Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager (American West Realty & Management)

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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Baltimore, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Here is the official answer....

''Points May be Deducted from Your Account

Our goal is to make our points a reward system, not to be punitive and deduct points all the time. That being said, there are certain scoring events that can be reversed (you lose the points).  Examples include:

  • Deleting a blog post
  • Deleting a comment
  • Unfollowing a member

We have a rule in the system stating that any points are locked in after six months. So, if you go in and delete an outdated blog post from 2012, you won’t be penalized."

 

Mar 19, 2017 08:03 PM
Rainmaker
1,996,510
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Try it and see. You can always re-follow if the points are the issue.

Mar 19, 2017 08:05 AM
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890,333
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Don't think so. I canr emember deleting people who are gone from here and nothing changed.

Mar 19, 2017 07:58 AM
Rainmaker
380,620
Kasey & John Boles and the team at Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC, Boise ID - Boise, ID
Boise, Meridian, Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

I think I read something that points are locked after 6 months so if you unfollow or delete comments or posts you won't lose points if it was over six months ago. Not sure though.

http://activerain.com/blogsview/4563477/the-activerain-point-system

Here is where I read it Nathan Gesner.

Mar 19, 2017 07:42 AM
Rainmaker
500,837
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS
Big Block Realty - La Jolla, CA
Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast

I'm watching my follower count today , I'm watching you.

Mar 19, 2017 07:40 PM
Rainmaker
2,835,431
Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ Subsidiary of NRT, LLC - Austin, TX
Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale

I do not think so..probably the person you are following will lose points.

Mar 19, 2017 04:52 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

You only get 10 points for following so if you do it would be hard to notice. I suggest giving it a try and watch closely to see.

Mar 19, 2017 03:43 PM
Rainmaker
738,692
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yes, but only if they are a recent follow.  I believe the points system blog explains it.

Mar 19, 2017 10:00 AM
Rainmaker
2,216,457
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker

I do not believe so.  Deleting comments ... yes. 

Mar 19, 2017 09:16 AM
Rainmaker
1,922,138
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I wish we knew.

Mar 19, 2017 07:43 AM
Rainmaker
688,653
Troy Erickson
Diverse Solutions Realty www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Nathan - Looks like Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland has the correct answer.

Mar 20, 2017 03:30 PM
Rainmaker
557,473
Jennifer Mackay
Keller Williams Success Realty - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Yes you will Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland knows - unless they posted something terrible why bother?

Mar 20, 2017 07:02 AM
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Praful Thakkar
Keller Williams Realty - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Nathan Gesner - I think if you 'UNFOLLOW' after 6 months, you do not lose points. Immediately? Never tried it. I usually do not 'UNFOLLOW'.

Mar 19, 2017 11:36 PM
Rainmaker
272,232
Diana Dahlberg
1 MONTH REALTY - Kenosha, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I don't believe so, but if all you lose is 10 points - no big deal.  I'm not here just for the points so if there was a legitimate reason to unfollow someone, just do it.

Mar 19, 2017 06:57 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana!

I have no idea but I'm guessing somebody as answered this one!

Mar 19, 2017 06:22 PM
Rainmaker
186,636
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Good question

Mar 19, 2017 04:56 PM
Rainmaker
563,273
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC - New Fairfield, CT
Broker-Owner, RE Consultant, Licensed in CT & NY

No, but they will put a hex on you forever... lol

Mar 19, 2017 02:34 PM
Rainmaker
1,120,118
Marc Swartz, CPA, CA, Real Estate Broker
Royal LePage Vision Realty, Brokerage, Direct: (416) 737-9800, Office: (416) 321-2228 - Toronto, ON
Toronto, Durham & York Regions, Ontario, Canada

I understand that the algorithm takes back the points if you unfollow within six months.  I don't know if this is still how it is handled.

Mar 19, 2017 01:44 PM
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Fred Griffin
Frederick Griffin, Exclusive Buyer's Broker - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 No. 

      And if you want to game the system for points, unfollow then re-follow and your total will increase by 10 points. 

      I don't know if the person that you unfollowed then re-followed gets 50 points or not, maybe you can tell me.  

                  

                    

Mar 19, 2017 01:06 PM
Rainmaker
1,173,154
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Northwest Suburbs of Chicago - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate

Don't think so. I cleaned up my followers a while ago because some where no longer posting.

Mar 19, 2017 10:22 AM
Rainmaker
2,049,220
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Anita Clark shares her wisdom....

Mar 19, 2017 09:45 AM
Rainmaker
2,061,571
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I hope you give it a try and let us all know. I think i have only unfollowed soemone once in 8 years here though. 

Mar 19, 2017 08:37 AM
Rainmaker
1,975,077
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

I am without a clue. Have never done it!

Mar 19, 2017 08:34 AM
Rainmaker
77,042
Julie Larson Realtor® Sarasota FL 941-882-0322
PalmerHouse Properties Florida - 941-882-0322 | Serving Sarasota, Manatee & Charlotte Counties - Sarasota, FL
When you're thinking of moving...ThinkSuncoast.com

That's a great question, Nathan Gesner! Along those same lines, there may not be any reason to unfollow them unless you just don't like what they post. I would think that the active members posts would push the inactive members posts down your blog roll.

Mar 19, 2017 08:08 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

I think after 6 months you won't lose the points.  Great question for support@activerain.com 

Mar 19, 2017 07:46 AM
Rainmaker
1,956,654
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Denver, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I did not know the answer till I saw Margaret Rome answer.

 

Mar 22, 2017 08:32 AM
Rainmaker
1,020,144
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA

If you followed them in last 6 months or so. I do not think, I even unfollowed anyone... 

Mar 20, 2017 11:19 PM
Rainmaker
538,955
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Leesburg, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

If you do, it's probably not enough to worry about. Blog more and recover them!

Mar 20, 2017 03:27 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia
Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

does it matter?

Mar 20, 2017 09:26 AM
Rainmaker
3,709,022
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Points are locked in after six months.

Mar 20, 2017 06:53 AM
Rainmaker
2,068,040
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

You will if you "unfollow" me!! 

Mar 20, 2017 06:52 AM
Rainmaker
1,146,828
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386
Allison James Estates & Homes & Realty One - Carlsbad, CA
Presence,Persistence & Perseverance

As others have written. Hope you aren;t unfollowing us. Was it something we wrote?

Mar 20, 2017 06:27 AM
Rainmaker
3,423,522
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I don't think so.

Mar 20, 2017 05:28 AM
Rainmaker
1,437,308
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Sometimes

Mar 20, 2017 04:34 AM
Rainmaker
1,633,263
Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor

Since I haven't ever unfollowed someone, I don't know. But as I plan to do a spring cleanup, I guess I'll find out soon.

Mar 20, 2017 03:42 AM
Rainmaker
3,326,125
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No idea

Mar 19, 2017 10:14 PM
Rainmaker
194,516
Melissa Jackson
United Country Real Estate FW - Fort Worth, TX
REALTOR® Matching Buyers & Sellers

Great question! Not that I have unfollowed anyone. 

Mar 19, 2017 09:49 PM
Rainmaker
1,238,770
Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

I don't think so.

Mar 19, 2017 07:27 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I have never tried it, why unfollow?

Mar 19, 2017 06:51 PM
Rainer
314,842
Rose Mary Justice
Elite Realty Group - Dandridge, TN
Elite Realty Group

I don't the answer to this question. I would have to ask that question myself if the need arose.  I like all that I am following so never had to think on this one.

Mar 19, 2017 06:14 PM
Rainmaker
2,938,385
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I believe you need to leave them there for 6 months.

Mar 19, 2017 04:02 PM
Rainmaker
3,469,801
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

I think I read somewhere that you DO lose points when you unfollow, but that may have changed....

Mar 19, 2017 03:05 PM
Rainmaker
104,041
Diana White-Pettis
Exit Bennett Realty - Upper Marlboro, MD
GRI, CDPE, CNE, Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale

I don't think so, but I also don't remember what the guidelines say.

Mar 19, 2017 02:26 PM
Rainmaker
47,188
Susie Kay
Ultima Real Estate - Dallas, TX
Dallas Specialist

I don't know. Good question and thanks for asking.

Mar 19, 2017 02:04 PM
Rainmaker
2,926,170
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing

I don't think so.

Mar 19, 2017 09:37 AM
Rainmaker
1,990,386
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Nathan Gesner Probably not, but check the guidelines.

Mar 19, 2017 09:35 AM
Rainmaker
648,586
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I will follow others unless someone wants to dump me. That has not yet happened on AR. A few who harassed others have been reported and removed membership. 

Mar 19, 2017 09:33 AM
Ambassador
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Jeff Dowler
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

No I don't think so.

Mar 19, 2017 08:45 AM
Rainmaker
1,184,213
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Nathan Gesner No idea.

Mar 19, 2017 08:17 AM