Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA   Relo Specialist (KW Elite )

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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Until the 500,000 point plateau you better bet your sweet bippy!

Until I am number one in the city, town, county, state or all states you better bet your sweet bippy again.

But best of all is the camaraderie and comments!

Dec 12, 2015 09:14 PM
Rainmaker
1,708,245
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I use AR to get my mind going in the morning.

Dec 12, 2015 09:34 PM
Rainmaker
4,573,330
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

They did till I reached 500,000 for my free acount. I like free. They motivate me now as I'm very close to millionaire status and want to join some friends in that august club! I'm thinking it'll take about 2 more months. After that... points won't matter much at all, except to keep me at #2 in my city and county. (Our #1 will take an awful long time for me to beat so I don't even worry about it. #2 is fine with me.)

Dec 12, 2015 09:18 PM
Rainmaker
920,078
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

"Points Free Zone' here.

Do I know points exist? Yes.

Do I leverage the point system to reward/acknowledge those who respond to my questions. That seems more like common courtesy instead of 'junking' the point pyramid. 

But, I am not offended by those who are point junkies. AR is playing us, so those who can should make the most of the game.

Dec 12, 2015 09:10 PM
Rainmaker
4,633,737
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Was a points junkie on my way to 500,000. Now not so much! Too many friends, so little time!

Dec 12, 2015 09:04 PM
Ambassador
1,614,236
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Not anymore. 

 

Dec 12, 2015 09:04 PM
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1,209,159
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

I was a point junkie until I hit 1,000,000.  What can I say?  I have an addictive personality.  

Dec 12, 2015 10:15 PM
Rainmaker
1,678,575
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

My AR constitutional is about wrapping my mind around the days future activities. The points are merely an indicator of popular acceptance of my opinion and thoughts. I think I should enter politics! It all depends on what motivate means. And 'Yes', I did have sex with that woman!

Dec 12, 2015 10:08 PM
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3,071,034
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

What Raymond E. Camp said about bippies! 

Dec 12, 2015 09:55 PM
Rainer
213,213
Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

Not really, but to be honest as I closed in on 100,000 I posted a few extra to get there.

Dec 12, 2015 09:51 PM
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564,470
Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

I'm not a points junkie, but I am trying to reach 500,000 pts for free membership...by the end of 2016.

Dec 12, 2015 09:23 PM
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7,130,570
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

My Leaderboard status probably qualifies me as a points junkie. 

I plan to reduce my activity in the new year. Old habits are hard to change.

Dec 13, 2015 01:41 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Yes, I became addicted while earning my free account in a year, and while earning that free account I discovered that points are about more than just ego, they are designed to teach us and motivate us to keep good blogging habits, so I kept up the good habits that the point accumulation had taught me.

Dec 13, 2015 12:21 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I like points and I think the concept of AR established is genius.

Dec 12, 2015 11:56 PM
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1,466,027
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Michael J. Perry I think points are a great motivator and contributes to an agents competitive nature. I don't think ActiveRain would have half the membership they do now without the point system. Yes, in the beginning, but not so much now.

Dec 12, 2015 11:15 PM
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3,394,222
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

To be honest, Active Rain points are what got me going, seeing me rise spot by spot on that ladder was great motivation. When i reached the top of NH, points were not as much of a concern other than now staying on top. BUT the key was the more i posted, the more active i got, the more new clients i got from my Active Rain blogs, now that is the reward we should all seek. 

Dec 12, 2015 10:23 PM
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74,407
Michael Scruggs
UTR Texas-Realtors - Houston, TX
ABR, CNE, TAHS

I love the interacting with all of you on AR.  The points are secondary but a great benefit.

Dec 12, 2015 10:03 PM
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4,456,694
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I was in the beginning trying to get to 500,000 points. Now I'm not.

Dec 12, 2015 09:26 PM
Rainer
140,510
Richard L. McKinney P.A.
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
For Results that MOVE you on the Treasure Coast!

Ah yes the elusive 500k has been on my mind lately...

Dec 12, 2015 09:22 PM
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617,585
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Michael,
Points are a good method of accountability. It is easy to slip in participation but points help you track your participation. AR has been very good to me so I want to be sure I’m staying involved.

Dec 13, 2015 04:02 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

They do nothing to motivate me.  Though, I enjoy the game.

Dec 13, 2015 03:41 AM
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Brenda J. Andrew
ULTIMA REAL ESTATE - Willis, TX
Professional Realtor in Conroe/Willis, TX

Yes, and yes.  I should be blogging more so I can get even more points.  I don't have a lot of time right now getting ready for Christmas, but soon!

Dec 13, 2015 12:16 AM
Rainmaker
1,157,535
FN LN
Toronto, ON

No.

Dec 13, 2015 12:13 AM
Rainmaker
874,498
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Nope- I have zero interest in points.

Dec 13, 2015 12:05 AM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Michael,

I like the people here, and the points are secondary.

Dec 12, 2015 11:38 PM
Rainer
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Angelia Bynum
Maximum One Greater Atlanta Realtors - Atlanta, GA
Realtor® serving all of Atlanta

I'm new to Active Rain so as of now yes, but I will probably feel like everyone else once I hit 500,000 points.

Dec 12, 2015 09:47 PM
Rainmaker
1,280,598
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Yes, the points motivate me! I was a junkie once upon a time. Not as much these days.

Sep 05, 2016 01:12 AM
Rainmaker
937,491
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Michael - I am competitive in nature, so the points motivate me, but that is not why I am here.

Dec 14, 2015 03:52 PM
Rainmaker
2,537,524
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Michael. You can have all of my points, they just don't matter to me, I would enjoy the rain anyway.

Dec 13, 2015 05:11 PM
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1,568,480
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Yes and no. Since I became a free member i do not really check. It is nice getting more points, but I'd prefer more business. 

Dec 13, 2015 02:35 PM
Ambassador
4,318,202
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Michael J. Perry ActiveRain is free for me - and I am here, on Sunday night as I won't be able to sleep if I do not browse some posts and answer some questions!

Yes, I'll get points for that.

You may call me Point junkie....lol!

Dec 13, 2015 12:14 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I am motivated not so much for the points but for the fact I need to be consistent and blogging every day works for me.

Dec 13, 2015 10:54 AM
Ambassador
3,724,327
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Well, du-uh!  What do you think?

Dec 13, 2015 10:08 AM
Ambassador
3,175,280
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

They used to motivate me. Not any more.  I was once a self-professed point hor.

Dec 13, 2015 08:39 AM
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1,439,471
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Most certainly!  I'm looking at cranking out 10-12k/month until I hit that magical 500k mark.  After that, I'm going on vacation!

Dec 13, 2015 07:55 AM
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854,942
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

To get to 500K is a goal, but not via any extraordinary means.

Dec 13, 2015 05:52 AM
Rainmaker
1,291,256
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

No ... it's a personal measurement and little more, Michael J. Perry ... 

Gene

Dec 13, 2015 05:24 AM
Rainmaker
5,581,328
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I use to be.... not any more.... I think I get about the same number every day...

Dec 13, 2015 05:08 AM
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3,762,109
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Michael J. Perry Points motivate me to stay on top locally.

Dec 13, 2015 01:14 AM