Lost AR Points

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Was cleaning up some of my blogs, removing the sold listings and old topics. Then I notice that I lost some points as well as my standing. Maybe I should keep my blogs posted and not delete them.

What do you think?


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Vickie Arcuri
ONE Sotheby's International Realty - Fort Lauderdale, FL
South Florida Luxury Real Estate

No, I wouldn't delete them if I were you. 

  1. You lose points.
  2. People know it's a blog and know the information was current as of the date you posted
  3. If your listings sold, it might be a good idea to go back to the post and add an update at the top of the post noting that you sold the listing


Apr 22, 2007 01:57 PM #4
Vicky Carlton
Cincinnati, OH
Comey & Shepherd, Auctioneer - Greater Cincinnati
I was thinking about cleaning my up to, but thanks for the tip, save time and points.
Apr 22, 2007 02:03 PM #5
Randal Keberlein
Weichert Realtors, Precision - Kenosha, WI
Stands to reason, you add a post and gainsome points.  You delete a post and ...... well you know the rest.
Apr 22, 2007 02:45 PM #6
Theresa Cavanaugh
Global Realty Marketing - Appleton, WI
Shayne, thank you for posting this...I had no idea!  IMHO, you should just edit.  Each post, even the listings, are a part of you.  I love to go into peoples profile and read all about them (when I have time).
Apr 22, 2007 02:55 PM #7
Dave Cheatham
INC Financial - Bartlett, IL
keep them and update them as sold and what they sold for.  This will keep your points and give people information.  Just a thought.
Apr 22, 2007 02:55 PM #8
Shayne Stone
Champion Real Estate Group - Missouri City, TX
"Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"
Thanks all for the comments - at least I'll get some points back for this post - LOL
Apr 22, 2007 02:58 PM #9
Paul David Hiebing
Grampp Realty: Real Estate in the Quad-Cities - Bettendorf, IA
Quad-City REALTORĀ®, @ Grampp, Realty of The Q.C.

You can also "cut and paste" new "generic" information (buyer and seller tips, etc) right over your old blog entries, with new titles and tags, and no one will ever know the difference....

and you won't lose your points..

When I go into Localism.com and look at some of the "Newest" entries in there, I find it funny how Blog entries with titles like "We have 6 inches of snow on the ground", or "Winter is Back" when it was 70 Degrees today....are still showing up on there

Not that anyone really ever did care that they did have 6 inches of snow on the ground when it did happen... But, it was worth 250 points...

It's like Steve Martin said to John Candy in "Planes, Trains and Automobiles":

"Here's a novel idea....When you tell a story, have a @&(*)&&% point... It makes it so much more interesting for the listener...


Apr 22, 2007 03:00 PM #10
Lucky Lang
Premiere Plus Realty Marco Island - Marco Island, FL
Marco Island & Naples Florida Real Estate


The idea of having a blog is to have FRESH information coming in to your readers.  The weather posts that you mentioned are FRESH information about what's going on in the area at the time and provides perspective about the area, at different times of the year that someone may choose to research when considering a move to a location.

The posts that are bad are the ones that say call me because I'm the premier ...... blah blah blah ..... like anyone really cares to hear about this over and over (especially when it's the SAME post repeated).  That information is supposed to be in your profile.  If you don't provide any additional information for the public than what's the point?  Just placing ads of you and your company on as a post is not what AR is for.  That is called advertising, or spamming, and is considered bad form.

Shayne,     Sold

I would leave up your posts but add any additional information that is necessary such as: A SOLD star on your sold listings, or OFF THE MARKET for listings you don't have anymore, etc.  If you delete any posts or comments that you have made you will lose the points.  If you don't feel you want to have the information out their in cyberspace anymore, then go ahead and delete it.  After all, your points won't put dinner on the table or make your house payments.  Having the wrong information out there could impact that!


Lucky :)

Apr 22, 2007 11:24 PM #11
Steven Shewell
Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc. - Ephrata, PA
The Mortgage Maverick
Thanks for the tip.  I'm still not 100% sure how all of this works, so I really appreciate your observation.
Apr 22, 2007 11:54 PM #12
Donna Harris
Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com - Austin, TX
Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator
I would keep them and just update them because people reading your blog in the future would probably like to see some of your history of listings.
Apr 23, 2007 07:11 AM #13
Michael Hutchins - Consumer Advocate, Chicago
Michael Hutchins Ent. - Chicago, IL
Definitely keep them!  You wouldn't want to sacrifice points.  At some point in time, I hope AR will allow us to do more clean up to keep things fresh without losing points.  I'd also like the ability to rank my own blogs in the order I would like them to appear.  Maybe someday!
Apr 23, 2007 07:56 AM #14
Shayne Stone
Champion Real Estate Group - Missouri City, TX
"Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"
Understood, I was trying to keep my blogs cleaned up and updated...
Apr 23, 2007 08:12 AM #15
Matthew J Blum - (retired from the business)
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Shayne,  Anytime you delete you do risk of delete points.  Its up to you.. want a clean profile or do you want max points?
Apr 23, 2007 08:58 AM #16
Shayne Stone
Champion Real Estate Group - Missouri City, TX
"Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"
I like that sold sign Steven, think I can use it to update my listings when they sell???
Apr 23, 2007 08:58 AM #17
Chris Tesch
RE/MAX Bryan-College Station - College Station, TX
College Station, Texas Real Estate
Wow, I read this in the nick of time, because I was thinking about housecleaning as well.  thanks for the warning!
Apr 23, 2007 01:10 PM #18
Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate
Shayne... I would guess that if you delete one of your posts, you also delete all the comments other people made on your post... which I would guess would also delete all the points those folks got from making those comments.  Prolly not a good way to make friends... LOL.
Oct 17, 2007 07:57 PM #19
Cynthia Tilghman, RealtorĀ® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
Kingsbridge Realty, Inc - Hubert, NC
Hi Shayne,
Yes, delete--lose all points on that blog.  
Oct 18, 2007 12:11 AM #20
Boston, MA

If the information was good when you wrote it, why delete it?  I would keep it up and just edit them if need be.

Oct 18, 2007 01:44 AM #21
Shayne Stone
Champion Real Estate Group - Missouri City, TX
"Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"

Thanks all for the comments;

Karen, very good point - I didn't think about those that made comments.

Cynthia, I realize now that I will lose those points

Martin, I was just removing those listing I sold, and received an great idea from Lucky above - I just add a SOLD sign to those bllogs.

Oct 18, 2007 02:20 AM #22
Ricki Eichler McCallum
CastNet Realty - Corpus Christi, TX
Broker,GRI,ABR, e-Pro, TAHS
Thanks,  I'm new and had not thought about this.  Now I know what to do.
Oct 18, 2007 03:35 AM #23
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