Finding an honest, hard working and effective real estate agent to buy or sell your house for you is very important. Using an agent that does not do their job effectively can end up costing you large amounts of money and wasted time. Many agents require their clients to sign a contract to work with them and no one else for 6 months. So, once you commit to working with a realtor, you really want to be sure that they will be able to do everything for you that you are expecting them to.
Why You Need To Read Reviews - Reading many reviews from realtors past clients will give you a good idea of what it's like to work with your prospective realtor, without the risk.
The Review Site You Use Matters - It does make a difference which review site you do your research from. Not all review sites are the same. Many of them are easily manipulated by the real estate agents themselves.You want to find a site that either has a high amount of traffic and therefore, lots of reviews or one with reviews that are monitored by a staff to prevent against manipulation of the reviews.
The Best Review Sites Are Usually Membership Sites - With a membership review site, the site owners have the ability to better monitor the reviews. There are many ways people can manipulate their own reviews, by posting from different email addresses and other ways. With a better managed review site, the quality and honesty of the reviews should be much more accurate.