The ActiveRain Point System

Mortgage and Lending with Fairway Independent Mortgage, LLS. Equal Housing Opportunity. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate. NMLS257576

I have many people ask about the maximum number of points, so after searching and searching I found this GREAT post by Brad (of course, as he's the wizard at all this stuff!). So, not only am I going to reblog, I'm then going to add a link to my site for easy reference!

Thanks, Brad!

Original content by ActiveRain Real Estate Network

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 a general overview of how points are earned and distributed that to ALL ActiveRain members.

ActiveRain points are earned based on a members individual activities and efforts. Points are accumulated over the duration of the Calendar week which "Starts Monday morning at 12:00am Central Time, and Ends Sunday night at 11:59pm Central 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
    (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 AR Profile will Build points)

  • Received Comments on Blog Posts
    (No Blog Post to exceed 475 pts.)

  • 100 Points - Logging In To ActiveRain Each Day
    (This applies 7 days a week)

  • 250 Points When Someone Accepts Your AR Invitation
    (Must Sign Up under Members Invite Code)

  • 10% of Total Points Earned By New Members Invited By You
    (IE: 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 AR 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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Ruth Vogt
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Comments (11)

Ann Gioe, CRP, GMS
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Indiana Realty - Indianapolis, IN
Central and Southern Indiana Real Estate

I was not aware you earn points off of members who joined at your invitation - good to know!

Sep 10, 2010 04:09 PM
Marc Swartz
Mortgage Finders Canada Inc., Mortgage Brokerage, Lic# 11118 - Toronto, ON
Principal Broker / Mortgage Broker, AMP

Ruth - This is valuable information for newbies as well as other people who are not familiar with the point system.

Sep 10, 2010 04:09 PM
Lizette Fitzpatrick
Lizette Realty - Richmond KY - Lexington, KY
Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes

THe points are fun to accieve. I don't always post everyday and think I could have done more. Sometimes it's hard to get in all the 10 comments a day.

Sep 10, 2010 04:09 PM
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

There has been one change since this... you must have 25 words for any reblog to get the 25 points!

Sep 10, 2010 04:10 PM
Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles real estate concierge services

I don't think I ever really read this.  Thank you, Ruth.

Sep 10, 2010 04:11 PM
Sonja Patterson
Keller Williams - BV - College Station, TX
Texas Monthly 5-Star Realtor Recipient for the Hou

Ruth, thanks for the info. Guess I should start inviting more people to AR!!! :)

Sep 10, 2010 04:19 PM
Dawn A Fabiszak
Private Label Realty ( Denver metro area, Colorado - Aurora, CO
The Dawn of a New Real Estate Experience!

Ruth ~ thanks for the re-blog.  Now I have a better understanding of the point system.

Sep 10, 2010 05:07 PM
Ruth Vogt
Fairway Independent Mortgage, LLS. Equal Housing Opportunity. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate. - Colorado Springs, CO

Ann, It's kind of like interest on your savings... it keeps growing even if you don't make any new deposits.

Mortage Finders, If you add a photo you'll get a nice surprise (extra points!)

Lizette, I am also guilty of that - especially in the summer. Good to hear from you again!

Joan, Hadn't heard that about the 25 words. Interesting.

Jane, I've always said we get rewarded in points at AR for doing what you should be doing. You are a shining example of just doing things right instinctively.

Sonja, Hey, it's a PARTY... the more the merrier!


Sep 10, 2010 05:10 PM
Marie-Denise Kratsios
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Huntington, NY
Where ever you are, that's where I'll be!

Do you get points for a post that is just a photo (e.g. for Speechless Sundays), or does it have to have the minimum amount of words to go with it?

Sep 10, 2010 05:25 PM
John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Ruth - Thank you for the information on Active Rain point system. Very helpful blog.

Sep 10, 2010 05:39 PM
Ruth Vogt
Fairway Independent Mortgage, LLS. Equal Housing Opportunity. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate. - Colorado Springs, CO

Marie-Denise, You must write at least 50 words to score any points. However, you can accumulate points for comments.

John, You crack  me up!

Sep 13, 2010 09:51 AM