Ottawa, ON – July, 2016 RealSatisfied announces a partnership with the Canadian Real Estate Association(CREA) and the Association of Saskatchewan REALTORS® on a limited test pilot of sharing of RealSatisfied REALTOR® reviews on REALTOR.ca, the leading home, commercial and REALTOR® search portal in Canada. REALTOR.ca is Canada’s most popular and trusted real estate platform, displaying the most comprehensive residential and commercial listings from REALTORS® across the country.
The pilot program is limited to the Association of Saskatchewan REALTORS® while this ratings service is being tested and will run through October. The ASR has partnered with RealSatisfied to collect buyer/seller feedback, testimonials and reviews for it’s members, with an enormously successful adoption rate among its membership. This pilot is the first of its kind in Canada and is being received warmly.
“The response we’ve received from REALTORS® and brokers using RealSatisfied has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Bill Madder, CEO of the Association of Saskatchewan REALTORS®. “It made sense for us to approach CREA about creating a way for our REALTOR® members to make greater use of the client feedback they were receiving. We think providing REALTORS® on an opt in basis to include their consumer ratings within the REALTOR.ca profile integration is a winner and hope the pilot extends beyond our province.”
CREA will be continually evaluating the value of publishing consumer reviews to visitors of REALTOR.ca and to REALTORS®. No commitments have been made beyond the pilot.
Here is an example of how the integration works: https://www.realtor.ca/Residential/RealtorDetails.aspx?individualId=1867178
“We’re thrilled to be a part of this pilot,” said Jeff Turner, President of RealSatisfied. “A great desire to have a broader platform for ratings and recommendations has been expressed by our clients in Canada and we are thankful CREA recognized the opportunity to provide that platform. It’s the right platform for showing independently validated ratings and recommendations from clients who have completed a transaction with a REALTOR®.”
About the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA)
The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) is one of Canada’s largest single-industry trade Associations. Its membership includes more than 100,000 real estate brokers, agents and salespeople, working through 100 real estate Boards and Associations across Canada.
About the Association of Saskatchewan REALTORS®
The Association of Saskatchewan REALTORS® (ASR) is the primary advocate for the REALTOR® community in Saskatchewan. As a not-for-profit organization, it provides direction, leadership and support services to its members, the industry and the public. Through effective communication and quality education, the ASR also strives to ensure a healthy real estate environment that allows for increased quality of life in our communities. Real estate is at the core of our economy and advocating for a strategic sustainable approach ensures continued growth and prosperity in Saskatchewan.
The trademarks REALTOR®, REALTORS®, and the REALTOR® logo are controlled by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) and identify real estate professionals who are members of CREA.