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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

As, Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers said, it would make Active Rain "pointless".  I am goal oriented and like seeing points accumulate but they don't really have any particular meaning other than to tell other members who is, or has been,  most active.  

If the primary reason to post on Active Rain was to gain points, I would say Active Rain is a waste of time.  Afterall, isn't the real  "point" of being on AR to interact, share, and learn from each other.... AND reach the public with our content and establish ourselves as the local expert in our market area?

Nov 14, 2015 11:10 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

The points keep you motivated to blog, but have made great friends, and lots of knowledge to be gained here in the Rain!

Nov 14, 2015 11:09 PM
Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

I like the points, but they are not why I am here. 

Nov 14, 2015 11:14 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I would probably still blog here but it wouldn't be quite the same.

ActiveRain points are important to me.  It's one of the few things I like to collect.

While they are not redeemable, they have led to an engagement with other AR members as well as an incentive to keep on posting, commenting and even answering some silly questions(this is not one of them btw).

As wise Dick Greenberg once said -- points are genius.   Who(or is it whom?) am I to disagree with the Oracle from Fort Collins?

Nov 14, 2015 11:56 PM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

As there are other sites I belong to with no points and do not cost; yes as this site has a wider variety of topics covered.

Nov 14, 2015 11:07 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Wouldn't that make the 'Rain "pointless"?

Nov 14, 2015 10:37 PM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Yes.  I don't get any points on my own WP site and I blog there!  I also blog in some other places wo/ points.

But, in all likelihood, I would prob. post less/comment less.

Nov 14, 2015 11:24 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What is special about AR unlike other social media is that people talk to each other.  Points may have been the vehicle, but it is no the end all be all.  A

Nov 15, 2015 12:02 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I would absolutely be here everyday.... who else is going to post food that you can eat, like and lose weight by eating.....

Nov 15, 2015 02:16 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

We all need a bit of competition; that's human nature. Would I still blog, yes, since the SEO is important to us.

Nov 15, 2015 12:59 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Roger D. Mucci I believe the point system was ingenious on ActiveRain's part. It brought out the competitive nature in agents and kept them here. After a while though, they lose this value to the old timers. I'm sure the members who are working towards a free account really like the point system. Myself, they aren't that important anymore.

Nov 15, 2015 12:51 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Well gee BARFF, how are we getting to Tahiti or buying that new washer/dryer?  But yes, points or no points I'd do exactly what I do now. 

Nov 15, 2015 12:21 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

yes because I believe that the SEO is beneficial.  The points are a tease, but the SEO is the real benefit and focus

Nov 17, 2015 08:44 PM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

I would blog when I had something to say.  Points are not why I'm here.  I want the phone to ring with real estate clients. 

Nov 15, 2015 08:38 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Since I joined AR to blog and didn't even undertand they were point involved or why, the answer is that yes, I'd continue blogging.

Nov 15, 2015 08:30 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Yes, I would, but it would not be as much fan. One thing I'm sure, we'd experience very few comments and visits from members. Points motivate, it is like a game, makes being here more fun, don't you think? 

Nov 15, 2015 02:42 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

yes I would, it's brought me business and friends.  In the end the ranking is really only important in my own market.  If someone was searching for a referral agent I'd be at the top in my area, that's all I care about.

I am competive by nature and admit to watching the points and celebrating milestone levels, but if they went away I'd be okay with that too.

Nov 15, 2015 02:35 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Look at the Leaderboard, man!  What do you think I will say?

Nov 15, 2015 12:59 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Yes I would. I may not have gotten started like I did without the point incentive, but I've got a lot of friends here I like staying in touch with. The points are great. They keep the members motivated to stay active and engaged. Although it's not why I'm here and commenting on your question tonight. 

Nov 15, 2015 11:08 AM
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Yes, I would still blog here.  The points are fun and a way to stay motivated (for "A" personality types like myself)

Nov 15, 2015 09:58 AM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

AR would probably go by the way of the FAX and the dial phone.

Nov 15, 2015 09:42 AM
Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

Yes I defintely would, but I admit it would be less fun. :)

Nov 15, 2015 09:22 AM
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

They are a measurement of how actively I've been involved here ... not much more, Roger D. Mucci.  I have to admit to not knowing how many points I have the majority of the time ...or if I've been awarded points correctly.  Maybe shame on me, but I've got more important things to be concerned with ... 


Nov 15, 2015 12:51 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Yes I would as I enjoy the interaction and the learning. I also enjoy the writing. Would you?

Nov 15, 2015 12:43 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I have played the points game but would love to see the platform to reach point when the points system could be eliminated.

Nov 15, 2015 12:40 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Points or no points, I would seek news about Mickey and your regular dose of getting your a$$ kicked at Rummy!

Nov 20, 2015 11:19 PM
Michele Connors
The Overton Group, LLC Pitt & Carteret County - Greenville, NC
Your Eastern North Carolina Realtor

Points are personal motivation...a way to reference activity and effort.. Kinda like a fit bit or any other tracking gadget !

Nov 19, 2015 08:28 AM
Michael Scott
Seeking Employing Broker - Jupiter, FL
North Palm Beach County Real Estate

I don't care about the points at all, I just want to learn from those who have succeeded and failed before me. Blogging helps me see where I have gaps in my understanding, improve my writing, and connect with others. Some of the best advice I've seen has come from people with a lesser amount of points.

Nov 17, 2015 11:13 AM
Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

Points have no value to me.

Nov 16, 2015 12:00 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

yes I would blog .

Nov 15, 2015 08:53 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good Monday morning Roger. I actually have a drafted post on this. We must be in the same thought pattern.

Nov 15, 2015 05:22 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Roger. Could care less if all the points were taken away.

Nov 15, 2015 04:51 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Roger D. Mucci Even when I see the answers that will say 'they don't care for points', I may not believe it!

There is a point in ActiveRain point system (and I have read some blogs about significance of points.)

Nov 15, 2015 03:20 PM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Roger - That is a good question. If you were blogging for exposure, SEO, and to find new business, then the points really shouldn't matter.

Nov 15, 2015 12:15 PM
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA

I would. I enjoy the interaction. 

Nov 15, 2015 09:47 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I would like to think that we would all still be here, but those points were developed for a reason and this place would erode away without them.

Nov 15, 2015 08:26 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.


Nov 15, 2015 08:16 AM
Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I'm new and very low on points.  After spending time here the past week I now see the value of "The Rain."  

I really enjoy coming to discuss issues and read blogs.  Great place for gaining insight from agents across the country. Questions are another asset. Blog ideas and how to articles.  So much is shared! 

Sure the point system is a perk and helps motivate me.  But that's not why I'm here. 

Nov 15, 2015 08:11 AM
John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

I would probably still post for backlinks and SEO, but AR hasn't been my primary site for a long time.  The whole points system tends to distort the activity on AR.

Nov 15, 2015 07:07 AM
Liz and Bill Spear
Transaction Alliance 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
Transaction Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

Roger, Points or zero, I'd still be here every day.  Points nor my place on the leaderboard define my reasons for being here in the Rain.

Nov 15, 2015 06:53 AM
Toronto, ON

Points only have a monetary value here for those who have under 500,000 points.  Thus, they have no monetary value for me.

Nov 15, 2015 06:28 AM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I might be here to learn, but my participation would be greatly reduced and I would eventually loose interest completely. Then I may come back only when I wanted to learn specific things.

Nov 15, 2015 05:28 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Yes, I'd still blog, Roger.  Points are just a fun competition.

Nov 15, 2015 04:24 AM
Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

As long as I keep getting buyers and sellers from my posts I will be here ....also I would log on everyday just to stay up with what everyone is doing .....SO YES ....I would ....probably one reason would be to see if you ever win a rummy game

Nov 15, 2015 04:03 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I would still blog for the google juice factor, if no points were offered.  Not sure if I'd do as many blogs though.  Some weeks I do limit myself to the 10 cap for points, other weeks I do 11 or 12.

Nov 15, 2015 04:02 AM
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

i really dont care about the points any longer. i did in the beginning. i am number one in granite bay and number 16 in my county. i suspect i will hit top ten then perhaps get excited to reach number one in county?? then i really wont care...just be in it for the input and blogging

Nov 15, 2015 04:00 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Roger D. Mucci I will blog less.

Nov 15, 2015 02:47 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

The age old question Roger D. Mucci. I use points to motivate and challenge myself. I blog because I like to share my thoughts and I comment because someone has inspired me...

Nov 15, 2015 02:28 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I would still participate.  You can't take the points to the bank.

Nov 15, 2015 01:48 AM