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AgentLine allows consumers to rate real estate agents

New site is among a growing list

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A new Web site, which has launched in beta form, allows home buyers and sellers to issue ratings on the performance of their real estate agents. assigns a rating – from zero stars to five stars – based on consumer responses to five questions. Each question has seven possible responses, from "extremely dissatisfied" to "extremely satisfied." The site asks consumers, "How satisfied were you with ... agent performance in the following areas: The marketing and preparation of selling your home? Negotiating the price of your home? Handling and communication of all details from beginning to end? Providing you the knowledge needed to make a decision? Honesty, integrity and trustworthiness?" Consumers can search for real estate agents at the site by agent name, company name, city, state or ZIP code. "Our mission is to give real estate agents the recognition they deserve by giving their clients a voice and a platform in which consumers can read reviews from others' ex...