AgentHarvest connects buyers and sellers with successful real estate agents. Because we hand-select our agents on a case-by-case basis, our agent selection process is different from most referral-based companies. We do not pre-select or assign territories or ask for any fees or subcriptions to reserve an area for an agent for any referral.
Because we’re operate differently from the typical referral company, many agents have expressed interest in working with AgentHarvest to receive client referrals and want to understand our agent selection process. This article offers tips on how to stand out from the pack to receive referrals and get future referrals.
The AgentHarvest Agent Selection Process
I encourage all agents interested in servicing AgentHarvest clients to please read that FAQ. To be considered for a referral, all agents MUST have a track record of selling similar sized properties in the client’s neighborhood, suburb or local area during the past 3-6 months. All agents that meet that criteria are considered as candidates to receive that particular client’s referral. However, this creates a large list for us to choose from. We narrow it down based on several factors listed below.
Tips For Getting Selected
The “Nice List”
Over the course of doing business, we have met many agents. Agents that have served our past clients well, and have received kudos from these clients naturally get put on the “Nice List.” Also agents that have a solid reputation, in the local market, of servicing their clients get put on the list too. If you’re on the “Nice List” and have sold properties in the targeted area, you will hear from us.
The “Naughty List”
Any agent on the “Naughty List” is immediately avoided. We are actively involved in the local real estate markets we serve so we hear real estate agent horror stories from many different sources. Any agent whose reputation is less than stellar will be added to the “Naughty List.” We also get feedback from our clients too. Just because you don’t hear from us, doesn’t necessarily mean you are on this list. Maybe we just haven’t had a client from one of your targeted areas yet. So don’t get discouraged.
Getting To Know You, Getting To Know All About You
If you are an agent that services our coverage areas, help us get to know you. Become a fan of AgentHarvest’s Facebook page, be a friend of Bill Petrey on Facebook, add relevant comments and information to our blog articles and join Bill Petrey’s Twitter conversations. Multiple postings of spam or advertisement comments and/or e-mail is a quick trip to the “Naughty List” so make sure your posts add substance to the conversation. A rule-of-thumb is that if it helps our clients then post it. If it’s an advertisement then don’t bother. It will be promptly deleted.
AgentHarvest’s Facebook Page – Become a fan of AgentHarvest on Facebook
Bill Petrey on LinkedIn – Join Bill Petrey’s LinkedIn network
Bill Petrey on Twitter – Tweet with Bill
Our clients and we like agents that communicate promptly. As soon as you get our invitation to service a client, sign and return the referral agreement. Also send us a heads up too. Prompt communication moves you to the head of the pack. If you wait too long, the referral will be filled and closed.
SELL, SELL, SELL
We find agents based on their recent ability to sell a specific size of house in a particular area. That’s the best way to get noticed. We don’t pre-reserve areas or ask for any money to reserve territories. We don’t even have territories. These practices do not benefit our clients.
We look forward to working with you and encourage you to communicate with us often while you are servicing our AgentHarvest clients.