How to Successfully Evaluate Reviews
Welcome back to the Liv Northgate Blog! In our most recent blog post, we shared some tips for writing reviews. This week, we are sharing tips about how to successfully evaluate the reviews you may read. These tips can apply to all types of reviews, even though the focus is on apartment reviews.
Trusting someone else’s opinions can be hard, especially if the perspective is skewed or biased. Look for reviews that fairly address the aspects of apartment living that are most important to you.
Look for common themes among multiple reviews. If several people are saying the same thing, it’s more likely to be legitimate.
Read the overall tone of the reviews — are they mostly positive or negative.
Take the extreme reviews (both good and bad) with a grain of salt. In fact, toss them out of consideration.
Look for reviews that give clear, concise, detailed information, and note if there is a response and what the response is. Reviews that are vague are not helpful.
Keep in mind that not everyone will have the same set of expectations or experiences. Focus on the aspects of the apartment community that are the most important to you.
Spot fake reviews by looking out for language that sounds like it came from a brochure, vague language, and reviews that play on your emotions rather than presenting the facts. Even if a review isn’t fake, if it is too vague and unclear about the situation of a problem and how it was resolved or not, it’s probably not very reliable or helpful to you in determining what an apartment community is really like.
What other thoughts do you have about apartment reviews? Share any wisdom and tips from your own experience with the rest of us by leaving a comment. Submit a review of our Gilbert, AZ apartment community today so we can meet your needs. Thanks for reading. We look forward to hearing from you!