I'm NEW....someone please explain the POINTS system...

Real Estate Agent with Your Paradise Group, LLC Real Estate Company

Hi All,

I'm a newbie to the Active Rain arena and am just learning all of the ins and outs of this website.  Could someone please explain the Points I see by my name?  What are they for?  Is this some sort of currency? 

Comments (21)

IMNJ - Internet Marketing Specialist
Internet Marketing NJ - Red Bank, NJ

Michael -

Great comment on points. I would like to add one other component to that. Search Engine Value. The more points you have the higher you rank. That can be really important especially on your state and type landing pages. For example, the home page of AR is a 6PR. The featured members on the home page a getting that benefit. Now take it one notch down to the state level. In my home state NJ the landing page is also a 6PR. Members who are listed on the NJ landing page are enjoying a quality link to ther profile which boosts their own profile landing page ranking. The PR value of pages vary but it really drops off quickly as you start to drill down.

Jun 13, 2008 08:13 AM
Yvette Smith
LONG & FOSTER - Williamsburg, VA
Realtor In Williamsburg VA, Homes for Sale

Hi Karen!!  Check out this post...it has great info for folks new to AR... ActiveRain Navigation - For New Members

All the best,

Jun 13, 2008 11:13 AM
The Dave Ruwe Homes Team
Re/Max Lakeshore - Grand Haven, MI

Hi Karen and welcome to AR. I think the people above answered your question. My points have gained me the featured agent in my city and my county. I have had a few inquiries from people because of the ranking. No business yet, but people asking questions. I have also noticed my website moving up in the rankings. I keep bouncing between the first page and second. It helps.


Jun 13, 2008 11:50 AM
Denise Allen
Resh Realty Group - Chesapeake, VA
Realtor@ Chesapeake, Hampton Roads

Points are supposed to be good.  I think (only guessing) that when the site opened it gave agents a chance to compete and it still does to a certain degree.  The point system helped the system grow.  If you want to be #1 in some places you would have to wait until one of the early adopters retires. 

Jun 13, 2008 11:50 AM
Steve Hoffacker
Steve Hoffacker LLC - West Palm Beach, FL
Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor

Karen, welcome to Active Rain. The points you've liekly earned so far are for getting started, and the more your participate the more your earn. Currency - as in monetary value? No. Only in stature within the community.

Jun 13, 2008 01:48 PM
Angela Lucaj
Amerigo Realty - Canton, MI

Welcome to ActiveRain, Karen.  It can be addictive, so be careful and use your time wisely. It's fun to earn points to gain recognition in your local area.  Make sure to post relevant blogs to Localism - it reaches out to the consumer.  The more points you have, the higher on that site you will be featured - more exposure - more leads.

Anything you do can earn you points here.  The most you get is by posting a blog. Inviting others to join earns you points, 10% of what they earn.  You are limited though, and in all fairness.  No more than 10 blogs a week, no more than 10 comments a day can earn you points.

Jun 13, 2008 02:47 PM
Aida Pinto
Independent Real Estate Broker - Los Angeles, CA
Real Estate Broker (562) 884-6196

Hi Karen,

Welcome to Active Rain!   I hope you enjoy bloging, I know I have and I've only been here for 4 weeks. 

Word of caution: do not post a blog to just one group and especially not here-if your post is deleted-you will lose your 200+ points!

 Just don't want that to happen to you.  Take care, and see you in the Rain!

Jun 13, 2008 02:50 PM
Sasha Miletic - Windsor Real Estate
RE/MAX Preferred Realty Ltd. - Windsor, ON

Hi Karen, See the points summary each and every day. Points will be added for comments, blogs, referals...

Best - Sash

PS: FREE blog traffic strategy video... Hope this will help u... click here

Jun 13, 2008 03:41 PM
Elizabeth Cooper-Golden
Huntsville Alabama Real Estate, (@ Homes Realty Group) - Huntsville, AL
Huntsville AL MLS

Karen, Looks like you got some great answers to your questions, so I will simply say WELCOME to Active Rain. I  hope you enjoy it as much as I do! Best of luck to you!

Jun 13, 2008 03:56 PM
Ann Hutchens
Creating Divine Order - Orlando, FL


I'm the other newbie who wrote about points. Between responses to both I have a better understanding. I like to write so the blogging is fun to me but I had a number of blogs thrown out since I had posted them to the wrong group.

Still it was fun writing them and I'm learning how to blog through the process.

Best to you and welcome, too.

Jun 13, 2008 05:31 PM
Larry Beck
PrintAgent.com / Pixel Perfect Design - Downey, CA

Hello everyone,

Just wwant to thank everyone specially Karen for posting this question as I'm myself new to the AR community. Also would like to give my full admiration to the creators of the point system it sure helps the community grow and yes it could be addicting.

Again thanks to all of you

Larry Beck

Jun 13, 2008 05:37 PM
Vicente A. Martinez
Prudential Douglas Elliman Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - Woodhaven, NY
Realtor, Brooklyn - Long Island - Queens Homes

Hi Karen and welcome to active|rain. There are thousands of tips, tools, and tricks of the trade here. Be sure to check them out. Best of luck and see you around.

Jun 13, 2008 06:02 PM
Patty Ledford
RE/MAX Town and Country - Blue Ridge, GA
Your N. Ga. Mountain Agent -The Ledford Team-Blue

Good Morning Karen and welcome...looks like you already have lots of great info. Check out some of Brad Anderson's very help blogs and read,read,read and have lots of fun!

Jun 13, 2008 11:51 PM
Mike Saunders
Lanier Partners - Athens, GA

Hi Karen - welcome. Don't know if the points could be considered currency as such. I do know that they get you ranked in specific geographies (city, county, state). The more points, the higher your ranking both on Active Rain and on localism (if you post there). I am one of the two featured agents in both my town and county. People who are looking for representation there will easily see my smiling (well, some say it isn't a smile) face and wonderful profile and be flooding my phone and email with requests for me to represent them.

Jun 14, 2008 12:19 AM
Clark Garrison
Taylor 1 INC - Atlanta, GA
"Loan Modifications"

Hi Karen and welcome to active rain! I see you've gotten a full and complete breakdown with regards to points. This is why I love active rain. Most of our members give information freely!

Jun 14, 2008 03:22 AM
Daniel J. Brudnok, REALTOR
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach, REALTORS - Exton - PA License #RS-225179-L / Delaware License #RS-0025038 - Downingtown, PA


I will say that you have had many great responses....so i will just say Welcome.

Besides AR being a community that gives and gives....it provides a source of friendly competition for all.  The best part is that you have an outlet to find the answers to just about every question you have.

Good Luck.

Jun 14, 2008 04:22 AM
Harold "Hal" Place
A1 Connection Realty, Inc. - Sun City Center, FL

Hi Karen,

Welcome to Rain, you made a wise choice when you decided to join.

As for your questions, I see they have been well answered. You will fine a quick informative response to be the norm here on Rain.

Best of luck to you!

Jun 14, 2008 06:41 AM
Neal Barnes
Starstate Realty - Killeen, TX

Hi Karen  --  Welcome to ActiveRain (AR).  I look forward to networking with you.  Have A Great Day!!!

Jun 14, 2008 08:58 AM
Kathy Clulow
RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage - Uxbridge, ON
Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results

Karen - welcome to active|rain ... the points are a very small part of AR ... if you stay the course the eduction of karen is about to take a giant leap into the future ... AR is full of educational information, links and posts enjoy

Jun 14, 2008 12:38 PM
Debi Ernst
St. Charles County, Missouri - Prudential Alliance Realtors - O'Fallon, MO
GRI, e-PRO, Broker/Sales Associate

Karen - I think you've gotten some great answers here...Welcome to Active Rain!  :)

Mar 23, 2009 01:10 AM