JM Padron, CCIM, CCP, CCIM, CCP, International Commercial Broker (THE JMTEAM NETWORK)

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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

JM... You're doing great!  You only need another 50,000 points to free status.   Writing engaging posts will get the post comments and points.  In reality, though, you should be more concerned with writing consumer oriented content to generate business.  Write for the consumer in your market area, so they know YOU are the local market expert. Points here will get you NO business, unless it is a referral from an agent.   Blog on!  

Oct 02, 2016 01:10 AM
Teri Pacitto
Compass - Westlake Village, CA
Real Estate, Your Style...Your Home...My Specialty

Follow me

I follow anyway.  

You like my comments

I like yours

You blog, we blog, we're don't fine.

Sometimes we have time, sometimes not.  We all say we need to do this more...I am included in the ones who need to do more.  

'Nice to see you on AR

Oct 02, 2016 01:49 AM
Toronto, ON
Oct 02, 2016 12:06 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Anyone who invites someone to join earns 10% of that invitee's points each month. And Marc Swartz, CPA, CA, Real Estate Broker shares a great link below

Oct 02, 2016 01:09 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Obtaining points isn't that difficult.  

Consistency matters.

I find the more rewarding aspects of this forum are the networking, the education and the contacts I have received.   

The biggest surprise is the relationships that I have formed whether they are of the virtual variety or in-real-life.  

Oct 02, 2016 01:08 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

By regular basis do you mean at least 10 blogs per week, 20 comments per day, another 20 Q&A questions per day, a re-blog per day, enter contests and invite others to join.

Oct 01, 2016 11:58 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

 1.  Contests

2. Become a trainer for real estate and sign them up. This is how real estate teachers get their free membership.

Oct 02, 2016 01:22 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

contests can give you a nice little spike....

Oct 01, 2016 11:41 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Contests and inviting very active people are the two items I don't see in your list that are available.

Without those two items, I manage 32k points per month on my own and earn about 40k per month between my posts and comments/likes/upvotes/etc.  I'm at 480k and I only got started last November with a point focus and I was at 30k points then!  It does take the 10 blogs/wk, 20 Questions and 20 blog comments/day for 7 days a week (sometimes at 11pm) to get there.  You should have no trouble getting to the free mark in the next 2 months if you hussle.

Oct 02, 2016 03:43 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Lots of great comments here.  It's all about the engagement for me. Leave comments that engage the community ... You are doing great. 

Oct 02, 2016 01:56 AM
Susan Laxson CRS
Premiere Plus Realty - Naples, FL
Realtor in Naples & Marco Island, FL

Sounds like you are doing most everything available except maybe inviting others to post and then receiving points for their participation.

Oct 02, 2016 12:03 AM
Harry F. D'Elia III
Avant Garde Residential Management Services - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

Marc Swartz, CPA, CA, Real Estate Broker nailed this one read and start working

Oct 02, 2016 12:08 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I have 482,000 Invite Points (Hint)

Oct 01, 2016 11:40 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Q & A 20 every day and do 1 reblog every day


Oct 02, 2016 09:42 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

JM, a lot of the people who out-blog you are crazed addicts!

Oct 02, 2016 06:19 AM
Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308
Stake Your Land Realty, Inc. - Eustis, FL
Broker/Owner, GRI,SFR, REALTOR®

Blog till you drop:) Why are your points so important? If you have 100,000,000 will it bring you more business happiness or just the joy of bragging rights?

Oct 02, 2016 04:21 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I average about 12,000+ points/week.....I don't do anything differently than you....I do post everyday....mondays are 11-12 posts....have alot to say after a weekend.... the rest of the weekdays are 1-3 posts/day....I usually have 2 or 3 new followers a day.... that all adds up

Oct 02, 2016 03:59 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Participate in contests. Answer questions. Unless someone is getting a ton of points through accepted invitations, we all have the same ability to generate a similar number of points. 

Oct 02, 2016 03:24 AM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

You're doing fine IMO

Oct 03, 2016 12:14 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

JM Padron, CCIM - See where  you are missing the points from this.

ActiveRain Point System.

Good Luck.

Oct 02, 2016 03:41 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Youu can answer Q&A's on a daily basis and participate in monthly contests!

Oct 02, 2016 02:55 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

the ways are defined here

However you aren't going to make friends and gain followers trashing other brands on your blog posts.  

Oct 02, 2016 02:33 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Blog for the consumer, not for points!  The consumer puts money in your pocket, points don't!  Love Carol Williams' answer! 

Oct 02, 2016 02:18 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Invite others, participate in contests, engage with other members( all likes and comment count). Good luck.

Oct 02, 2016 01:27 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I generally make over 50k per month, just a matter of following a daily routine.

Would be happy to talk to you and suggest things that you may not be doing yet, give me a call.

Oct 02, 2016 01:24 PM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

 For every comment you write on a blog of mine I will comment on one of your blogs. I have a whole slew of loyal friends who do this with me every day.

Oct 02, 2016 01:00 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker


Host an AR Meetup.

Oct 02, 2016 11:42 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I think you got great answers here- the contests are really useful for getting more points and the 20/20 each day add a lot to your point total AND let you meet and learn from some really good people.

Oct 02, 2016 10:43 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Particpating in contests is the best way to get large chunks of points at a time. This month alone if you enter all the contests you will get an additional 5500 points. Do this every month and they will add up fast.

Oct 02, 2016 10:42 AM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I am new, but it looks like commenting on other blogs and questions. Following others and using the website as it was intended - an exchange of ideas.

Oct 02, 2016 10:13 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Great advice from all.  Marc Swartz, CPA, CA, Real Estate Broker gave you the link you need that answers this question.  A

Oct 02, 2016 04:59 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

You have received a lot of great comments already. It's all about being consistent and taking advantage of all your opportunities for blogging/commenting/answering.

You're almost at free!

Oct 02, 2016 04:53 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Invite, follow others & they will follow you and participate in contests.  Good luck JM Padron, CCIM 

Oct 02, 2016 04:05 AM
John Meussner
Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, MD, MN, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI - Fair Oaks, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Fair Oaks, CA 484-680-4852

You're likely seeing people who have invited lots of others --- if you invite someone to AR, and they contribute a lot, the person who invited them gets 10% of the points, too.

Nov 01, 2016 07:18 AM
Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

 JM Padron, CCIM your real close to 500,000!  Everyone has answered with great ideas.  Inviting others to AR is a good idea for passive points. (something I should do also.)  Good luck!

Nov 01, 2016 12:22 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Those other agents that go up in points without doing much, probably have referred several members that are active. Keep doing what you are doing. It's really not about the points, but SEO and getting business. 

Oct 08, 2016 11:45 AM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

It sounds like you're doing things right. Every time you follow someone, they may recipricate and follow you, giving you more points.  When they start commenting on your blogs and liking them, more points will follow.  Keep it up.

Oct 03, 2016 01:58 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Study the points schedule.

Oct 03, 2016 01:47 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Invitations get you "royalty" points from those you invite; contests are good too. If you do good blogs, others follow you - 50 points.

Oct 03, 2016 01:41 AM
Jessie Cochran
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Panama City Realty Group

IMO just do what you're doing and don't worry about others

Oct 03, 2016 12:27 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

If you are very active you should be able to earn 30,000 points in a month with completing the contests. 

Oct 02, 2016 11:17 PM
Norm Padula, JD, GRI
Florida Realty Investments - Sarasota, FL
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Follow me! Just joking. Just be consistent at what you are comfortable with and don;t sweat the small stuff

Oct 02, 2016 11:17 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Marc Swartz, CPA, CA, Real Estate Broker nailed this one!

Oct 02, 2016 10:38 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I have not invited anyone but that is a good way to get points.

Oct 02, 2016 09:55 PM
Brenda J. Andrew
Professional Realtor in Conroe/Willis, TX

I think you have gotten everything from everyone already here.  The contests are a great way to earn lots of points, commenting on blogs, answering questions, blogging etc.  The biggest thing though isn't about the points, it's more about the calls you will be getting from the interesting content you post.  Good luck!

Oct 02, 2016 09:53 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Max out your blogging and your commenting. Any comment missed is points missed and the same goes for blogs and other issues

Oct 02, 2016 11:13 AM