Groups are smaller communities within the larger ActiveRain. Join groups created by others. or start your own and
get others to join
This is the place to view the past and present contests put on by ActiveRain and its members. Everyone can join the
group and help encourage each other. Current contest will be highlighted posts so it's easy for you all to see. Let it
Curious as to what others in your profession think about a certain product or tool?
AR's community takes the time to leave honest and transparent reviews of their experiences
so you can be a bit wiser about your purchase.
Broken down by categories and subcategories for easy finds
Get an unfiltered look at what real users are saying
Leave a review yourself for others to benefit from
Add new products as you use them and gain points for doing so
ActiveRain University (ARU) provides free on-line training. We coach, consult and support real estate professionals about real estate trends, technology and social media.
ARU Calendar provides class types and registration links
Watch short tutorials on updating your photo, inserting a hyperlink and much more
Sign up for the Daily Drop so you don't miss out on AR's daily happenings
Find answers to most FAQ's
Whatever it is you're into and wherever you are, AR surely has a group for you to join.
Brand, off the wall, specific subject matters…whatever it is you're looking for.
Each time you write a post you can syndicate your post to 5 groups.
And if by chance you don't find what you're looking for, start a new group today!
Get your content in front of more eyes
Search by location or type
Feel free to start your own group
Find some that are close to home and close to heart
Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
that will boost their business and increase their visibility in the community and beyond.
Earn points by partaking in these contest and climb the leaderboard
Do what's good for you and your business by participating
If you have an idea for a contest, just let us know
Stay motivated and on track with new contests popping up each month
Ask a Real Estate Question
Here's another avenue for you to build relationships with others. Share your expertise with someone searching for answers.
Play the teacher role and help someone out today
Your Homepage will alert you of new questions in your state
A wonderful way to open a door to a possible new client
Ask a question yourself to get help
These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
State, County, City and Neighborhood pages make it easy for consumers to find what they're looking for.
Post your listings, school information, local events, market reports and more
Consumers peruse these pages for information
Farm your niche market and cover all the happenings in your neighborhood
Yesterday when I submitted a blog it siad it was blocked from earning points. I accidentally checked the box that wasn't original content. Oops! I went back and corrected it, refreshed the screen and it did not reset. When I called and spoke with Jeff we were discussing points and he forwarded this blog to me, great content Kristi!
I get a lot of questions about the ActiveRain points breakdown and HOW to get them, so here's a guide about what's what for those curious(er and curiouser!)
The First Step
So, you just joined ActiveRain. Or maybe you’ve been on here for a while, and aren’t sure you’ve flushed your profile as well as you could have - are wondering if there’s more points you can get out of it. Are you feeling RUSHED to start cranking out those points? This takes all the worry out of feeling like you're late.. for a very important date!
♥100 pts for activating your real estate profile
♥ 100 pts for adding a primary phone number
♥ 50 pts for viewing your profile scoring summary - this is where you can keep track of what you’ve earned, too!
♥ 145 pts for short description in your profile. You're limited by the number of characters, so use them all.
♥ 1,500 ptsfor adding content to your About Me section
♥ 1,500 pts for adding content to your Certifications section
♥ 1,500 pts for adding content to your Testimonials section
On these, length matters! If you see you haven’t reached this max number, flush it out - talk more about YOU!
♥ 1,080 pts for uploading a HD Profile Photo - this is a photo that’s over 600x600 pixels!
♥ 750 pts for being a Speed Demonand writing your first blog in the first 48 hours of creating your profile!
♥ 500 pts for posting an ActiveRain success story!
The Day to Day
Woohoo! So you’re profile is super flushed out, and if you’ve done everything you’ve already got 7,225 points! Holy cow!
But that’s not enough - you know it, I know it - you want more. You may even say it's MADDENING!
♥ 25 pts for every blog comment you make. Make them meaningful. They need to be at least 50 characters! Keep in mind that ActiveRain is on Pacific Standard Time, so get those comments in daily between 12am PST and 11:50pm PST. (Pssst, that’s 1,750 pts per week!)
But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t comment more than 10 times a day! Each comment you make has the potential of drawing that member back to your blog - much of our Community believes in a comment for a comment!
And per a secret algorithm on our site, you get extra points on your blog when people are commenting! This formula is super secret, but keep in mind there is a maximum amount of points you can earn for comments on your blog, and the first two comments won’t count for points.
♥ 200 pts for posting a blog that is over 50 words. You also get points for 10 a week, again Pacific Standard Time - Monday morning through Sunday night. But obviously, if you have it in you to post more than 10 blogs a week - do so! Even once you’ve exceeded your 10 for the week, you still get points if people comment on your blog. You still get points for people commenting on your blog!
♥ 25 pts if you also include your blog in a Channel!
♥ 200 pts if your blog is Featured! This elusive, coveted honor not only rewards you in points, but also features you on the first page of ActiveRain... that’s MORE comments! Woohoo!
♥ 25 pts if you re-blog someone else’s blog post. There’s a maximum of 10 re-blogs you can earn points for per week, but why not re-blog more? If you re-blog someone, they may re-blog you back, and yes.. there’s points for that!
♥ 25 pts if one of your blogs gets re-blogged!
♥ 10 pts for reporting a spam comment - up to 10 a day!
♥ 250 pts if someone accepts your Invite to join ActiveRain! On top of that, you will earn 10% of the points they earn.. FOREVER! So invite your Real Estate buddies, then share this guide with them. ;)
There are also BONUS POINTS, which you can earn by joining certain Groups (like Pay it Forward!), getting rewarded by us ActiveRain “Gods” as our members have so endearingly named us for random good Samaritan deeds around the site, and joining contests!
I hope this guide was helpful!
Don't get discouraged
if you see members with hundreds of
thousands of points, or even those
few who have hit the 1,000,000 mark!
You can get there too, hopefully a
bit easier now that you have a grasp
of the ActiveRain Points Breakdown..
Now get out there, earn those points, and Make it Rain!
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.