Gary Mellott, Internet Guru (PIC Internet)

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Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

points mean nothing....features mean nothing.... I think the greatest compliment is to have a great number of subscribers.... that's a reflection of the value of your content....

Jul 10, 2015 10:26 PM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

LOL. 

The important thing is that when you get up to 500,000 pts, you get free membership.  And, along the way, you get reduced costs, too.  After that, it's just for fun.

Jul 10, 2015 01:22 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

They don't matter except for bragging rights. Although it would be nice to get an AR t-shirt when you hit the one million point club. LOL. 

Jul 10, 2015 01:20 PM
Rainer
230,774
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

I thought we got to trade them in for "green" stamps :)

Jul 10, 2015 12:56 PM
Rainmaker
3,619,751
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I believe Roger D. Mucci has been waiting to convert his points for a trip to Tahiti or a washer-dryer combination for more than five years.   Hmm, maybe his new knees are a result of points....

Jul 11, 2015 01:36 AM
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2,327,368
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Gary. I pay no attentions to any discussion about the points, to me the points are meaningless, the relationships that I have built is the only thing that matters to me.

Jul 10, 2015 07:50 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good Saturday morning Gary. No, there is no grand prize. And all of the points that I have accumulated will not purchase a hub cap for my Maserati.

Jul 10, 2015 06:17 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

you are a Rainer. That means your blogs don't go Anywhere but to all of us. If you pay so much a month, you become a Rainmaker. That means your blogs can be seen by the public.  Once you have 500,000 points you have that service for free. After that it becomes a fun thing to get lots of points.

Jul 10, 2015 04:03 PM
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634,116
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

LOL we wish there was! I don't get why so many folks focus so much on something that means so little. 

Jul 10, 2015 01:16 PM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Gary,

We have been blogging since 2008.  There were at least 10 real estate specific platforms that we put our posts on.  Today, there are 3 left, and they are limping along with very few valuable posts.  

This point system works to keep us interested, and I would not change a thing when it comes to points...So there is a lesson here that is valuable as to how this platform was conceived and runs.    A

Jul 11, 2015 04:50 AM
Rainmaker
1,583,633
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

You didn't receive the memo?

Jul 11, 2015 02:18 AM
Rainmaker
1,402,127
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Gary Mellott The grand prize for a Rainmaker is a free blog after you reach 500,000 points.

Jul 11, 2015 12:16 AM
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991,212
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

I make a lot of great points and counter points in my blogs, rants and Q&A answers; check them out  I'm a fun read.

Jul 10, 2015 03:06 PM
Rainmaker
1,371,834
Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

There are  3 benefits to having a lot of points. 

1. Membership costs reduce as the number of points increase.

2. Bragging rights. We love being #1 in our market area :)

3. Street credibility. People with more points have been around longer and are a more reliable source of info, or at least that's the impression.

Jul 10, 2015 11:15 PM
Ambassador
4,164,427
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

I might as well spill the beans.  Roger D. Mucci and I have been saving our points for years.  We plan on pooling them at some time in the future to take an extended vacation to Tahiti or some other exotic place. 

Jul 12, 2015 03:59 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
Redfin - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Gary, right now, I actually have the most points here on ActiveRain.  And I promise you that it's highly unlikely that Ben will share his fortune with me.  Points are just a fun little obsession with a lot of us.  Now, if you could use them to buy shoes, the whole thing would make more sense!

Jul 11, 2015 06:02 AM
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150,519
Ed Macias
Real Estate Teammates - Miami, FL
Miami FL-REO Property Management Multifamily

I get a free cup of coffee with a donut after every 100k. Almost there!!

Jul 11, 2015 03:23 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I always said the poin system is genius. All of us competitive types can't help but pay attention to it, realizing full well that other than the price reduction it doesn't mean very much.

Jul 11, 2015 02:31 AM
Rainer
213,735
Marla Yost
Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty - Arlington, TX
The Marla Yost Team

So glad you ask the question I have learned alot about the points . I love being on Activerain 

 

Jul 14, 2015 08:29 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

It's what you make of it. Sometimes it reminds me of the REALTORS® who post their volume plaques on Facebook. You wonder if they made iany money doing it and if the volume is about them not the client. I could blog inanities everyday and get a lot of points, but excuse the pun, what's the point?

Jul 12, 2015 04:04 AM
Rainmaker
3,157,709
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

You will hear both they dont matter and from a few they do. First you get a discount on your RainMaker fee for every hundred thousand and when you hit 500k, your account is free. Next the higher you are on your state list, county list and city the more exposure you get. the fact is the person with the most points in your area is on top and seen by more potential customers. LASTLY if you are earning points you are active, if you are active you will be attracting more new clients which is a winn any day.

Jul 12, 2015 02:20 AM