quality service, and ethical behaviour.
Seller's Agents, also referred to as a Listing Agents represent the seller in a transaction. With access to comparable sale prices, they will help the seller price their home by performing a comparative market analysis. Once they've signed a listing agreement with the seller, they will 'list' the home for sale on MLS® and many other listing websites. A good sellers agent will also help the seller prepare their home for sale by making sure any necessary repairs are completed, and a thorough clean and staging of the property on the exterior and interior. Experienced agents know that these details contribute greatly to the number of offers and the amount of those offers. Finally, the sellers agent will negotiate with the buyer's agent representing any offers that are received.
Buyer's Agents represent the buyer in a transaction. Finding potential properties, scheduling viewing appointments, advising on offering bids and terms, and protecting their clients' interest during negotiations are all services typically provided by buyer's agents.
Most agents perform both roles (Selling or Listing and Buying) for their clients so as you're searching for the right agent for you on Rate-My-Agent.com, you will not see anything distinguishing an agent as one or the other.
Last Updated: November 22nd, 2019
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