Dianne Goode, Realtor/Broker (Raleigh Cary Realty)

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Ajay Pandya
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Yes.

Mar 17, 2018 09:58 PM
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Mary Weiss
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If you have earned 500K points, your RainMaker subscription is free. I have to manually process each one, so I usually do them in batches at the end of the month.  

That being said, even inactive members who've reached 500K points have free RainMakers. We never remove the free RainMaker unless that member requests to cancel, nor do we delete accounts for inactivity. All the hard work that those members put into getting those points is still greatly appreciated by us, and it would be extremely unfair to delete all that information and work.   For now, members who are inactive will continue to have their current ranking on the Leaderboard, but just keep in mind that they can easily fall behind as other members surpass them. 

However, a little birdie has whispered to me that we're looking into updating that in the future so that the Leaderboard is ranked a bit differently, but for now, that isn't concrete. We'll keep everyone updated if anything changes with that - you can go follow the InTheLoop Blog for any upcoming releases and new features!

Mar 25, 2015 07:29 AM
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Dianne Goode
Raleigh Cary Realty - Raleigh, NC
Realtor/Broker

Michael Jacobs , that's kind of what I'm wondering, too.  Are there a lot of phantom AR members who never contribute from one year to the next?

Hi Larry.  It seems like I've passed a lot of people who aren't active any more.

Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale www.TahoeLauraLuxuryHomes.com -- I'll email the staff to ask.  An annual "Are you alive?" confirmation seems easy enough to do.

Andrea, I have passed a lot of them in my relentless climb to #34 in NC!  But I'm not at 500,000 yet, to I have to assume the ones I'm passing are still paying every month.

Russ, I will do that.

 

 

 

Mar 25, 2015 12:34 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
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No they started paying us so we could retire from our day jobs 

Mar 24, 2015 02:41 PM
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Debbie Gartner
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Yes, once you reach 500,000 pts, membership is free.  You can do it, too.  I was so thrilled when I made it.

Mar 24, 2015 10:51 AM
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Gabe Sanders
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Eventually, they will go down on the leaderboard as others pass them.

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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Scott Dutton
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Glad to hear. I didn't even know that it was free after 500,000 points. Sounds like a worthy goal. I guess I better start Blogging more. Thanks for the post and information from you and all of the commenters. 

Sep 17, 2016 01:16 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
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I believe that is the way it works for now but those with more points will push the others down the line. One day maybe there will be a requirement that there has to be activity every few months at least. 

Sep 11, 2016 12:10 PM
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Dianne Goode
Raleigh Cary Realty - Raleigh, NC
Realtor/Broker

Thank you, Mari from Active Rain.  Now we know the official policy.

Mar 25, 2015 11:06 AM
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Sussie Sutton
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Yes it is true once you reach 500K you are now participating for free. Your monthly fee goes down according to where you are in the point ranking too.

There are lots of people who are no longer posting and are way up there point wise. Eventually, as others start to rank up they will start to climb down again.

 

Mar 25, 2015 05:45 AM
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Dianne Goode
Raleigh Cary Realty - Raleigh, NC
Realtor/Broker

Praful Thakkar , I did read your blog about getting 50,000 points in a month.  It made me start thinking about AR points.

John, I see you are there!  Good for you!

Tammy, I'm just wondering if they kick you off eventually, I think a lot of people think AR is to get referrals from other parts of the country, rather than to generate business by blogging.

 

Mar 25, 2015 12:28 AM
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Dianne Goode
Raleigh Cary Realty - Raleigh, NC
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Hi Debbie.  500,000 points is a worthy goal -- and I'm almost halfway there!

Scott, I'm passing people on the Leaderboard who haven't posted a blog in two years.  I guess they're still paying the monthly fee, though.

Nina, that's what I'm wondering.  But maybe there aren't enough inactive people with over 500,000 points to worry about.

Lana, not quite like the Hunger Games! If Leaderboard rankings required hand-to-hand combat, I'd still be at the bottom!

Paul, what a great idea!   After all, we are the content providers!

 

Mar 25, 2015 12:24 AM
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Scott Godzyk
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I have seen inactive accounts dissappear, so i dont think they stay on forever. But after 500,000 points, it is free as long as you stay active. 

Mar 24, 2015 10:17 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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Once you are at half a million points, your account is free. I don't know that the free account is tied in to any activity after reaching that half million mark.

Mar 24, 2015 08:52 PM
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Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker
Aloha Kai Real Estate - Clearwater, FL
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Hi Dianne. After 500,000 points there is no fee. My account is grandfathered in so I do not pay. I have another account as I am licensed in two states. I pay $19 per month for that one.

If you do not continue to post then others pass you on the Leaderboard. It's like a version of the Hunger Games.

They may change the rules at any time. I think it's important to plan ahead in case they do.

Mar 24, 2015 03:11 PM
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Praful Thakkar
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That is so true Dianne Goode- after 500,000 points, your account is free for life!

And did you read my recent post..

50,000 Points in One Month! Are You Kidding?

Mar 24, 2015 02:30 PM
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John Pusa
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Dianne, currently after you pass 500,000 points no membership fees required.

Mar 24, 2015 02:16 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
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You certainly can't hold a place on the leaderboard without being active.  But once you earn points you keep them and once you are free, you stay free (well until they change the rules again)

Mar 24, 2015 02:10 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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Yes that is the way it is. But if you aren't active and posting, what good does being on the leader board do you? It does no good. The point is to blog for business. 

Mar 24, 2015 02:03 PM
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Michael Jacobs
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Dianne -- FREE AR membership is great. There are lots of "members" who no longer sign in or who are no longer active.  I bet there are some members who may no longer be active but are still "collecting" points because they invited one or more members.    

You can pass them.   Continue to blog, comment, sign in as your schedule and desire to do so continue.   I have often wondered how many truly "active" AR members exist.   

Mar 24, 2015 01:41 PM
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Larry Johnston
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I have a feeling that once you make the leader board, you are there forever.  I've seen some that have not been heard from in years, that are still there.

Mar 24, 2015 01:19 PM
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Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale TahoeLauraRealEstate.com
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Dianne Goode - You've asked a great question. How long does AR keep inactive members.  I can see that there is at least one AR member from my area that sadly passed away a few years ago, and is still showing as an active member. I think it's a great question for AR to figure out.  Perhaps they should have an email verification confirmation process and after 3 attempts to reach you if you don't click the button that says keep my membership, or if the email address comes back bad, you're noted as an inactive member, and you come off the point ladder until you re-activate your membership.   I hope someone on the AR staff will comment!

Mar 24, 2015 12:42 PM
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Andrea Swiedler
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Dianne, I don't know the answer to the fees part of the question, I guess Debbie answered that. Yes, they stay on the leaderboard until you pass them.

Even if they have not posted in a while. 

But pass them you will!

Mar 24, 2015 11:47 AM
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Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239
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I don't know the answer to that one.  You should email somebody on the staff

Mar 24, 2015 11:07 AM