John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer (CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments)

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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Well, of course they do! Is that a surprise, John?  And I believe it's 15 points per answer, not 10 and boy can those points add up! 

Ooops, was I not supposed to answer? 

Jun 04, 2019 10:45 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Absolutely! I'm a self admitted point hog John DL Arendsen and I'm feverishly working to get into the top 100. Last I checked I was 108.

Jun 04, 2019 01:18 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Answers are provided for a variety of reasons and I can't answer(even for points) why people do/don't respond however they do.  




Jun 04, 2019 11:05 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Of course. 15 points is not to be snickered at. LOL

Jun 04, 2019 01:48 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Yes John, apparently they are. They're will always be jackasses amongst stallions my friend, they go together like Yin&Yang. Choose your battles my friend and more tequila! 

Jun 04, 2019 12:15 PM
Cathy Starkweather
La Rosa Realty, LLC. - Celebration, FL

Of course some people answer just for the 15 points. However, many find valuable insight in what they read and/or have compelling and helpful comments to Q&A's. In addition... some answers are just outright fun to read and put a smile on a face, love that! :)

Jun 04, 2019 11:45 AM
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

15 points. 

Watching on YouTube "Oceanside Accessory Dwelling Unit". I guess, if I don't look at your question - won't see your post! 

Jun 04, 2019 11:33 AM
Abby Stiller
SW Florida (239) 284-8637

I want a free account one day  so why not?

Jun 04, 2019 03:59 PM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Well, this is a national forum and everyone is entitle to ask and answer questions,  the 15 points are an added benefit. 

Have a great day.

Jun 04, 2019 02:26 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hope you are having a good day John, and thanks for the 15 points.

Jun 04, 2019 02:05 PM
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

There is that and to acknowledge they read your question.  

Jun 04, 2019 01:29 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Some of us have interests beyond the availability of product in our area. And sometimes, we just answer!

Jun 04, 2019 12:50 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

This is a points based forum that also contributes to instant gratification, so YES is my answer John!

Jun 04, 2019 12:37 PM
Caroline Gerardo
Licensed in 20 states - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

John DL Arendsen  I read and have watched your videos sometimes without comment. Be happy don't worry at least they are all reading and participating

Jun 04, 2019 12:33 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Yes, of course...15 points!  What was your question?

Jun 04, 2019 12:07 PM
Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

I only answer the one that make sense for me to answer. Definitely not for the points as I generally only answer one a day. Yours was the one for today. Lol

Jun 04, 2019 11:48 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

What's the point?

Jun 04, 2019 11:40 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I wish we knew.

Jun 04, 2019 11:31 AM
Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

It is obvious that folks often answer soley for the points - but that is part of the fun and acknowledgement for participation. If no points were given in the Q&A section - there would be much much less participation for those questions and answers that do "help" someone and are applicable. I know that I have learned things in this section that I wouldn't know if I didn't check in on a regular basis.  And if there were no points, Q&A would not get the eyes and time it gets.

Jun 04, 2019 11:12 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I've noticed that....

however, I'm across the country and I enjoy reading whatever info you have for those Accessory Dwellings....  love the floor plans and photos.... wish I could have one in my area....

Jun 04, 2019 11:10 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

The chest tends to hold-onto things thus getting it off the chest prevails

Jun 04, 2019 10:39 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I know that I can't make it to your events, John but, I do enjoy supporting you in your ADU endeavors - I'm a huge you know!

Jun 04, 2019 04:17 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Its 15 points for this answer, John DL Arendsen, not 10. 

Jun 04, 2019 04:01 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Yes. I would vote to eliminate the points in this section.

Jun 04, 2019 04:00 PM
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

there will always be people who answer to points.  I tend to skip questions, and not comment on posts that don't really invite an answer or response.

Jun 04, 2019 03:31 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

OF course not. They do it to jerk the chain of those who offer it.

But the way you should take those who respond without content is an expression of their courtesy acknowledging they see you.

Those who go to the dark side, well you must understand they are mentally, emotional and spiritually depleted.

Throw them a lifeline.

Jun 04, 2019 12:36 PM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Welcome to AR!

Jun 04, 2019 12:12 PM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I am sure many do, but have you read the CAR web post on ADUs that came out yesterday?

Jun 04, 2019 11:23 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

The answer to that is Yes. 

Jun 05, 2019 07:14 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

Oh so many reasons. I don't answer every question. Yes, I want the points and yes it also benefits the person who wrote the question. It's also nice to interact with people on here. Some of us have been here since the beginning or near the beginning. Also, it's also beneficial to learn about other areas, especially when you are in a state with a lot of people relocation. Oh, and then there's that; the opportunity to find a relocation partner. 

Jun 05, 2019 05:05 AM
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe .Just Call. 408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Well some folks do answer just about anything when they are chasing squirrels on ActiveRain.

Jun 04, 2019 10:28 PM
John DL Arendsen
CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments - Leucadia, CA
Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer

Thanks everyone. I had lot's of fun with this one. Great cross section of answers, thoughts, ideas, philosophies. But then that's why I've loved this platform for the past 12 years. But I'd still take even 10 points for all the answers.

Jun 04, 2019 09:24 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Must have points.  Must feed the points monster.  Was there a point to me answer?  Yes!  15 of them in fact!  LOL!


I missed those questions, the joys of being on vacation for 3 weeks.


Sometimes I'll answer those local ones because I think the events you put on sound like a big benefit to the local area and I want to give you support.  Other times, I'm genuinely wondering if you'll have a recording of them since the 4 hour drive to your area is not something I desire to do.

Jun 04, 2019 09:20 PM
Byron K . Jones
Coatesville, PA
List Today - Sold Tomorrow!

Yes and Thank you

Jun 04, 2019 03:26 PM
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL

I am with all answers and Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! 

Jun 05, 2019 06:28 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Something to ponder:  This is a "community" all about "engagement". 

In your example, have you considered that the person in Florida commented to show support of you, and your cause?  Is it possible the comment was not about the points?

Have you considered how crapping on comments reflects on you? 

What if NO ONE commented?  Would that be better for you? 

Jun 05, 2019 07:17 AM
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Do people just ask questions for the points even though they know there is really no reason to ask them?  Asking for a friend.....

Jun 05, 2019 12:28 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Just like all the dumb questions (Ok, not yours) that are posted for 10 points! 

Jun 20, 2019 10:29 AM
Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

Well, yes, I believe they do, and like you, I don't get the "why".

Jun 06, 2019 06:09 AM
Denise Copeland
Home Sales Palm Beach - Jupiter, FL
Jupiter Abacoa Sales & Beach Front Luxury Homes

Absolutely. I've gotten the most inane responses to some of my blogs. Like "Thanks for posting!" OK.... you're welcome. 

Jun 06, 2019 05:46 AM
AndreaBFerreira CRS - SRS - CLHMS
Keyes Co. - Davie, FL
Miami Dade, Broward and Palm Beach County in FL

Hi John, not sure if I ever answer any of your posts before, but I always learn something new and the answers here show me that everyone gets different amount of points per answer, wondering why. I get 25 points for each answer, and if someone answer to my post and was just for the purposes to get point, I don’t mind. I’m helping them to move forward or at least the point are the payback for their time spent reading my words. The important is to have fun. Enjoy your 4th of July 🇺🇸🎇

Jul 04, 2019 06:07 AM