We've incorporated a unique scoring system into the ActiveRain Real Estate Network to reward members who contribute to building the network. You can look at it almost as an investment, by helping us build a great real estate resource. The more points you have the more visibility you will receive within the network. As the network matures there will also be other ways in that points will be beneficial.
Your current score, what actions earned you points, and your rank within your market area is visible from your profile.
Listed below are the current ways of earning points.
Profile creation (up to 1,000 points)
Automatically earn up to 1,000 points by creating a profile on the ActiveRain Real Estate Network. Scoring is based on how thorough the profile is, which fields are provided, whether a picture is uploaded, etc.
Inviting Others (50 points + 10% bonus)
If you invite other real estate professionals to the ActiveRain Real Estate network you will receive a point bonus equal to 10% of the total points that they directly earn. You will also get recognition on their profile as being the member who invited them which can help drive more traffic to your profile. Inviting new members can be one of the quickest ways to earn additional points.
You receive points for writing quality blog posts in your blog on the ActiveRain Real Estate Network. The first ten posts made in a week automatically receive 200 points when they are made and the scores may adjust over the next several days based off of a scoring engine that takes into account over a dozen criteria to try and determine quality. Only public and members only posts will be scored, and points won't be given to posts deemed to be purely advertising.
Helping other Members
When we see examples of members helping each other we may reward it. This may take the form of answering questions, making business referrals, etc.
Promoting the Network
If you do something to promote the network let us know and we'll reward you with points for it. For example writing about us in your offsite blog, mentioning us in one of your marketing pamphlets, etc. We like to reward creativity.
Providing useful feedback on site
Members who provide useful feedback or suggest features for the ActiveRain Real Estate Network may receive points.
Exploring the site
Take a look around this site, you may find many "secret" ways of earning points.