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The ActiveRain Point System

The ActiveRain Point System

ActiveRain awards members points based on participation and their individual involvement within the network and community.  While there is a much more complicated and technical explanation of how the point system works, this post is to provide you with a general overview of how points are earned and distributed to all ActiveRain members.

ActiveRain points are earned based on a member's individual activities and efforts. Points are accumulated over the course of the calendar week which starts Monday morning at 12:00am Pacific Time, and ends Sunday night at 11:59pm Pacific Time.

The following are some ways you can earn points and move up the "Featured Member" ladder in your local area:

  • 200 points for each blog post
    (Max 10 per week) (50 word minimum required)

  • 25 additional points when post is added to channels with a topic

  • 400 points for Featured Post on ActiveRain.com
    (Excludes posts featured in ActiveRain groups)

  • 25 points for each comment
    (Max 10 Per Day) (Comments on your own posts excluded)

  • 25 points for each reBlogged post
    (Max 10 per week - these do not include your own posts)

  • ActiveRain profile points
    (Building your ActiveRain profile will build points)

  • Received comments on blog posts
    (No blog post to exceed 475 pts.)

  • 100 points awarded for logging in to ActiveRain each day
    (This applies 7 days a week)

  • 250 points when someone accepts your ActiveRain invitation
    (Must sign up under Member's Invite Code)

  • 10% of total points earned by new members invited by you
    (Example: invited member earns 1000 pts. - you earn 100 pts.)

  • ActiveRain and member approved contests - points will vary
    (These show up as "Bonus Points" in your Point Summary)

  • Staff awarded bonus points - these are issued by the ActiveRain staff
    (Member Humanitarian, Paying It Forward,
    Helping Others, etc.)

Weekly Point Scenario: The potential of points available per week, per member would be as follows: 1750 for max comments, 2000 for max blog posts, 700 for logging in daily, 250 for adding to Channels/Topics, and 250 for max reBlogged posts.  The weekly potential of points would be 4950 (this does not include Featured Posts, comments received, invitation and percentage points, contests, and staff-awarded bonus points.)

Point Disclaimer: The Points System created by the ActiveRain Network was developed and implemented to motivate, inspire, and reward members for their participation and involvement within the community. These points are subject to change at the discretion of the ActiveRain Mgmt. Team, with or without cause, warning, or notice.

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Comment balloon 211 commentsActiveRain Real Estate Network • November 02 2009 07:35PM

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Thank you for putting this list together! I'm going to repost to share with my local agents.

Posted by Anthony Ebright - NMLSR ID #247647 Purchase and Refinance Mortgages (FHA, VA, Conforming, Jumbo - Wells Fargo Home Mortgage) almost 9 years ago

Brad,  This post is informative.  The idea of points is a good one, even if you can't fly anywhere with them. 

Posted by R. Greg Osmond, MBA, Red Maple Realty (Sutton Group-Capital Realty Ltd.) almost 9 years ago

Brad - There's a point system?!?  If only I had known...

Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) almost 9 years ago

Brad,

Probably one of the most debated features on AR.  Usually the people wanting to climb the latter wanting more and the people at the top saying they don't matter (although I have yet to find someone at the top willing to give up their spot). 

I like the point system, it adds a little fun and competition to they system, even though they ultimately have little sway with consumers.

Posted by Brian Brumpton, Boise Idaho Real Estate (Keller Williams Boise) almost 9 years ago

Brad thanks for the info. 

Posted by Tammie White, Broker, Franklin TN Homes for Sale (Franklin Homes Realty LLC) almost 9 years ago

Brad ~~ even though several folks say they don't care about the points, I really don't believe it.  They serve a lot of purposed and I think the overwhelming majority of people like the poins.  I think the comments would cease without the points.

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) almost 9 years ago

And points for style ....Priceless. Brad... thanks for keeping us informed. Sometimes lost sheep need a Shepard... From the newly active ....Cheers

Posted by Claude Cross, Charlotte NC Homes For Sale (Homes By Cross, Inc. ) almost 9 years ago

Brad - thanks for enlightening us re the whole point thingy.

 

Any chance AR members will ever win points for starting flame wars?  I kid, I KID!!  :)

Posted by Coleen DeGroff, Haile Plantation Real Estate - Gainesville FL (eXp Realty) almost 9 years ago

Ah-Ha! So that's how this works, Brad?  Wish you told me that before.

Posted by Brian Block, Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate (RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President) almost 9 years ago

I always said points don't pay the bills. But it doesn't matter. I have some fun competitions with fellow rainers, and regardless, I'm always looking for ways to get more more more!!!

Posted by Stephen Kappre, Helping You Home (KW Hometown) almost 9 years ago

Hi Brad, while I did know how most of how points are awarded, there were a couple of things in there that I didn't know. So, thanks for the post.

But, what's really surprising is that a "body" could collect 5,000 pts per week! WOW! If I were here "just for the points," that'd be an extremely motivating factor. Except, I've learned so much from being here, and gained so much confidence in myself from AR members, that there aren't enough points to compensate for that! Thank you!

Posted by Marianne Snygg, ABR, ASP, GRI, SFR (ERA Herman Group Real Estate) almost 9 years ago

Thanks, Brad.  This question is asked all the time.... now we know. :)
One of these days we can use our points to travel to Seattle, yes? LOL

Posted by Sylvie Conde, Broker, Toronto Real Estate (Sutton Group-Associates Realty Inc., Brokerage) almost 9 years ago

The point system is brilliant.  I'll have to try to find ways to get a few points, now...

Posted by Lane Bailey, Realtor & Car Guy (Century 21 Results Realty) almost 9 years ago

Well, this will be a topic everyone will want to read about. (((wink, wink)))

Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) almost 9 years ago

Well, this will be a topic everyone will want to read about. (((wink, wink)))

Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) almost 9 years ago

Brad... thanks for the over view of the points system. This is great information for the new members and some older ones alike.

Posted by Roland Woodworth, Q Realty - Power In Real Estate (Q Realty) almost 9 years ago

Thanks for the low down on the accumulation of points. Now if you could only provide a list of what we could redeem them for that would be great for holiday gifting.

Posted by James K Barath, CMPS, FICO Pro, Certified Military Housing Specialist (LeaderOne Financial Corp.) almost 9 years ago

There's a point system?

Posted by Alan May, Helping you find your way home. (Coldwell Banker Residential) almost 9 years ago

Very helpful reminder for everyone, Brad.  It really is amazing to contemplate the potential points for a single week of activity on Activerain.

Posted by Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation (Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.) almost 9 years ago

Brad, That's pretty clear and helps. I appreciate you posting that.

Posted by Kathryn Gorham, Emerald Isle NC Crystal Coast (Green Key Realty) almost 9 years ago

Brad, Thanks for the explanation about points. You broke it down and explained it very well.

Posted by Sybil Campbell, REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia (Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia) almost 9 years ago

Brad  -  Points?

"I don't need no stinkin points"

Seriously, I have too much fun in here and learn too much to have time for points.... ha ha....

Posted by Robert Hammerstein, Bergen County NJ Real Estate (Keller Williams Valley Realty) almost 9 years ago

Great post! I didn't know there was a max for blogs per week. I think that is good so the points junkies don't go crazy!

Posted by Erin Newington, Elk Grove Realtor ((916) 585-3858 ) almost 9 years ago

Brad, thanks for putting this together. I had figured out most of it and Russel had written on points also awhile back, but this is great!

Posted by Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL (Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308) almost 9 years ago

Brad- Ah, one of my favorite subjects. I am sure not shy to say that I love the point system. Do you know how the point system came to be? I do:) Wink;) wink;) It is sheer genius! Katerina

Posted by Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services (Get It Done For Me Virtual Services ) almost 9 years ago

Brad- thanks for the 25 points for this comment:)

Posted by JB Brookman, High School Senior Portrait Photographer (JB Brookman Photography) almost 9 years ago

Thanks, Brad.  Quick question.  Where does one find out the result of a competition, eg the Before Active Rain and Now?  Didn't see any more about it.

Posted by Jane Peters, Connecting you to the L.A. real estate market (Home Jane Realty) almost 9 years ago

I knew there was a change in the amount of points a blog could receive, but the lovely AR person I spoke with would/could not confirm this.  Good info to know!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) almost 9 years ago

Brad - Thanks for the most concise point summary post ever!  Now I can answer those questions with confidence!

Posted by Bill Risser, Fidelity National Title - Tampa District (Fidelity National Title) almost 9 years ago

oblio

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) almost 9 years ago

Thank you for the information. Very helpful.

Posted by Robert Savage, Bakersfield Short Sales, Property Management, Cash (Bakersfield Property Solutions) almost 9 years ago

Love me some points!

Posted by David O'Doherty, Clayton NC Homes, Raleigh, NC (Raleigh Realty Inc) almost 9 years ago

If you blog... the points will come.

but that's not the 'point'

Posted by Tom Burris, Texas/Louisiana Mortgage Pro - 13 YRS Experience (NMLS# 335055) almost 9 years ago

Brad - I don't care about points I just want to be #1 - LOL. Ok, I do, I do! :) It was a brilliant move to come up with the point system! (for us competitive types) ~Rita

Posted by Brian Burke, Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate (Kenna Real Estate) almost 9 years ago

Oh Oh I love your new tweets button, I want one!!

Posted by Heather Adkinson, Real Estate Agent - Moses Lake (Windermere K-2 Realty LLC www.propertiesinmoseslake.com) almost 9 years ago

Hi Brad... I think that the points should redeemable for prizes and stuffed animals... kind of like skeeball tickets at the arcade! 

Posted by Steve Shatsky almost 9 years ago

I gotta admit I do like the points.  No rational reason....just the human psychological drive to reach goals I guess.  Give me 25 for that please!

Posted by Don Anthony, Charlotte & Triangle NC Discount Realtor (Don Anthony Realty ~ www.DonAnthonyRealty.com) almost 9 years ago

OK, now bookmarked... I had figured it out (except for the 25 for adding a channel topic, since I always do that anyway), and this is a nice, concise summary. Thank you!

Posted by Shoshana Shay (St. Pete Realty) almost 9 years ago

I think it was good to put this together.  I know there are a lot of questions about how to get points.

Posted by Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M (Donovan Blatt Realty) almost 9 years ago

A MUST READ for all new members!

-Keith

Posted by Keith Elliott Jr, Principal Broker/Owner (KEIRE Realty Group) almost 9 years ago

I love Brian B's & Steve S. comment the best!!!

Posted by Greg Nino, Houston, Texas (RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP) almost 9 years ago

Hi Brad....Thanks for the explanation. It always good to review the Points system for us all, so we all know where the goal posts are.

Cheers, Thanks again Brad, have a great week!

Posted by Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant (RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate) almost 9 years ago

A great post that I'm sure everyone has questions about.  Learned some new ones too!

Posted by Cindy Bryant, "Houston Home Staging Pros" (Redesign Etc. Home Staging) almost 9 years ago

I had to re-blog this just so I could always find it.  Great Post

Posted by Angela Niece (REMAX Results) almost 9 years ago

Well that sets the point record straight!  I think it's all about competition, because really, there is just no other logical reason we crave those silly points!

Posted by Janna Scharf, Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Expert (Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene) almost 9 years ago

Geez. I've been here for... (seems like forever =P)  and I didn't know all of this. Thanks for giving us the details!

Posted by Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate (Florida Property Experts) almost 9 years ago

Actually I didn't know all of those either!  I think some have been recently revised? :-) Thanks for sharing that!

Posted by Liz Moras Migic, Chilliwack, British Columbia - Realtor almost 9 years ago

Thanks for providing a comprehensive list of how points are awarded.  I always know that I can come here when I need to know something about Active Rain.

Posted by Charles Perkins (Charles G. Perkins, CPA) almost 9 years ago

Brad: An excellent re-cap of all the different way Active Rainers can get points.  Thanks so much for sharing the info.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 9 years ago

Brad:  JB's comment above in # 27 thanking you for the points for his comment... is only nine words long... so no points... LOL !

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 9 years ago

Brad - This post helps members to maximize their opportunities to earn points.

Posted by FN LN almost 9 years ago

Thank you Brad for the information. It gives me and others a better understanding. I love it here. Looking forward to more learning.

Posted by Tonia DeBeaux, Managing Broker, ABR,AHWD,CNE,CDPE,CRS,SFR,SRES (John L. Scott Lacey) almost 9 years ago

So timely for me. You always come through. I'm teaching a new class in the Danville Keller Williams market center. The twist it that rather than simply focusing on blogs, this is Active Rain, Practical Tips and How-To's.

Posted by Vickie Nagy almost 9 years ago

Thanks Brad -- that spells it out in very concise terms how the point system works -- and all is good.

Sue of Robin and Sue

Posted by Robin Dampier REALTOR®, Hendersonville & Western NC Real Estate Source (Coldwell Banker King) almost 9 years ago

So Brad, That means it's going to take me years to catch up to your points!

Posted by Richard Daskam, Your Real Estate Consultant (Keller Williams Coastal Properties) almost 9 years ago

This reminds me of when I was a kid playing at the family fun center, the more I played the more tickets I got to exchange for toys.

Yippee, I love my points!!!

-Nelson

Posted by Nelson Carrillo, South San Diego, CA Homes For Sale (McMillin Realty - Phone: (619) 940-6560) almost 9 years ago

Hi, Brad. Can you explain what constitutes a "featured post?" How and when is that decided? I like the way you do that, having a separate list of features everyday, but it's still a mystery to me. 

Posted by Leslie Helm, Real Estate For Trail Riders (Tennessee Recreational Properties) almost 9 years ago

Hi Brad, Points taken.

Posted by Andrew Jones, LA Beach Cities Homes 310-399-3740 (Horizon Pacific Realty ) almost 9 years ago

10 points. Its that easy. 

Posted by Chris Sonaggera, Keller Williams Elite, www.BuyInOKC.com almost 9 years ago

POINTS???

You mean we actually get POINTS for playing in the rain????

GEEZ!  What next?  Next thing you'll be saying is that Google crawls and indexes our posts.  Mmmmm. 

Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) almost 9 years ago

well. since you put it that wat, that seems pretty easy to understand.

Posted by Jay Beckingham, "I love first time homebuyers" (Fairway Independent Mortgage Company) almost 9 years ago

Brad, what is: Received Comments on Blog Posts (No Blog Post to exceed 450 pts.)?

I've received comments on blog posts, but have not noticed any points added to my point count.  Can you explain how this one works?

Thanks for the great information - it is a motivator!

Posted by R.E. Renée Hoover, Salesperson, Poconos, Pike, Wayne, Monroe Counties, PA; PA/NYS (Century 21 Geba Realty, Milford, PA; Licensed in PA & NYS) almost 9 years ago

Brad,

Whoever thought up the point system on Active Rain is an evil genius. Tapping into the Realtor competitive spirit was brilliant.

Rich

Posted by Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 9 years ago

I have never seen the points system laid out so well. Thanks for this post, oh and the points! lol

Posted by Dick and Dixie Sells, Realtors, Tampa Bay Florida Homes For Sale (Sells Real Estate, LLC) almost 9 years ago

That's a good reminder it is possible to acquire 20,000+ points a month--along with new knowledge, new friends and new business.  Those points are the frosting on the Active Rain cake.

Posted by Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A. (Charlemagne International Properties) almost 9 years ago

I've seen the points rules as well but this is a nice reminder of how easy it is to earn them.  My goal is to be top 5 in the county by the end of the year.

Posted by Bill Wallace, William Wallace (Bridge Realty) almost 9 years ago

Adding another 25 points to my tally!

Posted by Judy Chapman (Referral Network of Illinois LLC) almost 9 years ago

Thanks Brad, always good to get a recap of the system.  I thought I knew them, but there's a few changes I hadn't heard about.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) almost 9 years ago

I'll bookmark this so I can show it to future ARers, thanks for making it fun AR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist (KW Elite ) almost 9 years ago

Brad,

Thanks for the information......This will help out alot!

Posted by Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro (Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954) almost 9 years ago

Thanks Brad, Now I feel like I can predict the weather.  Today is looking sunny...with a 100% chance of rain!

Verlyn

Posted by Verlyn Steward, Real Estate Answer Man (Vision Realty Partners LLC) almost 9 years ago

Brad:  Are we being point penalized when we edit an old post? 

Posted by Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA (Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001) almost 9 years ago

Brad:

I have searched in the past for something that completely lays out the point system in detail and have not found it to this degree.  Thanks for putting this together.

 

Posted by Claudette Millette, Buyer, Broker - Metrowest Mass (The Buyers' Counsel) almost 9 years ago

Tyhank you for this post. I think some of the most often asked questions revolve around points. I am clear on them but I answer questions ag=bout them. Hope all read this post

Posted by Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros (AllMountainRealty.com) almost 9 years ago

Geez Brad, thanks for the letting the secret out.  Now everyone will be going for points!  LOL.

Posted by Bob Haywood, BobHaywood.com (McGraw Realtors) almost 9 years ago

I am still laughing at jason Crouch's comment! Thanks again Brad for all you do for the Active Rain community!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate) almost 9 years ago

I wondered too why the points on a blog stay the same whether you have 20 comments or 40 but it is still only 325. Is it because of the 10 word minimum? And I got an email saying a blog was a featured post but I didn't get any points for that.  Just curious.

Posted by Peggy Chirico, REALTOR® 860-748-8900, Hartford & Tolland County Real Estate (Prudential CT Realty) almost 9 years ago

Are you serious? I get points for having this much fun????  I almost NEVER read posts regarding points because it is usually members belly-aching - glad to see this concise and happy, happy post for once! Ya da man!

Posted by Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate (RED Properties) almost 9 years ago

Thanks for the clarification Brad!!  A/R has been a tremendous asset to my business so far!!  All the best!!

Posted by Stephen Arnold, CRS, GRI, SFR (HomeSmart Elite Group) almost 9 years ago

Thanks Brad, the 400 points to be featured is interesting.  Which brings to mind, how do you get featured, it doesn't seem to be the quality of the feature, but often is the same group of people.

Posted by Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers, Our Family Wants To Help Your Family! (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage) almost 9 years ago

Thanks for this summary of the point s ystem.

Patricia/Seacoast NH

Posted by Patricia Aulson, Realtor - Portsmouth NH Homes-Hampton NH Homes (BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOME SERVICES Verani Realty NH Real Estate ) almost 9 years ago

Brad - Thank you so much for taking the time to break down the point system, there were a few things I didn't know.

Posted by Michelle Gibson, REALTOR (Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. ) almost 9 years ago

Thanks, Brad. Now, if I could only get a featured post! Lol. Have a great day!

Posted by Paul McFadden, Pest Control, Seattle, WA. (Paratex) almost 9 years ago

Brad - I'm sure this will bring up another round of discussion amongst the members who are trying to get in and on top of the play zone.

Posted by Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale (Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.) almost 9 years ago

What's the "point" of this post?!!!!

All kidding aside, this post solves the mystery for anyone who just didn't know how points are awarded.

Good job Brad!

Posted by Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor (Helping people in transition) almost 9 years ago

thanks so much....I have 2 questions...but i sent them to support

Posted by Dana Devine (Charles Rutenberg Realty) almost 9 years ago

Thanks for the update Brad.  It's good to know how many points are available each week.  Looks like I need to set my goal a bit higher!

Posted by Will Goodson (Sheffield Properties/Private Label Realty) almost 9 years ago

Well now that I know how this all works,  I'm going to use my buttons correctly, so I get the points for those who signed up at my classes.

Posted by Carol Pease, CRS, Broker-Associate 512-721-6320 (JP & Associates Realtors) almost 9 years ago

Thanks for the pt break down.  Now I know what to shoot for every week!

Posted by James "Jim" Vitale (Mighty Realty) almost 9 years ago

The point gap in the ActiveRain community is getting too large and is causing unrest between the haves and the have nots.

I think we need a Progressive Point Tax to even the playing field.  If everyone had the same amount of points we'd all be happier.  We could all get out of this rat race for points and actually go out and be good, productive real estate people.

Posted by Tim Maitski, Truth, Excellence and a Good Deal (Atlanta Communities Real Estate Brokerage) almost 9 years ago

Blog-N-Roll Brad...

Are you Guys absolutely sure I can't trade mine in for ammo. I'm running low on gold bullets :)

P.S. You so had to see that one coming :)

TLW...ROAR!

Posted by "The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW. (President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc.) almost 9 years ago

I'm a newbie, so I appreciate the post Brad!  I'll collect my 25 points for this comment, too!

Posted by Tammy Fertig (RE eBrokers) almost 9 years ago

Hi Brad:  This is a great list for all of us who wanted to know ... but were afraid to ask.  Points are great and at the end of the day ... even without points ... the real points come with Google Juice, leads from blog posts, referrals from the AR community. It does feel good to be featured ... even without the points (LOL) Thanks again Brad. This is good information.

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) almost 9 years ago

My favorite part is yeah, we can change it anytime we want with or without cause.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) almost 9 years ago

Thanks for the breakdown and all the great tips---this could actually be FUN!

Posted by Christa LaFarlette (la-far-let) (Your Choice Real Estate) almost 9 years ago

The points make it interesting that's for sure. Thanks for all you guys do. AR has been very beneficial to me.

Posted by Darrell Walters (W. Darrell Walters) almost 9 years ago

Thank you so much Brad for putting this together.  It really helps, especially when I didn't know we got points for reblogging and members that sign up. 

Posted by Joyce Thomas, Your Home Sold Guaranteed! (eXp Realty) almost 9 years ago

The points do motivate people like myself to log on daily regardless of how busy I think I am.  It is part of my routine and keeps me involved. 

Posted by Kyle Jan, Phoenix AZ Homes for Sale almost 9 years ago

Tim the video agent guy- you sound like the government wanting to distribute wealth.  The people at the top... they earned those points.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) almost 9 years ago

Thank you for the clarity! 

Posted by Diane Rice, SFR, SRES, CNC ( Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL) almost 9 years ago

Thank you for the clarity! 

Posted by Diane Rice, SFR, SRES, CNC ( Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL) almost 9 years ago

This is just what I needed.  Thanks for explaining it in detail.  Now I have a better handle on how it works. Bring on the points!

Posted by Marian Pierre-Louis, Metrowest Boston (Fieldstone Historic Research) almost 9 years ago

Oh...

And I bookmarked it. This is another topic I'm tired of explaining. And in answer to your wise ass bum remark about your tags, if you remove them, I'll sic my cult on you :)

TLW...ROAR!

Posted by "The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW. (President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc.) almost 9 years ago

Brad, I hope you read this far down.Iwold love a post just devoted to reblogging. I understand the benefits of good content for my own readers, but I would love to see what you would say about other benefits for this.

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) almost 9 years ago

Brad - Thanks for the Chart of AR Points.  I knew some of them but now I have the complete list. 

Posted by Susan Brown (Keller Williams NE, Kingwood Texas (Humble & Atascocita too)) almost 9 years ago

Brad, thank you for clarifying the point system.  Participation and activity really do matter.  New members will definitely benefit from this blog.  Would you consider writing another blog about what readers value and appreciate most in ActiveRain blogs? 

Posted by Roseann Annis (Prudential Homesale Services Group) almost 9 years ago

I am with some others...what are the points for?  I have received so many benefits from being a part of this community that the points no longer matter!  :-)  Thanks. Brad!

Posted by Sarah Eubanks, Preferred Oregon Loan Consultant & Notary Public (Hill Valley Financial Services) almost 9 years ago

Hey, Brad. Another great post. I hope that your week is going well. All my best, Jim

Posted by Jim & Maria Hart, Charleston, SC Real Estate (Brand Name Real Estate) almost 9 years ago

I learned something new AGAIN today from you! Thanks!

Posted by Stephanie Reynolds, East County San Diego Homes 619-838-4408 (Integrity First Financial Group, Inc. ) almost 9 years ago

Brad - excellent description of the point system. Thanks for clarifying the point system.

Posted by Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate - Arbor Real Estate (Arbor Real Estate) almost 9 years ago

Great post and very informative for us new ARers!  Thanks!!!

Posted by Chad Elliot, ElkRiverHomes.com (Keller Williams Integrity Northwest - The Hennepin Group) almost 9 years ago

Brad,

I still like those points. Someone was very creative when they came up with that!

Posted by Mike Frazier, Northwest Tennessee Realtor (Carousel Realty of Dyer County) almost 9 years ago

Thanks for the post. I feel like somebody just pulled back the curtain on the Wizard of Oz. I see said the blind man.

Posted by France and Mark Clausen (Realty Austin) almost 9 years ago

I was actually searching for this last week. Thanks Brad!

Posted by Kevin Lanham, Chicagoland FHA Expert (Pacor Mortgage Corp) almost 9 years ago

Brad--With new members joining every day, it is nice to have all this information posted again. But it has never been about the point for me. :)

Posted by Teri Eckholm, REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro (Boardman Realty) almost 9 years ago

Wow, you guys knew all along that Realtors have a competitve nature...

Posted by Kathy Stankard, Years of Experience, Years of Results (Coldwell Banker, Franklin,MA/508-369-5131) almost 9 years ago

Thanks for the update on the points system.  I especially love the 100 log-in points per day :).

Posted by Maui Real Estate - Lisa B. Miller R(S) (Keller Williams Realty Maui) almost 9 years ago

SO . . . if I go back and put the 200+ blogs written to date in a Channel . . . I can get 25 pts./per.  Hmmm . . . might be worth the effort.  I like your "Keller Williams" model on the 10% of the overall of invites . . . classic!! ;-)

Posted by Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED (RETIRED / State License is Inactive) almost 9 years ago

Brad ~ Thanks for the helpful info, as always. 

commenting on your post = 25 points

reblogging this post         = 25 points

Pretty good deal!

Posted by Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging, "Staging that Sells Portland Homes" (Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR) almost 9 years ago

Thanks for breaking it down. Since we have new people joining all the time, it is nice to have different aspects of Active Rain pointed out once in a while so everyone can stay on top of things.

Shari

Posted by Shari Song (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services) almost 9 years ago

Brad: You make some excellent, um, points!

Posted by Aaron Vaughn | Builder | Investor, If the deal makes sense, the cash will follow. (Conifer Homes) almost 9 years ago

Wow, Brad, friendly competition... with points and everything... think people like me who have to compete will really have a place to focus now!

Posted by Linda K. Mayer, Realtor, SRES, SoCAL, A REALTOR YOU CAN TRUST (License # 01767321) almost 9 years ago

I figured out these numbers a while back... I am GLAD you have a limit on the maximum a post can recieve in points.....

No-one would be able to catch people way up in the standings......

Thanks for this, Brad.....

=-)

Posted by Alexander Harb, Dallas, Texas Real Estate Investing (Knights Investing) almost 9 years ago
Thanks for this summary.
Posted by Megan Izdebska & Hanna Manoufar Chandler, Scottsdale Real Estate Agent, Double Commitment. Double Results. (United Brokers Group) almost 9 years ago

Wooohooo!  Now we get points just for signing in!   Just in case you needed more motivation to check in with your friends at AR on a daily basis!  Sweet!

Posted by Marie Ogle, Contract Mortgage Processor (Mortgage Processing Solutions) almost 9 years ago

So Brad I think since I've contributed quite a bit over the last 4 yrs...I think if I'm correct you owe me an additional ...50,000 points. And also don't we get more points if we are soooooo good looking? I think then you'll need to reward me with more! Oh and by the way...can't you write something interesting instead of always about the points? You should be writing how wonderful you're wife is for making you lunch last week!...lol

Posted by Neal Bloom, Realtor CRS-Weston FL Real Estate (eXp Realty) almost 9 years ago

So I get points for writing this?

Posted by Kent Neumann, Mortgage Banker (Waterstone Mortgage- An Integrity based mortgage bank) almost 9 years ago

i WONDERED WHAT THE WEEKLY SCHEDUL CUT OFF TIME WAS i KNEW IT HAD MOVED SO THIS IS HELPFUL  - THANKS:)  sorry about the cap locks there:)  I was EXCITED I guess:)

Posted by Courtney Cooper, 206-850-8841 (Team Leader/ Investor for Brand New Keller Williams North Seattle Office) almost 9 years ago

Well, I'd better comment on this one to get an extra 25 points!  Thanks!

Posted by Bob Willis, Orange County & L.A. County Real Estate Agent (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties) almost 9 years ago

Crap...

I just realized that I don't actually get points for posting the music that runs through my head :)

TLW...ROAR!

Posted by "The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW. (President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc.) almost 9 years ago

And now the all new ActiveRain Credit Card...get points worth so much each and redeemable at a service center near you. Now wouldn't  that be neat like Discovery cash, etc. Redeemable points like we get from the cards we carry now. Thanks Brad for the point run down.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) almost 9 years ago

Thanks for the refresher.  I just need to worry about writing good quality blogs and I will be fine.

Posted by Damon Gettier, Broker/Owner ABRM, GRI, CDPE (Damon Gettier & Associates, REALTORS- Roanoke Va Short Sale Expert) almost 9 years ago

Like the fan box Brad:)

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 9 years ago

Thanks for clarifying.  I had no idea how many points I got and why I got them. Now I get it!

Posted by Kim Gero, Associate Broker, REALTOR® (West USA Realty) almost 9 years ago

Brad-Points?  I found out about points after I'd done a few posts.  I saw that some Rainers were #1 in a certain area and I thought "Gee, how do I move up the ladder?"  Well, duh, I finally looked under the familiar faces I'd been reading and noticed numbers.  Hm-m  the light bulb finally went off.

Thanks for the points and thanks for the post!

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) almost 9 years ago

Wow great amount of details thanks for sharing this with us.

Posted by Roch St-Georges (HomeLife Capital Realty Inc., Brokerage) almost 9 years ago

OK Brad, I read this carefully twice, and I am still looking for the conversion of points to a free toaster part LOL. Great review.

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) almost 9 years ago

Brad - The points for logging in each day are fairly new aren't they?  I didn't see any points for this until August this year.  I think it is a good idea as it rewards people for the habit of logging onto AR each day.  Once you are on AR, it's hard to slip away without reading one or two posts, and then...well, you know.  Smart move!

Posted by Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT (William Raveis Real Estate) almost 9 years ago

Now I know. I was going to send an email to find out. Thanks for making it easier for me.

Posted by Shirin Sarikhani, RESA-Pro (Seattle Staged To Sell www.seattlestagedtosell.com) almost 9 years ago

Oh and how we scramble for those points!!! 

Posted by Emily Lowe, Nashville TN Realtor (The Lipman Group | Sotheby's International Realty) almost 9 years ago

Geez....that's a lot of points to accumulate :)  Great breakdown for those who didn't know :)

Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Liberty Homes) almost 9 years ago

Very well stated and simple to understand.  It's the best explanation I've ever seen regarding points.

Posted by Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 9 years ago

"Welcome to Active Rain! Active Rain is a great place to share your knowledge, expertise and thoughts, as well as network and learn so much from the vast pool of talent already onboard.

Welcome Aboard and Much Success!"

Now give me my points!

Posted by Gregory Bain, For Homes on the Jersey Shore (Mezzina Real Estate & Insurance) almost 9 years ago

Hello Brad, I know you've posted this as some of the ways to earn points.  I know we once earned points for posting photos to Localism.  Is that still in play or has that changed?  Thanks!  John

Posted by Alexander- Slocum, Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate (Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington) almost 9 years ago

Only messing with ya - but, how does TLW get the music out of her head and on to the comment section?

Posted by Gregory Bain, For Homes on the Jersey Shore (Mezzina Real Estate & Insurance) almost 9 years ago

Brad - thanks for the detailed post... it's good to know, moving forward.

Posted by Freddy Delgadillo, Real Estate Broker specializing Greater Eastside (Judah Realty Group) almost 9 years ago

Good post. Thanks for clarfiying.

Posted by Marc Rasmussen, Sarasota Real Estate (DWELL Real Estate) almost 9 years ago

Watching the points add up is only part of it for me. I like watching the numbers for the rank I am in my city and state go down as I get more points. It is a visual to the real goal-exposure on the internet.

Posted by Deanne Olivas, Your Home Matters (Keller Williams Realty East Valley) almost 9 years ago

Thanks Brad, points are fun!!!

Posted by Muffy collins almost 9 years ago

Thanks for sharing the points system. I didn't know about all those opportunities

Posted by Sandy McAlpine, Search Lake Norman Homes For Sale - Lake Norman NC (RE/MAX EXECUTIVE) almost 9 years ago

Thanks for the breaking down the points structure. I was wondering how some people had so many points so fast

Posted by Patricia Regan (The Regan Team Home Loan Group) almost 9 years ago

How do you get a Featured Post spot?

Posted by Ricky Khamis, NMLS 173141 | CADOC 173141 - 480-339-1565 (Amerifirst Financial, Inc.) almost 9 years ago

Good Morning Rainers - sorry for taking so long to get back here, I was working on the next "RainCamp" coming to San Francisco and had to meet some project deadlines.  I have been watching and reading all your comments and will try to answer and address some of the questions asked here. 

Thanks for taking time to comment.

According to my calculations, this post maxed out at the 475 points, but there were 3850 points combined distributed amongst you all. 

Hardly a "Pointless Post" if you ask me?  (Big Smile)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) almost 9 years ago

Can't wait for you guys to come to Atlanta. It's good to re-read the points guide again.

Posted by Karen Luke, Henry County Real Estate (South Metro Property Management, LLC) almost 9 years ago

Brad......This helps me more than you know! I am trying to be as interactive as i can be.

How do I get the points from the staff? Thanks for the info again!

Hope you had a great day!

Rob

Posted by Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro (Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954) almost 9 years ago

Thanks Brad.  I was wondering what earned what.  Is this somewhere on the website as well? DeeDee

Posted by DeeDee Riley, Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas (Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA) almost 9 years ago

Katerina - oh do tell...
Jane - Before and Now? I didn't forget, that's just a big project. :-)
Leslie - though others have written about it already, great idea for a post.
Lenn - Hmm... wonder how we could work that out? Great idea! lol~
Renee - it's actually 475pts. and that's the max ANY post can receive now, comments and all.
Fernando - great question. If an older post has more than 475pts. and you edit, it will drop back to 475.
Peggy - I'll have to look into that one for you. Sometimes it takes a bit for the pt. hamsters to make their rounds.
Roseann - I think you'll find those posts scattered all through-out the "rain" community.  :-)
Neal - members like you could cause a Natl Point Debt.  haha~ Yes, the lunch was awesome, you're right!!
Gail - the points for logging in each day were recently added, yes.  I haven't seen any complaints yet.
John - points for Localism photos got way out of hand.  We lost quality for quantity by point envy. No point.
Gregory - the music in TLW's head doesn't stay there long. It's shared in comments all over the network. lol~
Ricky - featured posts are selected by our AR staff moderators. They are always looking for features.
Rob - points by staff are given for good deeds, kind gestures, helpful random acts of kindness etc. :-))

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) almost 9 years ago

Thanks again for explaining the point system so clearly! What happen to the linking points?

Posted by Blatt + Cutino, Broker-Associate 831/206-8070*Call today* (Keller Williams Coastal Estates) almost 9 years ago

Hi Angelica - I think it just got out of hand.  Too many folks were linking to every page of their website, in some cases hundreds, so we had to put an end to that one.  It's still good to have your Blog linked though, this was a concept we were trying to promote and inspire by giving points.  Having your websites, blogs, and social networks all connected and tied together is most certainly NOT "pointless"  :-))

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) almost 9 years ago

Thanks, Brad! I appreciate your checklist.

 

Posted by Robin Rogers, CRS, TRC, MRP - Real Estate Investment Adviser (Robin Rogers, Silverbridge Realty, San Antonio, Texas) almost 9 years ago

No longer can we quote Churchill and say, It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.

Posted by Scott Leaf Personal Real Estate Corporation, Scott Leaf & Associates Real Estate Team (Keller Williams Elite Realty, Port Coquitlam, BC) almost 9 years ago

Boy Scott...

My husband told me that he made that saying up. Liar Liar Pants on fire...Followed by a bebe being shot at his bum. I'm just waiting for him to bend over :)

Not to worry. He's got plenty of padding back there :)

Hi Blog-N-Roll...

This time I have a few hours to kill. Eat your heart out dude. Yeah. I keep saying that :)

TLW...ROAR!

Posted by "The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW. (President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc.) almost 9 years ago

Brad,

Usually my blogs gain 200 points, but today one of my blogs earned 216 - this was a non photo blog.  And today I posted a blog with 8 photographs and that earned 200.  I thought photos brought more points.  What's that weird 216 number?

Mel

Posted by melody salazar (Salazar Staging & Custom Interiors) almost 9 years ago

Hi Melody - neither the pictures in a Blog post nor the amount of them has anything to do with points.  The reason you have more points in one than the other is due to comments made on your post by other members. 

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) almost 9 years ago

Still confused since I received the points before any comments were made.  On other blogs where I've received many comments, the blog entry points do not change.

mel

Posted by melody salazar (Salazar Staging & Custom Interiors) almost 9 years ago

Hey Mel - sometimes it takes those point hamsters a while to get out of their running wheels and make their rounds to each member and distribute points from all the various ways they can be earned (listed above)  I'll put the "whip" to em, but I think they take Sundays off.  :-))

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) almost 9 years ago

I have been having the same issues.  I have made several blog post and gave many comments but haven't gotten any points in over a week!  Really the only points I have gotten is just by logging into AR.  It's a good thing I am addicted :)   Any advice on how to correct this though?  I have see a message to AR but I am certain they aren't being read ..haha

Chad

Posted by Chad Elliot, ElkRiverHomes.com (Keller Williams Integrity Northwest - The Hennepin Group) almost 9 years ago

Hey Chad - I checked out your Blog and your last few posts are less than 50 words.  They have to be 50 words or more for points:

200 Points for each Blog Post
(Max 10 per Week) (50 Word Minimum Required)

I also checked out your points summary page and it is accurate based on your activity.  I would also suggest upgrading to a rainmaker account so that your posts will get public exposure instead of just members only.  If you need any assistance, let me know.  :-))

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) almost 9 years ago

Brad, Just when does a week begin? Also what about points for a video?

 

 

Posted by Jeff Link, "Your Asheville Real Estate Link" almost 9 years ago

The Lovely Wife, Do you know what the song dancing with myself refers to?

PS: Hat what hat?

Posted by Jeff Link, "Your Asheville Real Estate Link" almost 9 years ago

Haha Jeff - second paragragh.  lol~  No points for video, but if it's a good video, I'll bring the popcorn. :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) almost 9 years ago

Ut Oh...

I don't know. Is it bad? Would it better if I don't know? Ignorance is bliss :)

Give me back my frickin' hat :)

Blog-N-Roll...

Sorry for the interruption. You can go back to whatever is you do :)

TLW...ROAR!

Posted by "The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW. (President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc.) almost 9 years ago

Oh...

And have I told you that Jeff Link is the one that showed me how to use You Tube? :)

So, if my video nonsense drives you insane you have him to blame for that. I'm not taking any responsibility for being me :)

TLW...ROAR!

Posted by "The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW. (President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc.) almost 9 years ago

Always blaming it on that "other guy" TLW, you crack me up!!  ROFL!  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) almost 9 years ago

Thanks for the update on the points system.  Is Activerain looking at creating new opportunities for earning points?

Posted by Tarris Rogers, Bend Oregon Real Estate (Cascade Sotheby's International Realty) almost 9 years ago

Brad, Do we get points for blog hijacking? (or dancing with myself) Sorry, I just couldn't resist the pun.

Now to get serious you should ask the powers to be if they can have a points structure like Mafia Wars. Where if you blog or comment for so many days you get bonus points? 

Also please don't hold it against me, that I was the one to give blogging Bertha a platform to express herself. I swear I did not know that day would open pandoras box.

Posted by Jeff Link, "Your Asheville Real Estate Link" almost 9 years ago

Tarris - not presently, but if you have some thoughts or ideas, feel free to email me directly.

Jeff - if I can convince the powers to be that the Mafia Wars style drives traffic and sales, it shouldn't be a problem  :-))

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) almost 9 years ago

I'm typing this comment strictly for the points.

I'm typing this comment strictly for the points.

I'm typing this comment strictly for the points.

I'm typing this comment strictly for the points.

I'm typing this comment strictly for the points.

Ya know, a more intelligent person would have used separte comment screens for that :)

TLW...ROAR!

Posted by "The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW. (President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc.) almost 9 years ago

I'm typing this comment strictly for the points.

I'm typing this comment strictly for the points.

I'm typing this comment strictly for the points.

I'm typing this comment strictly for the points.

I'm typing this comment strictly for the points.

Ya know, a more intelligent person would have used separte comment screens for that :)

TLW...ROAR!

P.S. Well, you don't want me to look stupid do you? :)

Posted by "The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW. (President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc.) almost 9 years ago

Do you think it's interesting that they actually let me out in public? :)

Posted by "The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW. (President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc.) almost 9 years ago

TLW - I Do!!  Not sure "interesting" would be the right word or term though...   haha~

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) almost 9 years ago

I am new to active rain, this blog is GREAT at summarizing the point system that I am still struggling to understand!

Posted by Kristy Owen, Realtor, G (Moreland Properties ) almost 9 years ago

Brad, I have noticed I am not receiving points on all my comments even though I have not gone over ten for that day. Do you know why this might be?

Posted by Blake Rickels, "The Name Friends Recommend" (Keller Williams Realty) almost 9 years ago

Blake - sometimes it takes a bit for point distribution, also, be sure you're logged into AR when making comments on others posts. Lastly. points are not given for making comments on your own posts. :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) almost 9 years ago

It actually did it again today. I left a total of three comments todat not counting this one and only have points for 2 of them. I was logged in and it has been about an hour since my last comment. Is it normal for it to take longer than an hour to distribute points?  Thanks for your quick response and helping me out!

Posted by Blake Rickels, "The Name Friends Recommend" (Keller Williams Realty) almost 9 years ago

Yes Blake, it could take longer.  I know points are important, but your content in both Blog posts and comments is far more important and should be your major focus in connecting with others and growing your relationships and business.  The points will come in time my friend.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) almost 9 years ago

Hi Brad..I have an Inquiry about our Points,,before I respond I would like your imput too..The Questions is...Why does every-one care about points so much? 

Posted by Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant (RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate) over 8 years ago

Fred - great question. The unofficial answer: points rewards drive our members to create content. Whether they realize it or not, by building up and acheiving those points, they are also building a GREAT LIBRARY of content and resources which WILL ultimately result in growing Business and Relationships.  Kinda reminds me of when I use to get Bazooka Joe bubble gum for cleaning my room!  :-)) 

I think members also want to appear as the top "Featured Member" for their areas.  Then there's also the idea that one day, maybe members will be able to do something more with points that we just haven't yet divulged???   :-O

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) over 8 years ago

Brad - Thanks for the quick tutorial.

Posted by Andy Chaudoir, Your Home Inspection Connection in Central Texas (Professional Inspection Services - Georgetown, Texas) over 8 years ago

Blog-N-Roll...

If I earn points HERE may I bring them back to be redeemed here? :)

TLW...ROAR!

Posted by "The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW. (President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc.) over 8 years ago

Wel I still havnot figured out how you get "other points."  What am I missing?

 

Posted by Pat Walmsley, REALTOR, Over 30 Years Experience, let me help you (Lake Keowee Real Estate) over 8 years ago

Pat - these are currently the only ways you can get points on ActiveRain.  :-))

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) over 8 years ago

Hi Brad, thanks for the explanation.  I'm fairly new to this and am anxious to get more points.

Posted by Liz Flint, Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066 (Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty) over 8 years ago

This will help me let my wife know that I am being productive. "Steve, what are you doing? Anything conducive to our business growth"

"Well Hun, I just moved up two more slots in Virginia"

Posted by Steve and Jan Bachman, Realtors - Northern Virginia (RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax ) over 8 years ago

Steve - and "Hun" replies... "Go gettem Tiger!!"  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) over 8 years ago

Brad,

when you see someone with a 5,000 point burst in one day, is there a way to figure out how they got it?

Posted by Dave Roberts (Healdsburg Sotheby's International Realty) over 8 years ago

Dave - sounds like one of the AR staff members is out delivering "Contest" points from a previous contest, or it could be the AR elves giving out early Holiday gifts??  lol~  Most likely it's contest point distribution day.   :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) over 8 years ago

Thanks for your post Brad, But I still feel like i;v been cheated out of my comment points. and I posted a blog to localism with no credit. I guess i will try to follow up with tech help.

Posted by Dan Haggerty (Regal Real Estate Professionals) over 8 years ago

Dan - points are not awarded for posting to Localism. Comment points should be awarded for up to 10 a day. Sometimes it takes a bit for the point hamsters to get around to ALL the members here, but they normally do a pretty good job.  If you feel you're not getting all your comment points, send me a link to the comments (not getting points) and I'll see that it gets taken care of. Thanks. :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) over 8 years ago

I've often wondered how the system of points worked.  Thanks for the clarification!

Posted by Jeffrey Richman, Lease/Purchase Specialist & Unclaimed Money Player (Immediate Home Solutions & U.S. Financial Funding, LLC) over 8 years ago

Brad, thanks for the breakdown.  It helps to know how many points you get for what you do.

Posted by Ask Realtor JORGE-George ALLutahLISTINGS.com, 801-477-0219 🏠Cover Logan to Santaquin - UTAH (All Utah Listings) over 8 years ago

Brad, the point system is great.  It give you an opportunity to track your activeness on the site.

 

Posted by Eldon Hendrix (Hendrix and sons Home Inspections) over 8 years ago

Eldon - great "point" but without even realizing it, coveting and going after those points also helps you build a great Blog and Resource with some really awesome content and value for your readers....you'll also build some fantastic relationships in the process....if you do it right. :-) 

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) over 8 years ago

Blog-N-Roll...

I'm typing this comment strictly for experimental purposes.

I'm typing this comment strictly for experimental purposes.

I'm typing this comment strictly for experimental purposes.

I'm typing this comment strictly for experimental purposes.

I'm also lying. I'm typing it strictly for the points :)

Sue me :)

TLW...ROAR!

Posted by "The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW. (President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc.) over 8 years ago

TLW - I never worry about someone spinning you around and "pointing" you in the right direction!!  lol~ 

Nice experiment!!!  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) over 8 years ago

Thanks, I've wondered how the "point system" worked sincee I joined.

Posted by Jeffrey Friel, OmahaSoldHomes.com - 517-1614 (Keller Williams Greater Omaha) over 8 years ago

25 points for leaving a post what about the points for linking

Posted by Barry (Lynn) Miller Jr. over 8 years ago

Barry - there are no points for links, we haven't done points for links for a long time now. Sorry.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) over 8 years ago

I think the points system is misleading. It implies that there is some benefit to accumulating points, other than the usual benefits of simply being active.

From what I can tell there are no benefits. Posts like this about "points" tell us how to get them, but not why we should bother.

A lot of people seem to think it is fun accumulating points. To each his/her own I guess. I'd rather play golf.

Posted by Rick Hendershot (BlogEasy for Real Estate Agents) over 8 years ago

Rick - hitting a hole in one is overated.  Would love to hear the benefits, value, and business that golf gets you?  ROFLMAO!!!~ :-)
Seriously, Points are for YOUR own good.  They are awarded to members for Building their Blog, a resource library (helping themselves of course) which when done properly, will bring them business for years to come.  Enjoy your game.  :-))

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) over 8 years ago

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