How to get 20,000 Points!!!!!!!

Real Estate Agent with Prudential Georgia Realty - Rabun County, Ga.

It is finally happening - right now as I type ( and you read).....the ceiling is shattered...broken...crumbling all over the Active Rain floor.

560 profile points ( didn't do a very good job the first time I entered information),

1,818 invite points - I invited a bunch of people the same day the new rates went into effect last winter,

12,180 blogging points (two of my blogs have been featured. WOOOOO HOOOO!!),

 3,400 comment points ( It's informative and entertaining to read posts and write comments.  I want to be like Broker Bryant's wife when I grow up so I can ROARRRRR!!),

0 linking points because evidently you don't get points for linking, but the space remains on the site and makes me feel as though I'm not doing all I can do,

500 bonus points that I got the first week for reading the Active Rain rules and regulations ( or something similar) and ...

1500 'other points' that I have absolutely no idea how I got, I am fixing to go over 20,000 points with the credits that will be awarded for writing this post.

Now that may not sound like much to some of you who have been on Active Rain for a couple of years, but for someone who just got started earlier this year, I'm pretty proud of my 20,000 points and what they represent.

Thanks, Brad Andershon, for helping me out when I first got started and couldn't figure out how to do much of anything.

Thanks, Russell Ray, for encouraging me to stay involved on Active Rain when I took a vacation from it for a couple of weeks.  It was nice to be missed.

Thanks, Gerry Khachikian, for starting a contest that I got involved in early on.  My math skills didn't allow me to figure out how many members of AR there will be on January 1, 2010, but it was fun to try.  Also, thanks for posting the pictures of the pig races in Montana.  Everyone should see a pig race!

Thanks, Midori Miller, for talking to me on the phone about a question I had about Florida real estate law.  You gave me good insight.

Thanks to Kim Southern, who is truly the voice of a southern lady with her 'Southern Hospitality' blog.

Thanks to Steve, the Ozark agent who is a 'fan' of my company site and who posts such lovely pictures of his homeland.

Thanks to every single one of you who has ever posted a comment on one of my blogs.  Each comment was greatly appreciated.  It's nice that you took the time to let me know my words were read.

Thanks, Active Rain, to whoever thought up the idea of giving real estate professionals a place to share and to be on stage.

I love the Rain.

Comments (9)

Matt Grohe
RE/MAX Concepts - Des Moines, IA
Serving the metro since 2003

Lynda: Congrats! Inch by inch it's a cinch. I got my second referral from ActiveRain this past week. First one closed. Not leads but referrals. Keep it up!

Sep 02, 2009 04:44 PM
Lynda Hester
Prudential Georgia Realty - Rabun County, Ga. - Clayton, GA

Thanks, Matt. I have a listing that was sent to me from another Active Rainer in another state.  It was his personal property so that made me feel good.  He told me he chose me because of my posts on the localism site.  Made it all worthwhile!

Sep 02, 2009 04:49 PM
Sal Antsipenka
Naples, FL

I get my referrals and clients from YouTube video of Naples real estate, areas and communities. I just got a call at 11.59 p.m. from Canada asking about Naples condos. Yesterday a guy from Czeck Republic called and the other day two Brits. You may consider video as a marketing and lead generation tool.

Sep 02, 2009 04:50 PM
Lynda Hester
Prudential Georgia Realty - Rabun County, Ga. - Clayton, GA

Thanks for the tip.  I haven't branched into the videos yet, but I have been looking for a way to get information about this wonderful part of our country out to people from other countries.  Sounds like you've got it going on!

Sep 02, 2009 04:54 PM
Pat Mullikin - KW Milwaukee
Keller Williams Milwaukee - Brookfield, WI


Amazing results! It's no secret anymore that the internet is the place to be.

Sep 02, 2009 06:05 PM
Marcia Hawken
Naples Luxury Specialist

Lynda, You are doing everything right!  You have a very nice, warm way of relating to people.  It will serve you well on AR as well as in your business!  You go girl!

Sep 02, 2009 10:30 PM
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Hun... - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Way to go...trying to follow your lead.

Sep 03, 2009 01:17 PM
Dominick Dina, MA, REALTORĀ®
Christian Realty San Antonio - San Antonio, TX
GRI, e-PRO, TAHS, SFR, Notary Public

Congrats Lynda.  Hard work does reap rewards.  Hope business is stronger because of your efforts. Now onward to 30,000!!

Best wishes,


Sep 05, 2009 02:05 AM
Gerry Khatchikian
Red Lodge, MT


First of all, thank you for the compliments and mentioning my name in this post.  I saw this post earlier in the year and wanted to leave a comment earlier but I remember experiencing technical difficulties.  But, I finally remembered to get back and searched for this post to do so!  :) 

Secondly, I am glad you liked the contest and that not only you participated in it, but you also created a great post with a summary of all the entries.  I will be referring AR members to check it out in an upcoming post.   After all, we are only two weeks away from 2010.  Stay tuned!

Dec 17, 2009 03:54 AM