Mimi Foster, Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor (FALCON PROPERTY SOLUTIONS )

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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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I haven't a clue, Mimi. At the end of the day, it's not like they can "spend" those points. And their points do nothing to help or hurt my business. But maybe some Utah "real" agents are unhappy.

Aug 01, 2016 07:29 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

From AR's point of view; more bodies can mean more moola~!

Aug 01, 2016 03:59 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Probably Ben Kinney.  

Aug 01, 2016 04:47 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Did I ever tell you how much I adore you?  You are so funny....and adorable, Mimi Foster ....

Aug 01, 2016 03:46 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Well good for someone if that person even realizes the importance of points with some members. I don't know who sends the students here. Maybe it's a resource link that is offered. 

I hope these students find value in what we have to offer, and they become producing members with great content.

I have personally received a letter from Utah student thanking me for my help. That means a lot to me. We are doing a service by helping out these new agents.

I know when I was a new agent, that no one helped me, and it seemed liked everyone had a hand out asking for money. I wish I had found AR when I was new in the business.

Aug 01, 2016 02:25 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Some how I seem to have already got myself on the "do not feature" list and will not be complaining. I have to say i actually like when a question is asked that is thought provoking by the students. For me it adds, that the student took the time to post their picture and then comes back to thank those who did leave answer.

Aug 01, 2016 11:38 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Hah!  This might be your guy!  So far he's not exactly racking up the points.  

Aug 01, 2016 07:50 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

No, I'm not sure the students are just not signing up by themselves. They haven't been all that annoying lately.

Aug 01, 2016 05:30 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Oh Mimi ... inquiring minds do want to know.  They may also have a dairy farm ... they have milking the cow down!

Aug 01, 2016 05:10 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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Mimi Foster 

Utah State has 100s brokers who are licensed in education & CEU. There are at least 6 south schools south of Odgen, one in St George.   Many operate out of a mailbox using dated test materials. Milking points?  Ha... you are funny.

A major CA franchise trainer milked enough referral points for the entire area teaching Social Media. He asks all students to sign up and stop at 1/2 mil.

It is up to Bob to decide to accept them or delete them. I got a written letter from one of them thank me to get through the test and wanting me to help him to find a client. 

Aug 01, 2016 04:46 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I don't think they are suggesting students post questions to get the points for themselves. I see their motivation as sending the students somewhere else to engage and get answers and hopefully learn something.

Aug 01, 2016 01:03 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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Someone posted the head of this a while ago, very few points, most of their members dont earn many either, almost no points for asking questions and since most of the profiles are not even close to fully set up there are few points there either.

Aug 01, 2016 10:44 AM
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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

They seem to have quieted down lately.   Maybe taking a summer break?

Aug 01, 2016 09:17 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I've often wondered that Mimi, but more often I have wondered why I didn't think of it!  Of course, I did the math.  You get 250 points for each person that signs up and 10% of their points.  So, you'd get 1 point for every question they ask.  Since answers no longer give points, there is no benefit there.  The true benefit would be if they were required to blog weekly.  Then you could get 25 points per blog.  Still, not going to get much more than 300-400 points per student. 

 

I'd have each student ask the question, research the topic in and out of AR and then write a blog about what they've found out.  But that's just me.

Aug 01, 2016 06:37 AM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
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Good question Mimi, I don't have the answer!

 

Aug 01, 2016 05:45 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

And whoever IS the URES Profile is actively blogging. But guess they don't need to. Will other schools follow suit?

Aug 01, 2016 04:26 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Good question  who knows for sure.

Aug 02, 2016 06:14 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

One of the teachers posted questions as well. No idea who runs it. I think it's clever of them to use AR as a resource. Never thought of the points as meaning anything in this case.

Aug 02, 2016 12:16 AM
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
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Good question. 

It benefits whoever invites them by giving them points. It benefits AR by increasing content and engagement. They won't be going away any time soon.

Aug 02, 2016 12:05 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

If one is only interested in points then that sounds pretty ingenious to me.

Aug 01, 2016 10:25 PM
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Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Re/Max Real Estate Connections - Haymarket, VA
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If the students have to ask the questions, does this mean they get a grade of some sort in the class or do they check off a box that they've done it? I saw the post this week Mimi Foster mentioned, and thought, "why bother?"  It was clear it was written just to say it was done.

Aug 01, 2016 08:38 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Mimi Foster - I went through all 26 answers before this, hoping someone has surfaced but...

Aug 01, 2016 03:52 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
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I don't think they are getting points.  Surely they would be on the leader board by now (on page 1) if they were

Aug 01, 2016 03:17 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Mimi,

I thought the whole bunch had graduated, or I just got used to them being around...A

Aug 01, 2016 01:57 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
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It is unusual, the AR mystery.

Aug 01, 2016 01:41 PM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
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Mimi Foster Excellent question.

Aug 01, 2016 01:30 PM
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Sharon Kowitz
CRS-SRES-ABR-GRI-E-Pro-CREN Fonville Morisey Cary, NC - Cary, NC
Cary, NC Relocation Specialist ~ Buying or Selling

This is a great point!

Aug 01, 2016 11:51 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have no idea and have not seen anyone making leaps and bounds in points

Aug 01, 2016 11:15 AM
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

You are so funny..haver no clue and I'll bet Barbara Todaro is spot on!

Aug 01, 2016 10:49 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

 That is an interesting insight I never thought that someone was benefiting from all the questions of their students 

Aug 01, 2016 10:18 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

We should ask the students ?

Aug 01, 2016 09:40 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

So that's how you get to FREE status faster?  LOL

Aug 01, 2016 07:59 AM
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Mimi Foster
FALCON PROPERTY SOLUTIONS - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

Looks like Patricia Kennedy might have the answer.

Utah Real Estate School

Aug 02, 2016 11:20 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your feelings.

Aug 01, 2016 10:12 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Kathleen Daniels nailed this one!

Aug 01, 2016 10:03 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No idea.

Aug 01, 2016 09:54 PM