California’s Top Rated Local® Real Estate Broker Award Winner: USKO Realty

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that USKO Realty has landed among the top 10 real estate brokers in the entire state of California!

Due to their impressive 98.80 Rating Score™ and excellent service to their clients, we are thrilled to announce that USKO Realty is a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner! They’ve been left tons of positive reviews from happy clients. Here are three that we believe really demonstrate what makes USKO Realty special:

“Working with USKO Realty was one of the best decisions I have made. They have been very helpful and supportive, listening to my needs and helping me find the perfect home to raise my family… My agent is very knowledgeable and went above and beyond my expectations. I definitely recommend USKO Realty, and will use them in my future real estate needs. Thank you, thank you, thank you!” -Nick V.

“[We are] first time home buyers and the whole process was so quick and easy! I have to say that [our agent] is enthusiastic, knowledgeable and professional in his work. He went above and beyond to make sure that we find the home we have been searching for. We are very pleased and [would] recommend anyone to head out to USKO Realty if you plan on purchasing or selling a home.” -Angelina K.

“USKO realty played a big role in helping me purchase the house I desired. I received excellent service from [my agent], who took the time to listen and made the house buying process seamless. He was the most pleasant REALTOR® one could hope for; knowledgeable about the process, great at communicating [and] even responding outside of work hours… Most of all, I appreciated that he worked around my hectic work schedule to view the desired properties. His team was prompt in drafting all the appropriate paperwork. Overall, a great office team to have on your side during the house hunting process.” -Irina A.

Not Your Average Real Estate Company

Liya Skots, who works in marketing at USKO Realty, took some time to chat with us about her business’ impressive online reputation. First, we wanted to know what exactly it is that sets USKO Realty apart from the crowd. “We always put our clients first, always put them ahead.”, Liya said, “[We are] always searching to find people the best deal, [even when it’s] not the easiest to find a home because [they] have a lot of restrictions. Finding clients the best deal [is our goal].”

Building Success by Asking For What They Want

What’s the USKO Realty secret to success? Ask Liya and she’ll say “We ask clients for reviews after the transaction, so that’s why there’s a good amount [of reviews for us online].” As for her advice to other businesses that want to build, maintain, or improve their online reputation, Liya had this to say:

“Just start somewhere, start with Facebook and build your presence there, then go to Instagram and build your Instagram through Facebook.”


Congratulations to the team at USKO Realty for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner!

Arizona’s Top Rated Local® Real Estate Brokers Award Winner: Kelly Saggione, Realty Executives East Valley

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that, due to their wonderful 96.00 Rating Score™, Kelly Saggione, Realty Executives East Valley is a 2018 award winner for real estate brokers in Arizona!

If you’re looking to buy or sell a home in Arizona, you need the right REALTOR® on your side, and there’s no better option than Kelly Saggione, Realty Executives East Valley.

Kelly Saggione, Realty Executives East Valley has earned more than 100 online reviews with an average rating of 5.00 stars and a 2018 Top Rated Local award for being among the top 10 real estate brokers in all of Arizona.

Here is just one of the many five-star reviews they’ve received from their happy clients:

“Kelly always made herself available when we needed to ask her any question during the process. She negotiated purely for our best interest and not just to get the sale. She was honest with us and never pressured us into anything. She had a contingency plan but did the final walk through a day before going into labor and even made sure we were getting everything promised on the way to the hospital the next day. I’m serious. [She’s a] real-life Wonder Woman” – Kevin M

Not Your Average Real Estate Agency

When you work with Kelly Saggione, Realty Executives East Valley, you’ll quickly find out that they aren’t like other real estate agencies in Arizona.

Unlike many other real estate agents, who pursue their true passion on the side, Kelly Saggione is passionate about helping her clients buy and sell homes.

Because of Kelly’s unending passion for real estate, she can better advocate for her clients and get them better results.

We asked Kelly why she does what she does. Here is what she had to say:

“I used to teach third grade. I loved helping children grow and teaching them about the world, and today, I love the teaching aspects of real estate. Not many people know about the home-buying process, and since owning a home is part of the American Dream, it’s my privilege to educate people on it. I’m am a fan of homeownership, and I love helping people become homeowners.”

Building Success Through Next-Level Service

Buying a home isn’t just a financial investment; it’s the foundation for one’s family and future, and no one understands that better than Kelly Saggione.

Kelly always takes the time to listen to her clients, and she is responsive and patient no matter how many questions the client may have. Kelly also makes it a point to always do what she says she will. This high level of customer service makes for an unparalleled client experience — the kind of experience that makes people want to spread the word.

One of the many things that Kelly has done to build her agency’s strong online reputation is to always ask her clients to share their experiences online.

Kelly’s unique approach to taking care of her clients has made word-of-mouth reviews and her loyal fanbase major factors of growth for Kelly Saggione, Realty Executives East Valley.

We asked Kelly what advice she has for other business owners looking to grow their business and build their online reputation. Here are her words of wisdom:

“People don’t know how to review you or how to spread the word, but people are more than happy to give you a positive review if you ask, especially if you give great service.”


Congratulations to the team at Kelly Saggione, Realty Executives East Valley for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Kelly, for taking the time to speak with us!

Are you thinking about moving to Arizona? Are you looking for a REALTOR who can help you buy or sell your home? We highly recommend Kelly Saggione, Realty Executives East Valley. Visit their website today!

Arizona’s Top Rated Local® Real Estate Brokers Award Winner: Menlo Group Commercial Real Estate

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that, thanks to their wonderful 96.00 Rating Score™, Menlo Group Commercial Real Estate is an award winner for real estate brokers in Arizona.

Are you looking to buy or sell commercial real estate in Tempe or the surrounding areas? If so, look no further than Menlo Group Commercial Real Estate.

Menlo Group Commercial Real Estate is dedicated to helping its clients find the right space for their needs, and that dedication has helped them earn dozens of positive reviews with an average rating of five stars, a staggering Rating Score and a 2018 Top Rated Local award for being among the top 10 real estate brokers in all of Arizona.

Here’s just one of the many five-star reviews they’ve received from their happy clients:

“Menlo is great to work with. We are a very busy company, and they made it easy and simple. We picked a place, and they did the rest and made it happen. Appreciate their help and would recommend them to anyone.” – Hyrum B

Not Your Average Real Estate Broker

Menlo Group utilizes “Ideal Space Navigator” and “Ideal Outcome Navigator”, which help to streamline the process of finding the right commercial properties, as well as helping tenants after the sale has been completed.

By providing client-focused services, Menlo Group is able to help businesses in a variety of industries find the right space for their needs, from dental offices to child care centers.

When asked why Menlo Group does what they do, Tanner Milne, the President and Founder, had this to say:

“I started Menlo Group 10 years ago with the goal of building better relationships with clients. At Menlo Group, we consider ourselves to be a part of each client’s team and work directly with our clients to ensure that their commercial real estate goals support their business objectives. We find satisfaction in helping our clients achieve success.”

Building Success Through Communication and Feedback

The team at Menlo Group makes it a point to always ask clients for feedback, which helps them to get better, and helps out future clients as well. This standard has helped them stay on target and resolve any issues before they even arise, and it’s also a key part of how they’ve managed to build such a strong online reputation over the years.

Menlo Group also does traditional marketing, both analog and digital. Having multiple marketing platforms is important to the team at Menlo Group because it gets the word out about what they do and makes it possible for them to be a resource in the local community.


Congratulations to the team at Menlo Group Commercial Real Estate for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Tanner, for taking the time to speak with us!

If you’re looking to buy or sell commercial real estate in Tempe or the surrounding areas, we highly recommend Menlo Group Commercial Real Estate. Visit their website today to learn more.

Utah’s Top Rated Local® Real Estate Brokers Award Winner: The ZW Group

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that, due to their wonderful Rating Score™, The ZW Group is a 2018 award winner for real estate brokers in Utah.

Whether you’re looking to buy or sell a luxury home in Park City, Utah, look no further than The ZW Group for all of your real estate needs.

With a passion for helping its clients find the home of their dreams, The ZW Group has earned dozens of positive online reviews with an average rating of five stars, an impressive 96.00 Rating Score and a 2018 Top Rated Local award for being among the top 10 real estate brokers in all of Utah. Here’s one of the many five-star reviews that helped them get there:

“I have worked with many realtors, and Zach White is by far the BEST! He is warm, caring and truly listens! From the first conversation to the last, he always listened intently and understood my situation and catered to my needs. Throughout the entire time we worked together, I felt Zach had my best interests in mind. At no time did I feel any pressure from him. I told him I was in no rush, and he respected that. I asked him to keep me updated on new listings, and he did so on a regular basis in a friendly, warm, timely manner. During our negotiations, his perspective was very wise, and we truly felt that he was accurately and professionally expressing our best interests. I would highly recommend Zach and will utilize his services again if I am ever in the market”

Not Your Average REALTOR®

The main difference between The ZW Group and other real estate agencies in Park City is that Zach White, the owner of the ZW Group, lives and breathes the real estate market day in and day out. He loves every second of his job, and it shows in his work ethic, which is unmatched by any other agent or agency in the industry.

The ZW Group is also focused on getting people interested in Park City and everything it has to offer, including a plethora of outdoor activities and a close proximity to the airport.

When asked why he does what he does, Zach had this to say:

“I love what I do. I love helping people. I love helping them find a family home or a vacation home so they can enjoy activities, like skiing, biking, etc. with their family. Also, I love helping people find their new adventure once we get their house sold.”

Building Success Through Hard Work and Visibility

We asked Zach about The ZW Group’s secret to such a strong online reputation, and he credited it to his dedication to putting in the hard work in every aspect of his business and always staying on top of it. It’s as simple as that!

The ZW Group’s stellar online reputation helps them gain new clients, but Zach also grows his business through online marketing. His growth strategy is basic yet effective — he tries to be everywhere people are looking!

When asked what advice he has for other business owners looking to grow their business and build a solid online reputation, Zach had these words of wisdom to share:

“You need to come up with a solid plan and stick with it daily to keep up with your online presence, which is ever-changing with what needs to get done.”


Congratulations to the team at The ZW Group for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Zach, for taking the time to speak with us!

If you’re looking for the right REALTOR in the Park City area, we highly recommend The ZW Group. Check out their website online today!

Colorado’s Top Rated Local® Real Estate Broker Award Winner: The Fowler Group

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that The Fowler Group has landed among the top 10 real estate companies in Colorado!

Due to their impressive 98.00 Rating Score™, The Fowler Group is a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner! They earned this by getting tons of positive online reviews. Here are just a few that we believe really exemplify their dedication to their clients:

“The Fowler Team is such a fantastic, reputable, and amazing team! They go above and beyond to make sure their clients are happy and well taken care of. Selling and/or buying a home is often stressful and difficult, but this team makes it as easy as possible for their sellers and buyers and everyone else along the way. They are helpful, knowledgeable, respectful, and so easy to work with. I highly recommend The Fowler Group!” -Dana S.

“This group was fantastic with selling our home! They did research and suggested a market price over what I ever dreamed we would sell for. Thankfully, we listened to their suggestions and sold in no time. [Our agent] was amazing with his quick response to my questions at all times of the day. He made sure to update us with any information as we went through the process. This attentiveness and professionalism made closing a breeze!” -Anna R.

“I worked with [this team] to buy my first home and [they were] so great! [They] took so much time to help me and went through my difficulties like a champ. [They know] how to make your offer look the best, and are not afraid to reach out and find out what people want to hear to help make it the best to the seller. [They were] always willing to take my crazy newbie questions and help in all aspects of the [purchase]…” -Heather S.

Not Your Average Real Estate Broker

We got a chance to speak with team lead, Brie Fowler, about her business’ stellar online reputation and true dedication to serving their clients and community. When we asked what sets them apart from other real estate companies, Brie chalked it up to both experience and extensive knowledge. In fact, The Fowler Group has been serving Boulder for more than 55 years. Over that time, they’ve not only learned a great deal about the market, but they’ve really mastered treating clients well. They truly have no hesitation when it comes to going the extra mile for the people they serve.

Building Success Through…

When we asked Brie what her secret is to such a phenomenal online reputation, she said, “We treat our clients like family. We go the extra mile. We do everything all other agents do, but we overwhelm our clients with service that is unmatched by any other agent on the market!”

It is abundantly clear that The Fowler Group has mastered the service they provide to their clients. We figured that other businesses would be interested in finding out what they can do to reach the same level. When we asked Bri what advice she had for those looking to improve their online reputation and better their business, she said, “Don’t always focus on yourself. Help build up other local businesses, and your town. Help other businesses be successful and you will be successful.”


Congratulations to the team at The Fowler Group on being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner!

Colorado’s Top Rated Local® Real Estate Broker Award Winner: ReCom Real Estate

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that ReCom Real Estate is a 2018 award winner!

We are ecstatic to announce that, due to their phenomenal 98.00 Rating Score™, ReCom Real Estate is a 2018 Top Rated Local® award winner. They earned this award by gaining tons of positive online reviews, including these three:

“This is the best real estate company in town. They are great with people and they treat you like family. The experience at ReCom Real Estate was amazing and the process of finding a house — they made it painless. Thank you for your help Felipe…” -Leugim B.

“Had the best experience with Felipe. He has proven himself to be patient and flexible with my (slightly) changing needs. His patience level far exceeds mine and he knows his stuff. Nobody does this alone and he has pulled together a great team to manage all of the details.” -Diana F.

“Recom Real Estate gave me the best value on my home sale. They were knowledgeable and customer service specialists. Denver, Colorado’s best real estate group in my opinion! Thank you, ReCom, for helping me with my home sale!” -Thomas H.

Not Your Average Real Estate Broker

Our team spoke with Felipe Gerardino, owner of ReCom Real Estate, about his business’ terrific online reputation and unparalleled dedication to their clients. During our conversation, we learned about Felipe’s optimism in regard to the work his business does. “We believe that dreams do come true”, he said. It became clear to us that the most important thing to Felipe and his team is a strong, long-term relationship with their clients. They don’t just want to seal the deal and walk away. When you become a ReCom client, you become family.

Just reading through the many extraordinary reviews the ReCom team has received, you can see what a major difference they’ve made in people’s lives. From first time homeowners to those who are downsizing, ReCom helps a wide range of clients achieve their dreams of homeownership.

Building Success Through Market Knowledge and Client Care

For Felipe and his team, clients always come first. They believe in synergy, meaning that everyone involved is striving for the same goal. Transparency is key, and ReCom Real Estate certainly does not take that for granted. In order for this team to feel and be successful, they need to be making a positive impact on the lives around them, says Felipe.

When it comes to marketing, ReCom Real Estate focuses on community outreach. It is important to them to Share their experience and knowledge with their clients, as well as the greater community. We wanted to know what advice Felipe would give to other business owners about improving their online reputation and growing their business. When we asked, he gave us these three helpful tips:
1. Patience is key, be patient.
2. Understand the needs of your client and your community.
3. Don’t think about how much money you’re making, think about how you’re changing your community.


Congratulations to the team at ReCom Real Estate on being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner!

Arizona’s Top Rated Local® Real Estate Broker Award Winner: Paul Cunningham, ERA

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Paul Cunningham, ERA is a 2018 award winner!

Paul Cunningham has been providing Yuma with exemplary real estate brokerage for years, and that has certainly shown in his online reputation. He has served countless happy clients, many of which have left him rave online reviews, earning him his impressive 95.86 Rating Score™ and this award. These are a couple of our favorites:

“Paul is an awesome [real estate broker]. We used him when we bought our house and again when it came time to sell. We also asked him several questions along the way regarding home improvements, upgrades, home value, property value, refinancing, etc. He is very knowledgeable in his field. Paul gave us very personal attention. If he didn’t complete a task for us, he made sure one of his assistants did. His assistants were also very professional… I would highly recommend him as your [real estate broker]. You will not be disappointed”

“We had a terrific experience with Paul Cunningham and his team. After trying to sell our house in Yuma two other times with no luck, we interviewed and hired Paul. He is extremely responsive. His knowledge of the Yuma market is unparalleled. He knew [how] to price our home. After every showing, we received feedback, which was very valuable. Paul got our house sold quickly. We highly recommend him!”

Not Your Average Real Estate Broker

Focusing on excellent customer service and proper planning, Paul Cunningham and his team truly put their clients’ needs first. In Paul’s words, “we have a very clearly defined listing plan for how we market our properties. It’s important to know how to expose a property properly. When we go into a listing we aren’t guessing on how to sell it. We have a point-by-point strategy that we relay to our customers.” The team’s dedication shows through their incredibly positive online reputation, as well as their consistent flow of repeat customers.

Building Success Through Communication and Care

We wanted to know exactly how Paul Cunningham’s team does to build and maintain such a great online reputation. When asked for his strategy, Paul said “We simply ask our clients for reviews. We’ve been selling real estate for 18 years, and we really focus on great communication and providing a high level of service to our customers. We don’t get everything perfect, but we try our best to do so.”

It is abundantly clear how much this team cares for their clients. They strive for excellent communication and focus on repeat customers and referrals in order to bring in new ones. As for advice to other businesses looking to improve their online ratings, Paul had the following to offer:

“Don’t be afraid to go after the business, and when you get it, show up, pay attention, tell the truth, and don’t be attached to the outcome.”


Congratulations to the team at Paul Cunningham, ERA for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner!

Colorado’s Top Rated Local® Real Estate Broker Award Winner: Denver REALTOR® Christopher Gibson

We are delighted to announce that Denver REALTOR® Christopher Gibson is a 2018 Top Rated Local® award winner due to his phenomenal Rating Score™ and tons of happy reviews from enthusiastic clients. Here are two of our favorites:

“Chris worked diligently to find us our first home. We were anxious and overwhelmed with the uncertainty of the process, but Chris’ responsiveness and kindness were exactly what we needed. Chris was always honest and would go out of his way to answer all of our questions. He was incredibly prompt, often visiting houses during the day and taking videos for us to view, even writing offers for us while on a family vacation. Chris is dedicated and his passion for placing his clients in the perfect home is evident. I can’t imagine navigating this process without him.” -Hannah O.

“Chris has been the best agent I could’ve had in Colorado. Our house was a little more complex to sell than most since it was very old, unique and on a very busy road, but he did it! He handled the process as if it was his own house and provided top quality service all the time! He even helped me to find contractors, estimates, everything! I’m super happy with him and would use him again anytime! Thank you, Chris!” -Gabriela C.

Christopher Gibson sat down with us to discuss his tremendous online reputation. Here’s what he had to say:

What is your secret to such a strong online reputation?

Client satisfaction is key. That way you can ask for reviews and be confident they’ll be positive. Being very available to work and consult around your clients’ schedule and providing low-pressure focus make a huge difference. I also have a system in place that automatically asks for reviews.

What makes you different? In other words, if you had one minute to sell somebody on why they should choose you, what would you say?

Having the experience and foresight to see potential problems and risks, then making suggestions to avoid them really sets me apart from my clients’ other options. I offer a flat fee real estate model that saves my clients thousands of dollars, and I market for both buyers and listings heavily. My goal is to maximize my clients’ time and outcome.

Why do you do what you do?

Every day I am doing something different, which keeps things fresh and fun.

Outside of building a strong online reputation, what else do you do to market and grow your business?

I do a lot of relative content building, utilizing social media channels and email marketing.

What advice do you have for other businesses trying to build a strong online reputation and grow their business?

Construct your business one brick at a time. Focus on one element and master that, then move on to the next thing. There is no real easy button. It takes time.


We’d like to sincerely thank Christopher for speaking with us. Congratulations on your 2018 Top Rated Local® award!

If you’re looking to buy or sell a home in Denver, we highly recommend you choose Christopher Gibson as your REALTOR®. You can find out more about him on his website.