Spam prevention
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Yes, follow the points and frequency: 


Blogging Points

Scoring Events Points Frequency
You published a new blog post 225 10 per week 
Your blog post was featured 100 1 per day
A member bookmarked your blog post 25 3 per day
Your blog post received a new comment 6 50 per day
A member "Liked" your blog post 5 25 per day
A member re-blogged your post 25 1 per day
You reblogged another member's post 25 1 per day
A member subscribed to comments on your blog  
0 N/A


Commenting Points

Scoring Events Points Frequency
You commented on a blog post 25 20 per day
You tagged a member in a comment    0 N/A


Product Reviews

Scoring Events Points Frequency
You submitted a product review   50 1 per day


Profile Points

We have numerous scoring events for our members as they set up or enhance their profile page.  In general, you'll earn 25-100 points for every section the first time you update it.


Q&A Points

Scoring Events Points Frequency
You published a new question 10 1 per day 
Your question was featured 50 1 per day
A member bookmarked your question 25 3 per day
You answered another member's question 15 20 per day
A member "Liked" your answer 10 5 per day
Your question received an answer 0 N/A
A member "Liked" your question 0 N/A
A member subscribed to answers on your blog  
0 N/A
You tagged a member in an answer 0 N/A
You "Liked" a question 0 N/A


Invite Points

Scoring Events Points Frequency
Your invitation was accepted by someone you invite to ActiveRain   250 20 per day


Other Points

Scoring Events Points Frequency
You logged in today 100 1 per day
A member "Followed" you 50 5 per day
You "Followed another member 10 5 per day
You reported a confirmed spam question, answer, or comment   5 5 per day
You bookmarked another member's blog post 0 N/A
You "Liked" another member's blog post 0 N/A


Points May be Deducted from Your Account

Our goal is to make our points a reward system, not to be punitive and deduct points all the time. That being said, there are certain scoring events that can be reversed (you lose the points).  Examples include:

  • Deleting a blog post
  • Deleting a comment
  • Unfollowing a member

We have a rule in the system stating that any points are locked in after six months. So, if you go in and delete an outdated blog post from 2012, you won’t be penalized.

There are also times when we will deduct points from a member's account if we feel they are blatantly abusing the points system.

View Your Points At Any Time

Members can navigate to the "Points" page on their computer or phone to see how they are tracking on points this month and to see the total points accumulated on their account.

The points are organized into smaller "buckets" so you quickly see where your engagement is strongest.

Earn 10% of the Points for Every Person You Invite

One of the fastest ways to accumulate points on ActiveRain is by inviting new members and coaching them on how to engage within the community.

When a member accepts your invitation, we attach them to your account in our database. At the end of each month, our system will award you a bonus equal to 10% of any points your invitees earned.  These points are awarded as a single lump sum.


We always points on ActiveRain to be a positive experience for you.  They should motivate you to engage with your peers and to share your secrets in the real estate industry’s top online community.  If you ever see something that feels out of line you are welcome to let us know about it.

Feb 07, 2019 06:42 AM
Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

I want to reach 500k as soon as possible, too, but somehow I just couldn't do  

Feb 07, 2019 07:42 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Yes there are limits. Please think more in terms of delivering quality content than acquiring points. If you do, people will like and comment on your content which will provide you with points. See how that works?

Feb 07, 2019 07:23 AM
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

Also, there is no limit to the points for comments you receive on your posts... AND you get 6 points for every comment you reply to on your own blog post.  For example if someone makes a comment that is 6 points and your reply (in a separate comment) will get you another 6 points.  This is incentive to write good content in order to get interaction on your posts. 

Feb 07, 2019 07:14 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

There's no limit but there is a limit for points.

Feb 07, 2019 07:05 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Roy Kelley gave you the answer.  Write good comments, not drive-by comments that say nothing, and show that you have not read the post.  You will make friends and have followers that way and this is also add points.  A

Feb 07, 2019 08:02 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

@roy kelley provided you the ENTIRE point schedule in response to the question you did ask on FEB 5.

Be advised the product review feature of Active Rain does not work.

Want to reach 500K as soon as possible. The big chucks of points come when you post a blog. Actually posting something anyone wants to read makes it more rewarding.

Feb 07, 2019 06:47 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Study the points schedule.

Post 10 blogs each week.

Post a reblog every day.

Comment on 20 blogs each day.

Comment on your own blogs.

Follow 5 additional members each day.

Answer 20 questions each day.

Feb 07, 2019 06:45 AM
Peter Mohylsky
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL

Yes there are limits, you also need to check out the length of posts to get credit in that category.  

Feb 07, 2019 07:39 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I remember the days fondly of wanting your comment to happen. It will!

Feb 07, 2019 06:40 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I provided you a link the other day, which provides all the information to the questions you are now asking. Product reviews in the Rain have not been functional for a long time.

Feb 07, 2019 08:26 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Participation is the best way. Create good posts, in your style of course, stay true to the rules and build relationships. It will happen!

Feb 07, 2019 08:12 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

You can post as much as you want BUT there are limits on how many points per day you can receive.

Feb 07, 2019 10:48 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

This link:    which is located off of your points page, shows the total number of points you can earn for any one activity.


Now with that said, here are some caveats:

  1. You cannot control people liking/commenting on/featuring/reblogging your blogs.  So don't count on those.  Those, if they happen, are "icing on the cake".
  2. Product reviews: This section hasn't worked in years, so don't expect any points from there.
  3. Questions being featured are even rarer than blogs being featured, so don't count on those.
  4. Points for an answer being "liked" (aka Upvoted), don't count on those and you are less likely to get them the further you are from when the question was asked.  People read answers, but don't usually come back to read them the day after they post an answer.
Feb 07, 2019 09:12 AM
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Kate, since you want to obtain a free account ASAP and you asked elsewhere in the thread if it could be done in a year and the answer is YES. If you are willing to commit the time, but doing so in a way where you don't robo blog or serial and or "drive by" comment it is possible, but it would consume a minimum of three-four hours per day.

Easiest path to points that you can control:

1.  Log in everday for a year    =         36,500 points

2.  20 sincere, thoughtful, heartfelt comments per day =   182,500 points

3.  Post 10 entries to your blog every week =     117,000 points

4.  Follow five new members every day for a year =  18,250 points

5.  Re-blog one member post per day  for a year =        9,125 points

6.  Post one question to Q/A per day for a year    =        3,650 points

7.  Answer 20 questions in Q/A per day for a year =  109,500 points

     (this can be difficult on some days as there are not 20 questions but there are some motivated Rainers who go back several years to answer that 20th question on a day when the quanity of questions is lacking)

So you can control your own destiny through lots of hard work and time per day on Acitve Rain and earn 476,525 point in one year.

With a little help from your Active Rain friends if you are really sincere, personable, and genuine with your comments and posts it is very realistic for you to conservatively earn these points:


-  Obtain 5 likes from answers to questions each day =    18,250 points

-  Average 1 comment and you reply to the comment for each of your 10 blog posts per week for a year =  6,240 point


This will take you over 500,000 points in a year.

Carol Williams brings up an excellent observation about the opportunity costs this will impose on your business and that is something you will have to weigh the pros and cons.  The subscription is really reasonable so as Carol points out will this be hurting your bottom line by devoting so much time here on AR???  Good luck!

Feb 07, 2019 10:59 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM shared the maximum points for each category. Good luck achieving your goals, Kate!

Feb 07, 2019 09:51 AM
Abby Stiller
SW Florida (239) 284-8637

 Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM Has a great answer. 

Feb 07, 2019 05:28 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM has the chart for you. You get a lot more points for posting blogs and I think we would all like to hear what you have to say Kate Steven 

Feb 07, 2019 10:57 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

limits on all these things, check your points page for a link to the scoring chart.


Feb 07, 2019 10:49 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel


Feb 07, 2019 10:13 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

there is no limit to anything, including blog posts.... but there are established points that can be granted...

Feb 07, 2019 10:07 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

All you need to know provided by Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM 

Feb 08, 2019 08:30 AM
Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Ormond Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Daytona Beach Area Florida Homes

I think you have received some good advice. Good luck! 

Feb 07, 2019 05:59 PM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Stay active and you will reach your goal

Feb 07, 2019 04:11 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM has you coevered!

Feb 07, 2019 02:49 PM
Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA

Kate, there are also contests that you can enter each month. The point value varies for each one. The contests link is located at the bottom of the page under the Explore ActiveRain heading. 

Feb 07, 2019 01:27 PM
J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

I know it has already been given to you, but here is the breakdown of the points. Click Here

Feb 07, 2019 01:26 PM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I thought it was one per day

Feb 07, 2019 12:38 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM  has you covered. But keep in mind it’s not all about the points, but sharing great content, getting to know other, interacting and engaging so others will get to know you

Feb 07, 2019 11:24 AM
Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA.

Anthony Acosta has you covered - 

Feb 07, 2019 11:12 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

20 comments a day at 25 points on blogs and 20 Q and A comments at 15 points each daily


Feb 07, 2019 11:08 AM
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

You got the answers!

Jun 24, 2019 06:20 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Looks like Anthony has provided you the list of points.

Feb 13, 2019 06:59 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

You need to look at what you can do every day and don't forget about the learning

Feb 09, 2019 08:56 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM has got this one well covered.

Feb 08, 2019 06:03 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Comment all you like and don't worry about points.

Feb 07, 2019 02:52 PM
Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs

What is your objective as an Active Rain member?  Points to save the annual fee or learning/interacting with other AR members?  If the interaction is not worth the annual fee, the time you spend to get the free membership would be better utilized elsewhere.

Feb 07, 2019 02:47 PM