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Ambassador
1,613,518
Harry F. D'Elia
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

Let's focus on the prize.

Aug 19, 2016 08:11 AM
Ambassador
3,918,095
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

There are a number of ways to gain points without doing alot of blogging - Q and A, inviting others, commenting, etc.  Contests often offer lots of points so a few of those can add up

Aug 19, 2016 11:40 AM
Ambassador
3,981,962
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Yes it has changed over time. Points come from many activities and posting blogs is just one of them. Many points can accumulate if the members logs on and comments or invites other members to sign up.

Aug 19, 2016 08:33 AM
Ambassador
4,298,296
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Peter Mohylsky - there are many other activities one can do at ActiveRain to earn points.

Blogging can reward you with about 10,000 points per month whereas you can earn as much as 50,000 points every month.

Aug 19, 2016 03:03 PM
Ambassador
3,192,763
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

I've never understood why people only choose to comment - it's the posts that earn us the calls from buyers and sellers!

Aug 19, 2016 02:30 PM
Ambassador
2,345,039
Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

They may have deleted some blogs.

They may be maxing out on comments and answers.

Their blog posts may be "contest posts" where you get 1000 to 3000 points just for showing up.

Aug 19, 2016 01:12 PM
Rainmaker
2,394,765
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Some agents just log in everyday, and over time, it adds up.

Aug 19, 2016 12:56 PM
Ambassador
3,673,447
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

They must comment an awful lot.

Aug 19, 2016 12:21 PM
Rainmaker
1,648,883
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

lots and lots of comments

Aug 19, 2016 12:07 PM
Ambassador
4,064,616
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

It changes often.

But 1K in points does not take any blogging, just setting up your profile will get you that many points.

Aug 19, 2016 09:42 AM
Rainmaker
2,655,894
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

I'm not following you...unless you have a typo.  Getting 1000 pts is not a big deal.  If you meant 100,000, there are many ways, including inviting people.

Aug 19, 2016 09:19 AM
Rainmaker
999,821
Corinne Guest
Corinne Guest, REALTOR® | Barrington Realty Company - Barrington, IL
Barrington Lifestyles

And then they stop. The magic did not work.

Aug 19, 2016 09:09 AM
Rainmaker
3,173,491
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Isn't a blog worth 225 points with 10 per week maximum?

Aug 19, 2016 07:52 AM
Rainmaker
3,074,365
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Some people just log in and do contest and Q & A

Aug 21, 2016 02:51 AM
Ambassador
2,188,650
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

It is much easier to earn points than it was several years ago. Yes the point system has changed. 

Aug 20, 2016 12:46 PM
Rainmaker
3,977,717
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Yea it has.  It used to take almost a year for 50,000 points and now it takes a bit over one month or so

Aug 20, 2016 12:33 PM
Rainmaker
535,198
Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
RE/MAX Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Santa Clarita

I've seen this guys numbers too.  It's funny to see someone having so much fun accomplishing nothing.

Aug 20, 2016 12:24 PM
Rainmaker
1,212,509
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yes.  You used to get points for receiving an answer to a question.  Post a good or hot button question, and you could easily get a few hundred points.  I think I got my first 15-20k just from Q&A (both asking and answering) and logging on each day.

 

Plus, if they invited 50 prolific members, the 10% of points can add up over time.

Aug 20, 2016 07:53 AM
Rainmaker
3,246,739
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

There are many ways to collect points but I have yet seen anyone redeem them.   

Aug 20, 2016 12:32 AM
Rainer
211,934
Jessie Cochran
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Panama City Realty Group

Yeppers, there are a few things we used to get points for we no longer do

Aug 20, 2016 12:11 AM
Rainmaker
823,688
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I believe it has - several times

Also, I know some AR's that have gained substantial points from active AR's they invited - you get 10% of their points so you can do quite well if you invite someone who is very active

Aug 19, 2016 11:35 PM
Rainmaker
1,523,457
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

ITDOESNTMATTA! Look forward, not behind you!

Aug 19, 2016 10:59 PM
Rainmaker
1,507,776
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Well there is also that little thing about if you sign people up a portion of their points go toward yours. Don't know really how that works maybe an Ambassador will show up.

I wonder that too sometimes OR comment points maybe.

Aug 19, 2016 10:16 PM
Rainmaker
4,796,551
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

There have been modifications over the years, but not all that radical.  Some of these members may have lots of comment and sign in points throughout the years.

Aug 19, 2016 10:07 PM
Rainmaker
3,049,971
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Praful Thakkar nailed this one!

Aug 19, 2016 09:51 PM
Rainmaker
5,270,325
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

The points system has changed many times. It is more liberal now. 

Aug 19, 2016 09:22 PM
Rainmaker
1,478,411
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I've seen members who do not post at all, yet, they have a lot of points. My best guess: a lot of invited members who blog massively( those 10%).

Aug 19, 2016 06:40 PM
Rainmaker
633,936
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Years of logging in daily??

Aug 19, 2016 05:58 PM
Rainer
144,903
Andrzej Niemyjski
Realty One Group - Sun City West, AZ

I have been here for a while and I dont blog a lot 

Aug 19, 2016 04:51 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,264
FN LN
Toronto, ON

Yes, the points system has changed over the years.

Aug 19, 2016 03:39 PM
Ambassador
3,046,142
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

It has always been a work in progress Peter Mohylsky 

Aug 19, 2016 03:01 PM
Ambassador
1,769,715
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Forget about the points and focus on the content.

Aug 19, 2016 01:53 PM
Rainmaker
1,675,306
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Lots of commenting, logging in, Q & A and not much blogging.

Aug 19, 2016 01:20 PM
Rainmaker
2,981,561
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Maybe they comment a lot. You get quite a few points for signing up and filling out a profile completely. 

Aug 19, 2016 12:28 PM
Rainer
302,079
Melissa Jackson
Citiwide Alliance Realty - Weatherford, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Over 100 thousand?  Took me a while!  I see members with a high number of points then nothing... just stopped.  No activity for a year or so.  I'm not sure about changes in the point system.

Aug 19, 2016 10:33 AM
Rainmaker
985,479
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe
cumu 3K+ 79,765
1000 pts 282,923
Aug 19, 2016 09:56 AM
Rainmaker
2,708,736
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Peter Mohylsky It is not difficult to earn 1000 points.

Aug 19, 2016 09:49 AM
Rainmaker
4,321,175
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Peter,

Debbie Reynolds gave you a great answer.  Also there are contests that give you additional points. A

Aug 19, 2016 09:08 AM
Rainmaker
4,432,083
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Maybe there were contests.

Aug 19, 2016 07:49 AM