The Road To 500,000 Points

Real Estate Agent with Southwest Missouri Realty -

I can't believe it; this week we surpassed the magical 500,000 point level on Active Rain!

If you are one of our real estate clients who follows our blog, you are probably saying "what points?" Well, Active Rain points aren't worth anything, don't really mean anything, and you probably don't care about them! 

That being said, points are a fun way to gauge your blogging prowess in your local real estate market and compete against other agents. I remember at times watching the points and thinking it was a big deal. Like I said, nobody really cares but they are a good way for bloggers to get their feet wet and stay motivated to write. Once you get past that, you don't even think about them anymore.

We've learned a lot over the past 5 years writing our real estate blog for the Springfield Missouri Ozarks. For you newbees, there was no WYSIWYG for formatting or "undo" button! At times they whole system was so slooowwww. My how times have changed!

We've learned everything from how to write HTML code to taking better pictures. We've done videos about neighborhoods, local events, and lots of listings. We also share and learn a lot from other bloggers about our profession.

We've learned a lot on the Road to 500,000 points, and we're just getting started!             Now, where do I cash these in for $$...?

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About The Authors:  Betty Knowles is a full-time REALTOR® with Southwest Missouri Realty in Springfield, MO She also served as President of Women’s Council Of REALTORS® in Southwest Missouri.  Betty’s genuine passion is helping people buy and sell homes in Springfield, Ozark, Nixa, and surrounding communities.  

John Knowles is likewise a REALTOR® with Southwest Missouri Realty and a member of the Greater Springfield Board of REALTORS®.  John is also a FAA part 107 certified drone pilot to get those amazing shots and videos of our properties! 


Together this dynamic team makes up TeamKnowles REALTORS®, Spouses Selling Houses!  They are dedicated to doing what it takes to sell your home in the greater Springfield real estate market, or help you purchase a home that fits your particular needs. Give TeamKnowles a call today; you’ll be glad you did!


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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Good afternoon Betty and John and a huge congrats on making The Road To 500,000 Points in the Rain!  The next 100K will fly by or so I'm told :)  I actually have no clue how many points I have but do know reaching the 500K was and is a BIG DEAL........ Welcome to the club!

Jun 04, 2013 04:09 AM #1
Jean Hanley
Coldwell Banker Kivett Teeters - Hemet, CA
Specializing in Folks Who Want To Buy/Sell Homes

Congratulations you two on reaching this level.  I am a ways behind, but working hard for it.  I have actually received referrals because of my points.  They ARE worth something!  lol

Jun 04, 2013 04:32 AM #2
Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

"Now, where do I cash these in for $$...?"

   For Starters, you will no longer be billed $9 per month for RainMaker. It is now Free for Life!  Congratulations!

Jun 04, 2013 05:03 AM #3
Steven Cook
No Longer Processing Mortgages. - Tacoma, WA

CONGRATULATIONS on reaching this important milestone.   Soon we would expect to see you reaching that even more rarefied air of having a million points!

Jun 04, 2013 05:44 AM #4
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