Other Points Mystery-The Secret is well kept

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Debbie Jean (DJ) Artrip, Cardinal Real Estate, Northern Mich

3 monkey

Other Points must be the best kept secret in Active Rain


I've asked in a blog how members are obtaining "other points" and didn't receive a single response...so I decided to look into the AR archives, for an answer. Guess What???? Come to find out, I'm not the only curious member whose been snooping around. It seems a lot of my fellow AR mates have been asking the same question. How do we acquire "other points".

3 real monkeys 

I'm sorry, but 3 Monkeys, come to mind.

 The score board seems to be flawed. You can have a member who has NEVER posted a blog and has NEVER commented on a blog, yet they have thousands, yes, I mean, thousands of extra "other points". Something isn't right in Denmark~

 Well, now I'm on an AR mission. Somehow I will find out what the best kept secret is in Active Rain and you can bet, I'll be sharing my info with all you inquiring minds.

Keep tuned. DJ


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Retired Notworking
Tallahassee, FL

Good to know how to rack up Other points. Thanks for checking it out.

Apr 01, 2011 12:17 AM #38
Akos Straub
The Group | RE at Coldwell Banker - Chicago, IL
Your Lifestyle. Our Passion.

Unfortuantely, some AR members are consistantly hitting 100s of points per day and at the top 10 in my city without a single blog... the log in bonus points of 100 is not the key. Keep searching and good luck.

Apr 03, 2011 05:51 PM #39
Nina Gail Betancourt
North Country Sotheby's International Realty - Croton on Hudson, NY
Westchester County NY

I'm glad to have read this post and the comments. I too have been wondering about the 'Other Points'. Not so much when they are a part of someone's Point Summary, but I have seen many where the only source of points is the Other category. Didn't make sense. Thanks for sharing some valuable information.

Apr 06, 2011 03:57 PM #40
Kathleen Donovan
RE/MAX South County - Charlestown, RI
GRI, CBR, SRES, South County RI Residential Speci

Hi Debbie Jean,

I've only been a member of AR for 4 days now and I do admit that the points have captured my attention within my market area. However, I am still not sure how the point ranking has anything to do with what you should focus on reaping out of belonging to AR.

I am still a bit "scared" of jumping in to posting a blog--I am new to this, and have been speniding much time and thought on what to write about before I actually dive-in and do it.

I do believe that the blogging will help to grow your business much more than a "ranking status" on this site could ever do. I don't beleive the public will give a hoot about where we stand amongst eachother. I truly hope and believe it is bigger than that. If I discover that this is not the case, I don't think I will stay here much longer, or invest the time and effort here. If it's just about how we rank amongst ourselves, this is not the place I want to be.


Jun 10, 2011 06:04 PM #41
Ryan Newlin
ERA Newlin and Company - San Angelo, TX

I am guessing Other Points envolve $$$. 2 new agents in my market just shot up the rankings. Kinda want to catch them, but I am actually selling real estate everyday.. We'll see...

Jul 20, 2011 08:40 AM #42
Pam Hills
Innovative Artistry - Kendall, FL
ASP/IAHSP- Stager Miami, FL, Creative Minds Innovatively At Work

Dear Debbie Jean - I just found this when I did a search trying to figure out the various categories & did't really know how the other fell either.  I am going to try to "suggest" & may be re-blog for some of us that new like myself.  Thanks for being brave to ask...we are all a bit like good students who are striving to know how help & please & of course may be get an A or graduate :).  Now if there were scholarships then wouldn't that be awesome, but I guess that is where the system rewards after you reach certain levels of points....  Thank you again!!

Aug 21, 2011 06:34 AM #43
Nick Smith
Silvercreek Realty Group - Boise, ID
Boise Idaho Real Estate, We Love Boise

I was looking for this answer so I found it by searching in the search field of AR to find this post. I am not sure if getting your post featured counts or not.

Aug 25, 2011 06:45 AM #44
Dylan Taft
Dylan Taft Broker/Owner Taft Street Realty, Inc. - Woodstock, NY
Ulster County Area Consultant

i loves me some 'other' points!


Sep 20, 2011 07:02 AM #45
Gail Szeluga
Weichert Realtors-Marlboro, Manalapan - Manalapan, NJ
Manalapan, Marlboro & Monmouth County

Who do you complain to if you did not get the points from a contest you did?

Nov 12, 2011 09:08 AM #46
Raymond Kennedy
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Orland Park, IL

Here is a neat little note on "Other Points". i was curious aobut this as well so I googled "Other Points: Active Rain" and you came up first in google. By default you might just be the go to person on this subject do to your placement on google. Thanks for the writing the post, it helps us new Active Rain Members out. Feel free to share if you find out more, I will do the same.

Dec 17, 2011 12:51 PM #47
Sham Pathania
Save Max Real Estate Inc. Brokerage - Mississauga, ON

Log in is not the key. Its something else and even I am looking for a specific answer.

Dec 28, 2011 07:53 AM #48
George Fanucci
CoreFact.com - Los Altos, CA
Internet - Technology - Business - Solutions

Let's see... 100 points per day for logging in is 36,500 points per year. So, a member for three years who never blogs or comments or does ANYTHING else but login daily to check their points, gets over 100,000 points. THAT is the SECRET!

Feb 12, 2012 08:25 PM #49
Jeri & Henri Gutner
Realty One Group Legacy - Doylestown, PA

They are just playing us. It is really not important. You should be listing and selling. But "they" know we are vain and like this point thing.

May 02, 2012 04:47 AM #50
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA

it is important to know.

I just looked up how the #1s in my area got points,

some were consistently blogging and commenting.

Some got 'other points',

I picked just few names from 100k+ and I'd love to know how someone with 0 blog posts or comments got those 100k points?

Please, educate!


Jul 04, 2012 05:31 PM #51
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA

 I'm still wondering about 'other points'.

I noticed some ARers never blog or leave comments, yet they have a lot of 'other points'( 100,000+). It is not invite points, not log in points, so what are they?

Nov 08, 2012 02:54 AM #52
Tamra Lee Ulmer
Arizona Resource Realty - Payson, AZ
FORCE~NRBA ~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!

Has anyone figured out yet how to get the Other Points. I log in daily and my points are not accumulating. I have 951 blogs and still others with little blogging are catching up with me???? What can be done to accumulate the Other Points??

Dec 08, 2012 04:43 AM #53
Valerie McNeal, CRS, GRI, CDPE
Keller Williams Integrity Bob Lucido Team - Ellicott City, MD
Integrity, Knowledge, Results


After much research on this topic, I still cannot figure it out. I am a blogger though not every day. I do try to log in every day though. We are busy realtors and our assistants should have the duty of blogging for us, if we are lucky to have an assistant. Oh yeah... duh... that would be me. LOL.

Apr 02, 2013 11:33 PM #54
Kathryn Gorham
Green Key Realty - Emerald Isle, NC
Emerald Isle NC Crystal Coast

It's very puzzling how people can get "other" points without actually having to blog. Hope to figure it out soon! Glad I am not the only one asking the question.

Jul 01, 2013 04:00 AM #55
Gerard Gilbers
Higher Authority Markeing - Asheboro, NC
Your Marketing Master

Debbie Jean, et al.   Here is a great post to explain your question.


Jul 18, 2013 01:26 AM #56
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA

I still never found a meaningful explanation of other points and it is still a mystery. And i don't believe they can be bought, AR never acknowledged it.

Nov 01, 2013 05:44 PM #57
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