What is Your Klout Score? I Got My First REAL Perk!

Real Estate Agent with Shahar Management

Klout - Measures your online influence using data from your social networks

I think like most people I am still trying to figure out Klout.  As you climb the ladder of Klout by interacting with people on Klout and other social media sites your Klout "score" will increase pretty steadily as long as you do this on a daily basis.  But watch out!  If you go away on vacation or take a weekend off you will see a dip in your score almost immediately.  (At least I have) 

When you start using Klout and develop a number you will be able to give and receive Klout, that is another of the ways to get to know Klout members and enhance your score. 

Once you get above a certain level (usually around 35 or so) you are eligible for "Perks" or FREE stuff.  I got my first FREE Perk in the mail this week.  About two weeks ago Klout had notified me that I had a "Perk."  It said click here and you will get a pencil from Blackwing.  Then I got their Twitter name which is @pencilscom.  Now I had never heard of Blackwing or @pencilscom.   So I did what I had to do and basically forgot about it for the moment.

Well yesterday my package came - always a nice surprise to receive a package!  When I saw it I thought just how big is this pencil??


So I opened the box to find another black box with a note on card stock.   I was impressed already.   Pencils.com  I could tell is a company that goes all the way in doing even the smallest things. 

Blackwing Klout Perks

When I opened the black box, in black tissue paper I found a velvet bag that had two Blackwing pencils (very cool BTW), a supply of erasers and a sharpener in a small plastic case. 

Klout Perks

So to Klout THANK YOU!  Pencils.com (Blackwing) Pencils THANK YOU THANK YOU! And I look forward to many more PERKS in the future!

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Suzanne McLaughlin
Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael) - Saint Michael, MN
Sabinske & Associates, Realtor

Deb, if I Klout, ActiveRain, Twitter, Flickr, Facebook and Google+, when will I find time for real estate.  

But, if Bon Jovi were a perk, I would definitely be IN!

Jan 05, 2012 05:59 AM #6
Kelly Chase Fairfield County Real Estate
William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage, Insurance - Wilton, CT

I'm just learning about Klout (along with AR, etc.).  Thanks for enlightening me and nice job on the freebie!

Jan 05, 2012 06:30 AM #7
Patty Da Silva, Davie, Southwest Ranches Cooper City, Plantation, Weston, REALTOR
BROKER of Green Realty Properties® - 954-667-7253 - Davie, FL
Top Listing Broker

Suzanne, I am hopeful.... Bon Jovi will come out of the box Klout is sending me. :D

Jan 05, 2012 07:02 AM #8
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

Interesting indeed but I don't think I will get checking it out........ActiveRain and selling homes takes so much of my day that I like to save the rest for family...............I DO spend A LOT of time in AR!

Jan 05, 2012 08:05 AM #9
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

Debbie, I'm with Suzanne and Barbara Jo on this...not sure where I'll find the time.  I have heard of Klout, but not sure what the online benefits are.  I did go out and checked it out a bit though.  

I could do with a little Bon Jovi...

Jan 05, 2012 09:32 AM #10
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Really cute ..I got hair gel ..Gave it to my grandson ..he loved it


Jan 05, 2012 09:42 AM #11
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Well, that's pretty Kool! I haven't given Klout any thought yet--maybe I should!

Jan 05, 2012 09:51 AM #12
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

I think I signed up to see what my score was and that was it. I have never gotten back on. I'm still not sure what it is all about.

Jan 05, 2012 10:46 AM #13
Robert and Lisa Hammerstein -201-315-8618
Christie's International Real Estate - Hillsdale, NJ
Bergen County NJ Real Estate

Deb - we have been on the fence about Klout and and still have not pursued it. But that is is a cool perk you got there. Good luck with it.....

Jan 05, 2012 11:11 AM #14
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Deb that's cool.  You are always getting gifts in the mail.

I too know of Klout but so far has not participated.  Can't wait to see your next perk.

Jan 05, 2012 01:43 PM #15
Keith Gilkey
Re/Max Chesapeake - Elkton, MD
410-920-7214, Re/Max Chesapeake

Debra, I'm going top check Klout out! Don't know what I will do with it but I have to look! Thanks for the Information and have a nice day!

Jan 06, 2012 12:13 AM #16
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

My Klout score is 50 and I had no idea.  I'll have to go check it out and see what I can get!

Jan 06, 2012 01:58 AM #17
Joshua Zargari
MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating - Lynbrook, NY
MJ Decorators Workshop

Hi Debra.

Looks interesting...I'll check it out. I need time...

Have a great weekend.

Jan 06, 2012 05:06 AM #18
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Debra, I checked it out and haven't been back. I'm glad your efforts are being acknowledged!

Jan 07, 2012 06:10 AM #19
Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528
Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956 - New City, NY
Real Estate Salesperson

Debbie, I was up to 48 but then after being away for a few days my score dropped.  But, even when I was up there, I never got the offer of any freebies.  Lucky you and enjoy the gift.

Jan 07, 2012 04:22 PM #20
Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

Ann- Are you on Twitter?

Linda- Thanks for stopping in!

Li- Thanks Li!

Ron- LOL

Patty- ME TOOOO!

Suze- LOL I feel that way some days.

Kelly- Thanks for stopping in!

Barb- I think we all do! 

Nick- When is it ever NOT a good time??

Hannah- Very cool!

Lottie- You never know what you may get from it - freebies, business - who knows!

Joni- Me either some days!

Bob- Thanks!

Jenn- Thanks for stopping by!

Keith- Thanks you too!

Sharon- I know - I couldn't believe your score was so high!

Josh- I didn't know if you were on Twitter or not...

Wanda- There is so much stuff out there - getting too time consuming!

Leah- It comes in waves I think.

Jan 16, 2012 11:00 AM #21
Steve Hoffacker
Steve Hoffacker LLC - West Palm Beach, FL
Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor


Congratulations. I'm waiting to hear about my first perk. :)


Jan 17, 2012 12:57 PM #22
Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

Steve- I wonder what it will be!

Jan 18, 2012 11:03 AM #23
Susanna Haynie
CO-RE Group, LLC -Real estate sales and services - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs Realtor GRI CNE MCNE ePro MRP

That is too cool! I read a WIRED article about Klout and 'perks' folks get when their score rises. I had known about Klout before as Twitter was always displaying it. I didn't seem to be able to get above 21 - I signed up with the page and I am at 48. However, I really was more curious than anything else....

Jun 02, 2012 01:04 AM #24
Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

Susanna-I got like 3 more this week...as for Klout not really sure of the point of it.

Jun 10, 2012 04:58 AM #25
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