More than half of home owners now use online reviews to choose their estate agent when putting their property on the market.
This makes it imperative that agencies, keen on not getting left behind by technology, find new ways of listening to what their customers have to say.
Collecting feedback from clients at every stage of the journey can provide a valuable source of data for agents looking to showcase the quality of their service to prospects and improve the overall selling experience.
So, let’s explore how embracing reviews as part of your agency’s marketing tool kit can help you get ahead of the game…
Build trust in your agency
In an age of increased scepticism, people need to know they can trust an agent before deciding to use them. After all, buying and selling a house is a major life decision, so knowing you’re in safe hands is vital.
Reviews can go a long way towards establishing this trust, with 66% of people consulting reviews before they make a purchase.
Using an independently verified feedback platform that only collects real reviews from genuine customers will help combat the fear people have around fake reviews and establish your agency as a brand that people can believe in!
Drive more traffic to your website
Just spent a pretty penny on a shiny new website, but struggling to get people to come and visit?
Well reviews can help here too. Using a verified reviews platform can boost your visibility on search engine result pages, contribute to increasing your Google star rating and improve click-through rate to your website by up to 20%.
Improve your customer service
Your customers are your single greatest source of information about how your business is performing. Stop and listen to what they have to say and use their valuable feedback to find areas within your business that you can improve.
Replying promptly to negative feedback and actively looking to fix issues as quickly as possible shows that you care and are committed to good customer service.
To discover even more ways reviews are helping agents improve, check out our handy graphic below:
*Ben Marley is Head Of Market Development at Feefo