Aura Alex, Retired Real Estate Pro

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Craig Daniels
Tech Training for You! - Staten Island, NY
Technology Instructor/Project Consultant

Greetings Aura and welcome!
A free Rainer account enables you interact on the site and post members only posts. 

A Rainmaker is a paid subscription account that enables your posts to be visible to to all site visitors (i.e. prospective real estate clients) and also to be indexed for SEO purposes to be found by Google and the likes.
Ambassadors are members of the site with plenty of experience on ActiveRain and make themselves available to help other members get their questions answered ;)
Points on ActiveRain help as an incentive to do more on the site. The more you do the more points you get. As you climb in points, it is partly an indicator of achievement and incentive to keep being active. As you grow with points, you can also climb the leaderboard for your particular area (example) and gain more visibility on certain localism pages (example). AR also awards the 500,000 points and higher members with no more subscription fee.

Oct 05, 2021 12:02 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Hello Aura Alex - Welcome to the AR community.


Rainmaker: This means a paid account or an account that no longer pays because they reached 500,000 points or were otherwise grandfathered in many long years ago. 


Ambassador: We act as representatives of the community and serve the community in a multitude of ways. 


The Beloved Points: Points represent, among other things, the level of activity. Points are earned in a variety of ways.  The crown jewel, as mentioned above, once a paying AR member reaches 500,000 points, their account becomes Free. 

Oct 05, 2021 11:55 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Ambassadors are people who are, or were, very very active on "ActiveRain", and quite helpful to wonderful "newbies". 


We received personal phone calls from the Powers-That-Be, offering us the Title.  I was called by Bob Stewart, and then by Kerrie.  It was, and is, a great honor!


Aura, if you have questions about ActiveRain (or anything else), please feel to contact or tag/flag any of the Ambassadors.  We will be happy to help you!

Oct 05, 2021 07:26 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Aura Alex  well I see Craig Daniels has got this covered perfectly for you!  Welcome to ActiveRain and if you ever have any questions or need some help feel free to reach out to me.  I've been an ambassador since 2009.

Oct 05, 2021 04:36 PM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

All you have to do is ask on ActiveRain and you get great information. It is one of the best features of ActiveRain.  This Q&A is a perfect example with lots of great answers.  And welcome.  I hope you are enjoying the ActiveRain experience!

Oct 06, 2021 08:14 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Craig Daniels and Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist have you covered. They are two people you should follow here in the Rain!

Oct 06, 2021 04:27 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Welcome Aura, Rainmaker pays a monthly fee until you hit 500K points, then you are free.   Ambassadors are chosen.   You receive points for commenting, posts, and also by posting a question daily.

Oct 06, 2021 05:51 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

To go through life with a name like AURA?  How precious

Oct 06, 2021 11:43 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

You have some good answers. Check the points schedule to see how to earn the most points as you seek the 500,000 points milestone for a free Rainmaker membership.

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 0 N/A
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
Oct 06, 2021 04:17 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Craig gave a very good answer to this.

Now start earning points so that you can earn that Free Rainmaker account.

Oct 05, 2021 09:38 PM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Is this a pop quizz? lol

Oct 06, 2021 11:01 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Craig has you covered! WELCOME!

Oct 07, 2021 07:39 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Ambassadors are mean ......

Oct 05, 2021 12:25 PM