AgentMatch — the agent search tool from realtor.com that ranked agents by their multiple listing service transaction stats before trials in two test markets were suspended last year — will soon have a successor.
The new version of the consumer tool will still have agent transaction history data, including active listings, but will not include some of the most controversial components of the original AgentMatch site, like average days on market or list-to-sale-price ratio, according to Ernie Graham, who led the development of AgentMatch as realtor.com’s senior director of product management.
The new version will have five pillars, Graham told Realtor Magazine: Experience: including transaction history, but not list-price-to-sale-price ratio or average days on market. Expertise: Realtor certifications and designations, types of properties often sold, blogs or social networks that demonstrate specific knowledge, and showing activity in an area.
Personal connections: reveal consumers’ social media connections to agents, bios and recommendations from clients. Brand: brokerage info and whether the agent is part of a team. Responsiveness: details average response time to consumer inquiries.
“We want to [create] rich agent profiles and let consumers choose what is most important to them,” Graham said.
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